Bloating after certain foods? Foul smelling gas? Can’t eat anything it seems without stomach problems? Read on……


You don’t have to put on the white coat, but I’m going to ask YOU to be the doctor. You can relax; what I’m really going to do is to teach you a self examination test for the small intestine. You have heard of breast examinations; well, this one is for your small intestine. Dr. Godo, come on, the small intestine? Here’s why.

One of the major areas of interest in the field of medicine today is auto-immunity. The combined number of people with autoimmune diseases surpasses those with heart disease. Auto-immunity is a process where our own immune system attacks one or more glands. Why does the body attack itself? That’s a billion dollar question but more and more researchers are looking to the bowel as the gate-keeper or one of the first dominoes to fall as auto-immunity progresses.

Inflammation due to food sensitivities, poor diet, bacterial overgrowth, probiotic deficiencies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, and partially undigested proteins are all factors that weaken how the small intestine functions. It’s been my experience and that of many of my colleagues that if you support the bowel, you have a better chance of quieting down the immune system.

Even though the subject of the small intestines has a range of therapeutic possibilities, here are three questions we want to find the answer to: “Do you need supplements to support your small intestines? When should you supplement? And just as important, When should you stop supplementing?” To find the answer to these questions lab tests may be necessary, but let’s try this first.

Not only will it save you the expense of a lab test, it’s easy and effective. I’m talking about a self examination which uses the body as a biofeedback mechanism. It’s a test you can do at home. But first, let’s look at why it may be important. If there is malfunction in the bowel, anything from excess fermentation which causes bloating to tissue damage, the body will try to protect itself by tightening layers of muscles. Using reflex points, we want to look for tenderness or tight muscles in specific areas.

Here’s how to do the test. Lie down on your back with your knees slightly bent; find the umbilicus, which is a medical term for belly button. Now, in your mind visualize a circle 3-4 inches in diameter around the umbilicus. Use a 3 inch radius if you have a small frame and 4 inch radius if you are larger. Mentally, divide the circle in 4 quarters and slowly palpate each of the four quarters. We are looking for tenderness and superficial tension.

It is important to use your finger tips and apply pressure slowly and tenderly. Evaluate the tenderness level on a 1-10 scale for each quadrant. A score of ten represent extreme tenderness or pain. Dr. Godo, tenderness, what does that mean? Tenderness or discomfort represents dysfunction. The greater the tenderness, the greater the potential problem. Your response can tell you if something is not right in your gastrointestinal track. If you are bloated, there’s no such thing as an antacid deficiency. When you experience pain, there’s no such thing as a Motrin or aspirin deficiency. Something is amiss.

But what’s both interesting and exciting is your body knows what it needs. So we take the next step. By tasting different nutrients that feed or enhance the function of the small intestine the pain or tenderness will go away. The catch is that I can think of 20-25 nutrients that will facilitate the small intestines to work more efficiently. If you have a digestive issue, you may need probiotics or essential fatty acids. You may have a need for glutamine, hydrochloric acid or vitamin D. Here’s where Dr. Godo can help. Working together, Dr. Godo will have you taste different nutrients to discover which ones reduce the tenderness. Your response to each nutrient can help your clinician decide the best approach for your body. It is mind blowing to see how sensitive the body can be when we are asking the right questions.

Try this self examination. If you find discomfort or tenderness, ask Dr. Godo for help. The right nutritional support for your bowels can fix many problems and help build a stronger core to prevent disease and keep you healthy.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

Bloating after certain foods? Foul smelling gas? Can’t eat anything it seems without stomach problems? Read on……


You don’t have to put on the white coat, but I’m going to ask YOU to be the doctor. You can relax; what I’m really going to do is to teach you a self examination test for the small intestine. You have heard of breast examinations, well, this one is for your small intestine. Dr. Godo, come on, the small intestine? Here’s why.

One of the major areas of interest in the field of medicine today is autoimmunity. The combined number of people with autoimmune diseases surpasses those with heart disease. Autoimmunity is a process where our own immune system attacks one or more glands. Why does the body attack itself? That’s a billion dollar question but more and more researchers are looking to the bowel as the gate keeper or one of the first dominoes to fall as autoimmunity progresses.

Inflammation due to food sensitivities, poor diet, bacterial overgrowth, probiotic deficiencies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, and partially undigested proteins are all factors that weaken how the small intestine functions. It’s been my experience and that of many of my colleagues that if you support the bowel, you have a better chance of quieting down the immune system.

