From Fatigue… To Fantastic


For those suffering from fatigue, muscle soreness, stiffness and related medical complications, the relief can be life changing.”

It’s all about energy. Think about it, almost everything in life comes down to  energy. Every day we need energy for relationships, our careers, and certainly for enjoyment. At the micro level, our brains are energy dependent; and if energy supplies are low, brain fog, confusion, or apathy become dominant. Our immune system is energy driven. It takes a lot of energy to fight infection and maintain the vigilance of health. Add the toxins of 21st Century living that our bodies must isolate, repackage, and eliminate before they cause harm, and yes… it all takes energy.

We need energy to transport the nutrients we digest, and then absorb needed fuel into cell membranes. Cells need energy to repair, rebuild, and reproduce. If our cells don’t have the necessary energy, our muscles won’t work right; and we may experience cramping or pain.

Certainly one of our most vital muscles, the heart, won’t work right either. That’s why Cardiologists Steven Sinatra and James Roberts in their book Reverse Heart Disease Now have named four key nutrients as the “the awesome foursome” in cardiovascular disease. They are Co-enzyme Q 10, Magnesium, L-Carnitine, and D-Ribose. Awesome Foursome, I love it, but what is so interesting about the Big Four is that they are all about energy production.

Of course the authors suggest the use of a high quality multiple vitamin/mineral and EFAs (essential fatty acids-fish, flax, borage oils) for foundational support, but the “Awesome Foursome” are the key raw materials necessary to transport energy within cells for metabolism. Here’s the word picture Dr. Sinatra uses to describe this process. Ribose helps fill the body’s gas tank; CoQ and L-carnitine help the body convert fuel to energy; and like the spark plug which is central to both processes, magnesium turns on the enzymes that drive the entire metabolic reaction.

But here is what happens: infections, excess stress, trauma, or even the process of aging itself can create deficits. Eating a dead devitalized diet can further weaken us. You may have heard the term “downhill syndrome” in reference to chronic illness.

As energy levels fall, the underlying illness tends to gain an even stronger foothold in your body. And as your immune system struggles harder and harder to fight the spreading illness, your body’s ability to produce energy is stretched to its limit, resulting in even lower energy levels than before. Over time, this allows the underlying illness to become chronic, wreaking havoc on your body.

So, the worse your illness gets, the more your body’s ability to produce energy is taxed, and the more your body’s ability to produce energy is taxed, the worse your illness gets. It becomes a vicious cycle that is almost impossible to break. By supplying Ribose, we can provide the raw materials to jump start the body and break the cycle.

111412_1554_Amazing31Bo1.pngHere’s what Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., author of the bestselling book From Fatigued to Fantastic says about D-Ribose: “Not having enough Ribose in your body is like trying to build a fire without kindling–nothing happens. Ribose is a unique and powerful addition to our complement of metabolic therapies. For those suffering from fatigue, muscle soreness, stiffness, and a host of related medical complications, the relief can be life changing. I’d recommend it be used in all Chronic Fatigue Syndrome cases, fibromyalgia, and cardiac patients as well as athletes.”

There can be many factors that cause low energy. Working with Dr. Godo could give you the jump start you need to break the cycle. Ask Dr. Godo about D-Ribose and other natural therapies that improve your body’s energy production. If you suffer from chronic fatigue or you just need a little extra “Ummph” for your workout or exercise class, D-Ribose is a natural and safe nutrient that I use and highly recommend.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com/

Is Snoring Keeping You Awake?


“I must confess I was pretty skeptical; however after 3 days, my wife said my “snoring” was gone.”

Do you Snore? You might say “never” or, “maybe” or, “How would I know, I’m asleep.” If we asked your mate, they will definitely have the answer. A couple was in the office last week, and here’s what the husband said. “My wife says I am a puffer. Kind of a … (puff a few times) is that annoying? But even as a puffer, sometimes I keep my wife awake because she is such a light sleeper.”

Wellness Minute Transcript Snoring 13

So as innocuous as a little puffing may seem, it can cause some serious discomfort in your mate’s sleep and ultimately how they function the next day. But let’s look at snoring as one of the clues we can use to identify the need to live a healthier lifestyle.

A September 2008, study in the journal “Sleep” showed “Heavy snoring to be an independent risk factor for early carotid atherosclerosis. The study is rather technical but here’s the short version. 110 people were categorized as mild, moderate, or heavy snorers in a sleep laboratory. Two researchers were blinded to the snoring history of each subject and listened to a sound signal from a room microphone. Each individual snore was  manually scored and a snore index was created based on snores per hour of sleep.

Participants were placed into one of 3 groups: 0-25% was defined as no snoring to mild snoring; 25-50%, moderate snoring; more than 50%., heavy snoring. Here’s what the authors had to say about heavy snoring: “Our data clearly demonstrates that heavy snoring is an independent risk factor for early carotid atherosclerosis which may progress to be associated with the development of stroke, representing a major cause of morbidity and mortality.”

