Health Quest Podcast with Steve Lankford
Fitness and Nutrition
Dedicated to nutrition and your good health
Dedicated to nutrition and your good health
437 – Nancy Chan Discusses Pure Antarctic Krill Oil
Krill are small, shrimp-like marine crustaceans that belong to the order Euphausiacea. They are found in all of the world's oceans, but are most abundant in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica. Krill are an important food source for many marine animals, including whales, seals, penguins, and fish. They are also harvested by humans for use in a variety of products, such as fish feed, omega-3 supplements, and food for human consumption. Krill are known for their distinctive red color, which comes from the presence of the pigment astaxanthin in their bodies. The post 437 – Nancy Chan Discusses Pure Antarctic Krill Oil appeared first on Health Quest Podcast.
436 – Thyme Out Addresses All Types of Skin Problems
ECZEMA RELIEF – Get the relief you need from eczema symptoms with Thyme Out’s natural, but effective powers. ANTI ITCH SPRAY – Say goodbye to rashes, inflammation, redness, and irritation with our thyme-infused formula that provides instant, soothing relief for itching skin. PSORIASIS PROTECTION – Empower your skin with Thyme Out’s natural, but extremely effective properties that work together to alleviate symptoms of psoriasis. ACNE – Say goodbye to breakouts with Thyme Out’s powerful antiseptic properties that unclog pores and calm inflammation for a clearer complexion. The post 436 – Thyme Out Addresses All Types of Skin Problems appeared first on Health Quest Podcast.
435 – Brenda Watson Discusses HOPE for Digestive Problems
In this interview Brenda Watson discusses her personal history with digestive problems. Like many of us her journey began with her desire to get better. Brenda is considered one of the foremost experts on digestive health. Her personal journey has resulted in thousands of consumers discovering the foundations of digestive health. The post 435 – Brenda Watson Discusses HOPE for Digestive Problems appeared first on Health Quest Podcast.
434 – NOW Lab Tests Find Amazon Sells Cheap, Sub-standard and Adulterated Supplements
This interview with Neil E. Levin covers the significant testing of finished products sold online. Amazon and others sell supplement products that are illegal and fraudulent. What else can we call it? NOW has tested many products and many have been found to have numerous significant problems. These products are then sold to an unsuspecting consumer that trusts that the supplements are what they claim to be. Amazon knows this. The FDA knows this. Yet both fail to take action. This problems include but not limited to: Many do not contain the potency stated on the label. Many are mislabeled. Many contain ingredients not listed on the label. Many are contaminated with heavy metals The post 434 – NOW Lab Tests Find Amazon Sells Cheap, Sub-standard and Adulterated Supplements appeared first on Health Quest Podcast.
433 – Neil E. Levin Discusses NOW® Laboratory
In this interview Neil E. Levin discusses the world-class lab that NOW has created. NOW has become one of the largest and oldest companies in the natural products industry. I first became aware of NOW in 1976 as a supplier in my health food store. I have seen them grow in quality and commitment and they now providing products to 100 countries around the world. The labs at NOW foods are incredible. Neil reveals that the lab alone is a $100,000,000 investment. They have 160 people working in the lab and they conduct nearly 20,000 tests every month. The post 433 – Neil E. Levin Discusses NOW® Laboratory appeared first on Health Quest Podcast.
432 – Jay Jacobwitz Discusses Natural Foods Retailing
There is a lot of consumer confusion about foods and supplements as nutrition. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to know which foods are truly healthy and which are not. With so much information available, it can be hard to know who to trust. This is why it is important to find an independent retailer to trust when it comes to finding healthy, natural foods and quality supplements.. Independent retailers have been around for decades, and they have a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to natural foods. They are passionate about health and helping others, and they are not limited by the restrictions that larger stores face when it comes to providing information about health and nutrition. The post 432 – Jay Jacobwitz Discusses Natural Foods Retailing appeared first on Health Quest Podcast.
431 – Dr. Michael Schwartz Discusses Sugar Metabolism
Reducing carbohydrates and exercising are two of the most important steps in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Eating too much carbohydrates can lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, and other health issues. Exercise is also important for weight management and overall health. Carbohydrates are found in many foods including bread, pasta, rice, fruits, and vegetables. Eating too many carbohydrates can lead to weight gain, as the body stores the extra carbs as fat. It can also lead to insulin resistance, which is when the body does not respond to insulin properly. This can lead to type 2 diabetes and other health issues. The post 431 – Dr. Michael Schwartz Discusses Sugar Metabolism appeared first on Health Quest Podcast.
