What Causes Type 2 Diabetes, The Real Problem

What Causes Type 2 Diabetes, The Real Problem.  With type 2 diabetes on the rise in the U.S. at an alarming rate, it’s crucial to really understand the problem.  Sadly, most medical treatment focuses on insulin.  However, would it surprise you to know that insulin is not the real problem?  Would you like to know what is?  Read on…

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What Causes Type 2 Diabetes, The Real Problem.  The common type 2 diabetes meds on the market usually perform one of two tasks.  The most common help your body make more insulin.  Others help your body eliminate more sugar through the kidneys.  However, the safety of these latter drugs is now under investigation.  Nevertheless, what if I told you that a lack of insulin is not the problem?  Let me explain.

The number one cause of type 2 diabetes in the United States is something called insulin resistance.  What exactly does this mean?  It means that the cells do not respond to insulin.  If the cells do not respond to insulin, then sugar cannot leave the blood and enter the cell.  Of course, the end result is high blood sugar.  If the problem progresses, it becomes type 2 diabetes.

How Insulin Works

Insulin is a hormone that has many functions in the body.  However, let’s go over how it manages your blood sugar levels.  In order for sugar to leave the blood stream it has to enter cells.  However, sugar, like all solid matter, cannot just enter the cell.  This is because the cell has a cell wall.  The purpose of this wall is to allow the cell to be selective about what can enter and leave the cell.  This wall keeps the cell protected and healthy.

So just how do chemicals like sugar enter the cell?  Basically, it needs a passcode.  There is specific type of door on the cell wall for each type of chemical.  Of course, each cell has many doors of each type.  However, each of these doors needs a passcode or key.

Insulin is the key that opens the “sugar doors” to allow sugar to enter the cell.  The keyhole or password keypad is called an insulin receptor.  In order for sugar to leave the blood stream and enter the cell, insulin (the key) has to bind with the insulin receptors on the cell (the keyhole).  Once this happens, the sugar-specific doors on the cell wall open up allowing sugar to leave the blood stream and enter the cell.

What Causes Type 2 Diabetes

Now the most common cause of type two diabetes is SAD – the Standard American Diet, which is way too high in simple carbs.  However, a close second is stress, which causes chronic inflammation.  This, in turn, leads to insulin resistance.  Just what is insulin resistance?   Basically, your cells can increase or decrease the number of insulin receptors (keyholes) on the cell wall.

Insulin resistance is a reduced number of insulin receptors on the cell wall.  As a result, it does not matter how much insulin is floating around in your blood, there aren’t enough receptors for them to bind to.  This leads to the inability of sugar to enter the cell and leave the blood.  As the sugar builds up in the blood, the result is high blood sugar, and eventually type 2 diabetes.  In fact, this is what causes type 2 diabetes.

Help Your Body Use Sugar Properly

While I don’t treat type 2 diabetes, or any disease for that matter, I can help patients who are concerned about their blood sugar.  Actually, I can help a number of ways.  First, I can help you work out a diet low in simple carbs.  Second, the right digestive enzymes can help your body use fat properly for energy.  When your body uses fat properly, this helps curb your sugar cravings.  Third, and most important, the right enzymes can help your body promote an abundance of insulin receptors on the cell wall.  This will allow insulin to bind with more receptors allowing sugar to properly leave the blood and enter the cell.

If You’re Concerned

Do you suffer from type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, or metabolic syndrome?  Is your blood sugar slowly rising out of control?  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.

What Causes Type 2 Diabetes
What Causes Type 2 Diabetes

Green Tea, A Healthy Alternative to Coffee

Green Tea, A Healthy Alternative to Coffee.  Let’s face it, America is addicted to coffee.  However, did you know that the national drink of the U.S. was once tea?  Unfortunately, coffee can have a negative impact on your health…

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Green Tea, A Healthy Alternative to Coffee.  However, did you know that according to multiple studies that span decades, experts have linked coffee to many serious illnesses?  Sadly, these problems include type 2 diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, stroke, and chronic inflammation.  Additionally, chronic inflammation can lead to vascular problems, asthma, osteoporosis, arthritis, auto immune diseases, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, depression, & anxiety.  However, it also causes infertility, insomnia, digestive problems, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and many more!

