Reduce Kidney Stones by 92.3%


“Two Harvard researchers found that magnesium oxide and vitamin B6 could reduce the risk of recurrent calcium oxalate stones by 92.3%!”

Kidney stones affect approximately 1 in 10 people throughout their lifetime. The pain can become intense. The stone may pass, but it is well documented that a body chemistry which produces one kidney stone is at high risk for producing more. This is where wellness can come to the rescue and reduce the risk by 92.3%. Yes, 92.3%!Wellness_Minute_Kidney_Stone-13

According to the internationally renowned physician Jonathon Wright, kidney stones, once diagnosed, CAN BE preventable. But before we learn how, let’s clear up some common misunderstandings.

People who get kidney stones are often told to AVOID calcium and excessive vitamin C and all kinds of side tangents, blindly trying to prevent the painful exodus of kidney stones. But there are better options. Consider how minerals have a balancing effect upon one another.

Displace means: to cause something to move from its usual place. One mineral can displace or adversely counter balance another. For example, copper will displace zinc, selenium will displace mercury. Calcium, the mineral we are most concerned with when it comes to kidney stones, is displaced by magnesium. But there are other factors that can actually mobilize calcium.

Did you know that you can take a hard calcium tablet, place it in a glass of vinegar and it will dissolve? If you change the pH of the liquid to something less acidic it will begin to precipitate out of the solution. One minute the solution is clear, change the pH and it becomes cloudy as powdered calcium appears.

According to Dr. David Watts, who holds degrees in biochemistry and chiropractic and is author of the book “Trace Elements and other Essential Nutrients,” there are certain factors that can mobilize calcium from a hard substance back into a liquid solution. Those factors happen to be vitamin B6, vitamin B3, Vitamin A, vitamin E and the minerals magnesium, phosphorous, sodium, zinc, molybdenum, and potassium. This means that if there is a deficiency of any of these minerals, calcium will tend to buildup or accumulate. You see, just because our body gets enough calcium, that doesn’t mean it will end up in our bones. It’s no secret how deficient the American diet is in trace minerals.

Now let’s look at a few studies. In 1974, two Harvard researchers found that magnesium oxide (300 mg daily) and vitamin B6 (10 mg daily) could reduce the risk of recurrent calcium oxalate stones by 92.3%. The research was published in the Journal of Urology.

Harvard? Journal of Urology? What more could the medical community ask for when it comes to credible research? A strategy that offers a 92.3% effectiveness rate, it costs pennies a day and can save hours of pain and suffering, yet most doctors don’t even know about it?

Interestingly, back in 1974 most physicians thought all magnesium was the same. Now we know that certain forms of magnesium have more “bio-availability.” Bio-availability means: “the degree and rate at which a nutrient is absorbed into a living system or is made available at the site of physiological activity.”

So there are forms of magnesium that can be better absorbed and used by the body. Ask Dr. Godo about which form to use.

Wellness_Minute_Kidney_Stone-13aAnother landmark prevention study was conducted in 1991 and published in The British Journal of Urology. A five year prevention study was conducted using 10 grams of rice bran after meals twice per day. (Ten grams is less than a tablespoon.) The incidence of new calcium oxalate kidney stones was reduced by 83.4%. These are stunning results. 83.4%, from a few tablespoons of fiber yet we seldom hear of urologist alerting their patients to this method of prevention.

Talk to Dr. Godo and discuss which options can work best for you. Remember, there are several different types of kidney stones and each of the types respond to certain nutrients better than others.

Ask Dr. Godo for a multiple vitamin/mineral supplement that has bio-availability, so that you are absorbing all the vitamins and minerals you need. Nutraceutical grade vitamins are NOT typically sold over the counter and cost a little more, but you get what you pay for. We want to build a strong foundation, then Dr. Godo can add other specific nutrients targeted to your personal physiology.

For anyone who is at risk for kidney stone, you can be sure your body is crying out for specific vitamins and minerals. If we want to avoid kidney stones, let’s listen to our body.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

http://www.GetBiotics.com/DrGodo  Code: DFILC501

 

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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.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

http://www.GetBiotics.com/drgodo Discount Code: DFILC501

Reduce Kidney Stones by 92.3%


“Two Harvard researchers found that magnesium oxide and vitamin B6 could reduce the risk of recurrent calcium oxalate stones by 92.3%!”

