About Dr Husbands
Dr Husbands has been helping people resolve chronic illness and improve their health in California for over 25 years. He has worked in health care for over 32 years.
Dr Husbands is one of the best trained holistic doctors in the U.S. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.S. degree in Biology/Human Physiology in 1983. In 1991, he graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College of Los Angeles and became a Doctor of Chiropractic. In 1996, he earned his post-graduate board certification as a Certified Clinical Nutritionist with the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists, and in 2000, he became a certified Anti-Aging Health Care Practitioner with the American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners. In 2003, he became a Functional Medicine physician after completing training at the Institute for Functional Medicine.
Prior to becoming a Chiropractor in 1991, he worked in Sports Medicine as a physical therapy aide and had a personal exercise training business in the 80’s.
His education and experience provide a unique combination that covers the key components to help you restore your health. His physiology degree and chiropractic education were his foundation as a physician. With his Functional Medicine training, he has the knowledge to stop and/or reverse various disease processes. His nutrition and anti-aging healthcare knowledge are the tools he uses to influence the human body towards wellness. His bodybuilding and exercise trainer experience provides him with hands-on knowledge for teaching exercises to help the healing process.
Dr. Husbands has been sought for expert opinion by national health magazines and been published in peer-reviewed journals. He has taught many classes and lectured extensively to a wide variety of audiences on natural health topics and functional medicine.
His clinic is located at Rivera Chiropractic Group in San Carlos, at the center between the San Jose (South Bay) and San Francisco. He offers phone consultations for people outside of the San Francisco bay area.
Dr Husbands’s Philosophy
Dr Husbands is committed to providing the best care for his patients. His clinical practice is grounded in the following:
Addressing the underlying causes of the illness or disease
Dr Husbands believes that health care or medical care that addresses the underlying causes of the illness or disease is the means to provide the best care for his patients. By taking care of the underlying causes of the illness or disease, the symptoms and complaints disappear as a consequence. More importantly, the patient’s health is restored and health span is prolonged. He thinks that health care that focuses on addressing symptoms by merely managing them or masking them is not health care, but rather sick care.
Treating the patient not the disease
While working towards taking care of the underlying cause may take time, he considers what is best for his patients, including providing pain relief treatments or remedies, and giving them practical advice on implementing diet, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes. He supports his patients’ efforts to achieve their health goals.
Knowing that the human body functions as an orchestrated network of interconnected systems rather than individual systems functioning autonomously
With this in mind, he is able to see the correlations of the patient’s complaints and symptoms. When a body system is dysfunctional, he understands potential effects on associated body systems. This is very beneficial financially, and results in better quality of care and promotes the patient’s health span. For example, a female patient, who gets treated for a gastrointestinal problem, finds that the treatment also worked to resolve PMS or infertility. It’s like buy 1, get 1 or more free!