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Basic Tips for Optimal Kidney Health, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 615

Basic Tips for Optimal Kidney Health, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 615

Subscribe Today! Please see below for a complete transcript of this episode. BASIC TIPS FOR OPTIMAL KIDNEY HEALTH, INVITE HEALTH PODCAST, EPISODE 615 Hosted by Amanda Williams, MD, MPH. *Intro Music* InViteⓇ Health Podcast Intro:  [00:00:04] Welcome to the InViteⓇ Health Podcast, where our degreed 

Probiotics for more than Immunity, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 608

Probiotics for more than Immunity, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 608

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Healthy Tips for the Holiday Season, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 601

Healthy Tips for the Holiday Season, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 601

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Hosted by Amanda Williams, MD, MPH.

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InViteⓇ Health Podcast Intro: [00:00:04] Welcome to the InViteⓇ Health Podcast, where our degreed health care professionals are excited to offer you the most important health and wellness information you need to make informed choices about your health. You can learn more about the products discussed in each of these episodes and all that InVite Health has to offer at www.invitehealth.com/podcast. First time customers can use promo code, PODCAST at checkout for an additional 15% off your first purchase. Let’s get started.† [00:00:34]

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Amanda Williams MD, MPH: [00:00:40] It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time for people to overindulge and stuff themselves. But we want to be able to make it through this holiday season in a more successful way. I’m Dr. Amanda Williams, scientific director at InVite Health, and the holiday season is upon us, which means that people oftentimes overdo it. So we want to walk through some different key pointers to allow you to make your way, more unscathed during this holiday season. First, we don’t want to stuff ourselves. This is one of the most important holiday survival tips. I would say being mindful about what we are doing during the holidays is very important. We have to recognize that when we are full, we are full. We don’t need to continue to eat. And this can be a very challenging feat for many folks. So looking at, portion control, you can enjoy your favorite holiday foods, but just limit the quantities. Oftentimes people say, well, you know. People are bringing all these different dishes and I want to try them. I say, that’s fine, but we don’t need to have full servings. Take just a small little bit of that food so you can try it, but you’re not overdoing it. We can always look at, you know, how we can make healthier options available to us during the holiday time. There are so many different recipes out there nowadays that are definitely geared more towards the health conscious individuals. And certainly when it comes to healthy holiday eating, this is becoming more and more simplified. And we know of course, that we can be utilizing different nutrients to kind of create an environment where we’re not tempted to overeat.† [00:02:32]

[00:02:33]We can look at the Trim HX, for example, that is that wonderful combination of 5-HTP, along with the Grain of Paradise extract, and so this is one of those go to formulations during the holidays because it helps with the stress response, and clearly we know that during the holidays a lot of people do experience higher amounts of stress. Maybe it’s just because you feel like you don’t have enough time to get everything done, or maybe you just don’t really want to be hanging around your family and you’re forced into doing that, and we have to be realistic. This is a big issue for many folks. And when it comes to our adrenal response, not only does this create a problem with excess cortisol release, which can lead to excess weight gain, but then we add in the complications of overeating and overindulging in foods that we normally don’t eat. So by having the Trim Hx which gives you the 5- HTP, to really help that management of the stress helps with the healthy support of serotonin release, so we’re in a better mood. One could say. And then the grain of paradise in that formulation, which works as a thermogenic agent. So it helps with the fat burning. And if we have too many white fat cells, that kind of sit around and are stagnant and do nothing except continue to grow, then that’s a problem. We want our fat cells to act more like brown fat, that baby fat. And so this is what the Grain of paradise will actually achieve for us. Because it helps with that conversion of making white fat cells act more like brown fat cells. So this is a great thing to have on board for managing our stress, and any additional weight that we may put on during the holidays. Another thing that I think is often overlooked is the use of digestive enzymes and probiotics during the holidays. Of course, we want to bolster up our immune defenses, but when we are eating foods that are maybe higher in carbohydrate that we normally would not be eating, having those digestive enzymes on board will aid the body in better breakdown of those carbohydrates. So the Digestive Hx is a wonderful thing to incorporate into your supplementation routine, along with looking at something like Phase 2, which is that carb neutralizer,that carb blocker that contains white kidney bean extract, which has been shown highly effective in clinical trials, to blunt the impact that those high carb meals will actually have on us. And leading to a less likelihood of putting on that extra holiday weight. So digestive enzymes taking that before your meals with Digestive Hx of course, adding in the Phase 2. And then to mitigate the stress, we can look at the Trim HX formulation.† [00:05:31]


