How to Be Well: The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life

How to Be Well: The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life

by Frank Lipman


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In How to Be Well, best-selling author and leading health expert Dr. Frank Lipman shares his formula for lifelong vitality—the Good Medicine Mandala. Illustrated by a circular system of six rings, the Good Medicine Mandala contains more than 100 simple steps to what really works to improve and strengthen your resilience, functioning, and overall health. In this invaluable book, you will learn how to:

EAT: master the very building blocks of life—food

SLEEP: reprioritize and restore one of your most fundamental needs

MOVE: ensure the body moves in all the ways that nature intended it to

PROTECT: mitigate and prevent the invisible assaults of everyday toxins

UNWIND: consciously switch off to allow for complete mental and physiological reprieve

CONNECT: awaken and enhance a sense of belonging and meaning

How to Be Well is a unique handbook with everyday habits and practices you can deploy to live your best, healthiest, and happiest life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781328614186
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 80,693
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

FRANK LIPMAN, MD, a pioneer in both integrative and functional medicine, is the founder and director of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, a New York Times best-selling author, and the creator of Be Well.
AMELY GREEVEN writes about health and wellness, and is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Clean.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7


Compose the Perfect Plate 23

Practice Sugar Self-Deffense 26

Make Friends With Fat 30

How to Go Gluten-Free 34

Resist The Irresistible: Processed Foods 38

Know Your Sources 40

Doctor Up Your Broth 43

Dairy Do of Dairy Don't? 46

Don't sweat About Salt 51

Make Cooking Idiot Proof 52

Give Your Gut Some Love 54

Eat the Stalks and Stems 57

Get Your Veg to 70% 58

Become a Real-Food Snacker 60

Let Them eat Cauliflower 62

Become a Cacao Connoisseup 64

Practice Eating Mindfully 66

Master the Nourishing Smoothie 67

Organize Your Fridge and Pantry 71

Stock Your Shelves(without Stressing Out) 73

Hack the Menu 74

Get Your Oil Changed 76

Eat in Rhythm 79

Juice Smart Go Green 80

Use Spice As Daily Medicine 82

Become a Fat-Burner 84

Customize Your Carbs: Discover If "Healthy" Carbs are Helping or Hurting You 85

Eat dinner Earlier and Breakfast Later Intermittent Fasting 88

Detect Your Food Sensitivities 90

Win Food Freedom A Doctor's Manifesto 92


Why Better Sleep Matters, Or 12 Reasons to Prioritize Sleep Tonight 97

Reset Your Body Clock 98

Sync Yourself with the Sun 101

Restore Your Ancestral Connection to Dark 102

Close Your Eyes, Clean Your Brain 104

Star Rx 106

De-Digitize Your Night 107

Secrets of Successful Sleepers 108

How to Get Ready for Bed 110

Beat the No-Sleep Blues 112

Explore the New Frontiers (then go to Sleep) 114


Find the Movement that moves you 119

Just Move (As Much as you can) 120

Get Strong 122

The Lazy loded Walk 125

Ditch the Chair (And Breakup your Body Patterns) 126

Correct the Tech in 128

Get Hip about Hit 130

Morning Mobility Drill 131

The Single Best Move The Deadlift 132

Become a Better Runner 133

Play like a Child 135

Balance the Yang with the Yin Rest and Recovery 136

Role your Fascia 137


Audit Your Meds 143

The Burden of Toxins: A Doctor's Manifesto 146

Clean Eating Cheat Sheet 147

Adopt The Precautionary Principle: Boycott GMOS 150

Get A Water Filter! 154

Protect Your Skim Ecology 155

Soak Up Some Sun 156

Become A Healthier Housekeeper 158

Lose The Shoes! 161

Green The Way You Groom And Pamper 162


Think About Your Drink 167

Give Your Mitochondria What They Need 168

Grow Your Own Sprouts 170

Repair Your Gut 174

Boost Your Detox Functions Unwind 178


Clear Your Space Clear Your Mind 183

Your Breath As A Pathway To Peace and Calm 184

Tame The Tech Beast 186

Embrace Optimism 189

Listen Up! The Healing Power Of Sound 190

Mindfulness: An Essential Tool in The Modern Human's Toolbox 192

Why Meditate? 194

Just Say No 197

Add Rest To Your Well-Being To-Do List 198

Give Yourself A Massage 200

Get Handy 202

Smile. Laugh Repeal 205

Open the Gates to Tranquility: 3 Yoga Poses to Calm and Restore 206

Let Go And Forgive 208

Play Tootsie With A Tennis Ball 209

Sexual Healing Connect 210


Love A Pet 215

Go Wild (Or At Least Get Outside!) 216

Commit Daily Random Acts of Kindness 218

Gather. Eat. Commune. 219

Touch And Be Touched 222

Return To Ritual 224

Never Stop Learning 226

Write Your Way Back To Yourself 228

Invest In Friendship 230

Count Your Blessings 232

Find Your Tribe 234

Be Of Service 236

Celebrate Small Victories 237

Pursue Purpose, But Don't Chase Buss 238

More Experiences, Fewer Things 240

Make Space For More Fun 241

Honor The Seasons 242

Sing! 244

What To Do When …

You Feel Sluggish and Want To Reboot 246

You Want To Lose Weight 246

You Are Frequently Overwhelmed and Anxious 246

You Feel Bloated and Gassy 247

You Are Always Tired 247

You Are Constipated 248

You Have Heartburn Or Acid Reflux 249

You Keep Getting Sick 249

You Have Brain Fog and Cant Think As Clearly As You'd Like 250

You Have Acne Or Other Skin Issues 250

Your Doctor Says You Have High Cholesterol 251

Acknowledgments 252

Index 253

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