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Take these supplements for your memory, Part 2, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 631

Take these supplements for your memory, Part 2, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 631

Subscribe Today! Please see below for a complete transcript of this episode. TAKE THESE SUPPLEMENTS FOR YOUR MEMORY- PART 2. INVITEⓇ HEALTH PODCAST, EPISODE 631 Hosted by Jerry Hickey, Ph.   *Intro Music* InViteⓇ Health Podcast Intro: [00:00:04] Welcome to the InViteⓇ Health Podcast, where 

Take these supplements for your memory, Part 1, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 630

Take these supplements for your memory, Part 1, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 630

Subscribe Today! Please see below for a complete transcript of this episode. TAKE THESE SUPPLEMENTS FOR YOUR MEMORY- PART 1. INVITEⓇ HEALTH PODCAST, EPISODE 630 Hosted by Jerry Hickey, Ph. *Intro Music* InViteⓇ Health Podcast Intro: [00:00:04] Welcome to the Invite Health podcast, where our 

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Part 2.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Part 2.

Written by Dr.Claire Arcidiacono, ND

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

Last week we started talking about lupus and its repercussions as an autoimmune disease. This week we will continue this fascinating topic.  To begin our topic we will start with some risk factors that put you at a higher risk of developing lupus.  Let’s start with family history, while lupus does appear to run in families, no single gene has been found as the “cause” of lupus. Rather than one gene causing lupus it appears as though multiple genes activated together along with environmental factors leads to lupus developing. (1) Now as I said in my last blog lupus does affect more women than men. In fact, for every man diagnosed with lupus, 9 women are diagnosed! One theory for this difference is the naturally higher levels of estrogen and lower levels of androgens that occurs in women. Other theories place this discrepancy on the gene differences of the X and Y chromosomes. † (2)

Lupus is as I’ve said an autoimmune disease and thus anything that increases the risk of developing an autoimmune disease will increase the risk of developing lupus. Leaky gut has been found to have an association with quite a few autoimmune diseases such as lupus. Having an overgrowth of bad bacteria, also known as; gut dysbiosis, is a risk factor for developing lupus both because it increases the chance of developing leaky gut and because the bad bacteria themselves are a risk factor for lupus. (3) An example of a specific bacteria that is linked to lupus is Epstein Barr virus. † (4)

Food allergies and sensitivities have also been found in studies to increase the risk of autoimmune disorders such as lupus. (5) An example of a food allergy that is associated with lupus is celiac disease. It is interesting to note that not everyone with a sensitivity to gluten has celiac disease and thus while an individual may test negative for celiac, they may want to try an elimination diet and eliminate gluten as a test just in case gluten is making their condition worse. † (6)

In addition to food allergies there are other dietary risk factors for autoimmune conditions. The standard American diet or typical western diet has been found in studies to be a huge risk factor for developing an autoimmune disease. † (7)

Other risk factors for lupus include smoking, exposure to certain chemicals and last but not least being obese or overweight.  † (4)

Lupus is usually diagnosed by a combination of blood work, physical exam and a review of symptoms with your doctor. Since lupus is similar to many autoimmune diseases these diseases may have to be ruled out before lupus is finally diagnosed. †

While there is no cure for lupus a combination of conventional and complementary treatments can help control the symptoms and even in some cases the progression of the illness. First due to the fact that lupus flare-ups are often triggered by sunlight it is recommended to reduce exposure to sunlight. It is also recommended to reduce activities that cause extreme fatigue. Stopping smoking and changing your diet can also eliminate flare up triggers. (8) Medications that are recommended for lupus can include NSAIDs as well as corticosteroids and immunosuppressant’s (9) Due to the strong potential for interactions it is important to have a list of all medications you are taking when speaking to an Invite nutritionist. As I wrote in my prior blog lupus often will lead to kidney damage. In up to 30% of people a kidney transplant is required due to the amount of kidney damage. † (10)

Working with Lupus requires a more in-depth approach due to its autoimmune nature. First, we must address the autoimmune/ pro-inflammatory aspect of the disease. At the same time, we must work on the symptoms and protect the organs from damage. †

Because I wanted to take the time and really talk about the supplements that can help lupus, I have decided to split this article into a 3rd part. Next week we will review the supplements that are very helpful in working with lupus. We will start with anti-inflammatory supplements such as Turmeric which has been found in studies to be helpful in autoimmune (11, 12). We will also discuss the benefits of bromelain (13), CBD (14, 15) as well as Resveratrol (16, 17).  In addition to the immune system modulators, we will discuss the benefits of D3 (19, 20), as well as NAC (21, 22, 23, 24, 25), Probiotics (26) and lastly Omega-3s (27). All of these supplements help address lupus in different ways and it is important to go over them on an individual level. †