Kidney stones affect approximately 1 in 10 people throughout their lifetime. The pain can become intense. The stone may pass, but it is well documented that a body chemistry which produces one kidney stone is at high risk for producing more. This is where wellness can come to the rescue and reduce the risk by 92.3%. Yes, 92.3%!Wellness_Minute_Kidney_Stone-13

According to the internationally renowned physician Jonathon Wright, kidney stones, once diagnosed, CAN BE preventable. But before we learn how, let’s clear up some common misunderstandings.

People who get kidney stones are often told to AVOID calcium and excessive vitamin C and all kinds of side tangents, blindly trying to prevent the painful exodus of kidney stones. But there are better options. Consider how minerals have a balancing effect upon one another.

Displace means: to cause something to move from its usual place. One mineral can displace or adversely counter balance another. For example, copper will displace zinc, selenium will displace mercury. Calcium, the mineral we are most concerned with when it comes to kidney stones, is displaced by magnesium. But there are other factors that can actually mobilize calcium.

Did you know that you can take a hard calcium tablet, place it in a glass of vinegar and it will dissolve? If you change the pH of the liquid to something less acidic it will begin to precipitate out of the solution. One minute the solution is clear, change the pH and it becomes cloudy as powdered calcium appears.

According to Dr. David Watts, who holds degrees in biochemistry and chiropractic and is author of the book “Trace Elements and other Essential Nutrients,” there are certain factors that can mobilize calcium from a hard substance back into a liquid solution. Those factors happen to be vitamin B6, vitamin B3, Vitamin A, vitamin E and the minerals magnesium, phosphorous, sodium, zinc, molybdenum, and potassium. This means that if there is a deficiency of any of these minerals, calcium will tend to buildup or accumulate. You see, just because our body gets enough calcium, that doesn’t mean it will end up in our bones. It’s no secret how deficient the American diet is in trace minerals.

Now let’s look at a few studies. In 1974, two Harvard researchers found that magnesium oxide (300 mg daily) and vitamin B6 (10 mg daily) could reduce the risk of recurrent calcium oxalate stones by 92.3%. The research was published in the Journal of Urology.

Harvard? Journal of Urology? What more could the medical community ask for when it comes to credible research? A strategy that offers a 92.3% effectiveness rate, it costs pennies a day and can save hours of pain and suffering, yet most doctors don’t even know about it?

Interestingly, back in 1974 most physicians thought all magnesium was the same. Now we know that certain forms of magnesium have more “bio-availability.” Bio-availability means: “the degree and rate at which a nutrient is absorbed into a living system or is made available at the site of physiological activity.”

So there are forms of magnesium that can be better absorbed and used by the body. Ask Dr. Godo about which form to use.

Wellness_Minute_Kidney_Stone-13aAnother landmark prevention study was conducted in 1991 and published in The British Journal of Urology. A five year prevention study was conducted using 10 grams of rice bran after meals twice per day. (Ten grams is less than a tablespoon.) The incidence of new calcium oxalate kidney stones was reduced by 83.4%. These are stunning results. 83.4%, from a few tablespoons of fiber yet we seldom hear of urologist alerting their patients to this method of prevention.

Talk to Dr. Godo and discuss which options can work best for you. Remember, there are several different types of kidney stones and each of the types respond to certain nutrients better than others.

Ask Dr. Godo for a multiple vitamin/mineral supplement that has bio-availability, so that you are absorbing all the vitamins and minerals you need. Nutraceutical grade vitamins are NOT typically sold over the counter and cost a little more, but you get what you pay for. We want to build a strong foundation, then Dr. Godo can add other specific nutrients targeted to your personal physiology.

For anyone who is at risk for kidney stone, you can be sure your body is crying out for specific vitamins and minerals. If we want to avoid kidney stones, let’s listen to our body.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

http://www.GetBiotics.com/DrGodo  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”

 

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”