Even though the subject of the small intestines has a range of therapeutic possibilities, here are three questions we want to find the answer to. “Do you need supplements to support your small intestines? When should you supplement? And just as important, When should you stop supplementing?” To find the answer to these questions lab tests may be necessary, but let’s try this first.

Not only will it save you the expense of a lab test, it’s easy and effective. I’m talking about a self examination which uses the body as a biofeedback mechanism. It’s a test you can do at home. But first, let’s look at why it may be important. If there is malfunction in the bowel, anything from excess fermentation which causes bloating to tissue damage, the body will try to protect itself by tightening layers of muscles. Using reflex points, we want to look for tenderness or tight muscles in specific areas.

Here’s how to do the test. Lie down on your back with your knees slightly bent; find the umbilicus, which is a medical term for belly button. Now, in your mind visualize a circle 3-4 inches in diameter around the umbilicus. Use a 3 inch radius if you have a small frame and 4 inch radius if you are larger. Mentally, divide the circle in 4 quarters and slowly palpate each of the four quarters. We are looking for tenderness and superficial tension.

It is important to use your finger tips and apply pressure slowly and tenderly. Evaluate the tenderness level on a 1-10 scale for each quadrant. A score of ten represent extreme tenderness or pain. Joe, tenderness, what does that mean? Tenderness or discomfort represents dysfunction. The greater the tenderness, the greater the potential problem. Your response can tell you if something is not right in your gastrointestinal track. If you are bloated, there’s no such thing as an antacid deficiency. When you experience pain, there’s no such thing as a Motrin or aspirin deficiency. Something is amiss.

But what’s both interesting and exciting is your body knows what it needs. So we take the next step. By tasting different nutrients that feed or enhance the function of the small intestine the pain or tenderness will go away. The catch is that I can think of 20-25 nutrients that will facilitate the small intestines to work more efficiently. If you have a digestive issue, you may need probiotics or essential fatty acids. You may have a need for glutamine, hydrochloric acid or vitamin D. Here’s where Dr. Godo can help. Working together, Dr. Godo will have you taste different nutrients to discover which ones reduce the tenderness. Your response to each nutrient can help your clinician decide the best approach for your body. It is mind blowing to see how sensitive the body can be when we are asking the right questions.

Try this self examination. If you find discomfort or tenderness, ask Dr. Godo for help. The right nutritional support for your bowels can fix many problems and help build a stronger core to prevent disease and keep you healthy.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

 

Bloating after certain foods? Foul smelling gas? Can’t eat anything it seems without stomach problems? Read on……


You don’t have to put on the white coat, but I’m going to ask YOU to be the doctor. You can relax; what I’m really going to do is to teach you a self examination test for the small intestine. You have heard of breast examinations, well, this one is for your small intestine. Dr. Godo, come on, the small intestine? Here’s why.

One of the major areas of interest in the field of medicine today is autoimmunity. The combined number of people with autoimmune diseases surpasses those with heart disease. Autoimmunity is a process where our own immune system attacks one or more glands. Why does the body attack itself? That’s a billion dollar question but more and more researchers are looking to the bowel as the gate keeper or one of the first dominoes to fall as autoimmunity progresses.

Inflammation due to food sensitivities, poor diet, bacterial overgrowth, probiotic deficiencies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, and partially undigested proteins are all factors that weaken how the small intestine functions. It’s been my experience and that of many of my colleagues that if you support the bowel, you have a better chance of quieting down the immune system.

Even though the subject of the small intestines has a range of therapeutic possibilities, here are three questions we want to find the answer to. “Do you need supplements to support your small intestines? When should you supplement? And just as important, When should you stop supplementing?” To find the answer to these questions lab tests may be necessary, but let’s try this first.

Not only will it save you the expense of a lab test, it’s easy and effective. I’m talking about a self examination which uses the body as a biofeedback mechanism. It’s a test you can do at home. But first, let’s look at why it may be important. If there is malfunction in the bowel, anything from excess fermentation which causes bloating to tissue damage, the body will try to protect itself by tightening layers of muscles. Using reflex points, we want to look for tenderness or tight muscles in specific areas.

Here’s how to do the test. Lie down on your back with your knees slightly bent; find the umbilicus, which is a medical term for belly button. Now, in your mind visualize a circle 3-4 inches in diameter around the umbilicus. Use a 3 inch radius if you have a small frame and 4 inch radius if you are larger. Mentally, divide the circle in 4 quarters and slowly palpate each of the four quarters. We are looking for tenderness and superficial tension.

