Welcome to Health Links! This is a blog started by myself, Dr. Aaron Wahl, with these purposes:
To help as many individuals and families learn how they can lead a life with as little of a need for medications and surgeries as possible.
To help individuals and families understand the basic links in our health that when even one becomes weak will cause their whole chain to break.
A weak and broken chain will result in weak and broken health.
I would first like to give you some history on my life. I was raised in a traditional medically-oriented family with doctors in many generations of my family. I had my vaccines and took medications every time I felt bad or was "sick". Around the age of 6, I was diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and was put on high doses of Ritalin. I was sick regularly with ear infections, chest colds, sinus infections, and other typical "illnesses" and I was medicated every single time. In fact, I was medicated so much that I started to develop digestive issues that would cause me to not be able to release my bowels for long periods of time and resulted is such terrible stomach pains that I could hardly walk. I was a regular at the nurse's office for many of these issues. I even started high school in basic and remedial level courses because it was thought that I might have a learning disability or a maybe even be of lower intelligence.
Just before high school, my parents went through what I can only refer to as a health care awakening. My younger sister (10 years younger) was failing to thrive at the age of 3 and with nothing left but hope they went and visited the Mayo Clinic. It was there that they were introduced to research that was occurring at The University of Chicago regarding Celiac Disease. This research saved my sister's life and changed the course of my life forever.
Through their scary and amazing journey to save my sister's life they were introduced to Chiropractic and Nutrition as the way to get the body to heal itself. This was not how I learned what I now understand to be the truth about health and healing. That comes later in the story. In fact, I kind of resented the gross "bread" that was introduced into my diet but it really did save my sister's life.
Part of my ADHD was an abundance of energy so my parents put me into wrestling at a young age. I continued wrestling in high school and excelled as a varsity starter and lettered 3 of my 4 years. It was during my Freshman year that I slammed on the back of my head and neck and was injured. My mom took me to the Chiropractor because of her recent positive experience and within a couple weeks, I was back to wrestling without any residual neck pain.
This was a very profound experience for me because up to that point in my life I had never had a problem that didn't involve a drug as a solution. I didn't think a lot of it at the time except that it was pretty cool that I was able to get better without taking a medication. When I look back on that moment I realize now that was the point where my whole life changed. My Chiropractor recommended to my Mom that she keep bringing me back for maintenance adjustments to keep my spine aligned and me as healing as best a possible. My health history over the next 4 years changed dramatically. I stopped getting sick all of the time, stopped having to take antibiotics several times per year, and I stopped having the terrible digestive issues I was having. I even started to excel at school. I finished high school in all accelerated and advanced placement classes starting college with AP Calculus credits. While I was in college my parents recommended I shadow our Chiropractor and through this experience, I decided this is what I wanted to do with the rest of my life...even without having my epiphany yet.
It was at Logan College of Chiropractic that the lighbulb went off. I realized while taking neurology classes and discussing the effects the Chiorpractic Adjustment has on the nervous system. It was in these classes that I was able to piece together that by removing the Subluxations, mis-alignments of the spinal bones, I was allowing my nerves to work better which resulted in my body working better. The longer my body was able to heal better the healthier I got. That was now my truth! Chiropractic was not about pain but rather a foundational health link that allowed my health chain to be stronger and without it, my chain breaks eventually. It is the foundation of which our health resides. You can eat great and exercise a lot but if your nerve system cannot manage the stress and toll of life you are not going to be as healthy as you can be. That was an amazing epiphany that I have dedicated my life.
I have taken this truth in health and healing and am raising two children, with my wife, that haven't had shots and haven't had antibiotics and have developed into beings that are far more advanced - physically, emotionally, and cognitively than myself or my wife were when we were their ages. That is what I want for my community - A healthier, happier, more productive community.
We do not have a medicine cabinet we have a vitamin cabinet. My kids were adjusted at birth and continue to be checked every week. They were breastfed for the greater part of their first year of life and then were put on a vitamin regimen after they weaned from breast milk. They were given Chinese herbs when their body expressed symptoms and were allowed to fever and rest so their bodies' could become stronger.
I KNOW how to raise a family without the rampant use of medications and I want that for each of you reading this message. That being said, I am not anti-medicine. There is a place and time for medicine and it is in the emergency realm. My daughter broke her arm and got a cast. I had a skin infection that started to spread and went on antibiotics when it became apparent that I was in an emergency situation. But that doesn't change that your body is amazing and more powerful than you are being led to believe. Here you will receive some basic tools needed to build a healthier you and a healthier family.
I hope you enjoy reading and learning while I share with you what I have learned over my 12 years in practice and 4 years of Chiropractic school.
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I wish you the best and want you to know that you can reach out to me anytime. I will always make time to answer your questions to the best of my ability.
Dr. Aaron Wahl
Principled Chiropractor | Family Wellness Expert