Pregnancy: Back Pain Help!

Backache Relief During Pregnancy

Lower back aches are a common problem for moms-to-be.  My friend and colleague, Dr. Cara Hartman, has some helpful advice. Watch today’s short video, and contact your wellness clinician to get the kind of pre-natal care you need.

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Dr. Jason Godo, DC, RN

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Back Surgery “Alternative”

No Surgery Wellness Alternative

Dennis was in considerable pain, his MRI showed a ruptured area between vertebrae in his lower back, and he was destined for surgery. That was before he contacted his wellness clinician. He learned how surgery could have severe adverse effects for the long term.

Getting the right medical advice is not always easy. Watch today’s short video as Dennis shares how he came to a wellness care decision, the therapy he experienced and how he is doing today.

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Dr. Jason Godo, DC, RN

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Stop Joint Pain – For Good

Knees, wrists, ankles, fingers, shoulders, neck, hips…

Almost all people over the age of 40 have some pathological changes in their weight-bearing joints, and osteoarthritis becomes universal by age 70. This is a HUGE problem.

If you (or someone you know) are experiencing any joint problems, watch today’s short video on a nutrient that can stop joint pain and rebuild those knees, ankles, hands and shoulders.

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Dr. Jason Godo DC

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The Healthy Green Drink

“I think you will find these drinks will increase your energy, effectiveness and perhaps add quality to your personal evening.

One of the greatest blessings in my life is that I get to work closely with amazing staff and holistic practitioners to discover non-pharmalogical approaches to better health. For the last month a MD colleague who has amazing skin, health, and energy has been making an 8 ounce green drink in the afternoon and shares the info with me. Of course, I am a big fan of alkalizing the body with fruits, vegetables and supplements.NitroGreens

Here’s how she makes her afternoon green drink. She uses a NutriBullet blender, fills half of it with prewashed organic greens, usually a mixture of dark greens like kale and spinach. She adds one medium size carrot, a stalk of celery, one and a half cups of water or almond milk, 1/2 of a frozen banana, and 1-2 scoops of an organic green supplement called NitroGreens. One scoop for one person and 2 scoops for 2 people.

She feels that the right amount of water is important. If it’s too thin it doesn’t have that satiety factor. Everyone has their own thickness preference. Sometimes she will add a tablespoon of Mixed EFAs which is an oil blend from sesame seeds, walnuts, hazelnuts and apricots. Sometimes,she adds a couple of scoops of isolated whey protein, but always a few veggies and the NitroGreens.

Now here’s what is interesting. I have a pretty clean diet. I eat well and take the appropriate supplements. So, I feel really good most of the time. But after two or 3 weeks of those afternoon veggie cocktails, I began to notice a subtle shift in energy, mood and mental clarity. It didn’t WOW me, but now I get really perky when I hear that blender going because I feel a difference when I drink the drinks.

You can make your own green drinks with ingredients from your local grocer and by adding NitroGreens. NitroGreens is made from organic heirloom seeds. Some are sprouted like kale, broccoli and cauliflower. The grass seeds like barley, wheat, kamut, oat and alfalfa are grown and then juiced. Also, beets and carrots are grown and juiced. The grasses are harvested early to make sure they are gluten free, non GMO and pesticide free.

Dr. Abbas Qutab designed NitroGreens to increase nitric oxide naturally. Dr. Qutab understands the value of organic greens as detoxifiers and metal chelators. NitroGreens mixed alone may be a little strong for some people but by cutting the dose and by adding fruits and vegetables it goes to a whole new level.

NitroGreensThe list of drinks is endless based on your taste and the availability of fruits and veggies in season. Some people have added organic nut butters, avocado, even organic chocolate to the vegetable cocktails for variety. For simplicity, I add one scoop of NitroGreens to organic vanilla flavored almond milk with one organic banana in the NutriBullet.

I think you will find these drinks will increase your energy, effectiveness and perhaps add quality to your personal evening. I know when I am less stressed either physically or emotionally, my personal times at home are more vibrant. When I get overwhelmed at whatever the task and don’t eat right, my evenings seem shorter.

You can purchase NitroGreens through Dr. Godo’s office or at the website below. Give NitroGreens a try, and begin to develop your own favorite blends. Find your favorite ingredients and every afternoon you will look forward to hearing the sound of the blender too.

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Nutrient Testing For Low Back Pain Relief

“A simple in office technique for assessing nutrient deficiencies has produced dramatic results by identifying nutrients that provide lower back pain relief.”

Thirty-one million Americans experience low back pain at any given time. Maybe you know what it feels like when your lower back goes out. The pain ranges from mild to unbearable and for many people the pain is chronic.

How do muscles in the back work? The muscles come in pairs to stabilize the spine. If one of the pairs is weak, the other muscle often goes into spasm. The spasm is actually a good thing as it safeguards the spine by making sure overextension is not an option. The weak muscles can be strengthened or “turned on” with the use of a low potency B vitamin. By strengthening the weak muscle, the opposing muscle will “turn off.” In other words, the spasm will stop.

One way to evaluate whether you have nutrient deficiencies is to do a series of “flexibility” or “range of motion” tests. Dr. Godo may have you taste a low potency phosphoralated B complex like Bio-B 100 and retest your range of motion. Each tablet of Bio-B 100 supplies 1/3 of the RDA so we are really talking about a low dose.

Tasting the nutrient causes a neurological response and temporarily will signal the muscle to strengthen when a deficiency exists. When the muscle strengthens, the corresponding muscle in spasm relaxes and allows for a greater range of motion.

For some people, supplementing a low dose of B vitamins has produced dramatic results. Remember B vitamins are depleted with stress and excess carbohydrate ingestion. Know anybody that is under stress and consumes excess carbohydrates? This strategy has been a real godsend to me personally, in the past. Chiropractic adjustments help considerably, but if I get stressed out and don’t take care of myself as I should, my low back gets tender. But when I use Bio-B 100 my tender back pain is relieved.

Now of course we can use chondro-protective agents like glucosamine or chondroitin sulfates to feed the joints and connective tissue; but remember, those agents are more for joint repair. However here, we are focusing on the muscles.

There is another class of nutrients which also affects a different set of muscles regarding back pain. Dr. George Goodheart in the late 60’s and early 70’s found that vitamin E and to a lesser degree probiotics can sometimes have a profound effect on lower body muscles and hips that support the low back. He went a step further and found that sometimes the body wants a low dose vitamin E and sometimes a higher dose.

How do we know which supplement to use? That’s where the range of motion test comes into play. Dr. Godo will measure your range of motion, noting the muscles with greatest limitation. During the test, you will taste different types of vitamin E or B Complex or other supplements to determine which one increases your flexibility and range of motion. When nutrients are tasted we activate sensory receptors which feed into the brain and cause a feed back into the spinal cord and ultimately the muscle responds. There is literally a neurological response to taste.

Generally Dr. Godo has you schedule a separate session to do this type of testing. It takes time to do the range of motion tests and then to taste the different nutrients and retest.

A colleague, Dr. Walter Schmidt was teaching a class in Florida on this very subject. One of the chiropractors attending had a husband with severe back pain. Regardless of the number of times she adjusted him, he was in constant pain and had been for several years. Once she learned about the range of motion “nutrient testing,” she tested him in the hotel room and found what worked for him. He came up to Dr. Schmidt later the next day bending and twisting like a teenager, but here’s the good part… no pain.

I can’t promise everyone will get such dramatic results; but if you have low back pain, schedule a “range of motion” test with Dr. Godo. Discovering which nutrient deficiency is linked to your back pain could be the answer for you.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC