I love my job as a cook at Mangum High School. It is a pleasure to be able to work with others and provide meals for the students, but it is a very physically demanding job. Early mornings, lifting heavy pans, and being on my feet was taking its toll. I felt lousy. I hurt all over. Many mornings I didn't want to get out of bed. I had been reading about Upper Cervical Care and wondered if it would help my pain. In March 2004 I made my first appointment with Dr. Ben.
In just a few appointments I was feeling much better. The pain was not as great, and I felt like doing more things. When the Rattlesnake Derby opened in April, I was so much better. I had not been able to walk around the flee market for the past two years. This year I was able to see it all! I even felt good enough to follow a four year-old around the carnival rides.
When school was out for the summer, and I could focus on my health, I started a three week liver cleanse that was recommended by Dr. Ben. For twenty-one days I closely watched what I ate and followed the plan with help from the TLC staff. In the three weeks I lost eighteen pounds and over nine inches.The biggest change was how I felt. In twenty-one days I learned a better way of eating. I stay away from cookies, cakes, and breads. I eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. Since June 1, 2004 I have lost over forty pounds. I feel great! I am up and ready to begin my day at five each morning. I no longer hate getting up. I don't hurt all the time. I only hurt when I have a very busy day, but after a good night's rest I'm ready to go.
I now see Dr. Ben once a month to make sure I'm in proper alignment. I always let him know how I'm doing with my weight loss. Before coming to Dr. Ben I took many medications for the pain. Now, I don't take any medications. When I have a very busy day or a stressful day I might take an over-the-counter pain reliever but this is very rare. It is hard to believe that just eight months ago I was taking medication just to be able to move. I felt so lousy. I thought I would give Upper Cervical Chiropractic a try. I'm so glad I did! When people stop to ask how I'm losing weight, I'm always happy to refer them to Dr. Ben. Because of Upper Cervical Care and learning how to cleanse and nourish my body, my life has definitely changed for the better. If you feel lousy, I would encourage you to visit The Locklear Clinic of Chiropractic.
Vangie Hernandez Mangum, OK