Scoliosis- Chiropractic offers an alternative

While scoliosis is harmless when it is minor, a major curve can cause chronic pain, and even organ problems.  A scoliosis as an abnormal sideways curve in the spine.  Additionally, it is more common in women, and develops during adolescence.  Sadly, the no one really understands the cause.  However, strong research shows chiropractic care as a viable option for treatment.

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Before I continue, let me give you some real statistics about scoliosis in America.  This malady is the most common spinal deformity in school-age children. (Chiro & Osteo. 2005). Additionally, experts estimate the number of cases in the United States as greater than 4 million. (National Scoliosis Foundation) Childhood scoliosis leads to 442,900 office visits, 133,300 hospital visits, and 17,500 emergency room visits. (HCUP-AHRQ 2011). And surprisingly, surgeons perform about 29,000 surgeries on adolescents every year in the United States to fix this major problem. (WJO 2015)

Scoliosis can be Serious

In addition to serious problems with breathing, heart health and digestive health (Mayo Clinic), over 63% of patients with scoliosis suffer from chronic back pain.  However, research shows that spinal corrections provide a cost-effective viable solution.  As a result, there is no need to let your child suffer needlessly.   In fact, the sooner you take action, the easier it is to fix.  There even comes a point in time where we can’t fix it.  Lastly, if this condition gets bad enough, it can hinder lung and heart function.  When this happens, surgery to place steel rods along the spine to brace it in place may be your child’s only option.  Sadly, sometimes these titanium rods can even break.

So, how can you tell if your child has a scoliosis?  Furthermore, how can you tell how bad it is? Actually, we look at X-rays.  Specifically, we look at the angle of bend in the spine.  This is called the “Cobbs Angle.”  This will tell me how severe your scoliosis is.  From there I can determine if you’re a good candidate for care, or if surgery is your only option.  If you already have X-Rays, I can look them over to see if I can help you.  If you don’t have a picture, I can order them after a thorough examination.

A Combined Approach for Better Results

If you are a good candidate for care, I will perform a thorough examination, and develop a comprehensive treatment plan.  With our unique combination of traditional or low-force spinal corrections with the right home-care exercise program, we have a good chance of correcting your child’s scoliosis.  However, it’s important to remember that the longer the problem is there, the harder it is to correct.  So, if you suspect your child has this problem, it’s important to evaluate and treat it right away.  If you’re not a good candidate, I will refer you to the right specialists.

Are you concerned about your child’s spinal health? Do they suffer from chronic back pain?  Or perhaps you’re worried about the long-term complications.  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 look over your child’s x-rays to help me determine if they 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 of corporate hospitals, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation

Scoliosis
Scoliosis

 

Infertility, The Silent Epidemic

Infertility, The Silent Epidemic – We hear a lot about man chronic diseases.  These problems include diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer and heart disease.  While they are important and on the rise, another issue that remains silent.  According to the National Center for Health Statistics, fertility rates are steadily decreasing over the years.  In fact, it has been decreasing steadily over the past decade.

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Infertility, the unknown problem.  Of course, there are many reasons for the decline.  Some are social, others economic, but still others are health related.  Since this is a wellness publication, this article will focus on the health-related issues.

Whenever a women comes into my office for a consult wanting support for healthy fertility, I end up asking the same question.  “Where’s your husband?”  The woman always looks shocked.  Once the initial surprise wears off, I explain how it takes two to make a child.  Unfortunately, when there is a problem procreating, the woman usually ends up seeking help.  However, the problem may not lie with her.  In fact, this next statistic will surprise you.

Did you know that the average sperm count in America is steadily falling?  According to an article in the New York Times, decreasing sperm count is a 50-year-old problem.  Sadly, there are many reasons for this.  The main ones include stress and diet.  The food we eat is higher in estrogen.  In males, estrogen decreases fertility.  Of course, this includes a decline in sperm production.

Stress and Infertility

Yet another reason for decreased fertility in both men and women is stress.  The chronic stress you live in today keeps stress hormones in your system much longer than intended.  These hormones aid your body in an emergency situation; fight or flight.  Because of this, these hormones take energy away from systems.  Why?  Because these systems don’t play a role in immediate survival.  Reproduction and digestion are just a few of those functions.  In fact, these hormones not only decrease fertility, but libido as well.

