There are good reasons why Dr Dan is so passionate about providing a place where holistic treatments are easily accessible, simple and straightforward.
Dr Dan says, “ From early childhood I suffered with poor sleep, nightmares, having to visit the bathroom four times each night and general aches and pains. Later, as a teenager I suffered from hay-fever, and bloating in the stomach and then I was told I had sleep apnoea. I then began to get headaches on a regular basis and this tipped me over the edge. I had GPs test me for food intolerances, allergies and all kinds of other things. I was told I was normal and would have to put up with all of the above symptoms.
To make a very long story short, I ended up taking matters into my own hands. I spent years studying subjects like TMJ Treatments, Breathing Programs, Nutritional Assessments and realised that the 5 pillars of Health needed to be in check for my body to work properly.
I had TMJ Treatment and my headaches stopped. I went on a Breathing Program and my hay-fever and poor sleep went away. I changed the way I eat, and my bloated stomach became a thing of the past (unless I over-indulge – which I do every so often).
I was amazed at what was happening and could see that so many other people have to put up with the things I had gone through, or take medicine to mask their symptoms. I began a life’s mission to make finding these kinds of treatments easier for people. I met so many talented people along the way and now I work alongside them every day. My dream is to spread the word about how to take back your health and prevent future illness so others don’t have to find out the hard way like I had to.
During my life I have been fascinated with the systems of nature that surround us. The transformation of caterpillar to butterfly and my first wet steps in the morning dew found my heart pounding while my mind pondered these marvelous events. Every second of every day in places like our homes, gardens and most fascinating of all in our bodies; underlying systems of nature govern a multitude of pathways, reactions and processes that uphold our existence. I am amazed by these beautifully intricate systems.
I have also become a stark advocate for prevention. You all know why this is. One shouldn’t wait until they develop an abscess to see a dentist, instead we have regular routine checkups to ensure that we have as little risk as possible of an unforeseen dental emergency. When as dentists we have the knowledge to recognise early symptoms in our patients (decay, recession, sensitivity, clenching or bleeding gums) then we can act to prevent greater health challenges later in life.
I have learned that although drilling and filling are important, they are not the be all and end all of my profession. Most of the time these treatments are required because the patient’s lifestyle has caused a breakdown in the systems of the body. My dream is to see a fundamental change in our world, where we stop looking at sickness and start looking at people. Where we investigate symptoms instead of masking them. Where we encourage the systems of the body before attempting to control them. And where we stop waiting on a miracle pill and instead take responsibility for our health destiny, and the destiny of our children.
While this is not a dream which will come to pass easily, it is a worthy one. The world will change one life at a time. It will change with an impartation of passion from one individual to the next. While I can’t do everything, I can do something. And so with a heart of faith, the support of my family and a bunch of opened doors I have partnered with Dr Dan to create Heal. I am excited for the future as we work to see people empowered with knowledge and understanding on their health journey.
Heal is more than a building, and more than a state of the body. It is an ideal. One that lives and breathes in those who understand it. So much so, that when shared in earnest, it resounds within the soul. I invite you to partner with us. To come, join and share in our dream. It is my sincere prayer that you will take real steps to a better health future; a future with life, hope and purpose.