DAWC073 – Colonoscopy Alternatives

DAWC073 – Colonoscopy Alternatives (Dr. Andy’s Wellness Corner)

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Last week, a listener contacted me about their husband needing a colonoscopy.  In case you’re not aware, this is an arduous procedure requiring a fast the night before, and copious drugs to make the procedure tolerable.  Then they run a tube down your entire GI tract.  This procedure is invasive, uncomfortable, and inconvenient.

In this breakthrough episode of Dr. Andy’s Wellness Corner, you will learn the ups and downs of getting a colonoscopy.  Dr. Andy will also go over some alternative.  Of course, He will outline the pros and cons of each.    Dr. Andy continues with teaching you who should get their colon checked and why.

Lastly, Dr. Andy will go over how enzyme nutrition can support healthy digestion in the colon, as well as support healthy elimination and immune function.  As always, we accomplish this safely, effectively, and naturally and without drugs or surgery.

If you’re concerned about your gut health, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. In fact, you can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120.  While I don’t treat acid reflux, GERD, or heartburn, I can help your stomach work properly with the right enzyme supplements and dietary changes.

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After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator, radio host, author 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 of corporate hospitals, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Colonoscopy Alternatives
Colonoscopy Alternatives

This episode originally aired on 11/12/2018

DAWC072 – Men and Health Care

DAWC072 – Men and Health Care

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Men and Health Care: Ever wonder when men or much less reluctant to go to the doctor than women?  In this breakthrough episode of Dr. Andy’s Wellness Corner your host reports on research that reveals the top reasons why men won’t go to the doctor.  While some of the reasons are obvious, others will surprise you.

As always Dr. Andy always addresses listener questions with research based-answers, or answers that are based on sound scientific and medical principles.  While we all know prevention an d wellness are the keys to health, very few people take action to eat right, think positively and exercise and move in a healthy way.

In many cases this can keep chronic disease from plaguing your life.  This is particularly true for men and health care.  Guys, if you don’t like going to the doctor, make sure you take good care of yourself and have a good coach.  In fact, enzyme nutrition can help.  Why?

Enzymes and Wellness

Because enzyme nutrition can help your body use the valuable nutrients from your food properly.  When your body uses your fuel properly, you are less likely to have stress.  In turn, stress is the leading cause of chronic disease.  Sadly, our ability to make our own enzymes diminishes 70% by age 40.  On top of that, cooking or freezing your food destroys the food in the enzymes.

While we’re on the subject, if you’re concerned about heartburn, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. In fact, you can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120.  While I don’t treat acid reflux, GERD, or heartburn, I can help your stomach work properly with the right enzyme supplements and dietary changes.

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After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator, radio host, author 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 of corporate hospitals, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Men and Health Care
Men and Health Care – the Scary Doctor

 

 

This episode originally aired on 11/05/2018

DAWC071-Stomach Health

DAWC071-Stomach Health

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Stomach Health and other listener questions.  Do you suffer from Heartburn?  Or perhaps you know it by one of it’s other names such as GERD, or Acid Reflux.  Are you taking antacids or acid blocking medication?  Do you know if those medications are safe?  Are you aware of the FDA warnings regarding those medications?  In fact, is heartburn really that big of a deal?  I mean, there can’t be any serious long-term consequences, right?

In this episode of Dr. Andy’s Wellness Corner, Dr. Andy addresses several key listener questions.  However, the biggest of which involves acid reflux and the medications used to treat them.  In fact, there are also serious long-term consequences to both the medication and the disease.  Actually, the current theory behind the cause of heartburn is actually flawed.  In fact, many experts believe that heartburn is the result of too little stomach acid.  However, the exact opposite is true.  How can all of the experts be wrong?  If you tune in, Dr. Andy Explains how and why in this intriguing program.

More Valuable Information

Meanwhile, other topics include ADHD medications, phytols and bluberries, and much much more. While we’re on the subject, if you’re concerned about heartburn, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. In fact, you can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120.  While I don’t treat acid reflux, GERD, or heartburn, I can help your stomach work properly with the right enzyme supplements and dietary changes.

