Skin and Oral Care Tips While Wearing a Mask – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 179 - For so many of us, wearing a mask has become second nature. But are you noticing your breath may not be as pleasant as you thought? Or are you experiencing breakouts around your chin due to wearing the mask? Natural oral and skin care solutions can help!
COVID-19 Update: T-Cells and Immunity – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 178 - Even if you have not been exposed to the Coronavirus, you may have some level of immunity to it. Immunologists are trying to decipher what exactly this means but it's important to understand what's going on inside of your body, especially with your T-cells.
Health Tips To Help You Deal With Fall Allergies – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 177 - And just like that, we are ending one season and transitioning into another, which means it is fall allergy time for so many people. We’re going to focus on what you can do to support your immune system and respiratory system.
The Gut-Brain Axis: The Link Between Your Gut and Brain, Part 2 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 176 - In Part 1, we discussed how the gut impacted your memory. Now, in Part 2, let's discuss the link between your gut and your mood. Here's what you need to know.
The Gut-Brain Axis: The Link Between Your Gut and Brain, Part 1 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 175 - Our gut is often referred to as our second brain. Expressions like “a gut feeling” or “butterflies in my stomach” refer to this connection. Much of this communication has to do with the trillions of bacteria that reside in our digestive tract.
Support Your Body With Specific Nutrients During Menopause – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 174 - The power of hormones is so critical to our well-being and how we feel every day. When women start to experience menopause, there can be so many factors that can disrupt your normal sense of well-being, including sleep, energy levels and weight. Let's talk about nutrients that can be supportive.
Why Ubiquinol May Improve Scary Blood Test Results, Part 2 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 173 - We’re continuing our conversation about the active form of coenzymeQ10, called ubiquinol. It has been shown to help lower the level of various scary results on a blood test that are connected with heart health.
Why Ubiquinol May Improve Scary Blood Test Results, Part 1 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 172 - There are blood tests that you can have added to your yearly physical that may give you rather scary results about your heart health. The good news is there’s a supplement called Ubiquinol that may set them right.
Returning to School? You Need These Basic Nutrients! – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 171 - Across the board - from elementary school to college - we have to understand the stressful nature that a new school year can bring, especially during this pandemic. While this year is certainly different, it's important to prepare the body for all that the school year requires of us.
How Green Tea Supports Memory – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 170 - Over the last three decades, green tea has been studied for its beneficial effects, including its neuroprotective effects. Studies have shown green tea is a powerful extract for brain health, especially memory.
Studies Show D-Mannose Helps Protect Against Urinary Tract Infections – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 169 - A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of the urinary system. It is more common than you think, especially in women. Clinical studies say D-Mannose can help protect you.
Clinical Studies Say Mushrooms Provide Brain Power – Invite Health Podcast , Episode 168 - Mushrooms are tasty and some are very beneficial. They have been studied for the immune health benefits, along with their benefit in providing brain power. Here's the latest research!
Why Multivitamins Are Essential for Immunity – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 167 - The InVite Health team has consistently expressed the importance of including a superior multivitamin into your daily routine in order to support overall health well before COVID-19. There is so much data available on the benefits of multivitamins for people of all ages when it comes to the immune system.
How to Manage Stress As You Return to School – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 166 - On top of living through a global pandemic, students and employees are heading back to school and work. This could mean a time of chronic stress is upon us. But you should know about Phosphatidylserine - a powerful brain health nutrient for learning and memory.
Feeling Dizzy? Recent Studies Say Vitamin D May Help! – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 165 - Feeling dizzy or have vertigo? You're not alone! There are more than 200,000 cases reported each year in United States. Recent clinical studies are reporting low levels of Vitamin D may be the cause!
How To Finally Achieve Successful Weight Loss – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 164 - One of the most challenging things that people can experience when they are trying to lose weight is maintaining that actual weight loss. The good news is that there are a few different nutrients that can help optimize and support your weight loss goals, including 5-HTP and Grains of Paradise.
Why Apple Cider Vinegar Is Nature’s Gift – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 163 - We can go all the way back to Hypocrites when it comes to Apple Cider Vinegar and its history. Vinegar was considered a medicinal discovery that have numerous purposes. Today, it is studied for its support in weight management and cardiovascular health.
How Cruciferous Vegetables are Natures Detoxifiers – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 162 - A we get older, the ability for our bodies to process harmful chemicals and byproducts changes. On today's episode, we are going to discuss how you can support this important process with specific foods, namely cruciferous vegetables.
The Benefits of Mushrooms Explained – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 161 - Mushrooms contain a good amount of fiber, but are also packed with antioxidants. It's these antioxidants that a lot of the scientific research has been focusing in on, especially for immune health and inflammation.
The Basics of Bone Health – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 160 - The weakening of your bones and the decrease in your bone mineral density is important to understand for both men and women for all ages. Let's talk about all different and important aspects of bone health and what you should do to maintain their strength as you age.
Understanding The Difference Between Vitamin K1 and Vitamin K2 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 158 - Oftentimes, many individuals are unaware that there are two forms of Vitamin K - Vitamin K1 and Vitamin K2. On today's episode, we are going to talk about the difference between these two forms and the science behind how they are utilized by the human body.
