Saturday, February 14, 2009

Why is my skinny 13 year old on a diet?

About a year ago we began to hear about a "wonder" chiropractor. (Since I don't have his permission to blog about him, I will call him Dr. M.) We kept running into people who had been helped greatly by Dr. M. He helped one friend who had all kinds of health problems. She has zero health problems now. He also helped the autistic son of one of Jeff's co-workers go from non-communicative to conversing and making eye contact with his parents. Dr. M also helped a friend who has cancer.

We really wanted to take Joseph and Jennifer to Dr. M. Joseph because of his learning struggles and Jennifer because of all the health issues she has had this past year. However, he does not take any insurance and we did not have the money to pay out of pocket, so we took that to mean that the Lord did not want us to take them, at least for the moment.

Then a friend of ours, who goes to Dr. M, obtained some gift certificates for them to have a free initial visit. Since the initial visits are $200, we decided to take advantage of it and go ahead and take them. We later learned that we had misunderstood about Dr M not taking insurance. He does not file but he gives us the information we need so we can file, so I am thankful to say that our insurance will cover a good portion of it.

To make a long story short, Joseph will be going to visit Dr M for the next eight months (initially twice a week, then once a week and eventually every other week) and Jennifer will be going for six months (the same type of schedule as Joseph). Dr. M is treating them with adjustments, nutrition and supplements.

Dr M has placed Joseph on a very a very rigid detox diet for one month. Joseph can not have wheat or anything else with gluten. He also can not have dairy, eggs, sugar, peanuts, pork, beef or corn. After one month, he can reintroduce one of these items each week, in what ever order he chooses.

In the three weeks that Joseph and Jennifer have been going to Dr. M we have already seen improvements. Jennifer has been having two or three headaches a week instead of having them every single day. Her legs hurt much less often and she does not have any tummy aches.

It is harder to pin point exactly how much Joseph has been helped. We have noticed that he is stronger physically. He has also really blossomed in many ways. He is able to articulate his thoughts better. His reading speed has increased a bit. We know better than to expect any "miracle cures" but it is great to see these improvements already.

We are so thankful that the Lord led us to Dr. M. It has been really exciting to see the positive physical and mental changes in our children.


Carla said...

Glad Dr. M has been able to help your children. I pray that you will continue to see improvement as God continues to heal them.


Kim S said...

Thank you so much, Carla.

Kandie Stilwell said...

I am anxious to see you all, too bad it will be several weeks yet. Miss you all and love you.