TAMPA – Being a chiropractor is not all about dealing with back and neck problems, even if that is the general conception.
It’s about physical and mental wellness, and that’s what Doctors Raul Serrano, Hannibal Hervey and Michael Sosa are preaching at Westchase Chiropractic, 10981 Countryway Blvd. They are currently working on dealing with cancer, preventing it and making sure they can do what they can once it is contracted.
On Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 to 11 a.m., they will be hosting a “Cancer Killer” event at their office, and want people to know that they are a facility that is more about healthy living than simply back issues.
“Cancer is a lifetime disease,” Serrano said. “There are ways to prevent cancer and we want to get it out. People think other people get cancer by smoking, but there are a lot of ways to get cancer. There is eating food, toxins around the house, and other things. There are a lot of ways to prevent cancer, but people need to be educated.”
Serrano said there are five keys that are essential to crushing cancer. They are maximizing a person’s mindset, nerve supply, nutrition, oxygen and lean muscle, and minimizing toxins.
“We are so much more than just chiropractors,” Hervey said. “We are about protecting people from things that can affect their lives. We are doing all we can do to prevent things like cancer before they happen. We can help change bad habits and we want to get a hold of things before they get into problems.”
Serrano said there are many things that can easily prevent cancer, such as keeping a clean home.
“People work in toxic homes, they work in toxic job atmospheres and it can be stopped.” Serrano said. “We want to educate people.”
The cancer event is a workshop that teaches the five essentials to prevent cancer. Serrano said that people don’t know that cancer is the top killer of children. It isn’t just something that people get from smoking.
“We are not winning the war on cancer,” Serrano said. “This is a big killer of kids. It is scary out there.”
Hervey tossed out an even more scary proposition.
“Do you know that one of every two people will get some form of cancer,” Hervey asked. “One of every three women will get some form of cancer. But people think that cancer is incurable and it is curable. There are steps to take to prevent it and that is what we are trying to show.”
Serrano said that there has been talk of opening a second clinic, but mainly he wanted to emphasize that the Westchase clinic is about more than just back issues.
“We consider ourselves a health center that promotes maximum living,” Serrano said. “We want people to live to be 100.’’