Chiropractic Care and Asthma

Chiropractic Care and Asthma. According to the American Lung Association, asthma is a lung disease that makes it harder to move air in and out of your lungs. While an inhaler is essential for emergency situations, research shows that chiropractic care can help.

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Chiropractic Care and Asthma.  According to the American Lung Association, Asthma is a lung disease that makes it harder to move air in and out of your lungs.  In fact, asthma is chronic. In other words, you live with it every day.  Sadly, asthma can be serious, and even life threatening.  Unfortunately, there is no cure for asthma, but it can be managed so you live a normal, healthy life.

With asthma, the airways in your lungs are often inflamed. This swelling makes your lungs more sensitive to “triggers.”  A trigger could be a cold or the weather, or even things such as dust, chemicals, smoke and pet dander.  When you breathe in a trigger, your airways swell even more. This narrows the space for the air to move in and out of the lungs. The muscles that wrap around your airways also can tighten, making breathing even harder. When that happens, it’s called an asthma “attack.”  In fact, this asthma attack is an allergic reaction to a trigger.  So, if you suffer from asthma, your immune system is overactive.

Chiropractic Care and Asthma – Research

According to the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association (ICPA), there are 22 research publications regarding chiropractic and children with asthma.  In fact, the research shows strong evidence that chiropractic helps children who suffer from asthma.  However, I want to be clear that chiropractic care is not a substitution for an emergency inhaler.  However, there are cases where chiropractic care eliminated the need for an inhaler.

At Redmond Ridge Nutrition & Chiropractic we take a multistep approach to asthma.  First our precise pediatric chiropractic techniques may help reduce asthma attacks.  Together with the right enzyme supplements to support healthy lung and immune function.  Of course, we only recommend treatment and supplements after testing that is based on sound medical principals.  Dr. Marrone is highly skilled in pediatric chiropractic.  As a matter of fact, Dr. Marrone’s pediatric chiropractic professor was the president of the ICPA at the time.

We Can Help…

Do you suffer from asthma?  Perhaps your child suffers from asthma.  Does it affect school, work, family or play?  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.

Chiropractic Care and Asthma
Chiropractic Care and Asthma

 

Sickness Chiropractic Care and the Immune System

Chiropractic Care Sickness and the Immune System

Sickness plagues our great nation.  While many blame germs, the problem usually relates back to a poorly working immune system.

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Sickness Chiropractic Care and the Immune System

Research from Dynamic Chiropractic shows strong evidence for boosting your immune system.  This reduces sickness and illness.  Come on, Doc, how in the world can chiropractic care help my immune system?  After all, medicine tells us that chiropractic is only good for back and neck pain.  I mean, how could it possibly help with sickness?   However, did you know that the most recent research shows otherwise?  In fact, the research shows that spinal adjustments show promise for many non-pain conditions.  Of course, this includes sickness.  Additionally, these studies also show how chiropractic helps your immune system.  Well, let’s start with sickness.  We’ll cover allergies in a future article.

The Research

Actually, research way back in the 1990s sparked the need for more recent papers.  In fact, Brennan, et al, published a paper showing that upper thoracic adjustments resulted in improved immune activity.  Specifically, it improved the number of cells your immune system makes to fight off bacteria.  However, in a second study, the same author showed that spinal adjustments increased CD4 T-cell counts.  These cells are a vital part of your immune system.  In fact, they initiate your body’s response to kill viruses.  Surprisingly, this includes boosting immune function in people who are HIV-positive.  Actually, their T-cell counts improved by an astonishing 48 percent over six-months.  Six months was the duration of the study.  Additional studies even show that adjustments reduce inflammation in your body.  And this chronic swelling can lead to sickness.

How Chiropractic Helps

So, how does chiropractic keep you from getting sick?  In order to answer that question, let me first ask another question.  What part of your body controls your immune system?  You guessed it, it’s your brain.  Your brain talks to your immune system via nerves that exit the spine.  Any misalignment in your spine can hinder the communication of those vital nerves.  The intrusion can be indirect, coming from twisted muscles, ligaments, tendons or cartilage.  However, direct interference, while less common, can also play a role.  This would mean nerve pressure caused directly from the spinal bones.

In fact, we can help your immune system work properly with several ways.  First, chiropractic care can take pressure off of the vital nerves that control your body’s defense system.  Second, the right dietary changes can help lower inflammation and boost your immune system.  Lastly, enzyme nutrition supplements help your immune system use nutrition properly.  Of course, we only make recommendations after thorough testing.  Furthermore, this testing is based on sound medical principles.

Would you like to know More?

Are you worried 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.

