Sugar Addicts – Overloaded America

Sugar Addicts – Overloaded America.  Do you know how much sugar you’re eating?  Are you aware of all of the health problems that arise from eating too much?  Have you heard about how addictive sugar actually is?  In fact the stats I’m about to report are absolutely shocking…

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Sugar Addicts – Overloaded America.  Did you know that in 1812, the average American just like you consumed about 45 grams of sugar every five days?  That happens to be the amount you’d find in a single 12 oz can of soda today.  However, if you fast forward to 2012, the average American like you consumes about 765 grams of sugar every five days.  In fact, that’s a 17-fold increase.  However, most people are unaware of the serious dangers that arise from this drastic increase.

To put it in perspective, in the 1820’s the Americans consumed less than 20 pounds of sugar each year.  Once again, let’s fast forward to 2012.  Furthermore, we now consume over 130 pounds of sugar per year.  Worried yet?  In your life time you’ll eat about 3550 pounds of sugar.  That adds up to about 1,767,900 skittles.  To make matters worse, the American Heart Association recommends a maximum intake of 9.5 teaspoons of sugar per day.  Meanwhile, the average adult eats about 22 teaspoons per day while the average child eats about 32 teaspoons per day.  Lastly, Forbes reports that sugar is just as addictive as cocaine.

Sugar Causes Disease

Like cocaine, sugar can lead to a host of health problems.  Unfortunately, these problems are quite serious.  In fact they include obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, depression, fatigue, chronic pain, skin problems, hardened arteries, violent behavior, nervous tension, mental disorders, acne, and much much more.  To make matters worse, high fructose corn syrup is the worst kind, and food manufacturers hide HFCS in your food.

At Redmond Ridge Nutrition & Chiropractic, we can help your body recover from sugar overload.  Just how do we achieve this?  We implement specific customized dietary changes, and the right enzyme supplements based on your test results. Of course our testing is scientific and based on sound medical principals. We can even design an exercise program just for you.

Don’t Wait

Are you concerned about your health?  Perhaps you’re worried about a friend or family member?  Do your problems prevent you from doing what you love?   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. If you do, 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.

sugar addicts
sugar addicts – sugar is as addictive as cocaine

 

Metabolic Syndrome – Pre-Diabetes

Metabolic Syndrome: Do you have weight issues?  Is your blood sugar or AIC borderline?  Is your waist size bigger than it should be?  Do you suffer from chronic inflammation?  Are your blood pressure readings borderline? Perhaps your cholesterol is a little high.  You may be one of many Americans who suffer from Metabolic Syndrome, or Syndrome X.

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Metabolic Syndrome.  Medical professionals coined this term in 1947.  However, it gained popularity in the 1970’s and faded in the new millennium.  So what exactly is metabolic syndrome?  Metabolic syndrome is a collection of borderline problems including high body fat, blood pressure, blood sugar, and blood chemistry.  So just what exactly does it mean?  It means that if you have metabolic syndrome, and you don’t do anything about it, you’ll experience serious health problems down the road.  In fact according to the Merck Manual, over 40% of adults over 50 suffer from it.

Metabolic syndrome is a collection of “early warning signs.” This signs often indicate that some serious health problems will arise in your future.  Those health problems include type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, deep vein thrombosis, chronic inflammation and kidney problems.  Another common sign is a large waist size indicating too much belly fat.  We refer to this as a pear shaped body instead of an apple shape.  In fact according to the Merck Manual, low testosterone in men and a history of polycystic ovaries in women can also lead to this condition.

The Medical Approach

Sadly, medical practitioners rarely talk about it these days.  This is unfortunate.  Why?  While it’s not a serious problem by itself, it does mean you’re headed towards some serious life shortening chronic diseases.  Sadly, when medical professionals do intervene, treatment usually includes medication do address the symptoms.  These medications basically treat high blood sugar, or high blood pressure, or cholesterol.  However, there are two major problems with this approach.  The first problem is that these medications deal with the complications, not the actual problem.  Secondly, the drugs come with some serious side effects.

Our Approach

At Redmond Ridge Nutrition and Chiropractic, while we don’t treat metabolic syndrome, we can help support healthy sugar metabolism, healthy body composition, and healthy heart function.  We can even help support healthy body mass.  We do this through specific customized dietary changes, and the right enzyme supplements based on your test results.  Of course our testing is scientific and based on sound medical principals.  We can even design an exercise program for you.

Is your health borderline?  Do you have too much belly fat?  Are you concerned that your health is headed towards a downward spiral?  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.

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Metabolic syndrome the beginning of a downward spiral

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, 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 approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

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Chronic diseases- a crisis – on the rise in the U.S.

 

Chronic Disease costs the U.S. billions

Chronic Disease on the Rise:  According to the CDC, Chronic diseases are the most common health problems.  They include heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis.  However the good news is they are preventable with the proper lifestyle.

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In fact, did you know that in the United States, chronic disease and conditions account for most of our nation’s health care costs?   “Over eighty-six percent of all health care spending in 2010 was for people with one or more chronic medical conditions. (CDC)”   The total costs of heart disease and stroke in 2010 were well over $315 billion. Of this amount, more than $193 billion was for direct medical costs.  That is it did not include costs for home care and rehab.  Additionally, cancer alone care cost $157 billion in 2010 dollars.