430 – Rob Seeman Discusses The Food Movement Company
What are humic acid, fulvic acid and Zeolite? How naturally sourced earth minerals support human health and nutrition. In this INTERVIEW with Rob Seeman, Steve Lankford explores the unusual products offered by The Food Movement Company. Rob shares his passion for the natural products industry and talks about the company’s innovative products, including fulvic humic […] The post 430 – Rob Seeman Discusses The Food Movement Company appeared first on Health Quest Podcast.
429 – Good Fats vs. Bad Fats – An Interview with Udo Erasmus
Udo Erasmus is an expert on omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and the founder of Udo’s Oil. He became passionate about the topic when he was poisoned in 1980 and realized that the oils he was consuming were damaged. He decided to create an oil that was made with health in mind, and he spent the next 15 years touring the United States and telling people about the amazing properties of omega-3s. He realized that 99% of the population was not getting enough omega-3s because there were not enough foods that contained them. He also realized that omega-3s were five times more sensitive to damage than omega-6s, so he focused on creating an oil that was made with health in mind. The post 429 – Good Fats vs. Bad Fats – An Interview with Udo Erasmus appeared first on Health Quest Podcast.
428 – What is Collagen and How Does It Work?
In this interview, Yolanda Fenton discusses collagen, its various benefits, and how to select the best collagen formula for one’s needs. She also emphasizes the importance of knowing the difference between good and bad raw materials, as well as the importance of having a product tested for contaminants. Collagen is a protein that is found in the connective tissues of the body. It makes up 25-35% of the protein in the body and is the main structural protein. It is responsible for repairing the body after an injury and is also known for its beauty benefits. Collagen can be taken as a supplement in order to improve the health of the skin, hair, nails, and joints. The post 428 – What is Collagen and How Does It Work? appeared first on Health Quest Podcast.
427 – Brain Fog – Supplements to support better mental clarity.
In this interview you will learn how the best nutrients can support your overall health. That includes brain support, mental clarity, cognition, mood, energy and memory. Proper nutrients enable the body to repair, restore and maintain normal functions. The more you know the better choices you can make. Better choices lead to better outcomes. Maintaining optimal magnesium levels through supplementation may help reduce susceptibility to stress and therefore improve stress-related cognitive impairment and brain fog symptoms. Plus, some studies have linked sub-optimal magnesium levels with reduced cognitive function and reaction time as well as increased risk of cognitive impairment. The post 427 – Brain Fog – Supplements to support better mental clarity. appeared first on Health Quest Podcast.
426 – Food Intolerance and Benefits of Enzymes
In this interview Julia Craven will discuss food intolerances and the role enzymes can play in digestive support. She has a personal experience with food intolerances that led to brain fog. She will also make the distinctions between intolerance, sensitivity and allergies. What are enzymes and their role in human nutrition? What are food intolerances and how do you know if you have one? What is leaky gut? How does it happen? The importance of digestive enzymes in healing. The post 426 – Food Intolerance and Benefits of Enzymes appeared first on Health Quest Podcast.
425 – Liposomes for Increasing Iron Absorption
In this interview Dr. Blair discusses the value of liposome technology for the enhanced delivery of iron supplementation. Iron as a supplement is poorly absorbed and often cause gastric discomfort. Liposomes deliver nutrients in a form that is easy for the body to utilize resulting in better outcomes. Dr. Blair has been studying liposomes for the absorption of many nutrients. Some of the nutrients like iron are poorly absorbed while nutrients like glutathione are not absorbed orally at all. Liposome nutrients can be absorbed up to 17 times better than conventional forms. Dr. Blair has developed many liposomes and has numerous clinical studies that reveal the wonderful benefits offered by liposome nutrients. Much better absorption leads to better results. How do we know a supplement works? it is from the clinical research. When researching liposomes, it is possible to compare the blood levels of liposome vs conventional. The post 425 – Liposomes for Increasing Iron Absorption appeared first on Health Quest Podcast.
424 – Introduction to Homeopathy
I have used many homeopathic remedies over the years. Some of the most effective remedies I have used in our family are for allergies, colds, flu, strains and sprains, headaches. Every year we use the homeopathic formulas called Influenzium for flu prevention and Ocillococcinum for flu symptoms. Topically I use Arnica cream or gel for transient pain and Florasone cream as a topical steroid cream replacement. I love that these are safe treatment and they either work or not. When they work they are very impressive and effective. When they don’t work there are no side effects to worry about. You just have to find the right remedy. The post 424 – Introduction to Homeopathy appeared first on Health Quest Podcast.