It is important to use your finger tips and apply pressure slowly and tenderly. Evaluate the tenderness level on a 1-10 scale for each quadrant. A score of ten represent extreme tenderness or pain. Joe, tenderness, what does that mean? Tenderness or discomfort represents dysfunction. The greater the tenderness, the greater the potential problem. Your response can tell you if something is not right in your gastrointestinal track. If you are bloated, there’s no such thing as an antacid deficiency. When you experience pain, there’s no such thing as a Motrin or aspirin deficiency. Something is amiss.

But what’s both interesting and exciting is your body knows what it needs. So we take the next step. By tasting different nutrients that feed or enhance the function of the small intestine the pain or tenderness will go away. The catch is that I can think of 20-25 nutrients that will facilitate the small intestines to work more efficiently. If you have a digestive issue, you may need probiotics or essential fatty acids. You may have a need for glutamine, hydrochloric acid or vitamin D. Here’s where Dr. Godo can help. Working together, Dr. Godo will have you taste different nutrients to discover which ones reduce the tenderness. Your response to each nutrient can help your clinician decide the best approach for your body. It is mind blowing to see how sensitive the body can be when we are asking the right questions.

Try this self examination. If you find discomfort or tenderness, ask Dr. Godo for help. The right nutritional support for your bowels can fix many problems and help build a stronger core to prevent disease and keep you healthy.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

 

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 bio-available form of vitamin D (Bio D Mulsion Forte) and a full spectrum vitamin/mineral (ProMulti Plus). I also supplement essential fatty acids (Optimal EFAs). I try to eat 10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day and drink at least 8 glasses of pure water.Wellness_Minute_NitroGreens_13-1

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.

Wellness_Minute_NitroGreens_13-2The 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

http://www.GoToGodo.com

http://www.GetBiotics.com/DrGodo   Discount Code “DFICL501”

 

Bloating after certain foods? Foul smelling gas? Can’t eat anything it seems without stomach problems? Read on……


You don’t have to put on the white coat, but I’m going to ask YOU to be the doctor. You can relax; what I’m really going to do is to teach you a self examination test for the small intestine. You have heard of breast examinations, well, this one is for your small intestine. Dr. Godo, come on, the small intestine? Here’s why.

One of the major areas of interest in the field of medicine today is autoimmunity. The combined number of people with autoimmune diseases surpasses those with heart disease. Autoimmunity is a process where our own immune system attacks one or more glands. Why does the body attack itself? That’s a billion dollar question but more and more researchers are looking to the bowel as the gate keeper or one of the first dominoes to fall as autoimmunity progresses.

Inflammation due to food sensitivities, poor diet, bacterial overgrowth, probiotic deficiencies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, and partially undigested proteins are all factors that weaken how the small intestine functions. It’s been my experience and that of many of my colleagues that if you support the bowel, you have a better chance of quieting down the immune system.

Even though the subject of the small intestines has a range of therapeutic possibilities, here are three questions we want to find the answer to. “Do you need supplements to support your small intestines? When should you supplement? And just as important, When should you stop supplementing?” To find the answer to these questions lab tests may be necessary, but let’s try this first.

Not only will it save you the expense of a lab test, it’s easy and effective. I’m talking about a self examination which uses the body as a biofeedback mechanism. It’s a test you can do at home. But first, let’s look at why it may be important. If there is malfunction in the bowel, anything from excess fermentation which causes bloating to tissue damage, the body will try to protect itself by tightening layers of muscles. Using reflex points, we want to look for tenderness or tight muscles in specific areas.

Here’s how to do the test. Lie down on your back with your knees slightly bent; find the umbilicus, which is a medical term for belly button. Now, in your mind visualize a circle 3-4 inches in diameter around the umbilicus. Use a 3 inch radius if you have a small frame and 4 inch radius if you are larger. Mentally, divide the circle in 4 quarters and slowly palpate each of the four quarters. We are looking for tenderness and superficial tension.

It is important to use your finger tips and apply pressure slowly and tenderly. Evaluate the tenderness level on a 1-10 scale for each quadrant. A score of ten represent extreme tenderness or pain. Joe, tenderness, what does that mean? Tenderness or discomfort represents dysfunction. The greater the tenderness, the greater the potential problem. Your response can tell you if something is not right in your gastrointestinal track. If you are bloated, there’s no such thing as an antacid deficiency. When you experience pain, there’s no such thing as a Motrin or aspirin deficiency. Something is amiss.

