Dr. Linda Solomon

New Rockford resident shares health expertise in book

May 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

When a certain Hollywood action actor found himself threatened with the prospect of having his career brought to an abrupt end if he didn’t get off some excess weight, he knew exactly who to call. He sent for Dr. Linda Solomon and her husband, “Dr. Marvin.” Together, they had worked with celebrities in and out of “Tinsel-town.” Working together in Southern California and Mexico, Drs. Linda and Marvin were recognized as pioneers in the natural health movement, using diet change, supplementation, and various forms of natural therapies that were considered very experimental and even a bit controversial at the time. Their methods were, however, effective, and many of them are in general use today. Sadly, “Dr. Marvin” has passed away, having been hit by a drunk driver while riding his bicycle in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Dr. Solomon continued her chiropractic and nutritional practice in a small town in Pennsylvania for several more years, where she worked with local Mennonites, Amish, and others from local communities as well as people who arrived from places as distant as Washington, D.C., Michigan, and even Washington state! One of those was a Michigan chiropractor who relocated to Pennsylvania to work with her. Together they went to Washington, D.C., where Dr. Solomon has two sons who are also practicing chiropractors. Always the pioneer, Dr. Solomon first became interested in natural health methods at age 20, when an uncle used a strict all-natural diet to help himself overcome cancer. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she suffered from severe asthma, allergies and skin problems. She recalls that her parents had rushed her to the hospital many times, afraid for her life. Once she began to learn about the value of organic food as medicine, there was no turning back. She began to study healthy lifestyles and applied it to her own life with outstanding results. When she became pregnant with her first child in the mid ‘60s, she looked into the usual birthing procedures and didn’t like what she discovered. Now drug-free and healthy because of her “alternative” methods, she wanted the same for her children. The usual methods of delivery didn’t appeal to her at all. So she found a willing midwife, and had her son in a home setting in […]