Low energy and difficulty losing weight are common issues that most Americans struggle with. In some cases, the cause can be a simple nutritional deficiency or an unknown food sensitivity, but it can be difficult to pinpoint the cause. In this week’s episode, we’ll discuss how to help rev up your metabolism through supplementation and lifestyle changes. We’ll also go over some of Dr. Lewis’ favorite supplements to help support energy levels and detoxification.
Welcome to the green wisdom health podcast, with Dr Stephen and Janet Lewis, where you will learn about natural solutions to common ailments. And now, here are your hosts doctor Stephen and Janet Lewis. Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of the green wisdom health show. I’m Janet Lewis. And I’m doctor Lewis. And we are going to help you rev up your metabolism this week because who doesn’t need energy, weight loss, just all around feeling better. And especially now we’re coming into the spring. It’s time to get cleaned up and get moving, right, doctor Lewis. If you can get me up moving, yes, ma’am. He’s coming along. And he’s developed these fine ideas here of how to do this because he has, he does this himself. Because all of us from time to time experience tiredness and fatigue and coming out of the winter, it seems worse for some reason because we’ve just been sitting on the couch. A lot. And it’s time to get rid of a lot of that stuff. It’s time to shed it, right? Doctor Lewis. Shared is a good word, yes. Yes, okay. So we’re going to help you with tiredness fatigue, drug to lose weight, cold, hands and feet, thinning hair, Lola libido. This depresses me reading it. Irregular periods for women poor slate. For me, I’ve heard PMS belongs to me and also. Bloating and constipation and more. It’s not like an OE hall song. I know. So we want to figure out what’s going on. Get to the root of it and get you feeling better and have a life worth living. So doctor Lewis, what do you want to talk about today as far as that is concerned? Well, we can talk about BMR. Who? BMR. BMR. Yeah, that’s not a big fan revolver, but what is a BMR? It’s called basal metabolic metabolic rate. If I can pronounce it correctly. So tell us about it. Energy sometimes seems to be not enough of it. It seems to be running and hiding from us. For example, the BMR is you’ve got to understand most of your energy is about 50% of it or so is used for the nervous system itself. 27% or so, I think she used for the liver, which is about synthesizing glucose and ketone ketone bodies as fuel for the brain itself. Women usually yeah, I’m going to get hate mail on this one. Women usually have 5 to 10% lower being BMR compared to men and part of that is because when the typical woman has 25% body fat while the typical male has 15% and fat cells in your body for the most part produces no energy at all. Lose weight, people, people want to lose weight, but they’re always looking for the magic peel. There’s not any magic eat, half as much, eat good stuff and eat half as much of it. And I had a sweet lady from Houston come up the other night. She said, but you promised me. I said, I don’t know what I promised you, but I know what you’re eating and it’s not going to work. We should have called this show the magic bullet, right? Yeah, her silver bullet. You’re a product of your choices, and that kind of irks a lot of people. It’s like, well, I didn’t choose this. And I said, yeah, but you’ve made a thousand little bitty choices. That did, you know, I mean, for example, the volume of water, let’s just say, is one, but when you crank it up 1°. From 211° to 212 expands 1700 times. So sometimes you just have to crank it up a little bit to get things going. Sleep decreases BMR by 10%. And Janet, I’m sure I won’t get into some of her notes because I know she’s got notes and sometimes we do funny things like we don’t compare each other’s notes just to see who can stump who. So she usually stumps me. It’s kind of fun. For you. Yeah. So many times people are trying, I don’t know why they think that they are a weight loss clinic. There must be something on Google. I don’t know. Because we’re not overweight and that’s a lot of little bitty choices. And they’ll call here and say, but you do weight loss. I’m like, well, it will turn into weight loss many times if you start doing healthy choices and taking some things and doing low cost lab work and they’re like, what about that shot? I’m looking for that shot. Go to your MD and I’ll tell people I’m a chiropractor.
