No matter your age or health status, your heart needs good nutrition.

Jolie Root

Heart Support

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There is a lot of concern about cardiovascular health. With good reason, Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. Before I go any further, I want to be clear. We are not discussing how to treat your heart disease. Nutrients don’t treat heart disease. Nutrients nourish the body. Drugs are not nutrients and nutrients are not drugs. Don’t confuse the two. Doctors treat heart disease using drugs and surgery and possibly modest dietary changes. This is not what we are talking about.

In this interview with Jolie Root, we are focusing on is the importance of all the other things that you can and should do that support not only cardiovascular health but also the health of your entire system. Nutrients that are good for the brain and also good for the heart. Nutrients that are good for inflammation are good throughout the body. Exercise benefits the entire body as do most of the good things we can do for ourselves. So the topic we are discussing is what can you do to support health and cardiovascular health in particular. Whether you are healthy or have some cardiovascular issue, the point is that the lifestyle you choose and the foods and nutrients you consume are foundational. They are not optional. A human body cannot be fully healthy when lifestyle and diet are sub optimal.

Heart HealthThere are a lot of interviews here on that have a focus on cardiovascular health. There are lot’s of nutrients that support cardiovascular health. We will discuss many of those specific nutrients in this interview with Jolie. It is critical that you understand the value of each particular nutrient. Every nutrient or herb offers a unique property. It is the intelligent application of the nutrients that will provide the best outcomes. This is the hard part for most people, understanding and choosing the nutrients to take.

When we say omega-3 is good for heart health, or CoQ10 is good for heart support, or curcumin is helpful for inflammation, we don’t really convey the how or why of the benefit. Each is distinct from one another. The nutritional benefits of each is different. They are all supportive of cardiovascular structure and/or function. Whatever the health concern you have, you want to target the cells, tissues and organs of the body, when choosing your supplements. We will discuss these nutrients and more in this interview.

Carlson is an award winning company. Awards are a good tool for judging a company. Good companies receive awards for one simple reason: they are good companies making quality products. They are good employers and good community partners. Carlson is that type of company.

Carlson Labs has a long history that deserves recognition. It was in the mid sixties that Susan Carlson learned of the research in Canada on vitamin E and heart disease. She took her father to the Shute Institute which was researching natural vitamin E for cardiovascular health. That nutritional intervention led to Carlson Labs introducing natural vitamin E to the U.S. market. Remember, this was mid sixties. Then in 1981 Carlson introduced Norwegian Cod Liver Oil and Fish Oil. At that time most people knew cod liver oil as that foul tasting stuff that mothers gave kids to keep them healthy. Susan Carlson introduced a pure oil that tasted good. Again remember that those were very different times. The point of this is to give you a point of distinction. We have access to the many important nutrients thanks to people like John and Susan Carlson and their passion for nutrition and education. This is still a family owned company. It does make a difference who you trust.

We use Carlson Lemon Flavored Liquid Fish Oil in my family. We have used it for at least 15 years and we credit the omega-3 for improving our health in very specific  and dramatic ways. 

Book - Metabolic Cardiology

One of the most impactful interviews I have done on cardiovascular health is with Dr. Stephen Sinatra. Dr. Sinatra is a metabolic cardiologist and he has studied the impact of nutrients on heart health for nearly 40 years. His original book Metabolic Cardiology is still one of the best resources if you have any cardiac concerns. Dr. Sinatra explains the benefits of the most important nutrients for cardiovascular support. He provides specific nutritional protocols based on various cardiovascular concerns. Here is the link to all of the interviews with Dr. Sinatra here on If you need specific guidance this is an excellent resource. 

About Jolie Root
Jolie is the Senior Nutritionist/Educator at Carlson Laboratories. She began as a natural products retailer who evolved into a career in education in the health sciences. She is a nutritionist and a nurse. She understands both the science and the practical application of good nutrition for health. Jolie hosts a weekly radio show called Food for Thought which is heard in New York, Florida and online.











