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My Practice Philosophy

I do not tell parents how to raise their child. I believe they need to educate themselves on the issues and then make the best choices.

I have no hard agenda or judgment around controversial pediatric topics like circumcision/no circumcision, helmet/no helmet, breastfed/bottlefed, organic food/non-organic food, special diet/no special diet, fluoride/no fluoride, vaccines/no vaccines, mercury fillings/no mercury fillings, dental sealants/no dental sealants, home school/conventional school, doing traumatic activities/not doing traumatic activities, et al.

I understand that everyone sees the world differently. I will give my opinion when asked, and I may suggest checking out something on the Internet. But I immediately tell the parents it is just my opinion, and they have the sole responsibility to decide what is right for their child.

But I am human and have VERY strong feelings on a few issues. Restrictive conventional orthodontics taking the brain cycle to zero seconds really pushes my buttons. I experienced four premolar extractions, braces, and a restrictive headgear in the 50s probably contributing to many illnesses and a reading comprehension issue. I have also seen many children with resultant health conditions over the last forty years.

I do not want children to have my orthodontic experience. I greatly favor more “brain-friendly” appliances like ALF (Google: alternative lightwire function), which better allows the brain to expand and contract. But I ultimately give parents the freedom to choose their dentist and the method of orthodontic treatment.

The important dietary subject arises often, and I believe diet is not a “one size fits all” category. I grew up with the standard American diet, probably contributing to many conditions. I have been a vegetarian since 1977, vegan since 1980, but that is what works for me. I am very comfortable physically, emotionally, and spiritually not eating any animal food. But I also believe that everyone rolls differently, and you have to find out what diet works for your child.

I try hard to just present my GA piece of the health/wellbeing puzzle to the family. I know that everyone has a brain that needs to breath and a fascial web that needs to be free. I respect that everyone makes their own choices and has their own journey. My job is to help make it a little happier and healthier for the “one-percenters” who “get it” and especially their newborns.

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Dr. Barry Gillespie

Dr. Barry Gillespie founded Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy, which provides patients with a freely moving brain, spinal cord and fascial web, all critical to optimal health. Dr. Barry Gillespie also created the Baby Brain Score and discovered effective therapeutic techniques for newborns and infants. Read more about Dr. Barry Gillespie.

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