The Importance of Vitamin D for Strength and Mobility – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 158 - Can Vitamin D improve strength in younger people and help keep you mobile when you are older? There are numerous studies that say Vitamin D is perfect for supporting strength and mobility.
Creatine: A Powerful Amino Acid for Brain & Brawn – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 157 - The body requires 20 different amino acids in order to function properly. Creatine is one of those amino acids and has been studied for its benefit for both muscle and brain health.
How SAMe Can Help With Joint Discomfort – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 156 - S-Adenomethionine, or SAMe, is a naturally-occurring compound found in nearly every tissue of the body. It is commonly used for brain health and mood, as it plays a role in your serotonin activity in the brain. But several studies have shown SAMe can assist with joint discomfort, as well.
The Nutritional Benefits of Blue-Green Algae: Spirulina – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 155 - Blue-green algae are extremely primitive microscopic bacteria that have been shown to have protective effects for the liver and support natural detoxification processes. Here's what you need to know about one of the most popular algae called Spirulina.
Why Carnosine Is An Important Factor For Healthy Aging – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 154 - Throughout the aging process, there are certain enzymes, amino acids, neurotransmitters, and pathways that start to diminish in terms of their normal activity. So, what can we do to replenish them? There is one di-peptide called Carnosine that can greatly benefit our cells.
How SAMe Can Help Against Depression – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 153 - SAMe, or S-Adenomethionine, has been shown to help maintain a stable mood and to support joint and liver health. But this compound has also been studied for its benefit against depression. Here's the clinical research behind this powerful compound.
How Huperzine A Supports Memory – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 152 - Huperzia serrata is a plant extract. Huperzine A is an alkaloid extracted from the plant that provides a substantial effect on brain function and memory, specifically by protecting the nerve cells of the brain. Here's what you need to know.
Turn To Panax Ginseng For A Natural Energy Boost – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 151 - If you are trying to power through your virtual classes or even trying to get in your evening workout after you put the kids to bed but do not have the energy, Panax Ginseng might be your answer.
Support Cellular Health With This Energy-Producing Powerhouse – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 150 - Alcar is a really common nutrient that oftentimes gets overlooked. It plays an important role in what happens at a cellular level through the aging process. We will be discussing what we can all be doing to make sure we are maintaining the health of our cells.
Disinfecting For The Coronavirus May Be Killing Your Good Bacteria – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 149 - On today's episode, we are going to talk about all of that hand washing you're doing and all of those disinfectants you are using to keep the Coronavirus at bay. This is not a bad thing! But the problem is that it can impact your good bacteria and actually kill it off.
How Resveratrol Supports Bone Health – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 148 - When you are young, there is a balance between bone building and bone removal cells. But we lose this balance with age. Resveratrol, according to many clinical studies, helps restore this balance. Here's what you need to know.
Why You Need Copper If You Are Taking A Zinc Supplement – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 147 - Copper is an essential mineral that does many important things for the body, especially for the immune system. But, for those who are currently taking high levels of zinc due to the Coronavirus, you may need a little bit more copper.
Nutritional Support for Wound Healing – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 146 - The process of wound healing is very complex; here is what is happening inside of your body when you have a wound and the nutritional support you can provide it to heal efficiently, according to Jerry Hickey, Ph.
Bilberry Fruit: The Forgotten Berry – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 145 - We have all heard about the importance of getting adequate fruits and vegetables, but there are certain berries that can really provide a significant amount of health support. One berry in particular that is oftentimes overlooked is the bilberry.
How Cinnamon and Corosolic Acid Support Healthy Blood Sugar Levels – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 144 - There are two plant ingredients that have been clinically studied for their benefit for people with elevated blood sugar - the bark of the cinnamon tree and a plant that grows in the Philippines called banaba that contains corosolic acid. Here's what you need to know.
The Amazing Power of Beets – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 143 - Did you know that beets has recently become one of the world's most healthiest and most important superfoods? Let's talk about the scientific research that shows just how powerful the nutrients that are contained within beets can be.
Why Colostrum Should Be Part Of Your Immune System Arsenal – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 142 - There is a huge interest in immune system supplements right now due to the Coronavirus, which includes the essentials like Vitamin D, Vitamin C and Zinc. But there may be one more nutrient that you should add to your immune system arsenal. It is called Colostrum.
The Many Health Benefits of Flaxseed Powder – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 141 - Flaxseed is one of the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids that comes from the plant kingdom. It has been used throughout history not only for its culinary uses but also its numerous health benefits, which is why it is considered a powerful superfood.
Chemicals That Harm Your Hormones & Health – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 140 - Endocrine disruptors are found in our everyday products, especially our cosmetics, and can greatly impact hormones and overall health. Here's what you have to know about these harmful chemicals.
Tart Cherry Extract: The Underestimated Antioxidant – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 139 - Due to its high antioxidant content, tart cherries have been studied for their numerous benefits including joint, heart and muscle health. Here's why tart cherry extract is such a superior ingredient.
Why Quercetin Is The “Can Do” Flavonoid – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 138 - Quercetin is an extremely powerful flavonoid that provides the body with a significant amount of antioxidant power, giving us the ability to neutralize free radicals, that can otherwise damage or cells. Here's how Quercetin works in the body.
Support For A Torn Meniscus with Joint Nutrients – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 137 - Below each knee, there are two rubbery cartilage bands called the meniscus. They act like a cushion for your joints. With age or with injury, your meniscus and overall joint health can be impacted. Here's my recommendation on what supplements can help support healthy joints and cartilage overall.
