Hypertension / High Blood Pressure? It may not be Salt…

Hypertension or High Blood Pressure? It may not be Salt…  That’s right.  Perhaps your doctor recently diagnosed you with high blood pressure.  If he/she did, they probably told you to cut down your salt intake.  However, salt may not be the culprit.

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Hypertension? It may not be Salt…

Before I continue, I need to explain why high blood pressure, also known as hypertension is so dangerous.  While hypertension isn’t a problem on its own, high blood pressure can cause some pretty serious issues.  These issues include heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and even blindness.  In fact, do you know the number one cause of high blood pressure?  It’s actually type 2 diabetes.  After all, what causes type 2 diabetes?  Too much sugar in the blood.

In order to understand this, let me explain some simple chemistry.  Whenever you dissolve anything in a liquid, chemistry wants to balance the ratio of dissolved stuff to the amount of liquid.  Surprisingly, it does not matter what that “stuff” is.  It could be salt, sugar, mud, faery dust or anything else.  So, lets run a little experiment…

The Experiment

Let’s connect two jars with a tube at the bottom of each jar.  Next, we’ll place a filter on either end of the tube that only allows water through.  Afterwards, will fill both jars exactly 1/2 way up with water.  Next, we’ll place 8 grams of sugar in one jar, and 4 grams in the other.  You will see water move from the jar that has 4 grams to the jar that has 8 grams.  Why?  The system is trying to maintain the same mix of sugar to water in both jars.  In order to balance them it, it has to move water from the jar with low sugar to the jar with high sugar.  See the diagram below.

So, how does this affect the human body?  When you eat too much sugar, salt, mud or faery dust, it stays in the blood stream. Like the filters in the jars, only water can move freely into and out of your cells.  Like the jars, your body wants an equal balance of water to “stuff” both in the cell and out of the cell.  As a result, water rushes out of the cell into the blood stream.  If more fluid is needed, your kidneys will recycle more water back into your body to make up the difference.  So, what happens when you have more water in your arteries?  Well, what happens when you push more water through a hose?  Obviously, you get increased pressure.  As a result, even sugar substitutes can cause hypertension.

Address the Source of Stress

At Redmond Ridge Nutrition & Chiropractic, we take a comprehensive approach to supporting healthy blood volume.  First, our scientific nutritional testing helps us find the cause of your chemical imbalance.  Next, research shows that chiropractic can help support healthy blood pressure.  Together with the right exercise, dietary changes and enzyme supplements, we can help your heart, blood vessels, kidneys and blood chemistry to work properly.

Are you concerned about your heart and blood vessel health?  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.

Hypertension
Hypertension – water moves to balance the solid to liquid ratio

Kidney Stones on the Rise in the U.S.

Kidney Stones on the Rise in the U.S.  According to the Mayo Clinic (02/12/2018), more and more Americans suffer from kidney stones each year.  In fact, doctors performed over 80 million CT scans in the US in 2016 to confirm kidney stones, compared to 2.7 million in 1995.

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Kidney Stones.  The study concluded that kidney stones increased more than fourfold among women and more than twofold among men, it found.  In fact, young women between 18 and 39 had the highest increase in cases, jumping from 62 to 252 cases between 1984 and 2012.  Sadly, diet and water intake are the apparent root cause.  In fact, Dr. John Lieske, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was a lead author of the study.   He found that “Too much calcium in the urine is certainly a factor in many of these patients but not all of them, and then there’s other things that come into play related to diet and not drinking enough fluids.”

One has to wonder if all of the calcium supplements are taking their toll on America’s health.  In fact, most calcium deficiencies are actually a protein problem or a problem properly digesting and using protein.  Most kidney stones consist of calcium salts, often calcium oxalate or calcium phosphate. The incidence of both types of stones increased over the past three decades, according to the study. Calcium oxalate accounted for nearly 75% of all the kidney stones.

Hydration and Kidney Stones

Hydration and controlling your salt intake are the biggest steps to prevention.   They may help prevent most types of kidney stones. According to the Mayo Clinic, drinking as much as 2 to 3 quarts of water per day can even help remove small stones.  The water essentially flushes out the urinary system.  However, “Nothing, nothing, trumps fluids,” Clayman said. “If you’re drinking 3 quarts a day and making 2½ quarts of urine a day, that’s the best way you can protect or defend either against getting kidney stones or, if you’ve had them, defend against getting them again.”

Enzymes and Kidney Stones

Do you know what breaks down calcium oxalate, calcium salts and/or calcium phosphate?  The answer is enzymes.  In fact, the type of enzyme your body uses to break down stones are lithotriptic enzymes.  Essentially, litho means stone and tryptic means carving or cutting.  In fact, I carry lithotriptic enzyme supplements to support your body’s ability to break down kidney stones.  Why?  Because kidney stones can be intensely painful.  In fact, kidney stones in men are often called male child birth.  Additionally, if you suffer from low back pain this may also be a sign of kidney stones or other kidney problems.

Are you concerned about your kidney health?  Are you looking for a safe and natural approach to healthy kidney 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.

Kidney Stones
Kidney Stones

 

DAWC 049 Healthy Kidneys

DAWC 049 – Healthy Kidneys

Healthy Kidneys.  While a liver cleanse seems to be a popular fad these days, many people often forget about the other organs of filtration.  In fact, one of those organs is the kidneys.  However, in addition to filtering toxins out of your blood, the kidney does many more important things.

