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Enzymes work with Medicine

Enzymes work with Medicine.  In a world where medical health and natural health butt heads, there is a place for both.  In fact, many health problems benefit from natural health working together with medical care.

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Enzymes work with Medicine.  Let’s say you’re riding your bike.  All of a sudden, you hit a deep pot hole you didn’t notice.  The bike comes crashing down and you break your arm.  Now what?  Is it time to go buy some supplements?  Maybe you should get your spine adjusted.  Of course, the obvious answer is the right one.  Call 911 and get to the E.R.

Remember that a broken bone is a medical emergency requiring medical intervention.  When you get to the hospital, doctors will x-ray your arm and give you pain medicine for pain and swelling.  If appropriate they will also set the bone.  Once the emergency care is complete, these doctors will refer you to an orthopedist who will determine what type of care is necessary.  Do you need a cast, pins and screws, or does your situation require surgery?  He or she will then perform the necessary procedure.

The “Side Effects”

Now you’re walking around with your arm in a sling.  You’re also taking pain medications and anti inflammatory meds.  This is where natural care can work together with your medical treatment.  In fact, here’s how…

First the right diet and enzyme supplements can help your body heal the broken bones properly.  Additionally, other enzyme supplements can help your body properly reduce inflammation.  Lastly, while they are necessary, the medicine you took put stress on your liver, kidneys, and/or digestive system.  The right enzyme supplements can help your body cleanse itself from these harmful toxins.

We’re Part of the Team

At Redmond Ridge Nutrition, we will work along side your medical team to help you restore your health safely, naturally and effectively.  In fact, we may even use diagnostic imaging or lab tests ordered by your medical team.  In fact, we can even call them on the phone or send correspondence if we need to coordinate your care.

Would you like to know how we can support a healthy healing process in your body?  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 of corporate hospitals, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation

Enzymes work with Medicine
Enzymes work with Medicine

The Root Cause of Disease

The Root Cause of Disease.  I’ll never forget the day I was hosting a workshop on heart health.  As you can imagine, this covers a host of topics.  During the workshop, I made it clear that I don’t treat any heart conditions.  On the other hand, my job is to support healthy heart function by finding the source of stress that caused the problem to begin with.  In fact, I use this approach when helping all of my patients.  As soon as I said that, a hand raised with the question, “what enzymes do you take for high blood pressure.”  Sadly, it seems my statement fell on deaf ears.

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The Root Cause of Disease.  Too often, health care providers treat the condition, or the symptom.  Sadly, this even includes natural health care providers.  As a result, too many people are taking “this for that”.  While that sounds reasonable, which is preferable, treating the symptom or the cause?

Before I continue, I need to clarify that I do not treat any diseases or condition.  And actually, I consider this an advantage.  In fact, let’s use high blood pressure as an example.  The common medical solution is water pills and blood thinners.  However, these medications merely manage the condition.

Continuing with our example, can you think of several things that could lead to high blood pressure?  Let’s brain-storm together.  For starters, there’s diet.  Eating too much salt, sugar and even other spices lead to high blood pressure.  But what about emotional stress?  Worrying about that deal, or that promotion, or not getting laid off during a “reorg” can all lead to high blood pressure.  In fact, here’s an odd one, what about physical stress.  How can physical stress cause high blood pressure?  Physical stress causes pain and/or inflammation.  Sadly, either can lead to high blood pressure.

Did You Catch My Hint?

I hinted at something here.  Did you pick up on it?  All three causes are forms of stress. In fact, stress is the root cause of every disease.  In fact, as I stated earlier, stress has three forms.  These forms are emotional, nutritional and physical.  Addressing the stress, and helping the stressed part of your body work properly can help you avoid many chronic diseases.  This includes high blood pressure.  After all, stress is the root cause of disease.

Finding the Source of Stress

Regardless of the source of stress, Redmond Ridge Nutrition and Chiropractic can help identify the sources of stress in your body.  We accomplish this through testing methods that are scientific in nature, and based on sound medical principles.  Then we carefully select the right combination treatments.  These treatments may include enzyme nutrition, rehabilitative exercises, massage therapy and/or traditional or low force chiropractic care.  In fact, we may even help you with emotional stress with affirmations or a referral to a qualified provider.

Once again, I need to clarify that none of these treatments diagnose or treat disease.  Instead, we are dedicated to finding the source(s) of stress with pinpoint accuracy and helping those parts work properly with the right support.

Stress, The Root Cause of Disease

Have you visited doctor after doctor in search of answers to your suffering?  Are you sick and tired of the revolving door of medical treatment?  Perhaps you’re tired of being processed through the health care system like an object on a conveyor belt.  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.

The Root Cause of Disease
The Root Cause of Disease

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

Allergy Medications Hurt your Brain

Allergy Medications – It’s allergy season. Sadly, many Americans suffer a wide range of symptoms.  These range from itchy eyes, discharge from the eyes and nose, sinus congestion and many more.  While most Americans turn to medications to manage their symptoms, new research shows this  may not be the best idea.

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Allergy Medications: Perhaps you’re like millions of others who suffer from seasonal allergies.  In fact maybe you turn to one of the popular over the counter medications.  Have you ever heard of Benadryl, Paxil or Dramamine?  New research links these drugs to dementia and even brain damage.

A 2013 study by scientists at the Indiana University Center for Aging Research found that many allergy medications cause cognitive problems when taken continuously for as few as 60 days. Drugs with a weaker effect could cause brain problems within 90 days.  This research was so remarkable that it even made it into CNN headlines.

These allergy medications fall under a category of drugs called anticholinergic drugs.  The cognitive tests revealed that people taking these types of drug performed worse on short-term memory tests and tests of executive function, including verbal reasoning, planning and problem-solving.

In fact, one of the researchers by the name of Risacher stated, ““These findings might give us clues to the biological basis for the cognitive problems associated with anticholinergic drugs, but additional studies are needed if we are to truly understand the mechanisms involved.  “Given all the research evidence, physicians might want to consider alternatives to anticholinergic medications, if available, when working with their older patients.”

How Allergies Start

So where does it all start?  Often times, it all starts in the liver.  In fact, your liver acts like a filter straining out toxins from the blood.  This of course keeps your blood clean and healthy.  But what happens if the liver gets overloaded and can’t keep up with demand?  Sadly, due to the Standard American Diet, that’s too true way too often.  Now these harmful toxins back up into the blood stream.  Unfortunately your body knows they’re not supposed to be there.  So what does it do?  It uses the immune system to attack them.  And this is what causes your allergy symptoms.  The common medical approach is to block the immune system cells responsible for that attack.  Can you see why this only patches the symptoms?

Healthy Liver & Immune Function

It’s important to remember that neither I nor enzyme nutrition treat allergies, or any disease.  Fortunately, there is a solution to helping both your liver and immune system work properly.  In fact that’s exactly what enzyme nutrition does.  Through scientific testing based on sound medical principles, our testing will identify the source of stress in the body.  Then with a precise combination of gradual dietary changes and enzyme supplements we can support the healthy function of that organ.  In this case that may end up being the liver, and/or the immune system.

Are you concerned about your liver or immune health?  Does your condition affect your work, play or family?  Would you like a more active lifestyle?  Or perhaps you’re worried about a loved one.  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.

link to CNN article

Allergy Medications hurt your brain
Allergy Medications hinder brain function