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 Discount Code: DFILC501

Change Your pH To Get Healthy & Prevent Disease

“Blood pH is tightly regulated, so even a slight drop brings the body to a relative acidic state and hormones & enzymes cannot function optimally.”

Minerals from your food to change pH levels

One of the foremost things we can do to get healthy and prevent disease is to keep the body in balance and let it do what it does best: repair, rebuild and replenish. To me the first key to balance is optimal pH. The more you understand physiologic pH, the more you will be convinced about how important it is.

Without the correct pH, hormones and enzymes cannot function at their maximum capacity. We can measure pH clinically. The optimal pH in oxygenated arterial blood is 7.35 – 7.45, optimal pH in carbon dioxide laden venous blood is 7.3 to 7.4. Blood pH is VERY tightly regulated, so even a drop to 7.25 brings the body to a relative acidic state.

The blood compensates by using natural buffers to return to optimal levels. Buffers are dependent upon minerals. Sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and zinc are all essential for the buffer system to work.

Most Americans are in a state of mineral deficiency, so where do these minerals come from? That’s right, they are recruited from tissue and bone. For example, a pH drop from 7.3 to 7.2 in the blood will stimulate bone degeneration as well as inhibit bone rebuilding.

I recently learned another way to look at pH from Dr. Jerry Tennant, an ophthalmologist, who struggled with encephalitis and various neuropathies for seven years before he cured himself. In his book “Healing is Voltage,” he shares that pH is a function of voltage. Dr. Tennant discusses that chronic diseases are always associated with an acidic pH which is the same thing as saying that chronic disease is a loss of voltage.

For me this concept rings true; cells need energy to protect themselves, reproduce, carry on respiration etc., etc. Health is associated with the presence of voltage. In other words, healthy people have an alkaline pH. But here is the point that really hits home. The ability to hold and conduct a charge is dependent on minerals.

Minerals come from plants. How many ways and how many times have we heard we need to eat a greater percentage of a plant based diet. It’s a common thread in any natural healing system.

One way to determine pH is with first morning urine. The pH of first morning urine reflects the body’s ability to buffer excess acidity or net acid excess. According to Dr. Russell Jaffe the ideal pH should be 6.5 – 7.0. This means that a pH below 6.5 indicates that the acid buffering “systems” are struggling to maintain balance. The beauty of this test is that it is something you can do at home to monitor your own diet. Dr. Godo can provide the pH paper; then, you can bring the results in. Then, Dr. Godo can monitor your progress and suggest therapeutics that will slowly change your cellular energetics. Some suggestions are as simple as drinking pure water and increasing the % of fruits and vegetables in your diet.

The challenge for many people is that they have not trained their taste buds to enjoy a plant based diet. This is where green drinks can help. Biotics Research has put together an organic blend of heirloom plants as both dried juice and sprouts. It’s loaded with naturally chelated minerals in a plant based form. It’s the only formula that I know of that is from heirloom seeds and is 100% organic.

NitroGreens contain a full spectrum compliment of organic fruits, sprouts, grasses and vegetables which can be effective to balance pH. Mixing ½ scoop of NitroGreens with some vanilla or chocolate almond milk over ice is very refreshing as an afternoon pick me up. Personally I really enjoy mixing NitroGreens with vanilla coconut milk. But everyone has different tastes and the key is to have fun and use what flavors you already enjoy. Start with a small amount of NitroGreens and increase until your body starts to crave higher doses.

Wellness is a journey and sometimes you have to start slowly. The goal is to reduce the processed “acid forming” foods and increase fruits and vegetables. Talk to Dr. Godo about optimal pH and how to keep your body in balance so it can repair, rebuild and replenish.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

NitroGreens…A Great Way to go “Green”

“I like keeping NitroGreens in my cabinet for those days when getting 10 servings of fruits and vegetables is impractical.”


What are a few basic things everybody can do every day to have healthy cells? If your cells are healthy, your whole body is healthy.


Here are some of the things I do. I make sure I have good sources of basic minerals, which most people are deficient in; for example, I use unrefined Celtic sea salt and Iodine. I use a bioavailable form of vitamin D and a full spectrum vitamin/mineral. I also supplement essential fatty acids. I try to eat 10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day and drink at least 8 glasses of pure water.


If we can eat 10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, we increase the phytonutrients we get from plants. One of the greatest benefits we get from plants is the natural buffers that alkalize an acidic system. pH is a unit that measures the concentration of hydrogen ions. Distilled water has a pH of 7 and is considered neutral. A true acidic condition is defined as a pH under 7.0, which is a serious life threatening situation. Optimal blood pH is 7.345 – 7.45. If our pH goes below the optimal levels, it moves into what I call “relative acidity.” Very slight changes in pH have profound effects on our health.


What’s interesting is that if our pH is not in the optimal range, things don’t work right even if we have all the ingredients to make them work correctly. For example, if our pH is in the “relative acidic range,” enzymes don’t work properly.


Oxygen can’t be released at the cellular level even if our red blood cells are carrying the right amounts of oxygen. Cell membranes become rigid, and nutrients become depleted because they can’t get into the cell. So the proper pH is very important.


The standard American diet is not pH friendly. Meats, grains, sugar, fluoridated and chlorinated water all contribute to “relative acidic chemistry.” Here’s the good news. Fruits and vegetables, especially green foods, alkalize the system by increasing natural buffers. If consuming 10 servings of fruits and veggies are difficult, that’s when I suggest a green drink like NitroGreens.


What’s nice about NitroGreens is that it’s completely organic and is grown from heirloom seeds. It is a combination of organic grasses, juices, berry extracts, and sprouts. Grasses also provide a great source of trace minerals. Speaking of minerals, it took Biotics Research, the makers of NitroGreens, 2 years to find raw materials that were free of contaminates.


Recently consumer labs have identified several green drinks that contain the heavy metals lead and cadmium. It’s important to know which manufacturer of organic products you can trust. Among certified organic raw materials Biotics Laboratory found heavy metals, pesticides, and oxidized denatured plants. Testing revealed many of the green drinks on the market were already oxidized. Hey, we are dealing with food; and if not handled properly, it can go bad. By drying it at elevated temperatures, transporting it in the wrong vehicles, or improperly storing raw materials, suppliers can destroy enzymes and make a good food not so good.


The type of due diligence in raw materials displayed by Biotics Research is unrivalled in the nutrient industry today. The “Nitro” part of NitroGreens reminds us of Nitric Oxide. I interviewed Dr. Abbas Qutab, a prominent and respected doctor. He commented that “over 76,000 papers have been written about Nitric Oxide since 1998.” “Nitric Oxide helps to maintain, defend, and repair every cell in the body.” Dr. Qutab explained that the ingredients in NitroGreens naturally increase Nitric Oxide.


I like keeping NitroGreens in my cabinet for those days when getting 10 servings of fruits and vegetables is impractical. It takes a lot of time to clean and prepare veggies; it’s nice to have a quick option. Mid-afternoon, instead of reaching for that cup of coffee, try using a scoop of NitroGreens in some almond or coconut milk. You can have a refreshing drink that enhances the life quotients in your body, instead of depleting them.


Ask Dr. Godo about NitroGreens, recipes for green drinks, and other benefits. Try adding NitroGreens to your cabinet so that every day you can do those basic things that defend, repair, and build healthy cells.


Dr. Jason Godo, DC