Your Medication Could Be Depleting Vital Nutrients


“Many prescription drugs can reduce absorption and cause depletion of vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes crucial for good health.

 If you take prescription drugs, here are some nutritional facts especially for YOU. Many people who are on prescription drugs, as well as many doctors and pharmacist who administer them, don’t understand that some medications can reduce absorption and even cause depletion of vitamins, minerals, and  electrolytes crucial for good health.Dr. Jason Godo DC

Well Dr. Godo, I take prescription drugs, but I take vitamins, should I be concerned? With certain drugs I’d be concerned. Simply put, many drugs while intended to help people, deplete crucial nutrients in the body. Over time, if you don’t replenish the body, nutrients become seriously depleted and can cause a downhill slide to further health problems.

You may have heard that statin drugs deplete CoQ10. But did you know that statin drugs directly or indirectly deplete nutrients like beta-carotene, B vitamins, magnesium, calcium, folic acid, phosphorous, vitamin A, B12, vitamin E, vitamin K, zinc and vitamin D? Coenzyme Q10 is famous for its role in the mitochondria and for energy production. But minerals and vitamins are necessary for energy production as well, especially magnesium, which is deficient in most Americans and is a major influence on heart function. Think about it, you take statin drugs to reduce cholesterol; but in doing so, you deplete the nutrients that are needed for healthy muscle function. Hmmmm, isn’t the heart a muscle? What could possibly go wrong?

Another group of nutrient depletions are caused by diuretics. It makes sense that diuretics as a group will deplete minerals like magnesium, potassium, and calcium as forced increased urination is the goal of the drug. Increase urination and you will have a loss of minerals, probably all minerals. However, an important nutrient lost with diuretics is B1. Thiamin (B1) is essential for healthy sugar metabolism. Many people are not aware that B1 is a huge deficiency and should be supplemented with anyone who is taking diuretics.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs are another class of drugs that cause stomach bleeding. In fact over 16,000 people die every year from NSAID use.

Some gastroenterologists are aware of this phenomenon and routinely use a natural supplement by Biotics Research Corporation called Gastrazyme. Gastrazyme supports healing of the GI tract when you are taking NSAIDs for pain. If you take NSAIDs, ask Dr. Godo about Gastrazyme.

NitroGreensOral contraceptives are another class of drugs that deplete nutrients. It is very common for families to take oral contraceptives and plan a pregnancy only to find they can’t conceive. I wonder if maybe it is the lack of depleted nutrients that causes the systemic or metabolic inflammatory problems that prevent conception. It’s very possible. The deficiencies caused by oral contraceptives are beta-carotene, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, folic acid, biotin, vitamin C, magnesium, zinc, tryptophan, and tyrosine.

SSRIs, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, are antidepressant medications that deplete B6, B12, folic acid, vitamin D and sodium. Even if SSRIs don’t directly deplete essential fatty acids we know that “people who are depressed can benefit from supplementing essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids can help with inflammation and depression.”

Anti-diabetic medication will reduce Coenzyme Q10, folic acid and B12.

Do you take antibiotics frequently? Antibiotics obviously cause a need for flora replacement, but did you know that “antibiotics will cause depletions in biotin, inositol, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and vitamin K?

The drugs I’ve mentioned and many more create nutrient deficiencies. If your medication was not mentioned, you may find them on the Nutrient Drug Chart. You may be taking one or more prescription drugs. I recommend that you see Dr. Godo and get examined for factors that cause nutrient deficiencies.

If you’ve made the decision to take pharmaceuticals, especially long term, you should at least compensate by supplementing the nutrients that are depleted by these drugs. Foundationally you need to take a quality multivitamin/mineral, balanced essential fatty acids, and an active probiotic.

Talk to Dr. Godo about the medications you take. They can help you replenish vital nutrients necessary for living healthy. Knowing the truth about your prescription drugs is the first step. The next step is doing something about it.

