Deschutes Public Library News
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 9/22/2006
Deschutes Public Library is pleased to welcome Dr. Jeremy Boethin, D.C. of Lifestyle Chiropractic, LLC for a program titled “The Wellness Revolution,” in the Brooks Room on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. This program is free and open to the public.
When it comes to wellness, Jeremy Boethin believes Albert Einstein said it best when he stated, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” The health care model created over the last century provides little to no room for the wellness lifestyle says Bothin. “It’s more like sick care than health care. People only seek care when they are ill.” In Boethin’s perfect world, that would change. He says that wellness is an active, lifelong process of becoming aware of choices and making decisions toward a more balanced and fulfilling life. A wellness lifestyle involves choices about our lives and our priorities that determine our lifestyles.
The benefits of wellness, states Boethin, are many. “In 2003, Americans spent about $5,000 per person on health care,” says Boethin. Pursuing wellness would reduce that dollar amount significantly. “A wellness lifestyle produces well people who do not need expensive crisis management or long term pharmaceutical regimens.” Other benefits include a healthier and more productive work force with less time off for illness or injury. Concludes Boethin, “healthier individuals will lead to healthier communities, states, countries and ultimately a better world to live in for generations to come.”
Jeremy Boethin D.C moved to Bend in March from the Wilsonville area after completing a three year associate position in a high volume family wellness focused practice. He is a native Oregonian who grew up in John Day. He attended COCC, Eastern Oregon University where he received a B.S. in Biology in 1999 and then Western States Chiropractic College in Portland where he received his Doctorate in Chiropractic in 2002. Boethin enjoys time with family and friends, travel, golf, hunting, fishing, and attending all of the Oregon Duck home football games!! His passion in life is empowering people to improve their health throughout their life.
For information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032.