Fibromyalgia: New Hope – A New Approach


Removing Newly Identified, Underlying Causes of Fibromyalgia Pain

The standard medical approach to treating fibromyalgia is a lifetime of “managing” the pain with drugs that all have scary warnings. Don’t give up hope! There is a new approach that focuses on eliminating the source of your chronic pain.

Watch this week’s Wellness Minute video to learn about removing the newly identified underlying sources of fibromyalgia pain.

Click here for today’s videoFibromyalgia New Approach

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

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Consuming Too Much Sugar?


Our bodies were not meant to deal with the hundreds of pounds of sugar, processed fats, and fake food we consume every year.

An estimated 16 million Americans including tens of thousands of children and teens have blood sugar problems that could jeopardize their health, their energy levels, and their weight-loss efforts. I hate to tell you this but sugar is not your friend. And we might as well bust another bubble while we are at it, sugar is sugar is sugar. All forms of sugar ultimately break down into glucose. The more we strip or process out the fiber, the quicker it gets into the blood stream and the more the body has to compensate.Wellness_Minute_Sweeteners

If you really think about it, our bodies were not meant to deal with the hundreds of pounds of sugar, processed fats, and fake food we consume every year. Is it any wonder our cells and cell membranes are compromised? Insulin is essential to pull sugar or (glucose) into the cell. Because our culture consumes SO many refined sugars, our very cells try to resist extra sugar intake because they can only store a certain amount as fat in a healthy way. So to reduce the amount of sugar coming into the cells, the cells will ultimately reduce or down regulate the amount of insulin receptor sites. Well, that’s good for the cells but bad for the bloodstream. Insulin can’t get into the cells so it remains in the blood.

Insulin is a powerful regulating hormone and affects systems that we wouldn’t normally think of. Dr. Ron Rosedale, in his book, “The Rosedale Diet,” quotes a study where insulin was dripped into the arteries of dogs and in just a few months the artery became blocked with plaque. Plaque buildup can deprive the heart of blood and oxygen and eventually cause a heart attack. As a person continues to ingest refined carbohydrates, it drives the body into a fat storage mode rather than a fat burning mode. Insulin has many key roles that will not be fulfilled if blood sugars are elevated; let’s look at a few of them.

  • Insulin is necessary to pull magnesium into the cell.
  • Blocked insulin receptor sites in the cell result in low intracellular levels of magnesium.
  • Magnesium is critical for energy production, healthy heart, flexible blood vessels and blood pressure regulation.

Excess insulin in the bloodstream causes retention of sodium, which in turn causes increases in blood pressure and fluid retention. There is also a significant correlation between elevated insulin levels and certain types of cancer, namely breast, colon, prostate and pancreatic cancer. Poor sugar regulation and insulin dysregulation has also been indicated in aging, memory problems, fatigue, anxiety, depression, immune suppression, obesity, vascular disease and heart disease.

HGH DietA Wellness approach to regulating blood sugar levels will not only help with energy levels and weight loss, but can be a major factor in preventing disease. We want to make sure we reduce amounts of refined carbohydrates like soft drinks, fruit juice, cookies, desserts and candy. Also starchy carbohydrates like bread, pasta, potatoes, corn or snacks foods like pretzels should be avoided until blood sugar is stabilized. Exercise is critical for anyone who is struggling with insulin resistance. Cells will burn sugar with activity and movement. So the best way to reduce sugar, besides not eating it, is to burn it. Keep in mind, the most stubborn cases of insulin resistance usually involve one or more food allergens so reducing food sensitivities can be important too.

There are  nutritional supplements available that can help blood sugar regulation, but let’s be honest, without lifestyle changes, taking supplements alone will not fix the problem. If you have concerns, ask  Dr. Godo about tests that can measure insulin. With a little coaching, you can put the basic building blocks in place that can help control blood sugar, prevent diabetes, promote fat burning instead of fat storing, help prevent disease and even give you more energy. It may not be easy to hear that “sugar is not your friend,” but look at it this way, maybe it takes a friend who will tell you the truth so you can feel great and enjoy life.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

Consuming Too Much Sugar?


Our bodies were not meant to deal with the hundreds of pounds of sugar, processed fats, and fake food we consume every year.