00:05:02 – 00:10:01
I’m proud of it. I love being a chiropractor. I deal with musculoskeletal system and biomechanical stuff, but if you and I’ll get into that when we talk about mitochondria. If you deal with that and you throw in these supplements to support musculoskeletal system, guess what? Your body uses them all over the body for everything. Every physiological function. As you have so many people want it quick, easy, they don’t want to put any effort into it because when you start telling them that white loss is got to do with more than you just getting a shot because somehow they think that if they get these shots, that they’re magically going to stay thin for the rest of their lives. And I tell them you know that’s like taking speed. That’s what it’s doing. It’s like revving up your metabolism to the point that’s not healthy. We see them be a high risk of heart attack or stroke on lab. But people are still fine with that. Because they’re losing weight. And I guess what we’re trying to teach you here is a lifestyle change altogether as uncomfortable as that may be. But it produces long-term comfort later when you don’t have joints and things that are degenerating and oh my God, if you take care of your body now, it’s just like taking care of your vehicle. Yeah, it’s kind of like when they used to spray the lawn, the lawn, if you took care of it all through the year, it would, it would make a really beautiful lawn in the summertime because you nourished it, but there used to be companies that would go around and just spray the ground green and say, there’s your lawn. And you knew that went along, but it was green and it wasn’t healthy and it didn’t stay. And I guess that’s what we’re trying to teach you is how to make different choices where it stays and it’s not so hard. And it doesn’t come back easy. And I can tell you as a fact, I started taking a different product that we have here in our store thinking that because it was more expensive. It had to be better and it was one of our new deal products and if you don’t know what that is, it helps eat up bad. It takes out some of the estrogen mimickers. Right. For women, if they don’t take enough of it, they get thick through the middle through the belly and then you just this is my story. They get thick through the belly. And their shirts don’t fit like they used to. And I’ve been taking dim ever since I’ve had a hysterectomy about 12, 15 years ago. I guess now. And it got my shape back. It didn’t make you lose weight, but it made your shape come back, so literally I’ve been in a size 8. And she says, I don’t do time. And so I started noticing over the last few weeks. I’m like, I am gaining weight in the middle. And I don’t really grasp wise. I’m getting fat. And he goes, no, you’re not. He said, some of the little skinny girls that worry about it. And I said, well, that’s why we say thin is because we are worried about it. And it took to me when I’m this little, it feels big. And so I started going, what am I doing wrong? And I started looking at our deal. And we have one, you know, we’ve had product changes, which we take all this stuff, it’s not like we’re telling y’all to take stuff that we’re not doing. We have two of them. One’s called CDG ASTRO dim. It’s really expensive. There’s another one that we use a lot more often called dim plus. I never really looked at the label about what had what in it. I just thought it cost more. It’s got to be the better one. I think I’ll just take the big one. So I’ve been taking this big one for about three months now. And the other day, we started comparing the labels on it, and the big one actually has less dim, the registered trademark deal in it than the small dim plus that doesn’t cost as much does. Again, there’s been a lot of product changes because of the supply chain issue. And the calcium D glick right, if you look that up, that increases a different detoxification pathway. Look around a nation of the liver and that’s generally much, much, much more helpful if you have. Family history of cancer of head cancer to help detoxification. Or men’s prostates. The CDG DM, we use more for men. That’s who we get to help somebody testosterone for a man because in all three carbon all that’s in there as well, like a lot of it and that stuff is what’s so expensive. But I didn’t pay attention to that. And I was just taking off state doesn’t hurt. So I was taking half of the amount of DL my use to take is what it came out to be that of what the other product was. And now over about three months, I’m beginning to gain weight. So I had to go back and listen to myself, tell y’all why that was happening. And the minute I realized that I thought, oh my gosh, I’m not hanging enough of the straight deal. And I started doing the dim again, the extra deal, and by golly, it’s beginning to come back off again.
