406 – Inflammation is NOT a disease

In this interview, Dr. Russell Jaffe used a phrase that conceptually made a lot of sense in a few words. He said “Inflammation is Repair Deficit.” This simple sounding phrase is a profound statement that leads to seeking how to facilitate repair in the body.

Inflammation is not a disease. It is a result of the body’s attempt to heal. When we use targeted nutrition, we are giving the body the specific nutrients to facilitate repair. Dr. Jaffe’s research has led to our understanding of the role of specific antioxidants for inflammation repair.

“Inflammation is like a smoldering fire that eventually eats through the fiber of our being. Because it affects the connective tissue infrastructure upon which our bodies are built, repair deficits can occur in any part of the body that is stressed, lacking in nutrients, or more exposed to toxins. This makes inflammation an underlying co-morbidity for many ills

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405 – Dr. Patrick Flynn Discusses Hormone Health

Dr. Flynn is an interesting guy. I have known of him for a long time and we have met once casually. We both live in northeast Wisconsin. What I didn’t know was how successful he has become and his influence is expansive. His specialty is in hormonal health, especially for women. His passion is borne out of personal experience.

Dr. Flynn has written a book entitled “I Disagree”. I found myself enjoying reading various parts and found that I agree with Dr. Flynn on so many of the points he makes. This book is full of stories that tell of Dr. Flynn’s journey and of those he has influenced. First and foremost is his wife Christy and many of women he has helped.

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404 – Maitake – King of Medicinal Mushrooms

Maitake is a delicious mushroom that promotes a healthy immune system, healthy blood pressure and healthy blood sugar levels. In Japan, it is known as the “King of Mushrooms.” In this interview, Mark will discuss the D Fraction extract from maitake mushroom and the clinical benefits that have been discovered for powerful immune support.
“Maitake is an edible and medicinal mushroom that grows in the northern part of the Temperate Zone in the Northern Hemisphere found in Japan, China, Europe and North America. Wild Maitake can be harvested in September and October. It forms large hands, mainly near the roots of big fagaceous trees such as white oak, beech, and tanbark oak. It grows in persimmon, plum, apricot, Prunus ume and oak trees. It invades the core of these trees. It decomposes lignin and leaves the cellulose, which is the cause of so-called white rot.

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403 – Is your water totally pure or only legally pure? Part 2

In this interview with Alfie Lipshultz, President & CEO Aquathin Corp., we are discussing the many types of contaminants and evaluate the various types of water purification systems. There is not one type of water purification methods that works on all types of contaminants. And, of course, no water has all of the contaminants. The Aquathin system uses “Multi-Barrier Technology” integrating three different methods to provide the cleanest and safest water possible. Aquathin water is pure enough to use in laboratory settings.

In order to make an informed decision we need to determine what is the problem and what are the possible solutions. It makes sense to suggest that you want to know the quality of your water source. It may be better than you think or worse. You have to test to know. The more you know the better choice you will make.

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402 – Are Your Supplements Really Regulated and How?

Most people who take supplements do not know about DSHEA. Even within the supplement industry many people were not around in the early 1990s or don’t remember. In this interview with Asa Waldstein, we will discuss the whys and hows of DSHEA and how dietary supplements are regulated.

In 1991 David Kessler, head of the FDA, said all dietary supplements should be taken off the market pending clinical drug-like trials. Yikes!!! This would make virtually all supplements illegal. This was life or death for the supplement industry. FDA raided, with guns drawn, the office of Dr. Jonathan Wright. This became not only an assault on dietary supplements but on alternative health care providers as well. Supplement use was being criminalized.

The shockwave was enormous and galvanized a grassroots movement that led to the law that gave respect and legitimacy to supplements and alternative health. The past 27 years have been good overall but not without controversy and the need for oversight. This was very real and and serious time for the supplement industry, for alternative health providers, and most significantly the customers.