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


  1. Martens HA, Nolte IM, van der Steege G, Schipper M, Kallenberg CG, Te Meerman GJ, Bijl M (March 2009). “An extensive screen of the HLA region reveals an independent association of HLA class I and class II with susceptibility for systemic lupus erythematosus”. Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology. 38 (4): 256–262. doi:1080/03009740802552469. PMID 19255932. S2CID 1514217.
  2. Murphy G, Isenberg D (December 2013). “Effect of gender on clinical presentation in systemic lupus erythematosus”. Rheumatology. 52 (12): 2108–2115. doi:1093/rheumatology/ket160. PMID 23641038.
  3. https://www.healthshots.com/preventive-care/self-care/can-a-leaky-gut-put-you-at-risk-of-autoimmune-diseases/
  4. https://www.autoimmuneinstitute.org/7-risk-factors-for-autoimmune-disease/
  5. https://news.unchealthcare.org/2019/06/food-allergens-autoimmune-diseases-allergic-diseases/#:~:text=The%20researchers%20are%20the%20first,of%20allergy%20and%20clinical%20immunology.
  6. https://www.newhope.com/supply-news-amp-analysis/can-food-allergy-cause-lupus
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4034518/
  8. D’Cruz DP, Khamashta MA, Hughes GR (February 2007). “Systemic lupus erythematosus”. Lancet. 369 (9561): 587–596. CiteSeerX 1.1.1008.5428doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(07)60279-7. PMID 17307106. S2CID 28468112.
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  10. Cochat P, Fargue S, Mestrallet G, Jungraithmayr T, Koch-Nogueira P, Ranchin B, Zimmerhackl LB (November 2009). “Disease recurrence in paediatric renal transplantation”. Pediatric Nephrology. 24 (11): 2097–2108. doi:1007/s00467-009-1137-6. PMC 2753770. PMID 19247694.
  11. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17569223/
  12. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10408398.2020.1850417?journalCode=bfsn20
  13. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8366142/
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  15. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2828614/
  16. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7796143/#:~:text=Resveratrol%20exhibits%20strong%20antioxidant%20activity,signaling%20pathways%20(Figure%203).
  17. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5748756/
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  20. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5743852/
  21. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8129408/
  22. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4509375/
  23. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3270338/
  24. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4509375/
  25. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3411859/
  26. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3864899/
  27. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/17-health-benefits-of-omega-3#TOC_TITLE_HDR_6


You’re Older, think about taking these supplements, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 620

You’re Older, think about taking these supplements, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 620

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Don’t Get Frail, Fight Back, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 619.

Don’t Get Frail, Fight Back, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 619.

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New Year Detox Tips, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 611

New Year Detox Tips, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 611

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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] With the holidays behind us, many people like to focus in on their New Year’s resolutions. Besides losing weight, I would say one of the biggest resolutions that people oftentimes will try to focus in on is trying to be less toxic. And this can be in all areas of your life. But in particular, we talk about detoxification. And this can come from cleaner eating as well as through different supplements that people are often inquiring about as we enter into a new year. So I want to talk today about some ways that we can promote healthy detoxification as we move forward into the new year. So I am Dr. Amanda Williams, scientific director at Invite Health, and every single day, our bodies go through different phases of detoxification. It’s actually called metabolic detoxification, which is really quite complex, but it’s very fascinating at the same time because our body is using these wonderful built in mechanisms to eliminate all of these harmful compounds that we come across, whether it’s from the air we breathe, from the foods that we’re eating, and even toxins that build up internally. So we always want to make sure that we’re doing the right thing to give ourselves that extra helping hand. And we can use different strategies when it comes to our diet exercise, as well as supplementation to really kind of give the body the ability to go through those different phases of detoxification in the most successful way possible.† [00:02:20]

[00:02:21] So there’s three different phases. I’m not going to get into the heavy details on that. I’ve done podcasts on metabolic detoxification, so you can definitely look that one up. But when it comes to, you know, minimizing our exposure to toxins, I talk about this often, about trying to avoid those fragrances that you may be are fascinated by when it comes to lotions and shampoos. These are just added things as far as chemicals that we are introducing into our system. So we know that we can make wiser choices as we enter into the new year. The utilization of the InVite Health shampoo and conditioner, body moisturizer, face wash, these are all going to be very positive ways to avoid that chemical exposure, so that’s one area. We also know that we can be trying to select organic fruits and vegetables. This is always key, but even if you can’t get your hands on organic, you know, really trying to be cognizant of making sure that we are cleaning and washing our fruits and vegetables before we consume them. And then we want to, of course, include in the key nutrients that the body requires when it comes to daily detoxification. So we’re talking basic vitamins and minerals, folks. So even taking the Core multivitamin or the multi energy powder is an excellent way to kind of kick all of this off. We know that the more that we incorporate in powerful flavonoids into our diet, we are going to be on that right path. So there are many different ways that we can do this. We can look at things such as mushrooms and onions and peppers that we know really help to support the body’s natural detoxification. Add in some cilantro, some parsley, these are really easy ways for us to make sure that the body has the ability to properly detoxify, and we can certainly zero in on certain foods that really help to enhance liver detoxification, cruciferous vegetables. We know that that is going to benefit us for a couple of different reasons. In particular, even when we think about the way hormone metabolites can build up in the body and sometimes our liver can struggle with that. So when it comes to the indole-3-carbinol and the sulfuraphanes, that are contained within cruciferous vegetables, this is always a very beneficial way for us to make sure that the liver has what it needs to go through those different phases of daily detoxification looking at our green leafy vegetables and certainly also another area that we know can provide us a significant amount of support.† [00:05:05]