As a matter of fact, do you know everything the kidneys do?  Did you know they help regulate your blood pressure?  Did you know they also release an active form of vitamin D crucial for bone health?  In addition they can also influence the production of your red blood cells.  And lastly, your kidneys can also control the release of a vital substance called prostaglandins.  In case you weren’t aware, here is just a small list of some functions that prostaglandins perform:

  • constriction and dilation of the lung airways
  • smooth muscle contraction and relaxation in the gi tract
  • dilation of the blood vessels
  • uterus contraction in pregnant females during childbirth
  • halting fat breakdown
  • neurotransmitters production
  • stimulation of the platelet response
  • some are even responsible for causing a fever when you’re sick

With such a broad and important list of functions, we can clearly see why healthy kidney function is crucial to a healthy body.  Furthermore, learn about common kidney problems, as well as their common medical treatments.  In addition there are some kidney problems that are medical emergencies.  Dr. Andy will outline what conditions warrant emergency intervention.

Lastly, learn about how the right diet and enzyme supplements can support kidney health and healthy kidney function to help many aspects of your body work properly.

About Dr. Andy

After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  In fact, his extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought-after practitioner. Do you suffer from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to?  Are you sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine?  Contact us on the web, visit our office in Redmond, WA or give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

More on kidney disease prevention here.

This episode originally aired on 10-30-2017

healthy kidneys equals a healhier you
Healthy kidneys are important for cardiovascular health, hormone health, bone health and much much more

 

Enzymes help Asthma, Research Shows

Enzymes help Asthma, Research Shows – Do you suffer from asthma?  Does it stifle your active lifestyle?  Sadly, up until now you could only manage the symptoms.  And while that’s super important, new research supports the use of enzymes to help with asthma.

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Enzymes help Asthma.  According to the CDC, asthma affected over 26 and a half million Americans in 2010.  According to the Asthma foundation it has been on the rise since the 1970’s.    That’s about 17% of Americans, or one in 5 or 6.  That’s also about a 25% increase since 2001.  It is projected to increase by over 30% by 2030.

Sadly, modern medicine can only manage the symptoms, or respond to an attack.  Now I’m not understating the importance of that.  An asthma attack can be lethal, so when it flares up, intervention can save your life.  As always, I am very grateful for modern medicine’s ability to handle crisis care.  However, that seems to be all they can do.

Asthma is An Allergic Attack

Asthma is basically your body’s immune system overreacting to an allergen.  When this happens, certain immune cells go into overdrive.  This leads to inflammation, and constriction of the airways in the lungs making breathing very difficult.  It can also worsen with exertion.  In fact 3 out of 5 asthma sufferers are forced to limit their physical activity because it could risk a serious flare up.  Additionally, nearly 1 in 2 children miss at least a day of school each year because of their asthma. And nearly 1 in 3 adults miss at least 1 day of work each year because of their asthma. Asthma also interferes with your daily activities:  as I said earlier, nearly 3 in 5 people with asthma limit their usual activities because of their condition.

How Enzymes Help Asthma

However, researchers at Johns Hopkins showed subjects missing a specific enzyme had T cells that were out of control.  These specific T cells are part of your immune system.  When they’re out of control they can cause an asthma attack.  This enzyme, SGK1, keeps those T cells under control.  As a side note, subjects in the study also developed fewer tumors.  This shows that the same enzyme may be helpful in the treatment of certain types of cancer.  Of course what the medical community wants to do is mimic this behavior with a drug, rather than supply the enzyme to a patient who is deficient.  However, it’s nice to see the medical community validating my work.

Our Approach to Respiratory Health

It’s important to remember that I don’t treat any disease.  This, of course, includes asthma.  However, we can support healthy function of your liver, immune system, skin and kidneys.  We can also support healthy digestion.  Now I know what you’re thinking, what do these have to do with asthma?  When your immune system overreacts, it’s because there’s something in your body that shouldn’t be there.

The Body’s Filters

Just what keeps them out?  Your body has three main “filters”, which are your liver, kidneys and skin.  It’s also important to look at digestive health because there are only two ways into the liver.  They are through digestion or from the blood stream.  There are also numerous studies showing chiropractic care helpful in support for healthy breathing.   Once specific testing identifies the source of stress, we use a combination of specific chiropractic care, dietary changes, and the right enzyme supplements to help your body work properly.  Of course a properly working body doesn’t suffer from health problems like asthma (but again, I don’t treat asthma).

Are you concerned about respiratory health or immune health?  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.

enzymes help asthma
Research shows enzymes help asthma

DAWC 036 Asthma and Immune Health

Asthma and Immune Health

asthma and immune health
learn about asthma and immune health

Asthma and Immune Health.  In this episode of Dr. Andy’s Wellness Corner, your host delves into Asthma.  First he talks about how common it is.  This includes both nation wide and in the northwest.  Then he defines Asthma.  After that he talks about risk factors, complications and populations at higher risk.  Then he goes into the common medical approach along with the common natural solutions.  He then reveals critical research showing the effectiveness of each natural remedy.  Lastly, Dr. Andy outlines the advantage of using Enzyme Nutrition to support a healthy body that works right.

In the meat of this episode, Dr. Andy talks about all the systems of the body that are interlinked in a way that can affect healthy breathing.  Then he delves into just how these other systems affect the health of your airway passages.  Furthermore, he outlines the causes of asthma, and the parts of your immune system responsible for an attack.  On a couple of asides, your host talks about the FDA, how they are unfairly targeting natural healthcare providers.  Then he goes into why he’s happy he promotes a healthy working body and prefers that method to diagnosing and treating disease.  Additionally, you won’t want to miss how Dr. Andy compares your health to the health of a fish tank!

Lastly, he talks about how you can contact him to discover if you’re a good candidate for care.  And if you’re not, he will make every effort to find the appropriate referral.

About Dr. Andy

After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer. His extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner. Do you suffer from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to?  Are you sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine?  Give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

This episode originally aired on 03/09/2017.