Dr. Chris Boman is a chiropractor who specializes in helping children with various neurological disorders including autism and aspergers.
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Dr. Chris Bowman 0:00
You have a lack of information to the brain perpetuating the stress response. And that's what chiropractic comes in, we get movement into the spine, particularly on the upper cervical area that turns off the nociception. turns off the stress response, restores proprioceptive input restores balance in this autonomic nervous system, which then God created our bodies to heal to be self organizing, self healing. And so when you're in that balanced state of ease and stress more in the ease state, your body will start to heal itself and peel back the layers of trauma that the body has adapted to and continue to compensate for.
David Sandstrom 0:33
Welcome to the Natural Health Matters podcast where it's all about maximizing your health potential, so that you can look and feel your best at any age. I'm your host, David Sandstrom, Naturopathic Doctor and Biblical Health Coach, and this is episode number 81. Today we have on the show, Dr. Chris Boman. Dr. Chris runs trail head Family Chiropractic, a cutting edge Wellness Center in Marietta, California. He specializes in compassionate chiropractic care for babies, kids and moms to beat. He also caters to the special population children, including those with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, and ADHD. Dr. Chris, welcome to Natural Health Matters.
Dr. Chris Bowman 1:20
Thank you so much for having me, David.
David Sandstrom 1:23
It's a pleasure to have you on I love talking to people liNke you, because we're very like minded. And I know that you have a passion to help people. So could you give the Natural ation listeners just a 35,000 foot view about what you do with your practice?
Dr. Chris Bowman 1:37
Absolutely, yeah, I mean, it all starts with how I think, you know, as a practitioner, I originally wanted to be a sports chiropractor. And it wasn't until my second year in chiropractic schools at a chiropractic seminar. And one of my mentors now stood from stage and was the work that he'd been doing with kids. And he's he said a quote that still gives me goosebumps today. He said, I can't imagine how frightening it must be, for kids to be locked out of a world that they want to be a part of. And I knew from that moment that my life was not going to be dedicated to 22 athletes on a football field destroying themselves, it was going to be to the moms that are looking for answers, that the medical system isn't giving them that maybe the medical system caused. And I'm going to provide a natural solution, a drug free solution, a root cause solution to you know, issues, like you talked about in my in my intro, also things like colic and ear infections and provide certainty in parenting, and just empower and equip moms and parents dads to obviously, to raise their kids in a way that they're comfortable with, that they feel comfortable with, rather than just being dependent on medicine and the medical system to tell them what to do, when to do it, how to do it only to be shrugged off to the side when something goes wrong.
David Sandstrom 2:51
Excellent. And I love that quote that you just gave us about kids that want to be a part of the world, but are just struggling to do that. Can you go a little deeper in that?
Dr. Chris Bowman 3:01
Yeah, he was talking specifically about kids with autism, you know, the immediate thing that you go your mind goes to is that, you know, kids that are nonverbal, or kids that you know, who struggle with rage or impulsivity or extreme anxiety, like a lot of these kids do, would like to play soccer, you know, we'd like to be in a neurotypical class, we'd like to ride the bus or have birthday parties or go to a sleepover, you know, it's a world that they like to be want to be a part of, but their disabilities have kind of locked them out of it. We've kind of extrapolated it even further to kids that are dependent on antibiotics, or kids that are dependent on medications. They can't live life to their optimal potential, because medicine is influencing the neurology, it's influencing their physiology to be locked in to a certain even keel rather than expressing the highs and lows of life. And I think those highs and lows is what shape and form you and form your identity and give you an opportunity to pursue passion and stay away from things that that you don't agree with and resonate with. If you're just kind of a zombie going through life, you know, dependent on another system, you don't get a chance to form opinions, you don't get a chance to be independent, you don't get a chance to be uniquely you. And I think that taking away the purpose of what that person can become, and you're just kind of a sidecar to whatever medicine, whatever your parents, whatever society says you should be, and I think that's a lost asset to society, someone that's just zombied out on, you know, on Adderall or on you know, any of those other medications that that kind of just change you at your core. And so my goal is to really, you know, unlock these kids potential take them out of a state of stress into a state of ease so that they don't have to be dependent on a medical system. And they can actually engage with the world they can tell their moms I love you they can have a relationship with with other kids that can play sports, they can engage in a relatively neurotypical lifestyle, even though they might always have limitations, the limitations aren't going to define them, they're going to be a part of what makes them unique and give them their competitive advantage.
