Dr. Steven A Mikulak wrote: “Who’s responsible for our health care crisis: government, pharmaceutical companies, the health care industry, or the food industry? Although each of these has a hand in perpetuating the problem, none are the true cause. The real blame lies in the individual’s poor choices and lifestyle, mostly in the areas of food, exercise and stress. This leads to health-related issues in the news daily, such as cancer, depression, gallbladder disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and more.” In his new book, “The Healthy Life Project,” Dr. Steven A. Mikulak explains how Americans have gotten themselves into this crisis state, and better yet shows exactly how to get out of it. Dr. Mikulak believes the real answer does not rely on the curing of disease, but in the prevention of disease through a healthy lifestyle. “The Healthy Life Project” addresses today’s dietary pitfalls and nutritional needs, easy ways to keep moving through life with less pain, and five simple steps to follow which will make it all happen. “Encountering pain in life is inevitable; suffering, however, is optional,” said Dr. Mikulak. Steven A. Mikulak, DC, CCSP is owner and clinical director of Healthy Life Pain & Performance Solutions in Rockford. “Dr. Mik” is a graduate of Rockford High School, studied kinesiology and exercise science at Michigan State University, has a doctorate of chiropractic from Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa, and is a certified chiropractic sports physician. He was driven to write this book to address the most common questions he gets from his patients: “Why do I hurt; how did I get this way; how can I prevent it from happening again?” His back-to-basics approach to taking responsibility for one’s own health involves helping the body heal itself as it was naturally designed to do. For more information, visit Dr. Mikulak’s website at www.healthylife4me.com.