Blood Pressure Medication can Shorten your Life

Blood pressure medication can shorten life.  While every medication has its place, doctors often administer blood pressure medication to people who are border line.  According to a huge study by Kaiser Permanente, this may not be the best idea.  In fact, it could shorten your life.

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Blood pressure medication can shorten life.  The Merck Manual defines high blood pressure as systolic pressure over 140 mmHg, diastolic pressure over 90 mmHg, or both.  If you have high blood pressure, it can lead to a host of serious health problems.  As a result, you really need to take care of it.  Of course, diet and exercise are the best ways to handle it.  Even the almighty Merck Manual agrees.  In case you’re wondering, the Merck Manual is the text book on diseases.  In fact most health care education programs use it from medical school to chiropractic school.

If you have high blood pressure and can’t control it through diet and exercise, medical intervention may be your only choice.  Again, left untreated high blood pressure can lead to blindness, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure and death. So please don’t mistake this article as stating that high blood pressure medication is bad in all circumstances.  Like everything, it has its place.

The Research

However, Kaiser Permanente conducted a study where they analyzed over 400,000 hospital records.  Of course all of them were taking medication.  They found that patients whose readings were between 130/60 and 139/79 — a range doctors consider “pre-hypertension” — had the lowest kidney failure rates. However, patients with “ideal” readings had a much higher risk of kidney failure.

“Many studies of people with high blood pressure have shown that bringing extremely high blood pressure with the top number ranging from 190 to 200, down to readings of about 150 show resounding improvements in the risk for strokes, kidney failure, and heart attack,” said study leader nephrologist and hypertension expert John J. Sim, M.D.

So, we made the assumption that if we further lowered it, even to levels under 120, that would be even better,” he told Newsmax Health. “The truth is that no studies have demonstrated that.”

One of the main reasons doctors prescribe these drugs is to bring down the systolic blood pressure to 120 or lower.  Remember that’s the top number.  However, given what we now know, this may be a fatal mistake.  In fact the study showed patients whose top (systolic) readings dropped into the 120 to 129 range had about a 12% increased risk of death or kidney failure.  However, those with readings between 110 and 119 were 81 percent more likely to die or suffer kidney failure.

Dr. Sim made a point to emphasize this only applies to those whose reduced their blood pressure with medication.  It does not apply to those with naturally low blood pressure.

Multiple Causes

You have to remember that many problems can lead to high blood pressure.  These include adrenal problems, kidney problems, liver problems, heart problems, and brain problems; not to mention dietary issues.

While I don’t treat diseases, including high blood pressure, I can help your body work the way it’s supposed to.  This includes nutritional support for healthy function of the adrenals glands, kidneys, heart, liver and brain.  This support includes dietary changes with the right enzyme supplements. Research also shows that chiropractic may help support healthy blood pressure.  However, I only make recommendations after scientific testing based on sound medical principles.

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.

Kaiser Permanente’s Research

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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.

High Blood Pressure Medication
High Blood Pressure Medication – can be used or misused

Obesity is Increasing World-Wide, NEJM

Obesity is increasing worldwide.  According to CNN Health, obesity has doubled since 1980 in 73 countries.  As the SAD (Standard American Diet) spreads throughout the world, this comes as no surprise.

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While obesity is gaining traction world-wide, can you guess who the leader is?  That’s right, it’s the United States.  In fact, the U.S. has been leading the way to obesity for decades.  As more and more countries adapt the American lifestyle, including poor diet, over 1/3 of the entire planet is overweight.

The new study attributes the cause of this growing epidemic to urbanization, poor diets and reduced physical activity.  In other words, the “modern lifestyle” is to blame.  And just why is that so important?  Obesity is the number one cause of our nation’s leading killers.  As obesity spreads, so will the deadly chronic diseases it causes. Of course the number one disease is cardiovascular disease.

The study comes from the New England Journal of Medicine.

While obesity levels have risen in all countries, income level does not seem to play a role.  This means the issue does not simply boil down to wealth.
“Changes in the food environment and food systems are probably major drivers,” they write. “Increased availability, accessibility, and affordability of energy dense foods, along with intense marketing of such foods, could explain excess energy intake and weight gain among different populations.”

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.  We can even look at your body composition with our BIA analyzer.  This can tell us your muscle mass, fat mass, bone mineral content and much much more.  Learn more here.

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.  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.

Obesity increasing world-wide
Obesity is now a world-wide problem

Vaccine Research – The New Evidence

Vaccine Research – The New Evidence:  The vaccine controversy has been raging world wide for decades.  With strong arguments on both sides, it’s difficult to decide what’s best for your family.  However, new research shows that vaccinated children have more health problems.  And this research is stronger than ever.

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Vaccine Research: One of the biggest arguments about the research against vaccine safety has to do with the type of study.  Most studies showing vaccines are harmful come from surveys.  Sadly these surveys are based on self-reported data.  This makes the surveys and the research unreliable.  Because of this, health officials often discount the results as unreliable.