You might be thinking, could my snoring or my spouse’s snoring be that serious? What about mild snoring? Should I be concerned? What about the baby boomers who want to function at peak mental capacity. Snoring may be the motivation for you or your spouse to finally decide to get healthy, real healthy.

Let’s face it, nobody wants to change. But if the carrot is big enough, all of us will travel in uncharted waters. The risk of atherosclerotic plague, compromised healthy brain function, and possible stroke as well as the behavioral and interpersonal issues of snoring may be strong enough reason to take action.

So what are some of the natural things you can do to help reduce snoring? From a physical therapy point of view, anything that can increase muscle control in the throat and soft palate will help. Singing, especially employing throat warm-up exercises used by professional singers, will strengthen lax muscles. Done 30 minutes a day, throat exercises can be a cost-effective snore-reducer for people and even help mild to moderate sleep apnea.

Wellness Minute Transcript Snoring 13bFrom a nutritional point of view, a friend and colleague Dr. Brian Sandborn shared with me a little remedy. To reduce snoring, try taking L-Carnitine. He uses one tsp which is 3 grams of L-Carnitine before bed. L -Carnitine has many functions, but one of its principle roles is to mobilize fat. The word picture that I like is that Carnitine is like a fork lift carrying fat into the energy part of the cell called the mitochondria where the fat can be burned.

I decided to try it for the patient’s puffing.  Because it is tart, I had him mix it with about 3 ounces of fruit juice and 6 ounces of water. I must confess I was pretty skeptical; however after 3 days, his wife said his puffing was gone.

L-Carnitine and vitamin C is just one strategy. Ask Dr. Godo about L-Carnitine and other ways to reduce snoring. But remember, therapies that work for one person may not work as well for another. We are all biochemically unique. That’s why your individualized approach with Dr. Godo is so valuable. He can help you assess strategies that work for you. Ask for help. Your spouse will sleep better, you’ll reduce serious risk factors, and you’ll be healthier.I just saw Dr. Sandborn a few weeks ago and he reminded me that Carnitine is made from Lysine if adequate vitamin C is present. So whenever you supplement with Carnitine, make sure you are getting sufficient vitamin C.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

http://www.GetBiotics.com/DrGodo    Discount Code: “DFILC501”

 

Is Snoring Keeping You Awake?


“I must confess I was pretty skeptical; however after 3 days, my wife said my “snoring” was gone.”

Do you Snore? You might say “never” or, “maybe” or, “How would I know, I’m asleep.” If we asked your mate, they will definitely have the answer. A couple was in the office last week, and here’s what the husband said. “My wife says I am a puffer. Kind of a … (puff a few times) is that annoying? But even as a puffer, sometimes I keep my wife awake because she is such a light sleeper.”

Wellness Minute Transcript Snoring 13

So as innocuous as a little puffing may seem, it can cause some serious discomfort in your mate’s sleep and ultimately how they function the next day. But let’s look at snoring as one of the clues we can use to identify the need to live a healthier lifestyle.

A September 2008, study in the journal “Sleep” showed “Heavy snoring to be an independent risk factor for early carotid atherosclerosis. The study is rather technical but here’s the short version. 110 people were categorized as mild, moderate, or heavy snorers in a sleep laboratory. Two researchers were blinded to the snoring history of each subject and listened to a sound signal from a room microphone. Each individual snore was  manually scored and a snore index was created based on snores per hour of sleep.

Participants were placed into one of 3 groups: 0-25% was defined as no snoring to mild snoring; 25-50%, moderate snoring; more than 50%., heavy snoring. Here’s what the authors had to say about heavy snoring: “Our data clearly demonstrates that heavy snoring is an independent risk factor for early carotid atherosclerosis which may progress to be associated with the development of stroke, representing a major cause of morbidity and mortality.”

You might be thinking, could my snoring or my spouse’s snoring be that serious? What about mild snoring? Should I be concerned? What about the baby boomers who want to function at peak mental capacity. Snoring may be the motivation for you or your spouse to finally decide to get healthy, real healthy.

Let’s face it, nobody wants to change. But if the carrot is big enough, all of us will travel in uncharted waters. The risk of atherosclerotic plague, compromised healthy brain function, and possible stroke as well as the behavioral and interpersonal issues of snoring may be strong enough reason to take action.

So what are some of the natural things you can do to help reduce snoring? From a physical therapy point of view, anything that can increase muscle control in the throat and soft palate will help. Singing, especially employing throat warm-up exercises used by professional singers, will strengthen lax muscles. Done 30 minutes a day, throat exercises can be a cost-effective snore-reducer for people and even help mild to moderate sleep apnea.

