I was referred to Dr. Steven Osterhout by a friend, because my 4-year-old daughter (Darby) had been plagued with seasonal ear infections, and no one could tell us why except to say it was common for children her age. And for some reason, she also had these small blisters all over her toes, and 4 out of 10 fingernails were lifting from the beds, as well as some toenails!!
I was leery about taking a child to a chiropractor, and might not have done so, had I not seen first hand some other children in Darby’s daycare change so dramatically under Dr. O’s care. So I decided to give it a try.
When January of 2009 hit and we went for our “check-up” at the ear doctor’s office (ENT, or ear, nose and throat specialist), we were informed they wanted to put a THIRD SET of ear tubes in my daughter!!! I was beside myself and just knew there had to be another reason for the ear infections, and what seemed to be constant use of stronger and stronger antibiotics to cure it.
Darby’s first visit to Dr. O was on January 9, 2009. By January 16, 2009, Dr. O had done the necessary tests to figure out Darby was sensitive to: milk, wheat, corn, soy, peanut, MSG and Splenda. I immediately removed those items from her diet. (The local health food store fell in love with me-and I with them.)
About 3 weeks later, Darby developed a fever and we took her to her pediatrician just to check to be sure it was not another ear infection; which I felt sure it was because I was so used to them. Indeed it was not; it was just a virus. However, as long as I was there, I had the doctor specifically check in her ears, and was informed BOTH ears were completely clear of all fluids!!!!! After only 3 weeks!!! This is something that had not happened since Darby was 11 months old, when I was still breastfeeding her. (By 18 months old, she had her first set of ear tubes surgically put in.)
Then on March 23, 2009(only 2 months after starting Dr. O’s program) I had another “check-up” appointment with Darby’s ENT. That was my target date when I started seeing Dr. O, as the ear doctor would be looking in Darby’s ears and tell me if the fluid was gone. Well, March 23, 2009 came, we went in, and Darby’s ears were clear!!! I will never forget how I felt on that day. Finally, finally, finally someone could tell me why my daughter was plagued by these ear infections. And Dr. O fixed it. Also by this time, Darby’s fingernails and toenails were completely healed, with beautiful new nails. I can never repay him for the gift of Darby’s health.
Darby has been removed from some of the medications/supplements she started out with and is feeling absolutely wonderful. Even she says: “Mama since Dr. O has us eating these healthier foods, I feel better.” That is a 4-year-old talking!! And you know if she didn’t feel better, she would be asking (begging) for her old favorite foods back.
Darby seems to be able to concentrate more easily, she sleeps better, she has cut way down on grinding her teeth at night, and she has not had one bad illness this winter; except for maybe small colds, etc. This past weekend she brought me a book she made at daycare, sat down, and READ the entire book to me!!! I know her increased abilities have to do with the way her body is feeling. She is sharp, her eyes are bright, and she is getting better and better all the time.
If you have family members, relatives or friends who are constantly getting illnesses, aches, and pains, and no one can tell them why give them Dr. O’s telephone number. It will be the best favor you ever did for them. I only wish we could take out billboards all over town!!!
I am now Dr. O’s biggest fan, and soon you will be too.