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.

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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.

Cucumbers Fight Heart Disease Cancer

Cucumbers Fight Heart Disease Cancer

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Cucumbers Fight Heart Disease Cancer:  Learn about some incredible compounds in cucumbers that can help fight heart disease and cancer.  In fact, according to research, these compounds have traits that enable cucumbers to fight diseases like cancer and heart disease.  Additionally, cucumbers are famous for weight loss due to their water, fiber and low calorie content.

Here are the compounds in cucumber and how they fight diseases.

You can find Lignans in veggies such as cabbage and Brussels sprouts. Additionally, research shows that cucumbers also contain them. There 3 lignans in cucumber that fight different cancers.  These include ovarian, prostate and breast cancer. However, they can also improve cardiovascular health.  In fact one study found that these compounds also improve heart health and circulation.  The reason is they reduce vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels.)

Cucurbitacins can hinder growth of cancer cells. In fact, they are so powerful that researchers speculate they may become an anticancer drug in the future.  Did you know some of them can actually fight pancreatic cancer? This study shows that they can kill up to 80 percent of pancreatic cancer cells without any toxicity.  You can also find them in mushrooms and marine mollusks.

In case you’re not convinced yet, here are some other benefits cucumbers offer: They are well known for flushing toxins, improving skin health, reducing heat, enhancing weight loss, and fighting diabetes.  Now how does that sound?  And all you have to do is add some cucumber to your daily diet!

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Are you concerned about your health?  Do your ailments 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.

 

Cucumbers Fight Heart Disease Cancer
Cucumbers Fight Heart Disease Cancer

13 Inflammation Foods

13 Inflammation Foods

If you’re trying keep inflammation down, avoid these

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inflammation foods
Inflammation foods cause weight gain and many other health problems

Inflammation foods.  Because of the Standard American Diet (SAD), chronic inflammation is a growing problem in the U.S.  Why?  Because chronic inflammation can lead to a host of serious diseases if left alone.  But the good news is that many Americans just like you are becoming more and more health conscious.  As a result, you are also much more aware of the problems caused by inflammation.  So here is a list of thirteen foods you should avoid.

Inflammation Foods:

1. Vegetable oils: Vegetable oils that contain omega 6 fatty acids are notorious for inflammation.  Increasing your intake of omega 3 fatty acids help balance your ratio between 3’s and 6’s and support low inflammation levels.  Of course, be sure to see my prior post on how to do this PROPERLY.  (Nutrients. 2016 Mar; 8(3): 128.)

2. Dairy products:In fact many people are unaware that milk and other dairy products trigger inflammation.  It is also important to note that milk is hidden in many foods including bread, cereal, cookies and so on. Not to mention  60 percent of Americans can’t digest milk (which is genetically normal, by the way).

3. Sugar: Did you know there is tons of research out there linking sugar to inflammation, obesity and chronic diseases? Avoid table sugar and foods with added sugar.  And by the way, this includes almost all processed foods. (Mediators Inflamm. 2010; 2010: 289645)

4. Processed meat: And by the way, processed meat can also cause an increased risk of cancer. (World Health Organization)

5. Refined flour: Sadly, refined grains are extremely low in nutrients.  Not only that, but there is a strong link between them and cancer, weight gain, and chronic diseases.

6. Alcohol: It comes as no surprise that Long-term alcohol intake can cause chronic inflammation and increase risk of cancer.

7. Trans fats: Of course the media has “saturated” the market with information on trans fats.  In fact you commonly find these harmful fats in  deep fried foods, especially and fast foods. Strong research shows they are strong inflammatory agents.

More Inflammation Foods…

8. Additives: Common additives like aspartame are very strong inflammatory foods. Sodas, diet sodas, and energy drinks contain high amounts of additives.

9. Artificial sweeteners: Research shows that artificial sweeteners increase inflammation, and the risk of type 2 diabetes.  See my previous article on this.

10. Gluten: Gluten ruins gut health and promotes inflammation. Avoid foods that contain wheat.  But be extremely careful.  Many gluten free foods are high in simple carbs.  These also contribute to inflammation and type 2 diabetes.

11. Agave: While many turn to agave as a natural non sugar alternative.  But unfortunately this is a mistake.  In fact, Agave is 90 percent sugar. It has been proven to cause inflammation, fast aging, and chronic diseases.  Unfortunately it has been touted as a natural sugar alternative.  But sadly, it is pretty much just sugar itself.

12. Peanuts: Peanuts cause a strong inflammatory response in the body.  They also contain aflatoxin.  Do you know what that is?  In fact, researchers use aflatoxin to cause cancer in laboratory animals.

13. Iodized salt: In fact unrefined salt is a better choice because it contains lots of minerals. Iodized salt has been proven to cause inflammation. But make sure you get plenty of iodine from foods like seaweed.

We Can Help

Enzyme nutrition is designed to support your body’s natural ability to maintain normal inflammation levels.

Are you concerned about chronic inflammation? Are you worried about the long term effects?  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.  Both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America trust this cutting edge technology in for their subjects.  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.

Type 2 Diabetes becoming Deadly

Type 2 Diabetes becoming Deadly

And More Expensive

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Type 2 Diabetes becoming Deadly.  For those of you who tune into my weekly radio show, you already know that type 2 diabetes is growing at an alarming rate.  However many health care workers fail to realize that diabetes is now a leading cause of death.  Unfortunately it is also responsible for a huge spike in health care costs.

