Gut Healthy Foods and “Prebiotics”

Gut Healthy Foods.  Do you suffer from digestive problems?  You’re not alone.  In fact, over the counter digestive medications are the top selling drug in America.  While you’ve already read my previous articles on the dangers of these meds, I thought I’d mention some things that can promote healthy gut function.

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Gut Healthy Foods.  In the past, you may have read my many blog entries on the dangers of certain digestive medications.   These include over the counter protein pump inhibitors and antacids.  If you missed those articles, they are readily available.

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While very thorough, these articles say nothing of the kidney problems and stomach infections that can arise from these dangerous medications.  In fact, the FDA has even listed these risks on their web site.  Furthermore, I’ve warned of the risks of certain types of foods like nuts and whole grains that contain agents that destroy probiotics and enzymes.  Of course, these probiotics and enzymes are crucial to support healthy digestive function.

What I have failed to do, however, is list some gut healthy foods you can eat that may promote healthy digestive function.  Well, it’s time to remedy that problem.  So here is a list of foods that help your digestion work properly.

Prebiotic Foods

Here is a list of “prebiotic foods”.  They are rich in the types of fiber that beneficial gut bacteria thrive on: onions, garlic, leeks, shallots, asparagus, beets, cabbage, beans, lentils, soybeans, whole wheat, oats, and bananas.  Fermented foods like kimchi, and natto also have strong prebiotic properties.

There is also a popular beverage that can support healthy digestion.  And no, there’s no way it’s soda or coffee.  in fact, it’s black tea.  Research shows that black tea also has a certain type of antioxidant that can improve your probiotic population. As stated earlier these types of food are known as prebiotics.  Prebiotics help promote the growth of healthy microorganisms and offer a host of other advantages.  If you’ve tried these gut healthy foods and need more help, you may be an enzyme nutrition candidate.

If you need more help

Do you suffer from any of these problems?  At Redmond Ridge Nutrition & Chiropractic, we will do a thorough evaluation to get a complete picture of your overall digestive health. Once we have the results, we will work with you in two ways.  Of course, it’s important to remember that our tests are based on sound medical principles.  First, we will coach you through dietary changes.  Second, we will also recommend the right natural enzyme supplements to support healthy digestion.  And while I don’t diagnose or treat any disease (including digestive diseases), I can help your body break down food properly.

Are you concerned about digestive health? Do you spend hours or days at home waiting for your problems to ease? 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.

gut healthy foods for healhty digestion
Certain gut healthy foods can help promote probiotic growth

DAWC047 Digestive Health

Digestive Health.  Are you concerned about your digestive health?  Perhaps a friend, family member or loved one suffers from digestive problems?  Does it affect your work, leisure or family activities?  If so this airing of Dr. Andy’s Wellness Corner is a must-listen episode.

Digestive Health. Your host, Dr. Andy starts off by explaining how digestion works, and the important aspects of digestive health by tracing your food from the moment it enters your mouth, until the waste leaves your body.  In fact he details every step along the way but in a way that anyone can understand it.  Afterwards, he goes over some common digestive problems, their medical definition, common medical treatments, and how enzyme nutrition may help to support digestive health and healthy function.  Also note that enzyme nutrition does not diagnose or treat any disease.

As the show continues, Dr. Andy also explains the vital role your gall bladder and pancreas play in digestive health and what happens if they can’t do their job.  The he delves into the multiple dangers of some of America’s best selling medications.  What are they?  Protein pump inhibitors like omeprazole and lansoprazole.  In fact you’ll be shocked when you hear them.  There are even reputable studies showing these harmful meds even shorten your life.

Do you have digestive problems?

Do you suffer from chronic digestive problems?  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.

About Dr. Andy

After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  In fact, his extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner. Do you suffer from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to?  Are you sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine?  Contact us on the web, visit our office in Redmond, WA or give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

 

digestive health
digestive health

DAWC 047 – SIBO – Bacterial Overgrowth

SIBO – Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth

SIBO – Do you take probiotics?  May I ask why?  Did a qualified health care professional direct you to do so?  Or perhaps it’s just because everyone else is doing it.  I mean it’s just a supplement so it can’t be bad, right?  After all, you consulted Dr. Google, and Dr. Google says they’re good.

This is the fundamental problem with the “pop & pray” mentality many take towards supplements.  Sadly most people fail to realize that there can be a problem with too much of everything.