David Sandstrom 5:12
Absolutely. I couldn't agree more with everything you just said, you know, Jesus kids said that he came to give us life and life abundant. And that includes kids with ADHD or autism, or any of the other things you spoke of, in your experience. What do you do with those with those kids? I mean, if if mom comes in with an autistic kid, how do you how do you start your treatment? And how do you get to know that person? And what do you do with them?
Dr. Chris Bowman 5:39
Yeah, great question. You know, I'm sure you've probably heard the phrase to meet one kid with autism, you meet one kid with autism, you know, every case is unique and different. But luckily, we have a process that can stay relatively the same, because I believe we're going at the root cause of the issue. So no matter what symptoms you have, whether it is autism, ADHD, cancer, diabetes, you know all those things, it doesn't change the way we think. And the way we practice as chiropractors, the actual application of chiropractic might change, you know, based on the person's symptomatology, or sensitivities. But basically, what we do, is we do an in depth consultation, so we figured out, you know, what happened? Has it been like this since birth? And was there a events that kind of triggered regression? What therapies have you done? You know, what medications are you on? Or doctors, you know, considering? Where are you at? What are your hopes, you know, for your kid? What, what are your kids limitations? What are they, you know, like and want to do. And then I could just go through the basic philosophy of chiropractor, which if you don't mind, I'll share now and that kind of please lane, please do.
David Sandstrom 6:44
That's a great thing to talk about.
Dr. Chris Bowman 6:47
Cool, yeah, and that kind of explains that the testing that we do, and then you know, the treatment that we do after that. So basically, what I tell my parents is your, your worldview is shaped on the balance of your nervous system. And you know, full well, you have your autonomic nervous system, which is kind of a yin and a yang, you have your sympathetic, which is your fight or flight kind of response reaction. That happens when your body is in a state of stress, or there's a perceived status stress, you have your parasympathetic part of your nervous system, which is your Rest Digest, state of healing, you know, strong delta wave is when it's the part of your autonomic nervous system that you want to live in, not necessarily your sympathetic nervous system that's reactive, you want to stay proactive kind of in your in your parasympathetic. However, when your body is kind of overwhelmed with stress, your nervous system gets overloaded, either from a chemical trauma that could be things like pharmaceuticals, that could be things like, you know, polluted air from from mold, or, you know, stuff that they're spraying polluted water. It could be from a emotional trauma. So something that happened in pregnancy, you know, a divorce, mom lost her job or stressful, you know, situation during pregnancy or during that labor delivery birth processes, some stressful event that sends off chemicals that the baby is unable to read and get overwhelmed, or physical trauma, once again, from pregnancy from the birth process, such as a C section, vacuum, forceps, delivery, a delivery, fast birth process, super long birth process, all these things influence, ultimately, the movement of the spine, okay, when the body gets stuck in a state of stress that causes your muscles to tighten up, which limits movement in your spine. Now to talk about two more technical words, and I think that's all the technical words that I use, when the spine is moving the way it's supposed to. It sends what we call proprioceptive, or soothing feedback awareness to the brain about what's going on in your environment. When your spine stops moving the way it's supposed to that switches from proprioceptive toycon nociceptive feedback, which is nauseous stress pain signals to the brain that trigger once again, that fight or flight or perpetuate that fight or flight process. So in a baby that looks like maybe torticollis, where the muscles stay tight, and the baby can't turn its head, or that looks like colic, or it looks like ear infections, all of these things are symptoms of chronic stress, whether that's a minute, 10 minutes or 10 months old. If the body is in a state of stress, it's going to be responding and sending messages to the brain, to your consciousness and an expression of symptoms. So symptoms are effects of dysfunction, that dysfunction because of stress. And so chiropractors come in and we do what we do in our office, we do two scans on babies, we really only do one which is a infrared thermography scan, which helps us measure the difference of skin temperature from one side to the other. The bigger the difference, the more inflammation and most commonly what we're seeing in babies especially with autism, ADHD, you know, any alphabet soup of neurodevelopmental disorders, we're seeing a high level of stress right at the upper cervical spine. And the reason why we're seeing that is most likely due to the birth process. And the reason why we're so concerned about that is because there's a nerve that lives up there called the vagus nerve, which is I don't know what 80% of your parasympathetic influence so that rest relaxed influence to the digestive system to the neuro endocrine system to the all the different systems