Since 1989, husband and wife team Dr. Richard C. Sears and Marguerite A. Sears, LMT, CNE, CHHP have helped the people of Suffolk County, NY and beyond improve their health and regain wellness through natural healing practices. We are the proud owners of County Seat Chiropractic & Nutritional Healing Center, and our mission is to save lives through chiropractic treatment, nutritional counseling and massage therapy.
If you have been told that your condition can only be managed by medications with their host of dangerous and limiting side effects, but want to pursue a natural approach to restore proper function and are willing to make the necessary lifestyle changes to allow your body to finally heal, we may be the office for you.
Our secret is to improve our patients’ lives through identifying the underlying source of ills and bring about true cellular healing, true detoxification, and specialized treatments to reset your body.
We came to this practice after many years of dealing with pain, bodily injury, and less-than-optimal health caused by our modern lifestyle. Searching for solutions, we found different kinds of natural healing practices. More importantly, we found that these practices worked for us, and what works for us could work for others. That’s what inspired us to start County Seat Chiropractic & Nutritional Healing Center, and that’s what has kept us going strong to this day. Call for a consultation today to find out if we are able to help you achieve the same results!
We both came to this practice uniquely qualified to help our patients through natural healing practices. Read below to learn a little bit more about our credentials!
Chiropractor & Pain Management Specialist
Dr. Richard Sears is a 1986 graduate of New York Chiropractic College and has been practicing for over 35 years. During that time he’s treated thousands of neck and back cases with great success. He became passionate about chiropractic after suffering a debilitating neck injury. “After a few visits to a chiropractor my neck pain was gone.” He had been in the health field and wanted to offer his patients a more holistic approach to maintaining wellness. In 2008, fulfilling a desire to bring more complete health to his patients Dr. Sears, along with his wife Marguerite providing her nutritional expertise, opened County Seat Chiropractic in order to help all patients struggling with health problems, especially difficult cases that have eluded mainstream care. His goal was to provide a natural healing center for all of Suffolk County, Riverhead & Wading River, NY serving anyone who is in pain and suffering, unable to function the way they truly want, who need a unique and personalized approach to true health and wellness.
Dr. Sears has traveled extensively with his wife to learn the most cutting edge and effective techniques by some of the most respected names in the world of nutrition. Dr. Sears has also implemented the use of MLS Cold Laser for pain management into his practice. MLS laser is unique in its ability to combine two light wavelengths: one for pain and another for inflammation, making it an extremely effective treatment for pain management.
This is accomplished by evaluating the patient’s pain condition and then performing a series of painless, non-invasive laser treatments to reduce and eliminate the source of pain and inflammation. The results are astounding and all without any unwanted side effects. Many patients have been able to get off of their pain medications and even canceled surgery because of the great results they have experienced. If you find yourself living with neck pain, lower or upper back pain, sciatic pain, headaches, come see us today for a spinal adjustment and chiropractic treatment to feel better now!
LMT, CNE, CHHP, AADP, Master of Nutrition Response Testing
Marguerite graduated from The New York College of Health Professionals in 1996 as a Licensed Massage Therapist. While studying massage therapy she was exposed to a whole new world of natural healthcare. After graduating and working with patient’s musculoskeletal systems she realized that they had greater needs to feel better and become healthier than a massage. It was at this time that she began attending seminars on nutrition. One seminar was for Nutrition Response Testing – this seminar was destined to change the course of her career.
Marguerite found her true passion for helping people and decided to become a Master of Nutrition Response Testing. This required multiple trips to Florida (a tough assignment but someone had to do it!) She graduated from the Mastery program in March of 2008.
“I can now accurately determine WHY someone is having health challenges and WHAT needs to be done specifically for them and DESIGN a CLINICAL Nutrition Program for that person. It is very PERSONALIZED, WHICH IS KEY!”
Marguerite was also attending NIWH – National Institute of Whole Health, graduating in 2010 as a Certified Nutrition Educator. She attended the College of BioEnergetic Medicine in 2013 and became a member of The American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
In 2013, she joined the Elite Coaching Program of Health Centers of the Future under the direction of Dr. Daniel Pompa. Here she learned his advanced protocols of Cellular Healing and True Detoxification Methods of Heavy Metals (such as lead and mercury) to help those dealing with unseen toxic health challenges – their motto being “Heal the Cell and Get Well!”
Toxins are a huge unknown cause of underlying health issues and can lead to all kinds of symptoms and disease from fatigue to cancer.
This was very personal for Marguerite as well. Here’s her story…
“Growing up I was constantly tired and exhausted every day no matter how much sleep I would get. After school I would lay on the couch every day until dinner and sleep – even though I would sleep all night long – I had no idea it was a medical condition. All of this happened after I started getting my mercury fillings.
I was on the brink of thyroid cancer but endocrinologists couldn’t identify the underlying issues as my bloodwork kept coming back normal. At this time I realized medical doctors have only one type of thyroid test and no other tools to identify or clear toxins.
After receiving nutritional response testing I discovered my thyroid was loaded with mercury from all my fillings as a child. All the toxins were stored in my thyroid creating mercury poisoning and the host of related ills that brings.
I went onto a tailored, massive detox program and now have no issues with my thyroid and I don’t have to take any thyroid medication! I’m healthier and more vibrant than ever before!”
Being able to bring all these healing modalities together enables Marguerite to dig in with her patients and find the right approach to dealing with the many health challenges we face today. Before beginning this journey Marguerite had little awareness of how important proper nutrition is to maintaining health or just how nutrient deficient most foods are.
While raising her family in the early years she had no awareness of how the SAD (Standard American Diet) is ruining people’s health. She now knows that without the foundation of a healthy diet there cannot be health.
Personal health challenges of extreme fatigue, poor digestion, reflux, thyroid goiter, weight gain, and giving birth to a stillborn baby finally aroused her attention to finding out why her body was leading to poor outcomes. Something needed to change, and she was willing to investigate and find answers.
Although her doctors claimed she was “healthy” with a few challenges, Marguerite now knew this was not normal and she wasn’t healthy. Her first job was to restore her own health and feel better. She discovered the key to holistic, healthy, vibrant living and studied everything she could get her hands on to help herself and others through this journey too. Now she has more energy than in her 20’s and looks and feels healthier than 20 years ago. Her purpose is to share this knowledge with others and help them improve their lives, too.
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