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Q: How can I live a more vibrant life?

Posted October 16, 2013 in Advice Column, Grimes

A: Healthcare reform makes it feel like we live in “Crazy Town, USA,” doesn’t it? Criminals in athletics are our “greatest” heros, comedians are now the voice of reason, and politicians are the leading voice when it comes to health. We live in a society that constantly bombards us with messages: Eat this, drink that, take this and you will lose hundreds of pounds, follow this exercise or diet and you will never need to see a doctor. Where will this crazy healthcare ride end and who is going to step up and make a difference?

First, look to nature and the body for the source of illness prevention and a vibrant life. The keys to protecting and supporting the body are threefold — eat well, move well, think well. In the following months, we will delve deeper into each category and how you can change your life to be one of true fulfillment.

Second, doctors must step up and be a leading voice in true health reform. This reform begins in your life and in our community, not in a government agency. It is our responsibility to bring you the latest research and best treatment methods, while staying in tune to your values. The word “doctor” traces its meaning to “teacher.” Find a doctor who teaches you on healthy choices and empowers you to take control of your own health and encourage him or her to be a voice of reason in the current confusion.

For more information on living a vibrant, healthy life, join us for the free health talk series, “Change Your Body Life.” The first talk, “Foundations of Wellness,” will be held next Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Register and request more information by emailing us at

Information provided by Dr. Joe O’Tool, Lifestream Chiropractic, 1830 Princeton Drive, Suite D, Grimes, 259-9336.

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