DAWC 058 New Vaccines Opioid Kickbacks and Protein Powder

DAWC 058 New Vaccines Opioid Kickbacks and Protein Powder

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DAWC 058 New Vaccines Opioid Kickbacks and Protein Powder

In this episode of Dr. Andy’s Wellness Corner, your host covers a variety of topics.  First, Dr. Andy starts with the pros and cons some new vaccines.  In fact, these include the shingles vaccine and the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV vaccine).   While he can’t give you advice, Dr. Andy goes over the effectiveness, advantages and side-effects of both vaccines.  For your own follow-up, he references some web sites so you can do your own research and make your own decisions regarding these new vaccines.

Next, Dr. Andy uncovers some very disturbing news about the opioid epidemic in America.  In fact, he uncovers how doctors who prescribe the most opioids make the most money from opioid manufacturers.  He also discusses how and why opioids are addictive, and why withdrawal  is so painful and difficult.

Did you know that chicken soup may actually help when you have a cold.

Lastly, Dr. Andy discusses the pros and cons of protein powder.  In fact, should you use protein powder.  Also, which one is right for you.  Additionally, are there things you should look for or avoid in a protein powder?

How can we Help?

If you suffer from health problems, and no one else seems to have answers, 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.

New Vaccines
New Vaccines

 

This episode originally aired on 03/12/2018

 

Opioid Addiction: More Opioids, More Money for Doctors

Opioid Addiction: In a world where opioid addiction is a nation wide epidemic, certain doctors make more money prescribing them.  Yes, that’s right, despite the fact that opioid addiction is a national crisis, the more Doctors prescribe opioids, the more money they make.

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Opioid Addiction: More Opioids, More Money for Doctors:

Did you know that opioid addiction kills more than 10,000 Americans every year?  In fact, the problem is so bad that our government calls it a national epidemic.  As a result, one would hope that doctors would make a huge push to reduce their use.  However, what CNN analysts discovered in partnership with Harvard researchers is quite shocking.

According to CNN:

“In 2014 and 2015, opioid manufacturers paid hundreds of doctors across the country six-figure sums for speaking, consulting and other services. Thousands of other doctors were paid over $25,000 during that time.”

As it turns out, the more opioids a doctor prescribed, the more they were paid for speaking.  “This is the first time we’ve seen this, and it’s really important,” said Dr. Andrew Kolodny, a senior scientist at the Institute for Behavioral Health at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, where he is co-director of the Opioid Policy Research Collaborative.

The Underlying Problem with Opioids

Unfortunately, few realize that the FDA cleared opioid medications for short-term use only.  At the time, no one really understood the ramifications of long-term opioid use.  These medications raise your pain threshold.  In fact, this is how they ease your pain.  However, your body knows the threshold is raised in pushes it back down over time.  Now you’re in pain again, so you go to your doctor, who ups the dosage.  Again, your body adapts.  Now you can see the vicious cycle.  Eventually, you go back to your doctor who says you’re addicted and cuts you off.  Now your body pushes your pain threshold way down.  As a result, you feel excruciating pain.  In fact, we have a term for this; withdrawal.

Our Approach

Rather than try and apply a catch all term to your condition, we strive to identify the actual source of stress in the body.  In fact, we do not diagnose or treat any disease.  Did you know that the source of your pain is always some type of stress?  It’s crucial to understand that stress can be physical, nutritional or emotional.  If the source of your stress is emotional, we will combine the right enzyme nutrition with a referral to a specialist.  If your problem is mechanical in nature, we will use a careful combination of specific chiropractic care, home exercises and enzyme nutrition.  If your problem is nutritional in nature, then enzyme nutrition can help your body digest, absorb and use vital nutrients properly.    Of course, I only make recommendations after scientific testing based on sound medical principles.

Pain Effects Your Life

Do you suffer from chronic pain?   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, 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.

 

Opioid Addiction
Opioid Addiction – how it works

Opioids Shorten Life it’s an epidemic

Opioids shorten life.  According to WebMD, over 100 million Americans suffer from Chronic pain.  This growing problem costs over $600 billion each year.  This information comes from the Institute of Medicine (IOM).  In fact, perhaps you’re one of them.  Sadly many turn to prescription opioids for relief.  However,  this epidemic shortened the average life span of our nation by 2 and a half months.  This information comes from the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Opioids shorten life.  It’s crucial to remember that the number of people taking prescription opioids for pain is about 1 in 3 according to CBS news.  Sadly, the health risks of this medication is so significant it’s enough to lower the overall national average life span in America.  Even CNN News reported that this is the first time the average life span of Americans went down since the industrial revolution.

Living with chronic pain isn’t easy.  It can affect your work, family and fun.  In fact, if it’s severe enough, it can even drive some to take their own lives.  However, dangerous habit forming medication may not be the answer.  This becomes painfully obvious when you realize these medications were intended for and FDA approved for SHORT TERM USE.  Sadly, the problem is so severe, the president has declared opioid abuse a national epidemic.

You have to remember that chronic pain is a serious warning sign.  but just what kind of sign is it?  It indicates that your body is trying to compensate for some imbalance.  You can even compare it to a watch that’s fast or slow.  There is some piece out of balance with the rest of the watch causing the problem.

Restoring Balance

While I don’t treat chronic pain, I work tirelessly to find the source of stress in the body.  We do this through enzyme nutrition testing that is  safe, effective and natural.  Did you know it is also based on sound scientific and medical principles?  Once testing is complete, the right enzyme supplements and dietary changes help your body work properly.  This restores balance.  Of course a body with chemical balance is less likely to hurt.

Do you suffer from chronic pain?   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.

Opioids shorten life
Opioids shorten life – it’s an epidemic

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