An estimated 16 million Americans including tens of thousands of children and teens have blood sugar problems that could jeopardize their health, their energy levels, and their weight-loss efforts. I hate to tell you this but sugar is not your friend. And we might as well bust another bubble while we are at it, sugar is sugar is sugar. All forms of sugar ultimately break down into glucose. The more we strip or process out the fiber, the quicker it gets into the blood stream and the more the body has to compensate.Wellness_Minute_Sweeteners

If you really think about it, our bodies were not meant to deal with the hundreds of pounds of sugar, processed fats, and fake food we consume every year. Is it any wonder our cells and cell membranes are compromised? Insulin is essential to pull sugar or (glucose) into the cell. Because our culture consumes SO many refined sugars, our very cells try to resist extra sugar intake because they can only store a certain amount as fat in a healthy way. So to reduce the amount of sugar coming into the cells, the cells will ultimately reduce or down regulate the amount of insulin receptor sites. Well, that’s good for the cells but bad for the bloodstream. Insulin can’t get into the cells so it remains in the blood.

Insulin is a powerful regulating hormone and affects systems that we wouldn’t normally think of. Dr. Ron Rosedale, in his book, “The Rosedale Diet,” quotes a study where insulin was dripped into the arteries of dogs and in just a few months the artery became blocked with plaque. Plaque buildup can deprive the heart of blood and oxygen and eventually cause a heart attack. As a person continues to ingest refined carbohydrates, it drives the body into a fat storage mode rather than a fat burning mode. Insulin has many key roles that will not be fulfilled if blood sugars are elevated; let’s look at a few of them.

  • Insulin is necessary to pull magnesium into the cell.
  • Blocked insulin receptor sites in the cell result in low intracellular levels of magnesium.
  • Magnesium is critical for energy production, healthy heart, flexible blood vessels and blood pressure regulation.

Excess insulin in the bloodstream causes retention of sodium, which in turn causes increases in blood pressure and fluid retention. There is also a significant correlation between elevated insulin levels and certain types of cancer, namely breast, colon, prostate and pancreatic cancer. Poor sugar regulation and insulin dysregulation has also been indicated in aging, memory problems, fatigue, anxiety, depression, immune suppression, obesity, vascular disease and heart disease.

HGH DietA Wellness approach to regulating blood sugar levels will not only help with energy levels and weight loss, but can be a major factor in preventing disease. We want to make sure we reduce amounts of refined carbohydrates like soft drinks, fruit juice, cookies, desserts and candy. Also starchy carbohydrates like bread, pasta, potatoes, corn or snacks foods like pretzels should be avoided until blood sugar is stabilized. Exercise is critical for anyone who is struggling with insulin resistance. Cells will burn sugar with activity and movement. So the best way to reduce sugar, besides not eating it, is to burn it. Keep in mind, the most stubborn cases of insulin resistance usually involve one or more food allergens so reducing food sensitivities can be important too.

There are  nutritional supplements available that can help blood sugar regulation, but let’s be honest, without lifestyle changes, taking supplements alone will not fix the problem. If you have concerns, ask  Dr. Godo about tests that can measure insulin. With a little coaching, you can put the basic building blocks in place that can help control blood sugar, prevent diabetes, promote fat burning instead of fat storing, help prevent disease and even give you more energy. It may not be easy to hear that “sugar is not your friend,” but look at it this way, maybe it takes a friend who will tell you the truth so you can feel great and enjoy life.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

Consuming Too Much Sugar?


Our bodies were not meant to deal with the hundreds of pounds of sugar, processed fats, and fake food we consume every year.

An estimated 16 million Americans including tens of thousands of children and teens have blood sugar problems that could jeopardize their health, their energy levels, and their weight-loss efforts. I hate to tell you this but sugar is not your friend. And we might as well bust another bubble while we are at it, sugar is sugar is sugar. All forms of sugar ultimately break down into glucose. The more we strip or process out the fiber, the quicker it gets into the blood stream and the more the body has to compensate.Wellness_Minute_Sweeteners

If you really think about it, our bodies were not meant to deal with the hundreds of pounds of sugar, processed fats, and fake food we consume every year. Is it any wonder our cells and cell membranes are compromised? Insulin is essential to pull sugar or (glucose) into the cell. Because our culture consumes SO many refined sugars, our very cells try to resist extra sugar intake because they can only store a certain amount as fat in a healthy way. So to reduce the amount of sugar coming into the cells, the cells will ultimately reduce or down regulate the amount of insulin receptor sites. Well, that’s good for the cells but bad for the bloodstream. Insulin can’t get into the cells so it remains in the blood.