In women, the problem is two-fold.  The drastic combination of a low-fat diet paired with high estrogen levels in food causes a two-pronged problem.  The high estrogen diet works like a mild form of birth control.  In fact, many birth control pills work in a similar way by boosting estrogen levels, progesterone levels, or both.  Meanwhile, your female hormones are made from healthy fats.  So, by eating a low-fat diet, you are depriving your body of the raw materials it needs for healthy fertility.

The Right Enzymes

While enzyme supplements do not diagnose or treat disease, they can help your body work properly.  This includes nutritional support for healthy sperm production, hormone production, or even healthy stress hormone levels.  This first step is to conduct scientific tests based on sound medical principles.  These tests help us to identify the actual source of stress.  This can range from endocrine stress, an overactive stress response, or even the inability to digest, absorb and use certain types of foods needed for healthy sperm and hormone production.  Once we identify the source of stress, the right dietary changes paired with specific high-quality enzyme supplements may help your body work properly to support healthy fertility.

Are you having trouble starting a family?  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.

Infertility
Infertility is on the rise in America

PMS and Water Retention

PMS and Water Retention – I had a question from a listener of my radio show.  Her question was “I thought PMS was a water retention problem, not a protein problem.”   Water retention is a symptom of PMS, but not the actual problem.

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PMS and Water Retention – Yes water retention can be a common symptom of PMS and there are two reasons for it.  I’ll give you those reasons in a second, but to be clear water retention doesn’t cause PMS, it is a symptom of PMS.  The cause of PMS is a protein deficiency which essentially robs the cycle of the calcium it needs to carry out in a healthy manner.  Here are the reasons for water retention:

The most common cause of PMs and water retention is hormonal changes and imbalance due to the increase of estrogen that starts slowly in the premenstrual stage and is excessive in the follicular stage.  The luteal stage sees the estrogen diminish and progesterone increase which maintains an imbalance. This causes fluid to be retained in the feet, hand, legs and abdomen.  Another cause of water retention is the dehydration that can occur before and during the period but mostly before.  Women often do not drink enough water in these stages of the cycle. Dehydration always leads to water retention as the body tries to keep what it has. Finally if a woman has high sodium this will increase the fluid retention.

Diet is Key

Diet is a big factor in water retention during menstruation because of the many properties in food to retain or expel fluid and how you eat is as important as what you eat. Things to avoid include refined sugar. Avoid simple carbohydrates in favor of complex carbohydrates.  There should be plenty of fiber and lean protein as well. It is recommended that smaller meals be eaten 4-5 times a day instead of three large meals. Additionally, eat foods that have a lot of iron. It is also important to eat foods that have high amounts of water so that this fluid can help the kidneys to flush out all the fluid in the body. These foods include berries, watermelon, cucumbers and lettuce.  And where should your fiber come from – you’ve heard me say it a million times – FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.

Our Approach

While we don’t treat diseases (including PMS and water retention), we do support healthy menstrual function.  This of course includes supporting a healthy cycle.  If the cycle is healthy, and has all of the vital nutrients it needs, it is much less likely to cause problems.  We accomplish this with a comprehensive approach.  First, chiropractic care can help maintain healthy nerve flow to the organs.  This helps those organs work properly.  Next, with the right combination of diet and enzyme supplements we can support healthy protein and calcium digestion, absorption and use.  Typically we will focus on protein, however each case is different.  For that reason we only make recommendations after scientific testing based on sound medical principles.

Do you suffer from severe symptoms from your cycle?  Does it affect your work, family life or active lifestyle?  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.

PMS and Water Retention
PMS and Water Retention

DAWC 038 Protein and PMS

Protein and PMS –

Protein and PMS – this is part two of the women’s health series of Dr. Andy’s Wellness Corner.   In this airing, Dr. Andy reviews the female cycle.  Then he goes into different approaches aimed at women’s health.  These include medical, natural and enzyme nutrition.  As promised, he also lists the most popular supplements used for supporting healthy women’s function.  Additionally, he includes side effects, effectiveness and contraindications.  He quickly reviews the medical approach and then delves into enzyme nutrition.

In this episode, Dr. Andy focuses on the enzyme nutrition approach to supporting a healthy pain-free cycle.  In fact, he delves into the importance of protein and calcium, which are often overlooked.  Furthermore, he ties everything together with an example showing how protein and calcium problems cause a host of health issues.  Lastly, he shows how this can be a better approach to supporting health over diagnosing and treating disease.

