Healing Takes Time

Healing Takes Time.  You’re driving down the road.  All of a sudden, the check engine light comes on.  Of course, the first thing you do is make sure you can make it home.  Or, perhaps you pull over and find a mechanic nearby.  Alternatively, you may even call a tow truck.  Would you think of disabling the check engine light?  Of course not.  However, many Americans like you take this approach every day with your health.

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Healing Takes Time.  All too often, a relatively new patient leaves my office because “they’re not getting better fast enough.”  Many times, this is usually after only one or two visits.  Additionally, it doesn’t seem to matter if the patient came for chiropractic care, enzyme nutrition, or even both.  Instead, they will often seek pain medication from their primary care physician.  While this medication has its place, it only covers the symptoms.  Sadly, it provides no healing whatsoever.  In fact, let me give you an example.

Let’s say you’re driving in your care.  All of a sudden, the check engine light comes on, and perhaps your car’s computer chimes that there’s something wrong.  Once this happens, what’s the first thing on your mind?  In fact, how many of you think of disabling the light and the chime as a solution?  Conversely, how many of you start to think about getting to the nearest repair shop?

Disabling the “Check Engine Light” in our Body

Sadly, many Americans take the first approach when it comes to our health.  Instead of trying to fix the underlying cause, many Americans cover up the cause with pain medications.  Unfortunately, that’s just like disabling the “check engine” light in your car.  In a society focused on instant satisfaction, few realize that healing the underlying cause actually takes time.  Unfortunately, few even “pop the hood” to see what’s wrong.  In fact, this is why the opioid epidemic is such a problem in America.

Before I continue, I do understand that there’s a fundamental difference between your car and your body.  Your body hurts and your car doesn’t.  In fact, your body still needs sleep so you can heal.  Furthermore, you can’t sleep if you’re in pain.  As a result, pain medication has its place for short term relief.  Meanwhile, it’s just as important to find and treat the underlying cause of the problem while you’re dealing with the symptom.  However, this healing takes time, and we live in a society that is not willing to wait.

How Long Does it Take?

If healing takes time, just how long does it take?  The medical community will tell you four to six weeks for one condition, six to eight weeks for some other condition etc.  In fact, here’s a list.  However, you need to remember these are AVERAGES.  These figures do not consider the key factors.  In fact, here they are.  How long has the problem been there?  The longer you suffer from the problem the longer it takes to heal.  Secondly, how severe is the problem.  Once again, the greater the severity, the longer it takes.  Lastly, how old is the patient?  Let’s face it, as we age, our ability to heal declines.  This can also impact the healing process.

Teamwork for a Complete Approach

At Redmond Ridge Nutrition & Chiropractic we can work alongside your medical staff.  While they are providing you with immediate relief, we can help your body heal itself properly from the stress that caused the problem.  Our doctor has several possible solutions.  We can use low force or traditional chiropractic care to help your bones muscles and nerves work properly, and heal from injury.  Additionally, we will provide customized rehabilitative exercises to further strengthen and stabilize injured areas.  Massage therapy can help break up adhesions and scar tissue to increase blood flow and promote healing.  Lastly, enzyme nutrition can scientifically find the source of nutritional stress in your body, and help those stressed organs work properly.  As I stated earlier, this healing takes time.

If You Need Help

Do you suffer from chronic pain, muscle discomfort, fatigue, depression and brain fog? Are you missing out on work family or fun? 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.

 

Healing Takes Time
Healing Takes Time, There’s not shortcuts

 

Chronic Pain Low Energy and Enzymes

Chronic Pain Low Energy and Enzymes.  “Doc, you don’t understand.  I have no energy.  I sleep until two to three in the afternoon.  When I do wake up, I want to go back to bed, and I’m in a lot of pain.  My husband is a truck driver, so he’s on the road quite a bit.  As a result, he relies on me to get things done here when he’s home.  I honestly don’t know how much longer I can keep this up.”

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Chronic Pain Low Energy and Enzymes.  A woman came into my office a few months ago for an enzyme nutrition consult.  She basically told me she had no energy and suffered from chronic pain.  She stated her condition was so severe that she had trouble completing her household chores.  In fact, she was only awake for a few hours out of the day.  I clearly stated that enzyme nutrition does not treat any disease.  This includes fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, or anything else for that matter.  I also explained how enzyme nutrition was a scientific way of finding stressed organs in her body, and helping those stressed parts work properly.  I also explained that we accomplish this with enzyme supplements and dietary changes.  Lastly, I told her that while every case is unique, I have helped many people in the past with such issues.

She mentioned she read about a link between digestive health and chronic pain and fatigue.  As a result, she tried probiotics.  However, she stated they didn’t help.

Could I help Her with Her Chronic Pain Low Energy with Enzymes?