Insulin is a powerful regulating hormone and affects systems that we wouldn’t normally think of. Dr. Ron Rosedale, in his book, “The Rosedale Diet,” quotes a study where insulin was dripped into the arteries of dogs and in just a few months the artery became blocked with plaque. Plaque buildup can deprive the heart of blood and oxygen and eventually cause a heart attack. As a person continues to ingest refined carbohydrates, it drives the body into a fat storage mode rather than a fat burning mode. Insulin has many key roles that will not be fulfilled if blood sugars are elevated; let’s look at a few of them.

  • Insulin is necessary to pull magnesium into the cell.
  • Blocked insulin receptor sites in the cell result in low intracellular levels of magnesium.
  • Magnesium is critical for energy production, healthy heart, flexible blood vessels and blood pressure regulation.

Excess insulin in the bloodstream causes retention of sodium, which in turn causes increases in blood pressure and fluid retention. There is also a significant correlation between elevated insulin levels and certain types of cancer, namely breast, colon, prostate and pancreatic cancer. Poor sugar regulation and insulin dysregulation has also been indicated in aging, memory problems, fatigue, anxiety, depression, immune suppression, obesity, vascular disease and heart disease.

HGH DietA Wellness approach to regulating blood sugar levels will not only help with energy levels and weight loss, but can be a major factor in preventing disease. We want to make sure we reduce amounts of refined carbohydrates like soft drinks, fruit juice, cookies, desserts and candy. Also starchy carbohydrates like bread, pasta, potatoes, corn or snacks foods like pretzels should be avoided until blood sugar is stabilized. Exercise is critical for anyone who is struggling with insulin resistance. Cells will burn sugar with activity and movement. So the best way to reduce sugar, besides not eating it, is to burn it. Keep in mind, the most stubborn cases of insulin resistance usually involve one or more food allergens so reducing food sensitivities can be important too.

There are  nutritional supplements available that can help blood sugar regulation, but let’s be honest, without lifestyle changes, taking supplements alone will not fix the problem. If you have concerns, ask  Dr. Godo about tests that can measure insulin. With a little coaching, you can put the basic building blocks in place that can help control blood sugar, prevent diabetes, promote fat burning instead of fat storing, help prevent disease and even give you more energy. It may not be easy to hear that “sugar is not your friend,” but look at it this way, maybe it takes a friend who will tell you the truth so you can feel great and enjoy life.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

So Called “Foods” that can Trigger Chronic Pain


“Excess consumption of refined carbohydrates can activate pain and inflammation pathways but natural oils like sesame seed oil can help.”

Patients often hear me warn about how dangerous excess sugar consumption can be. We’ve gone into detail how our bodies make a hormone called insulin to store the excess sugar. Well, did you know sugar can be an underlying cause to “pain you may be having” or at least it can be amplifying it?Wellness_Minute_Sweeteners

Come on Dr. Godo, I don’t eat that much sugar. Well, just to give you an idea of the excess sugar we consume as a nation, the amount of sugar the average person ate in one year back in 1910 was about 3 pounds. We now eat that amount in “a week.”

Do you think our bodies may be working a little overtime trying to adjust for the extra calories? Simple sugars burn quickly like newspaper in a campfire whereas complex sugars in vegetables, grains and some beans burn slower like thick wood. Fats on the other hand burn very slowly like big logs. So when someone consumes too many simple carbohydrates like bagels, pasta, bread, potatoes, rice, fruit juice or soda pop, the body makes insulin to take all this energy and store it. That’s a good thing. What’s bad is that “too much” insulin can cause problems.

One of the main factors that increase pain comes from excess consumption of arachidonic acid, which primarily comes from meat and dairy. Before I go further let me say we need arachidonic acid but we need the right balance. But here’s an interesting twist. Let’s say you were a vegetarian and would never dream of eating meat or dairy and only consume only the purest of oils. Next you take the best multivitamin/mineral to make sure you have all the co-factors to convert the healthy oils to the anti-inflammatory and immune enhancing properties that healthy oils can provide.

But let’s say that you really are a carbohydrate addict and would rather eat bread than beans and slowly your body starts to develop what we call “insulin resistance.” Insulin resistance is a precursor to diabetes and most people don’t now they have it. During this process, while the body is making excess insulin, the good oils that you are ingesting can be shunted over to arachidonic acid, the dark side, whose minions are inflammation and pain. You may think you are on the right track by “not” eating meat, but the excess consumption of refined carbohydrates can actually be activating pain and inflammation pathways.

