Bloating after certain foods? Foul smelling gas? Can’t eat anything it seems without stomach problems? Read on……


You don’t have to put on the white coat, but I’m going to ask YOU to be the doctor. You can relax; what I’m really going to do is to teach you a self examination test for the small intestine. You have heard of breast examinations; well, this one is for your small intestine. Dr. Godo, come on, the small intestine? Here’s why.

One of the major areas of interest in the field of medicine today is auto-immunity. The combined number of people with autoimmune diseases surpasses those with heart disease. Auto-immunity is a process where our own immune system attacks one or more glands. Why does the body attack itself? That’s a billion dollar question but more and more researchers are looking to the bowel as the gate-keeper or one of the first dominoes to fall as auto-immunity progresses.

Inflammation due to food sensitivities, poor diet, bacterial overgrowth, probiotic deficiencies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, and partially undigested proteins are all factors that weaken how the small intestine functions. It’s been my experience and that of many of my colleagues that if you support the bowel, you have a better chance of quieting down the immune system.

Even though the subject of the small intestines has a range of therapeutic possibilities, here are three questions we want to find the answer to: “Do you need supplements to support your small intestines? When should you supplement? And just as important, When should you stop supplementing?” To find the answer to these questions lab tests may be necessary, but let’s try this first.

Not only will it save you the expense of a lab test, it’s easy and effective. I’m talking about a self examination which uses the body as a biofeedback mechanism. It’s a test you can do at home. But first, let’s look at why it may be important. If there is malfunction in the bowel, anything from excess fermentation which causes bloating to tissue damage, the body will try to protect itself by tightening layers of muscles. Using reflex points, we want to look for tenderness or tight muscles in specific areas.

Here’s how to do the test. Lie down on your back with your knees slightly bent; find the umbilicus, which is a medical term for belly button. Now, in your mind visualize a circle 3-4 inches in diameter around the umbilicus. Use a 3 inch radius if you have a small frame and 4 inch radius if you are larger. Mentally, divide the circle in 4 quarters and slowly palpate each of the four quarters. We are looking for tenderness and superficial tension.

It is important to use your finger tips and apply pressure slowly and tenderly. Evaluate the tenderness level on a 1-10 scale for each quadrant. A score of ten represent extreme tenderness or pain. Dr. Godo, tenderness, what does that mean? Tenderness or discomfort represents dysfunction. The greater the tenderness, the greater the potential problem. Your response can tell you if something is not right in your gastrointestinal track. If you are bloated, there’s no such thing as an antacid deficiency. When you experience pain, there’s no such thing as a Motrin or aspirin deficiency. Something is amiss.

But what’s both interesting and exciting is your body knows what it needs. So we take the next step. By tasting different nutrients that feed or enhance the function of the small intestine the pain or tenderness will go away. The catch is that I can think of 20-25 nutrients that will facilitate the small intestines to work more efficiently. If you have a digestive issue, you may need probiotics or essential fatty acids. You may have a need for glutamine, hydrochloric acid or vitamin D. Here’s where Dr. Godo can help. Working together, Dr. Godo will have you taste different nutrients to discover which ones reduce the tenderness. Your response to each nutrient can help your clinician decide the best approach for your body. It is mind blowing to see how sensitive the body can be when we are asking the right questions.

Try this self examination. If you find discomfort or tenderness, ask Dr. Godo for help. The right nutritional support for your bowels can fix many problems and help build a stronger core to prevent disease and keep you healthy.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

Bloating after certain foods? Foul smelling gas? Can’t eat anything it seems without stomach problems? Read on……


You don’t have to put on the white coat, but I’m going to ask YOU to be the doctor. You can relax; what I’m really going to do is to teach you a self examination test for the small intestine. You have heard of breast examinations; well, this one is for your small intestine. Dr. Godo, come on, the small intestine? Here’s why.

One of the major areas of interest in the field of medicine today is auto-immunity. The combined number of people with autoimmune diseases surpasses those with heart disease. Auto-immunity is a process where our own immune system attacks one or more glands. Why does the body attack itself? That’s a billion dollar question but more and more researchers are looking to the bowel as the gate-keeper or one of the first dominoes to fall as auto-immunity progresses.

