Diet and Exercise – We can help you start right

Diet and Exercise – Starting Right:  Both the new year and the Olympics planted the seed of health and wellness deep within many of you.  While this is a good thing, especially if it motivates you to improve your health, changing too much too fast could spell trouble.

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Diet and Exercise:  Many of you have made new year’s resolutions regarding diet and exercise.  In fact, they are probably the most popular resolutions people make.  When you add the excitement of the Olympics to the mix, this may increase your motivation to improve your health.

Both of these things can be good if they inspire and motivate you to improve your health.  However, if you attempt too many changes too rapidly, you could end up with health problems, lack of success or worse yet, headed in the wrong direction.

Forget Resolutions

First let’s start off with resolutions.  I’m actually not a huge fan of resolutions.  Why?  It’s actually quite simple.  Resolutions are intentions with no real game plan around them.  It’s like saying “It would be nice to be a famous rock star,” and then doing nothing about it.  For those of you who do achieve your resolutions, congratulations!  But I bet you take the approach I’m about to suggest.  Just what is that approach?  It’s goal setting.  When you set goals, you not only state your desired outcomes, you also break those goals down into smaller manageable steps.  Then you put mile stones around those steps.  This creates a plan that arms you for success.

Slow, Gradual Changes

When changing your diet or starting an exercise program, go slow.  Make gradual changes.  If you join a gym, the first thing you need to do is create the habit of going.  If you’re going to get up early and walk, start by getting up 5 minutes early.  When you’re used to that, increase to 10 minutes, and then 15 minutes etc.  When changing your diet, add health foods before eliminating unhealthy foods.  This will ease the process of getting rid of unhealthy habits.  Exercise and diet in groups.  You can do this by joining existing groups like weight loss programs and fitness classes, or you can start your own.  You can start your own be either recruiting friends and family with like-minded goals, or you can use social media and/or meeting sites to start your own group.

How can Enzymes Help

Actually, enzymes can help several ways.  First, the right enzymes can help your body maximize the nutrients it gets from the food you eat.  Second, the right enzymes may help support healthy energy levels, tissue repair, or even help your body deal with chronic pain properly so that you can exercise and recover from your workouts.

Would you like to know more?

Are you trying to improve your health?  Have you tried before but the results were disappointing?  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.

Diet and Exercise
Diet and Exercise – start right

DAWC 051 Medicine and Enzymes can work together for healthier you

DAWC 051 Medicine and Enzymes

Medicine and Enzymes: Often times, people look to natural health care as an alternative to traditional medicine.  On the other hand, those who support the medical approach often turn their nose at supplements.  However, did you know they can actually work together?  In this episode of Dr. Andy’s Wellness Corner, your host details cases where patients used medicine together with enzyme supplements and diet to address health issues while supporting healthy function.

You see, medicine treats disease.  Conversely, enzyme supplements help stressed organs or tasks work properly.  As a result, there are several scenarios where medicine and enzyme supplements can work together.  Dr. Andy goes through several cases he’s seen in his clinic to illustrate this very idea.  In fact, there are several ways enzymes and medicine can work together.

How they can Work Together

First, medicine, while treating a disease, has side effects.  These side effects can stress other areas of the body.  In this case we can use enzyme supplements to help the stressed organs work the way they’re supposed to.  Second, medicine contains toxins.  These toxins can damage the kidneys and/or liver.  In this case, we can use enzyme supplements to help your body cleanse itself of the toxins.  Lastly, medicine can fight and infection or cure a disease.  In this case, the right enzyme supplements can support your body’s ability to work alongside the medication.  So, the enzymes can support your body’s ability to fight the infection alongside the medication.  Or, the enzyme supplements can support your body’s ability to counter the disease together with the medication.

Often, the disciplines of traditional and natural health are at odds with one another.  This is unnecessary as both have their place.  In fact, both can work together to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

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.

This show originally aired on 11/20/2017

Medicine and Enzymes
Medicine and Enzymes can work together

 

 

Magnesium, the latest craze…

Magnesium, it’s the latest craze.  A few weeks ago, my wife went in for her annual checkup.  After a thorough evaluation, the facility wanted to sell her some magnesium.  I looked up the research and found it support the opposite aspects of healthy function that my wife needed.  A week later, I did a health presentation.  Before and after the presentation, the audience was rumbling about the wonders of magnesium.  It seems that magnesium is the new miracle cure, or is it…

Magnesium is the latest trend, but is it right for you?