However, new breakthrough research may validate past studies.  While this new research is much stronger, they are only pilot studies.  Hopefully, however, health officials will take this new research more seriously and conduct further studies.

So what exactly does this new research say?  For starters, data from the first study showed that up to twenty seven percent of vaccinated infants developed autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  The study concluded that the current vaccination schedule could also increase the risk of neuro- development disorders (NDD). This break through research comes from the Journal of Translational Science April 24, 2017.

Here is a summary of the findings.  In fact, the results showed vaccinated children were more likely contract the following:

  • Ear Infections (19.8 percent versus 5.8 percent)
  • Pneumonia (6.4 percent versus 1.2 percent
  • Colds and Runny Nose (10.4 percent versus 0.4 percent)
  • other allergies (22.2 percent versus 6.9 percent)
  • Skin Conditions (9.5 percent versus 3.6 percent)
  • Chronic illness (44 percent versus 25 percent)

Before I continue, I must give a strong caution. We must remember that these were still only pilot studies.  Researchers need to conduct more studies to confirm the results.  However due to the increased quality of the newer studies, hopefully officials will pay more attention to them.  As a result, perhaps they will perform more studies.  With any treatment, including vaccines, look at the risks and the benefits and make an informed decision.

Cleansing is Important

While I don’t diagnose or treat any disease, I can help your body cleanse itself from toxins.  This may help your body get rid of the heavy metals from vaccines.  I provide this support with a specific plan. In fact, this plan includes custom dietary changes and the correct enzyme supplements. Of course I only make recommendations after scientific testing based on sound medical principles.

Are you concerned about your health?  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.

Vaccine Research
Vaccine Research

Immune System Health and Enzymes

Immune System Health and Enzymes: Did you know your body has a defense system?  In fact, it’s called your immune system.  Its job is to fight off foreign invaders to keep you healthy.  Did know this vital system fights germs and infections all day every day?  Enzymes play a crucial role in keeping your body’s defenses healthy.

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Immune System Health: Although we inhale and eat thousands of germs every day, the immune system provides protection.  This vital protection stops these germs from causing diseases. However, from time to time, a germ is able to break through our natural defenses.  When this happens, we wind up with a disease or infection. Once the immune system learns about these germs, it will fight them, and we get over the malady.  In fact, your immune system fights of cancer cells every day.

So just how does our immune system learn about and destroy these germs? There are different cells in our immune system.  Some of these cells identify specific germs.  Meanwhile, others coordinate attacks on these harmful bugs.  Yet others remember how to destroy this type of infection in case we ever encounter it again.

Enzymes are the Key

Now for the magic question how does your immune system do all of this?  Your immune system works through a careful balance of certain enzymes.  Some enzymes help your body make the actual immune system cells.  On the other hand, your immune cells release certain enzymes to break down a germ’s defenses and then desultory them. Yet others help clean up the “mess” or toxins left over from the battle.  As you can see enzymes play a key role to ensure that our body can fight off foreign invaders.

Keeping the immune system in working properly is getting more and more difficult.  The increasing amounts of toxic pollutants in the environment make this especially true.  While I don’t diagnose or treat any disease, I can help your immune system work the way it’s supposed to.  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 your immune system health?  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.

Immune System Health
Immune System Health is more and more difficult

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.

 

Fats Versus Carbs – The Verdict

Fats Versus Carbs.  Throughout the past three decades the debate between fats and carbs has been a fierce one.  Well, this article attempts to settle that debate once and for all.  Of course we’ll also dispel some common myths about fats.

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Fats versus carbs: the great debate.  It probably comes as no surprise that Americans eat too many carbs.  Even worse, we tend to eat the unhealthiest carbs available.  Those are the simple carbs from flour and sugar.  This idea has actually created a high protein craze among the health-conscious.  Sadly, a high protein diet can also be very dangerous to your health.  Unfortunately, this country has created the false notion that that sugar is the preferred fuel for your body.

In 2015, experts tested the traditional weight loss advice, cutting sugar and exercising more. While subjects did lose weight, they immediately put it all back on with more to spare. Now I’m sure we can all relate to that story, right?  In fact did you know we’re actually supposed to get our energy from fat, not carbs?

US Food Wisdom is Outdated

In case you didn’t realize it, your food choices are preventing you from achieving your goals.  Sadly, conventional weight loss advice is flat out wrong.  As a result, it will not lead to long-term weight loss. In fact, counting calories, eating low-fat fare and exercising more is not the answer. If it were, over two-thirds of the American population would not be overweight.  Additionally, over fifty percent would not have pre-diabetes, diabetes or other chronic illness.  This is why I work with people in a one on one basis.  I help you learn to eat to your genetic strengths.  Then I combine those customized dietary changes with the right enzyme supplements.  These crucial supplements help your body properly digest, absorb and use the vital nutrients from your food.

Common myths about Fats

  1. Eating fat does not make you fat
  2. Saturated fat is good for you.  In fact it does NOT cause heart disease. (see my prior articles)
  3. Reducing saturated fat can actually be a detriment to 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.

Fats Versus Carbs
Fats Versus Carbs – the great debate – fats win.