Chronic Diseases a Crisis in the U.S.

Chronic Diseases – a Crisis in the U.S. – Chronic diseases are steadily increasing in the U.S.  Sadly, experts predict that about 50% of all Americans will suffer at least one chronic disease by 2030.  Yes, you read that right about one half of all Americans will suffer at least one chronic disease by 2030.

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Chronic Diseases – a Crisis in the U.S. – So what exactly is a chronic disease?  Chronic diseases are a set of long term illnesses such as heart disease, asthma, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and many more.  While some state they are incurable, the CDC reports that many of these are reversible and avoidable.  But before I get into that, let me provide you with some more powerful statistics.  First of all, did you know that chronic disease is the number one cause of death in the United States?  Currently, about 133 million Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease (Rand Corp).  Secondly, chronic diseases are responsible for seven out of every 10 deaths in the U.S.  In fact, chronic disease kills more than 1.7 million Americans every year (CDC).

In addition to shortening your life, chronic diseases can be disabling and reduce your quality of life.  The risk is even greater if the disease goes undiagnosed or untreated.  In fact, did you know that every 30 doctors amputate a lower limb as a consequence of diabetes?  In addition to physical suffering, chronic diseases also play a serious economic toll on the United States. in fact, chronic diseases account for 81% of hospital admissions; 91% of all prescriptions filled; and 76% of all physician visits in the U.S (RWJF).  According to Kaiser, health care premiums for employer-sponsored family coverage have increased by more than 87% since 2000.

 Prevention is Best

While the best solution is prevention, if you catch most of these problems early enough you can reverse them.  Fortunately, the solution is the same for either.  It’s eat well, move well and think well.  After all the number one cause of chronic disease is stress.  And there are three forms of stress.  They include mechanical stress, nutritional stress and emotional stress.  Sadly, your body doesn’t know the difference between them.  As a result your body responds to each of them the same way.

Worried?  Let us Help

While I don’t diagnose or treat any disease (including chronic diseases), I can help your body work the way it’s supposed to work in a healthy way.  I provide this support with a specific plan. And this plan usually includes custom dietary changes and the correct enzyme supplements, home exercises, chiropractic treatment, and positive thinking. Of course I only make recommendations after scientific testing based on sound medical principles.

Are you concerned about digestive health? Do you spend hours or days at home waiting for your problems to subside? Are you missing out on work family or fun? If so, give us a call and set up a consultation. I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life. I will even do some preliminary testing as well as Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA). In fact did you know that both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America rely on BIA? These tests help me determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.

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After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  Furthermore, his extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner.  If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to, or are sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Chronic diseases crisis
Chronic diseases- a crisis – on the rise in the U.S.

 

Chronic Disease costs the U.S. billions

Chronic Disease on the Rise:  According to the CDC, Chronic diseases are the most common health problems.  They include heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis.  However the good news is they are preventable with the proper lifestyle.

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In fact, did you know that in the United States, chronic disease and conditions account for most of our nation’s health care costs?   “Over eighty-six percent of all health care spending in 2010 was for people with one or more chronic medical conditions. (CDC)”   The total costs of heart disease and stroke in 2010 were well over $315 billion. Of this amount, more than $193 billion was for direct medical costs.  That is it did not include costs for home care and rehab.  Additionally, cancer alone care cost $157 billion in 2010 dollars.

Meanwhile, diabetes cost this nation $245 billion in 2012.  This includes $176 billion in direct medical costs and $69 billion in work absence.   Sadly, the total cost of arthritis and related conditions was about $128 billion in 2003. Of this amount, nearly $81 billion was for direct medical costs and $47 billion was for indirect costs associated with lost work. Last but not least is obesity.  Obesity cost the U.S. about $147 billion in 2008. Annual medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher per person than those for people of normal weight in 2006.

Take Control of your Health

Are you concerned about your health?  Does your ailment affect your work, family life or active lifestyle?  Would you like to support a healthy body safely, naturally and effectively?  Would you like to avoid drugs or surgery?  If so, give us a call and set up a consultation.  I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life.  I will even do some preliminary testing as well as Bio Impedance Analysis, which is trusted by both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America.  This will help me determine if you are a good candidate for care.  If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.