Dr. Jason Godo

http://www.GoToGodo.com/

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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/

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/

Your Medication Could Be Depleting Vital Nutrients


“Many prescription drugs can reduce absorption and cause depletion of vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes crucial for good health.

 

If you take prescription drugs, here are some nutritional facts especially for YOU. Many people who are on prescription drugs, as well as many doctors and pharmacist who administer them, don’t understand that some medications can reduce absorption and even cause depletion of vitamins, minerals, and  electrolytes crucial for good health.

Well Dr. Godo, I take prescription drugs, but I take vitamins, should I be concerned? With certain drugs I’d be concerned. Simply put, many drugs while intended to help people, deplete crucial nutrients in the body. Over time, if you don’t replenish the body, nutrients become seriously depleted and can cause a downhill slide to further health problems.

You may have heard that statin drugs deplete CoQ10. But did you know that statin drugs directly or indirectly deplete nutrients like beta-carotene, B vitamins, magnesium, calcium, folic acid, phosphorous, vitamin A, B12, vitamin E, vitamin K, zinc and vitamin D? Coenzyme Q10 is famous for its role in the mitochondria and for energy production. But minerals and vitamins are necessary for energy production as well, especially magnesium, which is deficient in most Americans and is a major influence on heart function. Think about it, you take statin drugs to reduce cholesterol; but in doing so, you deplete the nutrients that are needed for healthy muscle function. Hmmmm, isn’t the heart a muscle? What could possibly go wrong?

Another group of nutrient depletions are caused by diuretics. It makes sense that diuretics as a group will deplete minerals like magnesium, potassium, and calcium as forced increased urination is the goal of the drug. Increase urination and you will have a loss of minerals, probably all minerals. However, an important nutrient lost with diuretics is B1. Thiamin (B1) is essential for healthy sugar metabolism. Many people are not aware that B1 is a huge deficiency and should be supplemented with anyone who is taking diuretics.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs are another class of drugs that cause stomach bleeding. In fact over 16,000 people die every year from NSAID use.

Some gastroenterologists are aware of this phenomenon and routinely use a natural supplement by Biotics Research Corporation called Gastrazyme. Gastrazyme supports healing of the GI tract when you are taking NSAIDs for pain. If you take NSAIDs, ask Dr. Godo about Gastrazyme.

Oral contraceptives are another class of drugs that deplete nutrients. It is very common for families to take oral contraceptives and plan a pregnancy only to find they can’t conceive. I wonder if maybe it is the lack of depleted nutrients that causes the systemic or metabolic inflammatory problems that prevent conception. It’s very possible. The deficiencies caused by oral contraceptives are beta-carotene, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, folic acid, biotin, vitamin C, magnesium, zinc, tryptophan, and tyrosine.

SSRIs, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, are antidepressant medications that deplete B6, B12, folic acid, vitamin D and sodium. Even if SSRIs don’t directly deplete essential fatty acids we know that “people who are depressed can benefit from supplementing essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids can help with inflammation and depression.”

Anti-diabetic medication will reduce Coenzyme Q10, folic acid and B12.

Do you take antibiotics frequently? Antibiotics obviously cause a need for flora replacement, but did you know that “antibiotics will cause depletions in biotin, inositol, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and vitamin K?

The drugs I’ve mentioned and many more create nutrient deficiencies. If your medication was not mentioned, you may find them on the Nutrient Drug Chart. You may be taking one or more prescription drugs. I recommend that you see Dr. Godo and get examined for factors that cause nutrient deficiencies.

If you’ve made the decision to take pharmaceuticals, especially long term, you should at least compensate by supplementing the nutrients that are depleted by these drugs. Foundationally you need to take a quality multivitamin/mineral, balanced essential fatty acids, and an active probiotic.

Talk to Dr. Godo about the medications you take. They can help you replenish vital nutrients necessary for living healthy. Knowing the truth about your prescription drugs is the first step. The next step is doing something about it.

Dr. Jason Godo

http://www.GoToGodo.com/