Dr. Victor Strang
“The Vital Truth,” by Sarah
Farrant, D.C., Davenport
’02, is a gem of writing that I
truly enjoyed. Sarah was the
sort of student that keeps
professors teaching year after year—always in the
front of the room, quick to respond to questions
and to ask them, and eager to share, in and outside
of the classroom.
Dr. Farrant learned her lessons well. “The Vital
Truth,” as she states, is based on three fundamental
principles: 1. Health exists on a continuum.
2. The power that made the body heals the body.
3. Nature needs no help, just no interference.
These remain core concepts in Palmer’s philosophy
That being said, the book covers a lot in its approximately
two hundred pages comprising 22 chapters.
I particularly enjoyed “The Magnificent You.”
In this chapter, Dr. Farrant has assembled more
than 100 factoids about the human body that are
testimony to its awesome design. Numerous case
examples from Dr. Sarah’s own life and practice
are described throughout the book. Each chapter
concludes with an additional section called “The
Vital Questions.” These are things the reader is
encouraged to think about that pertain to his or
her own life and health.
Although appropriate for the layperson with an
interest in an advanced understanding of all
things chiropractic, “The Vital Truth” is also very
suitable for chiropractic students who are learning
to communicate to others about the profession. In
addition, I feel that “seasoned” chiropractors will
find renewed inspiration in its pages. Dr. Farrant
has used her own life experiences to write a book
that I recommend highly.
Information is available at www.drsarahfarrant.com.