Inflammation due to food sensitivities, poor diet, bacterial overgrowth, probiotic deficiencies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, and partially undigested proteins are all factors that weaken how the small intestine functions. It’s been my experience and that of many of my colleagues that if you support the bowel, you have a better chance of quieting down the immune system.

Even though the subject of the small intestines has a range of therapeutic possibilities, here are three questions we want to find the answer to: “Do you need supplements to support your small intestines? When should you supplement? And just as important, When should you stop supplementing?” To find the answer to these questions lab tests may be necessary, but let’s try this first.

Not only will it save you the expense of a lab test, it’s easy and effective. I’m talking about a self examination which uses the body as a biofeedback mechanism. It’s a test you can do at home. But first, let’s look at why it may be important. If there is malfunction in the bowel, anything from excess fermentation which causes bloating to tissue damage, the body will try to protect itself by tightening layers of muscles. Using reflex points, we want to look for tenderness or tight muscles in specific areas.

Here’s how to do the test. Lie down on your back with your knees slightly bent; find the umbilicus, which is a medical term for belly button. Now, in your mind visualize a circle 3-4 inches in diameter around the umbilicus. Use a 3 inch radius if you have a small frame and 4 inch radius if you are larger. Mentally, divide the circle in 4 quarters and slowly palpate each of the four quarters. We are looking for tenderness and superficial tension.

It is important to use your finger tips and apply pressure slowly and tenderly. Evaluate the tenderness level on a 1-10 scale for each quadrant. A score of ten represent extreme tenderness or pain. Dr. Godo, tenderness, what does that mean? Tenderness or discomfort represents dysfunction. The greater the tenderness, the greater the potential problem. Your response can tell you if something is not right in your gastrointestinal track. If you are bloated, there’s no such thing as an antacid deficiency. When you experience pain, there’s no such thing as a Motrin or aspirin deficiency. Something is amiss.

But what’s both interesting and exciting is your body knows what it needs. So we take the next step. By tasting different nutrients that feed or enhance the function of the small intestine the pain or tenderness will go away. The catch is that I can think of 20-25 nutrients that will facilitate the small intestines to work more efficiently. If you have a digestive issue, you may need probiotics or essential fatty acids. You may have a need for glutamine, hydrochloric acid or vitamin D. Here’s where Dr. Godo can help. Working together, Dr. Godo will have you taste different nutrients to discover which ones reduce the tenderness. Your response to each nutrient can help your clinician decide the best approach for your body. It is mind blowing to see how sensitive the body can be when we are asking the right questions.

Try this self examination. If you find discomfort or tenderness, ask Dr. Godo for help. The right nutritional support for your bowels can fix many problems and help build a stronger core to prevent disease and keep you healthy.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

Bloating after certain foods? Foul smelling gas? Can’t eat anything it seems without stomach problems? Read on……


You don’t have to put on the white coat, but I’m going to ask YOU to be the doctor. You can relax; what I’m really going to do is to teach you a self examination test for the small intestine. You have heard of breast examinations, well, this one is for your small intestine. Dr. Godo, come on, the small intestine? Here’s why.

One of the major areas of interest in the field of medicine today is autoimmunity. The combined number of people with autoimmune diseases surpasses those with heart disease. Autoimmunity is a process where our own immune system attacks one or more glands. Why does the body attack itself? That’s a billion dollar question but more and more researchers are looking to the bowel as the gate keeper or one of the first dominoes to fall as autoimmunity progresses.

Inflammation due to food sensitivities, poor diet, bacterial overgrowth, probiotic deficiencies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, and partially undigested proteins are all factors that weaken how the small intestine functions. It’s been my experience and that of many of my colleagues that if you support the bowel, you have a better chance of quieting down the immune system.

Even though the subject of the small intestines has a range of therapeutic possibilities, here are three questions we want to find the answer to. “Do you need supplements to support your small intestines? When should you supplement? And just as important, When should you stop supplementing?” To find the answer to these questions lab tests may be necessary, but let’s try this first.

Not only will it save you the expense of a lab test, it’s easy and effective. I’m talking about a self examination which uses the body as a biofeedback mechanism. It’s a test you can do at home. But first, let’s look at why it may be important. If there is malfunction in the bowel, anything from excess fermentation which causes bloating to tissue damage, the body will try to protect itself by tightening layers of muscles. Using reflex points, we want to look for tenderness or tight muscles in specific areas.