that are on the inside. If you're having stress at the upper cervical spine, that's going to default your body into the vagus nerve is in a sense going to turn off, the fault become stress. And then your body is no longer responding to a stressful stimulus on the outside is now responding to his perceived stress due to the lack of input from proprioception and from the vagus nerve. And so then you get in this dress cycle where you started with neck pain or an ear infection that turns into digestive system problem that turns into a lack of serotonin or dopamine, which turns into a lack of neural development. And you kind of just get one thing at a time in my slides that I go through, when I teach seminars, I kind of walk through a progression of baby it has a stressful birth process, they start to get your infections, they get antibiotics, which runs the infection deeper, they start to get tonsillitis and strep throat once they take the tonsils out, which drives the infection deeper turns into a lung infection. So they get asthma, allergies, and then they're on albuterol, which stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and just drives things one step further until you have autism diagnosis. And so when we talk about in a sense, a treatment plan, our goal is to start at the root cause because there's a lot of things that happen in the root is you have a lack of information to the brain perpetuating the stress response. And that's what chiropractic comes in, we get movement into the spine, particularly on the upper cervical area, that turns off the nociception. turns off the stress response, restores proprioceptive input restores balance in this autonomic nervous system, which then God created our bodies to heal to be self organizing, self healing. And so when you're in that balanced state of ease and distress more, and the ease state, your body will start to heal itself and peel back the layers of trauma that the body has adapted to and continue to compensate for it. So that's why we can help as chiropractors whether it's autism, ear infections, colic at all, all the like, I don't say chiropractors are the end all be all, you know, obviously nutrition is gonna play a role in a detoxing is going to play a role in it, continued movement through exercises is going to play a role in a healthy spiritual and mental practices is going to play a role on it. But it's why I believe every person should be seeing a chiropractor in addition to, you know, all the other therapies such as ot speech, you know, ABA, occupational therapy, and all those sorts of things. Because that treats the periphery, this treats the root cause of what's going on. So that's that.
David Sandstrom 12:21
Yeah, I know that you said a lot of you. That was mouthful. You said a lot there. Thank you for that. Yeah. So yeah, it's my contention that we we maximize our health potential when we align our lives more fully with God's natural design for spirit, mind and body. And we can, you know, that covers a lot. But what you're talking about here is having a chiropractor as part of your team, right is like a football team has massage therapists, they have trainers, they have people that treat emergencies on the field, they you know, the whole team of people to support that those players. In the same way, when we're playing in the game of life, we should have a team that supports us now we're in charge, right? It's not the doctor or the practitioner that's in charge of our health, we're responsible for that. It we make our own decisions. But hopefully we're making informed decisions by consulting with our team members, kind of like the President consults with his cabinet. We get expert input, take it all together and make some choices. Hopefully, that will improve our health in a holistic fashion. One of the things you mentioned there was you didn't say use a word but you talked about it polypharmacy. So somebody has an issue that they have an ear infection, and they take antibiotics, and now they got a dysbiosis in their gut, and now they get irritable bowel, and that weakens their immune system even further. And now they've got you know, I don't know too many colds and flus in the course of a year. So do you see that quite a bit? And is it your opinion, that a lot of the times what doctors or any other practitioner for that matter are treating is symptoms and not going after the root? Cause?
Dr. Chris Bowman 13:58
Yeah, that's exactly what I think. And the main reason why is medical doctors are trying to please the parents and stay out of the eye stay under the radar of insurance companies. So they really just go through standard of care what's going to filter a mom through fastest so it's, and then I believe that they either start or continue to have good hearts and that they want to see a baby get better. But the only tools in their arsenal really are medications or you know, primary prevention in vaccines, but there's nothing for ear infections, colic or anything like that in their arsenal. And so it's why they, you know, are starting to prescribe antidepressants. That's why they're starting to, you know, really just prescribe a symptom or a medication for a symptom instead of looking at how everything is working together. And I'm I have multiple friends that have just been through nursing school, and obviously they're communicating with doctors and asking questions and whatnot. And most of them even in nursing school get less than a semester of nutrition.
