Heartburn Drugs Shorten Your Life

Heartburn Drugs Shorten Your Life.  For those of you who follow my articles, you know some of the dangers of these controversial meds.  As it turns out the research against these drugs keeps mounting.  The British Medical Journal published research showing protein pump inhibitors increase the risk of death.

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Heartburn Drugs Shorten Your Life.  In fact the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published research on July 4th of 2017.  This research clearly outlines the many health risks that come from taking protein pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Nexium, Prilosec and omeprazole.  If you follow my articles, you already know about some of them, which include cancer, kidney failure, osteoporosis, heart failure and disease and increased risk of certain infections.  According to the BMJ, we can now add pneumonia, dementia and bone fractures to the list.

According to  Consumer Reports, PPIs are one of the highest-selling drugs in the U.S. In fact sales were $9.5 billion in 2014.  Not only do they have some serious long term effects, they are also habit forming.  That is, once you start taking PPIs, your body develops a dependency to them.  In addition, the BMJ also concludes that people who used proton-pump inhibitors experienced a 25% heightened risk of death from all causes.  Consumers turn to this questionable drug to ease symptoms of heartburn, acid reflux and GERD.

When questioned, AstraZeneca, a maker of two popular PPIs, made the following statement:
“We are confident in the safety and efficacy of Nexium and Prilosec when used in accordance with the FDA approved label, which has been established through numerous clinical trials,” said Alexandra Engel, a spokeswoman for AstraZeneca.  This company was not involved in the new study.

Our Approach

Your acid production is a direct result of your digestive health. And while I don’t diagnose or treat any disease (including heartburn, acid reflux or GERD), I can help support healthy digestion. And of course this, in turn, promotes healthy stomach acid levels. 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.

Are you concerned about stomach health? Is your condition painful when it hits?  Are you missing out on work family or fun? If so, give us a call and set up a consultation. Or are you constantly “popping” antacids or PPI’s?   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.

link to BMJ Research

Heartburn Drugs
Heartburn Drugs can shorten your life

Digestion Affects Health – A Case Study

Digestion Affects Health

A Case Study

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Digestion affects health.  I recently had a patient come to my office for enzyme nutrition testing.  Now it’s important to point out that due to patient privacy guidelines I have changed some of the minor details of the case.  In fact, we’ll also use a made up name.  How about Stu?  Stu came in to my office after going from doctor to doctor in the medical system.  In fact he brought in about 30 pages of exams, image and lab tests.  And of course, all of them reported normal.  Surprisingly, on his way to the office he had to call and ask directions several times.

Background

When he showed up in my office, the first thing I did was take the time to sit down with him and listen to his problems.  After speaking with Stu, I discovered he suffered from a host of serious concerns.  Most noteworthy, Stu’s problems included severe brain fog, weakness, rapid unhealthy weight loss, and chronic pain.  In fact Stu was currently on disability.  He used to work as a highly skilled fabricator, and really wanted to go back to work.  He spent his day his days in absolute agony.    Consequently he felt he had nowhere else to turn.  Unfortunately, the medical field had no answers for him.  Then, after some discussion and questions, Stu decided to do a consult.

The Testing

After I performed a thorough consultation which included some careful preliminary testing and interview I determined he was a good candidate for care.  As a result, his test results indicated his stomach wasn’t processing food properly, and the digestive lining in his small intestine was very unhealthy.  After a customized diet and the correct combination of specific enzymes Stu started to feel better in about 3 days.  He was able to concentrate better, he had more energy, and he was actually starting to gain weight.  Additionally, he said he could feel the chronic pains and aches “slowly melting away”.  After about 4 weeks, Stu said he started to feel like his “old self again”. In fact a couple of weeks later he was able to go back to work, exercise and concentrate more fully.

Sound Familiar?

Does this sound like you or someone you know?  Perhaps you’re concerned about digestive health? Or maybe you spend hours or days at home waiting for your problems to subside? In fact, are you missing out on work family or fun? If so, give us a call and set up a consultation. 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.

*Enzyme nutrition helps the body function properly—it’s not used to diagnose or treat disease.
Digestion Affects Health
Digestion Affects Health – Learn how digestion affected a patients ability to work, exercise and even concentrate