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.

Weight Loss Takes Effort…

Weight Loss takes effort, there are no magic pills.  Obesity is on the rise in America.  Sadly, according to the CDC, it is the number one cause of most chronic diseases today.  These ailments include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and many more.

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There’s no two ways about it.  Weight loss takes effort.  And while big pharma is scrambling for drugs to “treat it”, and the supplement industry makes a fortune on it, there’s no magic pill.  Just so you’re aware, the drug tycoons are going to classify obesity as a disease.  And while this sounds like a good thing, there are sinister plans behind it.  You see, once something is classified as a disease, only big phrama can claim to treat it.  So they are trying to create an unethical monopoly on weight loss.

Practical Advice

However, here are some key things for you and your family to support healthy body mass (just in case).  For those of you who already read my articles, this first one will come as no surprise.  It’s your mind set.  Instead of thinking “I really should lose weight,” start thinking “I am working towards healthy body mass.”   That by itself changes your mind set from “want” to “do”.  By the same token instead of thinking “I don’t have the time,” change it to “I am making the time to get healthy.”

After that, get out your planner.  Make time for health.  Build exercise time and diet review into your schedule.  If something’s important, you put it on your calendar.  If it’s not, you don’t.  Sadly, you and I both know that if it’s not on your calendar chances are you won’t do it.

Use Technology and your Team

Next, get a phone app to track you’re eating.  Some phones even have built in apps already.  This makes changing what you eat and how much much easier.  But I do have to caution you.  Slow gradual changes will last longer than sudden drastic changes.  Your body will also adapt to them much easier.

Learn to delegate.  There are lots of experts out there.  Hire a team of people to help you stay on course with diet, exercises and elimination of unhealthy habits.  If you like to watch TV, why not do it on a treadmill, bike or elliptical trainer?  Or cut your TV time 30 minutes and exercise 30 minutes.  That time away from the “tube” will reduce your stress which by itself can lead to weight loss.  By the way, can we still call them “tubes”?

Understand there is no magic pill.  Even I use enzyme nutrition to support healthy body mass, but only with the right lifestyle changes.  In fact, when I do a consultation, I will not take someone on as a patient if they’re not willing to make lifestyle changes.  Why?  Because I don’t want you to spend your hard earned money on something I know won’t work.

If you need Help

While I don’t treat diseases (including obesity – assuming it gets classified as such), I can help support healthy body mass and composition.  I accomplish this through a customized exercise program, dietary coaching, and the right enzyme supplements. Remember that healthy body mass is not just something you attain to look better, it helps you live a longer higher quality life.  It also drastically lowers the risk of many deadly diseases.

Are you concerned about your body mass?  Does it affect your job, family or fun? Are you worried about the long term affects?  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.

Weight loss: obesity kills
Weight loss and healthy body mass are not optional

Wellness versus Disease Treatment

Wellness versus Disease Treatment:  I recently had someone make call into my radio show.  She seemed frustrated for me that I can’t claim to treat disease.  Her exact words were “it must be frustrating that you can say you treat Osteoporosis.”

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Wellness versus Disease Treatment: If you listen, or read my blog, you know I am careful about stating I don’t treat disease.  While one reason I’m clear about this is to remain FDA-Compliant, there is another reason.  In fact, what if I told you I’m glad that I don’t make that claim?  Why don’t I give you the same perfect example in just a bit?

So I was broadcasting my show on Bone Health & Osteoporosis.  In the middle of the show, a woman calls in.  She seemed frustrated, stating that she appreciated the information I provided, but was very angry at the FDA.  She was frustrated that natural health care providers like me could not claim to treat diseases like osteoporosis.  I told her I was glad I didn’t treat disease.  In fact, I’ll give you the same explanation I gave her.  Now don’t get me wrong, treating disease DOES HAVE ITS PLACE, and is a NECESSARY SERVICE.

About a year ago a patient came into my office asking me for a natural solution for osteoporosis.  We scheduled a consult.  During the consult I explained that I don’t treat diseases, including osteoporosis, but I could support healthy bone density.  I also explained the problems with calcium supplements, and that problems with bone density are typically a protein problem.  I performed Bio-Impedance analysis, and the patient scheduled testing.  We implemented a plan including a diet high in protein in calcium, along with specific enzymes that promote protein and calcium absorption, digestion, and use in the body.

The Results

A few months later, the patient reported that her latest bone density test was normal.  They also reported that their premenstrual cramps were almost nonexistent.  Additionally, they had more muscle mass and less body fat.  To confirm this, we did another Bio Impedance analysis.  We were both quite happy with the results.  So let’s compare this to treating Osteoporosis.  Treating Osteoporosis would have merely improved the patient’s bone density.  However, finding the source of stress in the body, and addressing that source of stress had a much broader and profound effect.  Which would you prefer?

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.

Wellness versus disease
Wellness versus disease – I prefer the wellness approach