Welcome to www.TomCorsonKnowles.com! I’m so happy you’re here and wishing you the best of health, happiness and success!
I’m a top health, business and nutrition coach and I specialize in helping people take their health and their businesses to the next level.
I’m the founder of Authentic Health Coaching and the Authentic Health Coaching Podcast Show which is the #1 Alternative Health and Nutrition Podcast on Podomatic.
On this blog you’ll find videos and posts that will help you take your health and your life to a higher level.
You’ll also be getting ideas, resources, and sound strategies for making the right changes in your life that will make all the difference.
My Early Life
I’m the youngest of four boys and grew up in Granger, IN just outside of South Bend. I was pretty healthy as a child until middle school. I started getting addicted to junk foods – sodas, candies, cookies, cakes, chips and fast food. I remember I’d spend most of my money just buying junk food and cokes from the vending machines at school.
All that junk food caught up with me – quickly! By the time I was 13, I had horrible acne, chronic bronchitis and sinus infections, and a rare disease called Osgood-Schlatter’s disease which made my knee hurt so badly I couldn’t play soccer and could hardly walk up the stairs without incredible pain and effort.
I was on medication for my acne and it seemed like I was playing the antibiotic lottery – every month switching from one drug to another. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired! I just wanted to live a normal healthy life.
Now I’ve come to realize that this IS NORMAL for so many millions of Americans today, children and adults. It’s “normal” to be taking antibiotics and drugs on a regular basis. In fact, the average American is taking seven different prescription medications right now!
Luckily for me, both my parents are medical doctors. My mom worked in family practice and my dad worked in the emergency room for 27 years. My mom had been studying nutrition with the top nutrition experts in the world, people like Dr. Alan Gaby and Dr. Jonathan Wright. So she knew what the problem was – too much toxic junk food and not enough good healing whole foods – fruits, vegetables, berries, nuts, seeds, legumes and whole grains.
So she forced me to change my diet. She made me start taking Juice Plus+ which is a food concentrate of 25 fruits, vegetables and berries that are juiced and dehydrated to preserve the nutrients. She also made me start eating more salads, apples, and healthier foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
The results were staggering! In less than 6 months, my acne cleared up, I no longer had recurrent respiratory infections, and my Osgood-Schlatter’s completely disappeared! I was off all medications entirely and for the past 12 years, I haven’t needed any drugs to be healthy. It was a miracle.
But, then again, miracles happen every day. It’s a miracle that we’re even alive right now. It’s a miracle that your body can heal itself from almost any condition. I’ve seen cancer patients, people with heart failure, autoimmune disorders, Crohn’s, celiac, diabetes, lupus, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and many other disorders heal themselves with better nutrition.
As they say, “seeing is believing.” That’s why this blog is here – to help you SEE how easy it can be to create miracles in your life and with your health. It can be easy to heal your body – if you make it easy on your body to heal. And the only way to do that is by treating your body better. And for me it all starts with nutrition. What you put in your body determines what you will get out of your body.
There’s a passage in that bible that says, “Treat your body like a Temple.” I’ve always loved this quote. It’s so powerful. If you truly embrace this, your life will never be the same again! You will truly experience amazing health, abundance and vitality.
You see, the phrase is “Treat your body like a Temple.” NOT “Treat your body like a woodshed.” Yet most people treat their bodies like a woodshed – they neglect it. They ignore it. When they get symptoms, they run to a doctor to get a drug so they can forget about it. Instead of listening to their bodies, they try to get their bodies to shut up. Until one day, the body speaks so loud they have to go to the hospital. “Emergency surgery!” the doctors say. It’s too late for that body…
The State of Our Nations Health
In America, the richest country in the world, our health statistics are scary.
- One out of every two boys and one in every three girls will have cancer in their lifetime. (National Cancer Institute)
- One in every two people die of heart disease. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Over 80 million Americans have some form of heart disease. (American Heart Association)
- Over 20 million children and adults have diabetes (American Diabetes Association)
- Over 64% of adults are overweight. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Our national healthcare expenditures were over $2 Trillion in 2005, that’s $6,700 per person! (National Coalition on Healthcare)
Childrens Health in America
- By the age of 12, over 70% of children have the beginning stages of hardening of the arteries. (Bogalusa Heart Study)
- Over 33% of Americans born in 2000 will develop diabetes. (Journal of the American Medical Association)
- One in four children is obese. (International Journal of Obesity)
- Nearly 50% of obese adolescents remain obese as adults. (International Journal of Obesity)
- Over 7% of school age children are diagnosed with ADHD. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Over 93% of all children and adolescents do not consume the recommended 3 servings of vegetables per day! (Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine)
Candace Corson, M.D.
Dr. Candace Corson is a contributor and editor for the blog.
Dr. Corson was trained at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. She then went to Family Practice Residency at the University of Rochester, NY. After residency, she served in the Public Health Service for 5 years in rural North Carolina.
Dr. Corson has spent the last 20 years working in prevention, Integrative Healing, and chronic illness. She was the Director of Integrative Medicine for 4 years at the Healing Arts Center on the River in Mishawaka, Indiana. In addition, Dr. Corson is a frequent lecturer and community educator in the fields of nutrition, health, and environmental wellness. She is also a member of the Healthy Communities Initiative in South Bend, Indiana.
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