David Sandstrom 14:53
Most medical school programs gives us students about one or two days worth of nutrition and four years of college.
Dr. Chris Bowman 14:58
And it's a travesty because As new if they believe that you can give you a medication, and it will influence your emotions, it'll influence the way you think it'll influence your digestive system, you can influence anything with the medication, then why not believe your bananas will influence your, your, your muscles or, you know, different things will influence the way your body function. But just before me,
David Sandstrom 15:20
how about the Froot Loops, or there's a Hot Pocket?
Dr. Chris Bowman 15:23
On the other side of it exactly.
David Sandstrom 15:25
You know, I've got I've got four kids in a week, my wife and I noticed, especially when they were younger, a massive difference in their behavior, when they had food coloring, like red dye number 40. And something, you know, they go to a party, and they'd have a cupcake and they've had some frosting on the top, and it's loaded with chemical food coloring, and all of a sudden, my kid starts behaving in a totally different fashion than what we're used to that it's just they can't control it, you know, it's the, the we are what we eat, right? Our body has to take what we put inside and turn that into us. And us includes our behavior, our mental, emotional state. And for a child that has less self control, those can be quite visible to a parent, that's, that's willing to notice.
Dr. Chris Bowman 16:08
I agree. Yeah. And the problem is they don't get any reinforcement from their medical doctor know what they ask, why is my kid so crazy? Or, you know, whatever. And, and they don't talk about, well, how much TV? Are they watching? What are they eating? You know, it's kind of just like, oh, well, there's a medication for anxiety. There's a medication for hyperactivity. Do you want to try it?
David Sandstrom 16:26
Right, right. Well, you know, one of the things that's really near and dear to my heart is and it's a bit controversial. So let's, let's respect people that have differences of opinion. But when it comes to childhood vaccines, there's there's a school of thought out there that says that these are harmful, and they should be avoided. And then there's a school of thought that says, Oh, well, the greatest thing since sliced cake. So I just a quick story. When my young, my oldest daughter was about two years old, we were at the pediatricians office, I forget what we were doing there. We didn't do well visits. But there was a mom sitting across the bench from us on the other side of the room. And she had a child with her. And she said, are you guys here for well visit? We said, well, you know, we don't really call it that. But yeah, we're here, she's a you're not going to get the MMR vaccine or you won't, and we're not planning on that. And she said, she burst into tears. And she said, I had a perfectly healthy three year old child, I took him in for the MMR vaccine. The next day, he was completely full blown autistic. He hasn't looked me in the eyes since. And she said this with tears in her eyes. So you know, there's a lot of anecdotal evidence that vaccines should be considered helpful. However, we should use them with caution. There can be some benefits to vaccines, but there can be some detrimental side effects as well. So what's your position on on childhood vaccines? And again, let's just be respectful to people that have differences of opinion. Yeah,
Dr. Chris Bowman 17:59
well, first of all, as a chiropractor, technically, vaccines are outside of my scope. So what I'm saying is not you know, medical advice, don't do this or not do that, you know, always consult your physician for something that's inside of their scope and not mine. So my goal is to come at this from a root cause. practitioner, you know, I just like to ask questions. I think a lot of people, first of all, use vaccines as a crutch, to not actually do further research on how to raise their kids in a healthy way. They kind of say they got their vaccine, so I don't need to worry about their immune system, because they're not going to get or suffer from a lot of these childhood diseases, including the flu or, you know, whatever, that you know, that the other kids might get. And I don't think that that is the right approach, I think we should understand how the immune system works, how the digestive system works, how the nervous system integrates, and in organizes it at all. I think parents because they don't have a medical degree thinks that that's outside of their scope of parenting that I don't have to understand that that's what my doctors, you know, therefore,I think you can look at in the same thing as like education, like, why are you fighting for your right to educate your kid the way you want to, but you just delegate your kids health because you don't have a medical degree. With the amount of information out there like this podcast, I'm sure this isn't the first discussion that you've had about vaccines or natural health or the immune system or you know, anything like that. You can become as informed or more informed about your child's developing immune system and nervous system and gastrointestinal system endocrine system than any medical doctor out there with information that is available for free on YouTube. You can buy any book you can buy all of my medical books are not the ones that I wrote. But the ones that I studied on on Amazon. And so I don't think you should be delegating your child's health to the medical system and just