 [00:05:32] We know there are many different foods that have natural digestive enzymes, things like pineapple, for example, papaya, and we can incorporate these into some of our recipes. But we can also yield the benefit from using Digestive HX, which contains the Bromelain, and the papain extract, probiotic, of course, would be incredibly advantageous during the holidays because not only is it beneficial for any pesky little bugs that we may get exposed to in our environment, either coming from foods that we’re eating as well as just things that we’re breathing in. It would be wise to take the Probiotic Hx during the holiday season to really benefit our overall digestive health as well as our immune health. And heck, we know with probiotic, we get that that good gut brain connection, so for your overall sense of well-being is also very, very beneficial. So it’s the holidays we know we can, you know, swap out for healthier foods. We can eat less, we can certainly incorporate in the nutrients that help lower inflammation in the body. Things such as the biocurcumin/5-loxin, would be incredibly advantageous. And the key thing also during the holiday season is to make sure that we are getting adequate sleep. So the utilization of L-THEANINE or 5-HTP would be incredibly wise to to consider or even the use of melatonin. So a lot of different things that we can do, to gear ourselves up for this upcoming holiday season. We know that when it comes to the holidays, many things are out of our control, but many things certainly are in our control and making better choices, trying to maybe play around with some recipes where you’re still getting that full punch of your  holiday flair. But maybe in a healthier way. Would be a wise choice to be considering, and then, of course adding in those different nutrients, the Digestive Hx, the Probiotic Hx, the Trim HX, I absolutely love that product for the holidays because it’s work on both the thermogenesis, so having that fat burning property to it, along with the support for our mood and our stress, very, very important.† [00:08:05]


[00:08:06] And then of course, we can also look at adding in nutrients to target and combat inflammation, I had mentioned the Bio curcumin w/5-loxin and but also, hey, take some extra Krill oil or Fish oil during the holiday season as well would also be a very good idea. So that is all that I have for you for today. Just a little insight on making it through the holidays in a healthier way. I want to thank you so much for tuning in to the InViteⓇ Health Podcast. Remember, you can find all of our episodes for free wherever you listen to podcasts, or by visiting, invitehealth.com/podcast. Do make sure that you subscribe and you leave us a review. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at InViteHealth. And we will see you next time for  another episode of the InViteⓇ Health Podcast† [00:08:06]

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Allie’s Breast Cancer Healthy Recipe Guide

Allie’s Breast Cancer Healthy Recipe Guide

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS~ HEALTHY RECIPE GUIDE By: Allie Might, FMC, INHC, ATT Sometimes there’s a lot of information online that can cause one to get really inspired. That has been what’s happened to me over the past couple of weeks, especially with the topic of 

Summary of Digestive Health

Summary of Digestive Health

Dr.Claire concludes her series by summarizing the most common digestive health issues that occur among many individuals.

The Gut-Estrogen Connection

The Gut-Estrogen Connection

Written by Dr. Kayanne McDermott, ND estrogen

For further questions or concerns email me at kmcdermott@invitehealth.com†

Have you ever been to a party or event and someone asks how you’re feeling? What you want to say is you’re bloated, tired, can’t think straight, and constipated but you say,” I’m well, how are you?” The symptoms I’ve listed are for Gut dysbiosis or Intestinal Dysbiosis, an imbalanced gut flora. (1) Gut dysbiosis changes the composition of the community of organisms in your digestive system relative to the microbiome found in a healthy individual. I always say, it all starts in the gut. Think of your gut as the roots and the rest of your body, the tree. In order for a tree or plant to get its nutrients and hydration, the roots have to be watered and fertilized, not the limbs, or the leaves. The balance of your gut flora or gut microbiome, affects your health in more ways than one. Bloating, gas, loose stools, constipation, fatigue, anxiety, depression, period pain, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), recurrent vaginal infections, acne, bladder infections, and so much more. Today, I’m going to talk a little bit about the connection between the gut microbiome and estrogen production.†


The gut microbiome regulates estrogens through the secretion of B-glucuronidase, an enzyme that breaks down estrogen into their active forms. (2) When there’s an imbalance of the gut flora, an excess of bad bacteria floating around in the gut, estrogen can regress into divided forms, reabsorbing back into the bloodstream. This results in Estrogen Dominance or an excess of estrogen, common among women and men. Estrogen dominance has been associated with conditions such as breast & uterine cancers, fibroids, endometriosis, benign prostate hyperplasia, & polycystic ovarian syndrome. Symptoms may include, but not limited to, mood swings, irritability, depression, weight gain, trouble sleeping, hair loss, irregular menses, low libido, low energy, and brain fog.†