The Healing Power of the Endocannabinoid System  (ECS)

Jade Beutler
Brain Support

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It’s surprising to many that the ECS was only discovered in 1988. However since then there have been over 23000 studies listed on PubMed containing the word “cannabinoid”. If you want to review the science go to PubMed and search the studies.  That is a lot of interest. The origin of the ECS discovery is Dr. Raphael Mechoulam who was researching how marijuana THC works in the body and brain. Dr. Mechoulam named this system the EndoCannabinoid System (ECS). “Endo” means within the body. “Cannabinoid” highlights the role the cannabis plant played in this discovery. This is a confusing topic for many. In this interview we are going to give you a great introduction into the ECS. The more you understand the better choices you will make. My guest is Jade Beutler. Jade is the CEO of Emerald Health Bioceuticals. Emerald Health Bioceuticals is a global leader in the research and development of plant-based phytocannabinoids that support the human ECS. Here are a few important points that will help you gain some perspective.
  • In the body the ECS is comprised of cell receptor sites called CB1 and CB2. We are interested in the compounds that affect these receptors directly and/or as precursors to these compounds that affect the ECS.
  • Our body produces endocannabinoids. Dr. Mechoulam discovered two compounds in the body that affect the ECS, Anandimide and 2-AG. Anadamide and 2-AG are now known to play a main role in direct cell to cell communication.
  • Nature produces phytocannabinoids in plants. Phytocannabinoids are various plant compounds that have an effect on the ECS. The most well known phytocannabinoids are THC and CBD from Cannabis Sativa L. Marijuana is Cannabis Sativa L. with a higher THC content. Hemp is cannabis with a low THC content. There are over 100 phytocannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant. There is a lot of research to be had as we explore other compounds that also affect the ECS.
  • Many other plants produce phytocannabinoids. They are not the same compounds as found in cannabis. Thousands of plants and common herbs have been shown to have some type of effect on the ECS. Emerald Health Bioceuticals has extensive research into these other plants and their unique phytocannabinoids. Their unique focus has led to the creation of safe and effective nutritional supplements that target ECS support. Their supplements do not contain CBD or THC. Their products are created with non-cannabis phytocannabinoids and additional nutrients for a more complete synergistic effect.
For a more complete discussion visit Excerpt provide by Emerald Health Bioceuticals. Body Systems ECS as Master Regulator The surprising discovery of a previously unknown biological system promises a new frontier in the understanding of health and wellness. The discovery of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in 1988 is extraordinarily recent considering its estimated 600 million year origin. The ECS exists in all animals except insects. Most remarkable is that the ECS is now believed to play a central role in the orchestration, maintenance and balance of optimal health and healing – defined as homeostasis. The discovery of the Endocannabinoid System can be likened to revealing a previously unknown sixth-sense of sorts. The breakthrough came when research scientist, attempting to elicit the metabolic pathways of psychoactive THC, discovered an elegant cell-signaling system triggered by the compound. The ECS is now seen as a master regulator to other systems in the body.  More Information FREE BOOK: This is a complex topic which has many people confused. I have a solution for you. Emerald Health Bioceuticals is offering to send you a free copy of the booklet “The Healing Power of the Endocannabinoid System”. This book is authored by Dr. Michael Murray, Dr. Giovanni Appendino and Dr. Gaetano Morello. I have deep respect for these three men and I have interviewed them all over the years. It gives me great confidence in understanding this topic when it comes from such highly respected experts. This book will give you a great foundation in understanding the benefits of the ECS and why it is so important to human health. This offer is good while supplies last. Claim your copy today. The Healing Power of the Endocannabinoid SystemTo Order:
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This booklet is written by leading experts in the field of integrative medicine and features the latest scientific information in this exciting area of research. This booklet will lead you on an easy to understand exploration of the ECS. This will also help you sort out some of the confusion and contradictions you will encounter. There is a lot of misinformation that you must sort through. This book will prepare you to understand this amazing system and how it benefits human health. You can also learn a lot from the Emerald Health Bioceuticals website. Awards Emerald Health Bioceuticals has won the 2017 Editor’s Choice Best New Supplement NEXTY Award and the 2018 Taste For Life ESSENTIALS Award.  I have previously discussed how you can judge a company by the awards they receive and the associations they have. Knowing that three highly recognized experts that I personally know, endorse a company and product gives me a great deal of confidence. We all have to develop sources that we trust. My role here at is to bring to credible, reliable and accurate knowledge, experts, companies and products that I trust.  About Jade Beutler Jade is the CEO of Emerald Health Bioceuticals. He is an accomplished natural products industry executive with a 25 year history of leading innovative and cutting-edge companies. As CEO of Barlean’s Organic Oil he created Omega-Swirl, an Omega-3 emulsion that completely disrupted and reinvented the Omega-3 category.  As CEO of Lignan Research, he won two biotechnology research grants in the development of Brevail, a recipient of a Komen Foundation grant for the prevention of breast cancer. Jade was honored as a recipient of the Ramzanov award in 2008 for excellence in product creation and innovation. He is the author of Understanding Fats & Oils, and Flax for Life. Jade is a licensed health care practitioner with dual credentials in respiratory care, R.R.T. and C.R.T.T.


