Weight Gain, Fatigue, Depression Break This Cycle


Don’t Give Up, Here’s Hope

When you are stuck in a cycle of weight gain, fatigue and even depression, you can become so overwhelmed that you feel there’s no solution.  Joan thought her life was over until she stumbled onto a solution that changed her life. Watch today’s short video as Joan shares how she finally broke free and got her life back.Weight gain fatigue depression break the cycle

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Dr. Jason Godo, DC

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Homemade Veggie Chips


Tastes Great & Good For You
You may have noticed, even many of the brands of vegetable chips sold in health food groceries contain “not so healthy” oils as well as preservatives. Choose your favorite combination of vegetables and try making your own.

Watch Kari’s recipe for these delicious veggie chips.

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Dr. Jason Godo DC

www.GoToGodo.com

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Are You Thyroid Deficient?


“When hypothyroid symptoms are present, even though lab tests are normal, the thyroid hormones may not be active at the cellular level.”

I went to a vacation pool party and I couldn’t help but notice the mixed edema or puffiness in the face of one of my friends. I didn’t want to start pool party diagnostics so I decided to wait for a private moment at a later date. But later, she casually mentioned that her cholesterol was elevated and that she was always tired. She’s in her late 50s and overweight. In conversations I overheard her telling the other ladies that her hair and skin were different than before she had her children. By observing and listening to her, I could see the clinical picture. She is hypothyroid (low thyroid).

Wellness Minute Adrenal Gland SupportTraditionally, hypothyroidism is defined as “a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone.” The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck just below the voice box or larynx. The thyroid releases hormones that control metabolism. Interestingly, researchers are discovering new ways to look at thyroid malfunctions.

Dr. Mark Starr in his fascinating book Hypothyroidism Type 2 compares Type 2 Diabetes to what he calls Type 2 Hypothyroidism. Many Type 2 diabetics have enough insulin to maintain blood sugar equilibrium. Yet somehow their cells are not responding to their existing insulin levels and thus additional insulin is prescribed. Similarly, if someone displays hypothyroid symptoms, Dr. Starr suggests that their thyroid hormones may not be active at the cellular level. Thyroid tests are normal and yet patients have hypothyroid symptoms.

He spends 20 pages discussing the limitations of thyroid testing even the highly accepted TSH. According to Dr. Mark Starr, better indicators for thyroid function are patient histories, physical exams and the results of a clinical trial. In other words, the Wellness approach to hypothyroidism is to treat the person not the number on the lab test. Here are some of the physiological functions of the thyroid.

Thyroid hormones increase the function of a large number of genes, increase cellular metabolic activity and stimulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Some of the effects of healthy thyroid function on the cardiovascular system include increased blood flow and cardiac output, increased heart rate, increased heart strength, normal arterial blood pressure, increased respiration, increased GI motility, healthy muscle tone and healthy libido. Thyroid symptoms are ubiquitous.

The lack of thyroid hormones is correlated with increased concentrations of cholesterol and triglycerides in blood. Low thyroid has also been associated with fatty deposits in the liver, depression, low energy states and menstrual irregularities. Low thyroid hormones also mean a low metabolic rate.

How can the deficiency of one hormone have so many different symptoms associated with it? I think it is because healthy thyroid function is related to healthy mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are the cell’s power producers. They convert energy into forms that are usable by the cell. Healthy mitochondrial function means more energy for cells.

When thyroid hormones are given to animals, trillions of mitochondria increase in size and number. Guyton’s Textbook of Medical Physiology 2000 edition states that “it seems almost to be an obvious deduction that the principal function of thyroxin (thyroid hormone) might be simply to increase the number and activity of mitochondria.”

RunnerYou can take thyroid medication, but unless you have enough iron, magnesium, iodine/iodide and selenium, your hypothyroid symptoms may remain unchanged. Also, healthy adrenal glands are essential for healthy thyroid function. If adrenal function is over stimulated, it will shut down the thyroid as the body is trying to slow down the destructive fight or flight reaction. You may need adrenal support along with thyroid supplements.