taking a vaccine or for that matter, seeing something scary something on on Facebook, like a story that you just mentioned. I don't think it's also right to hear one story and then say now vaccines are terrible. because then that alienating you know, another side. So I think what needs to happen globally educational, medical, medical, you know, financial, so we just need to start asking a little bit different and a little bit better questions. And I think the first question to start off is, why would a baby need a vaccine? You know, and so you start to look at, well, why did vaccines even start? It started with smallpox, right? An epidemic of smallpox? Well, yeah, I think it was epidemic, I don't know, but a big problem with smallpox going on. And they're finding that the milkmaids weren't getting as severe cases, because they were milking the cows. And they thought the cows also had small pustules on them that looked similar to smallpox. And so they figured, well, maybe they're getting natural immunity, because they're getting exposed to a virus to their immune systems are already prepared when they got exposed to the human form of smallpox. And so what I think if Stock, right, what he did is he actually stuck a needle into the pustule of a cow, pulled the junk out and got his son and injected it in there. And that was really how the first vaccine started was trying to get find a inoculation for smallpox. I think he injected his son a bunch of times, his son didn't actually live, you know, very long, if you start to look at, you know, look at now, the polio vaccine, also, you know, an epidemic, or, you know, whatever, where you have a fast track polio, you know, if you look at what happened with polio, and what's happening with with COVID, it's a very eerie, you know, similarity, where you get these scare stories of, you know, all these people are becoming paralyzed, and, you know, all this sort of stuff, you look at the differences between when the vaccine was introduced, and the decline of polio. And when the vaccine was introduced with smallpox and the decline of smallpox, we started to make huge changes in sanitary ways. You know, we didn't really have clean water, we didn't really have a good sanitation system, or, you know, toilets, and you know, all of that stuff. And so as we started to learn about the immune system, and germ theory, and you know, all of that stuff, we realized, hey, if we're not like cutting somebody open with this needle, washing it off, or just going and cutting somebody open, you know, with the same with the same scalpal, if we clean it, and sanitize it, and, and filter our water and don't just, you know, sit in our poop, and you know, all of that stuff, our body's going to be more resilient and stronger. And so what I started doing research, those are the things that I started noticing is when they released a vaccine, and they're, they're showing the associated declines, they're not showing you the whole story. And what also was changing is we have cleaner water, we have better food, we have better sanitation. So all those things are happening in conjunction with vaccines coming out, right, but vaccines are really starting to take the forefront, you know, and then you start to look at vaccines like chickenpox. I don't remember many people that have died from chickenpox. That was a what's the word that I'm looking for? A convenience vaccine, you know, parents were missing time from work because they had to stay home with their kids that have chickenpox. And so you vaccinate your kid with chickenpox, you might not get it enough parents can work more. But what you're not seeing is like people that got the measles, there, I don't remember the percentage Exactly. But there's a certain percentage, that if somebody got the measles, they had, you know, significant like a 40 to 60, I can't remember exactly less chance of getting ovarian cancer. So we're not we're not, we're not starting to see these these associations where when the body fights one disease and gains natural immunity, it also can strengthen other parts of the nervous system. But when you start influencing the nervous system unnaturally, that also is going to have different side effects. And when you get, you know, contract measles, or you can track any of these diseases, you have many different triggers of the immune system, it touches your skin, it goes through, you know, that goes through your sinus passages, it gets filtered, and so many different directions before it actually starts to reach your bloodstream in which a kind of a tertiary or fourth string immune responses is initiated with, you know, the th one and th two and immunoglobulins, eosinophils, and mast cells, and you know, all of those things start to be triggered at the end game, rather than right at the beginning, which is the difference between when you have a vaccine, and when you get exposed to the disease naturally, if you get the not only the almost dead or dead, or it's going straight into your bloodstream with other proteins that are in there from the chick embryo, kidneys, or sometimes aborted fetal cells that the viruses are grown and developed on those proteins aren't supposed to be in the blood. They're not supposed to get from the digestive system into the blood. And the definition of an autoimmune disease is when the body's attacking proteins in the bloodstream. It's attacking itself. And so you start to you know, look at leaky gut and you start to immune disease and put together this is all a overstimulation of the nervous system. And then you start to look at boosters like where's the science on boosters one year you have three, one year you have for one year you have two, there's not really much of a congruent scientific, we're doing 72 vaccines here and a America, Europe does 36 other countries do? Don't start until they're two we start from day one. And so when you start to question the science, you're not really questioning science as much as you're questioning philosophy. And so when you start asking questions like, Oh, good,
