What Should You Buy… Butter or Margarine?


Which Is Better… Butter Or Margarine?

The food choices you make can make a BIG difference in how you feel, but how do you know what choices to make? Watch this week’s Wellness Minute to find out which is better, “Butter or Margarine?

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Dr. Jason Godo, DC, RN

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Exploring NEW Oils


Great Taste… Great FOR You

Here are some great (and tasty) ways to incorporate more healthy oils into your diet. It’s super easy, and really good for you. Watch today’s video and start enjoying the benefits of these healthy oils.

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Dr. Jason Godo, DC, RN

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Worse Than Banned DDT But In Some Of Our Foods Now


Buy Organic With These Foods

Many say that new data on the pesticide “glyphosate” shows it to be even worse than DDT which has been banned in this country for 30 years.  Watch today’s short video to learn where it is showing up in the food chain, how it accumulates in your tissues, and the crucial role it plays in many health conditions and diseases.

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Dr. Jason Godo, DC

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Fibromyalgia: New Hope – A New Approach


Removing Newly Identified, Underlying Causes of Fibromyalgia Pain

The standard medical approach to treating fibromyalgia is a lifetime of “managing” the pain with drugs that all have scary warnings. Don’t give up hope! There is a new approach that focuses on eliminating the source of your chronic pain.

Watch this week’s Wellness Minute video to learn about removing the newly identified underlying sources of fibromyalgia pain.

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Dr. Jason Godo, DC

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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.

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High Blood Pressure Natural Therapies Can Help


“Dr. Godo takes a different approach and look to find the underlying cause of high blood pressure.”

Every time your heart beats, it pumps blood to your whole body through miles of arteries. High blood pressure also called “hypertension” refers to blood pushing against the walls of the arteries with too much force or pressure. Blood pressure that rises above normal levels and remains high can lead to serious health problems including heart attack, heart failure, stroke and kidney failure to name a few.Dr. Jason Godo DC

25% of all adults in the US are being treated for high blood pressure, and about 33% of people have high blood pressure and don’t even know it. Let’s look at the facts about blood pressure so you can better understand how your body works and why it is smart to start protecting yourself now.

With blood pressure measurement, the top number known as the systolic pressure represents the pressure within the arteries when the heart contracts or “beats” while pumping blood. The second number, diastolic pressure, represents the pressure in the arteries when the heart relaxes between beats and fills with blood.

An ideal blood pressure according to some experts is 115 / 75. Some doctors consider 120 / 80 good. The most important thing is to find out what your blood pressure numbers are and be informed so you know what you should do based on your family history and risk factors. The risk of high blood pressure increases with age as arterial walls lose their elasticity.

There can be many contributing factors, yet 90-95% of high blood pressure is  considered idiopathic by conventional medicine which by definition means “of no known cause” hereby prescription drugs are given and patients are told they will be on the medication for the rest of their lives. And because reductions in high blood pressure are so slight for various factors, drugs have to be used in combination. So it is very common for a patient to be on several expensive blood pressure medications for life, medications that can cause serious side effects long term and do not address the underlying  physiologic causes.

Dr. Godo takes a different approach and look to find the underlying cause. Some of the common causes for high blood pressure are stress, excessive consumption of sodium found in refined salt, a diet low in calcium, magnesium and potassium, insulin resistance, excessive alcohol intake, being overweight, accumulation of heavy metals such as lead, mercury or cadmium, prescription drugs including steroids, birth control pills, decongestants, NSAIDs and diet pills, and health problems including chronic kidney disease, thyroid disease and sleep apnea.

In 2010 about 58.6 million adults in the US were treated for high blood pressure. Direct health care spending to treat hypertension totaled $42.9 billion with over half of that being spent on prescription drugs. When we consider the huge profits for drug companies, wouldn’t you be suspicious if someone recommends you stay on their medication for life? I would.

People turn to medications because they are convinced it’s their only course of action. If you have high blood pressure you have reason to be concerned. High blood pressure means you are walking toward the edge of the cliff of cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney failure and other complications. But there are natural therapies that can help. You can stop and turn around.

A 12 week double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 83 people with systolic hypertension examined the effect of CoQ10 supplements. After the 12 weeks, there was a reduction in systolic blood pressure of 17.8 mm Hg in the CoQ10-treated group.

In another double-blind placebo-controlled study of 935 patients with high blood pressure, researchers found omega-3 oil supplementation resulted in significant reductions in total cholesterol and blood pressure and significant increase in HDL. In addition, omega-3 oils were shown to prevent primary or secondary coronary heart disease.

Other supplements like vitamin D, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium have been shown to reduce blood pressure in some individuals, that’s why it’s best to let Dr. Godo determine which nutrients are best for you.

Finding the source of high blood pressure is detective work. It may take regular visits and several tiers of lab testing but your Wellness clinician can help you bring your blood pressure down naturally and safely without the side effects of drugs.