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After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  Furthermore, his extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner.  If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to, or are sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Chronic disease is getting expensive.
Chronic disease is getting expensive. Lifestyle changes can prevent them.

DAWC039 Arthritis Joint Health

Arthritis Joint Health

Arthritis Joint Health – Don’t miss this amazing episode on arthritis.  Your host, Andy Marrone, D.C. goes over the most common types of arthritis.  Of course, this includes cause, symptoms and common medical treatments.  Did you know there are over 100 types of arthritis?  While simple wear and tear causes some of them, others have far more sinister origins.  These include autoimmune problems as well as an overactive inflammatory response.

Dr. Andy also covers how enzyme nutrition can help support healthy joint function and repair.  Furthermore, he delves into the key to joint health, immune health and swelling control.  He also covers the three filters of the body.  Of course this includes how they play a vital role in immune system health.

He also goes over a case study showing an elderly woman was able to cease her medication thanks to chiropractic care.  The women suffered from Rheumatoid arthritis.  The research also explains why chiropractic care worked for this patient.

Lastly he talks about some controversial news regarding fibromyalgia.  While fibro is an autoimmune disease, and an inflammatory disease, it is not a form of arthritis.  However, some medical web sites are stating that it is, although the Merck manual has not classified it as arthritis.

Lastly he ends the show by answering a listener’s email about PMS and water retention.

About Dr. Andy

After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer. His extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner. Do you suffer from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to?  Are you sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine?  Give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

This episode originally aired on 04/13/2017.

 

Arthritis Joint Health
Arthritis Joint Health – There are many types

Enzymes Arthritis Inflammation

Enzymes Arthritis Inflammation – Enzymes are the unsung heroes of the body.  In fact life would be impossible without them. Did you know that your body contains at least 50,000 different types?  These valuable particles control the chemistry in your body that keeps you healthy.

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Enzymes Arthritis Inflammation – What most people don’t realize, however, is that enzymes also play a vital role in controlling swelling.  It’s also important to remember that most forms of arthritis are inflammatory diseases.  There are also many other disease that result from these problems.

Inflammation or swelling is your body’s biggest way of protecting itself.  Have you ever suffered an insect bite, an injury, or a sore throat?  If so, then you know what it is. It’s basically your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. In fact, there are five textbook signs.  They are: redness, heat, swelling, pain, and tight muscles.

So what regulates this response?  The answer lies with specific enzymes.  They break down certain proteins that cause swelling.  This, in turn, controls inflammation levels in your body.  These vital chemicals work by breaking down germs and toxins that tax your immune system and lead to swelling.  Without them, his swelling leads to many serious problems.  These include kidney disease, chronic pain, nerve problems, certain types of arthritis, and many more.  In fact, rheumatoid arthritis is the most common inflammatory joint disease, but there are others as well.

In fact, according to Nutrition Review, Italian researchers performed a study comparing these enzymes to the most popular drugs on the market today.  They found that the enzymes did just as well or better than the four most powerful steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.  Now it’s important to realize that you can’t just pick an enzyme product off the shelf.  It has to be specific enzymes.

Our Approach

While we don’t treat diseases (including arthritis or inflammation), we do promote healthy inflammation control.   When your body controls inflammation properly, it is less likely to suffer from these problems.

We accomplish this with a comprehensive approach using the right combination of diet and enzyme supplements.   We can also support healthy breakdown of the culprits that cause inflammation.  While we typically we will focus on protein,  each case is different.  For that reason we only make recommendations after scientific testing based on sound medical principles.  Of course chiropractic care can also help lower inflammation levels.  To learn more, see my previous article here.

Do you suffer from joint pain, or chronic inflammation?  Does it affect your work, family life or active lifestyle?  If so, give us a call and set up a consultation.  I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life.  I will even do some preliminary testing as well as Bio Impedance Analysis, which is trusted by both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America.  This will help me determine if you are a good candidate for care.  If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.

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After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  Furthermore, his extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner.  If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to, or are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Enzymes Arthritis Inflammation
Enzymes Arthritis Inflammation

Chiropractic helps with rheumatoid arthritis

 Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease where the body’s immune system attacks your joints.  The hallmark of disease is chronic inflammation.  Over time, it actually destroys joints, tissues and organs. A recent study published in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research shows how chiropractic care showed outstanding results in a woman with long-term rheumatoid arthritis.