Dr. Godo understands thyroid function and offers treatments that take a comprehensive and completely natural approach. If you have a deficiency of thyroid hormone, see Dr. Godo. Supplements can be taken safely and effectively that support healthy endocrine function and balance your metabolism naturally. I’ve seen many patients who come to me with symptoms of a thyroid deficiency, particularly difficulty losing weight. They’ve had their thyroid checked and the results came back normal.

As you’ve seen here, it may take more than a test to uncover a thyroid deficiency. But don’t give up. Talk to Dr. Godo about thyroid function and how to increase your body’s metabolism. It’s time to get started so you can have more energy… lose weight and feel younger.

Dr. Jason Godo

http://www.GoToGodo.com

Supplement Industry “Shocker”


“Approximately 4 out of 5 of the products purchased from Walmart, Target, Walgreens & GNC contained NONE of the herbs listed on their labels.”Dr. Godo Chicago Chiropractor

A recent New York Times article on nutritional supplements shocked many people. The article published revealing studies about the quality of supplements sold at several well-known “big box” stores. If you’ve ever purchased nutritional supplements from a chain retail store, you definitely need to consider the New York state attorney general’s action against Wal-Mart Walgreens, Target, and GNC. In an unprecedented action, the state has requested these stores to stop the sale of all the products in question.

Of course, until all the facts surface, I don’t want to act as judge or jury; however, some things are really clear. As part of its investigation, the attorney general’s office bought 78 bottles of the leading brands of herbal supplements from a dozen Walmart, Target, Walgreens and GNC locations across New York State. Then the agency analyzed the products using DNA bar coding, a type of genetic fingerprinting that the agency has used to root out labeling fraud in the seafood industry. Approximately four out of five of the products purchased at Walmart, Target, Walgreens and GNC contained NONE of the herbs listed on their labels. In many cases, the authorities said, the supplements contained little more than cheap fillers like rice, wheat, powdered beans, peas, carrots or house plants.

The product contained NONE… none of the herbs listed on the label. Consumers wasted their money on cheap fillers, even fillers like wheat which can cause adverse reactions, even though the label claimed it to be wheat and gluten-free.

How could this happen? The investigation was based on a 2013 study in Canada using similar DNA technology. That study tested 48 products from 12 companies and found basically the same theme, a lack of the botanicals as stated on the label and the presence of contaminated fillers not stated on the label. Critics of both studies claim that the DNA technology was not an acceptable method to determine the presence of the herbs. They say the manufacturing process itself may have disrupted the DNA bar codes. But here is what makes the four “big box” stores cringe. Using the same DNA testing methods, a 2013 Canadian study testing 44 products from 12 companies found 2 of the 12 companies DID produce DNA sampling consistent with label claims. Interestingly, the DNA testing was sufficient to determine the cheap fillers. These findings are evidence enough for any consumer to STOP and pay attention.

As for most Wellness professionals, it’s no news to them. But clinicians are alarmed by just how bad the results were. We’ve believed for years that manufacturers who produce products for retailers at such reduced prices could never have sufficient quality control. It takes a lot of time and costs a lot of money to purchase and use the sophisticated equipment needed to test the presence and activity of botanicals. And don’t think this problem exists just for the “discount” nutrition houses. Many of the so called professional lines are no more than marketing companies that often do not manufacture their own products much less use extensive testing.

From time to time Dr. Godo shares the Wellness Minute, you may hear him refer to specific supplements. Dr. Godo recommends products by Biotics Research Corporation with complete confidence. Over his 12 years as a wellness professional Dr. Godo has come to appreciate the consistency and quality of their supplements. Are there other effective supplements available? Of course, he will do his best to let you know which supplements are recommended. All supplements are not created equal.

Dr. Godo Chicago ChiropractorBiotics Research Corporation is a leader in quality control. All supplements by Biotics Research Corporation contain the biologically active ingredients listed on the label and are tested for environmental contaminants.

If you would like more details you can go online and read the New York Times article “New York Attorney General targets supplements at major retailers.” It’s an eye opener.