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After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator, radio host, author 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 of corporate hospitals, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Stomach Health
Stomach Health and Heartburn

DAWC 070 Back To School Health

DAWC 070 Back To School Health

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Back to School: By now, most Americans have gotten back into the “back to school” regime.  However, do you know what you can do to keep your child healthy and maximize his or her learning during this crucial time?  In this episode, Dr. Andy goes over everything from backpack safety to learning disabilities.  For example, do you know how to pick a backpack and fit it for your child?  On the other hand, what about small suit cases that your child rolls behind them?  Are you aware that your child may not have ADHD, but rather some other learning disability?  Surprisingly, do you know children learn better when they move?  How important is digestive health to your child’s ability to learn?  How important is sleep to your child’s health and learning?

If you ever pondered these questions, don’t miss this episode of the popular Radio Show, Dr. Andy’s Wellness Corner.  In fact, Dr. Andy addresses all of these questions and everything you need to know to help your child be happy, confident, healthy and successful as your child goes back to school.

Nutrition, ADHD, and Health

However, how can enzyme nutrition help support your child’s ability to concentrate, focus and learn?  Furthermore, how safe is ADHD medication?  If your child has learning or behavioral problems, how can you find out what they are and where to get help?  In fact, what kind of testing should you arrange?  Fortunately, Dr. Andy answers all of these questions and more.  If you would like more information, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. In fact, you can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120.

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After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator, radio host, author 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 of corporate hospitals, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Back to School - backpack safety
Back To School – Do you know how to properly fit your child’s back pack?

Vitamin D3 – the Controversy

According to research, only about 45% of Americans get enough vitamin D3.  Since vitamin D3 is necessary to absorb calcium.  However, if your body doesn’t have enough, it can lead to osteoporosis in adults, and rickets in children.  However, your body does not digest Vitamin D very well, and overdosing can lead to some serious problems.

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Did you know your body makes Vitamin D3 from sunlight?  In fact, the UVB rays from the sun convert cholesterol on your skin into vitamin D.  Afterwards, your liver converts vitamin D into its active form.  However, what if you wear sunblock or sunscreen?  Well, I’ll cover more on that later.  As you tend to wear more clothing, especially in the winter time, and as you spend more time inside, your exposure to sunlight decreases.  As a result, your body makes less vitamin D.  Sadly, this can lead to bone problems in both children and adults.  However, new research shows that a lack of this crucial vitamin can also lead to weight gain, heart disease, and decreased immune function (Scientific American, 2009).

Supplements are not the Answer

As a result, more and more Americans like you are supplementing with vitamin D pills.  Unfortunately, your body has a hard time using Vitamin D from a pill.  Additionally, many are over dosing on these supplements with the idea that more is better.  However, according to the National Institute of Health, taking too much vitamin D can lead to kidney problems, nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, constipation, weakness, and weight loss. Additionally, by raising calcium levels, too much vitamin D can also cause confusion, disorientation, and problems with heart rhythm. Excess vitamin D can also damage the kidneys.

However, there is good news.  In order to get enough vitamin D, all you need is about 15 minutes exposure to sunlight outside.  In fact, this even works on a cloudy day.  Furthermore, you only need to expose your arms.  However, even this can be difficult on a cold winter day.   As a result, if you must supplement with vitamin D, use D2 or D3.   Foods rich in these forms include salmon, herring, sardines, cod liver, tuna, oysters, shrimp, egg yolks and mushrooms.

Digesting Vitamin D3

However, D, like vitamins A, E, and K are fat-based vitamins.  As a result, they don’t mix well with water.  Since your body is mostly water, this can be problematic.  However, your body has a solution.  Before your body can break down and absorb fats, your body has to emulsify them.  To accomplish this, your gall bladder releases bile salts.  These bile salts make allow water to dissolve the fats.  Now your fat-based enzymes can break them up for digestion and absorption.

However, let’s get back to sunscreen and sunblock.  If you remember from earlier, UV rays from the sun turn cholesterol in your skin into Vit. D.  However, sunblock and sunscreen block these UV rays.  As a result, if you’re wearing sunblock or sunscreen while you’re out and about, your body can’t convert the cholesterol on your skin to D.  What’s the solution?  Since you only need about 15 minutes of sunlight, stay out for about 15-20 minutes before you put on sunscreen.