Dr. Godo can help you calculate your potential for insulin resistance with a simple blood test. But here’s some exciting news. Some natural oils like sesame seed oil can save the day. Sesame seed oil will inhibit the enzyme that causes the pathway to go off course. This allows those good oils to continue unhindered on their way to becoming anti-inflammatory, immune and mood enhancing substances.

Sesame Seed oil has all kinds of other benefits. Sesame seed oil has a variety of liver protective, anti-inflammatory and immune enhancing benefits. One study showed sesame seed oil protected animals when given toxic amounts of acetaminophen. Another study showed sesame seed oil protected against bacterial infection from known toxins.

Good Oils For Dry SkinBiotics Research is the only professional supplier that provides organic virgin Sesame Seed oil both as capsules and the oil itself. Personally I like the whole oil rather than the capsules. It has a nice nutty flavor so it can brighten up some of your old “favorite” dishes and salad dressings. I love to add it to stir fry’s right at the end to make sure I don’t denature the oil. Because it is organic make sure you refrigerate it to preserve shelf life.

As I said, many people have insulin resistance and aren’t aware it’s a problem. Studies done with people “living over 100 years of age” reveal that the level of insulin sensitivity of the cell is one of the most important markers of lifespan. So you want to pay attention if you experience fatigue or drops in energy, brain fog, feeling agitated or jittery, intestinal bloating, becoming sleepy after eating or have increased fat storage.

Dr Godo is trained to detect and test for insulin resistance. Adding Sesame Seed Oil along with a healthier diet can help reduce symptoms and get your blood sugar balanced. Don’t wait till insulin resistance ends up as Type 2 Diabetes. Notice the warning signs, and do something about it.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

www.GoToGodo.com

So Called “Good” Foods That Can Trigger Chronic Pain


“Excess consumption of refined carbohydrates can activate pain and inflammation pathways but natural oils like sesame seed oil can help.”

Patients often hear me warn about how dangerous excess sugar consumption can be. We’ve gone into detail how our bodies make a hormone called insulin to store the excess sugar. Well, did you know sugar can be an underlying cause to “pain you may be having” or at least it can be amplifying it?

Come on Dr. Godo, I don’t eat that much sugar. Well, just to give you an idea of the excess sugar we consume as a nation, the amount of sugar the average person ate in one year back in 1910 was about 3 pounds. We now eat that amount in “a week.”

Do you think our bodies may be working a little overtime trying to adjust for the extra calories? Simple sugars burn quickly like newspaper in a campfire whereas complex sugars in vegetables, grains and some beans burn slower like thick wood. Fats on the other hand burn very slowly like big logs. So when someone consumes too many simple carbohydrates like bagels, pasta, bread, potatoes, rice, fruit juice or soda pop, the body makes insulin to take all this energy and store it. That’s a good thing. What’s bad is that “too much” insulin can cause problems.

One of the main factors that increase pain comes from excess consumption of arachidonic acid, which primarily comes from meat and dairy. Before I go further let me say we need arachidonic acid but we need the right balance. But here’s an interesting twist. Let’s say you were a vegetarian and would never dream of eating meat or dairy and only consume only the purest of oils. Next you take the best multivitamin/mineral to make sure you have all the co-factors to convert the healthy oils to the anti-inflammatory and immune enhancing properties that healthy oils can provide.

But let’s say that you really are a carbohydrate addict and would rather eat bread than beans and slowly your body starts to develop what we call “insulin resistance.” Insulin resistance is a precursor to diabetes and most people don’t now they have it. During this process, while the body is making excess insulin, the good oils that you are ingesting can be shunted over to arachidonic acid, the dark side, whose minions are inflammation and pain. You may think you are on the right track by “not” eating meat, but the excess consumption of refined carbohydrates can actually be activating pain and inflammation pathways.

Dr. Godo can help you calculate your potential for insulin resistance with a simple blood test. But here’s some exciting news. Some natural oils like sesame seed oil can save the day. Sesame seed oil will inhibit the enzyme that causes the pathway to go off course. This allows those good oils to continue unhindered on their way to becoming anti-inflammatory, immune and mood enhancing substances.

Sesame Seed oil has all kinds of other benefits. Sesame seed oil has a variety of liver protective, anti-inflammatory and immune enhancing benefits. One study showed sesame seed oil protected animals when given toxic amounts of acetaminophen. Another study showed sesame seed oil protected against bacterial infection from known toxins.