Here’s how to do the test. Lie down on your back with your knees slightly bent; find the umbilicus, which is a medical term for belly button. Now, in your mind visualize a circle 3-4 inches in diameter around the umbilicus. Use a 3 inch radius if you have a small frame and 4 inch radius if you are larger. Mentally, divide the circle in 4 quarters and slowly palpate each of the four quarters. We are looking for tenderness and superficial tension.

It is important to use your finger tips and apply pressure slowly and tenderly. Evaluate the tenderness level on a 1-10 scale for each quadrant. A score of ten represent extreme tenderness or pain. Joe, tenderness, what does that mean? Tenderness or discomfort represents dysfunction. The greater the tenderness, the greater the potential problem. Your response can tell you if something is not right in your gastrointestinal track. If you are bloated, there’s no such thing as an antacid deficiency. When you experience pain, there’s no such thing as a Motrin or aspirin deficiency. Something is amiss.

But what’s both interesting and exciting is your body knows what it needs. So we take the next step. By tasting different nutrients that feed or enhance the function of the small intestine the pain or tenderness will go away. The catch is that I can think of 20-25 nutrients that will facilitate the small intestines to work more efficiently. If you have a digestive issue, you may need probiotics or essential fatty acids. You may have a need for glutamine, hydrochloric acid or vitamin D. Here’s where Dr. Godo can help. Working together, Dr. Godo will have you taste different nutrients to discover which ones reduce the tenderness. Your response to each nutrient can help your clinician decide the best approach for your body. It is mind blowing to see how sensitive the body can be when we are asking the right questions.

Try this self examination. If you find discomfort or tenderness, ask Dr. Godo for help. The right nutritional support for your bowels can fix many problems and help build a stronger core to prevent disease and keep you healthy.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

 

Bloating after certain foods? Foul smelling gas? Can’t eat anything it seems without stomach problems? Read on……


You don’t have to put on the white coat, but I’m going to ask YOU to be the doctor. You can relax; what I’m really going to do is to teach you a self examination test for the small intestine. You have heard of breast examinations, well, this one is for your small intestine. Dr. Godo, come on, the small intestine? Here’s why.

One of the major areas of interest in the field of medicine today is autoimmunity. The combined number of people with autoimmune diseases surpasses those with heart disease. Autoimmunity is a process where our own immune system attacks one or more glands. Why does the body attack itself? That’s a billion dollar question but more and more researchers are looking to the bowel as the gate keeper or one of the first dominoes to fall as autoimmunity progresses.

Inflammation due to food sensitivities, poor diet, bacterial overgrowth, probiotic deficiencies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, and partially undigested proteins are all factors that weaken how the small intestine functions. It’s been my experience and that of many of my colleagues that if you support the bowel, you have a better chance of quieting down the immune system.

Even though the subject of the small intestines has a range of therapeutic possibilities, here are three questions we want to find the answer to. “Do you need supplements to support your small intestines? When should you supplement? And just as important, When should you stop supplementing?” To find the answer to these questions lab tests may be necessary, but let’s try this first.

Not only will it save you the expense of a lab test, it’s easy and effective. I’m talking about a self examination which uses the body as a biofeedback mechanism. It’s a test you can do at home. But first, let’s look at why it may be important. If there is malfunction in the bowel, anything from excess fermentation which causes bloating to tissue damage, the body will try to protect itself by tightening layers of muscles. Using reflex points, we want to look for tenderness or tight muscles in specific areas.

Here’s how to do the test. Lie down on your back with your knees slightly bent; find the umbilicus, which is a medical term for belly button. Now, in your mind visualize a circle 3-4 inches in diameter around the umbilicus. Use a 3 inch radius if you have a small frame and 4 inch radius if you are larger. Mentally, divide the circle in 4 quarters and slowly palpate each of the four quarters. We are looking for tenderness and superficial tension.

It is important to use your finger tips and apply pressure slowly and tenderly. Evaluate the tenderness level on a 1-10 scale for each quadrant. A score of ten represent extreme tenderness or pain. Joe, tenderness, what does that mean? Tenderness or discomfort represents dysfunction. The greater the tenderness, the greater the potential problem. Your response can tell you if something is not right in your gastrointestinal track. If you are bloated, there’s no such thing as an antacid deficiency. When you experience pain, there’s no such thing as a Motrin or aspirin deficiency. Something is amiss.