Aging Gracefully with Dimethylglycine (DMG) – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 136 - There is one really important endogenous antioxidant that is oftentimes overlooked. It's called Dimethylglycine, or DMG, and it is incredibly critical when it comes to so many different aspects of our health, including anti-aging.
The Many Brain Benefits of Alcar and ALA, Part 2 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 135 - Alcar and ALA are two nutrients that are natural to the human brain that have numerous health benefits, including brain energy production. But they also play a major role for memory. Here's what you need to know.
The Many Brain Benefits of Alcar and ALA, Part 1 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 134 - Today we are discussing the many benefits that Alcar and ALA have on the brain. There is a huge impact on your brain when you use these two nutrients together. These nutrients are involved with energy production and so much more.
Why Omega-3s Are So Essential For Your Health – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 133 - Omega-3 fatty acids are in the news once again! This is because they are so critical to our overall existence, but especially for brain and heart health. Generally speaking, our bodies are lacking omega-3s, because of our standard American diets. Here's why that is so damaging to our health.
Why A Vitamin C Serum Is Important For Summer – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 132 - Our skin is our largest organ and is constantly exposed to outside factors, like radiation, pollution and toxins. Today, I want to discuss the importance of taking care of your skin during the summer months, with a Vitamin C Toning Serum.
Vitamin C for Vision & The Common Cold – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 131 - On today's episode, we are going to be discussing Vitamin C and its benefit for vision health and the common cold, including cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Let's talk science.
Cocoa For Brain Health & Memory, Part 2 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 130 - Cocoa has been shown in numerous studies in the support of healthy memory function and in its powerful defense against the effects of pollution. Here's what you need to know.
Cocoa For Brain Health & Memory, Part 1 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 129 - Cocoa is a very powerful superfood that has been studied extensively for brain health, including brain circulation and memory. Here's what you need to know from Jerry Hickey, Ph.
NAC: The Inflammation Battling, Antioxidant-Boosting Amino Acid – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 128 - NAC is an important amino acid for numerous functions throughout the body. It has recently been studied in clinical trials for its benefit for the COVID-19 infection, along with fending off oxidative stress and inhibiting H. Pylori bacteria.
What You Need To Know About Vitamin C – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 127 - Vitamin C is an essential vitamin, which means you need it for multiple functions but your body does not make it. Here's why adequate levels are so important, especially for the creation of Collagen and for healthy immunity.
Helpful Tips To Support Cardiovascular Health – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 126 - How do you know what supplements are best to support cardiovascular health? And what else should you be doing in terms of diet and exercise? The good news is there are some basic guidelines that I can share with you that may be beneficial.
The Benefit of Vitamin C For Your Brain & Heart – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 125 - Vitamin C is not just essential for healthy immune function. It is also important for brain and heart health, specifically for endothelial function. Here's what you need to know.
The Benefits of Probiotics for Allergies – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 124 - Generally, good bacteria outnumbers bad bacteria. But sometimes there are opportunistic situations, where something happens to your immune system and kills off your good bacteria. This includes allergies. Here's why probiotics can be so beneficial.
How Vitamin C Supports Healthy Immunity – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 123 - Vitamin C is one of the most crucial vitamins to support a healthy immune response. Here's what you need to know about this essential nutrient.
How L-Theanine Relieves Stress Without Feeling Drowsy – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 122 – - There is a reason why Buddhist monks sip green tea before meditating. There is an amino acid that is related to tea called L-Theanine that has been shown to induce a calming feeling and helps you focused, without making you feel drowsy.
Maintaining Healthy Hearing with Flavanols – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 121 - Younger generations walk around with earbuds like Airpods and pump tons of sound into them. Right now, you may be listening to me from those same earbuds! This means that you should pay attention to the nutrients you need to support healthy hearing.
What To Do When You Have Shoulder Discomfort – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 120 - Our shoulders are very complex; it include cartilage, ligaments, three different bones, and a combination of muscles and tendons. Here are the nutrients you need to support all of the components of a healthy shoulder.
Vitamin D & Fish Oils for Fading Muscles – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 117 - In our 40s, if we are inactive, not eating enough protein or getting enough nutrients, we tend to lose strength and muscle. In fact, muscle loss can become so severe that it is related to falls and fractures in the elderly. Let's discuss why Vitamin D and Fish oils can be so beneficial.
Immune Benefits of Vitamin C, Zinc & Vitamin D – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 118 - We are still in the midst of a pandemic and your health should be a priority. It is extremely important to turn to the fundamentals in order to keep your immune system working properly, including Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Zinc.
Prostate Supplements To Discuss With Your Doctor – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 116 - About one man in six will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, according to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. You'll want to speak with your doctor about these specific nutrients if you are having prostate concerns.
How To Prevent Muscle Soreness – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 115 - It is normal to have a little bit of muscle soreness after your workout. But once you hit about 35 years old, it takes longer to recover from physical activity. Here are some tips on preventing muscle soreness.
Key Nutrients for Common Digestive Health Concerns – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 114 - A large percentage of the United States population is impacted by digestive health conditions, including H. Pylori infections. What nutrients should you turn to in order to support a healthy digestive system? Here's what you need to know from Amanda Williams, MPH.