00:10:03 – 00:15:05
And yes, there’s a headache that goes with it. I am suffering through it because it’s actually altering the body’s metabolism, your hormones, but it does make a little bit fast, which we’ll talk about. Totally fine with that. Doesn’t always cause a headache, but it certainly can. And all this time, she told me it was me causing her to have a headache. But see, it’s little stuff like this that people don’t realize of what’s happening. For me, it’s having no hormones. That is the way I keep my hormones balanced is by deal. And people don’t realize that there was a kid the other day that said men’s testosterone levels aren’t lower than what they’re supposed to be. When they’re young. And brandy was arguing with him. It was a relative of hers. And he said, that’s just not true. She said, actually, the older men have higher testosterone levels than the young men. He goes, that’s just not true. She said, will you have those men boobs on you? And he goes so. Lots of guys, my age have that. And she said, because they all have low testosterone. Estrogen. Yes. Environmental estrogen. Estrogen, even in a man. Yeah, so dim goes back into gobbles all that back up and makes you have your shape back. So what we’re trying to teach you here is there are things you can do besides just taking these speed course over to getting his shot, making things worse down the road and having life altering changes in lifestyle here. Right? Right, okay. So the other one that I wanted you to talk about, which is one of our new products because people always associate weight loss with detoxing. And now we finally have something that they can detox with. Deal is one thing that is a detox actually. But there are other products that actually pull out heavy metals in that type of thing. And that’s our new product called enviro detox. So can you tell us why you were so excited about environmental detox? Yeah, I am, but you know, I want to talk about the mitochondria first because they’re the powerhouses in the cells. And it’s different in different cells because this particular part of your body needs higher levels of energy, then you have more of these powerhouses called mitochondria. And they can if you don’t have them, they can’t extract enough energy from the nutrients. And in order to do that, one of the things you have to do is get the bad things. Out of the way. So that it can extract. You know, things can interfere with that. Because the other thing is enzymes and it’s very important in the mitochondrial function by operate kind of in association with oxidative enzymes. The oxidation of the nutrients and form what they do is form carbon dioxide and water. And when they do that, it creates energy and that’s called ATP, adenosine triphosphate. So to help you, and this detox is not something I think you should take all the time. And I’ll tell you why in a minute, but it has a lot clay activated charcoal and something called Shiloh yeet. Yeah, you’ve got to be careful when you look at that and then trying to pronounce you might say something that doesn’t sound particularly good. And one of the things I’m going off on another rabbit trail. One of the things that makes y’all so successful is your faith and your follow through. For example, I talked to Marcia the day and I mentioned her on the last podcast, but she was referred to me by Jennifer and Marsha, you live in Texas, how did Jennifer in, I think, Oregon. And it’s three horse shows now Jennifer’s back in Texas. So it’s people that refer and that bill’s faith and I’m telling you 8 is as important as anything you do. So the zealot clay, notice I changed Jenny’s giving me the I am totally lost. Back to clay. Okay. Well, you know how a dog cocks his head when he’s trying to understand what Janice is doing that. You married me, so. Doctor fiber is very important in dining detoxification. Most of us don’t get enough fiber. Is this in the environmental detox? Yes. Oh, well, you know, I’m talking about in general. I’m being an educator. I hope not an agitator like some people are over there. And so the fiber is like helps bind things and reduce the liver reabsorption of the toxic load. And liver is super, super important. The mineral content is very important because the bad minerals, the bad heavy metals can actually attach themselves.
