Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat

Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat.  A while ago I wrote an article about how diet soft drinks cause sugar cravings.  Sadly, these cravings increase body fat.  However, did you know that any artificial sweetener can make you fatter?  As Americans try and turn to healthier food choices, it becomes crucial to read the research and become a smart consumer.

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Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat.  So, I think I can guess what you’re thinking.  How do artificial sweeteners actually make you fat?  Well, that’s great question.  Before I answer this important question, allow me to delve into the research.  This more recent research comes from the annual Experimental Biology conference in San Diego.  Sadly, this excess fat leads to many life-shortening illnesses.  These maladies include diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer and more.

Most recently, animal research presented at the annual Experimental Biology conference in San Diego again confirmed that artificial sweeteners raise your risk of obesity and diabetes.  Sadly, there are two crucial reasons these toxic sweeteners cause you to gain more fat.  First, these sweeteners actually create sugar cravings.  Why?  When you eat or drink artificial sweeteners, you basically told your brain that you’re giving it sugar.  But guess what?  You didn’t give your body sugar.  Eventually your brain figures this out and starts to crave sugar more than before.  As a result, you will likely eat some sugar, which will cause weight gain.

However, there’s another reason.  Would it surprise you if I told you that the artificial sweetener itself causes weight gain?  How?  Well it causes the same end result as eating sugar.  The only difference is that it goes down a different pathway to get there.  Here is just one citation as to the continually mounting evidence.  However, there’s tons more research out there.  Without going into the technical mumbo jumbo, basically, artificial sweeteners trick your brain and body into storing fat.

What’s worse, is that artificial sweeteners also destroy your gut microbiome.  Research also suggests this microbiome can help you maintain healthy body mass.  Of course, if you have healthy body mass, you won’t have excess fat.

If you need Help

While I don’t treat diseases (including obesity), I can help support healthy body mass and composition.  As a result, this includes helping you to shed that extra body fat.  I accomplish this through a customized exercise program, dietary coaching, and the right enzyme supplements. Remember that healthy body mass is not just something you attain to look better, it helps you live a longer higher quality life.  It also drastically lowers the risk of many deadly diseases.

Are you concerned about your body mass?  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.

Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat
Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat

The Root Cause of Disease

The Root Cause of Disease.  I’ll never forget the day I was hosting a workshop on heart health.  As you can imagine, this covers a host of topics.  During the workshop, I made it clear that I don’t treat any heart conditions.  On the other hand, my job is to support healthy heart function by finding the source of stress that caused the problem to begin with.  In fact, I use this approach when helping all of my patients.  As soon as I said that, a hand raised with the question, “what enzymes do you take for high blood pressure.”  Sadly, it seems my statement fell on deaf ears.

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The Root Cause of Disease.  Too often, health care providers treat the condition, or the symptom.  Sadly, this even includes natural health care providers.  As a result, too many people are taking “this for that”.  While that sounds reasonable, which is preferable, treating the symptom or the cause?

Before I continue, I need to clarify that I do not treat any diseases or condition.  And actually, I consider this an advantage.  In fact, let’s use high blood pressure as an example.  The common medical solution is water pills and blood thinners.  However, these medications merely manage the condition.

Continuing with our example, can you think of several things that could lead to high blood pressure?  Let’s brain-storm together.  For starters, there’s diet.  Eating too much salt, sugar and even other spices lead to high blood pressure.  But what about emotional stress?  Worrying about that deal, or that promotion, or not getting laid off during a “reorg” can all lead to high blood pressure.  In fact, here’s an odd one, what about physical stress.  How can physical stress cause high blood pressure?  Physical stress causes pain and/or inflammation.  Sadly, either can lead to high blood pressure.

Did You Catch My Hint?

I hinted at something here.  Did you pick up on it?  All three causes are forms of stress. In fact, stress is the root cause of every disease.  In fact, as I stated earlier, stress has three forms.  These forms are emotional, nutritional and physical.  Addressing the stress, and helping the stressed part of your body work properly can help you avoid many chronic diseases.  This includes high blood pressure.  After all, stress is the root cause of disease.

Finding the Source of Stress

Regardless of the source of stress, Redmond Ridge Nutrition and Chiropractic can help identify the sources of stress in your body.  We accomplish this through testing methods that are scientific in nature, and based on sound medical principles.  Then we carefully select the right combination treatments.  These treatments may include enzyme nutrition, rehabilitative exercises, massage therapy and/or traditional or low force chiropractic care.  In fact, we may even help you with emotional stress with affirmations or a referral to a qualified provider.

Once again, I need to clarify that none of these treatments diagnose or treat disease.  Instead, we are dedicated to finding the source(s) of stress with pinpoint accuracy and helping those parts work properly with the right support.

