Principle: Real Food is one of the most fundamental ways that we connect with the earth, with nature and with our local environment. It is essential we know where our food comes from so we can consciously choose health or disease.

“People are fed by the food industry, which pays no attention to health, and are treated by the health industry, which pays no attention to food.”

Wendell Berry

As I approach my 9th year in practice, this quote becomes more acutely focused in my mind. The more I study and research, the more I realize that these two industries are actually one big corporate/governmental conglomerate which includes our food, agriculture, pharma, insurance companies and their governmental regulators.

The above quote flies 100% in the face of the famous Hippocrates quote below:

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”


I initially thought that this blog would be about FOOD written by our in-house Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Olivia Costanzo. Although she would have handled it beautifully, I am realizing that my mission is to speak the truth about WHY we are so disconnected from our innate wisdom and natural way of living.

We have been duped.

We have been made to believe that our bodies are programmed for failure. If you haven’t wondered why most physicians ask about family history at all… think about it now. Most medical providers are literally asking you where your genes have failed you and where you will likely fail in the future.

If you have Type 2 Diabetes (formerly known as Adult-Onset Diabetes) in your family and you show any signs of dysglycemia – hey, diet may work but take these pills.

If you have Cardiovascular disease in your family and you have borderline high cholesterol, maybe get a little more exercise but take these statins.

But I don’t blame them. They believe we are made to fail –  that our genes are literally programmed for disease and it’s a merely a matter of time, luck or chance for before we ‘get’ something. And when you do, because there is no IF, just name the condition… we have a drug for it. The ultimate outside-in.

It breaks my heart.

If you’re reading this, you probably aren’t one of the heartbreakers.

I understand for those that have explored our paradigm, and haven’t joined, it is simply not the right time/place for every family. I fully believe the patient must be a level 10 commitment when starting a transformative chiropractic care plan because their healing depends on it. Yet, what I know with 100% certainty, is there is no primary prevention in the conventional medical model, and I cannot think of a bigger failure in any healthcare system.

This means that invariably, medicine is reactionary. There are rarely reimbursements for prevention and wellness with insurance companies. They work purely by a diagnosis (ICD10 code) and treatment (CPT code) basis.

Meaning, you have to already have something, and are already playing catch up.

Real Food is one of the most fundamental ways that we connect with the earth, with nature and with our local environment. Real Food is one of the most powerful means to master self healing in the body. Regarding food, our genetic requirements really have not changed in 40,000 years. Researchers like Drs. Loren Cordain and Boyd Eaton have been showing this for decades, that if we just eat food, we won’t even get acne – yes, acne is only found in modern Western Civilizations.

The issues surrounding food in California isn’t a new one. Prop 37 was shot down in 2016 due to donations from large food/chemical corporations like Hershey and Monsanto – donations against labeling for GMOs were to the order of $44 million. Donations for the proposition were led by the likes of Dr. Joseph Mercola (one of my personal idols, Dr. Bronners Magic Soap and Clif Bar) with donations totaling only $8.1 million.

The revolving door is real but sometimes totally hidden from plain sight. Executives from the corporate industries listed above become those who work for the government agencies that regulate their same industry – the fox isn’t guarding the henhouse, they are one and the same. As much as I believe in the inherent goodness of people, the more I study this, the more I know it isn’t to far fetched to believe that this is all intentional.

The only answer at this point is to do everything in your power to EAT REAL FOOD.

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