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401 – The Synergy of Omega-3, Vit. D3 and Vit. K2

In this interview, Jolie Root discusses the synergy of omega-3, vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 for cardiovascular support.
Omega-3s are found in fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, and sardines. Omega-3s support heart, brain, vision, joint, mood, immune, and skin health.
Vitamin D3 is an important nutrient linked to many health benefits, including bone, teeth, muscle, and immune health.
Vitamin K2 as MK-7 plays an important role in binding calcium to the bone matrix. It also supports healthy blood clotting and cardiovascular system health.

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400 – Celebrating 400 Podcast Episodes and 500,000 Downloads

Thanks to all of you who have helped our podcast grow to over 500,000 downloads. That’s a lot. We do this for you. It is difficult to have good nutritional information that you can trust. Our interviews are designed to give you a foundational understanding of the topics and/or products. Armed with credible, reliable and accurate information you can go forward in your journey of discovery. Knowledge is power. The more you know, the better choices you will make. Better choices lead to better outcomes. Thanks for being our listener. Please rate and/or review us. And be sure to recommend us to your family, friends and social network.

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399 – Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid Can Reverse Skin Aging

The skin is the largest organ in the body. It makes up about 16% of the weight of the body and weighs approximately twice as much as the brain. Compounds such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid are critically important for the structure, function and appearance of the skin. As we age, the body’s ability to produce these compounds declines drastically. Existing collagen fibers begin to stiffen, break and lose their shape and elastin fibers begin to fray and lose their elasticity. Age-related changes in hyaluronic acid also contribute to loss of moisture and progressive drying and aging of the skin.

Collagen & hyaluronic acid are key components that help maintain moisture and promote the skin’s strength, elasticity and smoothness. Over time, things like poor diets, smoking, UV sun exposure and just aging in general reduce the skin’s ability to produce collagen and hyaluronic acid. In this interview Ross Pelton will review the basic structure of skin, the skin’s two primary components, collagen and hyaluronic acid and how oral ingestion of these agents can reverse skin aging.

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398 – Support Your Mitochondria for Energy

Your mitochondria are like tiny power plants within your cells. They use oxygen and calories as fuel to create the energy your body runs on, known as ATP (adenosine-5’-triphosphate). You have mitochondria in almost all your body’s cells, but they’re especially concentrated in the parts of you that require the most energy, namely your brain, heart, and muscles.

How much energy you have really depends on how well your mitochondria are functioning. When we are young and our mitochondria are strong, we have plenty of power to keep our brains, hearts, muscles, and nerves working without flagging. As we get older, though, things change.

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397 – Naturopathy for Stress, Anxiety and Mood

“Stress & Anxiety are natural components of our daily lives. When managed they can provide us with a healthy dose of motivation and may lead to creative expression. When left un-checked and uncontrolled the effects can be disruptive to both our daily lives and to our health.

When we lose perspective on simple stress, impatience, irritability, lack of concentration or nervous exhaustion may manifest. It can take a physical toll on our bodies as well. Muscle fatigue, physical exhaustion and indigestion are just some of the side effects of un-managed stress.

The outside causes of stress can be due to a multitude of reasons. The problem is not so much the stress, but how we deal with it intellectually and how our bodies are able to deal with it physically. Our body’s ability to deal with and counter the effects of stress can be compromised by a poor diet, a lack of exercise, poor self-esteem, an imbalance of nutrients and, as silly as it may sound, a lack of laughter in our lives.

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396 – Phosphatidyl Serine for Dementia and Cognitive Decline

Phosphatidyl Serine (PS) can play a critical role in both maintaining and improving mental performance – name and face recognition, recalling locations of misplaced objects, concentration, and focus – which is often an unfortunate component of the normal aging process. A multitude of scientific studies have shown that SerinAid PS can significantly help maintain and improve mental performance, can help improve mood, and can make a valuable contribution to lowering both physical and psychological stress.
FDA Approved Qualified Claim

Recognizing how effective PS really is, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in February, 2003, granted two significant health claims for PS, indicating that PS may reduce the risk of cognitive dysfunction and dementia in the elderly.

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