Powerful Breathing Technique


Try This Breathing Technique

Mark Force shares his personal story how as a young man he was very sick. He discovered that he was a “mouth breather”. Many people are in his search for a cure; he found a powerful breathing technique that really helped him. In this interview Dr. Force shares the breathing technique and breathing exercises he uses with his patients to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system. This technique can be very effective with chronically ill patients.

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Dr. Jason Godo, DC, RN

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Tired? Energy Low? Check Magnesium


Have Your Magnesium Levels Checked

A recent study showed that 68% of Americans are low in magnesium. The odds are good that you are low too. Deficiencies in magnesium result in lower cellular energy levels, which affect every cell in your body. If you (or someone you care about) have concerns about muscle cramps, osteoporosis, cardiovascular health or you just need more energy, watch this week’s Wellness video to find out if you might be low in magnesium.

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Dr. Jason Godo, DC, RN

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All-Natural Calming Agent


Stress, Anxiety & Impaired Sleep Support

We live in an over-stimulated society. We joke about being over-caffeinated with our extra shot lattes or 5 hour energy cocktails, but over-stimulation is a real problem.

Are you (or someone you care about) feeling nervous, stressed out, or  overwhelmed? This week’s Wellness Minute features an exciting product that has been shown to have a calming effect that may assist in instances of stress or anxiety and even the improvement of impaired sleep. Watch today’s short video to see if this might help YOU.

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Dr. Jason Godo, DC

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Adrenal Gland Support


“Impaired adrenal function can be an underlying cause of chronic fatigue, dizziness, depression, apprehension, anxiety, auto-immune disease, inability to concentrate, inability to hold adjustments.

People talk about getting an “adrenaline rush.” That’s when adrenaline is being pumped into your bloodstream under extreme circumstances giving you an energized sensation. You’ve heard of people being referred to as “adrenaline junkies.”Adrenal Fatigue

The adrenal glands are the triangular shaped glands that sit on top of the kidneys. They release hormones into the body as a response to stress. Stress can take many forms: taking an examination, recovering from a broken bone, a challenging sport or activity, the presence of danger, trying to survive a difficult situation, or just maintaining proper levels of energy when faced with even mild starvation.

Adrenaline is good thing. But if any kind of stressful situation becomes prolonged, the adrenal glands can become over stimulated; and we experience adrenal fatigue. Weak adrenal glands can affect other areas of the body as well.

Dr. Alex Zatkin has linked impaired adrenal function as one of the  underlying causes with thyroid problems. He says that when the adrenals are over-stimulated the body will try to compensate via the hypothalamus-pituitary axis and ultimately affects the thyroid. In other words, it’s like the brakes are being applied to the thyroid. That’s why some patients are given thyroid medication or supplementation and feel great for a few months or even years but ultimately the symptoms they experienced will return to their prior hypothyroid status.

Recently, a friend of mine who is also a naturopath was sharing his  effectiveness with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a condition where a person’s antibodies, which are a type of white blood cell, attack the thyroid. He told me one of the main things he does to address this condition is to support the adrenal glands.

We all recognize that people are under more emotional, physical, and mental pressures than we can imagine. Listen close to conversations  wherever you go; people are talking about being overwhelmed, exhausted, stretched to their limits, pushed at work, and relationships are strained. Remember stress comes in the form of chemical stress, mechanical stress, thermal stress, and emotional stress.

Stress has a powerful effect on hormones. It can increase cortisol and catecholamines, even decrease sex hormones. Stress has also been linked to reductions in pituitary hormones. The list of symptoms or conditions frequently associated with impaired adrenal function is too long to list. They range from dizziness to depression, apprehension to auto-immune disease, inability to concentrate to the inability to hold adjustments.

Wellness Minute Adrenal Gland Support.1jpgDr. Godo has methods to evaluate how your adrenal glands are functioning. He may start by giving you a brief questionnaire on specific adrenal indicators. If you score above a certain level, he may change your diet and make general recommendations. However if the score is above a certain threshold, he will want to schedule you for a separate office visit to evaluate things like your pupil reflex or check to see if your blood pressure drops when you stand up from a lying down position.

Some tests are a little more expensive, but offer great levels of specificity and can bring tremendous clarity. He may collect urine, saliva or blood, to assess your adrenals. Some clinicians utilize what I call in-office tests. That’s because you can do them in the office without sending them out to a laboratory. I love the in-office tests because they are relatively inexpensive and can be used to assess where to start. Your progress can be evaluated over time by retesting. If your test levels aren’t improving, we can alter the treatment program until they do.

Everyone is different and has unique biochemical individuality. The changes in your diet along with supplementation can be helpful to rebuild your organ reserve. Simple changes like eliminating sugar and refined carbohydrates can make a big difference in how you feel. For most people, the stresses in their lives are not going away soon. Those little adrenal glands need all the help they can get. Let’s take care of them.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

 

Adrenal Gland Support


“Impaired adrenal function can be an underlying cause of chronic fatigue, dizziness, depression, apprehension, anxiety, auto-immune disease, inability to concentrate, inability to hold adjustments.

