How to Obtain Optimal Health and Wellness Without Drugs Or Surgery

By Russell Brokstein –

In this day and age, our country is going through a process of coming up with a better health care system. We have relied on medicine and surgery for several decades, increasing costs of care, more and more patients just loading up on medications with increased harmful side effects. It’s is known more chemicals are being put into the body increasing these effects.

Dr. Joseph Mercola reports doctors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. causing 250,000 deaths every year and the poor performance of the U.S. was recently confirmed by a World Health Organization study which used different data and ranked the United States as 15th among 25 industrialized countries. (1) On top of that we use more medicine and surgery than any of these countries.

We concentrate too much on screenings for diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc…but by doing that we are just doing diagnosing and prescribing more medications, rather than taking preventative measures to stay healthy. We need a true health care system, not a sick care system of prescribing drugs and surgery.

Chiropractors for over a century have been trying to teach the public about prevention and maintenance. There are many aspects to true health: exercise, nutrition, sleep, good mental attitude and a properly functioning nervous system. By working on these, people will be more healthy naturally and see their health becoming more optimal.

We can take this a step further, as many chiropractors have become wellness consultants. These particular doctors take a different approach to your health care. Rather than cover up your symptoms with medication or surgery, we take a 3 pronged wellness approach to find the cause of your problems to correct and maintain your health. Doesn’t this make more sense than just covering up symptoms with medications that have harmful side effects?

The concept of Wellness has taken on a broad meaning related to health care. It is considered care without drugs so we not only eliminate health problems but we can prevent them.

We believe all health problems have 3 causes. The first is trauma. We can have falls and accidents that occurred in the past. It can happen from the time of birth, while kids fall trying to learn to walk, playing sports, carrying backpacks and sitting at school desks for years, missing the curb or step, carrying a pocket book or briefcase on a shoulder for years, typing and car accidents just to name a few. These traumas accumulate over time and can cause undetected and long lasting damage not just to muscles but to nerves as well. Nerves control all functions in the body and if they are not working properly, neither will your body.

Second, we have stress which everyone experiences in life. Prolonged stress leads to hormone imbalances related to the stress glands of the body known as the adrenal glands. These glands secrete hormones that control sleep, digestion, diabetes, weight gain, estrogen/progesterone, testosterone, allergies, arthritis, immunity, heart function, fatigue, etc. It is known that caffeine and sugars decrease the functioning of these glands. These glands can be checked and if malfunctioning, they can be repaired through diet and supplements.

The 3rd factor in illness is pollution of our water, food and air. The US rates 48th in life expectancy. We are on the bottom of the list despite all the drugs we take. There are 82,000 chemicals that can enter your body weekly. To defend against them your body surrounds them in fat. The more chemical build up you have in your body the more acidic the body becomes. Doesn’t it make sense the more acidic your body is the less healthy it is? Just think of summer time when we swim in pools… We test the water acidity and know not to swim in it until the water pH levels are balanced.

With these 3 approaches: removing the effects of trauma, eliminating the harmful effects of stress and removing toxic chemicals, wellness practitioners get results with problems no on else has helped. The screening for these 3 areas takes little time and is non invasive.

Isn’t it time we took a different approach to health? Gain the health and wellness that you deserve!


Dr. Russell Brokstein is founder of Hometown Family Wellness Center in Freehold, NJ. He has specialized in family health for over 11 years and has a unique approach to getting results with patients that other health practitioners have failed with. To get free ebooks and videos on back pain, neck pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and wrist pain or to receive our free monthly enewsletter “Healthy Horizons” visit:

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