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An elderly old woman went to see a chiropractor after suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for over seven years. She complained of severe joint pain, especially in the hands and fingers. She also complained of swelling in her hands, fingers, knees, toes and feet. Her pain and swelling were so bad that she had difficulties with just getting around.  Every morning she woke up incredibly stiff every morning. In fact, she was taking several strong drugs just to manage her symptoms. She described her pain severe all the time.

The doctor performed an extensive evaluation including posture evaluation, physical exam and x-ray imaging. The treating doctor found subluxations throughout the spine, especially in the upper neck area. X-rays also showed a loss in the curve of the neck.  As a result of this decreased curve,  a forward head shift was another clinical feature.

Research shows that forward head posture can add a significant amount of abnormal stress pulling the entire spine out of alignment.  This can also restrict normal breathing. In fact, this sort of posture problem can cause a loss of 30 percent of vital lung capacity. When this occurs, your body gets less oxygen which can affect your immune system.

Subluxation is the term for problems in the spine that interrupt nerve pathways.  This, in turn affects the organs and systems of the body impacting your overall health. Causes include any type of physical, emotional, or nutritional stress.  This stress affects nerve function, which leads poor immune function, and increased inflammation.

Subluxation causes Swelling

Chronic inflammatory based disease processes are influenced by several systems.  These include the nervous, endocrine and immune systems. In fact, nerve stimulation is essential for the growth, function and control of inflammatory cells. Researchers have noted that abnormal neurological control results in the development of various auto-immune based inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Are you concerned about your joint health?  Does your ailment affect your work, family life or active lifestyle?  Would you like to support a healthy body safely, naturally and effectively?  Would you like to avoid drugs or surgery?  If so, give us a call and set up a consultation.  I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life.  I will even do some preliminary testing as well as Bio Impedance Analysis, which is trusted by both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America.  This will help me determine if you are a good candidate for care.  If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.

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After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  Furthermore, his extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner.  If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to, or are sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

 rheumatoid arthritis and inflammation
Inflammation leads to rheumatoid arthritis

Sprained Ankle and Long Term Health

I think by now most people have suffered at least one sprained ankle in their life.  While this injury is annoying, it’s not very serious and heals over time.  However, new research suggests that if there is a history of ankle injuries in your past, your risk of certain ailments is also higher.  These problems include arthritis, chronic pain, and heart and lung problems.

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While the study can’t prove cause and effect, it DOES show the importance of proper treatment and rehabilitation.  The study surveyed over 3500 adults.  Well over half of subjects reported some sort of sprained ankle in their past.   Those with such a history stated they currently had more difficulty with their daily activities.  In fact there was a 10% increase versus those who were not injured.  Furthermore, rates of chronic body pain were over 11% higher in those with a history of ankle injuries.  The study also found an 8% increase in respiratory and heart problems in the very same group.

This information comes from WebMD, who published it in June of 2016.  In fact researchers concluded that health care providers need to treat ankle injuries more seriously.  Now I know what you’re thinking.  You mean ankle injuries are actually related to internal health issues?  It’s important to remember that there is direct connection between your body mechanics and the function of your organs.  In fact, without getting too technical, several links exist.  Each of these links as a two way connection.  That means when you stress one, it automatically stresses the other.  So if your mechanical body is stressed (i.e. an ankle injury), certain organs will also suffer from that stress.  Sadly, few health care providers factor in this basic physiological link.

Our Approach Uses this Connection

At Redmond Ridge Nutrition and Chiropractic, not only do we recognize this link, we rely on it as part of our nutritional testing.  Our testing is both comprehensive and  based on sound scientific and medical principles.  Of course the right nutrition, chiropractic and rehab can provide a complete solution to many injuries, including ankle problems.

Are you concerned about your health?  Does your ailment affect your work, family life or active lifestyle?  Would you like to support a healthy body safely, naturally and effectively?  Would you like to avoid drugs or surgery?  If so, give us a call and set up a consultation.  I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life.  I will even do some preliminary testing as well as Bio Impedance Analysis, which is trusted by both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America.  This will help me determine if you are a good candidate for care.  If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.

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After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  Furthermore, his extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner.  If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to, or are sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Sprained Ankle linked to other health problems
A Sprained Ankle can lead to more serious health problems