4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Chiropractic skeptic converts

Awesome Family put gluten, dairy, legumes in the palm of her hand

Dr. Landon Amonette. Not all heroes wear capes, but some chiropractors do.
Dr. Landon Amonette. Not all heroes wear capes, but some chiropractors do.

When our family moved to San Diego from Washington State in July of 2009, we went through the usual adjustments: getting accustomed to new weather patterns, finding our place in a new community, and of course, dealing with new environmental allergens. People talk about the light in Southern California, but what about the air? I know people who sneezed for a year after arriving here from the East Coast

As the months flew by, we embraced our new home, including its wide range of restaurants and grocers. The holidays came, and in typical Smith fashion, we cooked, we baked, and we ate until our bellies ached. Unfortunately, mine never stopped aching. Ah, I thought, that’s what you get for being gluttonous, Karen. I made my usual New Year’s resolutions, promising my poor guts that I would take better care of myself, eat healthier food, and all the rest of it. But the pain persisted, and began to wear on me.

I confided in — well, complained to — a new friend, and she told me I should consider visiting Dr. Landon Amonette at Awesome Family Chiropractic. I was naturally skeptical; the pain was in my gut, not my back or my joints. She told me that Amonette employed a holistic approach. I remained skeptical: I’d heard stories of people getting in over their heads with the purchase of “lotions and potions” that never really worked as they watched their bank accounts dwindle. But all I said was, “I dunno.”

Sponsored
Sponsored
Place

Awesome Family Chiropractic

7777 Alvarado Road #712, San Diego

My friend told me that Amonette’s whole-person approach included nutrition. That, plus the promise of no needles or other sorts of invasive treatments, convinced me to at least pay the man a visit. I found Dr. Amonette’s manner gentle, caring, and patient. And his approach was simple: treat the person as a whole, with total dignity, and with respect for their wishes, limitations and goals regarding their health.

I learned so much at that first appointment, starting with how spine alignment is crucial to the way in which the digestive, reproductive, circulatory and central nervous systems work. Dr. Amonette told me that if I removed the toxins (physical and emotional) from my body, put in whole nutrition, and adjusted the spine, I would begin to have more restful sleep and more energy, and I would feel better overall.

We began with a lengthy, but much needed questionnaire about health. Then some muscle testing: placing a small vial containing things like gluten, dairy, legumes, etc. in the palm of my extended hand to see if it “weakened” in the presence of that substance. Again, I was skeptical, but couldn’t argue with my experience of it working. Dr. Amonette was able to tailor a treatment plan for me — and eventually, each member of my family — including natural supplements to fill in what was lacking in our general nutrition, gentle adjustments, and lots of just plain old listening.

Of course, the “detoxification” — ridding the body of the bad stuff — is probably the hardest part. But it was worth it. The unhealthy weight and bloat began to disappear. My son, who’d been on an inhaler, is now free if it. My daughters’ health (and demeanors) began to improve. Today, the whole family looks forward to their adjustments. In some ways, that was the kicker for me, the thing that convinced me to try Dr. Amonette’s approach: my kids’ reaction. We’ve had some not-so-great doctors, and those are the ones the kids tend to remember; as a result, they can be skittish around medical professionals. But right after my first appointment at Awesome Family Chiropractic, my kids asked when we were going back.

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Brian Witkin goes from failed security guard to successful label honcho

20th Anniversary Salute to Pacific Records January 7 at the Music Box
Next Article

Belmont Park owner gives boost to Lincoln Club

Will SDSU and Chula Vista work out plans for cinema center?
Dr. Landon Amonette. Not all heroes wear capes, but some chiropractors do.
Dr. Landon Amonette. Not all heroes wear capes, but some chiropractors do.

When our family moved to San Diego from Washington State in July of 2009, we went through the usual adjustments: getting accustomed to new weather patterns, finding our place in a new community, and of course, dealing with new environmental allergens. People talk about the light in Southern California, but what about the air? I know people who sneezed for a year after arriving here from the East Coast

As the months flew by, we embraced our new home, including its wide range of restaurants and grocers. The holidays came, and in typical Smith fashion, we cooked, we baked, and we ate until our bellies ached. Unfortunately, mine never stopped aching. Ah, I thought, that’s what you get for being gluttonous, Karen. I made my usual New Year’s resolutions, promising my poor guts that I would take better care of myself, eat healthier food, and all the rest of it. But the pain persisted, and began to wear on me.

I confided in — well, complained to — a new friend, and she told me I should consider visiting Dr. Landon Amonette at Awesome Family Chiropractic. I was naturally skeptical; the pain was in my gut, not my back or my joints. She told me that Amonette employed a holistic approach. I remained skeptical: I’d heard stories of people getting in over their heads with the purchase of “lotions and potions” that never really worked as they watched their bank accounts dwindle. But all I said was, “I dunno.”

Sponsored
Sponsored
Place

Awesome Family Chiropractic

7777 Alvarado Road #712, San Diego

My friend told me that Amonette’s whole-person approach included nutrition. That, plus the promise of no needles or other sorts of invasive treatments, convinced me to at least pay the man a visit. I found Dr. Amonette’s manner gentle, caring, and patient. And his approach was simple: treat the person as a whole, with total dignity, and with respect for their wishes, limitations and goals regarding their health.

I learned so much at that first appointment, starting with how spine alignment is crucial to the way in which the digestive, reproductive, circulatory and central nervous systems work. Dr. Amonette told me that if I removed the toxins (physical and emotional) from my body, put in whole nutrition, and adjusted the spine, I would begin to have more restful sleep and more energy, and I would feel better overall.

We began with a lengthy, but much needed questionnaire about health. Then some muscle testing: placing a small vial containing things like gluten, dairy, legumes, etc. in the palm of my extended hand to see if it “weakened” in the presence of that substance. Again, I was skeptical, but couldn’t argue with my experience of it working. Dr. Amonette was able to tailor a treatment plan for me — and eventually, each member of my family — including natural supplements to fill in what was lacking in our general nutrition, gentle adjustments, and lots of just plain old listening.

Of course, the “detoxification” — ridding the body of the bad stuff — is probably the hardest part. But it was worth it. The unhealthy weight and bloat began to disappear. My son, who’d been on an inhaler, is now free if it. My daughters’ health (and demeanors) began to improve. Today, the whole family looks forward to their adjustments. In some ways, that was the kicker for me, the thing that convinced me to try Dr. Amonette’s approach: my kids’ reaction. We’ve had some not-so-great doctors, and those are the ones the kids tend to remember; as a result, they can be skittish around medical professionals. But right after my first appointment at Awesome Family Chiropractic, my kids asked when we were going back.

Comments
Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Details of how to squeeze 50,000 more people into Hillcrest

How many 20-30--story towers will they need?
Next Article

California English’s London Fog: a glassy, iridescent smoke bubble top made with Storyhouse Coastal Gin

Comments
Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Drinks All Around — Bartenders' drink recipes Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories Fishing Report — What’s getting hooked from ship and shore From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town The Gonzo Report — Making the musical scene, or at least reporting from it Letters — Our inbox Movies@Home — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Outdoors — Weekly changes in flora and fauna Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Street Style — San Diego streets have style Surf Diego — Real stories from those braving the waves Theater — On stage in San Diego this week Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close