 

Sickness and Chiropractic
Sickness and Chiropractic Care – Chiropractic helps

Shingles Vaccine – Zostamax – Is it Safe? Should I get it?

According to Center for Disease Control – Shingles effects about 1 in 3 Americans. While shingles can hit anyone at any age, it is most common in the elderly.  Shingles is a very painful viral infection that, in extreme cases, can lead to permanent impairment.  This leads to the all-important question: “Should you get the shingles vaccine?”

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Shingles Vaccine – Zostamax – Is it Safe?

In order to answer this, I need to go over some key facts.  First of all, shingles is the same virus as chicken pox.  In fact, the medical term for this disease is Herpes Zoster.  The invasive virus is varicella-zoster.  As you may have guessed, that is why Merck named the current vaccine “Zostamax”.  If you had chicken pox, the virus exists inside you.  However, in most cases, your immune system knows how to deal with it and keeps it at bay.

Every once in a while, the disease “breaks free” from the grasp of your immune system.  When this happens, you have contracted shingles.  Common symptoms include pain, burning, numbness, tingling, severe nerve pain, blisters, itching, sensitivity to touch and a red rash.  In severe cases it can lead to permanent pain, vision loss, skin infections, and permanent neurological problems.

The Vaccine

According to the CDC, the shingles vaccine is about 50% effective.  However, the vaccine’s effectiveness increases with age.  While Merck, who makes the vaccine, recommends Zostamax for adults 50 and older, the CDC actually recommends it in seniors age 60 and older.  So, I bet I can predict your next questions.  What are the side effects?  Does the vaccine contain mercury?

In answer to your questions, yes, Zostamax contains Thimerosal, which is ethyl-mercury.  This ingredient is highly controversial.  Some say it is safe, while others say it is dangerous.  Since the most common (alleged) complication is autism in children, it probably poses little threat to the elderly.  However, I’ll leave the Thimerosal controversy for another time.  Or, you can decide that on your own.

Other side effects include (according to drugs.com): Pain at the injection site (51%), Rash at the injection site (48.1%), Swelling (40.4%), headache (incidence not known), weakness & low energy (incidence not known), cardiovascular disease, fever and death.  However, in the study, the placebo group had the exact same number of deaths.  That is, there were 793 deaths in the study group and 793 deaths in the control or placebo group.

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 50% effective, however, as you age the effectiveness increases.  As a result, if it were me, I probably wouldn’t even consider the vaccine until I was at least 60 years old.  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 shingles vaccine.  However, remember that if you contracted chicken pox, your body is fighting off shingles all the time.  So the real question is, “what compromised your immune system to allow the disease to take hold”.  While I don’t treat or prevent shingles, enzyme nutrition can help support a properly working immune system.  If your immune system works like it should, the likelihood of getting shingles goes way down.

Did y0u have chicken pox as a child?  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.

Shingles Vaccine
Shingles Vaccine – should you get it?

DAWC 055 Healthy Germs & Worms

DAWC 055 Healthy Germs and Worms –

Healthy Germs and Worms: Learn about the many ways that helpful germs keep you healthy, happy and well.  Discover the dangers of antibacterial soaps and certain medications.  In fact, fearing germs will also affect your health.   While medications are necessary at time, some kill off the healthy germ population in and on your body.  Learn ways to promote healthy germ growth on and in your body.  In fact, you will also discover what germs the medical community calls infections.  However, these germs actually should live inside your body.  In fact, problems only arise if their population grows too big, or if they migrate to the wrong location.

Additionally, did you know that our ancestors also had healthy “parasites” in their GI tract.  Scientists state that these “parasites” actually coexisted with us in harmony.  This harmonious relationship actually helped our immune, digestive and genetic health.  In fact, some people are trying to replicate this today.  However, you can learn about the controversy with this approach.

Lastly, did you know that some of the helpful germs in our acceptors’ guts are now extinct?  Sadly, we can never populate our bodies with some of these helpful life forms.  However, you can learn what foods to eat to keep your existing germ population healthy and diverse for your health and wellness.

Remember that your body needs these helpful germs for many crucial aspects of health. In fact, they can even help your body keep allergies and inflammation at bay. Lastly, it’s important to feed those probiotics with the right kinds of fiber from fresh fruits and vegetables. We actually have a probiotic restoration system that helps your body repopulate a healthy and diverse population everywhere they should live; not just in the gut.

Would you like to know more?

Do you have health issues?  Are you concerned about any of the issues I mentioned above?  Would you like someone to help you identify and address the real source of stress?  Does this sound better than treating symptoms?  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.

healhty germs
healthy germs

 

Probiotics diversity and health…

Probiotics diversity:  Recent research discovered that our ancestors had more germs living inside them.  Is it possible that this diversity was the key to their health?