00:15:06 – 00:20:01
And that’s where the clay comes in. It’s really good to absorb micro toxins, so think mold and fungus. And heavy metals, especially lead and mercury and folks, if you or your kids are drinking sodas or Coke as we call it down to south, everything’s a Coke. You’re getting mercury because it’s full of high fructose corn syrup, and that has mercury in it as well as you get it from other places. But it helps absorb that from the digestive tract and bind to these heavy metals and traps different toxins. And they kind of hold them for safe elimination. Well, I remember the Indian Jews to eat clay to detox, you know, I guess just out of the ground. And it wasn’t just the Indians. A million years ago when I worked at a cattle ranch, pole harford, and F one crosses, they had these people that would come to the edge of the ranch and dig up a certain clay to eat at night. I asked the owner of the ranch, why are they doing it? And they said, I eat it. I didn’t understand. It was probably 16, 17. Seems like that would be, I mean, I realized that it’s pulled off toxins, but that seems like it’s dirty. I know it’s dark, but she didn’t like dirt. I like how this is encapsulated. Oh, it’s clean, dirt. That’s right, I know. So the zealot, it’s purified. So I don’t know, this is the way it shapes, something about being cup shaped, and sort of a magnet for heavy metals. You know, I’m not biochemist. Then it has activated charcoal. And I love, love, love activated charcoal. I entered an email from this wonderful couple in North Carolina. I said, well, do bentonite and charcoal because and I would have said, dude, my environmental detox, but they kind of needed it right then and there. Activated charcoal and we always create on our trips. We carried it to China and so if we got into some yucky stuff, it would help us. It helps in food poisoning that kind of thing. Undesirable toxins. But the problem with charcoal is swati, people don’t do it all the time. It also binds with bad stuff, but it binds with the good stuff too. So it can bind with the minerals. So don’t take it every day. You can take it for a month or two, and then quit. Well, I’m glad you said that because I really like that stuff. But now I’ll quit for a while. Janet has a male attitude. She said, if a little bit is good, more is better. And I’ve seen her overdose on several things. And you know, I can’t tell her anything. She married me, so I just leave it at that. That’s right. And I’m learning from your show here of how to do this. Learning from my show. Thanks. So I’d like to talk about Shiloh jit. And this is the registered trademark one. So it’s good. It’s basically an ancient Arabic powder extracted from the rocks and the Himalayas. I’ll tell people, well, it’s kind of a dark biomass that squishes out through the cracks of the Himalayan mountains. And it’s been noted for its safety and efficacy. We used to have that in a product for testosterone. Right. Except. And here’s another thing with what we do, folks. That was a really, really, really good product, but I just didn’t I just couldn’t believe it’s worth the extra 40 bucks at that particular company charged. We give you great quality stuff, but we try to do it at the most reasonable cost where one light economy says, well, what about the price change? We had several people asking us, well, yeah. 20% because the other company doubled it. Yeah, we can get it back, but that will be an extra $20. They don’t never mind. We’re always shopping. The best stuff, and we’ll never compromise on quality. But there are several different companies out there that will do a really, really good job. But we do the ones that give the best value for what you spend. But there’s some products we never change because we can’t find anything any different. So we just have to go up on the price because there’s just no replacement for it. But if we can find one, we will. But the price is not going up as much as bacon or bullets. Or gas. The strategy really contains different minerals because it’s coming from deep, deep, deep into the himalayans and they say it’s a biomass like the ancient tropical forest. That’s being squished out. But it contains fulvic acid and humic acid.
00:20:01 – 00:25:10
I know you’ve read about that on the Internet and Facebook and all that. And some are better than others, and that’s why we use the registered trademark. It binds to different toxins. Improves endothelial function and helps support a healthy microbiome and your bacteria in your GI tract. Helps better genetic function. Or expression. So it buys with heavy metals pesticides, organic pollutants, we have all of that. But one of the really unique things that it does, it increases the length and the height and the depth of the villa of your intestines. And the villi are little just millions of little finger links, which increases the surface area, which means you can absorb more. Of the nutrients that you put into your body. So that’s one reason it modulates the gut microbiome. So it’s a pretty serious thing. And again, I don’t think you should take it every day all day long. And one of the things with that product, which is also another thing for just losing weight in general, is staying hydrated with water because if you’re going to be using that in your detoxing and then you don’t drink any water that has then gathered