423 – Pearl Tomato Extract Supports Healthy Skin
Carotenoids have been shown to benefit skin health by supporting a clearer complexion while also maintaining the quality of skin. There are many different carotenoids, each of which produces a different color. The most commonly known carotenoids are beta-carotene and lycopene. Beta-carotene is responsible for the orange color found in carrots while lycopene is responsible for the red color seen in tomatoes. While more clinical trial data is needed, early studies indicate that the consumption of lycopene may decrease the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Colored carotenoids such as Beta-carotene and lycopene are already used in dietary supplements for their photoprotective properties. However, they provide skin protection at the cost of coloring or darkening the skin. When consumed in large amounts, the accumulation of carotenoid pigments in the human body has been proven to color the skin in the short term. The post 423 – Pearl Tomato Extract Supports Healthy Skin appeared first on Health Quest Podcast.
422 – Natural Blood Pressure Support
In this interview with Dr. Michael Schwartz we discuss blood pressure. What is normal blood pressure and how best to support your cardiovascular health and support normal blood pressure. Dr. Schwartz discusses homeostasis and the importance of lifestyle and nutrition and keys factors. If your blood pressure is out of normal range, what can you do? Dr. Schwartz leads us through some of the important factors you should consider. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have high blood pressure, see your doctor or other health care professional who can guide you through your medical choices. Let your doctor lead your medical care. This interview is about nutritional support. Remember, drugs are not nutrients and nutrients are not drugs don’t confuse the two. In every case, a person need to be well nourished to have the best results. Learn how to nourish the systems in your body. Better choices lead to better results. The post 422 – Natural Blood Pressure Support appeared first on Health Quest Podcast.
421 – Rapamycin: Extending Health Span and Lifespan
In this interview Ross Pelton discusses Rapamycin and autophagy. These were new terms for me. The story of Rapamycin is interesting and intriguing. Rapamycin is a drug that was developed after discovery on Easter Island led to the drug’s development. This is an example of how a natural compound in nature is discovered, researched and developed as a drug. Ross covers this discovery in this interview and in his newest book: RAPAMYCIN – The Most Promising Life Extension Drug. This was all new to me and Ross’ book is a powerful introduction. “Autophagy (pronounced “ah-TAH-fah-gee”) is your body’s process of reusing old and damaged cell parts. Cells are the basic building blocks of every tissue and organ in your body. Each cell contains multiple parts that keep it functioning. Over time, these parts can become defective or stop working. They become litter, or junk, inside an otherwise healthy cell. Autophagy is your body’s cellular recycling system. It allows a cell to disassemble its junk parts and repurpose the salvageable bits and pieces into new, usable cell parts. A cell can discard the parts it doesn’t need. Autophagy is also quality control for your cells. Too many junk components in a cell take up space and can slow or prevent a cell from functioning correctly. Autophagy remakes the clutter into the selected cell components you need, optimizing your cells’ performance.” Source: ClevelandClinic.org The post 421 – Rapamycin: Extending Health Span and Lifespan appeared first on Health Quest Podcast.
420 – Improving Anxiety and Mood
In this interview Jolie Root will discuss the challenges many of us face with anxiety and mood disorders. Her message is that nutrition is critical to support the normal structure and function of the nervous system and brain. Everyone needs good nutrition to support all aspects of health. Nutritional shortages can leave us without the resources to maintain, restore and rebuild good health. Jolie gives us good understanding of the importance of omega-3 fatty acids and nutrients such as B-complex vitamins, magnesium, GABA, theanine, 5-HTP and tryptophan. Jolie also discusses her favorite Carlson Labs products for stress and anxiety called Totally Zen. The post 420 – Improving Anxiety and Mood appeared first on Health Quest Podcast.
419 – Care More, Be Better Podcast
This interview is a departure from our usual focus. Corinna Bellizzi is the host of Care More, Be Better podcast. Corinna’s focus is all about people who make a difference. Each in their own way. It is always possible to make a difference. Sustainability and Regeneration Corinna seeks to enlighten others about local and global initiatives that seek to make a difference. This is akin to what I do on HealthQuestPodcast.com, except that I am focused on individuals and nutrition. The process is the same. Identify the problem and seek a sustainable solution that actually make a difference. It process works on the micro scale of human cells to the big problems we share on planet earth. It is the process of consciousness and conscientiousness. In each case the solution is to make better choices. Better choices lead to better outcomes. The post 419 – Care More, Be Better Podcast appeared first on Health Quest Podcast.
418 – Show Your Heart Some Love
In this interview with Monique Wellise we will discuss the most important nutrients for cardiovascular support. It is axiomatic that a heart cannot be fully healthy if one is not well-nourished. A person who is well-nourished will do better than someone who is not. Is this even debatable? I think not. This concept of being well nourished is at the foundation of all health. The body is dependent on an ongoing supply of the essential nutrients to function properly and to support the structure of healthy tissue. In this interview we will discuss Omega-3 Fish Oil, CoQ10 and Magnesium as perhaps the 3 most important. The post 418 – Show Your Heart Some Love appeared first on Health Quest Podcast.