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

Blood Pressure Medication can Shorten your Life

Blood pressure medication can shorten life.  While every medication has its place, doctors often administer blood pressure medication to people who are border line.  According to a huge study by Kaiser Permanente, this may not be the best idea.  In fact, it could shorten your life.

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Blood pressure medication can shorten life.  The Merck Manual defines high blood pressure as systolic pressure over 140 mmHg, diastolic pressure over 90 mmHg, or both.  If you have high blood pressure, it can lead to a host of serious health problems.  As a result, you really need to take care of it.  Of course, diet and exercise are the best ways to handle it.  Even the almighty Merck Manual agrees.  In case you’re wondering, the Merck Manual is the text book on diseases.  In fact most health care education programs use it from medical school to chiropractic school.

If you have high blood pressure and can’t control it through diet and exercise, medical intervention may be your only choice.  Again, left untreated high blood pressure can lead to blindness, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure and death. So please don’t mistake this article as stating that high blood pressure medication is bad in all circumstances.  Like everything, it has its place.

The Research

However, Kaiser Permanente conducted a study where they analyzed over 400,000 hospital records.  Of course all of them were taking medication.  They found that patients whose readings were between 130/60 and 139/79 — a range doctors consider “pre-hypertension” — had the lowest kidney failure rates. However, patients with “ideal” readings had a much higher risk of kidney failure.

“Many studies of people with high blood pressure have shown that bringing extremely high blood pressure with the top number ranging from 190 to 200, down to readings of about 150 show resounding improvements in the risk for strokes, kidney failure, and heart attack,” said study leader nephrologist and hypertension expert John J. Sim, M.D.

So, we made the assumption that if we further lowered it, even to levels under 120, that would be even better,” he told Newsmax Health. “The truth is that no studies have demonstrated that.”

One of the main reasons doctors prescribe these drugs is to bring down the systolic blood pressure to 120 or lower.  Remember that’s the top number.  However, given what we now know, this may be a fatal mistake.  In fact the study showed patients whose top (systolic) readings dropped into the 120 to 129 range had about a 12% increased risk of death or kidney failure.  However, those with readings between 110 and 119 were 81 percent more likely to die or suffer kidney failure.

Dr. Sim made a point to emphasize this only applies to those whose reduced their blood pressure with medication.  It does not apply to those with naturally low blood pressure.

Multiple Causes

You have to remember that many problems can lead to high blood pressure.  These include adrenal problems, kidney problems, liver problems, heart problems, and brain problems; not to mention dietary issues.

While I don’t treat diseases, including high blood pressure, I can help your body work the way it’s supposed to.  This includes nutritional support for healthy function of the adrenals glands, kidneys, heart, liver and brain.  This support includes dietary changes with the right enzyme supplements. Research also shows that chiropractic may help support healthy blood pressure.  However, I only make recommendations after scientific testing based on sound medical principles.

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.

Kaiser Permanente’s Research

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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.

High Blood Pressure Medication
High Blood Pressure Medication – can be used or misused

Obesity is a Disease – it’s BAD NEWS

Obesity is a Disease

it’s BAD NEWS

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Yes Obesity is a Disease.  Or at least it will be soon.  I know this sounds like good news, right?  I mean after all, now that it’s a disease people will take it more seriously, right?  Unfortunately not.  Calling obesity a disease comes with some serious but subtle political undertones that help big pharma and hurt you.

The Hidden Agenda

Once you call something a “disease”, no diet, supplement, exercise can claim to help it.  Once that label (“disease”) is there, the only thing that can legally claim to cure it is a prescription medication.  So now do you see the political maneuvering?  The prescription drug companies don’t want you to believe that the right diet and exercise program can help.  They’d rather sell you a pill that has potentially harmful side effects.  This gives them even more control over your rights, freedom and health.  Now other health care providers, even natural ones can’t advertise weight loss.

The Good News

There is a bright side, however.  Big Drug Companies can legislate diseases all they want.  Fortunately, that’s not what I do.  I don’t treat disease and never treated disease.  The key to supporting healthy body weight is the right combination of activity, and diet.  It is also vitally important to make sure your body can properly digest, absorb and use those nutrients properly.  The purpose of enzyme nutrition is to do just that.  We accomplish this safely, naturally and effectively without harmful drugs or surgery.

Call Us

Would you like to reclaim your health naturally?  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.

Obesity is a disease, so that big pharma can control it.
Obesity is a disease, so that big pharma can control it.