Dr. Godo shares this because his main concern is your pursuit of wellness. Along with diet and lifestyle, supplements are a huge piece of the wellness puzzle. Trusting Dr. Godo’s recommended supplements, brand choices and dosage is wise. Dr. Godo spends time, energy and money learning about nutrition and the companies that provide quality supplements.

In light of this recent article, I hope you feel more informed and are inspired to talk to Dr. Godo about purchasing nutrients and supplements that have real quality control behind them because that’s when you will get the results.

Dr. Jason Godo ,DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

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How To Lower Your Body’s Toxic Overload


Toxic load is the cumulative effect of the pesticides, hydrogenated fats, sunscreens & mosquito repellents, deodorants, toothpastes, and any chemicals not readily processed & expelled.

We hear the word “toxic” used to describe everything from chemical waste and household mold to toxic relationships with toxic people. Toxic means “poisonous” with the potential for harm or even death. Just Google “oil spills in the United States” and you will be surprised at the year by year results. Many of them are NOT reported in the news and people don’t realize their toxic effects. The sun and heat on crude oil emits benzene as well as a plethora of other hydrocarbons.Godo Chiropractic Toxic Overload

Before we think we are safe because we don’t live near an oil or chemical spill, a recent study shows arctic birds are laden with chemical toxins. Who lives in a more pristine area than an arctic bird? Scientists are measuring the excrement of arctic birds and finding heavy metals and chemicals in their waste.

Let’s be truthful, there are toxins in the air from industry and pollutants invading us from all kinds of manufactured products. But rather than getting depressed, let’s consider TOXINS and what we can do. All of us carry a toxic load. Our toxic load is the cumulative effect of the tainted environment we live in, pesticides we eat in our food, hydrogenated fats we get from fast food restaurants, sunscreens and mosquito repellents we apply to our skin, our deodorants and toothpastes or any chemicals that our body is not able to readily process and expel.

The body stores toxins to protect us and then breaks them down as fast as possible. Usually it takes several steps to break down the fat soluble toxins because the body must attach a water soluble handle to it so it may be expelled without doing more harm to the cells and organs on the way out of the body. Two factors slow the process. One is that it takes certain co-factors to break down the toxins. If those co-factors which we need in tiny amounts are not present, the body will have to find another way to either break it down or store it until the necessary ingredients are available.

The second reason is that the toxins are coming in so fast that the body can’t break them down safely. Again in the best interest of your health the body stores them until the right environment and materials are available to dismantle them. So the term “total toxic load” refers to all the toxins your body in its wisdom has stored until such a time that it can dispose of them.

Remember, your body is working in your best interest and wants to clean house and function at top speed. Here’s the important point: we all have a “total toxic load.” As the toxic load increases so do the symptoms our body displays to signal that an overload is occurring and major changes are necessary. Stuff is breaking down. So let’s say our toxic load is 40%, due to our lifestyle and diet. Next, we breathe indoor air all winter long, our house has some mold or cat hair, maybe it goes to 60%, no big deal. We consume wheat or dairy or another food that we are mildly sensitive to. Our load goes up to 80% but now it is spring and this year the pollen is excessively high. Suddenly our toxic load rises to 90% and we experience symptoms.

Godo Chiropractic Toxic OverloadSo what does that mean? “Symptoms that we call headaches, brain fog, allergic reactions, fatigue, or even painful inflammation may be our body trying to unload some of its toxic load.”

From a naturopathic perspective, if we lower the entire toxic load by eating cleaner food, cutting out the dairy and gluten, get an air purifier or whatever we need to get rid of the mold, we can now go outside without experiencing what we would call seasonal allergies.

There are several strategies to lower your toxic load. You can start by eating a cleaner source of food, drinking purified water and consulting with your wellness clinician about antioxidants, alkalizing nutrients, multi vitamin/mineral support, essential fatty acids and probiotics. Dr. Godo recommends Pro-Multi Plus (athletic multi-vitamin/mineral with high b-complex), Bio-D Mulsion Forte (vitamin D liquid), and Optimal EFAs (essential fatty acids combination) for patients as the basic regimen to health and consistent detoxification. Ask Dr. Godo about the different types of detox programs and find the right one for your schedule and budget.