Get Proactive About Your Health with Comprehensive Genetic Testing – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 113 - Genetic testing is extremely important for your health, and even the health of your family members. Our Comprehensive Genetic Test gives you the most in-depth information and insight into your genes across the board, including information about your weight and nutritional deficiencies.
Men’s Health Month Spotlight: Prostate Health & Beyond – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 112 - In honor of Men's Health Month, Amanda Williams, MPH brings you important information about the nutrients that support energy, stamina and libido and what you can do to support a healthy prostate.
The Importance of Hydration In The Heat Of Summer – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 111 - Drinking enough water each day is crucial for your health and overall functions of your body. But what happens when you find yourself not drinking enough water? And what impact does dehydration have on your body, especially after exercise? Here's what you need to know from Amanda Williams, MPH.
Spice Up Your Health with Turmeric, Ginger, Cumin & Rosemary – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 110 - The benefits of spices like turmeric, ginger, rosemary and cumin extract have been studied for its impact on inflammation, the benefits of their powerful antioxidants, and their ability to fend off oxidative stress.
Why Mosquitoes Like You and Natural Repellents – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 109 - Today we will discuss the reasons why mosquitoes may be so attracted to you according to research and what you can do to dissuade them naturally.
Summertime Immune Support with Folic Acid – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 108 - Many times during the summer months, we tend to put our guard down and may not think about the importance of immune function. But immunity is just as important in the summer! Here's why folic acid should be apart of your summertime immune support arsenal.
How Sterols Support Your Heart & Healthy Cholesterol – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 107 - Sterols are a supplement that come from plants that have been used for cholesterol for years. New data from major academic institutions show that sterols have many more benefits for heart health.
What You Need To Know About Your Prostate Cancer Risk, Part 2 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 106 - On today's episode, we are going to discuss additional changes you should implement throughout your life - especially dietary - that can help to reduce your risk of prostate cancer.
What You Need To Know About Your Prostate Cancer Risk – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 105 - On today's episode we will discuss things that men do every day that can increase their risk of developing prostate cancer and the lifestyle habits, foods and nutrients that may help to reduce it, based on the results of multiple human studies.
Natural Remedies for Sleep – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 104 - If you’re among the nearly half of all Americans who have trouble with sleep, you may be interested in how to help without the use of drugs. Let's discuss natural alternatives to sleeping pills that really work, are safe, and are not habit forming.
B Complex Vitamins & Your Brain, Part 2 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 103 - In Part 2, we are going to talk about the last two specific B Vitamins - Vitamin B9 (Folate) and Vitamin B12 (Cobalman) for your brain, along with important amino acids that require these B complex vitamins to function properly.
B Complex Vitamins & Your Brain, Part 1 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 102 - B Complex Vitamins are involved with everything that occurs in your body, but are extremely important for our brain. Lacking B Vitamins in the brain is connected with depression, shrinkage of the brain and memory loss with aging.
Protein and the Benefits of Its Individual Amino Acids, Part 2 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 101 - How do you know which protein - Whey Protein or Collagen - is beneficial based off of your specific needs? On today's episode we are going to discuss instances where protein would be beneficial.
Protein & The Benefits of Its Amino Acids, Part 1 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 100 - Protein is one of the basic building blocks of the human body and is essential for things like healthy skin, muscle building, energy and more! Whey Protein is the best source, in order to reap all of the benefits of its important amino acids.
Ringing in the Ears (Tinnitus); Which Supplements Help? – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 99 - Tinnitus is the medical term for ringing in the ears. Here's what you need to know about clinical studied nutrients that may help.
Restoring Your Aging Immune System, Part 2 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 98 - Here is what you can do to make your immune system stronger, including what supplements have been shown to help maintain overall health and wellness like specific Probiotic strains of beneficial bacteria.
Restoring Your Aging Immune System, Part 1 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 98 - Our immune system becomes less competent with age. This makes a person more vulnerable to diseases and can make a common infection, such as the flu much more dangerous. Here's what you need to know about your aging immune system.
Nutritional Support for Lymphedema – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 96 - Lymphedema is a condition where swelling is both progressive and persistent, due to an influx of lymph fluid.Your lymphatic system is used for detoxification and for the immune system, moving immune cells quickly and efficiently throughout your body. Here's how you can support that system.
Bilberry and Cassis Berry Support Eye Health, Including Night Vision – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 95 - Many animals have a reflector behind their eye that reflects light back through their retina, magnifying the amount of light, so they can see well at night. Humans don’t have this but there are two berries - Bilberry and Cassis berry - that have been shown to support eye health, including night vision.
The Key to Supporting Healthy Digestion – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 94 - Though your body has natural defenses in place to keep your digestive system working properly, processed foods and sugar could be impacting its effectiveness. Here's what you need to know about specific digestive-supporting nutrients.
Glutathione Helped These Coronavirus Patients Breathe Again, Part 2 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 93 - In Part 2, we are going to dive further into the studies and science behind the very important and powerful antioxidant, Glutathione for lung health and beyond with Chief Scientific Officer and Pharmacist, Jerry Hickey, Ph.