A few weeks ago, a patient came into my office complaining of weight loss, fatigue, diarrhea, and other digestive problems.  The patient told me their other health care providers recommended probiotics but they actually seemed to make things worse.  This person wanted to know if I could help them.

After a thorough consultation, I performed enzyme nutrition testing.  The test results were quite puzzling.  After some long thought and analysis, I realized it had to be .

SIBO stands for Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth.  So what exactly does that mean?  It means the bacterial population in the patient’s gut is out of control.  Since it’s overgrown, it’s robbing the patient of the nutrients from their food.  That’s why this particular patient shows all the classic signs of malnutrition.

Does this sound like anyone you know?  Are the hounding down probiotics like there’s no tomorrow?  Do they understand the potential risks and dangers of doing so, if they don’t actually need them?  If so, give this episode of Dr. Andy’s Wellness Corner a good listen.

In this break through episode, Dr. Andy details SIBO.  He goes into the possible causes, classic signs, and common treatments.   He also goes over the dangers of taking supplements without knowing if you actually need them.

Do you have digestive problems?

Do you suffer from chronic digestive problems?  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.

About Dr. Andy

After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  In fact, his extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner. Do you suffer from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to?  Are you sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine?  Contact us on the web, visit our office in Redmond, WA or give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

 

This episode originally aired on 08-14-2017

 

SIBO
SIBO

 

 

DAWC 046 How Digestion Works

DAWC 046 How Digestion Works

How Digestion Works.  Do you suffer from digestive problems?  Perhaps a friend, family member or loved one suffers from digestive problems?  Does it affect your work, leisure or family activities?  If so this airing of Dr. Andy’s Wellness Corner is a must-listen episode.

Your host, Dr. Andy starts off by explaining how digestion works, by tracing your food from the moment it enters your mouth, until the waste leaves your body.  In fact he details every step along the way but in a way that anyone can understand it.  Afterwards, he goes over some common digestive problems, their medical definition, common medical treatments, and how enzyme nutrition may help to support healthy digestive function.  Also note that enzyme nutrition does not diagnose or treat any disease.

As the show continues, Dr. Andy also explains the vital role your gall bladder and pancreas play and what happens if they can’t do their job.  The he delves into the multiple dangers of some of America’s best selling medications.  What are they?  Protein pump inhibitors like omeprazole and lansoprazole.  In fact you’ll be shocked when you hear them.  There are even reputable studies showing these harmful meds even shorten your life.

Do you have digestive problems?

Do you suffer from chronic digestive problems?  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.

About Dr. Andy

After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  In fact, his extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner. Do you suffer from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to?  Are you sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine?  Contact us on the web, visit our office in Redmond, WA or give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

 

This episode originally aired on 08-07-2017

How digestion works
How digestion works

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

DAWC 045 Adrenal Burnout

DAWC 045 Adrenal Burnout

Adrenal Burnout – In this breakthrough episode, your host, Dr. Andy, PhC addresses the popular condition known as Adrenal Burnout and Adrenal Exhaustion.   The episode starts by explaining some basic background anatomy.  Of course this gives you the important background needed to understand the condition.  Additionally, he goes over the function of the adrenal glands, and how they work in harmony with other system.  He continues describing how your body needs a delicate balance between these systems.  He also delves into how an imbalance in one of these areas can throw off the others.

Adrenal Testing

Of course what episode would be complete without explaining popular tests used to detect adrenal burnout?  Then he overviews the pros and cons of each.  Lastly Dr, Andy goes over the enyzme nutrition approach, and how it can test all related systems to locate the actual source of stress.  Did you know there is also a problem opposite adrenal burnout?  Dr. Andy addresses this problem as well.  Lastly he explains common signs and symptoms of both adrenal burnout and the opposite problem.

Chronic Pain and Digestive Health

Dr. Andy completes the episode be explaining the link between an unhealthy digestive tract and chronic pain.  But first he goes over some shocking statistics regarding chronic pain in America and the problems with using drugs for treatment.  Learn how supporting healthy digestion may help those who suffer from chronic pain.

About Dr. Andy

After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  In fact, his extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner. Do you suffer from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to?  Are you sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine?  Give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

adrenal burnout
Tired all the time? It could be adrenal burnout or other problems as well

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This episode originally aired on 07-31-2017