Dr. Jason Godo, DCHigh blood pressure is a warning light on your “health dashboard” signaling there’s a problem. Blood pressure medications can cost $150 or more each month. Are you willing to be put on a medication for the rest of your life with a list of side effects that go on and on? Wouldn’t you rather discover what’s causing the problem, get healthy again and feel great?

More and more people are keeping their blood pressure in normal ranges and they are doing it naturally. Get started with an effective plan that is right for you. It’s not too late. Get your blood pressure tested and talk to Dr. Godo who can coach you, find the underlying causes of high blood pressure and help you make positive changes.

The quality of your life matters and it affects how you enjoy life and your relationships. Don’t wait for a crisis. Living with your blood pressure in a safe normal range can have enormous benefits for your overall optimal health.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

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Foods That Are Zapping Your Brain


“Flavor enhances called excitotoxins are added in large doses to food that cause excitement in the brain, cells become exhausted and die.”

Have you ever wondered why the food at most restaurants tastes so good? Maybe you’ve tried to make it at home, but even if you have the recipe, it doesn’t taste “quite” the same. This is because “flavor enhancers” or MSG is added to most of the foods in restaurants as well as packaged foods, soups, salad dressings, etc.Wellness_Minute_Flavor_Enhancers

“Flavor enhancers” called “excitotoxins” are added in large doses under misleading names that sound harmless. Excitotoxins are toxins or poisons that cause excitement in the brain. Certain brain cells get excited and they fire rapidly. Cells become exhausted and in one hour they suddenly die.

Excitotoxins are “free radical” generators. Glutamate, aspartate, and L-cysteine can stimulate large amounts of free radicals within exposed neurons. This results in the progressive death of these exposed motor neurons which can lead to  neurodegenerative diseases. Excess excitotoxic stimulation results in the buildup of free radicals and eventually it overwhelms the cell’s ability to neutralize them.

Take a look at the list of ingredients on the packages of foods you buy. Is ONE or MORE of these added? Vegetable protein, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, textured vegetable protein, sodium or calcium caseinate, enzymes, spices, autolyzed yeast, yeast extract, natural flavor, carrageen, broth or stock.

Infant formulas are loaded with flavor enhancers like MSG. Many baby foods, especially toddler foods, have large amounts of MSG added to them. This is dangerous and harmful for the developing brains of children.

We have an epidemic of attention deficit disorder, mood disorders, outbursts of anger and other mental illness that are diagnosed in children! I’ve had several calls from young moms with babies that develop seizures in the first year of life. Doctors prescribe drugs with dangerous side effects for these seizures. I’ve recommended Mixed EFAs and organic or homemade baby foods. “Mysteriously” the seizures are gone.

I have treated many children whose mothers were desperate for answers when their children presented behavioral problems that are routinely treated with drugs. In every case I found low blood sugar to be a major factor. When their diet was changed their behaviors remarkably improved and not one has needed to resort to medications.

The elderly are at risk as well. Let’s face it, neurodegenerative diseases are at an all time high and rising. Food industry lobbyists go to drastic means to prevent knowledge of this from being made public. Money is the driving force behind it.

The food industry uses deceiving methods to keep us from knowing these “excitotoxins” have been added to our foods. We are told that only small amounts are being used and are not harmful, based upon animal research. The truth is: Humans are more susceptible to MSG than ANY experimental animals; our brains are five times more sensitive than mice and 20 times more sensitive than the rhesus monkey.

Marketers also claim that these excitotoxins can’t penetrate the blood brain barrier which protects our brain. That’s not exactly true. The brain receives the same blood that flows through the body. Therefore, it is exposed to high concentrations of chemicals in the blood from metabolism and from the diet. Some of these chemicals are toxic to the brain. Without the blood brain barrier these chemicals would do serious damage to the brain and spinal cord.

This barrier excludes some substances while allowing others free passage. NutraSweet® opens the blood brain barrier and the glutamate that is in your blood seeps into the brain. For example, a person with MS can get significantly worse for days or weeks after eating just one serving of a food containing flavor enhancers.

Wellness_Minute_Flavor_Enhancers1Dr. Godo can recommend supplements which can be effective to help stabilize your blood brain barrier and coach you how to protect your brain. We want to avoid ANY additives in our diet that can cause excessive neuron damage. With supplementation we can assist the cell’s ability to combat the accumulation of free radicals in the brain by supplying antioxidants.

Supplements which support the fight against free radicals in the brain are N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, Coenzyme Q10, lipoic acid, taurine and Acetyl-L-Carnitine.

And along with supplementation let’s get back to real food. Fresh, natural and  organic foods possess properties science has yet to understand, and best of all, the taste is amazing without added neurotoxins. Plus if we eat real food, we won’t have to worry about compromising of one of our most valuable assets… our brain.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

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