A Life of Wellness
by Marty Finkelstein, DC
Like so many other doctors of chiropractic, Marty Finkelstein, DC, was introduced to the profession as a patient, despite the fact that he was a pre-med student at the time. After being told he would have to “live with” ulcerative colitis and take drugs the rest of his life to control symptoms, he went to a chiropractor. “I remember lying on the table, being examined, as the doctor explained about illness and wellness,” Dr. Finkelstein recalls. “Instead of learning to live with the problems, he spoke about correcting the cause of the conditions. He shared about holistic wellness and how spiritual, physical, and emotional healing was all integrated. Everything he said made perfect sense.”
Thirty years later, his book, “A Life of Wellness: Guidelines For Avoiding Illness,” is his way of passing along the lessons he’s learned in three decades of being a holistic chiropractor. “As doctors, we can assist our patients the most when they are involved in the responsibility and understanding of their own health,” he notes.
In place of lengthy text, Finkelstein has used 127 concise precepts, each on a single page and ranging from one to three paragraphs. The entries are written in a simple style and promote wellness, a healthful lifestyle, chiropractic, and other non-medical approaches to well being.
Finklestein is the author of several other books including “Divorce: An Uncommon Love Story,” “8 Lessons of Life on Hole 1,” and “The Seven Gifts.”