People talk about getting an “adrenaline rush.” That’s when adrenaline is being pumped into your bloodstream under extreme circumstances giving you an energized sensation. You’ve heard of people being referred to as “adrenaline junkies.”Adrenal Fatigue

The adrenal glands are the triangular shaped glands that sit on top of the kidneys. They release hormones into the body as a response to stress. Stress can take many forms: taking an examination, recovering from a broken bone, a challenging sport or activity, the presence of danger, trying to survive a difficult situation, or just maintaining proper levels of energy when faced with even mild starvation.

Adrenaline is good thing. But if any kind of stressful situation becomes prolonged, the adrenal glands can become over stimulated; and we experience adrenal fatigue. Weak adrenal glands can affect other areas of the body as well.

Dr. Alex Zatkin has linked impaired adrenal function as one of the  underlying causes with thyroid problems. He says that when the adrenals are over-stimulated the body will try to compensate via the hypothalamus-pituitary axis and ultimately affects the thyroid. In other words, it’s like the brakes are being applied to the thyroid. That’s why some patients are given thyroid medication or supplementation and feel great for a few months or even years but ultimately the symptoms they experienced will return to their prior hypothyroid status.

Recently, a friend of mine who is also a naturopath was sharing his  effectiveness with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a condition where a person’s antibodies, which are a type of white blood cell, attack the thyroid. He told me one of the main things he does to address this condition is to support the adrenal glands.

We all recognize that people are under more emotional, physical, and mental pressures than we can imagine. Listen close to conversations  wherever you go; people are talking about being overwhelmed, exhausted, stretched to their limits, pushed at work, and relationships are strained. Remember stress comes in the form of chemical stress, mechanical stress, thermal stress, and emotional stress.

Stress has a powerful effect on hormones. It can increase cortisol and catecholamines, even decrease sex hormones. Stress has also been linked to reductions in pituitary hormones. The list of symptoms or conditions frequently associated with impaired adrenal function is too long to list. They range from dizziness to depression, apprehension to auto-immune disease, inability to concentrate to the inability to hold adjustments.

Wellness Minute Adrenal Gland Support.1jpgDr. Godo has methods to evaluate how your adrenal glands are functioning. He may start by giving you a brief questionnaire on specific adrenal indicators. If you score above a certain level, he may change your diet and make general recommendations. However if the score is above a certain threshold, he will want to schedule you for a separate office visit to evaluate things like your pupil reflex or check to see if your blood pressure drops when you stand up from a lying down position.

Some tests are a little more expensive, but offer great levels of specificity and can bring tremendous clarity. He may collect urine, saliva or blood, to assess your adrenals. Some clinicians utilize what I call in-office tests. That’s because you can do them in the office without sending them out to a laboratory. I love the in-office tests because they are relatively inexpensive and can be used to assess where to start. Your progress can be evaluated over time by retesting. If your test levels aren’t improving, we can alter the treatment program until they do.

Everyone is different and has unique biochemical individuality. The changes in your diet along with supplementation can be helpful to rebuild your organ reserve. Simple changes like eliminating sugar and refined carbohydrates can make a big difference in how you feel. For most people, the stresses in their lives are not going away soon. Those little adrenal glands need all the help they can get. Let’s take care of them.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

 

Adrenal Gland Support


“Impaired adrenal function can be an underlying cause of chronic fatigue, dizziness, depression, apprehension, anxiety, auto-immune disease, inability to concentrate, inability to hold adjustments.

People talk about getting an “adrenaline rush.” That’s when adrenaline is being pumped into your bloodstream under extreme circumstances giving you an energized sensation. You’ve heard of people being referred to as “adrenaline junkies.”Adrenal Fatigue

The adrenal glands are the triangular shaped glands that sit on top of the kidneys. They release hormones into the body as a response to stress. Stress can take many forms: taking an examination, recovering from a broken bone, a challenging sport or activity, the presence of danger, trying to survive a difficult situation, or just maintaining proper levels of energy when faced with even mild starvation.

Adrenaline is good thing. But if any kind of stressful situation becomes prolonged, the adrenal glands can become over stimulated; and we experience adrenal fatigue. Weak adrenal glands can affect other areas of the body as well.

Dr. Alex Zatkin has linked impaired adrenal function as one of the  underlying causes with thyroid problems. He says that when the adrenals are over-stimulated the body will try to compensate via the hypothalamus-pituitary axis and ultimately affects the thyroid. In other words, it’s like the brakes are being applied to the thyroid. That’s why some patients are given thyroid medication or supplementation and feel great for a few months or even years but ultimately the symptoms they experienced will return to their prior hypothyroid status.

Recently, a friend of mine who is also a naturopath was sharing his  effectiveness with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a condition where a person’s antibodies, which are a type of white blood cell, attack the thyroid. He told me one of the main things he does to address this condition is to support the adrenal glands.

We all recognize that people are under more emotional, physical, and mental pressures than we can imagine. Listen close to conversations  wherever you go; people are talking about being overwhelmed, exhausted, stretched to their limits, pushed at work, and relationships are strained. Remember stress comes in the form of chemical stress, mechanical stress, thermal stress, and emotional stress.