I’m always amazed at how many conditions disappear after lowering someone’s toxic load with a good detox. Everyone, anywhere will get toxins. It’s inevitable. Even the arctic birds do. So if you want optimal health, ask your clinician about lowering your “total toxic load.”

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

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Are You Thyroid Deficient?


“When hypothyroid symptoms are present, even though lab tests are normal, the thyroid hormones may not be active at the cellular level.”

I went to a vacation pool party and I couldn’t help but notice the mixed edema or puffiness in the face of one of my friends. I didn’t want to start pool party diagnostics so I decided to wait for a private moment at a later date. But later, she casually mentioned that her cholesterol was elevated and that she was always tired. She’s in her late 50s and overweight. In conversations I overheard her telling the other ladies that her hair and skin were different than before she had her children. By observing and listening to her, I could see the clinical picture. She is hypothyroid (low thyroid).

Wellness Minute Adrenal Gland SupportTraditionally, hypothyroidism is defined as “a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone.” The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck just below the voice box or larynx. The thyroid releases hormones that control metabolism. Interestingly, researchers are discovering new ways to look at thyroid malfunctions.

Dr. Mark Starr in his fascinating book Hypothyroidism Type 2 compares Type 2 Diabetes to what he calls Type 2 Hypothyroidism. Many Type 2 diabetics have enough insulin to maintain blood sugar equilibrium. Yet somehow their cells are not responding to their existing insulin levels and thus additional insulin is prescribed. Similarly, if someone displays hypothyroid symptoms, Dr. Starr suggests that their thyroid hormones may not be active at the cellular level. Thyroid tests are normal and yet patients have hypothyroid symptoms.

He spends 20 pages discussing the limitations of thyroid testing even the highly accepted TSH. According to Dr. Mark Starr, better indicators for thyroid function are patient histories, physical exams and the results of a clinical trial. In other words, the Wellness approach to hypothyroidism is to treat the person not the number on the lab test. Here are some of the physiological functions of the thyroid.

Thyroid hormones increase the function of a large number of genes, increase cellular metabolic activity and stimulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Some of the effects of healthy thyroid function on the cardiovascular system include increased blood flow and cardiac output, increased heart rate, increased heart strength, normal arterial blood pressure, increased respiration, increased GI motility, healthy muscle tone and healthy libido. Thyroid symptoms are ubiquitous.

The lack of thyroid hormones is correlated with increased concentrations of cholesterol and triglycerides in blood. Low thyroid has also been associated with fatty deposits in the liver, depression, low energy states and menstrual irregularities. Low thyroid hormones also mean a low metabolic rate.

How can the deficiency of one hormone have so many different symptoms associated with it? I think it is because healthy thyroid function is related to healthy mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are the cell’s power producers. They convert energy into forms that are usable by the cell. Healthy mitochondrial function means more energy for cells.

When thyroid hormones are given to animals, trillions of mitochondria increase in size and number. Guyton’s Textbook of Medical Physiology 2000 edition states that “it seems almost to be an obvious deduction that the principal function of thyroxin (thyroid hormone) might be simply to increase the number and activity of mitochondria.”

RunnerYou can take thyroid medication, but unless you have enough iron, magnesium, iodine/iodide and selenium, your hypothyroid symptoms may remain unchanged. Also, healthy adrenal glands are essential for healthy thyroid function. If adrenal function is over stimulated, it will shut down the thyroid as the body is trying to slow down the destructive fight or flight reaction. You may need adrenal support along with thyroid supplements.

Dr. Godo understands thyroid function and offers treatments that take a comprehensive and completely natural approach. If you have a deficiency of thyroid hormone, see Dr. Godo. Supplements can be taken safely and effectively that support healthy endocrine function and balance your metabolism naturally. I’ve seen many patients who come to me with symptoms of a thyroid deficiency, particularly difficulty losing weight. They’ve had their thyroid checked and the results came back normal.

As you’ve seen here, it may take more than a test to uncover a thyroid deficiency. But don’t give up. Talk to Dr. Godo about thyroid function and how to increase your body’s metabolism. It’s time to get started so you can have more energy… lose weight and feel younger.

