How Did I Get This Sick?

You are the sum total of every event that has occurred in your life up to now

Unhealthy Man

How did I let my life get so messed up?

Illness and disease do not appear overnight. They develop over time. Yet our health care system is not set up to accommodate this obvious fact. We pool together a pattern of symptoms, put a name on it, and call it a disease. Then, a one-size fits-all protocol is applied. When you come in with breathing problems and get a diagnosis of asthma, you get a prescription for an inhaler to help you breathe better. But what about the answers to questions “Why did I develop asthma?” or “What do I do to reduce my need for the medication?” It is the equivalent of focusing on and treating the exhaust pipe when your car begins spewing black smoke instead of looking under the hood at the engine. Of course we want to feel better and need our symptoms addressed. But the bigger picture – the accumulation of all the small events that have occurred – facilitates the understanding of where the disease has come from.

Our symptoms and our current state of health are an accumulation of actions, events, and environmental influences that have taken place over the course of our entire lives. Events in our distant past, even our childhood years, may provide clues to solving the puzzle and identifying the root cause of what ails use now. Even events that occurred at or before birth, influenced by your mother’s health years before you were born, may play a role. Scientists are discovering that our genes and the way they are expressed are influenced by what our ancestors may have experienced several generations ago. In fact, this discovery has spawned a whole new scientific discipline – epigenetics – to understand how our nutrition, lifestyle, environment, and events in our daily life influence gene expression. Imagine that somehow last winter your small backyard garden had a spill of 10 gallons of gasoline and you didn’t know about it. In the spring your seedlings do not take root and grow, leaving you wondering “What’s wrong with these seedlings?”   So how many of your current doctors are asking why are you sick now without understanding what you have put your body/health through over the last decade or two…or your entire life?  That’s why a “Big Picture” history is so important.

At Dr. Kydonieus’s office, his nutrition consultation takes 90 minutes and most of this is history taking and enabling you to see how your past is affecting you right now.  Then you  will receive a “report” on your next visit which takes another 60 minutes!  The chiropractic exam, separate from the nutrition consultation if you wish to have that done also takes over an hour. (You can be a nutrition OR a chiropractic patient OR both.  It is up to you).     At our healing center we understand the common pitfalls that make people(kids are people too) sick but getting you to understand and learn how this happened takes time.

Understanding and illuminating your past so YOU can see why you YOU need to take the course of action we have determined can help you the most is what we do here.  We can clearly see why our “natural” program will work and teaching you to see it and take it over is what we hope to accomplish.  It will not be easy but if you are willing to take it in “baby steps” then the understanding will come as the healing takes place.  You will then have a more healthy and better life that YOU are in charge of and NOT backslide.


*Some of this blog was taken from Dr. Tom O’Bryan’s work.  His new exciting website and book are a great help to others who want to understand their past health issues.

Dr. Tom O'Brian, DC author of Auto Immune Fix

Dr. Tom O’Brian, DC
author of Auto Immune Fix

MyTimelineTM is a powerful tool that enables you to easily document the unfolding phenomena that lead to ill health – a process that often occurs over many years, perhaps even a lifetime. It gives you and your practitioner the “Big Picture” so you can take the necessary steps to build back your health. We give you ongoing access so you can use MyTimelineTM to document your progress and your recovery.

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