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?

Enzyme Testing – Addressing the actual stress

Enzyme Testing – Addressing the actual stress: I recently had someone walk into my office.  She attended one of my workshops on muscle health recently.  She immediately asked what enzymes to take for chronic muscle pain…

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Enzyme Testing: I really found that odd.  You see at all of my workshops I explain several things quite clearly.  First of all I don’t diagnose or treat any disease.  This, of course, includes chronic muscle pain.  Second, each case is unique.  As a result, I would need to perform tests to find the actual source of stress so I can implement a targeted plan that allows those stressed organs work better.  Otherwise we’re just guessing.  Do you remember what I call “taking this for that”?  It’s called “pop & pray.”  Lastly, it is likely that dietary changes are necessary and if she’s not willing to change her diet I probably can’t help her.

Sadly her response was “well I just want something for muscle pain, so if you won’t sell me anything I’ll just go somewhere else.”  I pointed to the GNC across the street and sincerely wished her the best.  However, I hope she realizes that anyone giving her supplements for muscle pain is violating FDA laws.

An “Instant” World

For better or worse, we live in an instant world.  Between social media, on demand entertainment on our mobile devices, and many other luxuries, our society wants things right away.  But when we’re talking about true wellness there are several key points to remember.

First of all, I don’t diagnose and treat disease.  I find stress in particular parts of the body and use a specific combination of enzyme supplements and dietary changes to help those parts work properly.  We accomplish this through scientific enzyme testing based on sound medical principles. Second, that stress may lie way upstream from where your symptoms are.  Why would I want to treat “muscle pain” when the muscle pain arose from the fact that your body has trouble using protein.  Protein carries calcium, and muscles need calcium to work properly.  Third, why would I guess at what supplements you should take rather than run actual proven tests?

Why we’re Different

Of course this is why I require a consultation before I’ll accept a patient.  I need to make sure my services are appropriate for that person.  I also need to know what tests I need to perform to get the right information.  It’s also important to get an overall picture of your nutritional health before we start, which is where BIO impedance analysis comes in.  It will reveal your body composition and overall cellular health.

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.

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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 Testing
Enzyme Testing – let’s find the ACTUAL source of stress

Prescription Drug Scams

Prescription Drug Scams

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Prescription Drug Scams.  In case you haven’t read my bio, you may not know that my Dad is a practicing medical doctor.  One day, when I was a young boy, I was working in his office filing charts.  All of a sudden, I heard my dad yelling at someone in his office.  A few seconds later, a man in a suit rushed out of my dad’s office.  As a matter of fact, he was still putting on his coat and organizing his things.  He also had frightened look on his face.  Now I’ve never seen my dad behave that way so I was absolutely shocked.  I looked at the office manager with concern.  And she said he was probably a prescription drug rep.

Background

Later that night, I asked my dad what happened.  He said that the man was a prescription drug rep.  He also said the man wanted to sign my dad up for an incentive program.  In fact, every time my dad prescribed a certain drug, he earned “points”.  At the end of the campaign, the doctors with the most points won an all expenses paid trip for four to the Superbowl that year.  My dad explained that he felt that was unethical, and kicked the guy out of his office, refusing to sign up.

My dad graduated from Hershey Medical School.  At that time, it was a very conservative school.  In fact they taught that doctors should only use medical intervention when absolutely necessary.  Unfortunately, times have changed.

The Dangers

While my dad was upstanding and ethical, how many doctors sign up for promotions like these?  When you’re receiving a scrip, how can you be sure that at some subconscious level, your doctor isn’t thinking about that promotion?  Even if he or she doesn’t mean to, that thought is still there.  If I owned a gym, and told my patients that in order to get better they needed to join my gym, I would lose my license.  The only way I wouldn’t is if I disclosed that I owned the gym, and provided other gyms as an option too.  In fact it’s called a conflict of interest.  So why does the government hold medical doctors and the prescription drug companies to a different standard?  Isn’t that a bigger conflict of interest?

The Drug Free Approach To Supporting a Health Body

At Redmond Ridge Nutrition and Chiropractic, we don’t use drugs to treat diseases.  Instead we use specific scientific testing to find the source of stress.  Then we use custom dietary changes along with specific enzyme supplements to support healthy function of stressed organs and systems.  We accomplish this safely, naturally and effectively without drugs or surgery.  And of course, no one bribes us with unethical kickbacks.  So you can rest assured we do not have any ulterior motives interfering with our clinical decisions.  So we aren’t affected by prescription drug scams.

Call Us

Would you like to reclaim your health naturally?  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.  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.

Prescription Drug Scams
Prescription Drug Scams – Medical Doctors receive incentives to prescribe certain meds.

 

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, 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.

*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