Biotics Research is the only professional supplier that provides organic virgin Sesame Seed oil both as capsules and the oil itself. Personally I like the whole oil rather than the capsules. It has a nice nutty flavor so it can brighten up some of your old “favorite” dishes and salad dressings. I love to add it to stir fry’s right at the end to make sure I don’t denature the oil. Because it is organic make sure you refrigerate it to preserve shelf life.

As I said, many people have insulin resistance and aren’t aware it’s a problem. Studies done with people “living over 100 years of age” reveal that the level of insulin sensitivity of the cell is one of the most important markers of lifespan. So you want to pay attention if you experience fatigue or drops in energy, brain fog, feeling agitated or jittery, intestinal bloating, becoming sleepy after eating or have increased fat storage.

Dr Godo is trained to detect and test for insulin resistance. Adding Sesame Seed Oil along with a healthier diet can help reduce symptoms and get your blood sugar balanced. Don’t wait till insulin resistance ends up as Type 2 Diabetes. Notice the warning signs, and do something about it.

www.GoToGodo.com

Consuming Too Much Sugar?


Our bodies were not meant to deal with the hundreds of pounds of sugar, processed fats, and fake food we consume every year.

An estimated 16 million Americans including tens of thousands of children and teens have blood sugar problems that could jeopardize their health, their energy levels, and their weight-loss efforts. I hate to tell you this but sugar is not your friend. And we might as well bust another bubble while we are at it, sugar is sugar is sugar. All forms of sugar ultimately break down into glucose. The more we strip or process out the fiber, the quicker it gets into the blood stream and the more the body has to compensate.Wellness_Minute_Sweeteners

If you really think about it, our bodies were not meant to deal with the hundreds of pounds of sugar, processed fats, and fake food we consume every year. Is it any wonder our cells and cell membranes are compromised? Insulin is essential to pull sugar or (glucose) into the cell. Because our culture consumes SO many refined sugars, our very cells try to resist extra sugar intake because they can only store a certain amount as fat in a healthy way. So to reduce the amount of sugar coming into the cells, the cells will ultimately reduce or down regulate the amount of insulin receptor sites. Well, that’s good for the cells but bad for the bloodstream. Insulin can’t get into the cells so it remains in the blood.

Insulin is a powerful regulating hormone and affects systems that we wouldn’t normally think of. Dr. Ron Rosedale, in his book, “The Rosedale Diet,” quotes a study where insulin was dripped into the arteries of dogs and in just a few months the artery became blocked with plaque. Plaque buildup can deprive the heart of blood and oxygen and eventually cause a heart attack. As a person continues to ingest refined carbohydrates, it drives the body into a fat storage mode rather than a fat burning mode. Insulin has many key roles that will not be fulfilled if blood sugars are elevated; let’s look at a few of them.

  • Insulin is necessary to pull magnesium into the cell.
  • Blocked insulin receptor sites in the cell result in low intracellular levels of magnesium.
  • Magnesium is critical for energy production, healthy heart, flexible blood vessels and blood pressure regulation.

Excess insulin in the bloodstream causes retention of sodium, which in turn causes increases in blood pressure and fluid retention. There is also a significant correlation between elevated insulin levels and certain types of cancer, namely breast, colon, prostate and pancreatic cancer. Poor sugar regulation and insulin dysregulation has also been indicated in aging, memory problems, fatigue, anxiety, depression, immune suppression, obesity, vascular disease and heart disease.

HGH DietA Wellness approach to regulating blood sugar levels will not only help with energy levels and weight loss, but can be a major factor in preventing disease. We want to make sure we reduce amounts of refined carbohydrates like soft drinks, fruit juice, cookies, desserts and candy. Also starchy carbohydrates like bread, pasta, potatoes, corn or snacks foods like pretzels should be avoided until blood sugar is stabilized. Exercise is critical for anyone who is struggling with insulin resistance. Cells will burn sugar with activity and movement. So the best way to reduce sugar, besides not eating it, is to burn it. Keep in mind, the most stubborn cases of insulin resistance usually involve one or more food allergens so reducing food sensitivities can be important too.

There are  nutritional supplements available that can help blood sugar regulation, but let’s be honest, without lifestyle changes, taking supplements alone will not fix the problem. If you have concerns, ask  Dr. Godo about tests that can measure insulin. With a little coaching, you can put the basic building blocks in place that can help control blood sugar, prevent diabetes, promote fat burning instead of fat storing, help prevent disease and even give you more energy. It may not be easy to hear that “sugar is not your friend,” but look at it this way, maybe it takes a friend who will tell you the truth so you can feel great and enjoy life.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com