But what’s both interesting and exciting is your body knows what it needs. So we take the next step. By tasting different nutrients that feed or enhance the function of the small intestine the pain or tenderness will go away. The catch is that I can think of 20-25 nutrients that will facilitate the small intestines to work more efficiently. If you have a digestive issue, you may need probiotics or essential fatty acids. You may have a need for glutamine, hydrochloric acid or vitamin D. Here’s where Dr. Godo can help. Working together, Dr. Godo will have you taste different nutrients to discover which ones reduce the tenderness. Your response to each nutrient can help your clinician decide the best approach for your body. It is mind blowing to see how sensitive the body can be when we are asking the right questions.

Try this self examination. If you find discomfort or tenderness, ask Dr. Godo for help. The right nutritional support for your bowels can fix many problems and help build a stronger core to prevent disease and keep you healthy.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

 

Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletions


Drug Category

Nutrients Depleted

Repletion Suggestions

5-ASA

Sulfasalazine, Colaza®1, Mesalamine

Folic Acid

Folic Acid 800™ or

Folate 5 Plus™

ANEMIA

Aranesp®*, Epogen®, Procrit®*, Neulasta®*

None Reported

 

ANTACIDS

(H-2 Bockers, Proton Pump Inhibitors)

Nexium®*, Prevacid®*, Protonix®*, Maalox®, Mylanta®, Tagamet®, TUMS®, Pepcid®, Zantac®

Calcium (possible) Vitamin B12 (possible) Phosphorus

Vitamin D Folic Acid Iron

Zinc

Vitamin B1

Ca-Zyme™

B12-2000™ Lozenges Bio-D-Mulsion Forte™ Bio-Multi Plus™ or

ProMulti-Plus™ Super Phosphozyme™

ANTIBIOTICS

Amoxicillin*, Ampicillin, Pennicillin, Tetracycline, Cephalosporin, Ciprofloxacin

Bifidobacteria species Lactobacillus species Biotin

Potassium

Vitamin B1

Vitamin B2

Vitamin B3

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B12

Vitamin C Vitamin E Vitamin K Inositol Magnesium Zinc

BioDoph-7 Plus™ BioDophilus Caps™ or

Lactozyme™ Bio-Multi Plus™ or

ProMulti-Plus™ Inositol

Mg-Zyme™

ANTICOAGULANTS

Warfarin*

None Reported.

 

ANTIDEPRESSANTS (SSRI’s)

Lexapro®, Zoloft®*, Prozac®, Zoloft®, Paxil®

Folic Acid

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B12

Vitamin D

EFAs (increased need) Sodium

Optimal EFAs® Caps B12-2000™ Lozenges Bio-D-Mulsion Forte™

ANTI-DIABETICS

Actos®*, Metformin*, Glucotrol®, Avandia®

CoQ10

Folic Acid

Vitamin B12

CoQ-Zyme 30™

B12-2000™ Lozenges

ANTIHISTAMINES

Singulair®*, Zyrtec®*

EFAS (increased need)

Optimal EFAs® Caps

 

Drug Category

Nutrients Depleted

Repletion Suggestions

ANTIRETROVIRALS

Epivir®, Ziagen®

Zinc Copper Vitamin B12

Carnitine

B12-2000™ Lozenges

Bio-Multi Plus™ L-Carnitine HCl

ANTIHYPERTENSIVES

(ACE Inhibitors, Beta-Blockers)

Toprol-XL®*, Norvasc®*, Lisinopril®*, Furosemide*, Chlorthalidone, Digoxin, Clonidine, Propranolol

CoQ10

Phosphorous Potassium Sodium

Zinc Calcium Magnesium Vitamin B1

CoQ-Zyme 30™ Bio-Multi Plus™

ProMulti-Plus™ Mg-Zyme™

Super Phosphozyme™

ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES

Aspirin, Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Naproxen

Folic Acid Iron Potassium Sodium Vitamin C Glutathione

Folic Acid 800™ or

Folate 5 Plus™ Bio-Multi Plus™ or ProMulti-Plus™

GSH-Plus™ Bio-C Plus™

BRONCHODILATORS

Advair Diskus*, Singulair*, Albuterol*

Potassium

K-Zyme™

CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING

(STATINS)

