It all started over 40 years ago. I was the original 97lb weakling,
who had sand kicked in his face by the girls at Jones Beach along
the south shore of Long Island, N.Y. I remember not being able
to do even one pullup in gym class in front of the other boys.
It was so bad that I could have posed for the before picture for
the original Charles Atlas body building course.
So I and my friend Harry began lifting weights and reading Strength
& Health Magazine by Bob Hoffman, a former olympic weightlifting
coach. In addition to weightlifting routines to gain strength,
the magazine contained articles about nutrition and had ads for
weight gain powder and vitamins that purported to transform anyone
into Mr. America in 8 weeks.My education in nutrition and physical
culture was off to a promising start.
It took a little longer than 8 weeks, but by the time I reached
high school I was one of the fittest and strongest athletes in
the school. My self esteem soared as I received attention and respect
from family, friends, teachers, coaches and most important of all
to a 16 year old, females.
I became an all-star soccer player, tag heuer replica , wrestler, pole vaulter and
captain of the physical fitness team.
During these years, I continued to read magazines and books having
to do with strength, health and nutrition.I even baked wheat germ
"brownies"to take to school as my lunch. My early granola days
were in full swing.
In college, I wrestled and played many sports in
intramurals. My concern with health continued, eating as I thought
was healthy and never touching alcohol or cigarettes. I was so
neurotic about health that I would never touch anything I thought
Strongly influenced and impressed by my chiropractor, it was natural
for me to pursue a career as a drugless healer. I entered professional
school in September of 1972 traveling all the way to St Louis to
attend Logan College of Chiropractic.Thus began my formal education
in nutrition and alternative methods of healing. By staying in
school through the summers, I was able to graduate in three years
near the top of the class and pass the national board with A's.
That was 29 years ago. In addition to gaining experience with
patients, I continued to focus on nutrition in readings and formal
seminars. Alternative forms of healing were also a primary focus.
During my adult years, I continued and still to this day workout
with weights, cycle, rollerblade, hike and many others. At the
age of 38 I was crowned amateur champion of the Scottish heavyweight
athletics at Loon Mountain setting a number of records.I am a nationlly
licensed wrestling and soccer coach and spent 10 years as head
wrestling coach at Lawrence Academy and Acton-Boxboro High School.
For years I coached town and club soccer and played soccer at the
30's, 40's and 50's masters level.
My current opinion about the causes of ill health or unwellness
centers around nutritional deficiencies and the toxic and hormonal
effects of heavy metals, chemicals, parasites and poor food choices.
Genetic weakness plays a role in some cases.
Millions of years
of evolution has programmed human physiology to work a
way.It can be said that there is an internal environment and
an external environment in constant interaction with each other.
or unwellness is a manifestation of an imbalance in the normal
interaction of the two environments.
Poor food choices result in deficiencies and adverse hormonal
imbalances. Chemicals, heavy metals, and parasites create deficiencies,
have poison effects and or create hormonal imbalances as well. Most
people have all of these operating at the same time. These issues
are often overlooked or not routinely addressed.
Most doctors are symptom and crisis oriented and were not educated
to appreciate the association between nutrition and disease. Blood
tests are often deceiving. They can show normal hormone levels when
hormone function is seriously under functioning. Normal laboratory
testing for parasites is woefully inadequate and fails to show their
presence even when they are flourishing.
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