A balanced, healthy gut consists of abundant & diversified ecosystem of billions and trillions of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. This can support a healthy, hormone balance. Balancing your hormones, is to balance your gut microbiome. (3) Eat more plants, especially cruciferous vegetables, fruits, fermented foods and whole grains to increase your fiber consumption. This feeds the good bacteria, supports the breakdown and excretion of estrogen as well as estrogen metabolism.†


Studies have shown flax seed may support hormone imbalance due to the high concentration of lignans and fiber. (4) Invite’s Organic Flaxseed Powder or

High Lignan Flaxseed Capsules can be beneficial in supporting the recycling and balancing of the estrogen pathways.†

As you work on supporting your hormones and balancing your gut bacteria, indoles and sulphorphane found in cruciferous vegetables may support the liver’s metabolism of estrogen, and providing indirect antioxidant support for hormone-sensitive tissues. (5) It’s impossible to get the necessary amount required through eating cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower alone. Implement Invite’s Indole-3-Carbinol with DIM to enhance the process of the gut-hormone balance.†

B vitamins especially Vitamins B6, B12 & Folate play huge roles in balancing hormones. Estrogen metabolism weighs heavily on these vitamins especially due to their significant role in the process. For example, Vitamin B6 participates in making progesterone. You can add Invite’s Methyl B to your daily supplement routine, if you’re experiencing estrogen dominance.†


It’s necessary for excess estrogen to be cycled out of the body through good liver metabolism and having a healthy and balanced gut flora. Remember when I mentioned that an overgrowth of bacteria creates an enzyme causing estrogen to be recycled back into your bloodstream instead of through your stool or urine? In addition to eating fermented foods such as Kimchi, sauerkraut, organic kefir, organic kombucha to support a healthy gut microbiome, adding Invite’s Probiotic Hx and Probiotic Hx Women, a probiotic made specifically for women’s needs, would support you by decreasing the activity of beta-glucaronidase. A majority of us do not include fermented foods in our daily diet due to limited time and resources. Supplementing daily with Probiotics are essential. †


Probiotics are live bacteria that not only help support a healthy gut microbiome but may lower inflammation in the gut. There are ongoing studies on how probiotics impact the gut microbiome. Using probiotics could provide support in fertility, urinary tract & vaginal infections, reducing anxiety & depression, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), better sleep, clearing of bloating, constipation & IBS,(inflammatory bowel syndrome), as well as improved weight loss. (6) When there’s inflammation in the gut, estrogen metabolism can be impacted significantly.†

If you suspect that you may be experiencing estrogen dominance, speak with your Gynecologist as well as an Invite Health degreed healthcare professional who can work together to support you on your hormone balancing journey.†



(1) José E Belizário, Joel Faintuch. (2012). Microbiome and Gut Dysbiosis. PMID: 30535609

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-74932-7_13

(2))James M Baker, Layla Al-Nakkash, Melissa M Herbst-Kralovetz. (Epub, Jun 23, 2017.) “Estrogen-gut microbiome axis: Physiological and clinical implications.” Mauritas. 2017 Sep;103:45-53. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2017.06.025.

(3) José E Belizário, Joel Faintuch. (2012). Microbiome and Gut Dysbiosis. PMID: 30535609

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-74932-7_13

(4)W R Phipps, M C Martini, J W Lampe, J L Slavin, M S Kurzer. (November 1, 1993). “The Effect of flax seed Ingestion on the Menstrual cycle.”  The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Volume 77, Issue 5. Pages 1215-1219.

(5)Karen J Auborn , Saijun Fan, Eliot M Rosen, Leslie Goodwin, Alamelu Chandraskaren, David E Williams, DaZhi Chen, Timothy H Carter. ” (2003 Jul). Indole-3-carbinol is a negative regulator of estrogen.” The Journal of Nutrition.

(6) Romm, Aviva MD. (2021). “Hormone Intelligence: the complete guide to calming hormone chaos and restoring your body’s natural blueprint for well-being.” First Edition. San Francisco.

Maryann Kwa, Claudia S Plottel, Martin J Blaser, Sylvia Adams. (April 22, 2016). “The Intestinal Microbiome and Estrogen Receptor-Positive Female Breast Cancer.”  The Journal of National Cancer Institute.