Starting from the premise that lasting health requires a lifestyle that is counter to the short-term thinking and instant gratification prevalent in modern society, this book offers a treasure trove of easy-to-follow advice to help us live a healthier and happier life.
When Singapore-based Australian chiropractor Vismai Schonfelder nearly died of a tropical disease in Africa—which he expertly shares in an appendix—his worldview was altered forever. His long recovery gave him a keen awareness of the timeless keys to a healthy mind, body and spirit.
In a friendly, conversational style, Schonfelder helps us consider the following issues:
What do we mean when we talk about "health?"
What are the models of health care available to us?
How do our personal values impact on our attitude to health?
Why is drinking water a cornerstone of good health?
Schonfelder's ultimate goal in this book is to steer us away from our reliance on modern Western medicine. He guides us to take responsibility for our own health, helping us improve what we eat, how we exercise, how we manage stress, how we think about wellness and sickness, and how we can benefit from alternative healthcare.
About the Author: Vismai Schonfelder graduated from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia in 1998. He and his Dutch wife then moved to Amsterdam where they had their chiropractic office for 16 years. He did his postgraduate studies in chiropractic pediatrics focusing on conditions such as poor sleeping and concentration, autism, youth sporting injuries, stress from school, scoliosis, late bed-wetting, anxiety and allergies. He also has a key interest in supporting women during their pregnancies and in men over 40 and the issues they face. He is the author of the Dutch-language Wake Up Holland! It's Time to Be Healthy, successfully self-published in 2009.
He has been married to Jyoti since 1999, and has a daughter Dali and a son Finn. His family loves travelling and have journeyed around India, Nepal, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, homeschooling the children and doing philanthropic work. He leads a minimalistic lifestyle and prefers experiences over consuming things. Meditation is his addiction and he has been doing this daily for 23 years.