Glutathione Helped These Coronavirus Patients Breath Again – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 92 - After being diagnosed with Coronavirus, Josephine Bruzzese was given a Glutathione supplement. According to her own account, it helped greatly with her respiratory issues. Here's why this antioxidant is such a protective antioxidant, according to Chief Scientific Director and Pharmacist, Jerry Hickey, Ph.
5-HTP: The Happiness Molecule for Weight Control – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 91 - Serotonin is known as the happiness molecule and it also makes you feel full when you are eating. 5-HTP has been shown to raise the level of serotonin in your brain, which makes you feel good and full. If you feel happy and full, it is easier to stick with your weight loss plan.
Protect Your Body Against Sugar-Induced Damage with Benfotiamine – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 90 - When your glucose level is too high, your Vitamin B1 or Thiamine levels are depleted and a build up of AGEs occurs. Here's what you can do to fend off excessive glycation in your system, including incorporating an important form of Vitamin B1 called Benfotiamine.
The Mediterranean Diet Explained – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 89 - The Mediterranean Diet, one of the most well researched diets today. There are specific foods that you should be including in this diet. Let's talk about the science behind it.
Cranberry Extract for Optimal Health – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 88 - Cranberries are such a unique and beneficial fruit, due to its powerful antioxidants. Oftentimes, we commonly think of urinary tract and bladder health. But there are more beneficial things that cranberry extract can do for your overall health and wellness.
Melatonin Supports Immunity, Sleep & Beyond – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 87 - Did you know that your immune system can manufacture and release Melatonin? This demonstrates the importance of Melatonin, like Vitamin D, to our immune system. Here's what you need to know.
5-HTP for Depression, Anxiety & Stress – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 86 - 5-HTP easily enters your brain and is quickly converted into serotonin. Serotonin is known as the 'happiness molecule' and is a very important neurotransmitter. This is why 5-HTP has been studied for its benefit for mood and overall brain health.
Olive Leaf Extract: The Immune Enhancer – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 85 - Olive Leaf extract has powerful immune-supporting properties, including its main antioxidant component Oleuropein. Across the spectrum, there are so many different ways in which olive leaf has been shown to be very beneficial.
The Virus Killer: Your Lymphatic System Part 2 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 84 - There are a few key factors that help your lymphatic system function properly, including water and Nucleotides. But today we are going to speak about a specific strain of Probiotics that are also beneficial - Bifidobacterium animalis subspecies lactis.
The Virus Killer: Your Lymphatic System, Part 1 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 83 - Your lymphatic system functions as a sort of circulatory system for your immune system, balancing fluids and fighting viruses. This is why it is so important to know about certain nutrients that can help support it.
Daily Detoxification: The Key to Optimal Health – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 82 - We are all exposed to many different and damaging factors everyday. This excess build up of these factors can really throw off our body's detoxification system. Here's what you have to know.
Stay Healthy At Home With The Invite Wellness Program – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 81 - Let's talk about staying healthy while you're staying home! The goal is to stay home and isolated, but that doesn't mean your health has to suffer. I am going to give you some insight into our Invite Wellness Program, which can be very beneficial during this time.
How DHEA Supports Healthy Immunity – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 80 - DHEA is the most abundant circulating hormone in your body and it plays very specific roles in maintaining a healthy immune system. Here's what you need to know from Amanda Williams, MPH.
Ease Airway Inflammation With A Unique Omega-3 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 79 - What happens when you combine the Greenlip mussel with the powerful herb Perilla? Here's what you need to know regarding airway inflammation when it comes to this unique omega-3 blend and the support of a healthy respiratory system.
Boron Is Needed For Strong Bones and Teeth – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 78 - Boron is a really important mineral that does very important, powerful things for the human body. It is not very well known and may not be very well understood by the general public, but it is required for bone strength and keeping your teeth healthy.
Soothing Your Skin After Constant Hand Washing – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 77 - Your skin is certainly feeling the impact of constant hand washing. And we definitely encourage that you are practicing those healthy guidelines. But, this can be very harsh on the skin itself. Here are different techniques and nutrients that may be beneficial during this time.
Grape Seed Extract for People with Diabetes, Part 3 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 76 - People with Diabetes are prone to plaque in the arteries. Grape seed extract is safe and beneficial for people with Diabetes. Here's what you need to know in the last part of our Diabetes and Grape Seed Extract podcast series.
Grape Seed Extract for People with Diabetes, Part 2 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 75 - In part 2, Jerry Hickey, Ph. discusses the number of things Grape Seed Extract can do for you if you have diabetes, including studies that show its benefit for blood pressure and vision health.
Grape Seed Extract for People With Diabetes, Part 1 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 74 - People with Diabetes have many issues related to inflammation. The pip (seed) of white grapes is loaded with very powerful antioxidants that have been shown to reduce cellular inflammation, especially Grape Seed Extract.
Natural Help For Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 73 - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, is one of the most common hormonal problems, impacting up to 12% of all women. Here's what you need to know about nutrients that can be beneficial.
Many Strokes Are Preventable – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 72 - Strokes are quite common and are a leading cause of loss of mobility and independence. Yet many strokes are preventable by making simple adjustments to your lifestyle and changing some of the foods you eat.
Update: Vitamin D, Lung Health & The Coronavirus – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 71 - Vitamin D literally unites your immune system, helping it work in a more balanced way and making it very important during cough and cold season and in the protection of your lungs.
