Episode #404 – The Important Role of Nitric Oxide in Cardio, Brain and Hormonal Health with Beth Shirley

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In This Episode:

In this podcast, I interview nutrition researcher Beth Shirley and we discuss the role of nitric oxide and its wide-ranging effects on the cardiovascular system, immune system, brain and hormonal health and more.

  • 04:18 What is nitric oxide?
  • 07:35 What are the three main nitric oxide enzymes? 
  • 11:27 How stress causes oxidative stress
  • 12:50  What is peroxynitrite? Understanding the inflammatory process
  • 14:40 What are the symptoms that you’re not producing enough nitric oxide?
  • 17:10 How do get nitrates from the foods that we eat?
  • 18:43 What foods are high in nitrates?
  • 19:50 What do PPIs do? 
  • 20:40 Should you be taking antiseptic mouthwash? 
  • 22:35 What are the different pathways for forming nitric oxide?
  • 24:55 Vitamin C as the ultimate antioxidant (helping the coupling process)
  • 27:00 What is the role of magnesium and potassium in nitric oxide function?
  • 29:20 How can you test your nitric oxide levels?
  • 32:00 Arugula as the #1 source of nitrates from your diet
  • 33:10 The value of lemon juice on your salad (and other lifestyle strategies)
  • 34:50 How to avoid glyphosate 
  • 37:00 What happens when we don’t produce nitric oxide properly
  • 39:55 The importance of good sleep to reduce oxidative stress
  • 43:20 Optimizing your nitric oxide to stay healthy
  • 44:55 Check out the nitric oxide powder here

What is nitric oxide and how important is its production in order for us to stay healthy? Very important, as it turns out. Here today to share on the critical role that nitric oxide plays in our cardio, brain, and hormonal health is Beth Shirley.

Beth Shirley is a registered pharmacist, certified clinical nutritionist and one of the premier thought leaders on the importance of nitric oxide production in the body. Learn why mouthwash may be a bad idea for your mouth microbiome and the difference between nitrates and nitrites in today’s hugely informative episode!

What are the symptoms that you’re not producing enough nitric oxide?  What foods are high in nitrates? And what happens when we don’t produce nitric oxide properly? 

Beth Shirley and Dr. Jockers answers these questions – and more – in an episode that reminds us that nitric oxide production is the key ingredient for circulation, learning, memory, kidneys, getting your hormones started, healthy lungs, and healthy sex! 

Trust us when we tell you this is one episode you won’t want to miss!

 

“Nitric oxide is just a molecule of nitrogen and a molecule of oxygen. But this molecule touches every single physiological process.”   

-Beth Shirley

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