But what’s both interesting and exciting is your body knows what it needs. So we take the next step. By tasting different nutrients that feed or enhance the function of the small intestine the pain or tenderness will go away. The catch is that I can think of 20-25 nutrients that will facilitate the small intestines to work more efficiently. If you have a digestive issue, you may need probiotics or essential fatty acids. You may have a need for glutamine, hydrochloric acid or vitamin D. Here’s where Dr. Godo can help. Working together, Dr. Godo will have you taste different nutrients to discover which ones reduce the tenderness. Your response to each nutrient can help your clinician decide the best approach for your body. It is mind blowing to see how sensitive the body can be when we are asking the right questions.

Try this self examination. If you find discomfort or tenderness, ask Dr. Godo for help. The right nutritional support for your bowels can fix many problems and help build a stronger core to prevent disease and keep you healthy.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

 

Healthy Bacteria & Immune System Health


“Some researchers believe many degenerative disease like Type II diabetes & some types of cancer are the result of a dysfunctional immune system.”

When a topic catches my attention, I attend conferences, pour over research papers and trace references until I have satisfied my intellectual lust for information. Such is the case on the topic of autoimmunity and the work of Dr. Alex Vasquez.

Autoimmunity, a condition in which our own immune system attacks other bodily systems, is one of the most rapidly growing conditions of our time. As we age there is a natural progression of our immune system. It changes and moves toward degrees of autoimmunity.

Some researchers believe that many of the degenerative diseases we contract like Type II diabetes and some types of cancer are the result of a skewed or dysfunctional immune system. Selfishly we want to be aware of the factors which modulate or encourage a balance of our immune system.

Starting with the basics, Dr. Vasquez, a physician on the forefront of Wellness, brings to light some very interesting benefits of probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics. Probiotics are the healthy bacteria in our bowel, prebiotics are foods that feed the bacteria and synbiotics are combinations of probiotics and prebiotics.

Did you know that “diet” profoundly affects probiotic flora in the gut? We know that sugar and refined starches can create an environment that “limit” healthy flora. But according to Dr.Vasquez, food can be an “accelerator” for healthy bacteria.

Most people think of food in terms of taste. Some consider the types of calories they are ingesting. A rare individual may consider a food’s vitamin/mineral content. But to think that food can enhance probiotic growth is an idea most of us have never thought of.

Although the human body, consists of about 100 trillion cells, there are as many as ten times more microorganisms in our intestines. Over 95% of the bacteria in the gut are anaerobes. Directly, we can only supplement aerobic bacteria, but by eating more plant based foods and taking the right supplements, we can create an environment to let bacteria “intercreate.”

Plant based foods support healthy probiotics. There is a cross feeding that takes place. As elements interact, they can have an anti-inflammatory and a barrier strengthening effect on the gut. And here’s something I find both interesting and amazing. Healthy bacterial flora can “modify” the food we eat into a more viable or bioavailable form, which means nutrients are absorbed more readily.

We commonly think of probiotics flora as protection. For example, our flora can modify or change methylmercury, a highly absorbable toxin found in fish, and demethylate it into an inorganic form that is far less bioavailable. But bacteria in the gut actually modify many of the phytochemical agents in plants to make them more bio-available.

Some nutrients in foods are either non-absorbable in their natural state or they are not in their active forms. Once they are acted upon by the enzymatic activities of healthy bacteria, they can be utilized by the body. Probiotics can stimulate the conversion of the “inactive” nutrients from plant based food into “active” substances with anti-cancer properties. This modification process not only protects us but helps create an environment that facilitates a stronger immune system.

Hope this will inspire you to get off the refined foods and consume a higher percentage of plant based foods. Eating more plant based food could mean you might need to discover new ways to shop for food and maybe even new ways to prepare food. But eating healthier is a major component for wellness.

Also talk to Dr. Godo about probiotics. He will know which probiotic is best for you and which probiotic contains active healthy bacterial flora. Dr. Godo can help you with dosage, monitor your progress and even offer suggestions that will help you improve your diet.

We truly are living in exciting times that we can see the interconnectedness and interdependence of the human body. Conditions like autoimmune disease may be on the rise, but by practicing Wellness principles and living a Wellness lifestyle, you can stay healthy and live life to its fullest.

Dr. Jason Godo

GoToGodo.com