Enzymes, Vit. D, & Fats

Let’s get into some possible pitfalls with all of this.  First of all, your body uses enzymes in the liver to convert Vit. D to its active form, once sunlight turns skin cholesterol into D.  Do you know what chemical performs this crucial task?  In fact, this type of chemical is the only chemical in the body that can do work.  The answer, of course is enzymes.  However, what if you either eat foods rich in Vitamin D3, or like most Americans, try to get it in a pill?  Then you may have to deal with digestive pitfalls.  In fact, if you’re over age 40 there is a 70% chance you can’t digest fats, including Vit D. properly.

In fact, there are several places you can experience problems processing fats.  First, the connection between the gall bladder and your digestive tract can get clogged up by protein.  When this happens, your body can’t emulsify the fats.  As a result, enzymes cannot break them down for digestion and absorption.  In this case, the right protein-based enzymes can help your body clear the blockage.  On top of that, your ability to make enzymes, including those that break down fat, declines 70% by age 40.  In this case, the right fat-based enzymes can help your body digest and absorb these vital fats properly.  This includes Vit. D.

How do we Pinpoint the Problem

At Redmond Ridge Nutrition & Chiropractic, we used science-based testing founded on sound medical principles to locate the source of stress in your body.  This includes your body’s ability to emulsify, digest, and absorb fats.  It also includes your body’s ability to convert vitamin D to its active form whether it comes from your diet or your skin.  After testing is complete, the right dietary changes paired with the right enzyme supplements can help your body work properly.

Are you concerned about bone health, or your vitamin D3 levels?  Perhaps you’re concerned about overloading on supplements?  Are you worried about missing out on work family or fun? While I don’t treat type 2 diabetes, I can help.  If that sounds good, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. You can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120.

Then 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.

 

Vitamin D3
Vitamin D3, the Sunshine Vitamin

Obesity Causes Low Back Pain

Obesity Causes Low Back Pain.  While this fact seems quite obvious, research published in 2018 actually backs up this claim.  With obesity on the rise, paired with an out of control opioid epidemic, America needs a safe drug-free alternative.  Fortunately, spinal adjustments and enzyme nutrition can help.

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Obesity Causes Low Back Pain.  Obesity is on the rise in the United States.  Sadly, its growth continues to increase at an alarming rate.  Unfortunately, so is our opioid crisis.  Is there a connection?  As a matter of fact, research from 2018 shows a clear connection between back pain and obesity.  If this pain gets bad enough, some sufferers may turn to opioid medication for pain relief.  However, there is another solution.

In May of 2018, JMPT published research demonstrating the connection between obesity and low back pain.  In fact, the study concluded the following.  “Overweight and obesity were associated with increased odds of low back pain.”

Unfortunately, this can create a viscous cycle.  Sadly, as you gain wait, you feel more pain.  To make matters worse, as you feel more pain, you exercise less because of that pain.  As time goes on, the cycle continues until it spins out of control. Later on in life, you go to the doctor only to find out you’re suffering from all of the complications obesity causes.  These problems include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and many more.  Conversely, the key is to take care of this problem long before these problems arise.

The Safe and Natural Approach

Just how do we take care of this problem safely and naturally?  In our office, we use a combination of traditional or low-force chiropractic care, enzyme nutrition, dietary changes and custom tailored exercise program.  First, the right specific spinal corrections can relieve your low back pain allowing you to exercise.  In fact, spinal adjustments can even improve your athletic performance.  Did you know that research from the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that chiropractic is more effective than medicine at treating pain.  On top of that, the right dietary changes paired with the right enzyme supplements can help your body properly eliminate chronic inflammation.  This is the leading cause of obesity.  Lastly, other enzymes can even help your body break down fat properly.

If You’re Concerned

Are you overweight and suffer from back pain, we may be able to help without drugs or surgery.  If that sounds good, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. You can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120.  Then 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 Causes Low Back Pain
Obesity Causes Low Back Pain