Good to Know:
Healing the Healer

Enjoy the latest installment of Dr. Lowell Keppel’s “Good to Know” series for practitioners.

We health care practitioners have our own flaws, just like everyone else. Yes, it’s true. For some unknown reason, we tend to ignore our own needs. Some of us seem to think we’re immune to illness. And some of us foolishly think we must be our own health provider. Abraham Lincoln had it right when he said, “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.”

Last week, a fellow chiropractic colleague dropped dead while on a hike with his wife. When I heard about this, I started asking myself how such a thing could happen? With this thought, I renewed my commitment to helping those who will listen before it’s too late.

All I know about this particular doctor is that he didn’t use Standard Process products. Perhaps he would have had more of a chance at getting well if these lifegiving whole food concentrates had been a part of his daily routine. Of course, there are many things I don’t know. Had he been getting checked by a colleague, or was he doctoring himself? Did he get regular Heart Sound Recorder (HSR) testing, Lifeline screening, or even blood tests?

We know heart issues can be corrected, but only if they are detected.

Many providers insist on “fixing” themselves and making their own protocols. As such, it is unlikely that they will get the results they want, especially if they are taking too low of a dose of too many products.

How do I know? Well, because many of you finally do contact me for help. And when you do, I hear a common theme that begins with “I must fix myself!” Then I see the protocols. So far, the record I’ve seen for the most products in a single protocol is 20! But most of the time the dosage consists of just 2–3 per day, which is not high enough to be therapeutic.

Your clients need you, and your family needs you. Your time is not up!

So hear my plea: Be aware of your daily intake of various foods. I am not a purist. You can have a piece of cheesecake on occasion, if you can tolerate it. Enjoy that glass of wine. But be realistic and honest about your sugar and refined food consumption.

Make sure you have a colleague check your supplements. Get chiropractic adjustments, massages, acupuncture, exercise, and take vacations. In other words, follow your own advice.

Be the example for your patients. By making time for yourself, you will only enhance your practice.

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Dr. Lowell Keppel

Dr. Keppel received a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1983, following an associate degree in science from Southwestern Michigan Community College. He became certified in Neuro-Emotional Technique in 1999, having studied directly under the program’s founder, Dr. Scott Walker. He has undertaken a variety of further training, including herbology, spinal rehabilitation, and ongoing nutritional education.

Dr. Keppel knows there is always some seminar, book or journal that might deepen his knowledge or contribute one more bit of information that he can directly translate into an effective treatment. He gives sound advice from the perspective of clinical experience and years of practice.

More recently, Dr. Keppel has been teaching seminars for Standard Process West. He has become their in-house chiropractor and is recognized as a mentor for other practitioners throughout the greater Denver area.

For more information, visit his website at, check out his YouTube channel, or contact him directly at

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Healing the Healer

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