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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382 – A Plant-based Vegan Alternative to Fish Oil!

In this interview Ross Pelton will discuss the nutritional importance of omega-3 fatty acids. He will also focus on 8 plant-based omega-3 rich plant oils found in Dr. Ohhira’s Essential Living Oils by Essential Formulas.

“Humans literally must have Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) in order to live. That’s why they’re called “essential.” Since our bodies cannot manufacture EFAs, we need to acquire them from food or supplements.*

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381 – Nutrition for Women’s Hormonal Health

In this interview, Dr. Marita Schauch explains the role of homones for women. Women deal with a lot of hormonal challenges and these challenges change over time. In addition to the “female” hormones women can also be challenged by imbalances with the adrenal and thyroid hormones. Dr. Schauch will also discuss Polycycstic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

Dr. Schauch works with women in a clinical setting and is able to help women medically and nutritionally as a Naturopathic Physician. As such she is able to evaluate women more holistically and call upon the best nutritional products for her patients.

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380 – PureWay-C™ is a Unique and Better Vitamin C

I have been a big fan of PureWay-C™ for over 10 years and it is the only vitamin C supplement that I recommend as being better than all the rest. How does one know if PureWay-C™ is really better? You have to look at research and evaluate what that research reveals.

Recently published scientific research has shown that our patent-pending PureWay-C™ outperforms other leading forms of Vitamin C in terms of metabolic functions. PureWay-C™ offers better immune protection, more potent antioxidant and higher free radical scavenging capabilities.

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379 – Understanding and Improving Your Acid/Alkaline Balance

In this interview with Dr. Russell Jaffe, we will explore the importance of the acid/alkaline balance. Dr. Jaffe explains what this balance is and why it is critical for human health. We will explore the challenges of a body that is out of balance and more importantly how does one correct an imbalance. You will learn how you can maintain a better balance over your lifetime. This is one of the important biomarkers that you can manage yourself at home. Once you understand how to do this through diet and supplementation you will be able maintain the balance in the healthy range.

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