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Probiotics diversity: When researchers looked at our ancestors the discovered several key factors about the germs living in and on them.  First, they found a more diverse population of germs.  Additionally, scientists discovered that helpful worms lived inside our ancestors.  In fact, the researcher suggests that these worms were just as helpful as the bacteria.

Now for the bad news…

Unfortunately, the study also shows that many of the helpful germs that lived in the bellies of our ancestors are extinct.  Sadly, bringing them back seems like an impossible task.  Additionally, while the evidence of helpful worms in their GI tract is strong, no one really knows which worms actually lived in side our ancestors.  Researchers only know that they came from a group of parasites called helminths.  As a result, some people now experiment with populating themselves with different types of helminths.  However, the type of worms they use are harmful, not helpful.  Sadly, this can lead to a host of problems.

What you can do Today…

Until researchers find out exactly what worms lived in our ancestors, you should avoid them.  In fact, the worms that lived in our ancestors may even be long extinct.  In the meantime, try to use the right combination of enzymes and probiotic supplements to create a healthy and diverse population in and on your body.  However, please remember these two key points:  First of all, these germs live in more places than your gut.  In fact, they live in your bladder, on your skin, in the birth canal, in the lungs and other locations.

Secondly, your body needs these helpful germs for immune health, behavioral health, mental health, brain health, digestive health and overall health.  In fact, they can even help your body keep allergies and inflammation at bay.   Lastly, it’s important to feed those probiotics with the right kinds of fiber from fresh fruits and vegetables.  We actually have a probiotic restoration system that helps your body repopulate a healthy and diverse population everywhere they should live; not just in the gut.

 

Would you like to know more?

Do you have health issues?  Are you concerned about any of the issues I mentioned above?  Would you like someone to help you identify and address the real source of stress?  Does this sound better than treating symptoms?  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.

 

Probiotics diversity
Probiotics diversity – the germs inside us work with us

Probiotic Roadmap, your body knows

Probiotic Roadmap:  Ever wonder how your body knows what probiotics should be there?  Or how where each population should live?  Well, the human body is an amazing thing.  In fact, did you know your own body stores a road map of which germs you should have and where they should live?

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Probiotic Roadmap

That’s right, your body contains a complete germ guide.  This guide holds valuable information about the probiotics that should live inside of you.  It also tells your body where they should live.  These probiotics are crucial for digestive health, immune health, healthy genetic expression, and much much more.  As a result, your body requires a delicate balance of the right germs in the right amount in the right places.  In fact, the medical community deems some of these germs as infectious.  However, these bacteria only pose a problem if they are too abundant, or end up in the wrong area of your body.

So, where exactly does your body store this map?  Well, your body stores this valuable information in a part of your large intestine called the cecum.  Your body also stores part of the map in your appendix.  If doctors removed your appendix, you are missing some or all of that map.  Not only is your appendix gone, but the appendix attaches to the cecum.  As a result, you now have a scarred cecum.  Sadly, this scar tissue disrupts your probiotic map.  However, there are other factors that can affect this map.  Before I delve into that, I should state that appendicitis is a life-threatening problem.  So, I’m not criticizing anyone for removing their appendix.  Additionally, chronic digestive problems, taking strong antibiotics for an extended period of time, and even certain auto-immune diseases effect your germ map.

How to Restore the Probiotic Roadmap

If you live with a compromised probiotic roadmap, here are some things that you can do to help.  First of all, probiotics feed on fiber.  Before I continue, I need to remind you that healthy fiber comes from fresh fruits and vegetables, NOT WHOLE GRAINSIn fact, whole grains are actually harmful to the beneficial germs in your body.  The right enzymes can help your body repair the lining of the cecum properly.  When your body repairs this lining, it may restore your germ map.  If you’ve been taking antibiotics, once you’re finished, the right enzymes can your body detoxify itself properly.  This may also help your body restore the map.

Other ways to tell

If you suffer from chronic respiratory problems, yeast infections, or suffer from a weakened immune system, these are signs your probiotic population isn’t healthy.  Other signs include chronic digestive problems, allergies, asthma and even liver or kidney problems.  In each of these cases, the right enzymes can help your body work properly.  Of course, a body that works right won’t exhibit these problems.

Would you like to know more?

Do you have health issues?  Would you like someone to help you identify and address the real source of stress?  Does this sound better than treating symptoms or using the wrong outcome measurements?  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.

The Probiotic Roadmap
The Probiotic Roadmap in your Cecum and Appendix

 

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