Wellness Minute Transcript Snoring 13bFrom a nutritional point of view, a friend and colleague Dr. Brian Sandborn shared with me a little remedy. To reduce snoring, try taking L-Carnitine. He uses one tsp which is 3 grams of L-Carnitine before bed. L -Carnitine has many functions, but one of its principle roles is to mobilize fat. The word picture that I like is that Carnitine is like a fork lift carrying fat into the energy part of the cell called the mitochondria where the fat can be burned.

I decided to try it for the patient’s puffing.  Because it is tart, I had him mix it with about 3 ounces of fruit juice and 6 ounces of water. I must confess I was pretty skeptical; however after 3 days, his wife said his puffing was gone.

L-Carnitine and vitamin C is just one strategy. Ask Dr. Godo about L-Carnitine and other ways to reduce snoring. But remember, therapies that work for one person may not work as well for another. We are all biochemically unique. That’s why your individualized approach with Dr. Godo is so valuable. He can help you assess strategies that work for you. Ask for help. Your spouse will sleep better, you’ll reduce serious risk factors, and you’ll be healthier.I just saw Dr. Sandborn a few weeks ago and he reminded me that Carnitine is made from Lysine if adequate vitamin C is present. So whenever you supplement with Carnitine, make sure you are getting sufficient vitamin C.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

http://www.GetBiotics.com/DrGodo    Discount Code: “DFILC501”

From Fatigue… To Fantastic


For those suffering from fatigue, muscle soreness, stiffness and related medical complications, the relief can be life changing.”

 

It’s all about energy. Think about it, almost everything in life comes down to  energy. Every day we need energy for relationships, our careers, and certainly for enjoyment. At the micro level, our brains are energy dependent; and if energy supplies are low, brain fog, confusion, or apathy become dominant. Our immune system is energy driven. It takes a lot of energy to fight infection and maintain the vigilance of health. Add the toxins of 21st Century living that our bodies must isolate, repackage, and eliminate before they cause harm, and yes… it all takes energy.

 

We need energy to transport the nutrients we digest, and then absorb needed fuel into cell membranes. Cells need energy to repair, rebuild, and reproduce. If our cells don’t have the necessary energy, our muscles won’t work right; and we may experience cramping or pain.

 

Certainly one of our most vital muscles, the heart, won’t work right either. That’s why Cardiologists Steven Sinatra and James Roberts in their book Reverse Heart Disease Now have named four key nutrients as the “the awesome foursome” in cardiovascular disease. They are Co-enzyme Q 10, Magnesium, L-Carnitine, and D-Ribose. Awesome Foursome, I love it, but what is so interesting about the Big Four is that they are all about energy production.

 

Of course the authors suggest the use of a high quality multiple vitamin/mineral and EFAs (essential fatty acids-fish, flax, borage oils) for foundational support, but the “Awesome Foursome” are the key raw materials necessary to transport energy within cells for metabolism. Here’s the word picture Dr. Sinatra uses to describe this process. Ribose helps fill the body’s gas tank; CoQ and L-carnitine help the body convert fuel to energy; and like the spark plug which is central to both processes, magnesium turns on the enzymes that drive the entire metabolic reaction.

 

But here is what happens: infections, excess stress, trauma, or even the process of aging itself can create deficits. Eating a dead devitalized diet can further weaken us. You may have heard the term “downhill syndrome” in reference to chronic illness.

 

As energy levels fall, the underlying illness tends to gain an even stronger foothold in your body. And as your immune system struggles harder and harder to fight the spreading illness, your body’s ability to produce energy is stretched to its limit, resulting in even lower energy levels than before. Over time, this allows the underlying illness to become chronic, wreaking havoc on your body.

 

So, the worse your illness gets, the more your body’s ability to produce energy is taxed, and the more your body’s ability to produce energy is taxed, the worse your illness gets. It becomes a vicious cycle that is almost impossible to break. By supplying Ribose, we can provide the raw materials to jump start the body and break the cycle.

 

Here’s what Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., author of the bestselling book From Fatigued to Fantastic says about D-Ribose: “Not having enough Ribose in your body is like trying to build a fire without kindling–nothing happens. Ribose is a unique and powerful addition to our complement of metabolic therapies. For those suffering from fatigue, muscle soreness, stiffness, and a host of related medical complications, the relief can be life changing. I’d recommend it be used in all Chronic Fatigue Syndrome cases, fibromyalgia, and cardiac patients as well as athletes.”

 

There can be many factors that cause low energy. Working with Dr. Godo could give you the jump start you need to break the cycle. Ask Dr. Godo about D-Ribose and other natural therapies that improve your body’s energy production. If you suffer from chronic fatigue or you just need a little extra “Ummph” for your workout or exercise class, D-Ribose is a natural and safe nutrient that I use and highly recommend.

 

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com/