Brain Health – Inflammation is the Enemy

Brain Health – Inflammation is the Enemy.  It seems we’re all trying to fight the inevitable.  Once we reach a certain age, we don’t want to get older.  In fact, many companies make a fortune selling the false hope of “anti-aging”, or products or services to make us look or feel younger.  However, you may want to start with your brain.

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Brain Health – Inflammation is the Enemy.  According to research from The American Physiological Society, serious brain diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other serious brain problems are on the rise in the U.S.  To make matters worse, trends show they strike younger people each year.  As it turns out, researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison discovered the cause.

According to this break-through study, your brain ages faster than the rest of you.  That’s right, your brain gets older faster than the rest of your body.  The faster your brain ages, the sooner you’ll develop serious life-limiting brain problems like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and many more.  However, I think I can guess the next question on your mind.  What cases this accelerated aging in our mind?

The Real Enemy to Brain Health

According to the study, the problem has to do with overactive cells in the brain that cause excess inflammation.  This inflammation speeds up the aging process in the brain.  In turn, this leads to the serious brain issues I mentioned earlier.  If I said it once, I said it a million times, chronic inflammation is the cause of chronic disease.  However, what causes chronic inflammation?  As it turns out, the culprits are physical, nutritional and emotional stress.

Prevention is Key to Brain Health

At Redmond Ridge Nutrition, we take a complete approach to brain health.  While I don’t treat disease, including Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, it seems that prevention is the key.  Especially since these diseases have no real treatment.  Furthermore, the key to prevention is avoiding chronic inflammation.  Through a combination of enzyme nutrition, and either traditional or low force spinal corrections, we can support healthy low inflammation levels, which can support healthy brain function for years to come.  Of course, all of our testing and treatments are scientific and based on sound medical principles.

Would you like to feel younger?  Are you concerned about your brain health?  If so, 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 look over your x-rays to 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 of corporate hospitals, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Brain Health
Brain Health – Inflammation is the Enemy

Alzheimer’s and Vitamin D, Enzymes

Alzheimer’s and Vitamin D:  Alzheimer’s is a frustrating and limiting disease affecting our elderly.  This horrible disease prevents new memories from forming.  As a result, it is not only difficult for the patient, but their loved ones as well.  Recent research shows that there may be a link between low vitamin D and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Alzheimer’s and Vitamin D.  Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise in America.  Sadly, as our baby boomer generations age, this may be expected.  Alzheimer’s disease prevents new events and experiences from becoming long term memories.  Let me explain.  When you experience something new, it goes into your short-term memory.  If you use or remember it long enough, it will move into mid-term memory.  However, after enough recall, practice, or thought, these new experiences will eventually store themselves into long-term memory.  This means you can recall the information years later.

Research: Alzheimer’s and Vitamin D

If you suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, you cannot transform these new experiences into long-term memory.  However, you still remember everything you knew before the disease hit.  So, just how can vitamin D help, and where do enzyme play a role?  According to the World Health Organization, the Risk for Alzheimer’s is 122% greater if you have severely low vitamin D levels.  If your vitamin D levels are moderately low, you still have a 69% greater risk.

However, other strong research also exists.  The Journal of the American Medical Association(JAMA), PubMed, and Neurology Journal all published articles supporting the strong connection between Alzheimer’s and Low Vitamin D.   You must also understand that your body can only get a little vitamin D from your diet.  The rest has to come from sunlight exposure.  But there’s another crucial step.

Enzymes and Vitamin D

Just what is that crucial step?  It’s enzymes.  In fact, enzymes play two key roles.  First, since Vitamin D is a healthy fat, the right digestive enzymes can help you digest and absorb Vitamin D properly.  Second, your body requires certain metabolic enzymes to help your body use vitamin d for brain and nerve health.

In fact, according to the Journal of Gerontology:  “Vitamin D is primarily synthesized in the skin upon exposure to sunlight; smaller amounts are obtained through dietary intake. More recently, enzymes responsible for the synthesis of its active form have been found to be distributed throughout the human brain.”

 

The Enzyme Advantage

This is why we focus on enzyme at Redmond Ridge Nutrition and Chiropractic.  In fact, enzymes are the only chemical in the body that can actually do work.  Sadly, as you age, your body’s ability to make enzymes decreases.  Using the right combination of digestive and metabolic enzyme supplements can help your body digest, absorb, make and use Vitamin D properly to support healthy brain function.

Are you concerned about your brain health?  Does it affect your job, family or fun? Are you worried about the long term affects?  If so, 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.

Alzheimer's and Vitamin D
Alzheimer’s and Vitamin D

Alzheimer’s Disease – enzymes are crucial

Alzheimer’s disease – The right enzymes are crucial.  As I was looking for enzyme research I found two very interesting research papers on this serious mental condition.  One paper warned that certain enzymes can cause Alzheimer’s.  Meanwhile, the other showed yet other enzymes may help.  Obviously getting this right is critical.

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According to Psych Central’s Mayo Clinic researchers discovered an enzyme that destroys a toxic protein.  This harmful protein accumulates in the brains of people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.  This protein is known as Beta Amyloid, for those of you who like big words.  The enzyme, known as BACE2 breaks down these proteins.  As a result, they may help support healthy brain activity in patients who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.

However, this is where you need to use extreme caution.  You see, BACE2 is closely related to another enzyme, known as BACE1.  BACE1 builds this protein.  As a result, it could actually cause Alzheimer’s disease, or make it worse.  This, of course, is why using “Dr. Google” to help you decide what supplements to take can be quite risky.

According to Psych Central, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common memory disorder in the U.S.  In fact, it affects more that 5.5 million people in this great nation.  However, yet researchers continue to search for an effective treatment of this horrible illness.

Enzymes to Support Healthy Brain Function

While I don’t diagnose or treat any disease (including Alzheimer’s disease), I can help support healthy brain function. And of course this, in turn, promotes healthy memory recall. I provide this support with a specific plan. And this plan usually 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 brain health?  Does it affect your job, family or fun? Are you worried about the long term affects?  If so, 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.

Link to original article at Psych Central

 

Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease and Enzymes