Lipitor®*, Zocor®*, Pravachol®, Cholestyramine, Colesevelam, Fenofibrate

COq10

Beta-Carotene

Calcium Folic Acid Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Vitamin A Vitamin B12

Vitamin D Vitamin E Vitamin K

CoQ-Zyme 30™ Bio-Multi Plus™ or

ProMulti-Plus™ Ca-Zyme™

B12-2000™ Lozenges

Folic Acid 800™ or

Folate 5 Plus™ Super Phosphozyme™

CORTICOSTEROIDS

Prednsone, Hydrocortisone, Prednisole, Betamethasone

Calcium Folic Acid Magnesium Potassium Selenium Vitamin A Vitamin B6

Vitamin C Vitamin D Vitamin K Zinc

Osteo-B II® or

Osteo-B Plus® Folic Acid 800™ or

Folate 5 Plus™ Bio-Multi Plus™ or ProMulti-Plus™

Bio-D Mulsion Forte™ Bio-C Plus™

Mg-Zyme™

 

Drug Category

Nutrients Depleted

Repletion Suggestions

DIURETICS

Furosemide, Hydrochlorothiazide, Triamterene

Calcium Magnesium Potassium Sodium Vitamin B1

Vitamin B6

Vitamin C Zinc CoQ10

Folic Acid

CoQ-Zyme 30™ Mg-Zyme™

Bio-Multi Plus™ or ProMulti-Plus™ Folic Acid 800™ or Folate 5 Plus™

Bio-C Plus™

GOUT

Colchicine

Vitamin A Vitamin D Vitamin B12

Folic Acid Iron Potassium

Bio-Multi Plus™ ProMulti-Plus™

Folic Acid 800™ Folate 5 Plus™

Bio-D-Mulsion Forte™ Ca-Zyme™

HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

Estrace®, Premarin®, Prempro®, Alora®

Vitamin B6

Magnesium

Vitamin B1

Vitamin B2

Biotin

Vitamin B12

Pantothenic Acid

Vitamin C

B12-2000™ Lozenges

Bio-Multi Plus™ or

ProMulti-Plus™ Mg-Zyme™

Bio-C Plus™

LAXATIVES

Vitamin A Vitamin D Vitamin E Calcium Sodium Potassium

Bio-Multi Plus™ ProMulti-Plus™

Ca-Zyme™

ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES

Ortho Cyclen®, Ortho Novum®, Ortho TriCyclen®, Triphasil®, Seasonale®, Yasmin®, Ethinyl Estradiol Plus Norgestrel

Beta Carotene

Vitamin B1

Vitamin B2

Vitamin B3

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B12

Folic Acid Biotin Pantothenic Acid

Vitamin C Magnesium Zinc Tryptophan Tyrosine

B12-2000™ Lozenges

Equi-Fem™ or

PMT™ or

Bio-Multi Plus™ Mg-Zyme

Bio-B Complex™ Amino Sport™

Bio-C Plus™

PSYCHOTHERAPEUTICS

Seroquel®*, Risperdal®*, Zyprexa®*, Haldol, Ami- triptyline

Vitamin B2

CoQ10

Bio-B Complex™ CoQ-Zyme 30™

 

Drug Category

Nutrients Depleted

Repletion Suggestions

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

Enbrel®*, Remicade®*, Methotrexate

Folic Acid

Folic Acid 800™ or

Folate 5 Plus™

SLEEP AIDS

Ambien®*, Lunesta®, Restoil®, Sonata®

None Reported.

F   However, since many sleep aids/sedatives act on the GABA-A receptor com- plex, it may be deduced that they “may” act similar to anti- covulsants which also act on the GABA-A receptor, and whose depletions included: Biotin

Calcium

Folic Acid

Vitamin B12 Vitamin B1

Vitamin D Vitamin K

B-12-2000™ Lozenges

Bio-Multi Plus™ or

ProMulti-Plus™ Ca-Zyme™

THYROID

Synthroid®*, Levothyroxine Sodium*

Iron

Fe-Zyme™

* Indicates a “Top 20” Drug, either by volume of sales or by quantity of prescriptions dispersed. (source: IMS Health© 2006, Pharmacy Times©2007)

This list is meant for informational purposes only. Individuals should not rely solely on this chart for information on drug-nutrient depletions, but rather use it as a starting point or quick reference. Branded drug names are desig- nated as examples for sake of familiarity.  The listing of registered or branded products is not to be construed as singling out the actions of that particular drug, but is meant to be a generalized representative of the drugs within the category. Inclusion on the list is not indicative of endorsement, nor should it be viewed as inclusive. Variations in drug-nutrient depletions may exist between drugs within the same category. Additionally, many drug companies

do not perform mechanistic studies to determine what effect, if any, their medication have on nutrient status. There- fore, listings should act as a generalized guideline, and should not take the place of appropriate and specific advice from a licensed healthcare provider.

