Insomnia? Try improving gut health.

Insomnia? Try improving gut health.  Did you know that between 50 and 70 million Americans like you suffered from sleep problems in 2017?  In fact, this information comes from the CDC.  However, hope exists.  Cutting edge research shows that improving your gut health can improve your sleep.

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Insomnia? Try improving gut health.  Research from a top neuroscience journal published in January of 2017 showed that if you improve your gut health, you can improve your sleep.  This study was so ground-breaking that “Frontiers in Behavior Neuroscience” published the article.

Less Sleep, Shorter Life

For starters did you know that insomnia taxes your immune system the exact same way an infection does?  So, if you compromise your immune system through sleep deprivation, what happens when you catch a cold?   You’ve basically overwhelmed your immune system.  As a result, your immune system cannot keep up with demand.  However, there are many other long-term effects to sleep deprivation, including a shorter life span.  In fact, studies exist to back this up.

So just what are all of the complications of staying up too late?   For starters, did you know that driving while tired is about the same as driving with a 0.10 blood alcohol level?  That’s right, driving while tired is the same as driving drunk.  As I stated earlier some 50-70 million Americans just like you suffer from insomnia.

While the study focused on gut friendly foods and probiotics, a word of caution is important. After all, your body should support a healthy population all by itself.  As a result, constantly downing probiotics addresses the symptom, and not the cause.  It’s important to use the right combination of diet and enzyme supplements to create a healthy mucous layer.  Once your gut has a healthy mucous layer, your probiotics will thrive on their own.

Some Dietary Tips

In fact, here is a list of gut-friendly foods: Apples, Asparagus, Banana, Beetroot, Breast milk, Burdock root, Cashews, Chicory root, Couscous, Fennel bulb, Garlic, Grapefruit, Green peas, Jerusalem artichokes, Jicama, Konjac root, Leeks, Nectarines, Onion, Persimmon, Pistachios, Pomegranate, Savoy cabbage, Seaweed, Shallots, Snow peas, Tamarillo

Please remember to ferment your grains and beans and soak all nuts until they sprout.

Conversely, here is a list of things that can compromise gut health: Antibiotics, Conventionally raised meats, Processed foods, Excessive sugars, Agricultural chemicals, Antibacterial soap.

However, if this is a long-term problem, your healthy mucous layer was replaced by unhealthy biofilm.  Sadly, we have to get rid of the bio film first.

Our Unique Approach

At Redmond Ridge Nutrition, we take a comprehensive approach to gut health.  If biofilm is present, we use the right enzymes to break it down first.  Then the right combination of enzymes can create healthy mucous layers in the stomach, small intestines and large intestines.  Once each layer is healthy, then we can use the right prebiotics and probiotics to repopulate.  Once we repopulate, there is no need to continue taking them.

Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep?  Perhaps you’re concerned about a loved one.  Does it affect school, work, family or play?  If so, don’t wait.  Let us help you safely, effectively, and naturally without drugs or surgery. 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. If you do, 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.

Insomnia - Gut Health Helps you Sleep
Insomnia – Gut Health Helps you Sleep

DAWC 052 The Pillars of Health Part 1

DAWC 052 The Pillars of Health Part 1

In this several part series, Dr. Andy will list, define and detail the 7 pillars of health.  Along with each he will include practical advice on how to make crucial lasting lifestyle changes to achieve true health and wellness for you and your family.  In fact, His advice is practical, achievable and allows you to progress at your own pace at your own comfort level.

In case you weren’t aware, these 7 pillars of health are vital to our nation which is one of the top nations in the world for chronic diseases.  Once armed with this information, you can take steps to drastically reduce the chances of suffering from one of these ailments that plague our great nation.  Sadly, most chronic diseases are solely due to lifestyle choices.  Fortunately, this is where Dr. Andy’s advice is super handy.  In follow-up episodes Dr. Andy continues detailing the pillars of health while offering advice.

Lastly, Dr. Andy also outlines how enzyme nutrition can play a vital role towards helping your body work properly.  In fact, he shows how enzyme nutrition could assist with each pillar.

Don’t miss this several part multiple episode series that can change the lives of you, your family and loved ones.

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 11/27/2017

Pillars of Health
7 Pillars of Health

Sleep – Are You Getting Enough?

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?  According to the CDC, less than 35% of Americans get enough Sleep.  So how much sleep should you get?  The CDC recommends a MINIMUM of  7 hours a night.

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… Are you kidding me?  I don’t have time for 7 hours of deep bed rest sleep every night!  At least, that’s what you’re thinking, right?  But let me ask you this.  Please read this article.  Learn about all the health problems that come from lack of this crucial activity.  Then ask yourself: “Can I afford not to get enough sleep each night?”  So what?  I didn’t get enough sleep.  How bad can it be?  Well let me tell you just what’s at stake. Lack of bed-rest can compromise both your emotional and physical health.  Sadly, this also has steep ramifications for your work life, too.

Lack of Sleep & the Workplace

If you’re at work, look around.  Who did you decide to avoid today?  Why?  Are they in a bad mood?  Well, it may be that person didn’t get enough “sack time” last night.  Or worse, maybe the last few nights.  In fact, Research conducted by Laura M. Giurge at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in the Netherlands, found that even one night of too little sleep may lead to unwanted behavior at work the next day.  The study concluded that lack of bed rest may weaken a person’s self-control.  This leads to destructive behavior.  In fact it can even lead to thievery at the workplace.  According to the Rotterdam School of Management, employees’ “misbehaving” at work adds up to the about $200 billion a year in the U.S. alone.

Children Suffer Too, Even Years Later

Do you know a child that excessively acts out?  Research shows lack of sleep may be the cause.  However, research also shows sleep deprivation can have serious repercussions later on in life. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in Boston used evaluations conducted a study involving over 1,000 children.

While bed rest duration between the ages of 6 months and 2 years was not linked to later behavior, sleep at ages 3 to 4 was. Those who slept less than 10 hours a day at age 3 or 4 had lower scores on executive function and behavior at age 7. Likewise, 5- to 7-year-olds who slept for nine hours a night or less also had lower scores.  “Insufficient sleep in the preschool and early school years is associated with poorer behavior in mid-childhood,” the researchers concluded.

Cutting Rest for work has the opposite effect

In addition to leading to obesity, many diseases, and premature death, sleep also makes you less productive.  In fact, keep that in mind when you’re working on something late at night instead of going to bed.  The next day will more than negate that extra hour or two of work you did last night instead of going to bed. Many research projects show that lack of sleep will adversely affect many aspects of workplace performance.  According to research published in Sleep Medicine Reviews, here are just a few: excess absenteeism, more accidents at work, decreased productivity, lack of career progression, and lower job satisfaction.

Nutrition and Sleep

Of course the problem is that once you get into the habit of sleep deprivation, it’s difficult to change.  However, the proper nutrition can help.

And while I don’t diagnose or treat any disease (including insomnia), I can help support a healthy sleep cycle.  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.

Are you concerned about your sleep cycle?  Does it affect your job, 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.

Enjoy your sleep
Are you getting enough sleep?