Immune-Enhancing Powers of Nucleotides – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 70 - Right now during this pandemic, we all want to make sure we are taking the appropriate steps and measures to enhance our immune defenses. Nucleotides are a really beneficial way to do that.
The Micronutrient & Immune System Connection – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 69 - Amanda Williams, MPH discusses the important role of micronutrients and the immune system, and understanding how the immune system itself is working based on levels of key vitamins and minerals.
Safe Help For Hot Flashes – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 68 - Most women entering and throughout their menopausal years will experience hot flashes that can impact your quality of life. Two studied nutrients - Grape Seed Extract and Resveratrol - may provide great support during this time.
How Too Much Screen Time Impacts Your Eyes – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 67 - In today's world, screen time takes up most of our day. Overtime, this can create potential damage to our eyes from the blue light, the fatigue and strain within the eye muscles. The good news is that there are some nutrients that can be beneficial to your eyes.
COVID-19: Causing Stress & Impacting Cellular Health – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 66 - On today's episode, Amanda Williams, MPH discusses how you can assess your level of stress. This is a really interesting way to see how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting your cellular health.
Choline: An Essential Memory Nutrient – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 65 - Choline is a necessary nutrient for your memory and is an essential nutrient for all activities in your brain related to your memory. Here's the issue; most Americans - about 90% - do not get enough Choline in their food or their diet.
Basic Nutrients Needed During COVID-19 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 64 - With so much information available, how do you know which products are the best to help boost your immune system? And when and how much should you take? Amanda Williams, MPH brings you all of the information you need on basic nutrients that can be beneficial at this time.
Superfood Benefits For Adequate Nutrition & Beyond – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 63 - Right now, everyone is having a difficult time accessing particular foods, especially immune-boosting fruits and vegetables. Superfoods are a great alternative to provide your body the vitamins, minerals and overall nutrients it needs to work optimally.
Signs & Symptoms of an Iron Deficiency – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 62 - Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide. The most common cause of iron deficiency is simply a lack of iron in your diet. If you are severely deficient, it is called anemia. Here's what you need to know.
Keeping The Weight Off After The Keto Diet – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 61 - You have successfully lost a good amount of weight on the Keto diet. So, how do you keep the weight off? There is a supplement that’s been studied in a number of human clinical trials called Phase 2 and it has been proven to keep the lost pounds of fat from returning.
Coronavirus and Common Disease States – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 60 - On today's episode, Amanda Williams, MPH discusses staying healthy with chronic disease states through the Coronavirus. Those who have chronic diseases or underlying medical conditions may have an impacted your immune system can put you at a greater risk.
Why Vitamin D is Essential For Lung Health – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 59 - In today's episode, Jerry Hickey, Ph. focuses on the importance of Vitamin D for the health of your lungs and your overall respiratory health.
Managing Stress Through COVID-19 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 58 - On today's episode, Amanda Williams, MPH discusses how to manage stress while dealing with the everyday changes occurring during COVID-19, including the different nutrients that may be very beneficial.
Important Nutrition For A Healthy Liver – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 57 - Your liver has hundreds of important jobs and is extremely resilient in order to deal with things like toxins and bacteria. In today's episode, Jerry Hickey, Ph. explains its function and important nutrients to maintain a healthy liver.
How Insomnia Impacts Your Overall Health – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 56 - Anyone can have a bad nights sleep, but when it is persistent and beyond your control it is called insomnia, which can damage your health and sometimes shorten your life. Chief Scientific Director and Pharmacist, Jerry Hickey, Ph., brings you information on natural remedies for insomnia.
What Hemp & Cannabidiol Can Do For You – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 55 - Cannabidiol is an ingredient in the hemp plant that has a number of benefits due to its phytocannabinoid, or antioxidant properties. Here's what you need to know about hemp and cannabidiols, according to Jerry Hickey, Ph.
Aged Garlic for Heart and Overall Health – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 54 - On today's episode, Amanda Williams, MPH discusses one of the world's longest used medicinal foods available - Garlic. Many times, it is only looked at for its heart health benefit, but it really has advantages for overall health, especially in its supplemental form, Aged Garlic.
Bromelain: Important Nutrient for Sinusitis – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 53 - If you suffer from Sinusitis, taking the supplement Bromelain and rinsing your sinuses once or twice a day can really help. About 35 million Americans develop Sinusitis each year.
Coronavirus: How To Protect Your Lungs – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 52 - A very important question during this pandemic is, "Can I protect my lungs?" This is where the Coronavirus picks up its tempo and can be really damaging. Here's what you need to know from Jerry Hickey, Ph.
Nutrients for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 51 - Carpal tunnel impacts upwards of 20% of the population. Here's what you need to know about this syndrome and what you can do to naturally support healthy nerves and overall wellness.
Staying Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 50 - Jerry Hickey, Ph. believes the objective during this COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic is to make yourself stronger. If you can make yourself stronger with specific foods and supplements, you can boost your immunity and overall wellness today.
Krill Oil and Fish Oil for Brain Health, Part 2 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 49 - Krill oil has fish oils attached to Phosphatidylcholine and also contains the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin. This has many advantages and even more benefits for the brain than fish oil.
Krill Oil and Fish Oil For Brain Health, Part 1 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 48 - In this episode, Jerry Hickey, Ph. discusses why fish oil is so important for your brain. In part two, he will be diving into Krill oil benefits for your brain.