Resources

Pelton, Lavalle, Hawkins, Krinsky. Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook. Lexi-Comp; 2nd Ed.,2001. Pelton R. Lavalle. The Nutritional Cost of Prescription Drugs., Morton Publishing Co., 2nd Ed., 2004.

Vaglini F, Fox B, The Side Effects Bible:The Dietary Solution to Unwanted Side Effects of Common Medications. Broadway, 2005.

Bloating after certain foods? Foul smelling gas? Can’t eat anything it seems without stomach problems? Read on……


You don’t have to put on the white coat, but I’m going to ask YOU to be the doctor. You can relax; what I’m really going to do is to teach you a self examination test for the small intestine. You have heard of breast examinations, well, this one is for your small intestine. Dr. Godo, come on, the small intestine? Here’s why.

One of the major areas of interest in the field of medicine today is autoimmunity. The combined number of people with autoimmune diseases surpasses those with heart disease. Autoimmunity is a process where our own immune system attacks one or more glands. Why does the body attack itself? That’s a billion dollar question but more and more researchers are looking to the bowel as the gate keeper or one of the first dominoes to fall as autoimmunity progresses.

Inflammation due to food sensitivities, poor diet, bacterial overgrowth, probiotic deficiencies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, and partially undigested proteins are all factors that weaken how the small intestine functions. It’s been my experience and that of many of my colleagues that if you support the bowel, you have a better chance of quieting down the immune system.

Even though the subject of the small intestines has a range of therapeutic possibilities, here are three questions we want to find the answer to. “Do you need supplements to support your small intestines? When should you supplement? And just as important, When should you stop supplementing?” To find the answer to these questions lab tests may be necessary, but let’s try this first.

Not only will it save you the expense of a lab test, it’s easy and effective. I’m talking about a self examination which uses the body as a biofeedback mechanism. It’s a test you can do at home. But first, let’s look at why it may be important. If there is malfunction in the bowel, anything from excess fermentation which causes bloating to tissue damage, the body will try to protect itself by tightening layers of muscles. Using reflex points, we want to look for tenderness or tight muscles in specific areas.

Here’s how to do the test. Lie down on your back with your knees slightly bent; find the umbilicus, which is a medical term for belly button. Now, in your mind visualize a circle 3-4 inches in diameter around the umbilicus. Use a 3 inch radius if you have a small frame and 4 inch radius if you are larger. Mentally, divide the circle in 4 quarters and slowly palpate each of the four quarters. We are looking for tenderness and superficial tension.

It is important to use your finger tips and apply pressure slowly and tenderly. Evaluate the tenderness level on a 1-10 scale for each quadrant. A score of ten represent extreme tenderness or pain. Joe, tenderness, what does that mean? Tenderness or discomfort represents dysfunction. The greater the tenderness, the greater the potential problem. Your response can tell you if something is not right in your gastrointestinal track. If you are bloated, there’s no such thing as an antacid deficiency. When you experience pain, there’s no such thing as a Motrin or aspirin deficiency. Something is amiss.

But what’s both interesting and exciting is your body knows what it needs. So we take the next step. By tasting different nutrients that feed or enhance the function of the small intestine the pain or tenderness will go away. The catch is that I can think of 20-25 nutrients that will facilitate the small intestines to work more efficiently. If you have a digestive issue, you may need probiotics or essential fatty acids. You may have a need for glutamine, hydrochloric acid or vitamin D. Here’s where Dr. Godo can help. Working together, Dr. Godo will have you taste different nutrients to discover which ones reduce the tenderness. Your response to each nutrient can help your clinician decide the best approach for your body. It is mind blowing to see how sensitive the body can be when we are asking the right questions.

Try this self examination. If you find discomfort or tenderness, ask Dr. Godo for help. The right nutritional support for your bowels can fix many problems and help build a stronger core to prevent disease and keep you healthy.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

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