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Magnesium seems to be the latest popular go to supplement.  Sadly, supplements follow fad trends just like fashion, music, and other forms of pop culture.  While there are benefits, there are also down sides.  The benefits are that we learn more about the ways a supplement may help support a healthy functioning body.  However, the down side is that the population blindly rushes to the store to take it, without knowing if it’s truly right for them.  It seems the need for hope has kept the old “snake oil” ideas alive.  And yes, I did say that to get your attention, there are situations where magnesium can support healthy function.  However, that does not make it a cure-all.

So, I know what you’re thinking.  It’s magnesium, it’s natural.  It can’t be bad, right?  It’s crucial to remember that just because something is natural does not mean it’s automatically harmless.  In fact, polar bear liver is totally natural, and high in vitamin A.  So, should we all eat polar bear liver?  Absolutely not.  It turns out that polar bear liver contains deadly amounts of vitamin A.  That’s right, if you eat polar bear liver, you will die of vitamin A poisoning.  And yet it’s 100% natural.

The Potential Benefits of Magnesium

Magnesium has shown strong evidence to support healthy sleep habits, especially in the elderly.  Furthermore, a magnesium deficiency can cause migraine headaches.  However, I must urge caution here.  There are many many causes for migraines, so if it helps you, GREAT! But do not expect it to be a miracle cure.  There are even some sources that state magnesium can help your body’s ability to reduce inflammation.  Additionally, many mental health professionals are using it to support healthy mood to combat depression.  But it’s also important to note that there is not research on this.  One study (and I want to emphasize 1 study) found magnesium helpful in supporting healthy blood sugar levels.  Another study showed it may help with constipation by pulling water into the intestines.  However, any powdered substance will do draw water into the digestive tract.

Magnesium: the Side effects

Just because something’s natural does not mean it is free of side effects.  In fact, the side effects of magnesium include (according to Elsevier):

  • Diarrhea
  • Flushing
  • Unusual sweating
  • Breathing problems
  • Low body temperature
  • Unusually weak or tired
  • Feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

The role of Enzymes:

Even if magnesium is right for you, do you know what your body needs to make it work right?  That’s right, it’s enzymes.  Enzymes allow your body to properly use the vital nutrition it needs.  So how do you know what enzymes are right for you?  Different enzymes help your body perform different tasks properly.  As a result, your body requires specific testing to identify the source(s) of stress in your body.  Only then can the right combination of enzymes and dietary changes help support a properly working body.

If you want answers…

Have you been from doctor to doctor with no answers to your suffering?  Are you sick and tired if being processed through the American health care system like a piece of cattle?  Is everyone coming up with a different buzz word for your problems?  Do some think you’re even faking it?   Are you missing out on work family or fun? 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 (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.

 

Magnesium
Magnesium – is it right for you?

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  According to the Merck Manual, there are two major types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or IBD.  Both are similar in nature and are the result of your immune system attacking your digestive tract.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  The type types of IBD are Chron’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.  Both are the result of your immune system reacting and attacking the lining in your gut.  As your immune system attacks this lining, it compromises the lining.  In turn, this leads to inflammation and a host of digestive problems.  These problems usually include chronic inflammation at various sites in the GI tract along with diarrhea and abdominal pain.

So how exactly does one distinguish between the two types of IBD?  As it turns out, this is a difficult task.  In many cases, they can be difficult to tell apart.   In fact, these two diseases have many similarities and sometimes are difficult to distinguish from each other.  However, there is one major difference.  Crohn’s disease can affect almost any part of the digestive tract.  Meanwhile, Ulcerative Colitis almost always affects only the large intestine.  However if your problem lies only in the large intestine, that doesn’t rule out Chrohn’s disease.  Sadly, no on really knows the cause of either form of inflammatory bowel disease.

How to Tackle it…

The common medical treatment involves drugs that suppress your immune system.  The idea is to kill off part of your immune system so that it can’t attack the digestive lining.  However, what medicine fails to answer an important question.  “What’s causing your immune system to overreact?”

This is a question we seek to answer in the enzyme nutrition world.  While I don’t treat diseases (including either form of IBD), I can support healthy digestion and a healthy immune response.  We can do this several ways.  First by helping your body properly heal the digestive lining.  Second, we can find out what organ is stressed enough to cause your immune system to over react.  Once we determine that, we can support the healthy function of that particular organ.  Either way, we accomplish this with a combination of dietary changes and enzyme supplements.  But only after performing scientific testing based on sound medical principles.

We can Help…

Do you suffer from chronic digestive problems?  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.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease and your digestive tract

Foot Pain, Fatigue and Nutrition

Foot Pain, Fatigue and Nutrition.  Do you suffer from chronic pain on the bottom of your foot?  Custom orthotics not working?  Are you always tired?  If so, your foot pain is likely nutritional in nature.