Stress has a powerful effect on hormones. It can increase cortisol and catecholamines, even decrease sex hormones. Stress has also been linked to reductions in pituitary hormones. The list of symptoms or conditions frequently associated with impaired adrenal function is too long to list. They range from dizziness to depression, apprehension to auto-immune disease, inability to concentrate to the inability to hold adjustments.

Wellness Minute Adrenal Gland Support.1jpgDr. Godo has methods to evaluate how your adrenal glands are functioning. He may start by giving you a brief questionnaire on specific adrenal indicators. If you score above a certain level, he may change your diet and make general recommendations. However if the score is above a certain threshold, he will want to schedule you for a separate office visit to evaluate things like your pupil reflex or check to see if your blood pressure drops when you stand up from a lying down position.

Some tests are a little more expensive, but offer great levels of specificity and can bring tremendous clarity. He may collect urine, saliva or blood, to assess your adrenals. Some clinicians utilize what I call in-office tests. That’s because you can do them in the office without sending them out to a laboratory. I love the in-office tests because they are relatively inexpensive and can be used to assess where to start. Your progress can be evaluated over time by retesting. If your test levels aren’t improving, we can alter the treatment program until they do.

Everyone is different and has unique biochemical individuality. The changes in your diet along with supplementation can be helpful to rebuild your organ reserve. Simple changes like eliminating sugar and refined carbohydrates can make a big difference in how you feel. For most people, the stresses in their lives are not going away soon. Those little adrenal glands need all the help they can get. Let’s take care of them.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

Boost Your Brain Power


“Elderly individuals who did this daily for 24 weeks showed an 1,800% increase in memory, attention, and cognitive function.”

I’m sure you’ve noticed ads for products that claim to enhance mental performance? After hearing all the research and the hype, I always try to ask myself the question “Why is that working? What’s the underlying mechanism?”

You could take 20 or 30 different nutrients to increase brain function, and each one of them has some rationale. But let’s consider “principles” that promote brain power rather than a specific “take this miracle product” approach.

We now know, contrary to our earlier understanding, that parts of the brain can regenerate though a process called neurogenesis. To stimulate and control neurogenesis, certain chemicals called neurotrophins are involved. One of the most exciting factors and one of the most active is a protein called BDNF, “brain derived neurotrophic facto.”

BDNF is an essential key player in creating new neurons and protecting old ones. Some of the factors that are involved in turning on BDNF are voluntary exercise, caloric reduction, and intellectual stimulation. I say voluntary exercise because lab animals that were stressed or forced to exercise did NOT have  the same benefits as those who could exercise at will.

Medical researchers at the University of Western Australia found that elderly individual’s who exercised the equivalent of just 20 minutes a day, for 24 weeks, showed an 1800 percent increase in memory, attention and other cognitive functions. One reason exercise may be so important is that BDNF is also found in skeletal muscle. It appears that as BDNF in the muscle increases so does BDNF in the brain. Just hearing about that kind of results makes me want to go jogging.

Next, let’s consider caloric reduction. More and more research reports the benefits of caloric reduction, and one of those benefits is an increase in BDNF. The typical American consumes an average of 500 more calories a day than they consumed in 1970. So reducing calories from the estimated 3,700 to 2,000 for women and 2,500 for men is not a huge discomfort. Food is like a pharmaceutical compound that affects the brain. Another interesting note is that “BDNF levels are LOW in those with obesity and also in patients with Type II diabetes.”

Just as exercise can increase BDNF in the muscles, mental exercise can also increase BDNF in the brain. BDNF is increased with problem solving, intellectual stimulation, and according to neurologist Dr. David Purlmutter even meditation. I never thought about it, but in a way, learning new concepts and ways to apply them here on the Wellness Minute may be actually increasing BDNF in your brain. Every little bit helps, right?

Of course, it will come as no surprise that stress is one of the major factors which negatively affects brain health. We can break stress into 4 major categories: inflammatory stress, oxidative stress, toxic stress (both internal and external toxins) and of course emotional stress. It takes energy to deal with these stresses. When our energy supplies are depleted, the effects of these stresses accumulate and cells begin to function at less than optimal rates.

Cellular repair mechanisms need energy to rebuild, repair and reproduce healthy cells. That’s why it’s so important to follow a few core principles and enforce your brain power with core nutrients like a quality multi-vitamin / mineral as well as pure oils like Omega 3 fish oils. More than 2/3 of the dry weight of the human brain is fat. Healthy oils are beneficial to promote healthy brain plasticity between synapses of brain cells.

We actually do reap numerous benefits by practicing core principles. More specifically I’m referring to wellness principles that encourage and promote life. Along with that, consider voluntary exercise, caloric reduction and intellectual stimulation as KEY components for optimal brain health.

When it comes to core nutrients, you can obtain professional grade nutrients through Dr. Godo’s office. Feel free to ask Dr. Godo for other tips on how you can stay sharp and how you can increase your brain power.

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