046 The Thyroid Episode

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There are silent thyroid symptoms that you need to watch out for. Learn about the red flags of an unhealthy thyroid as well as natural tips you can use to prevent problems from occurring. All this and more in our interview with Dr. Stephen Lewis.

Dr. Stephen Lewis and Janet have a long history of helping people achieve their maximum potential.  Janet Lewis is a Certified Natural Health Consultant with a unique perspective on alternative and complimentary nutrition from studying with numerous national leading alternative health experts.

Paramount in their education was their trip to China while studying with traditional Chinese medical doctors. Dr. Stephen Lewis and Janet know the importance of proper nutrition in the healing process and maintenance of the human body. They incorporate the latest medical research into the decisions made while helping people with their nutritional decisions. After seeing a growing public need, they formed Green Wisdom Health to offer extremely low-cost blood work to determine the most appropriate nutritional products that are only available through a doctor’s office.

“The body itself is a self-healing organism that has the power and knowledge to repair itself.”

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“Structure, function, and nutrition are how people can get well.”

The medical field does a lot of good when it comes to disease or trauma care. They are not any good at giving you good health. The problem is not the people in the medical professions, it’s the system itself that is not helping the population be healthy. Perhaps people are looking for good health in the wrong places.

What is the Thyroid and its function in the body?
It’s butterfly-shaped gland in your throat. It has a huge control over many different functions of the body. For instance, it controls your heartbeat, GI tract and biofeedback mechanisms of the hormones to name a few. It is SO important to take care of this part of the body.

Too many toxins and not enough nutrients can cause potential thyroid problems.” Our food is much less nutritious and more glutinous now than it was 40 years ago. If you take a combination of our nutrient-deficient diets, toxins, and pollutants in the air, you get a recipe for an unhealthy thyroid.

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What are the symptoms of having thyroid problems?
There are many! You may be consistently cold, gain weight, unable to lose weight, brain fog, stress, anxiety, depression, loss of libido, loss of energy and loss of your overall zest for life.

Thyroid problems are often misdiagnosed. Dr. Stephen Lewis runs tests on the blood work of a patient by the TSA (Thyroid Stimulated Hormone). This is a scale from 1-4.5. Anything over a 3 should be looked at.

Who is most affected, what age, gender, etc.?
It used to be ages 40 and up that were mainly affected by this. Nowadays, teenagers and up are coming in seeking treatment for thyroid problems. The issue is only getting worse!

What are the solutions?
Nutrition: Cut out the sugars from your diet. Grains are also high glycemic. Don’t be afraid of eating good fats. Go organic as much as you can. Finding a diet that fits you is the key.
Protein, good fat, and probiotics can drastically change the way you feel mentally.

Eat Anything RX The number one selling malabsorption product on Amazon at the moment. People are having huge success with absorption issues.

Book recommendations for books for those interested in a new way of eating?
“Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life.” by Nora Gedgaudas.
“Life Without Bread: How a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Can Save Your Life.” by Christian Allen.
“The Skinny Gut Diet” by Brenda Watson, Jamey Jones, and Leonard Smith.
“The Microbiome Diet: The Scientifically Proven Way to Restore Your Gut Health and Achieve Permanent Weight Loss.” by Raphael Kellman.
“The Second Brain” by Michael D. Gershon.
“Detoxify or Die” Sherry A. Rogers MD
“Thyroid Sniper: Shoot’n Straight” by Dr. Stephen Lewis, D.C.

What can exercise do to help in thyroid health?
BE ACTIVE. Keeping your muscles balanced and blood flowing is very important in maintaining thyroid health.

B6 and B12 great for overall health and happiness. Zinc, Vitamin D, and Probiotics are also very important. Nobody gets enough magnesium in their diets so it’s extremely important to supplement it.

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Consider discussing supplementation with your healthcare professional.

Green Wisdom Health offers extremely low-cost blood work to determine the most appropriate nutritional products that are only available through a doctor’s office. This service is available in 47 states.

Q: What is your favorite healthy breakfast?
A: Janet will prepare a smoothie for him.Q: Favorite lunch?
A: A variety of vegetables and meats. Generally, his meals are in small portions but lunch is the largest.Q: Favorite dinner?
A: Avocado, walnuts, and organic eggs.”The first thing people should see in you is your spirit.”

“There are two reasons we move. We either move away from pain, or we move towards pleasure.”

“Our focus is everything. If we focus on what’s right, we create fewer problems for ourselves.”

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Find more from Dr. Lewis here:
Website: www.GreenWisdomHealth.com
Facebook Group: Shoot’n Straight with Dr. Lewis

Note that this information is presented as educational in nature and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure or prevent any disease.
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