Your Simpsonville chiropractor, Dr. John Marone, has been helping men, women, and children experience relief from pain and educating them about preventative health care since 1987. He is a graduate of Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta, Georgia and has a number of undergraduate degrees in science and education. After graduation, Dr. Marone moved to Dover, New Hampshire, married, and opened a practice. In 1994 he moved from New Hampshire to the Simpsonville area to be closer to family and has been practicing here since then. Dr. Marone works with many martial artists in the area, keeping them in top shape for their competitions. He enjoys helping the community by his involvement in the Rotary Club.
This is his story—what motivated him to choose the field of chiropractic:
At the age of 10, I suffered my first bout of what became chronic asthma. I refer to this as ending my chances for a major league baseball career. There were weekly injections, patch tests, inhalers, and medications. This normal young boy lost his robust constitution. I would spend weeks bedridden for periods each year and then have to spend extra time catching up in school. Lacking skills and falling behind in most sports, I still had my gift of being able to run fast. I joined the track team in junior high but missed two-thirds of the spring season due to the asthma, which forced me to quit the team. Heartbroken, it was the last team I joined.
A few years later, something happened to change everything. I was involved in an auto accident that left me with a serious neck injury. That’s when a friend of mine convinced me to give his doctor a try. The new doctor did an exam, took some films, and then “adjusted” my spine. The adjustment didn’t hurt; it actually felt good. I quickly got relief from the neck pain. A few months later when winter came, I didn’t have any asthma problems! In the spring I had the fewest asthma symptoms ever. That’s when I realized that this doctor—a chiropractor—had really helped me more than I could have hoped. Dr. Roy educated me about maintenance chiropractic care. I was so impressed that I changed my mind about being a teacher and went to chiropractic school instead.
After dealing with the ups and downs of business and life, I found myself sick. I thought I practiced healthy nutrition and took care of my body because of my involvement in bodybuilding and 10K road racing since my early 20’s. I listened to the federal government, the FDA, and all the authorities about salt, fats, carbohydrates, and recommended daily allowances of this and that.
Now, years later, I found out it was all wrong.
Understanding health from a chiropractic point of view, I saw myself developing illness. My most serious issue was a blood pressure of 110/98, pulse rate of 67, but a pounding of my heart. My medical doctor thought I was fine and told me, “I wish all my patients were as healthy as you.”
This was before Google, so I hit the books. I began attending nutrition seminars, letting them know I was sick and needed to be looked at, without avail of any lasting solutions for my issues. Finally, I discovered two retired chiropractors teaching a technique of analysis that they developed over the past 30 years; it was called Nutritional Response Testing. Many of the students in the classes were about my age with several of the same health issues.
These chiropractors taught a precise and reproducible analysis addressing deficiency and toxicity, with a practical way of helping patients clean up their diet over time. The guiding principles were from clinical nutrition of Dr. Royal Lee, Dr. Weston Price, and Dr. Francis Pottenger, and others all long dead. Their discoveries concerned the relationships of nutritional deficiencies and overall health.
Well, my heart pounding turned out to be a food intolerance. My deficiencies were connected to my adrenals, which relate to heart function and past caffeine use. (Read my report on Pasteur vs. Bechamp for more information.) This is just an example of a common problem in today’s society. Our generation is sicker than our parents’ and grandparents’ ever were.
Because of these experiences I completed my studies in Nutritional Response Testing. I am very thankful to Dr. Ulan and Dr. Bryman and have utmost respect for their work.
In health and love, I hope this has helped someone.
Dr. John Marone