[00:05:05] Pretty much any of the berries, you know, those deep purple and red berries are going to pack an awful lot of punch when it comes to cellular detoxification citrus fruits. With that added, you know, natural source of vitamin C and the other minerals can also be very beneficial as well. So we look at the changes in the diet and we think, well, this can be fairly easy, right? We can just start to incorporate in a more Mediterranean style way of eating and we’re really kind of hitting that mark with supporting daily detoxification. But I understand for some folks, you know, maybe they feel limited, they feel like they, you know, don’t really want to to make these major dietary modifications. They’re going to try and do this and, you know, slow steps, and I certainly understand that. I always encourage people, the more that you eat a mediterranean style way of, you know, your diet each and every single day, the more that you’re going to feel better and you’re going to feel more energetic. And this, of course, is going to, you know, be cross system benefit. So it’s beneficial for the brain, for the heart, you name it. Mediterranean style is the way to go.† [00:06:21]

[00:06:21] But let’s just say that you’re kind of easing your way in, you said, all right, you know, I’m in this year, I’m going to start to eat, you know, more mushrooms or more onions in my food, more garlic, whatever, be the case. But you’re you’re still maybe not doing all the right things, then we want to be zeroing in on those key nutrients I had mentioned. Taking a daily multivitamin is always advantageous. We can also look at other nutrients that we know are very supportive when it comes to the way that our liver is managing the toxic sludge, as I like to describe it. But all the toxins that we just build up, whether they are endogenously made, meaning they’re coming from inside the body or if we are looking at extrinsic sources, which we know there are many of those. And this is where I always default to the Dr. Pressman daily detox powder, because this is just incredibly comprehensive when it comes to supporting the liver’s ability to filter through all of that sludge that can build up. And we certainly recognize that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or metabolic liver disease is on the rise in this country. So we want to do what we can as far as dietary changes, as well as giving that extra nutrient to the liver each and every single day. So the daily detox powder contains key nutrients, things such as milk thistle, it has ellagic acid, which is coming from pomegranate, it has green tea extract, it has nutrients to support proper fluid balance such as dandelion extract and watercress. So it’s incredibly comprehensive. It contains the amino acid, methionine, which helps to support those different phases of metabolic detoxification. So the Dr. Pressman daily detox powder is always the first thing when I think about cellular detoxification to include, as I mentioned, we can look at many other nutrients that we know have been studied and shown to be highly effective. You know, green tea, clearly any of the the power antioxidants, resveratrol, for example, apple cider vinegar, we can look at alpha lipoic acid, a lot of different things that we know can help to facilitate this. You know, straight milk thistle itself is also an option, but if we want to be incredibly comprehensive, I think that the daily detox powder is really the way to go. And at the end of the day, we all want to be doing better when it comes to the choices that we make as far as our diet, exercise and of course what supplements are going to best support our specific needs.† [00:09:07]


[00:09:07] And the way that I look at it is there’s no such thing as like a crash detox because they’re not really effective. It’s kind of like a crash diet, also not very effective. It’s they’re not sustainable over time. But what we do know is that if we eat a healthy diet every day for adhering to a mediterranean style way of eating, and we are also recognizing that every day our body is having to contend with different chemicals and exposures that we have, so incorporating in a supplement that’s going to support everyday cellular detoxification such as the daily detox powder, this is really the avenue that we want to be focused or zeroed in on so that we get that comprehensive daily support. So we want to do first with our foods, let food be thy medicine. And secondly, we have to say, well, we know that we go through these different phases and we know that these different phases are heavily reliant on the vitamins and minerals and antioxidants. So if we can add in a powerful multivitamin, such as the Core multivitamin or the multi energy powder, and then we enhance that even more by adding in that daily detox powder, we’re really setting ourselves up to have a more successful path when it comes to keeping our body free of all of that sludge. So I thought this was a fitting time to talk about detox, because a lot of folks after the holidays do feel like this is the time that they not only want to shed some extra pounds, but they also want to zero in and focus in on liver health and just overall body detox.† [00:10:49]

[00:10:50] So that is all that I have for you for today. 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 you make sure that you subscribe and you leave us a review. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at InVite Health and we will see you next time for another episode of the InViteⓇ Health Podcast.†[00:10:50]

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