After we talked, we went to one of my examination tables.  I performed BIA analysis, and ran some other preliminary tests.  Everything indicated that she was a good candidate for care.  She was eager to get started.  So, we scheduled a full enzyme nutrition examination.  In her case we used a signs & symptoms survey, an in-office challenge test, and a 24-hour urine analysis.  Once testing was complete I spent hours pouring over the results.

In fact, the results were quite revealing.  This patient’s liver was under a lot of stress.  Furthermore, the problem was there for a long time.  This caused toxins to back up into her digestive tract.  Over time, these toxins eroded away the healthy mucous membrane, and replaced it with a toxic biofilm where bad bacteria could thrive.  As a result, it wasn’t enough to use probiotics.  In fact, they couldn’t thrive with her mucous membrane depleted.  Furthermore, we couldn’t rebuild that mucous layer until we helped her body get rid of the biofilm.  To complicate matters, there was no point in getting rid of the biofilm until we helped her body cleanse the liver.  So, we had to do this in stages.

Stages of Healing

We started by helping her body cleanse the liver.  This way, toxins would not be overflowing into her digestive tract.  This took about 60 days in her case.  Once we were confident the liver was clean, we helped her body break down the biofilm with enzymes and herbs.  This took a while.  Furthermore, it wasn’t the most pleasant experience.  However, it was necessary to help this patient heal properly.

Afterwards, we used enzymes to help her body rebuild a healthy mucous layer in her digestive tract.  Only then did she take probiotics for a short time only.  This way, we could repopulate the healthy mucous membrane.  From this point forward, as long as she keeps her digestive tract healthy with the right diet and enzyme supplements, she doesn’t need to keep taking the probiotics.

A Woman Transformed

While it took a while, she was a completely new person.  She was waking up at 7 every morning feeling rested and energetic.  She was able to do all of her household chores without any pain or discomfort.  She even looked younger and more vibrant.  Of course, the changes were slow and steady.  She was so happy, she even brought her husband in for testing and treatment.

Does this Sound Like Someone You Know?

Do you suffer from chronic pain or fatigue?  Would you like give your body the support it needs to heal and detox properly?  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.  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

* Enzyme supplements help your body work properly.  They do not treat disease.  Including Chronic Pain Low Energy

Chronic Pain Low Energy and Enzymes
Chronic Pain Low Energy and Enzymes

Opioid Addiction: More Opioids, More Money for Doctors

Opioid Addiction: In a world where opioid addiction is a nation wide epidemic, certain doctors make more money prescribing them.  Yes, that’s right, despite the fact that opioid addiction is a national crisis, the more Doctors prescribe opioids, the more money they make.

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Opioid Addiction: More Opioids, More Money for Doctors:

Did you know that opioid addiction kills more than 10,000 Americans every year?  In fact, the problem is so bad that our government calls it a national epidemic.  As a result, one would hope that doctors would make a huge push to reduce their use.  However, what CNN analysts discovered in partnership with Harvard researchers is quite shocking.

According to CNN:

“In 2014 and 2015, opioid manufacturers paid hundreds of doctors across the country six-figure sums for speaking, consulting and other services. Thousands of other doctors were paid over $25,000 during that time.”

As it turns out, the more opioids a doctor prescribed, the more they were paid for speaking.  “This is the first time we’ve seen this, and it’s really important,” said Dr. Andrew Kolodny, a senior scientist at the Institute for Behavioral Health at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, where he is co-director of the Opioid Policy Research Collaborative.

The Underlying Problem with Opioids

Unfortunately, few realize that the FDA cleared opioid medications for short-term use only.  At the time, no one really understood the ramifications of long-term opioid use.  These medications raise your pain threshold.  In fact, this is how they ease your pain.  However, your body knows the threshold is raised in pushes it back down over time.  Now you’re in pain again, so you go to your doctor, who ups the dosage.  Again, your body adapts.  Now you can see the vicious cycle.  Eventually, you go back to your doctor who says you’re addicted and cuts you off.  Now your body pushes your pain threshold way down.  As a result, you feel excruciating pain.  In fact, we have a term for this; withdrawal.

Our Approach

Rather than try and apply a catch all term to your condition, we strive to identify the actual source of stress in the body.  In fact, we do not diagnose or treat any disease.  Did you know that the source of your pain is always some type of stress?  It’s crucial to understand that stress can be physical, nutritional or emotional.  If the source of your stress is emotional, we will combine the right enzyme nutrition with a referral to a specialist.  If your problem is mechanical in nature, we will use a careful combination of specific chiropractic care, home exercises and enzyme nutrition.  If your problem is nutritional in nature, then enzyme nutrition can help your body digest, absorb and use vital nutrients properly.    Of course, I only make recommendations after scientific testing based on sound medical principles.

Pain Effects Your Life

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, 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.  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.

 

Opioid Addiction
Opioid Addiction – how it works

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.

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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.