David Sandstrom 25:13
just I just want to interrupt you there. You know, when you first went, when we say something negative about vaccines, when people tend to label us as an anti vaxxer, you're all you're one of those, you're an anti vaxxer Well, no, I'm actually not against vaccines completely. I am an advocate of informed consent. For instance, when mom gives birth, most hospitals in this nation will automatically give the baby hepatitis B vaccine, the first day outside life outside the womb. And that one's a no brainer. You if you're worried about hepatitis B, that's a blood borne virus. And they're afraid that during the birth process, that baby could get exposed. If the mom has had B, well, that's easy to do a week before you're about to give birth couple weeks before you give birth get tested for hepatitis B, if you're negative, there's zero reason to give your child hepatitis B vaccine when they're born. So that's an example of getting a little education. You know, when I went in with our, with our four children, I said, we're not going to do hepatitis B. And the first thing that nurse says was in each time, they said this all four times. You can't You're not allowed to do that. I said, Yes, I am. And you know, the law says that I can refuse that, and we're refusing that. So you have to stand up for yourself, because the medical community is not, they're going to stand up for themselves and their processes, and not necessarily for the individual. So I'm an advocate of informed consent. One of the one of the websites that people can go to to get some good information on neutral information on this topic is the National Vaccine Information Center. It's NVIC. I don't know if it's dot com.org. I'll put that in the show notes, for sure. But the National Vaccine Information Center is an excellent website, the gal who runs it, her name is Barbara Loe Fisher. And she's very smart, she has a lot of great guest interviews on there, it's a really good place to get educated. And another place to get some some knowledge is the government's own vaccine adverse event reporting system. It's called VAERS. And many people don't even know it exists. But doctors are required to report adverse events or a death following a vaccine. But they say most people agree that probably 90% of adverse events go unreported. Because the parents or the individual themselves don't even know about the reporting system. And the doctors are reluctant to report because it's a very cumbersome, time consuming filing process. And not only that, they're documenting in writing that the care that they provided, brought somebody some type of harm. So they're opening themselves up to lawsuits, though. So there's a number of reasons why doctors will be reluctant to even mention that, even if they do observe a VAX vaccine adverse event. So I'm an advocate, and I think you are to have informed consent, get an education, and you're going to have to do it yourself. There's a lot of information available today. But you're not going to get it you're not likely to get it from your pediatricians office.
Dr. Chris Bowman 28:11
Now, it's interesting, you talk about, you know, the VAERS even if you're able to get something reported, and you're seeking compensation for all the medical bills that you have, you know, from, you know, a potential injury. I mean, the court process is even more of a joke. I mean, it's easier to get a, you know, return on on Amazon or Costco or, you know, like you tell them I have a defective car seat, or you know, whatever it is, it's like, oh, my gosh, we'll we'll we'll do it, you know, straight away, but I'm gonna follow up on that vaccine companies. It's, it's very different, you know?
David Sandstrom 28:46
Yeah. You know, there's another point that I'd like to make before we leave this topic. And that is, in the late 80s, the vaccine manufacturers got together as an industry and went to Congress and said, Hey, we're really getting really hammered with lawsuits from vaccines. And we're gonna get out of the vaccine business because with the potential to just devastate our companies financially, so as an industry, they went to Congress and said, Hey, you don't want us to get out of the vaccine business because one of our enemies or enemy nations could attack us with a bio weapon, and we won't have the infrastructure in place to protect our citizens against it. Congress agreed. So they indemnified vaccine manufacturers from liability lawsuits. So if you get injured from a vaccine or a loved one has killed, God forbid, there is no recourse in the in the court system for any kind of a claim you can't sue the manufacturer. So imagine what kind of automobiles the American manufacturers would be building. If they couldn't be sued. If someone was injured as a result of their negligence, we wouldn't be we wouldn't have the safety in the automobiles that we have today if that were under that industry over that industry. And but that's what we're dealing with with vaccines and many people are not aware of that. It's something You'd need to know before you consent to that.
