About Dr. McDougal
Welcome to My Official Blog!
My name is Dr. Kevin McDougal, I’m a Chiropractor, natural health expert, and home-based business coach.
On this site you’ll find information and resources that will empower you to take control of your health and to enjoy a higher quality of life. Specifically I’ll be sharing videos and exciting opportunities to enable you to successfully lose weight, enjoy better health, and even work from home.
Health Care is Changing!
Thanks to good health, I enjoy looking younger than I am! We now have many incredible advancements in technology which were not available to doctors or patients just a few short years ago. Unfortunately, some of the “old-school” mentality in health-care still prevails, which often dismisses the potential for wellness care.
Well like it or not, health care is changing, and it’s changing FAST! And considering that the word “doctor” actually means “teacher,” I feel it is my responsibility to share knowledge, and not to get annoyed when my patients have been on the internet trying to find information to help them improve their health.
While it is true that there is a lot of bad information on the internet, all of the truly valuable information and research is here as well.
As a general rule, I’m not interested in a cover-it-up or patch-it-up approach to health-care. I see no value in accepting a “condition” or “diagnosis” like it’s a new member of the family that you will have to live with. Wouldn’t it be be far better to understand why your body is behaving the way that it is, and then change your own lifestyle and behavior accordingly?
With the rising rates of so many degenerative health conditions, it seems that our current mainstream approach is becoming less effective. It’s now possible for a doctor to monitor vitals from an iPhone, and while that may sound cool, the research and development really needs to be focused on preventing you from ever needing to be monitored from an iPhone! We need to think differently than we’ve been thinking if we expect a different outcome.
The Road Less Traveled
My approach to life has always been somewhat non-traditional. When I was a teenager, most kids seemed to focus on basketball, football, or some other popular sport. I was more interested in snowboarding, martial arts, and playing my guitar. Maybe this wasn’t what the crowd was doing, but it was much more interesting to me to understand and to challenge myself, than it was to just go with the flow and jump on the popularity train.
While I was in undergraduate school I worked as an intern with a medical society that offered continuing medical education courses for physicians. I was always fascinated to listen to the presentations, and I was able to meet both the speakers and the physicians who attended. I had what seemed like an endless number of directions that I could have gone with a career in health care.
I had personally been treated by Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, as well as medication. While attending these medical trainings I was a bit confused that for the most part, medications to “manage” diseases were virtually the only solutions even being talked about. I wasn’t hearing much talk about what to do to reverse or prevent health problems!
Certainly medications can keep people ALIVE in a lot of cases, and we are very fortunate to have them available. I realized however, that there are too many people staying sick on medications. It became much more interesting for me to learn how to help people stay healthy without medications.
It was during this same time that I was going to school, working at a ski-resort which allowed me to snowboard every day, and I was training for my 2nd degree black belt in Chun Kuk Do. These activities are ultimately what led to the direction I chose with my education and career.
After all, when you spend your time flying down a snow-covered mountain on a slippery board strapped to your feet, or practicing kicks to the head, you are bound to end up in a Chiropractor’s office at least a few times.
The choice was obvious for me. I decided to go to Chiropractic school as that is what helped me more than anything else to stay active and healthy doing what I loved to do!
Now I work together every day with medical doctors and other professionals to help people improve their health. But what is even more exciting for me, is to offer people the information and resources to take charge of their own health and to live the life they really want to live.
Because of the power of technology, It’s possible to provide you with tools and resources to improve your health without you being a patient in my office. That is really the purpose of this website. I look forward to sharing great information and these resources with you and I’m confident that you will find value in what will be available here.
Yours in Health and Wellness!
Kevin McDougal, D.C.