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Our Approach

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In order to heal, function properly and reach your full health potential, certain requirements and needs must be fulfilled. The body has an incredible capacity to heal and rebuild itself healthier every day but, like a flower that requires sunlight, nutrients and water, your body also has requirements that must be met to be at your absolute best.

“How important is your brain and nerve system to your health and life?”

The answer – “Vital!”

Every single cell, tissue and organ in your body receives either a direct nerve supply or is under control of the central nerve system via chemical messengers produced by glands and other cells. In short, every function within the body is regulated through the nerve system – sleep, energy, digestion, healing and repair, strength, stamina, reproduction, immune system function, concentration, focus, cognition, and millions more. What would happen if we interfere with this Brain – Body Connection?

The role of a family chiropractor is to address this interference in all people.

This applies to infants, children, pregnant moms, athletes and seniors – in short, anyone who is pursuing an extraordinary life needs to maintain the integrity of the Brain – Body Connection.

Contrary to popular belief, chiropractic is not just for people who have a symptom or condition. Chiropractic as we practice is for those people who have a spine and nerve system and a desire to be healthier than they currently are or have dreams of reaching their full potential.

Chiropractic is the only profession that specifically addresses the nerve system and its function, as its primary goal.

How Do I Know If I Need Chiropractic Care?

The truth is you won’t know. That is, unless you have had objective testing to measure the function of your spine and nerve system.  This is exactly why “We Don’t Guess, We Test!”

Once we have determined the health of your nerve system and spine, we will have a clear picture of how we can help and the best recommendations for you and your family.

Our Team

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At the Cafe of Life we believe that serving an exceptional chiropractic experience starts with a great team.


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Applying the correct actions consistently over a period of time always yields extraordinary results! Our success stories are endless and they are not miracles. They are the natural extension of people fulfilling the requirements of their body – they are simply the product of a body that works properly.
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- Derek Panzer

"The Cafe of Life has provided me with the framework and foundation to live a happier and healthier life. I would strongly recommend the them to anyone who is interested in living a happier & healthier life!"

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- The Afolabi Family

"You truly won’t meet nicer, more genuine people than Dr. Joel and the Cafe Team. They really care and love what they do!"

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Being under care at the Cafe of Life has been life changing for us! And our children have been under chiropractic care since the day they were born. They are both vibrant and hardly ever sick.

- Cane Family

- Lindsay Family

I spent many sleepless nights worried about my son and his distracted and reactionary behavior. In 2008, I found the answer I had been searching at the Cafe of Life. The brain­ – body connection!

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We love what we do and honoured to be voted in BEST CHIROPRACTORS in the London Free Press annual Best of London poll.

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I am incredibly grateful that I have found such an amazing doctor and team and would highly recommend Cafe of life to anyone considering chiropractic care”


“Dr. Joel and his staff are amazing. I’ve been to other Chiropractors and this where I’ll stay. Joel is passionate about my well being and he’s pro. I feel amazing”


“I always look forward to my Chiropractor checks with Dr. Joel. I love the relaxed and open concept atmosphere.”


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There is always a lot going on in our Life By Design Community. From seminars, events, CrossFit classes, podcast episodes, to the local Life By Design Partners Program. You will find links and access to everything you will need to make Life By Design your Lifestyle for a Lifetime.

Be extraordinary

Life By Design is your guide to an extraordinary life.

Co-created by Dr. Jamie and Dr. Joel Richards, Life By Design is based on the fundamental truth that every human being is designed to be extraordinary and that fulfilling the basic requirements for life will lead to an elevated expression of health, performance and potential.


These four strategies form the basis of living your Life By Design:

Power by Design Power By Design is the strategy that helps to restore optimal brain – body communication by analyzing for interference in nerve function and making specific adjustments to the spine when needed. This is our approach to Chiropractic.
 Eat by Design Eat By Design is not a diet but instead is a strategy designed to ensure you get the essential building blocks that your body needs. Register for our next upcoming Eat By Design Seminar by clicking on the link.
 Move by Design Move By Design delivers the most effective impact in the shortest amount of time to support full joint mobility, strength, power, and endurance. We host Move by Design Seminar once every quarter, follow the link to register.
 Think by Design Think By Design optimizes the mind to help you clarify beliefs, improve self-esteem, and realize your soul purpose.  Join our the next Think By Design Seminar by clicking the link to register.
 Subscribe! Life By Design Podcast with health and wellness experts Dr. Jamie Richards, Dr. Joel Richards and Dr. Kresimir Jug goes into the philosophy, science and the art of living well.
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