up all of these toxins that doctor Lewis is talking about and it has nowhere to go because you’re not flushing it out. It has to be filtered water. Are you just getting lots of chlorine or fluorine and whatever the heck’s in, your normal tap water. So make sure you filter it one way or the other. And even though it may be reverse osmosis in a plastic bottle, try to avoid the plastic bottles. And I know you can’t always, so don’t stress about it, but we put ours in stainless steel as much as we can, bring it to work and take it home and so you’re getting less of the toxins. So that’s half of your body weight in ounces of water is what you’re supposed to be drinking. Not cokes. I would not tea. I wouldn’t say what Janet weighs because I used to say one 32 and she said, I don’t weigh that much, and it’s like, oh, I’m sorry, so let’s just say she weighs one ten, one 20. I like that. Good job. Let’s say one 20, that’d be about 60 ounces of water. Right, that’s right. Can you tell us how sleep helps or keeps you from losing weight? Well, it lowers your BMR. But we need sleep. There are things that crank it up though. I mean, we have to have sleep, you have to get a site deep restored to sleep that you get when you artificially get your vitamin D levels up and of course that helps with calcium going where it should back into the bones. So it helps you muscular skeletal system as well. So how many hours would you say someone needs a regular sleep? Everybody’s different. 7, 8, 9. Okay. So if you’re not getting that, you’re probably not going to lose weight so easily, huh? I’ll be staying at really late. Yeah, I mean, you stunt the detoxification process the time that it’s the body uses to help detoxify. And there’s certain areas that your body works on, the meridians, we talk about the liver being one to three. And if you wake up at one to three L times, probably because your liver is struggling and can’t keep up. And the other thing is you have to understand that people put things in their body that you have to use energy to digest and absorb and won’t tell you who he is, but person that’s probably a little smarter than me. He says, well, I’m not going to take your picture. I’m going to take this other fish oil that I won’t name the name because you get that healthy store and it’s one of the healthiest ones that health food store. He literally had to type four times as much to make the change his own lab and to help his cholesterol triglyceride profile in his HDLs. So we had to use four times as much of that less expensive cheap on us. Well, cheap fish oil. I said, well, you had to use four times as much energy to get it there. So how was that a win and doing four times as much did not make it less expensive? And this man that supposedly is more intelligent than me says, wow, never thought about it. I don’t treat myself, so nobody else should treat themselves either. Which is why we use the lab work, so no one treats ourselves. There’s a difference between subjective and objective in both of them have validity, but you have to put them together. You don’t just use one tool. There’s many different tools that we use to achieve best health. So speaking of that, can you tell me a little bit about why stress stress? Which is your body’s fight or flight response leads to increased production of the hormone cortisol, what does that have to do with losing weight or revving up your metabolism? Well, if it’s super high, the cortisol is super high, super low.
00:25:11 – 00:30:01
You can, because that’s usually an offset of super inflammatory processes. And when you get that stressed, you use way, way too many of your B vitamins that you don’t get enough out of in your diet anyway. And I was reading the other day. Some research about thiamine, which is B one. And it can be, you can be neurotic if you have a lack of that. Anemia depression, sensory neuropathy, sciatica, trigeminal neurologic glaucoma, insomnia, and then the nervousness and anxiety. So when people say I have brain fog, where you probably have too much yeast and that’s causing too much inflammation too much stress. So we kind of override that with been fo domain and then wash you kind of kill off the yeast and replace it with good gut microbiome, then that helps. So that’s thiamine and another fun fact that doctor Lewis told me the other day that he’s probably going to forget to bring well, he wouldn’t bring it up. It’s just something to tell me. And I thought, this is really smart. Women with mornings sickness, a lack of B vitamins. So if you’ve got if you’ve got morning sickness, which I wish I would have known that when I had my children, he and I were not together at that time. Should have been. It should have been, but jeez, I would have skipped 6 months of being sick if I’d have just known about B vitamins. And I was had bad cortisol problems so that makes sense. Well, most of the time. You know, I could say it’s fine, and it might be riboflavin, and many times it’s B 6. That’s one of the reasons why in two rev up your metabolism, I love our B 12 methyl supreme, and I’ve talked about it before. It’s got the riboflavin to be 6. The bow like folate as in Quattro folic, which is the one if you’ve got that 5 MTHFR genetic SNP that will work and then it’s got the right kind of B 12, the methylcobalamin, not the sun, cobalamin. You know, we talk about