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Episode 3: How We Changed Our Way of Practice

First Chapter of the book “Treating Problems, Not Symptoms” by Dr. Jake Berman, PT, DPT

The story behind changing our thought process from Western Medicine to Eastern Medicine, to identify and treat problems instead of treating symptoms, came from Jenni getting very, very sick.

  • (1:23): The same thing can be said for physical ailments like knee pain — surgeon finds arthritis, recommends injection for first line of treatment which is not a sustainable treatment.
  • (2:02): Book is on Amazon, search “Treat Problems, Not Symptoms” by Dr. Jake Berman
  • (2:20): Jenni was in a Master’s Program and started to get sick!
  • (3:40): She is going through countless tests and blood workups – everything was negative. The diagnosis at the end of the hospital stay was Dehydration.
  • (4:30): Jake was treating a GI doctor at the time while Jenni was going through all of this. Jake is talking with his patient about Jenni’s symptoms, tests, etc.
  • (5:20): He told us about the “magic pill”!
  • (5:50): The Doctor’s Answer: “she might have to be on this forever!”
  • (6:58): A few minutes later Dr. Jake was thinking “Western medicine is not the way”.
  • (7:25): Dr. Jake was raised in Western medicine thought process and was taught Western Medicine in PT school, but he knew we had to go Eastern Medicine.
  • (8:03): Dr. Jake discussed Jenni’s story with an Acupuncturist.
  • (9:02): The answer was staring at Dr. Jake… a book sitting on his bookshelf… had been right in front of him.
  • (9:24): The book “The Grain Brain” by Dr. Perlmutter changed our lives.
  • (9:56): Gluten is what is making her sick!
  • (11:40): Cross contamination is still a concern for gluten intolerance.
  • (12:00): We fixed her without medication with just changing diet!
  • (12:27): She had been tested for gluten ALLERGY in the past which was negative.
  • (13:40): You do not have to have an allergy to “ruin your life”. A sensitivity can still cause life altering effects.
  • (14:20): The effects of the sensitivities build up and then reactions occur and worsen.
  • (14:38): We cured Jenni by treating the PROBLEM and not the SYMPTOM.
  • (14:55): That is when Dr. Jake realized he was treating his patient’s wrong, too. He was treating symptoms at that time.
  • (15:30): The knee is no different than the hinges on the door – opens and closes, straightens and bends.
  • (0:51): Comparing the knee to a door – the hip is the weak point causing the knee pain.
  • (1:15): Jenni’s story is what changed our lives — changed how we treat — changed how we look at things.
  • (1:56): Next week, Jenni will be with you!



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Dr. Jake Berman

Dr. Jake Berman

After graduating from the University of Florida, Dr. Jake Berman, PT, DPT sought out mentorship first from Bob Seton in Destin, FL and then from Aaron Robles in Jacksonville, FL. Both of these mentors have 20+ years of experience helping people keep active and mobile so they can enjoy high quality active lifestyles. What Jake found was that back pain was by far the most debilitating pain and the highest factor leading to decreased physical activity later in life. These experiences are what inspired Jake to specialize in helping people aged 50+ keep active, mobile and pain free despite the aging process. There is nothing more rewarding than being able to alleviate somebody’s back pain so that they can get back to living their best life- especially in Naples! Over the years of helping 100’s of people aged 65-75 become stronger and pain free, one thing for sure has become apparent: “he who rests rots”. Jake is a firm believer that we become stiff then old, not old then stiff. Seriously, think about it...
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