Dr. Randall "Randy" Roberts has been in practice since 1981 and has a passion for bringing wellness to the world. His goal is to educate others on methods to improve their health and create a long-lasting lifestyle of wellness. He is the founder and Wellness Expert at Soli Wellness Center.
I was born in Salt Lake City in 1954 at the time when conventional medical and nutritional wisdom was that baby formula was just as good as mothers milk. Birth was a medical procedure using forceps and the mothers where anesthetized completely. Once I got over the bruises on my head, (forceps birth) I was raised on formula, powdered and skim milk, margarine, Crisco and processed American cheese. Like most children of my generation, and our parents before us, I was raised on the Standard American Diet (SAD).
Other than frequent mucous and phlegm running down my throat, life was fairly uneventful until 14-15 when I developed Eczema. Our family doctor gave me antibiotics and cortisone cream and the eczema cleared up like magic. I had yearly flare up's, the worst being in the winter, and saw a skin specialist who gave us a diagnosis, but always the same treatment. While in ninth grade I suffered a football injury to my low back which left me with intense pain on exertion for months. Physical therapy helped as long as I went but if I quit therapy, the pain was back again. Our family doctor x-rayed at my insistence and told me that nothing was wrong and I remember thinking to myself, "Something is wrong! It feels like I have a knife in my back. Obviously medicine doesn't know everything."
I knew there was more to health than eastern medicine had answers for so when my two older brothers became chiropractors before me and I learned that DC stood for 'Doctor of Cause' I took that to heart as my guiding principle on my journey to become a chiropractor. I began college at the University of Utah in September of 1975. During this time I learned a lot about nutrition, both the health food philosophy and conventional college nutrition course. I started changing my lifestyle and experienced the benefits, first hand, of eating a healthy diet, exercising and having a regular spiritual practice. I devoured many books like, "Let's Get Well," by Adele Davis, "Sugar Blues" and many more. With all the new information I learned and health benefits I personally experienced, my guiding principle of being a 'Doctor of Cause' was more fully defined as working with the innate intelligence that made the body to remove the interference's and let the "Power that made the body, Heal the body."
I accomplished 6 years of schooling, never taking a semester off, graduating in July of 1980 from the foremost alternative health institution in the country, Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. I also married and had two children and owned my own janitorial business in those years. My back injury flared up severely on several occasions and I learned, first hand, the value of great chiropractic care for lumbar disc injuries. I began practice in Utah in 1981 and have loved it dearly. It has so blessed my life and the life of thousands of families over the years.
Like many people during stressful years of starting a career and raising a family, I gradually put on weight. I got a little heavy then moderately heavy then really heavy! My skin issues reappeared in my 30's after we moved to a town near some oil refineries. I had some bouts with sore throats and discovered I had an impacted wisdom tooth. I hesitantly did an antibiotic and had the first sinus infection of my life, then experienced ear infections and seasonal allergies. I developed food allergies and when I started to have an allergic reaction to watermelon I said, "Holy cow! I have got to figure this out!" That began a serious personal health journey, living what I knew and preached, learning what I did not know and using myself as a guinea pig.
Over the intervening years, as I studied for answers, I learned about yeast and candida, Leaky Gut Syndrome, homeopathics, herbal medicine, computerized EAV testing, meridians and chinese medicine, Aruveydic Medicine, lymphatic congestion, personal training, Genetics of Health and so many other invaluable tools and knowledge leading to where I am today. I am truly healthier, more joyful and more fit than I have been since high school. In the last 3 years alone, the scale shows a weight loss of 50 lbs which translates to having lost 80 lbs of fat and gained 30 lbs of muscle.
I have been blessed to be mentored by some great health professionals over the years, beginning with my two brothers and some of the great healers in alternative health. I feel that I was led and blessed and guided to study and rub shoulders with all of these giants in healing. Here is a brief overview of my mentors and studies through the years:
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