Even if this isn't your first experience with a whole health practitioner, you may still have some questions about your visit. That's why we are compiling some of our most frequently asked questions along with simple, straightforward answers. We will be adding to this page, so check back often!
How long will this take?
How long do I have to come in?
How long will it take before I'm well?
How long do I have to keep taking pills?
You, the patient, is always in control of the length of time you treat. Dr. Cox will recommend a treatment plan based on what he finds and what his experience and training tells him about the problem. But we respect that the ultimate decision on how long to treat is yours.
Given that, the complexity of your problem and your medical history will be major factors in how long it takes. Also, how long you've had the problem will impact the length of time it takes to be better.
The best thing to do if you're concerned about the length of time / number of visits / number of pills - is to visit with Dr. Cox. He will give you the best estimate he can.
How does muscle testing work?
The body is run by chemical and electrical signals sent along the spinal cord and fluid nervous system. All organs and tissues are controlled by the brain and nervous system
Muscle testing, or Kinesiology is the most direct, fastest, least expensive, non-invasive method to quickly and accurately determine what is causing a problem.
If something interferes with the transmission of your electrical impulses, a lack of energy flow will occur. It is a lot like a dimmer switch on a light fixture: if the electricity is lessened, the bulb becomes dimmer or completely dark. Likewise, if the chemical and electrical signals running your body that travel from brain to body part or muscle are interfered with (either mechanically by misaligned vertebrae, tight muscles, by reaction to foods or other substances), your organ function can be adversely affected, and your muscles will weaken, which makes your arm go down.
There have been a number of studies done looking at the effectiveness of muscle testing since it has become such a widely used approach to natural health care.
What is the Difference Between Natural and Syntheic Vitamins?
Q. First, what are synthetic vitamins?
A. Basically, anything you can buy over the counter. If you can get it at Walmart, Target, or Walgreens, it is synthetic.
Q. So, what's so bad about synthetics?
A. First, they don't work. When chemicals that are found in food are isolated, studies have shown that they don't work as well as when they are in whole foods.
"When an isolated nutrient is ingested, most of it is is rushed through the circulation and flushed out through the kidneys because the body does not recognize it as food". (Judith A. De Cava, C.N.C., L.N.C.)
Q. Well, synthetic vitamins can't hurt me, can they?
A. Actually, they can. Part of the supplement is not flushed through the body. The body may try to use that fraction, but in doing so actually depletes the body of natural nutrients. This action can interfere with biological function and result in toxicity.
"Consumed in large amounts, synthetic vitamins can result in serious side effects such as diarrhea, liver or nerve damage (often irreversible), headaches, birth defects, and much more. Excessive amounts can upset the delicate human biochemistry. Therefore deficiency may not be overcome and toxicity may actually result". (Nutrition Today, 1998)
Q. I can figure out what supplements I need, right?
A. Actually, not really. You see, the body's need for nutrients varies from person to person. It even varies for the same person at different stages of life. Also, the nutrient that can decrease chances of one problem (like heart disease), can actually increase the risk of another (like osteoporosis or cancer).
This is where a licensed health care practitioner becomes invaluable. After years of study in this area, a certified clinical nutritionist, like myself, can direct you in the safest and most effective path.
Q. So, what do I do to safely and effectively supplement my health?
A. Take nothing but high quality whole food (real food) supplements carried by a licensed health care practitioner.
These are all I have ever carried for all the reasons discussed and more. I have long been aware of the dangers and ineffectiveness of synthetic vitamins. I will evaluate your needs individually, and "prescribe" supplements that your body can effectively use because they are made of real food.
I have been studying clinical nutrition for 30 years. I currently have my D.C., A.C.N. in clinical nutrition, and I am in the process of obtaining my Diplomat in clinical nutrition.