Dr. Jason Godo

http://www.GoToGodo.com

 

Are You Thyroid Deficient?


“When hypothyroid symptoms are present, even though lab tests are normal, the thyroid hormones may not be active at the cellular level.”

I went to a vacation pool party and I couldn’t help but notice the mixed edema or puffiness in the face of one of my friends. I didn’t want to start pool party diagnostics so I decided to wait for a private moment at a later date. But later, she casually mentioned that her cholesterol was elevated and that she was always tired. She’s in her late 50s and overweight. In conversations I overheard her telling the other ladies that her hair and skin were different than before she had her children. By observing and listening to her, I could see the clinical picture. She is hypothyroid (low thyroid).

Wellness Minute Adrenal Gland SupportTraditionally, hypothyroidism is defined as “a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone.” The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck just below the voice box or larynx. The thyroid releases hormones that control metabolism. Interestingly, researchers are discovering new ways to look at thyroid malfunctions.

Dr. Mark Starr in his fascinating book Hypothyroidism Type 2 compares Type 2 Diabetes to what he calls Type 2 Hypothyroidism. Many Type 2 diabetics have enough insulin to maintain blood sugar equilibrium. Yet somehow their cells are not responding to their existing insulin levels and thus additional insulin is prescribed. Similarly, if someone displays hypothyroid symptoms, Dr. Starr suggests that their thyroid hormones may not be active at the cellular level. Thyroid tests are normal and yet patients have hypothyroid symptoms.

He spends 20 pages discussing the limitations of thyroid testing even the highly accepted TSH. According to Dr. Mark Starr, better indicators for thyroid function are patient histories, physical exams and the results of a clinical trial. In other words, the Wellness approach to hypothyroidism is to treat the person not the number on the lab test. Here are some of the physiological functions of the thyroid.

Thyroid hormones increase the function of a large number of genes, increase cellular metabolic activity and stimulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Some of the effects of healthy thyroid function on the cardiovascular system include increased blood flow and cardiac output, increased heart rate, increased heart strength, normal arterial blood pressure, increased respiration, increased GI motility, healthy muscle tone and healthy libido. Thyroid symptoms are ubiquitous.

The lack of thyroid hormones is correlated with increased concentrations of cholesterol and triglycerides in blood. Low thyroid has also been associated with fatty deposits in the liver, depression, low energy states and menstrual irregularities. Low thyroid hormones also mean a low metabolic rate.

How can the deficiency of one hormone have so many different symptoms associated with it? I think it is because healthy thyroid function is related to healthy mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are the cell’s power producers. They convert energy into forms that are usable by the cell. Healthy mitochondrial function means more energy for cells.

When thyroid hormones are given to animals, trillions of mitochondria increase in size and number. Guyton’s Textbook of Medical Physiology 2000 edition states that “it seems almost to be an obvious deduction that the principal function of thyroxin (thyroid hormone) might be simply to increase the number and activity of mitochondria.”

RunnerYou can take thyroid medication, but unless you have enough iron, magnesium, iodine/iodide and selenium, your hypothyroid symptoms may remain unchanged. Also, healthy adrenal glands are essential for healthy thyroid function. If adrenal function is over stimulated, it will shut down the thyroid as the body is trying to slow down the destructive fight or flight reaction. You may need adrenal support along with thyroid supplements.

Dr. Godo understands thyroid function and offers treatments that take a comprehensive and completely natural approach. If you have a deficiency of thyroid hormone, see Dr. Godo. Supplements can be taken safely and effectively that support healthy endocrine function and balance your metabolism naturally. I’ve seen many patients who come to me with symptoms of a thyroid deficiency, particularly difficulty losing weight. They’ve had their thyroid checked and the results came back normal.

As you’ve seen here, it may take more than a test to uncover a thyroid deficiency. But don’t give up. Talk to Dr. Godo about thyroid function and how to increase your body’s metabolism. It’s time to get started so you can have more energy… lose weight and feel younger.

Dr. Jason Godo

http://www.GoToGodo.com