Dr. Tom’s interest in nutrition and natural medicine started at a very young age.
When he was 11 years old, his mother, Karla, was diagnosed with a severe lumbar disc herniation. This resulted in her spending weeks in the hospital in traction and on multiple medications. He watched her slowly become addicted to pain killers, anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxers. The next step was exploratory surgery. Fortunately, she refused.
She was given the name and number of a local chiropractor who specialized in nutrition and natural healing. This saved her life. This chiropractor also helped Dr. Tom through a very difficult time in his life, having unexpectedly lost his step father while dealing with his mother’s addiction and pain.
Picking up a pamphlet in the chiropractor’s office changed the direction of Dr. Tom’s life when he read this quote from Thomas Edison, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” This set Tom on the path of dedicating his life to helping as many people as he possibly could.
Forty years later, Dr. Tom is considered a leader in the field of Metabolic Nutrition and Functional Medicine. With his Legends Club Mentorship Program, he is now dedicated to inspiring and educating like-minded clinicians to expand the mission by helping even more people live healthier, more productive lives without the use of unnecessary drugs and surgery.