RE:FORM News #7—The future is now…

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” -Thomas Edison

You may have noticed that as much as I care about you and your health, I am also concerned about your spouse or partner, and your family and friends. We have many entry points into the clinic for the people you love and care about and some of you have responded with certainty and referred regularly.

If you have not yet referred I wonder if truly understand the severity of subluxation; a process that prematurely wears out the spine and interferes with your body’s ability to heal and regulate. I believe that if 100% of RE:FORM patients truly understood the negative effects of this internal issue, they would insist that their loved ones come in for a spinal health exam and nervous system scan ASAP!

Last week I found myself leaving my medical doctor’s office feeling frustrated…let me tell you why:

In the past five years we have had stroke, heart disease, hip replacements, and colon cancer strike our family. My wife Kailey decided it was time for me to go to our family doctor for a physical for early diagnosis and preventative care. When I arrived I was informed that OHIP no longer does an ‘annual physical’ until you are over 65 and it has been replaced with an ‘annual health visit’ as there is evidence that an annual physical exam is ineffective in finding hidden disease in healthy people. This change is saving OHIP over 29 millions dollars a year.

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/phys_services/docs/periodic_health_visit_is_ea_en.pdf

The doctor asked me some questions about my health history and then said he would listen to my heart and take my BP to ‘keep my wife happy,’ and I could next come in when something went wrong! This was not the checkup I was expecting or hoping for, however it certainly reinforced the true healthcare that I deliver every day, and why I believe so strongly in the power of chiropractic – the power that made your body heals your body!

My three questions to you are the following:
1. Who will you trust to assess your health and flag eroding health early?
3. Will you choose to wait for symptoms to tell you something is wrong?
2. How healthy you want to be in your 70’s, 80’s and 90’s?

If your idea of health is built on the foundation of how you look and feel, you will be in for a rude awakening one day. If you alter your view and open your mind that true health means having a healthy spine and an optimally functioning nervous system which allows every cell and tissue in your body to operate as they were intended to, then you will also see that the future is now and Chiropractors are the ‘Doctors of the Future’ that Mr. Edison was talking about!

Today I would like you to think of two people that you love and book them in to start their journey to true health today!

Have a healthy week,

Dr. Martin