by Robert T. Johnson, M.D.
Stay Well! is an authoritative health guide that gives professional guidance to families about health problems confronting Americans of all ages today. It’s filled with common sense advice and written in a down-to-earth style the average layman can easily understand. It shows how to get the most out of your family’s health dollars by avoiding unnecessary medical costs. For less than the price of a single office call, this book gives specific self-help instructions for a broad range of common ailments, from athlete’s foot and allergies to wood ticks and worms. A nationally syndicated medical columnist, Dr. Johnson has written for magazines such as Woman’s World, Outdoor Life, and Total Fitness. Out of a vast stockpile of such articles he has gleaned the best information on how to cope with tension headache, irritable bowel syndrome, peptic ulcer, coronary disease and other stress-related diseases so prevalent today. He deals head-on with such problems as substance abuse and sexually transmitted diseases.
Dr. Johnson advocates the concept of wellness, explaining that the definition of good health is not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, but rather complete physical, mental, and spiritual health. His dynamic five-step plan for getting will and staying well is based on a combination of loving, awareness, relaxation, nutrition, and physical exercise.
But the book goes far beyond the dispensing of information on basic illnesses. Many of today’s medical problems are a result of the way we eat, what we eat, our personal habits and activity, our levels of fitness, and our attitudes about life. Dr. Johnson maintains that we need to learn how to live longer, happier, healthier lives. He observes that much of the illness suffered by Americans is by choice, and that prevention is the key. Prevention can be exercised when we become aware of our potential medical problems, and when we avoid the physically and spiritually damaging emotions of panic, anger, guilt, and loneliness.
Horizon Publishers takes pleasure in the release of this excellent book , knowing that it will be a significant volume worthy of a place in homes and libraries across the nation.
Part One—AMERICA’S AWESOME HEALTH MACHINE
- America’s Stepchild
- Who’s Going to Pay the Bill?
- Prevention: The Best Cure for the High Cost of Procedureisms
- A Critical Look at Our Ten Leading Causes of Death
- The Four Horsemen Ride Again
- Malnutrition: What You Eat Is What You Get
- Sloth: Our Creeping Second Horseman
- Complacency: Our Horseman of a Thousand Faces
Part Two—CHANGING COURSE—PATHWAYS TOWARD SURVIVAL
- How Do We L-E-A-R-N to Live?
- Happiness Is a Love Affair with the World
- Exercise: “Work” with Enjoyment
- Awareness: A Strong Antidote for Suffering
- Relaxation: Your Key to Coping with Stress
- Nutrition: The Final Key to Wellness
- The Buck Stops Here
Part Three—YOUR FAMILY’S GUIDE TO GOOD HEALTH
- Advice on dozens of health-related issues
6″ x 9″ hardback