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.

Chronic diseases crisis
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.

Saffron Boosts Mood and Helps with Depression

Saffron boosts mood: Several studies from Iran and China show that saffron is just as effective as Prozac at improving your mood.

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Saffron boosts mood. Depression is now an epidemic.  Did you know that it’s on the rise in this country at an alarming rate?  In fact about 1 in 10 Americans suffer from depression, according to US Reports.  What’s more is that experts believe depression will be the number 2 cause of disability worldwide by 2020.  While many turn to prescription drugs for help, these meds come with some very serious side effects.  In fact, if you follow my articles, you know that some of these drugs increase your risk of suicide.  Sadly, in many cases they also fail to help. Did you know that about 90% of patients suffer from at least one serious side effect from these medications?

As a result, natural healthcare providers and their patients want a safer way to support healthy mood. That’s were saffron may help.  In fact other countries use Saffron for depression.  Fortunately, research suggests saffron is just as effective as most antidepressant pills.  These include Prozac and Imipramine.  However, saffron doesn’t have the adverse side effects.  Did you know that traditional Persian medical practitioners use saffron for depression?  Iranian researchers state that saffron may work in the same way as many antidepressants. In fact, two compounds in saffron help stabilize several brain chemicals that boost mood.

Enzymes and Healthy Mood

Another key factor in mental health is protein metabolism.  People who suffer from anxiety or depression often can’t digest, absorbing use protein properly.  In fact your body needs protein to make the chemicals that regulate mood.  Of course that’s where enzyme nutrition comes in.  Enzymes help vital nutrients get past a stressed body.  And while I don’t treat disease (including anxiety or depression) I can support both healthy mood and healthy brain chemistry.  Of course our testing is scientific and based on sound medical principles.  The solution typically involves dietary changes along with specific enzymes based on your test results.

Do you suffer from mood disorders, depression or anxiety?  Does it affect your work, family life or active lifestyle?  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 feeling sick and tired, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Saffron boosts mood.
According to research, saffron boosts mood.

Prescription Drug Scams

Prescription Drug Scams

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Prescription Drug Scams.  In case you haven’t read my bio, you may not know that my Dad is a practicing medical doctor.  One day, when I was a young boy, I was working in his office filing charts.  All of a sudden, I heard my dad yelling at someone in his office.  A few seconds later, a man in a suit rushed out of my dad’s office.  As a matter of fact, he was still putting on his coat and organizing his things.  He also had frightened look on his face.  Now I’ve never seen my dad behave that way so I was absolutely shocked.  I looked at the office manager with concern.  And she said he was probably a prescription drug rep.

Background

Later that night, I asked my dad what happened.  He said that the man was a prescription drug rep.  He also said the man wanted to sign my dad up for an incentive program.  In fact, every time my dad prescribed a certain drug, he earned “points”.  At the end of the campaign, the doctors with the most points won an all expenses paid trip for four to the Superbowl that year.  My dad explained that he felt that was unethical, and kicked the guy out of his office, refusing to sign up.

My dad graduated from Hershey Medical School.  At that time, it was a very conservative school.  In fact they taught that doctors should only use medical intervention when absolutely necessary.  Unfortunately, times have changed.

The Dangers

While my dad was upstanding and ethical, how many doctors sign up for promotions like these?  When you’re receiving a scrip, how can you be sure that at some subconscious level, your doctor isn’t thinking about that promotion?  Even if he or she doesn’t mean to, that thought is still there.  If I owned a gym, and told my patients that in order to get better they needed to join my gym, I would lose my license.  The only way I wouldn’t is if I disclosed that I owned the gym, and provided other gyms as an option too.  In fact it’s called a conflict of interest.  So why does the government hold medical doctors and the prescription drug companies to a different standard?  Isn’t that a bigger conflict of interest?

The Drug Free Approach To Supporting a Health Body

At Redmond Ridge Nutrition and Chiropractic, we don’t use drugs to treat diseases.  Instead we use specific scientific testing to find the source of stress.  Then we use custom dietary changes along with specific enzyme supplements to support healthy function of stressed organs and systems.  We accomplish this safely, naturally and effectively without drugs or surgery.  And of course, no one bribes us with unethical kickbacks.  So you can rest assured we do not have any ulterior motives interfering with our clinical decisions.  So we aren’t affected by prescription drug scams.

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.

Prescription Drug Scams
Prescription Drug Scams – Medical Doctors receive incentives to prescribe certain meds.

 

Type 2 Diabetes becoming Deadly

Type 2 Diabetes becoming Deadly

And More Expensive

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Type 2 Diabetes becoming Deadly.  For those of you who tune into my weekly radio show, you already know that type 2 diabetes is growing at an alarming rate.  However many health care workers fail to realize that diabetes is now a leading cause of death.  Unfortunately it is also responsible for a huge spike in health care costs.

According to the New York Times, the life expectancy of Americans has declined once again last year.  And of course, this startling fact led scientists on a hunt to discover the cause(s).  On an interesting side note, one major cause seems to be drug overdose.  And I should mention these are drug overdoses of prescription medications used as directed.  But sadly this isn’t the whole story.  According to VOX, type 2 diabetes also plays a major role.   In fact there is a much stronger link between type 2 diabetes, and lethal conditions like heart disease and cancer than previously thought.

The Current Landscape

What’s even sadder is that type 2 diabetes is reversible and avoidable with the right lifestyle changes.  And guess what?  This information comes straight from the CDC.  Meanwhile, the cost of diabetes treatment continues to rise with each passing year. In fact, diabetes is now one of the most expensive diseases in the U.SOf 155 chronic conditions, diabetes is the most expensive disease costing Americans over $101.4 billion in in 2013.  As a matter of fact, in the last 20 years, the cost of insulin keeps increasing.  Now the cost is up over 450 percent. A single 30 day supply of insulin costs up to $255, compared to less than $21 in 1996.

Our Approach to Helping Your Body Work Right

Our approach to health and wellness is unique.  And no, we don’t treat type 2 diabetes.  However, we can support healthy sugar metabolism, healthy pancreatic function and many other aspects of your health.  And if these things are out of balance, they can lead to serious conditions like type 2 diabetes.  We can even help promote healthier energy levels to give you the gusto to exercise more.   We accomplish this several key ways. First we use scientific testing based on sound medical principals.  Next, we use a careful combination of dietary changes with the right enzyme supplements to help your body work the way it’s supposed to.

Are you concerned about healthy sugar use? 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.

A promise to our patients

If you decide to call us and set up a consultation, we will proved direct, personal attention in a peaceful and unrushed atmosphere. We are dedicated to helping you reclaim your healthy lifestyle without harmful drugs or surgery.

Type 2 diabetes becoming deadly
Type 2 diabetes becoming deadly and costly