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

Chronic Neck Pain Nutrition

Chronic Neck Pain Nutrition – your pain may be Nutritional.  Many Americans just like you suffer from neck pain on a regular basis.  Often, you turn to chiropractic, physical therapy or medications for relief.  While most people think of the obvious physical stress, you may not realize that your chronic neck pain may be due nutritional problems.

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Chronic Neck Pain Nutrition – your pain may be Nutritional.  According to WebMD, over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic neck pain.  In fact treatment costs our nation over 600 billion dollars per year between treatment and missed work.  For immediate relief, many turn to medications, physical therapy and chiropractic care.  In fact, these are great options if your neck pain  came from physical stress.  But if what nutritional stress caused your neck pain?  Then physical treatments will only provide temporary relief.

So how can you tell if your neck pain may be from a nutritional problem rather than a physical problem?  Here are some other symptoms you might see:

  • Stiffness in the morning, or after rest
  • Chronic pain in the neck, upper ribs and/or shoulder(s)
  • Dry Skin, Dandruff, or Hair Loss,
  • Difficulty conceiving (women), or low sperm count (men)
  • Frequent blisters or cold sores
  • Scaly skin patches

So what does this mean?  How do you alter your diet to address the problem?  These are signs that either your not getting enough healthy fats in your diet, or, your body has trouble processing them.  If you’re not getting enough, simple increase healthy fats and iodine in your diet.  But what if you’re getting enough from your diet and still have some of these issues?  In these cases it means your body may have trouble digesting, absorbing or using healthy fats.  In these cases, blood tests will usually show high triglycerides and indications of slow metabolism.  Meanwhile a 24 hour urine analysis will show high calcium loss.

Our Approach

At Redmond Ridge Nutrition & Chiropractic, we use a scientific approach to see how your body digests and uses healthy fats.  These tests can include an organ stress test, a 24 hour urine analysis, and possible blood work.  Our testing and analysis is based on sound medical principals.  Once we have a clear understanding of where the stress lies, the proper dietary changes and enzyme supplements help your body work the way it’s supposed to.

Do you suffer from chronic neck pain?   Or perhaps you have some of the symptoms I listed earlier.  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.

Chronic Neck Pain Nutrition - your pain may be Nutritional.
Chronic Neck Pain Nutrition – your pain may be Nutritional stress

Digestion Chronic Pain

Digestion Chronic Pain. According to the National Institute of Health, about 5 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and Fibromyalgia each year.  In addition, many health care providers use these terms as a catch when a condition doesn’t fit the symptoms.  Sadly, no one really knows why or what causes it.  However, new research shows a strong link between digestive health and chronic pain.

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The Medical Approach of Drugs

Digestion Chronic Pain.  And while there is medication out there, the most recent research proves it doesn’t work at all.   Furthermore, in 2013 the National Pain Foundation conducted a study on fibromyalgia medication.  According to this break through research, over two-thirds of fibromyalgia patients said their medication didn’t work at all.  And sadly, this medication is only for symptoms relief.  To make matters worse, the pain is often comes with other problems.  Many sufferers of chronic pain also suffer from fatigue, joint pain, poor digestion, sleeplessness, depression, and “brain fog” or the inability to concentrate or focus.

Despite this, in 2012, researchers from Johns Hopkins University estimated the cost of chronic pain as $635 billion annually.  That’s about as much as the combined cost of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. In Europe, estimates suggest that chronic pain conditions subtract 3% right off the top of their gross domestic product.

One of the most interesting aspects of chronic pain is its link to digestion. In fact, researchers are accumulating loads of evidence.  This new evidence suggests that certain forms of pain are the result of signals emitted by your gut when it’s not healthy.  In Cambridge, Emeran Mayer, is presenting results that suggest digestive influence. Emeran is from the University of California Los Angeles.

There is strong evidence showing the communication between the gut and your body is two way.  In fact, researchers refer to it as the gut brain axis, or the enteric nervous system. (see my prior articles). The autonomic nervous system, which regulates the activity your gut and other organs, sends out signals.  These signals affect your digestion, altering its activity. Then your gut talks back to your body in return.  When the gut is stressed, it affects this communication.  This, in turn, can lead to chronic pain.

The Key to Gut Health…

What most people fail to realize is that your digestive health can 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, joint pain, poor digestion, sleeplessness, depression, and “brain fog” or the inability to concentrate or focus.  When these symptoms last long enough, the most common medical diagnosis is fibromyalgia.   And while I don’t diagnose or treat any disease (including fibromyalgia), I can help support healthy digestion.  And of course this, in turn, prevents leaky gut.

Are you concerned about digestive health? Do you suffer from chronic pain, muscle discomfort, fatigue, depression and brain fog? 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.

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Digestion Chronic Pain
Digestion Chronic Pain – “leaky gut”

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