The Root Cause of Disease

The Root Cause of Disease.  I’ll never forget the day I was hosting a workshop on heart health.  As you can imagine, this covers a host of topics.  During the workshop, I made it clear that I don’t treat any heart conditions.  On the other hand, my job is to support healthy heart function by finding the source of stress that caused the problem to begin with.  In fact, I use this approach when helping all of my patients.  As soon as I said that, a hand raised with the question, “what enzymes do you take for high blood pressure.”  Sadly, it seems my statement fell on deaf ears.

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The Root Cause of Disease.  Too often, health care providers treat the condition, or the symptom.  Sadly, this even includes natural health care providers.  As a result, too many people are taking “this for that”.  While that sounds reasonable, which is preferable, treating the symptom or the cause?

Before I continue, I need to clarify that I do not treat any diseases or condition.  And actually, I consider this an advantage.  In fact, let’s use high blood pressure as an example.  The common medical solution is water pills and blood thinners.  However, these medications merely manage the condition.

Continuing with our example, can you think of several things that could lead to high blood pressure?  Let’s brain-storm together.  For starters, there’s diet.  Eating too much salt, sugar and even other spices lead to high blood pressure.  But what about emotional stress?  Worrying about that deal, or that promotion, or not getting laid off during a “reorg” can all lead to high blood pressure.  In fact, here’s an odd one, what about physical stress.  How can physical stress cause high blood pressure?  Physical stress causes pain and/or inflammation.  Sadly, either can lead to high blood pressure.

Did You Catch My Hint?

I hinted at something here.  Did you pick up on it?  All three causes are forms of stress. In fact, stress is the root cause of every disease.  In fact, as I stated earlier, stress has three forms.  These forms are emotional, nutritional and physical.  Addressing the stress, and helping the stressed part of your body work properly can help you avoid many chronic diseases.  This includes high blood pressure.  After all, stress is the root cause of disease.

Finding the Source of Stress

Regardless of the source of stress, Redmond Ridge Nutrition and Chiropractic can help identify the sources of stress in your body.  We accomplish this through testing methods that are scientific in nature, and based on sound medical principles.  Then we carefully select the right combination treatments.  These treatments may include enzyme nutrition, rehabilitative exercises, massage therapy and/or traditional or low force chiropractic care.  In fact, we may even help you with emotional stress with affirmations or a referral to a qualified provider.

Once again, I need to clarify that none of these treatments diagnose or treat disease.  Instead, we are dedicated to finding the source(s) of stress with pinpoint accuracy and helping those parts work properly with the right support.

Stress, The Root Cause of Disease

Have you visited doctor after doctor in search of answers to your suffering?  Are you sick and tired of the revolving door of medical treatment?  Perhaps you’re tired of being processed through the health care system like an object on a conveyor belt.  If so, don’t wait.  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. Then 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.

The Root Cause of Disease
The Root Cause of Disease

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

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

Too Stressed Too Mellow?

Too Stressed Too Mellow?  Your brain manages your stress levels with a careful balance between two parts of your nervous system.  Understanding both, balancing them and keeping them healthy may be crucial to your overall health.

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Too Stressed Too Mellow?  Did you know there’s a happy medium?  In order to understand this balance, we need to start with an overview of your nervous system.  While several ways to break down your nerve control exist, this article will focus on the automatic parts.  These parts are called the autonomic nervous system, or ANS.  This is because the ANS controls all of the functions of your body automatically.  That is, you don’t have to think about them.  Furthermore, these aspects of your brain are divided into two systems. They are the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.  To keep things easy, we will call the sympathetic the “fight or flight” system.  On the other hand we’ll call the parasympathetic the “mellow” system.

Before I talk about the all-important balance between these systems, I need to briefly overview each one.  The “fight or flight” system does exactly what it sounds like.  I ramps up in times of stress.  It increases blood flow to the limbs, decreasing it to the gut, brain, sex organs, and immune system.  This, of course impedes concentration, digestion, healing and libido.  In addition, it releases stress hormones like adrenaline, epinephrine and nor-epinephrine.  It also increases your heart and breathing rates.  The original intent of this system is exactly how I’ve named it: fight or flight.  It is an emergency system.

On the other hand, the “mellow” system does the exact opposite.  This system increases blood flow to the gut, brain, sex organs, and immune system.  It also lowers your heart and breathing rates.  Lastly, it decreases blood flow to the limbs.  The “mellow” system also blocks the release of stress hormones like epinephrine, nor-epinephrine and adrenaline.  This system is crucial for everyday health.

Balance is the Key

Another important concept, as you’ve probably already figured out, is that these systems work opposite each other.  That is to say both cannot be on or off at the same time.  When the “mellow system” is turned up, it automatically turns down the “fight or flight” system.  Of course, the opposite is also true.  It’s important to realize your body requires both systems are necessary to stay healthy.  In the next few articles, I’ll detail each one including sings of over work, signs of deficiency and crucial nutrition vital to supporting their proper function.

Support Healthy Brain Function

If you’re too stressed, or too lazy, these may be signs of a serious imbalance between the “mellow” and “fight or flight” systems.  The right nutrition and enzymes can help both of these systems balance and work properly.  This is precisely what we do at Redmond Ridge Nutrition.  Through scientific testing based on sound medical principles, we can determine which system is out of balance.  Then we use the right dietary changes combined with the proper enzymes supplements to help that system work properly.

Are you always stressed out or exhausted?  Or are you lacking drive or motivation?  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.

Too Stressed
Too Stressed – Sympathetic dominance
too mellow
Too Mellow – Parasympathetic dominance