Stress, The Root Cause of Disease

Have you visited doctor after doctor in search of answers to your suffering?  Are you sick and tired of the revolving door of medical treatment?  Perhaps you’re tired of being processed through the health care system like an object on a conveyor belt.  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.

The Root Cause of Disease
The Root Cause of Disease

The Human Papillomavirus Vaccine, effectiveness and risks

The Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV): effectiveness and risks.  Over the years big pharma seems to develop more and more vaccines.  In fact, one recent vaccine is the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine.  However, however, before seeking these treatments, one must look at their risks and effectiveness.

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Human Papillomavirus Vaccine, effectiveness and risks

According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common symptom of an HPV infection is warts. However, certain types of HPV infection cause cervical cancers.  Furthermore, over 100 varieties of human papillomavirus exist.  In fact, different types of HPV infections actually cause warts on different parts of your body. For example, some types of HPV infection cause warts on the feet, while others cause warts that mostly appear on the face or neck.

While most HPV infections don’t lead to cancer.  Some types of genital HPV can cause cancer of the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina (cervix). However, there may be a link between the HPV virus and other types of cancers.  These include cancers of the anus, penis, vagina, vulva and back of the throat.

It’s important to remember that HPV only effects about 2% of the population, according to the CDC.  Furthermore, an even smaller percentage of those cases lead to cancer.  The CDC also adds that “In most cases, HPV goes away on its own and does not cause any health problems.”  So, the question arises, what about the vaccine?

The HPV Vaccine

According to the British Medical Journal, the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine is about 21% effective.  The vaccine is actually called 9-Valent.  According to drugs.com, side effects include headache, anxiety, back, leg, or stomach pains, bleeding gums, chest pain, chills, cough, difficulty with breathing, difficulty with swallowing, fast heartbeat, general body swelling, hives, vomiting, seizures, painful breathing and joint pain. There are actually even more. In fact, I’ve only listed a fraction of the side effects. Actually, there are 45 side effects in all.  On the up side, however, 9-Valent does not contain mercury or thimerosal.  Wow, a vaccine with no mercury!  In fact, mark your calendar because that doesn’t happen very often.

Should You Get the Vaccine?

To be honest, I can’t advise you on whether or not you should get the vaccine.  Keep in mind it is about 21% effective.  As a result, if it were me, I probably wouldn’t even consider the vaccine until the effectiveness increased.  Disclaimer: that does not constitute advice.  When any treatment, and I do mean any treatment you should weigh the risks and the benefits.  If the benefits outweigh the risks, it may be a good idea.  Otherwise, you may want to avoid it.

Are There Alternatives?

There really is no “replacement” for the HPV vaccine.  However, remember that most of the time, HPV is harmless and will go away on its own.   While I don’t treat or prevent HPV, enzyme nutrition can help support a properly working immune system.  If your immune system works like it should, the likelihood of getting HPV goes way down.

 Are you concerned about healthy immune system function?  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.

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
The Human Papillomavirus Vaccine, effectiveness and risks

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Obesity is Increasing World-Wide, NEJM

Obesity is increasing worldwide.  According to CNN Health, obesity has doubled since 1980 in 73 countries.  As the SAD (Standard American Diet) spreads throughout the world, this comes as no surprise.

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While obesity is gaining traction world-wide, can you guess who the leader is?  That’s right, it’s the United States.  In fact, the U.S. has been leading the way to obesity for decades.  As more and more countries adapt the American lifestyle, including poor diet, over 1/3 of the entire planet is overweight.

The new study attributes the cause of this growing epidemic to urbanization, poor diets and reduced physical activity.  In other words, the “modern lifestyle” is to blame.  And just why is that so important?  Obesity is the number one cause of our nation’s leading killers.  As obesity spreads, so will the deadly chronic diseases it causes. Of course the number one disease is cardiovascular disease.

The study comes from the New England Journal of Medicine.

While obesity levels have risen in all countries, income level does not seem to play a role.  This means the issue does not simply boil down to wealth.
“Changes in the food environment and food systems are probably major drivers,” they write. “Increased availability, accessibility, and affordability of energy dense foods, along with intense marketing of such foods, could explain excess energy intake and weight gain among different populations.”

If you need Help

While I don’t treat diseases (including obesity – assuming it gets classified as such), I can help support healthy body mass and composition.  I accomplish this through a customized exercise program, dietary coaching, and the right enzyme supplements. Remember that healthy body mass is not just something you attain to look better, it helps you live a longer higher quality life.  It also drastically lowers the risk of many deadly diseases.  We can even look at your body composition with our BIA analyzer.  This can tell us your muscle mass, fat mass, bone mineral content and much much more.  Learn more here.

Are you concerned about your body mass?  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.

Obesity increasing world-wide
Obesity is now a world-wide problem

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.