Meanwhile, diabetes cost this nation $245 billion in 2012.  This includes $176 billion in direct medical costs and $69 billion in work absence.   Sadly, the total cost of arthritis and related conditions was about $128 billion in 2003. Of this amount, nearly $81 billion was for direct medical costs and $47 billion was for indirect costs associated with lost work. Last but not least is obesity.  Obesity cost the U.S. about $147 billion in 2008. Annual medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher per person than those for people of normal weight in 2006.

Take Control of 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, 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 approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Chronic disease is getting expensive.
Chronic disease is getting expensive. Lifestyle changes can prevent them.

Diabetic Kidney Disease and Enzymes

Diabetic Kidney Disease and Enzymes – Did you know that people with diabetes are more likely to suffer kidney disease?  When there is too much sugar in the blood stream, your kidneys work too hard trying to filter it out.  Over time, this takes its toll on your kidneys leading to disease and eventually failure.  However research shows that certain enzymes may help restore kidney health in these cases.

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In fact, this research comes from the October 25 issue of Journal of Clinical Investigation.  In the study, researchers stimulated the mitochondria.  The mitochondria is essentially the “power house of the cell”.  They did this  by activating a key energy sensing enzyme called AMPK, superoxide.  When they did this, diabetic kidney disease markedly declined.  So how do you increase your AMPK levels?  You can boost beneficial AMPK activity through simple lifestyle changes.  These include weight loss and exercise.

We can Help

In fact, while I don’t treat diseases, I can support a body the works properly.  This includes support for health kidney function, sugar metabolism, and body composition.  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.  With over 30 years of experience, we can even help you develop an exercise program.  Of course we can also provide specific enzyme supplements to support healthy kidney function.

Are you concerned about kidney 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, 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 approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Diabetic Kidney Disease and Enzymes
Enzymes show promise for Diabetic Kidney Disease

13 Inflammation Foods

13 Inflammation Foods

If you’re trying keep inflammation down, avoid these

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Inflammation foods cause weight gain and many other health problems

Inflammation foods.  Because of the Standard American Diet (SAD), chronic inflammation is a growing problem in the U.S.  Why?  Because chronic inflammation can lead to a host of serious diseases if left alone.  But the good news is that many Americans just like you are becoming more and more health conscious.  As a result, you are also much more aware of the problems caused by inflammation.  So here is a list of thirteen foods you should avoid.

Inflammation Foods:

1. Vegetable oils: Vegetable oils that contain omega 6 fatty acids are notorious for inflammation.  Increasing your intake of omega 3 fatty acids help balance your ratio between 3’s and 6’s and support low inflammation levels.  Of course, be sure to see my prior post on how to do this PROPERLY.  (Nutrients. 2016 Mar; 8(3): 128.)

2. Dairy products:In fact many people are unaware that milk and other dairy products trigger inflammation.  It is also important to note that milk is hidden in many foods including bread, cereal, cookies and so on. Not to mention  60 percent of Americans can’t digest milk (which is genetically normal, by the way).

3. Sugar: Did you know there is tons of research out there linking sugar to inflammation, obesity and chronic diseases? Avoid table sugar and foods with added sugar.  And by the way, this includes almost all processed foods. (Mediators Inflamm. 2010; 2010: 289645)

4. Processed meat: And by the way, processed meat can also cause an increased risk of cancer. (World Health Organization)

5. Refined flour: Sadly, refined grains are extremely low in nutrients.  Not only that, but there is a strong link between them and cancer, weight gain, and chronic diseases.

6. Alcohol: It comes as no surprise that Long-term alcohol intake can cause chronic inflammation and increase risk of cancer.

7. Trans fats: Of course the media has “saturated” the market with information on trans fats.  In fact you commonly find these harmful fats in  deep fried foods, especially and fast foods. Strong research shows they are strong inflammatory agents.

More Inflammation Foods…

8. Additives: Common additives like aspartame are very strong inflammatory foods. Sodas, diet sodas, and energy drinks contain high amounts of additives.

9. Artificial sweeteners: Research shows that artificial sweeteners increase inflammation, and the risk of type 2 diabetes.  See my previous article on this.

10. Gluten: Gluten ruins gut health and promotes inflammation. Avoid foods that contain wheat.  But be extremely careful.  Many gluten free foods are high in simple carbs.  These also contribute to inflammation and type 2 diabetes.

11. Agave: While many turn to agave as a natural non sugar alternative.  But unfortunately this is a mistake.  In fact, Agave is 90 percent sugar. It has been proven to cause inflammation, fast aging, and chronic diseases.  Unfortunately it has been touted as a natural sugar alternative.  But sadly, it is pretty much just sugar itself.

12. Peanuts: Peanuts cause a strong inflammatory response in the body.  They also contain aflatoxin.  Do you know what that is?  In fact, researchers use aflatoxin to cause cancer in laboratory animals.

13. Iodized salt: In fact unrefined salt is a better choice because it contains lots of minerals. Iodized salt has been proven to cause inflammation. But make sure you get plenty of iodine from foods like seaweed.

We Can Help

Enzyme nutrition is designed to support your body’s natural ability to maintain normal inflammation levels.

Are you concerned about chronic inflammation? Are you worried about the long term effects?  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 approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.