Before I continue, let me tell you a little secret about coffee.  Did you know that our national drink wasn’t coffee?  In fact, do you know what it was?  Well, our national drink was actually tea.  Coffee didn’t take over until the early 1900’s.  At that time, companies hired social psychologists to create tricky marketing campaigns.  Fortunately, the law currently prohibits this practice.  However, at that time, a small coffee company came up with a very effective ad slogan.  In fact, a group of social psychologists came up with the slogan.  Can you guess the slogan?  It was “good to the last drop.”

Switch to Tea

Now, back to tea.  While green tea does contain caffeine, it also has many benefits.  These benefits include antioxidants which help your body keep cancer at bay.  Other key ingredients include quercetin, which helps your body avoid allergies.  Conversely, green tea helps alkalize your body.  This helps your body support healthy bone density.  Additionally, an alkaline body ph also helps you keep cancer at bay.  On top of that, green tea also helps your body reduce inflammation, not increase it.  So, do you remember all of those problems I mentioned above?  Green tea can help your body prevent these issues.  Conversely, coffee adds fuel to the fire.  That is, coffee contributes to the problem.

How we Help

In fact, when I work with my nutrition patients, one of my biggest tasks involves coffee elimination.  The good news is that many coffee shops also sell high quality tea.  In fact, one popular national chain based in Seattle uses a very high quality matcha.  So, if you’re going out to the coffee shop with your friends, you have healthy alternatives available.

At Redmond Ridge Nutrition & Chiropractic, we help your body work properly to reduce the likelihood of chronic inflammation, which leads to chronic disease.  We accomplish this using the right enzyme supplements, and dietary changes designed to teach you how to eat to your personal genetic strengths.  Of course, we only make recommendations after thorough scientific testing based on sound medical principals.

When You’re Ready…

Do you suffer from chronic health problems?  Have you tried everything?  Are you concerned about the long-term health consequences?  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.

Green Tea
Green Tea, A Healthy Alternative to Coffee

Hypertension / High Blood Pressure? It may not be Salt…

Hypertension or High Blood Pressure? It may not be Salt…  That’s right.  Perhaps your doctor recently diagnosed you with high blood pressure.  If he/she did, they probably told you to cut down your salt intake.  However, salt may not be the culprit.

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Hypertension? It may not be Salt…

Before I continue, I need to explain why high blood pressure, also known as hypertension is so dangerous.  While hypertension isn’t a problem on its own, high blood pressure can cause some pretty serious issues.  These issues include heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and even blindness.  In fact, do you know the number one cause of high blood pressure?  It’s actually type 2 diabetes.  After all, what causes type 2 diabetes?  Too much sugar in the blood.

In order to understand this, let me explain some simple chemistry.  Whenever you dissolve anything in a liquid, chemistry wants to balance the ratio of dissolved stuff to the amount of liquid.  Surprisingly, it does not matter what that “stuff” is.  It could be salt, sugar, mud, faery dust or anything else.  So, lets run a little experiment…

The Experiment

Let’s connect two jars with a tube at the bottom of each jar.  Next, we’ll place a filter on either end of the tube that only allows water through.  Afterwards, will fill both jars exactly 1/2 way up with water.  Next, we’ll place 8 grams of sugar in one jar, and 4 grams in the other.  You will see water move from the jar that has 4 grams to the jar that has 8 grams.  Why?  The system is trying to maintain the same mix of sugar to water in both jars.  In order to balance them it, it has to move water from the jar with low sugar to the jar with high sugar.  See the diagram below.

So, how does this affect the human body?  When you eat too much sugar, salt, mud or faery dust, it stays in the blood stream. Like the filters in the jars, only water can move freely into and out of your cells.  Like the jars, your body wants an equal balance of water to “stuff” both in the cell and out of the cell.  As a result, water rushes out of the cell into the blood stream.  If more fluid is needed, your kidneys will recycle more water back into your body to make up the difference.  So, what happens when you have more water in your arteries?  Well, what happens when you push more water through a hose?  Obviously, you get increased pressure.  As a result, even sugar substitutes can cause hypertension.

Address the Source of Stress

At Redmond Ridge Nutrition & Chiropractic, we take a comprehensive approach to supporting healthy blood volume.  First, our scientific nutritional testing helps us find the cause of your chemical imbalance.  Next, research shows that chiropractic can help support healthy blood pressure.  Together with the right exercise, dietary changes and enzyme supplements, we can help your heart, blood vessels, kidneys and blood chemistry to work properly.

Are you concerned about your heart and blood vessel 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.  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.