276 – Silver Hydrosol for Immune Support – My Interview with Dr. Robert MacCuspie

There are a few natural dietary supplements that exist in a class by themselves. Sovereign Silver is very different than other competitive silver products in the marketplace. This interview is about how you can learn for yourself and see the difference between Sovereign Silver and every other product you can buy. That is a bold claim and it isn’t often that the distinctions are this clear. I think if you look closely at Sovereign Silver and listen to this interview you will begin to see the distinctions and why it makes an important difference.
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275 – Nutrition for Your Brain – Part 1 – My Interview with Neil E. Levin

In this interview, Neil E. Levin discuss the current state of science and some of the current recommendations about how to support brain health. We spend a bit of time on the nutritional recommendation for foods from some of the country best medical resources. What everybody seems to agree on, is that high quality, high nutrition foods are the foundation for better brain health. A lot of people miss that simple truth, that it starts with good food. Neil also makes the point that lifestyle factors are also very important. So managing stress, getting enough sleep, regular exercise and using your brain are important lifestyle factors that you must consider.
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274 – Endocannabinoid System Overview – My Interview with Chip Paul

This is an amazing time for research into the endocannabinoid system (ECS), it’s role in human health and how certain herbs and plants contain compounds that either have a direct on receptors in the body or play a role as a precursor to endocannabinoids, or both. 
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273 – The Science of Herbs and Phytomedicines – My Interview with Mark Blumenthal

We now have access to herbs from around the world. How do we know which herbs are effective? How do we know which herbs are scientific studied? How do we know the herbs in our capsules and teas are what they say they are? What about adulteration and fraud? These are real issues that consumers face in the marketplace. As herbs become more popular the need for third party certifications become more important to prove that what’s stated on the label is truly what is in the product.
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272 – How Cancer Saved My Life – My Interview with Dr. Michael Garko. PhD

In this interview with Dr. Michael Garko we will discuss his journey when faced with cancer at age 75. This is not about any natural cures or treatments for cancer. Dr. Garko was treated conventionally with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. He stopped taking most supplements as well during this time. At the time of this interview, Dr. Garko is just over 1 year since this happened. What intrigued me was the thought process that Dr. Garko went through before, during and since his treatment.
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271 – Certifications Build Trust and Transparency – My Interview with Tracy Kreider

In this interview Tracy Kreider discusses the many ways in which Country Life Vitamins is committed to being a responsible member of our community and how they communicate this to consumers. This is of growing importance to good companies who want to prove that they are worthy of your trust. Trust and transparency are key core concepts that continue to emerge as critical between companies and their customers. This trend is fascinating to me because this will mean good things for consumers. We now have better ways for consumers to make decisions. It is not just Country Life Vitamins that is driving this movement. It is now seen as critical for the best nutritional companies to gain consumer confidence. We all have a vested interest in the success of these changes.
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270 – Supporting Seasonal Immunity – My Interview with Jolie Root

In this interview Jolie Root discusses some of the lifestyle factors that may influence your resistance or susceptibility. She discusses what she considers some of the foundational immune supporting nutrients. We discuss some the innovative nutritional products that we have used as part of our individual home natural medicine chests. It is not surprising that we have used many of the same products to provide support during times of seasonal distress. One of the important concepts is to be prepared. Stock your home with the products that you can use at the first sign of distress. Better to have plenty on hand and not need them, than to get sick and not have what you need.
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269 – Whole Earth and Sea Food Supplements – My Interview with Rob Yelland

In this interview Rob Yelland discusses the Whole Earth and Sea supplements and the origins of this line. The more I learned the more I appreciate what they are doing. I am all about understanding the distinctions between companies and the products they produce. When we understand these differences then we can make better choices. After listening to this interview, you will understand why Whole Earth and Sea supplements are truly unique.
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