The Impact Uric Acid Has On Your Body – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 47 - Uric acid is normally found in your blood and in your urine. Higher levels can cause a kidney stone, painful arthritis, kidney damage or can trigger a stroke or a heart attack.
Natural Solutions to Springtime Allergies – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 46 - Many clients request a more natural solution to allergies because they want to avoid the side effects from antihistamine drugs. Here is what you need to know about springtime allergies and the herbs and nutrients that can help.
A Superior Antioxidant: Resveratrol – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 45 - On today's episode, Amanda Williams discussing Resveratrol, the popular anti-aging supplement that is so important for your body, especially your brain and heart. Let's get started.
Painful Kidney Stones – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 44 - Kidney stones are small clumps of minerals in the urinary tract that cause great pain. There are some simple steps that can cut your risk of developing a kidney stone in half but for some, it’s not so easy. Here's what you need to know.
hs-CRP: The Blood Test That Predicts Heart Attacks – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 43 - The hs-CRP test can help predict your future risk of a heart attack and heart disease. This is a test that should be added to your regular yearly check up. Hs-CRP is also called Cardiac-CRP and it is a proxy for inflammation.
Zinc for Immunity During The Coronavirus – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 42 - It’s March and it should be a bit past the peak flu and virus season, but the Coronavirus has changed all of that. Let's talk about Zinc - a superior mineral for a healthy immune system.
Resveratrol For Brain Health – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 41 - The natural plant constituent Resveratrol is a major player in the field of healthy brain aging, according to an already considerable body of clinical evidence. Here's what you need to know about this superior antioxidant.
The Importance of Detoxification in Today’s Toxic World – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 40 - Your body is constantly producing or taking in toxins. Normally, your body is equipped to handle this through your innate detoxification systems but, years ago, we passed a tipping point where many of us are taking in more toxins than we can get rid of.
Test Your Genes for Nutrient Deficiencies – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 39 - Is your body actually absorbing the nutrients and vitamins you are taking? It’s so important to look into gene mutations when it comes to nutrient deficiencies. This could impact the types of supplements you are using and your lifestyle, including your diet.
A Superior Cartilage Nutrient for Joint Comfort – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 38 - Chief Scientific Officer and Pharmacist, Jerry Hickey, Ph. speaks about a clinically studied Type II Cartilage branded nutrient - UC-II™ - for joint comfort. Here's what you need to know.
Sleep Better, Faster & Longer – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 37 - Did you know that 35% of Americans do not get adequate sleep? This has been shown to have a direct link to conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Here's what you need to know.
Nutrients for Swollen Ankles and Feet – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 36 - Today, we are going to talk about swollen ankles, calves and feet which is common, especially if you have been standing or walking a lot. Here, Jerry Hickey, Ph. speaks about the nutrients that can support them.
Nutrients for Nerve Pain – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 35 - More than 20 million people in the United States have been estimated to have some form of nerve pain, but this figure may be significantly higher (NIH). Chief Scientific Officer and Pharmacist Jerry Hickey, Ph. reviews the best nutrients to support healthy nerves.
Frequent Nighttime Urination – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 34 - Millions of men and women are bothered by multiple trips to the bathroom at night to urinate, called Nocturia. Here is what you need to know about frequent nighttime urination.
Potassium for Healthy Blood Pressure – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 33 - Potassium is extremely important for blood pressure control and for the body’s alkaline balance. Yet research is lacking especially in reference to the effects of many minerals on blood pressure.
How Turmeric & Boswellia Support Joint Health – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 32 - In Episode 32, Jerry Hickey, Ph. discusses how the herbs Turmeric and Boswellia can enhance joint health and comfort. Here is the information you need to walk in rhythm!
Green Tea’s Impact on Longevity and Heart Health – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 31 - With so much evidence in the form of clinical studies available, it's hard to dismiss the impact Green tea can have on your longevity and heart health. Jerry Hickey, Ph. discusses the most recent studies in Episode 31.
Essential Nutrients for Attention and Focus – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 30 - Amanda Williams, MPH, discusses the different nutrients that are beneficial to supporting your brain, particularly for focus, productivity, and attention in Episode 30.
Your Beauty Products Are Toxic To Your Breast Health – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 29 - You likely have been exposed to scores of chemicals in personal hygiene and beauty products. These toxins are being absorbed through your skin are causing damage to your breast health. Jerry Hickey, Ph. brings you what you need to know in Episode 29.
Fatty Liver: The Most Common Disease You’ve Never Heard Of – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 28 - In Episode 28, Chief Scientific Officer and Pharmacist, Jerry Hickey, Ph. discusses the most common disease you probably are not even thinking about - fatty liver disease.
Rhodiola Benefits Beyond Stress – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 27 - On today's episode, Amanda Williams, MPH. discusses Rhodiola, a powerful adaptogenic herb, and the science behind how it can help optimize your health.
Your New Winter Skin Care Routine – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 26 - In the winter your skin turns dry, flaky, dull and itchy. Change up your winter skin routine when colder weather strikes and these steps will earn you a rich winter glow!
Turmeric and Boswellia for Brain Health – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 24 - Both Turmeric and Boswellia protect the brain during the aging process and have been shown to improve day-to-day memory. Join Jerry Hickey, Ph. in Episode 24 as he discusses its importance.