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

Opioids for Chronic Pain – stopping helps.

Opioids for Chronic Pain – Tapering off can actually help.  Did you know over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain?  This comes from the American Academy of Pain Medicine.   Sadly, the go-to medication is narcotics.  However, the long-term use also carries an increased risk of addiction and overdose.  Sadly, an opioid overdose epidemic is ravaging the United States.  In fact, it killed more than 33,000 people in 2015.  What’s worse, is that half of them were due to prescribed drugs.

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Do you take opioids for chronic pain?  Did you know that the same research showed that tapering off these harmful medications and gradually adding mind body therapies as well as physical modalities such as chiropractic and physical therapy?  The article states that a teamwork or combined approach seems to work best.  It’s important to remember that opioid abuse, both prescribed and illegal is a serious epidemic in the United States.  In either case it is addictive, habit forming and it’s effectiveness weakens over time.  This creates the need for higher and higher dosages.  In fact that’s how this drug forms an addiction.

It’s also important to remember that while modern medicine uses them to treat chronic, their original intent was only short term use.  Every medical intervention does serve a purpose.  In fact certain medical treatments are only a problem if they are over used or misused.  Sadly these medications are often used long term for pain management, and this is where the fundamental problem lies.

Digestion Plays a key Role

What most people fail to realize is that your digestive health may be the key to your chronic pain.  If your gut isn’t working properly, it can lead to a condition called Leaky Gut Syndrome.  This in turn can lead to a whole host of symptoms including fatigue and chronic pain   And while I don’t diagnose or treat any disease (including chronic pain), I can help support healthy digestion.  And of course this, in turn, prevents leaky gut which can support healthy digestion.  We can also combine nutrition with the right combination of home exercises, and traditional or low force chiropractic care.

As it follows, this may prevent chronic pain. 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.  Sometimes chiropractic care can help too, but chronic pain varies so much that depends on the patient.

Concerned about Opioid Use?

Are you concerned about digestive health? Do you suffer from chronic pain?   Are you missing out on work family or fun? 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.

 

opioids for chronic pain is a real problem
opioids for chronic pain is a real problem

Digestion Chronic Pain

Digestion Chronic Pain. According to the National Institute of Health, about 5 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and Fibromyalgia each year.  In addition, many health care providers use these terms as a catch when a condition doesn’t fit the symptoms.  Sadly, no one really knows why or what causes it.  However, new research shows a strong link between digestive health and chronic pain.

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The Medical Approach of Drugs

Digestion Chronic Pain.  And while there is medication out there, the most recent research proves it doesn’t work at all.   Furthermore, in 2013 the National Pain Foundation conducted a study on fibromyalgia medication.  According to this break through research, over two-thirds of fibromyalgia patients said their medication didn’t work at all.  And sadly, this medication is only for symptoms relief.  To make matters worse, the pain is often comes with other problems.  Many sufferers of chronic pain also suffer from fatigue, joint pain, poor digestion, sleeplessness, depression, and “brain fog” or the inability to concentrate or focus.

Despite this, in 2012, researchers from Johns Hopkins University estimated the cost of chronic pain as $635 billion annually.  That’s about as much as the combined cost of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. In Europe, estimates suggest that chronic pain conditions subtract 3% right off the top of their gross domestic product.

One of the most interesting aspects of chronic pain is its link to digestion. In fact, researchers are accumulating loads of evidence.  This new evidence suggests that certain forms of pain are the result of signals emitted by your gut when it’s not healthy.  In Cambridge, Emeran Mayer, is presenting results that suggest digestive influence. Emeran is from the University of California Los Angeles.

There is strong evidence showing the communication between the gut and your body is two way.  In fact, researchers refer to it as the gut brain axis, or the enteric nervous system. (see my prior articles). The autonomic nervous system, which regulates the activity your gut and other organs, sends out signals.  These signals affect your digestion, altering its activity. Then your gut talks back to your body in return.  When the gut is stressed, it affects this communication.  This, in turn, can lead to chronic pain.

The Key to Gut Health…

What most people fail to realize is that your digestive health can be the key to your chronic pain.  If your gut isn’t working properly, it can lead to a condition called Leaky Gut Syndrome.  This in turn can lead to a whole host of symptoms including fatigue, joint pain, poor digestion, sleeplessness, depression, and “brain fog” or the inability to concentrate or focus.  When these symptoms last long enough, the most common medical diagnosis is fibromyalgia.   And while I don’t diagnose or treat any disease (including fibromyalgia), I can help support healthy digestion.  And of course this, in turn, prevents leaky gut.

Are you concerned about digestive health? Do you suffer from chronic pain, muscle discomfort, fatigue, depression and brain fog? Are you missing out on work family or fun? 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.

digestion chronic pain 07/17/2017

 

Digestion Chronic Pain
Digestion Chronic Pain – “leaky gut”