Kevin Turner, DC, CCEP, CGP, CF-L1, Certified GAPS Practitioner, Functional Medicine Practitioner, is a chiropractor and wellness expert and also a husband, father of three girls, and small scale farmer. Dr. Kevin loves to teach and equip his patients on how to live a vibrant and healthy life with the most natural means possible. He is also a featured speaker at numerous businesses and organizations throughout the local area.
Ashley Turner, Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor (BCND) is a homesteader and homeschooling mother of three girls. In addition to helping clients achieve their health goals through Functional Medicine, Dr. Ashley teaches classes on natural health and traditional food. She is also a contributor to the Weston A Price Foundation’s quarterly journal, Wise Traditions in Food, Farming, and the Healing Arts.
Our story begins with our firstborn, Blaire. When she was two years old, she began having many physical, mental, and emotional symptoms and was quickly placed on the autism spectrum along with severe GI issues and constipation. This all came as a shock and deep disappointment to my wife and I; especially as natural healthcare practitioners and an already health conscious family. How could this be when I had attended years of advanced schooling to become a doctor along with my wife's strong desire to run our home and food from natural, organic, and healthy sources? We were what anyone would have considered a picture of health and already living in a way to prevent illness (by utilizing chiropractic care, organic foods, and pursuing a non toxic atmosphere in our lives). Despite these ideals on our part, a typical day for Blaire began to look like severe constipation and rectal issues, pulling fistfuls of her hair out, wetting her pants multiple times a day long and at night as well as uncomfortable eczema. She also exhibited autistic stimming; including head banging on hard surfaces. Ashley and I were devastated. We cried out to God for answers and healing.
We first turned towards some of the top ranked children's G I specialists in our area. After several appointments incorporating various tests, we were told our Blaire would have to be on laxatives indefinitely. Also, we were told that this was just how her life would be and there was certainly no root cause for her severe symptoms.
Discouraged and dissatisfied, we began relentlessly educating ourselves on how to help our daughter. My wife happened to find information about the GAPS diet by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. Dr. Campell-McBride is a neurologist and nutritionist who designed a program which ultimately brought healing to her autistic son. The connection between what a person is experiencing mentally has roots in the gut. The premise of the protocol is to heal and seal the gut by avoiding inflammatory foods and using healing foods such as fermented foods and bone broth. We began this way of eating as a family and I soon became a certified GAPS practitioner by learning alongside of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. It didn't take long for Ashley and I to see that many symptoms we had been experiencing and living with for much of our lives would be helped by a GAPS style diet. Ashley had struggled with hormone problems, skin issues, and anxiety/depression as well digestive issues on a much milder level. The GAPS protocol brought much healing to our family and many of my patients.
Although the GAPS diet was incredibly helpful, there was still more healing to achieve for our family. While many of Blaire's digestive symptoms eased, she would still often experience bedwetting and skin problems. Ashley still struggled with hormone imbalances and anxiety despite the diet changes. After having our third child, her symptoms worsened.
Soon after, I began studying cellular health; an even deeper level of healing. Utilizing specific modalities to bring healing to the body at the cellular level with my family, patients, and staff. Although diet and downstream detox modalities greatly helped, it wasn't until experiencing in-depth cellular restoration that my family has found vibrant wellness.
I am profoundly grateful to God for the health trial my family has walked through in order to find true healing and optimal wellness. I now understand that by removing physical subluxation through chiropractic care and removing chemical subluxation through diet, detox, and complete cellular restoration, my patients and loved ones can enjoy abundant health!