All About Hydrolyzed Collagen – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 23 - On today's episode, Amanda Williams, MPH provides information about one of the most popular proteins and supplements, Collagen and why Hydrolyzed Collagen is best to supplement with.
Grape Seed for Healthy Circulation – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 22 - In Episode 22, Jerry Hickey, Ph. focuses on grape seed and how it has been proven clinically to improve and protect your circulatory system, especially your circulation and blood pressure.
Adaptogens: Herbs For Energy and Immunity – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 21 - Today, Jerry Hickey, Ph. discusses three scientifically substantiated adaptogens - Panax Ginseng, Rhodiola rosea, and L-Theanine - to help you handle stress, improve your energy, and support your immune system.
Building Bone Even While You’re Sleeping – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 20 - Bone is complex and it has many functions. In Episode 20, Jerry Hickey, Ph. teaches us some of the lesser-known secrets to building bone at any age, even while sleeping!
Living with Fibromyalgia, Part 2 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 19 - Amanda Williams, MPH., dives into scientific and clinical research done on key nutrients that are correlated with Fibromyalgia. Episode 19 is the final episode in our Fibromyalgia series.
Living with Fibromyalgia, Part 1 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 18 - In Episode 18, Amanda Williams, MPH., talks about Fibromyalgia - what it is, how many people are impacted, and the different nutrients that can be incredibly supportive.
Coronavirus and Immunity – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 17 - The purpose of today’s episode is not to alarm you. But you should know how to support the function of your immune system with the help of specific nutrients, especially with the spread of the coronavirus.
Importance of Aged Garlic for Heart Health – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 16 - According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States. In this episode, Jerry Hickey, Ph. discusses the importance of Aged Garlic for overall heart health.
Your Thyroid Is A Critical Aspect of Your Health, Part 2 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 15 - On today's episode, Amanda Williams, MPH discusses the appropriate blood tests that provide an accurate indication of how well your thyroid is functioning and the specific nutrients that can help optimize it.
Your Thyroid Is A Critical Aspect of Your Health, Part 1 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 14 - On today's episode, Amanda Williams, MPH discusses the thyroid gland, as it is a very complex yet critical aspect of our health, yet one of the more difficult to understand fully.
Nucleotides: The Immune System Tonic – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 13 - We're in the middle of winter and people are concerned about the flu going around (and rightfully so). In this episode, Jerry Hickey, Ph. discusses evidence on how Nucleotides can support healthy immunity.
Fish and Krill Oil For Your Heart – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 12 - In today's episode, Jerry Hickey, Ph. discusses the importance of fish oils in your diet, specifically krill oil in the support of heart health.
Living A Healthy Life With Diabetes, Part 3 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 11 - This is Part 3 of Living A Healthy Life with Diabetes, where Amanda discusses specific omega-3 fatty acids and herbal extracts and how they provide additional support to enhance insulin sensitivity and regulate blood glucose levels.
Living A Healthy Life With Diabetes, Part 2 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 10 - In Episode 2 of Living A Healthy Life with Diabetes, Amanda Williams, MPH breaks down the difference between prediabetes and metabolic syndrome. Plus, essential nutrients to help counteract the impact of the SAD diet.
The Tools You Need to Lead A Healthy Life with Diabetes, Part 1 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 9 - In Episode 9, Amanda Williams, MPH delves into diabetes and breaks down what to do with your diet, as well as nutrients that can be very beneficial.
Avoid The Flu With Green Tea and Vitamin D – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 8 - In Episode 8, Jerry Hickey, Ph., discusses how to improve the odds of not getting the flu this winter and what you can do nutritionally for your immune system.
More Than Just Muscles! How Creatine Supports Memory – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 7 - Creatine is not just for your muscles and it's not just for gym lovers! Research explained in Episode 7 takes a deep dive into it's brain health benefits.
Studies Show Sterols Can Help Lower Cholesterol Levels – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 6 - In Episode 6 of the Invite Health Podcast, Jerry Hickey, Ph., discusses what cholesterol is, its impact on your body, and the effectiveness of sterols in lowering cholesterol levels.
Why Multivitamins Are So Essential To Your Health Today – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 5 - Episode 5 discusses research that consistently demonstrates multivitamins power up the brain, improve focus and mental clarity, and support memory functions for all age groups.
The Strong Connection Lutein Has on Memory and Vision – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 4 - Today we are going to discuss the strong connections between eye health and memory. There is one important nutrient that stands out more than the other - Lutein. Let's get started on episode 4.
Promoting Healthy Immunity with Probiotics This Winter – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 3 - In Episode 3, Jerry Hickey, Ph. discusses which specific strains of probiotics have been proven to help protect you from winter time infections, helping you boost your immunity.
Cocoa Is A Superior Heart Health Superfood – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 2 - Cocoa is one of nature's more powerful superfoods that contains essential minerals and polyphenols that have been shown to support heart health in amazing ways. Let's get started!
How Living In A Digital World Impacts Your Vision – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 1 - Today, we are living in a digital world where escaping your screen can seem impossible. Here are some concerns you need to know about regarding your vision.
The Invite Health Podcast: Get Excited About Getting Healthy! - We’ve taken our over 20 years of experience on health talk radio to offer you the most important health and wellness information every week day on the new Invite Health Podcast.