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Foot Pain, Fatigue and Nutrition.  Many Americans suffer from foot pain.  Like most types of pain many make the assumption that their problem is physical in nature.  While this is the most likely scenario, if you suffer from chronic foot pain and nothing has helped, the problem may lie with nutrition.  In fact It may mean that you’re either not eating enough dietary fiber, or that your body has difficulty digesting, absorbing and using fiber.  Of course the last possibility is that you’re not eating the right type of fiber.

So where should your fiber come from?  I bet you guessed whole grains.  Am I right?  Sadly, that is not such a good idea.  Whole grains contain several chemicals which actually harm your digestive tract.  In fact, many refer to them as anti-nutrients, and there are two types.  The first type is enzyme inhibitors.  These inhibitors interfere with your body’s enzymes.  Your body needs these precious enzymes to break down your food so your body can digest it.  Otherwise you can’t get the valuable nutrients the food provides.  The second type of anti-nutrient is harmful agents that can kill the healthy probiotic population in your small intestine.  There is, however, a work around.  Fermented grains do not pose these problems.  What most people don’t realize is that your fiber should come from fresh fruits and vegetables.

How can I tell?

So how can you tell if your foot pain is nutritional in nature?   Here is a list of problems you may experience along with your foot pain:

  • Always tired
  • Lack of appetite
  • Grinding of the teeth
  • Unexpected weight loss or difficulty gaining weight
  • Stiff ankles

These may be signs that your pain may be from a nutritional problem, and not a physical one.  If you call our office and set up a consultation, we can do some preliminary testing to either confirm or rule out nutritional stress.  We accomplish this using precursory testing and Bio Impedance Analysis.  Both of which are scientific and based on sound medical principles.  If it is physical in nature, we can help with the right combination of cutting edge orthotics, home exercises and chiropractic care to get back up and running.

Call Us

Do you suffer from chronic foot pain? Or perhaps you have some of the symptoms I listed earlier. Are you tired all the time?  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.

Foot Pain and Nutrition
Chronic foot pain may be a nutritional problem

Hip Pain may be from poor diet

Your hip pain may be from poor nutrition.  Do you suffer from hip pain?  Do you have a history of arthritis or osteoporosis?  Or perhaps you suffer from other bone or tooth problems.  Do you have trouble sleeping, or suffer from restlessness?  These are signs that your hip pain my in fact be due to poor nutrition.

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Did you know that your hip pain may be from poor nutrition?  Hip problems are very common in the U.S. today.  While there are a variety of great ways to take care of injuries, few realize that your hip pain may not be from physical stress. In fact it could be due to poor nutrition, or an imbalance in your nervous system.  While chiropractic, physical therapy and other treatments are great for hip problems which are physical in nature, when your hip pain comes from nutritional problems, these treatments fall short.

Common Signs

So how can you tell if your hip pain is from a physical injury or due to nutritional stress?  Sadly, many people just like you only find this out after a battery of physical interventions such as physical therapy and chiropractic.  Once again, to be clear, those treatments are great if you suffer from a mechanical problem.   Because of this, I listed some signs that may point to nutritional problems:

  1. History of arthritis, osteoporosis, bone spurs, or other bone and tooth problems
  2. Loose teeth or poor fitting dentures
  3. Hyper-irritability, insomnia, and/or restlessness
  4. History of Chronic low back pain
  5. Fallen Arches
  6. Weak joints, or unstable ligaments

If you had blood work done you may possibly find low calcium, low total protein and low albumin.  A 24 hour urine analysis might reveal low calcium with an excessive alkaline pH.

How can you Tell?

Often times this can be a sign of a calcium and vitamin D deficiency.  However, it is crucial to get your calcium from your diet, not from supplements.  It could also be a sign of  inadequate protein or fat intake.  If you are eating enough of these essential nutrients, it may be your body has trouble digesting, absorbing or using protein, fats or calcium.  It’s important to remember that your body uses protein to carry calcium.  Because of this, a “calcium deficiency” may actually be a protein problem.

OK, I know what you’re thinking.  How can I tell the difference?  At Redmond Ridge Nutrition, we can perform objective tests based on sound medical principals to find where the actual source of stress exists.  Once we figure that out we can put a plan in place to make sure your body gets the vital nutrition it needs.  In addition, we can help your body properly digest, absorb and use those precious building blocks to health.

Now what do I do?

Do you suffer from chronic hip pain?   Or perhaps you suffer from the ailments listed above.  As I mentioned earlier, these may be signs of nutritional problems.  Do your problems affect work, fun or family? 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.

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Chronic Hip Pain may come from nutrition
Chronic Hip Pain may come from nutrition