Opioids Shorten Life it’s an epidemic

Opioids shorten life.  According to WebMD, over 100 million Americans suffer from Chronic pain.  This growing problem costs over $600 billion each year.  This information comes from the Institute of Medicine (IOM).  In fact, perhaps you’re one of them.  Sadly many turn to prescription opioids for relief.  However,  this epidemic shortened the average life span of our nation by 2 and a half months.  This information comes from the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Opioids shorten life.  It’s crucial to remember that the number of people taking prescription opioids for pain is about 1 in 3 according to CBS news.  Sadly, the health risks of this medication is so significant it’s enough to lower the overall national average life span in America.  Even CNN News reported that this is the first time the average life span of Americans went down since the industrial revolution.

Living with chronic pain isn’t easy.  It can affect your work, family and fun.  In fact, if it’s severe enough, it can even drive some to take their own lives.  However, dangerous habit forming medication may not be the answer.  This becomes painfully obvious when you realize these medications were intended for and FDA approved for SHORT TERM USE.  Sadly, the problem is so severe, the president has declared opioid abuse a national epidemic.

You have to remember that chronic pain is a serious warning sign.  but just what kind of sign is it?  It indicates that your body is trying to compensate for some imbalance.  You can even compare it to a watch that’s fast or slow.  There is some piece out of balance with the rest of the watch causing the problem.

Restoring Balance

While I don’t treat chronic pain, I work tirelessly to find the source of stress in the body.  We do this through enzyme nutrition testing that is  safe, effective and natural.  Did you know it is also based on sound scientific and medical principles?  Once testing is complete, the right enzyme supplements and dietary changes help your body work properly.  This restores balance.  Of course a body with chemical balance is less likely to hurt.

Do you suffer from chronic pain?   Are you missing out on work family or fun? If so, contact us and set up a consultation or call us at 425-868-0120. 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.


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.

Opioids shorten life
Opioids shorten life – it’s an epidemic