Hypertension
Hypertension – water moves to balance the solid to liquid ratio

Chiropractic Reduces Inflammation

Chiropractic Reduces Inflammation, and perhaps chronic disease.  In a recent study, subjects under chiropractic care showed decreased inflammation. Inflammation is the root cause of many diseases.  In fact, these diseases include high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer, stroke, obesity, diabetes and many more.

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Chiropractic reduces inflammation, and perhaps chronic disease.  In the study researchers looked at blood markers that show inflammation.  Those markers include IL-6 and CRP.  In fact, doctors looked IL-6 and CRP levels as these patients went through a course of chiropractic care.  Surprisingly, in all patients receiving adjustments, these markers decreased over the course of treatment.  Sadly, those who did not receive adjustments showed no improvement.

I think I can guess your next question.  What’s the big deal about inflammation?  So, I have some chronic swelling, I think I can live with that.  However, you may not realize that chronic inflammation or swelling is the root cause of many of our top diseases.  In fact, these includes some of our nation’s top killers.

Sadly, these diseases include osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, obesity, diabetes, and even cancer.  Even worse, these diseases are actually increasing in America.  That’s right, with all of our medical technology, our nation’s top killers are on the rise.  Since chiropractic reduces inflammation, it may help keep these deadly diseases away.

A Comprehensive Approach

At Redmond Ridge Chiropractic, we take a comprehensive approach to your spinal health.  As the research suggests, this can reduce inflammation and keep you happier and healthier for years to come.  In fact, I often say that chiropractic adds years to life and life to years.

Well, here’s some proof.  We use a combination of traditional or low force care coupled with a customized home exercise program, massage therapy traction, and enzyme nutrition.  You see, chiropractic heals the bones, joints and nerves.  Additionally, exercises and massage help heal the muscles.  Furthermore, traction helps heal the ligaments.  And lastly, enzyme nutrition helps your bones, nerves, joints, ligaments and muscles receive the vital nutrition they need to stay healthy.

Do you suffer from chronic inflammation?  Is a family member?  Are you concerned about the long-term effects?  If so, don’t wait.  In fact, 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.  Together, we can determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, I’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.

Chiropractic Reduces Inflammation
Chiropractic Reduces Inflammation, and perhaps chronic disease.

 

Sports and Junk Food – Junk food Sponsors our Sports

Sports and Junk Food: Our professional athletes are in tip top shape.  In fact, they exercise regularly, and stay on a very strict diet.  As a part of that diet, they have to avoid junk food.  Don’t you find it ironic that over three fourths of their sponsors promote that very same junk food?

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Sports and Junk Food

It’s time for the big game.  In fact, you host a huge party at your house.  You spared no expense.  In fact, there’s a spread on your table that could feed an army.  It’s time.  The athletes come out onto the field, court, or rink.  Look at how in shape they are.  Meanwhile, everyone sits down in a comfortable couch or chair.  You fill your cup with beer or soda, and load your plate with chips, nachos, and dips.

Major Sports Promote Unhealthy Eating

According to Pediatrics Journal, published recently in 2018, over 76% of all major sporting ads and sponsors are for soft drinks or junk food.  That’s right, sports and junk food seem to go hand in hand.  Sadly, is these ads target our youth.  In fact, the sports programs sampled in the study had the most viewership between the ages of 2 and 17 years of age.

Just what, exactly, does this mean?  Well, it means that media is teaching your children unhealthy eating habits at an early age.  Furthermore, media reinforces those habits as your child ages. Now your child is a young adult.  Since these habits developed over a long period of time, they’re even harder to break.  As a result, like smoking, not starting is the best advice.

Obesity Causes Disease

It’s crucial to remember that chronic health problems are growing in America.  These problems include heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes.  Sadly, the number one cause of all of these diseases is obesity.  While the athletes you watch are avoiding these foods, your children are sitting on the couch watching while eating these foods.  Ironic, isn’t it?

Eat to your Strengths

In our office, we take a scientific approach to healthy eating.  In fact, our methods can help teach you and your children how to eat to your genetic strengths.  Together with the right enzymes you can maximize your nutrition.  As a result, you can reduce food cravings.  In fact, many of my patients no longer crave junk food.  Additionally, the right enzymes help your body digest, absorb and use the vital nutrients from your food.

Are you concerned about your eating habits?  Or, are your children eating too much junk food?  If so, don’t wait.  In fact, 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.  Together, we can determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, I’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.

Sports and Junk Food
Sadly, Sports and Junk food go hand in hand

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