B 12 and B 6 a lot, so let’s talk about B two, which is the riboflavin. It’s necessary for red blood cell formation. Antibody production, which means boost up your immune system and rev it up. Cell respiration and growth. So that has to do with what we talked about earlier. It helps with the metabolize to metabolize carbohydrates and fats and proteins, but we do too many carbohydrates as a nation. It helps with vitamin a to improve your mucous membranes in the digestive tract. It helps oxygen utilization of the tissues helps with hair skin and nails helps eliminate dandruff and helps absorption of iron and B 6. It’s needed. It’s needed for the metabolism of tryptophan. So if you metabolize tryptophan that turns into 5 hydroxytryptophan, which turns into cert on it, which is one of the neurotransmitters that makes you feel the piece of God. What is B two in? B 12 methyl supreme. Oh, there’s B two in there. It’s kick, but Janet will tell you about 3 o’clock. I forget to take it. It makes that much difference in my energy. And she’ll say, did you take and I said, your woman, you’ve never asked a question you didn’t know the answer to, so how can you tell? She said, you’re not happy. I said, I’m always happy. She’s not as happy. You’re not as animated as you’re not full of energy and I said, okay, well, you know I didn’t take it, or you wouldn’t have asked the question. Why don’t you just say it and still asking a question? I’m being caring. No, she’s not. She’s trying. It’s a trap, guys. When you’re half, I ask you something like that. I promise you, does the spare James make my butt look fat? You are good at those answers. They all look great on you. And you know he’s not telling you that they look great. Now we’re flat out lying. But folks, it’s a trap when your wife asks you that. Speaking of jeans, not looking great on you. We wanted to speak briefly about maybe trying to add a little extra movement into your day besides just sitting on the couch for myself. I have personally started carrying my trash down to our dumpster on our Lake without riding my golf cart. I’m walking it down there with my dog trying to get in the groove of getting a little extra activity. So much time she said it was to keep the dog from being depressed. I didn’t know it’s for Janet. But it does help. You start moving around a little bit more and you start suddenly having a little more energy to do extra things. So we wanted to briefly mention that I know that’s a touchy subject, but getting out and moving a little bit more, not over. We’re doing it, just add a little more activity to your day. We’ll help you with weight loss also. Right? Yes, ma’am.
00:30:01 – 00:32:32
Right. And if you don’t have that energy, I know some people’s immune systems are not very good, so you might consider adding in our product that we have called Immuno Complete because it does help boost your energy some so that you can do those things because when you got a low immune system, you don’t really feel like doing anything extra. But once again, we’re at the end of our show. And if you’re not feeling well or don’t feel like exercising or don’t understand why you’re gaining weight and you’re doing everything right because there are a lot of people that listen to our show ’cause y’all are really smart folks out there that you would pay attention to health, and you can’t figure out what’s causing your white issues. Go to our website, greenwisdomhealth.com and fill out the health survey, which will recommend you a very low-cost flat panel and a complimentary consultation with Dr. Lewis that comes with that, plus a functional medicine report and supplement recommendations so that we can take the guesswork out of what you need to get at life worth living. And Dr. Lewis, would you please leave us with some inspiring words for this week’s show? Well, that’s up to you all to decide or judge if it’s inspiring. But I tell people all the time. There’s not enough room in your mind for worry and faith. You have to decide which one you want to live there. Also, I say, I know right from wrong, wrongs really, the fun. They take me wrong. But when you worry, you’re literally betting against yourself. And this leads me to just part of what’s in Psalms 91. It says he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. Psalms 91. Awesome. You guys have a blessed week. We’ll be here next time on the green wisdom health show. Once again, our show has come to an end, but your hope in your health is only beginning. If you or a loved one are in need of a different outcome and are waiting for a brighter future, take the first step and go to our website and fill out the health survey. Please don’t keep us a secret. If you know someone that could benefit from this podcast, please share the show with your friends and family. You are only one step away from a life worth living.
Products Mentioned in Today’s Show
Enviro Detox – Enviro Detox is a broad-spectrum binding formula containing natural ingredients from the purest sources to support enhanced clearance of heavy metals, unwanted organisms and organic compounds from the GI tract.
B-12 Methyl Supreme – B-12 Methyl Supreme is a comprehensive formula that includes targeted amounts of five key nutrients designed to support methylation and homocysteine balance in the body.
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