Have you ever been to a doctor that gave you advice that he or she was obviously not following.  In my opinion that’s just not right.  I believe that as someone people are looking to for help in getting healthy, I need to not just be knowledgeable of the facts, but also living the lifestyle–actually practicing what I preach.

Here is a great example of what I’m talking about.   Today I’m doing a test to see if I’m done with my treatment for heavy metal toxins.  Below is a photo of the test kit before I did the test (I don’t think you want to see the kit after the test 😉 ).

practicing what i preach

Somewhere along the way I (like lot of people my age) have accumulated heavy metal toxins like lead, mercury and cadmium.  When I was a kid these toxins were extremely common in the environment.  We had leaded gasoline, leaded paint and mercury thermometers.  I remember playing with mercury.   Mercury fillings were the normal for most people as well.  Here is my first test result:

practicing what i preach

The problem is that we store these toxins and they are no joke.  They can cause many health problems.  One of the most common areas of the body affected by these toxins is the cardiovascular system. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attacks, stroke, cardiac arrhythmias, carotid artery stenosis and generalized atherosclerosis are all diseases that can be caused from these toxins.  I wrote all about it HERE.   This test uses a chelator to “pull” the toxins out through the urine.  Treatment for heavy metals incorporates the chelator along with other nutrients that are necessary for detoxification.  I also incorporate a summer detox treatment to help get rid of toxins.  You can check that out HERE.  Last year my wife and I had all the mercury removed from our teeth as part of our treatment to get these toxins out of our bodies.

Over the past few years I have diagnosed and treated members of my family for things like SIBO, leaky gut, adrenal fatigue, appendicitis (I didn’t perform the surgery 🙂 ), food sensitivities, chronic lyme disease, neurotransmitter imbalance, heavy metal toxicity and hormone imbalances.

When I diagnose and treat my patients who suffer similar things that I’ve treated myself or one of my family for, I can go about it not only with real sympathy, but I know which treatments works in real life because I’ve either personally experienced it or seen it in my own home.

Here’s a photo of my family.  Being able to caring for them with functional medicine and chiropractic is one of my greatest joys.

practicing what i preach

My personal experiences have made me a better doctor.  It’s important to me that my patients know that their doctor is practicing what he preaches.  I absolutely love hearing from my patients how their lives have been changed as they have beaten their health problems.  My family and I are on the same journey as my patients.  Were all in this together!

Darrell Kilcup, DC, CFMP

Hi there! I’m Dr. Kilcup. You know that health problem you’ve been dealing with – the one that doctors can’t seem to solve, that’s stealing way too much of your time, energy and joy? I can help you get to the bottom that. I am passionate about using the best of science and nutrition to find and fix root causes of health issues. Start your journey towards healing and relief today.

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I have been using the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for the last few weeks and It has helped me so much. I struggle quite a bit with work related stress. When I'm in the chamber I feel completely relaxed, so much so that I can bring my laptop inside and work without stressing. The calmness I feel in the chamber lasts for the remainder of the day as well. I have found too, the more consistent I am with sessions throughout the week the better I feel. The office staff seems well trained in running the tanks too, so I feel safe. I see Dr. Kilcup as well for my brain and gut health. Until now, I don't think I've ever known what "normal" or "healthy" feels like. Thank you all, sincerely!
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Mike Kutz
6 months ago
Dr. Kilcup is a pleasure to work with. His office is beautiful! I can’t wait to try his hyperbaric chambers!
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Sarina Gomez
9 months ago
Darrell is highly knowledgeable and really gets to the root of the problem. Unlike a lot of doctors, Darrell doesn't just throw prescriptions at issues. He will test and test - digging for the cause and then working on fixing the issue. He and his staff are professional, courteous, and a joy to be around.
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Kevin Miller
1 year ago
I am very grateful to have found Dr. Kilcup and be his patient for the last couple of years. He has helped me restore my health back after being exposed to toxic mold for years. He helped identify and treat all of my symptoms I was experiencing and address the root problem. I was looking for the right person who could help me heal with natural therapies and supplements and Dr. Kilcup was the perfect fit. Every appointment and session was necessary and one step towards all the progress I made. Dr. Kilcup is a great functional medicine doctor who was also an advocate for my own health and well-being. I never received any care or attention to detail from other Doctors in past experiences except with Dr. Kilcup. Anyone who is seeking a holistic path towards healing or improving their own health should see him.
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Ciara Wakley
1 year ago