Health Is Simple, Disease Is Complicated: A Systems Approach to Vibrant Health
How do you define health? If you believe it’s merely the absence of disease, you may be surprised. In this much-praised book, Dr. Forleo’s wealth of knowledge and insight open the doors to a vibrant wellness that is much more than the “adequate” health we so often settle for.
Author: James Forleo, DC
How do you define health? If you believe it’s merely the absence of disease, you may be surprised. In this much-praised book, Dr. Forleo’s wealth of knowledge and insight open the doors to a vibrant wellness that is much more than the “adequate” health we so often settle for. This optimum health encompasses the whole self—biochemistry, structure, emotion, thought, and spirit—and is characterized by energy and growth. It is in this full state that we are designed to live, and this book will help you get there. Awarded the 2009 Gold Medal from Living Now Book Awards.
The simplicity of health comes from being attuned to and working with the body’s inner intelligence. To give readers the tools to better interpret the body’s signs and messages, Dr. Forleo walks through each major organ system, clearly and simply explaining their importance and function. Then, he offers focused, self-care exercises and tips, including nutritional recommendations and techniques from a wide array of healing practices. Using these tips, you will be able to formulate a personalized treatment plan designed to:
- Release pain and emotions using simple acupressure
- Align your posture to best support your frame
- Create a healthy immune system
- Improve the function of your endocrine glands
- Reveal and address nutritional deficiencies
Two lengthy appendices offer resources for each chapter and several specific health assessments. These, along with a thorough bibliography and index, make this book an invaluable resource for both healthcare providers and their patients.
From Amazon Customer Reviews:
“Talk about a handbook for health—This book should be in every household. It’s easy to understand, comprehensive with resources to solve your problems. Can’t recommend it enough!”
“This book has been an invaluable resource in my practice helping patients understand how the body works, the connection between the mind and body and above all else how to work for wellness. I am thrilled with layout of the book, easy to read and search chapters along with hundreds of pictures, charts and exercises giving readers not only a good understanding of their body, but also the tools to keep their mind and body healthy. Thank you Dr Forleo for bringing the wellness and Chiropractic philosophy to people all over the world!”
“What a brilliant, practical book. ‘Health Is Simple’ is one of the best A to Z how-to manuals I’ve read. It is a must-have for those of us who are realizing what a dead end street the pharmaceutical model is, and want a map for regaining our body’s health. I found that the real power of the book was in the practical nature of the tips throughout the chapters. They’re written in a way that made me take notes, underline them, actually incorporate them into my life. The endocrine system section alone was an eye opener; reading it was a great reminder to me that I never will know it all, and I never want to stop learning. I’m going to recommend Jim Forelo’s book to all my friends and clients.”
“This book explains in terms very easy to understand so many health/illness ‘mysteries’ and weaves in a large number of approaches to wellness such as yoga, supplements, acupuncture, chiropractic and many more. It also explains particular conditions and how to either prevent them or support the body in getting back to balance with which approaches are likely to be most successful for the particular condition–A MUST HAVE for anyone with a body!”
“Dr Forleo’s title tells this perfectly! He answers all questions and explains clearly how to deal with them. In short, this common sense and easily understood book should make the reader extremely comfortable in dealing with his or her medical questions. It is well worth the purchase!”
—Norma Harman “many health questions”
North Atlantic Books