In the last part of this broadcast, Dr. Andy talks about political moves by the drug companies.  These drug companies classify health issues as a disease to gain a monopoly over their treatment.   At the same time, the promote it as a community service.  Learn how this sneaky trick hinders your rights and access to alternative forms of health care.  Also learn why it has no impact on how I use enzyme nutrition to help your body work the way it’s supposed to.

About Dr. Andy

After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer. 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?  Give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Protein and PMS
Protein and PMS – protein and calcium are the key to a healthy cycle

This episode originally aired on 03/09/2017.

PMS is a Protein Problem…

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PMS – Are you like millions of other women who suffer from ailments related to your monthly cycle?  Do these problems become so severe they interfere with your work, play and family life?  It’s important to remember that you’re not alone.  In fact premenstrual syndrome affects millions of women worldwide.  In fact imbalances in women’s health can cause a wide range of symptoms including PMS.  These include crying spells, headaches, bloating, bowel problems, back pain, mood swings, irritability, depression or feeling down, and even severe cramping.  And that’s just naming a few.

Unfortunately, modern medicine really doesn’t have an answer to PMS.  Well, actually they do, it’s to cover up the symptoms with medication.  Beyond that they have no answers.  But what if I told you the key to supporting a healthy cycle?

The Key to a Healthy Cycle

So here it is, I’m going to tell you the key to a healthy cycle.  Of course when your cycle is healthy, you will not suffer the common symptoms of PreMenstrual Syndrome, or PMS.   Well, the key is calcium.  A healthy cycle actually requires calcium.  But wait, I know what you’re thinking.  I’m headed right over to the supplement store to pick up some calcium.  It’s good for bone health too.  Before you head out, understand that women who supplement with calcium are five times more likely to suffer from dementia or stroke.  You also increase your risk of cancer.  In fact the best way to get calcium is from your diet.

But you want to be more proactive about supporting a healthy cycle, to reduce the odds of PMS.  What do you implement?  Well, the answer is actually protein.  Why?  Because calcium is carried by protein.  So another important way to support a healthy cycle is to increase your protein intake.  However, be careful with soy.  Soy has chemicals in it that bind with estrogen receptors.  This can worsen your symptoms.  But what if your body has trouble digesting, absorbing or using protein?

Our Approach

While we don’t treat diseases (including PMS), we do support healthy menstrual function.  This of course includes supporting a healthy cycle.  If the cycle is healthy, and has all of the vital nutrients it needs, it is much less likely to cause problems.  We accomplish this with a comprehensive approach.  First, chiropractic care can help maintain healthy nerve flow to the organs.  This helps those organs work properly.  Next, with the right combination of diet and enzyme supplements we can support healthy protein and calcium digestion, absorption and use.  Typically we will focus on protein, however each case is different.  For that reason we only make recommendations after scientific testing based on sound medical principles.

Do you suffer from severe symptoms from your cycle?  Does it affect your work, family life or active lifestyle?  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.

PMS can bring life to a halt.
PMS can really hurt. Let us help support a healthy cycle.

Healthy Fats Women’s Health

Healthy Fats Women’s Health

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Healthy Fats Women’s Health.  Now I know this is going to be an odd topic.  After all, what woman wants to hear about fat?  However, fat is an essential component of many hormones that help your cycle run smoothly.  They can also greatly impact fertility, comfort during your cycle, and even menopausal and post-menopausal symptoms.  So if you’re a female concerned about women’s health then the right fats are crucial to your diet.

When a woman’s chemistry is out of balance, it can lead to a whole host of problems.  In fact they can range from headaches, brain fog, mood swings, irritability, cramping and even changes in discharge.   If you’re in your menopausal years, these we can also add fever, confusion and hot flashes to the mix.  Sometimes they even force you to miss work, play or family time.  When this happens, many of you turn to medications or hormone replacement.  And while they can provide relief, they have some serious complications.  In fact, these complications can even lead to cancer.  The other problem is that many health care providers will try to get the right ratio of hormones, ignoring that they may be elevating all hormones to an unhealthy level.

Our Approach

The health of your cycle and reproductive organs is a direct result of your ability to digest, absorb and use healthy fats. And while I don’t diagnose or treat any disease (including PMS or menopause), I can help support healthy fat digestion, absorption and use. And of course this, in turn, promotes a healthy female 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 the women’s health? Do you spend hours or days at home waiting for your problems to subside? 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.

Healthy Fats Women's Health
Healthy Fats Women’s Health go hand in hand