Chicago author/speaker/wellness practitioner Dr. Gordon Fimreite views his life mission as one to help every individual live a fuller, happier, and more productive life through the natural healing powers from within. For every physician and indeed for everyone in the health care field Dr. Fimreite’s book comes as a much needed resource in this era of IT based health delivery and Big Pharma and robotic distancing healer from patient. Gordon has a passion for the human structure and function and shares this focus on ways to optimize health potential naturally.
Gordon’s warm and often witty presentation is one of the drivers that make this book so valuable. He opens with the story of his healthy grandmother who lived to the age of 105 – healthy and happy: ‘It’s fascinating how much the way she lived her life parallels what research studies are showing to contribute to healthy living and longevity. She ate nutritious foods, exercised, spent time in the sun to get her needed vitamin D, relaxed to handle stress, socialized, enjoyed humor, and had a purpose for living through her faith in God. Unfortunately, not everyone has my grandmother’s wisdom. Many people today eat poorly, exercise rarely, spend more time passively in front of a screen than actively doing mind games, socialize more on Facebook than out in the community, and lack purpose in their lives. Nor does everyone feel motivated to turn their lives around to a healthy lifestyle. This really hit home when I began giving speeches. People would share how difficult, even overwhelming it was to begin healthy habits and stick with them. During one of my speeches, someone yelled, "You have to die of something!" The audience burst into laughter. I thought I was passionately sharing ways to change daily habits and optimize health and add to a longer, more vibrant life. In truth I was overwhelming the audience with healthy tips and health concepts. Little wonder all they could think of was, "I can't give up my coffee" or "I can't give up my pastries and sweets," worried that there would be nothing left to eat to gratify their taste buds or their emotions. After the outburst and having lost my audience, I changed my approach. In future talks, I would say, “It is true we can't live forever. But if you and your loved ones can extend life 5, 10, or even 20 years and rid the feeling of constantly being sick and running to doctors, what’s that worth?” Of course, and completing this book provides every reader invaluable insights and the manner to approach them to own them.
The ‘Steps’ Gordon discusses are as follows - PART I NEW WAY OF THINKING OF HEALTH Step 1: Starting in Your Health Journey Step 2: Healing Comes From Within PART II HONOR YOUR BODY Step 3: The Foods You Eat STEP 4: Grocery List for Healthy Weight & Longevity Step 5: Healthy Digestion Step 6: Vitamins & Supplements Step 7: Detoxing from Inside STEP 8: Detoxing from Outside STEP 9: Exercise Step 10: Unwind Step 11: Sleep PART III THE RIGHT MINDSET Step 12: Positive Psychology & Happiness STEP 13: Mindfulness Meditation STEP 14: Goal Setting, Visualization & Vision Board Step 15: Putting it Altogether – Your Health Plan.
To fully benefit form Gordon’s excellent book requires individual participation in the concepts he outlines: no brief synopsis can do anything but encourage you to buy this book. Or as Gordon quotes, ‘Keep Trying - Never give up. You will Always Rebound.’ Highly recommended on every level for every reader who cares about living.
★★★★★ ~ Grady Harp, February 18