393 – Is your water totally pure or only legally pure?

We all need clean water. We all depend on our sources for water to be pure, clean and uncontaminated. But how do we know? This is a big concern worldwide. We assume our city water supplies are safe, but look at Flint, Michigan. We assume well water is safer but that also is not always true. We assume that bottled water is a good alternative but consider the millions of plastic pollution caused by discarded plastic. Even bottled water is not always a reliable source. Water can be legally pure and still contain harmful contaminants.

In this interview with Alfie Lipshultz, we will discuss some of the many challenges with our water supply. We also discuss the best ways to assure your home has pure water. Alfie has been in the pure water business for 40 years as the founder of Aquathin Water Purification Systems. Aquathin Systems are used around the world. They are used in home settings and all the way up to large scale applications. I suggest that you explore the Aquathin website. Start with the certifications and awards on the home page and go from there.

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392 – The Types and Benefits of Collagen Protein

In this interview with Charlie Bailes we will discuss collagen. Many of you have heard of collagen. Some of you are taking collagen as a supplement. Charlie will explain the different types of collagen and the benefits of collagen to human health. Charlie will explain what are the distinctions that you need to understand.
Collagen is the most abundant type of protein found in all mammals, including humans. It is located in many parts of our bodies including hair, nails, skin, bones, muscles, tendons, our blood vessels, many vital organs including the heart, lungs and our digestive system, most notably the small intestine.

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391 – SAMe for Mood and Depression Issues

In this interview, Dr. Parris Kidd discusses the nutritional benefits of SAMe (S-Adenosyl Methionine). SAMe has shown clinical benefits for mood and depression, joint health and liver support. “SAMe is an ortho nutrient and one of the most intensively researched of all the natural brain enhancers. SAMe has an extended positive record of proven benefits for the brain, as well for the liver, digestive system, and joints. SAMe’s exceptional benefits are related to its very high energy content and unique molecular structure.” (Kidd,PhD, Parris. Natural Brain Enhancers)

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390 – Protecting Your Vision and Eye Health

We have learned a lot about protecting our eyes over the past couple of decades. The conventional wisdom was that there is nothing we can do to change the course of eye issues. Medical professionals used to tell us macular degeneration could not be stopped, much less reversed. We didn’t know that UV (ultraviolet light) was harmful to the eyes and more recently we have discovered the concerns over blue light from computer and phone screens
Surprise, we now know that nutrition is critical to eye health. Those of us who believe and promote good nutrition for health now have clinical studies that reveal the important nutrients that support eye health.

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389 – Why Are People on So Many Prescription Drugs?

According to Mayo Clinic, nearly 70% of Americans use at least one prescription drug. More than half take two. I find this astounding. How is it that the majority of people need medications. Are we really that sick? This used to puzzle me. How is it that our national health is so poor that three fourths of Americans need medical drug intervention? I think now I have an answer. They don’t. Why do I think that?

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388 – Is Your Supplement Real or Fake – How Can You Know?

How much do you really know about the supplements you take and the companies that make them? In this interview with Gene Bruno, we will discuss the problems that can affect consumers and the solutions.
If you are a regular listener to HealthQuestPodcast.com, then you know I think these issues are important, even critical. It is a core and foundational principle that high quality, highly effective, scientifically and clinically studied vitamins, minerals, herbs and countless nutraceutical and phytochemical supplements exist are are available. This is the good news. This is what gets us excited. We can have confidence to use these products with a reasonable expectation of benefit.

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387 – Astaxathin for Natural Skin Health

Healthy skin starts on the inside. If you want healthy skin then you have to do the things that promote healthy skin cells. It all starts with cellular health. Not just in the skin but throughout the body. Your skin cannot be healthier than the rest of your body.

In this interview Karen Hecht discusses AstaReal® Astaxanthin and it’s benefits for skin health. This is a case where the benefits are real and have been shown in scientific, clinical studies. It is important when you choose a supplement that you get the product that has been shown scientifically to have these benefits.
Clinical studies have shown improvements in skin moisture and elasticity at 4mg/day astaxanthin after 6 weeks. A comparative study showed astaxanthin protects again UV damage significantly better than other antioxidants like beta-carotene and canthaxanthin.

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386 – Better Mornings with More Energy

Why are mornings so hard for some people?

This is the question we are going to answer. We will explore some of the reasons why people may have this issue. Low energy in the morning is common. There are some people who simply are slower to rev up and this is their natural state. There are people who thrive as night owls and this is their natural state. So this discussion is for those who have trouble sleeping and/or difficult mornings. If you have challenging morning this interview will help you consider some of the most common possibilities.

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385 – What is the Best Form of CoQ10?

As the population ages, more attention is being devoted to the prevention of disease and its effects. Heart disease heads the list, with millions of people suffering from it throughout the country. Aging also can affect the quality of one’s life–reducing energy and vitality. In recent years, medical research has looked to compounds known as antioxidants, which neutralize free radicals in the body, preventing cellular damage that can otherwise contribute to diseases. Researchers continue to find evidence that CoQ10 affects our health in powerful and positive. Studies link optimal immune system function with an increased level of CoQ10 in the body and prove that it promotes the maintenance of healthy tissue as well. With aging, the ability of our bodies to produce and metabolize CoQ10 declines, possibly from diseases, insufficient dietary intake, and oxidation. Some reports state that this decline in CoQ10 becomes apparent after the age of 40. In this interview with Dr. Barry, you’ll discover how to increase your energy, vitality, and improve your overall health.

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384 – Understanding Traditional Medicinal Mushrooms

There are over 50,000 species of mushroom! (That includes yeasts and fungi.) Some are psychoactive, some poisonous, and some are beneficial to our health. Some even SAVE lives! Penicillin was developed from a fungus and has saved over 200 million lives. Mushrooms have consistently shown their use at least as far back as the time of the Egyptians.

But which mushrooms should you use? Of all the mushrooms that effectively boost our health, these six are universally considered to be the most powerful and beneficial: Reishi, Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Chaga, Shiitake and Maitake. Each of these mushrooms have a unique history that we’re excited to share with you.

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383 – What You Can Do for Anxiety and Stress

In this interview Jolie Root discusses nutrition and lifestyle to help manage stress and anxiety. There is a lot one can do for themselves when dealing with anxiety. Jolie explains the MIND diet (see below) and the specific nutritional supplements known to help brain function.
If you don’t have some anxiety these days, then you haven’t been paying attention. That may actually be a good thing as we seem to be bombarded with things to worry about. Even during normal times we can be anxious about family, finances, health, the weather, the future even. Add to that the stress of the Covid pandemic and anxiety can be overwhelming.

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