The old cliché “Health is wealth” has never been truer than today, at a time when healthcare costs are skyrocketing. I find myself asking the question “what life style changes must I make to improve my wellness quality and minimize medical costs?”; I am not alone in this self examination as most families are asking themselves this same question hoping to make their finances stretch further during present turbulent times.
In our recent history, we have seen American pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company plead guilty to and agree to pay $1.415 Billion in fines for promoting its drug Zyprexa for uses not approved by the FDA; Abbott Laboratories plead guilty and agree to pay $1.6 billion to resolve its criminal and civil liability arising from the company's unlawful promotion of the prescription drug Depakote; the British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline agree to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay $3 billion in fines for promoting its best-selling antidepressants for unapproved uses and failing to report safety data about a top diabetes drug on Monday, July 2nd 2012. Knowing this and doing nothing would be a shame, in my mind. So, I approached a fellow small business owner and wellness focused Chiropractor, Dr. Jeff Moore, to seek guidance.
You may wonder, “Why go to a Chiropractor to seek health care answers?”…. I wanted to have an informed discussion with a medical professional who understood the challenges we face in our local community and cared to make a difference in helping others. Dr. Jeff Moore’s mission is wellness without the use of drugs or surgery and he is known as a caring member of our community focused on addressing the root cause of health issues while continuing his partnership with the Crystal Lake Food Pantry. I walked away learning quite a bit about the importance of addressing wellness root cause and a growing appreciation for his preventative wellness approach. I sought feedback from those who have benefitted from Dr. Jeff Moore’s wellness mission to validate what I learned and wanted to share at least one of them with you. “After seeing Dr. Jeff Moore 3 or 4 times, besides my back feeling much better I noticed I was sleeping thru the night much better”, said Mike LaComb, who needs to be in good physical health to run his small business.
To learn more about the various preventative health and wellness information I learned, explore the following links. Remember, planning is important for the bottom line of both our small business and family finances!
Healthy families spend less of their money on treating illnesses or symptoms. That money saved helps families maintain financial stability. Stable families with healthy lifestyles promote an economically stable community. Small businesses in stable communities grow vibrantly well, creating educational and employment opportunities. Vibrant communities bring the families and small business together for shared progress. Crystal Lake and surrounding communities are ready for working towards that vibrant growth. Let us start with our own wellness first!
**Do share your thoughts and insights on how we can benefit from preventative wellness. We need to make our finances stretch for our families and improve our small business bottom line understanding the interconnectedness. I look forward to an engaging discussion! **