According to the New York Times, the life expectancy of Americans has declined once again last year.  And of course, this startling fact led scientists on a hunt to discover the cause(s).  On an interesting side note, one major cause seems to be drug overdose.  And I should mention these are drug overdoses of prescription medications used as directed.  But sadly this isn’t the whole story.  According to VOX, type 2 diabetes also plays a major role.   In fact there is a much stronger link between type 2 diabetes, and lethal conditions like heart disease and cancer than previously thought.

The Current Landscape

What’s even sadder is that type 2 diabetes is reversible and avoidable with the right lifestyle changes.  And guess what?  This information comes straight from the CDC.  Meanwhile, the cost of diabetes treatment continues to rise with each passing year. In fact, diabetes is now one of the most expensive diseases in the U.SOf 155 chronic conditions, diabetes is the most expensive disease costing Americans over $101.4 billion in in 2013.  As a matter of fact, in the last 20 years, the cost of insulin keeps increasing.  Now the cost is up over 450 percent. A single 30 day supply of insulin costs up to $255, compared to less than $21 in 1996.

Our Approach to Helping Your Body Work Right

Our approach to health and wellness is unique.  And no, we don’t treat type 2 diabetes.  However, we can support healthy sugar metabolism, healthy pancreatic function and many other aspects of your health.  And if these things are out of balance, they can lead to serious conditions like type 2 diabetes.  We can even help promote healthier energy levels to give you the gusto to exercise more.   We accomplish this several key ways. First we use scientific testing based on sound medical principals.  Next, we use a careful combination of dietary changes with the right enzyme supplements to help your body work the way it’s supposed to.

Are you concerned about healthy sugar use? Are you worried about the long term effects?  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.  Both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America trust this cutting edge technology in for their subjects.  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.

A promise to our patients

If you decide to call us and set up a consultation, we will proved direct, personal attention in a peaceful and unrushed atmosphere. We are dedicated to helping you reclaim your healthy lifestyle without harmful drugs or surgery.

Type 2 diabetes becoming deadly
Type 2 diabetes becoming deadly and costly

DAWC 034 Heart Disease Cardiovascular Disease

Heart Disease Cardiovascular Disease

Heart Disease Cardiovascular Disease
Everything about Heart Disease Cardiovascular Disease

Heart Disease Cardiovascular Disease.  In this episode of Dr. Andy’s Wellness Corner, Dr. Andy delves into one of the nation’s top killers.  Of course, that’s heart and cardiovascular disease.  In fact, Dr. Andy starts by defining these diseases.  He then goes into its prevalence both nationwide and in Washington state.  Additionally this also includes projections from the CDC as to where this disease is headed by 2030.

After an overview of some basic anatomy, Dr. Andy defines cardiovascular disease.  Understanding the anatomy is necessary to understand the nature of blood vessel problems.  This includes risk factors, common causes, and common treatments.  And of course, Dr. Andy goes into the common natural approaches to heart and vascular health as well as the enzyme nutrition approach.

Perhaps the most important thing Dr. Andy covers in this airing is the cholesterol myth.  Dr. Andy sites several large research projects that show there is no relationship between high cholesterol and heart disease.  In fact low cholesterol can cause some serious health hazards including cancer and a shorter life span according to some brand new research.  Of course Dr. Andy talks about the real problem, and why some health experts blame cholesterol.  Then Dr. Andy exposes the truth about how experts measure cholesterol, why it’s inaccurate, and how scientists make false assumptions to measure it.

Lastly, Dr. Andy explains how certain forms of heart disease can lead to heart failure.  Once that occurs he reveals the common necessary medical approach.  If you or a loved one suffers from heart disease, this is a must listen episode!

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 02/16/2017.

 

Low Cholesterol Shortens Life

Low Cholesterol Shortens Life

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Low Cholesterol Shortens Life
Did You Know Low Cholesterol Shortens Life?

Low Cholesterol Shortens Life.  Over the past many years, there have been a number of studies proving the cholesterol myth is just that.  It is just a myth.  In fact these studies show there is no link between cholesterol and heart disease.  Among these studies are the Framingham Study as well as the Honolulu Study.  And, as I’ve previously stated, the Aboriginals have a high instance of heart disease and very low cholesterol levels while Switzerland has a low incidence of heart disease and relatively high cholesterol levels.  However, if you actually dive into the data behind the Honolulu study, you’ll find some startling figures.  Surprisingly, these statistics indicate that lower cholesterol may actually shorten your life span.

What’s most unfortunate is that the study concludes that lowering cholesterol does not affect your risk of heart disease.  While that is a great finding, one needs to look at the underlying data in the study to get to the real truth.  Surprisingly, if you look at that actual data, you find the conclusion is being somewhat politically correct.  Because the data actually shows a HIGHER MORTALITY RATE for subjects who had lower cholesterol levels.  As a matter of fact this includes those with lower LDL levels, which is the “BAD” cholesterol.  In fact several studies from medscape.com show that people who have lower LDL (“Bad Cholesterol”) levels had an increased risk of cancer.

The Natural Approach to Heart and Vascular Health

Are you concerned about Heart or vascular Health?  Or perhaps you’re concerned about a family member.  Are you looking for a safe, natural approach to supporting healthy heart and vascular function?  If so, be the hero in their life and give us a call and set up a consultation or visit us on the web.  Or you can email me at info@redmondridgechiropractic.com. I will personally take the time to sit down and talk with you about your suffering. We will even do some preliminary testing.  This will help determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, we will make every effort to find an appropriate referral.

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After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  His extensive knowledge of functional 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.