How It All Began
How I came from awakening, to transformation, to healing.
My Awakening Begins
My story is a simple one. I awakened at the age of 16 while going into a 7-Eleven to buy a snack. As I guzzled down the coke and munched on a bag of Fritos, I realized that what I was eating had zero nutritional value. From that day forward I decided to eat healthier food. I stopped eating at fast food restaurants and I stopped drinking Cokes. Yes, I was the first of my group of friends ever to buy from a health food store! Being outspoken about my new lifestyle and diet, I soon acquired the nickname Mr. Natural. I recognized at that early age that there was nothing healthy about the process food we were all eating. These events took place in the mid 70’s way before the introduction of GMO foods.
Another life defining moment that literally transformed my life occurred a year later while attending college in Pre-med. I was involved with a girlfriend whose father was the Chief of Medicine at a local hospital. After Sunday brunch he would often invite me to accompany him on his rounds. On one particular Sunday after leaving a ward of some really sick people, I naively asked,” How can we keep these people from getting sick in the first place?” To which he responded under his breath while rubbing his thumb and fingers together gesturing money; oh, no, we don’t want that!
His candid response floored me and immediately shattered my ideal of becoming a M.D. It took me years to recognize that sickness and disease “IS” the business model . Many awakenings later, I developed a model of care that is pro-health in spite of the disease care model practiced globally. I practice “Functional Medicine” with an emphasis on thyroid, immune and nervous system restoration and drug free pain relief. My protocols involve lifestyle education, nutritional supplementation, dietary changes and chiropractic adjustments.