Dr. Chris Bowman 30:02
Yep, I agree completely. Because if you look at you know, if you get the measles or if you get, you know, any of these, you know, diseases that you're getting vaccines for, you can, you can treat almost all of them pretty easily. With emergency medical care like that. That's where I believe medicine is at its best, and you have something that your body is having trouble fighting, here's something to help get your body over it. You know, you can't really say the same like you said, if you get injured from a pharmaceutical, there's no really easy way out of it.
David Sandstrom 30:34
Right, right. Alright, so let's, let's shift gears a little bit. Dr. Chris, you've got a book coming out. It's called rewire your brain for success and abundance. Talk to us about your book.
Dr. Chris Bowman 30:45
Yeah, so the main title is perspective. And then the subtitle is rewire your brain for success and abundance. The Lord spoke to me, you know, we did a lot of thinking in COVID, because there's nothing else to do, right, which was a blessing. And he kind of just told me, like, it's time to time to write a book. And I was reluctant, I didn't want to do it, I'm, I'm not somebody that likes to sit down and just write and so we kind of just kept on bringing resources of people that were going to help me, you know, write this book, I originally wanted to write it on, on communication. And when I told, you know, my, my, my scribe, some of that is going to help me write it, she's like, that's, I don't think that's a book that you want to write. But I have a passion for communicating in a way that makes sense to other people, you know, rather than just saying what you want to say and hoping people catch on, but saying things in a way that is intentionally trying to help people understand. And then she like your, your story is, as a chiropractor, as entrepreneur, and a philosophy that you have, I think is more important to get out there. And so that's kind of what at the root what it's about. It combines my experience, everything that we talked about the beginning, as a chiropractor, what I've learned as an entrepreneur, in which the with the principles that I've learned as a regenerative farmer, and kind of just put it all into one where here's some principles of life that if you follow, you will be able to have a level of live a life healthy with vision, purpose, within core values, you'll be gold. And ultimately, when I talked about the end, if you will be able to be a more creative human, which opinion is one of the most lacking things of Christians in today's day and age, but should most important things and outspoken things of a Christian, if you know, the Bible talks, created in His image, the first image that we have of him is creator, and that our creative are most likely living in a state of stress and scarcity. And so the only worried about themselves, which means that they can't be on mission making disciples, because they're just worried about how to make their life you know work together. And so if we can make you are over, we can help you live a healthier life and transform your neurology from a state of stress into a state of ease, that will give you a possibility to look deeper into the future. So you can set a vision for what you want for your family. Husbands and wives can lead their family husband can can be headship of their family and lead them in a way that's not just paying bills, hoping for retirement one day, you can develop a purpose that's bigger than yourself. So you have a legacy to leave for your kids and grandkids and grandkids. After that, you're able to set core values, you're not distracted, when the new thing comes out, or with the new fear and the new variant or you know, whatever, you have some things that are kind of like guardrails to keep you on mission on purpose. And then you can start setting goals so that way you can track your progress along the way, instead of just going round and round chasing your tail never really making progress. So that's what I hope the book does. I hope it empowers CEOs that are stuck, that were originally passionate and excited about their job. And now we're just in different open empowers moms that want to start their own business or dads that want to start their own business that don't like their job, but don't know how to enable them to embark on the journey of entrepreneurship, strategically not just like quitting their job and going full bore and having to deal with you know, burnout and failure and those sorts of things. Now, I hope it teaches people more about Christ and ultimately how we can represent him well of Christians empowered by the Holy Spirit living excellent, optimal life instead of you know, settling for mediocre. You know, whatever life happens to me.
David Sandstrom 34:12
I love it. Chris, you know, a lot of what you said, I had those exact same thoughts when I wrote my book, The Christians Guide to Holistic Health, by the way, it's right. It's right there. Christians Guide Holistic Health. So yeah, I mean, we one of the reasons why I got into natural holistic health to begin with, was I took a look around by my friends and my family and the people that go to my church and I said, you know, I don't know if I see a lot of people really living the abundant life who have you know, how many people do I know that have actually discovered their calling, and are walking in that on a daily basis? i It's very rare. And I really believe that that's that's not the way things are supposed to be. That's not God's original design. Ephesians 2:10 says, what you're created for or good works that God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them we are his work workmanship. So God wouldn't prepare us for good works without empowering us. And when we're distracted with a health concern, you know, if it's back pain or whatever it is brain fog, we become a little more inward focused, we become a little more self centered, and we have less energy motivation to serve others. So we do need to take care of ourselves. It's not selfish to do a little self love and do a little self care. Because when we have more, we're more rested. We have more energy and motivation to serve others, we become better people. And I It sounds to me like that message is on your heart as well.
