It’s a well-known tidbit in Chiropractic school that most students have a “story” on why they decided to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. I fit that stereotype.
I lived a typical childhood for the most part, except that my Mom made a deal with me when I was a teenager. I wanted to eat and drink whatever I wanted and all that was in the house were healthier foods. My Mom told me that when I got my own job, I could eat whatever I wanted with my “own money.” Well, I did get that job and I feasted upon every sugary treat the world could offer.
I finished school and later went off to college. I graduated into the sports business world. I started my career with a good company and was very fortunate to be able to travel around the country working with college and professional sports teams. Although I had fun with this company and really enjoyed my job, I continued to eat everything I wanted, including more and more of those sugary treats.
I moved to Florida and met my wife, who just happened to be a Doctor of Chiropractic. I waited a few months to finally tell her that for the last fine or more years I was experiencing chest pains, severe anxiety, up and down depression and a plethora of other small and large symptoms.
After experience the amazing power of Chiropractic, Nutrition Response Testing and radical change in diet, my life changed. All of those crazy symptoms…literally disappeared. After these life changes and spending several years working in our practice, I decided to take the leap to become a doctor myself. I graduated December 2013.