Reduce Breast Tenderness In Minutes

“This simple in-office procedure can dramatically reduce breast tenderness and pain in just minutes!”

For years I attended courses through the Nutritional Therapy Association about the different in-office tests doctors can use with their patients. One of the tests involved having the patient (the physicians were the patients in the class) do a self breast examination. If they felt tenderness above a certain pain threshold they were to come forward so we could demonstrate how to reduce or fix the problem.

Now keep in mind, they came forward expecting results, meaning the demonstration had to work. No matter how confident I appeared, I was always nervous whether the demonstration would work in front of the class. But it worked every time in a matter of minutes and continues to work in clinical practice. Let me tell you how the test is performed first before we go into why it works.Breast Tenderness

Participants rate their breast/muscle tenderness on a 1-10 scale with 10 being the most painful. The ones with the most pain, usually 5 or higher, are asked to taste different nutrients for 30 seconds and re-evaluate the tenderness, meaning if the pain had lessened.

Sometimes the pain would become greater, signaling the nutrient tested was not the right nutrient for that particular patient. You’ll see why in a moment. After tasting anywhere from 1 – 5 nutrients all participants discovered 1 or 2 nutrients that would dramatically reduce their breast pain.

I must confess it was always amazing to watch the body decide which substance would fix the problem. Sometimes it would be a predictable nutrient, but often the substance that would take the pain away was one I would never think to give. So why did it work? It worked because breast tissue is honeycombed with lymph nodes. When the lymph system gets sluggish and the fluid gets congested and can’t drain… the nodes become painful and often small cysts can develop. Where does the lymph fluid drain, the bowel. So if we open the drain the fluid will begin to move.

Taking the next step, one of the roles of the liver/gallbladder is to keep the bowel moving. So the nutrients we sampled first were things to optimize gallbladder function. If that didn’t seem to make a difference we tested nutrients for bowel health and cleansing. With some patients a prebiotics/probiotics blend would make the difference in pain or tenderness reduction. Sometimes it was a hydrochloric acid supplement taken to digest food more effectively.

Tasting nutrients to see if they affect certain functional issues is called neuro-lingual taste testing. Whenever we taste something, immediately nerve signals in our mouth transmit a signal to our brain about the substance. The brain identifies properties in the substance tasted and makes a lightning fast decision about what it will do to the body.

Dr. Godo's Health BlogThis type of testing is also used to see which nutrients increase range of motion, balance as well as reduce pain or trigger points. If the nutrient is tasted and it increases range of motion, balance or decreases pain, we ask the patient to take it therapeutically for 30 days and retest. This helps both doctor and patient understand when a nutrient is needed and when it is time to stop supplementation. Neuro-lingual taste testing uses the body to screen neurologically, nutrients that may have the greatest therapeutic value.

The point for this newsletter on breast tenderness is that neuro-lingual taste testing can have rapid responses for many situations and can help Dr. Godo assess which foods or nutrients can benefit you. There are so many nutrients to choose from, if we can individualize which one works for a specific patient it dramatically increases the effectiveness of their treatment. Yes, you may have to go in for multiple visits while you peel away the causes of the problem with repeat testing, but this kind of individualized detective work can be life changing for those who have chronic conditions.

Breast tenderness is common with many women and muscle tenderness in men. You’ll be surprised how discerning this testing can be for breast/muscle tenderness and other conditions such as low energy, stiff joints, limited flexibility and movement, headaches, digestive disorders, vitamin and mineral deficiencies and others.

Ask Dr. Godo about neuro-lingual taste testing especially for breast tenderness. It works in just minutes; you’ll be impressed.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

See The Difference Vitamin D Makes

An avalanche of research now shows that low vitamin D levels dramatically increase your risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain & many other chronic health challenges.

Do you take vitamin D? An avalanche of research now shows that low vitamin D levels dramatically increase your risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain and many other chronic health challenges.

Here are just a few recent medical studies using different amounts of vitamin D.Image

  • People with lupus taking vitamin D had a significant reduction of flare-ups and the need for antibiotics compared to a matched group that took a placebo.
  • People with respiratory illness when treated with vitamin D had fewer respiratory illnesses and had less infections and less visits to the hospital.
  • Older Americans with cognitive issues were found to be low in vitamin D. However, those with sufficient levels of vitamin D tended to be more mentally alert.
  • Patients with sickle-cell disease were administered vitamin D or placebo. Those who received vitamin D experienced less pain.
  • Researchers in Italy gave a onetime high dose of vitamin D for patients in  musculoskeletal pain while on bisphosphonates. In 7 days the pain scores were  reduced.
  • Patients with atopic dermatitis, taking vitamin D daily, showed improvement over those taking a placebo.
  • Researchers in Brazil found that vitamin D increased the healing of chronic leg ulcers over placebo.
  • Patients hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries were given progesterone every 12 hours for 5 days and vitamin D once a day, for 5 days. The combination of vitamin D and progesterone improved consciousness and decreased mortality over placebos.

Truthfully, vitamin D is more of a steroid than a vitamin. It is essential for DNA repair. One of the major ways vitamin D works is by turning genes on and off. At least 1,000 genes and up to 2,000 genes are waiting for activation. No vitamin D, no activation.

So how much vitamin D do we need? Dr. William Grant shows evidence that sustaining a minimum vitamin D blood level of 30 ng/ml is protective against breast cancer, cognitive decline, colorectal cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, all cause mortality, osteoarthritis of the hip, physical performance, pregnancy complications and respiratory infections. Numerous authors suggest optimal values of 50-70 ng/ml. Opinions vary on optimal levels yet overwhelmingly everyone agrees that “low levels of vitamin D are associated with exacerbations of almost every disease.”

How widespread is vitamin D deficiency? Life Extension has collected vitamin D blood data on 39,500 people from January 2010 to September 2012. What’s interesting is that the people tested were already taking vitamins on a regular basis. Yet 63.8% of the people tested below 50 ng /ml. In these cases, people are either “not” taking enough vitamin D or they are taking a form of vitamin D that is not being absorbed.

The fact is, we make anywhere from 10,000-20,000 units of vitamin D in 20 minutes in full body sun. But we don’t get 20 minutes of full body sun due to sun screens and northern latitudes. Numerous clinicians report even patients in southern latitudes like Hawaii and southern Florida are deficient. Even countries in the Middle East show severe deficiencies.

Clinically, 2,000 IU is extremely safe and optimal values of 4,000-5,000 are suggested. Biotics Research Corporation makes two vitamin D supplements: Bio-D Mulsion, which contains 400 IU of emulsified vitamin D per drop; and Bio-D Mulsion Forte, which contains 2,000 IU of emulsified vitamin D per drop. Emulsified vitamin D (as D3) by Biotics Research Corporation consistently raises blood levels and is the most cost effective vitamin D on the market.

ImageSo why does the emulsified form work so much better? The emulsified form can be safely and naturally absorbed into the body’s tissues. If you haven’t been using an effective form or if you haven’t supplemented vitamin D, you’re at risk for having a vitamin D deficiency.

The research is clear; your body needs vitamin D to repair genes, reduce inflammation and maintain healthy intestinal barrier function. True wellness means optimizing the factors that repair the body. Dr. Godo knows how to supplement and if necessary test for optimal vitamin D levels. Use the supplements your clinician recommends and never waste money on ineffective forms of vitamin D.

It’s no exaggeration, something as simple as vitamin D really does make a difference. Now that you know the facts, talk to Dr. Godo or your clinician.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC (Purchase your vitamin D from Biotics)