A Petaluma chiropractor was the person who got me to where I needed to be nutrition wise. Most people think about back injuries or nerve damage when they think about chiropractors, and I was no exception. When I started having serious stomach problems, I figured a visit to the doctor would patch things up in a hurry. It was probably something easily diagnosed like acid reflux so finding a solution would be a piece of cake. In any event, I needed to go in and make sure it wasn’t something more serious like pancreatic or stomach cancer.
After finding out I wasn’t dying of cancer, things got problematic. The doctor didn’t think it was acid reflux and basically said there wasn’t anything he could do about my issues. He suggested a bland diet and to watch my stress and anxiety levels. In other words, he wasn’t a help. I started taking things like antacids and the various over the counter remedies for reflux thinking maybe he just didn’t know what he was talking about. These things helped, but only for short amounts of time. I obviously needed to see someone who knew more than my doctor.
Doctors, it turns out, know almost nothing about supplements or nutrition. They take a one or two hour course on this topic in medical school and that is it. The chiropractor I went to, on the other hand, knows a lot about nutrition and supplements. The chiropractor listened to my symptoms and put me on several vitamin supplements that cleared up my issues in less than a week. I wish more people knew about this option instead of running to their physicians and either getting no help or prescriptions for drugs that can do more harm than good. I recommend visiting a chiropractor if you have nutritional concerns.