I have been a chiropractic patient for approximately 25 years, not for any injuries but because I know how good it feels to be free of subluxations
I found Dr. Michael Rehl in February of 2009 through his website. My long-time chiropractor had retired and I was looking for someone with a similar practice and philosophy, including Applied Kinesiology and nutrition. I was ready to make some big changes in my health. I walked every day but knew I need to do more. I was on a very expensive prescription for chronic constipation and wanted to find a different, healthier solution.
Dr. Rehl immediately noted that I had an intolerance to wheat through nutritional testing. He recommended that I remove all wheat products from my diet for a month. I took that challenge the next step further. After reading a few books and researching online, I decided to eliminate wheat and all gluten from my diet for a month. I began to take the nutritional supplements Dr. Rehl recommended. I also eliminated certain dairy products, as lactose intolerance can cause some of the same symptoms as gluten. Within about two weeks I noticed a big difference. The constant bloating and gassy feeling I lived with and which I attributed to my chronic constipation issues was remarkably improved. My left hip area bothered me at times and I assumed it could only be corrected by chiropractic adjustments. However, Dr. Rehl showed me that it was actually related to my digestive issues. Dr. Rehl also recommended that I do more than my daily walks in terms of exercise. He said that muscle strength and resistance training could improve my overall muscle tone, which would then help maintain my chiropractic adjustments. I joined a gym and now in addition to my daily walks, I take a fitness class or use the various machines and weights at the gym three times a week.