Dr. Chris Bowman 35:42
Yeah, absolutely. You know, and it comes from, you know, my childhood growing up, it comes from just all these different Christians that I see in my practice that are just kind of living as drones, you know, rather than living as your heirs of the kingdom of Christ events.
David Sandstrom 35:58
Yeah, very good. So as we wrap things up Dr. Chris, can you give the Natural Nation the listeners, a little bit of low hanging fruit, something you would share with almost all of your clients before they leave your office? Something they can implement right away for a quick win?
Dr. Chris Bowman 36:14
Yeah, great, great question. I think the number one thing that I would like my patients to live with your body needs to be adaptable. The more stress you have, the less adaptable you become. So you need to find outlets for your stress, which is why most chiropractors and holistic people in general recommend regular movement. Movement is what keeps the blood flow and it keeps people spinal fluid flowing. And so people that are you know, probably listening to this podcast are probably commuting to work. So find ways that you can move in your car, you know, doing simple, you know, back exercises, I taught like the wave movement with your back, keeping things moving. If you weren't living, do it from home, you have a home office, making sure you're continuing to change your stance from sitting to maybe sit on an exercise ball to standing, taking walks every once in a while, making sure that your body is continually moving, I think is the most important thing. Same thing for our kids, you know, making sure if they come home from school, they're not directly doing homework right away and continuing to sit for, you know, hours on it, but they get a chance to go move and wiggle movement is one of the most important and one of the most neglected things. I think in society today, really since COVID, too, you hear the the COVID 15. And one because people are just stagnant, not moving. And so along with those New Year's resolutions, you know, to go to the gym and you know, all that stuff. Movement is the most important thing you don't need to wreck your body. You don't need to do some crazy CrossFit like workout you know movement you can get on the treadmill, you can get on an elliptical, you can get on a, you know, a bike, get on a rowing machine, all those things are really, really important. Just keep moving as much. And that's gonna really do wonders for your health.
David Sandstrom 37:47
Excellent. So not only the gym a couple of times a week for 30 minutes but movement every day, do some walking do some, you know, park at the worst spot the parking lot and walk into the store instead of trying to look for the best spot. You know, there's little things you can do to incorporate movement throughout the day. I love it. It's good stuff. All right, what's the best way to get a hold of you? If someone wants to talk with you and talk to you more about your practice? What's the best way to get a hold of you, Dr. Chris?
Dr. Chris Bowman 38:11
Sure. I'm super active on Instagram. My practice page is Charlotte Cairo. My personal page is Dr. Chris Boman. No W and Boman My website is coming live if you go to what does it prospectivethebook.com you can be any get on the waiting list to preorder book comes out February 16. You will be entered to win a all inclusive four day wellness retreat out here in my hometown Temecula, I'm in an afternoon with me an iPad Mini and $1,000 towards travel you know to get here. So I'm trying to get the word out that you know, just just join my waitlist to get that book and you can have a transformational weekend out here.
David Sandstrom 38:50
So everybody that joins the waitlist is entered into the drawing. Yep. Okay. All right. Sign me up.
Dr. Chris Bowman 38:57
Yep. Perfect. Yep. perspective, the book, just enter your name and email there. And, and, yeah, and then when you enter your email to there's tons of value that's gonna be coming your way with with different interviews and whatnot that I've done with some high profile people. So not only is it worth it for the wellness retreat, but also for the information that you're getting those following emails.
David Sandstrom 39:14
And you have a YouTube channel as well, right?
Dr. Chris Bowman 39:17
Yeah. What's your cost is Dr. Chris Bowman? Yes, it's Dr. Chris Boman. If you search my search my name on YouTube, I'll come up. And that's where my podcast is. My podcast is called The Healthy Perspective, very similar to David's where we just bring people on to find different perspective on life and how they become successful.
David Sandstrom 39:34
All right, very good. Dr. Chris, thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with the Natural Nation. I appreciate your time.
Dr. Chris Bowman 39:40
Thanks for having me. Appreciate it.
David Sandstrom 39:42
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