Quantum Wellness: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Health and Happiness

Quantum Wellness: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Health and Happiness

by Kathy Freston, Mehmet C. Oz
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Quantum Wellness: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Health and Happiness

In Quantum Wellness, New York Times bestselling author Kathy Freston teaches us that the key to achieving our highest level of health and contentment is by making small, focused changes in the separate but interconnected areas of body, mind, and spirit. Freston advocates progress, not perfection and is well known for her "leaning into change" approach to eating healthier. She shows you how incremental, manageable adjustments in the way you eat, work, and interact with the rest of the world make all the difference. Quantum Wellness will forever change the way you approach healthy living.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602860186
Publisher: Weinstein Books
Publication date: 05/06/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Mehmet Oz xiii

Part 1 The Quantum Approach

Chapter 1 What Is Quantum Wellness?: Making the Body-Mind-Spirit Connection 3

Chapter 2 The Eight Pillars of Wellness 17

Part 2 Clearing the Way

Chapter 3 Shine a Little Light: Transforming the Shadow 49

Chapter 4 How to Hear Yourself Think: Clearing Mental Chatter 62

Chapter 5 A Jump Start for Your Body: Doing a Cleanse 67

Chapter 6 Your Nest: Creating a Magical Environment 91

Part 3 Laying the Groundwork

Chapter 7 Give Us This Day...: Considering the Health, Environmental, and Spiritual Implications of the Foods We Choose to Eat 101

Chapter 8 One Bite at a Time: Assumptions and Truths, Questions and Answers About Eating Consciously 119

Chapter 9 Personal Energy Management: Balancing the Four Rs 138

Part 4 Overcoming Obstacles

Chapter 10 When You Are Faced with Crisis: Becoming Your Own Healer 155

Chapter 11 More Detours on the Wellness Path: Breaking Bad Habits 174

Part 5 Making the Leap

Chapter 12 Be the Change: Stepping Up to the Life That Is Calling You 199

Appendix I Recipes 219

Appendix II Vitamins and Supplements 275

Suggested Reading and Viewing 279

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Quantum Wellness 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I expect that this new book by Kathy Freston is going to make some big waves. Not only because of the foreword written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Mehmet C. Oz. And not even because of the author's appearance at Oprah Show today. It is because makeovers is a very popular topic and Kathy Freston seems to have a good grip on it. As the title 'Quantum Wellness' suggests, our health, and our wellbeing can be achieved by focusing on small steps in our everyday life. Kathy offers for the readers the following eight Pillars of Wellness 1. Meditation. It is important for everyone to get some quiet time everyday, become really still, and look inside yourself. Connect with your 'inner light' and just be present). 2. Conscious eating. This not only mean eating less, or showing your food well. Conscious eating means most of all being aware of where your food comes from, how the animals are treated and how the environment is affected by the foods that you eat. To be healthy and happy about yourself you need have more integrity and to be conscious about what you eat. 3. Exercise. Many books have been written about it and this is nothing new for anyone. We just need to devote at least half an hour a day for moving our bodies. In my opinion taking Yoga classes is a great option, especially that it combines physical exercise with deep breathing and meditation. 4. Visualization. As suggested in The Secret, visualization is the mother of all achievements. 'It's like creating a blueprint for the way I want to become and setting down the intention,' Kathy says. 5. Spiritual practice. For some people it can mean prayer. For Kathy it is mainly about compassion, being aware of suffering that's all around and to be compassionate about it. 6. Self-work. Educate yourself - learn about your physical body, about your spirituality or emotional well-being.. For Kathy that means 'means going inside and learning where you're stuck and pushing yourself past what's comfortable.' 7. Service. Don't be stuck in your own world, reach out, help others. This will bring about great feeling of fulfillment. 8. Fun activities. It is important in everyone's live to have some fun. For some it could be listing to the good music, or dancing, or spending some time in a great company. You just need to get away from it all... To jump start the program Kathy suggests 21 day cleansing program to get rid of Caffeine, Sugar, Alcohol, Gluten, Animal Products. I suggest Complete Body Cleansing that is so well described in one of my favorite wellness books titled 'Can We Live 150 Years?'
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ms. Freston has created a wonderful book that is focused on transforming our health and the relationship we have with the world. She writes about '8 Pillars' of wellness: Meditation, Visualization, Fun activities, Conscious eating, Exercise, Self-work, Spiritual practice and Service. Her idea is that by taking a series of small but important steps, we will eventually achieve 'Quantum Wellness.' It's an approach that involves compassion, not just for yourself, but for every living creature and the earth itself. Adopting a completely vegan lifestyle is challenging for me, both because I'm allergic to soy and I've got years of eating habits ingrained in me, but I'm taking it one day at a time and being kind with myself rather than an all or nothing approach. My emotional eating is improving tremendously, which was a major roadblock for me. This is a wonderful book that I think anyone could benefit from.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
QUANTUM WELLNESS is such an amazing and beautiful gift to the world. By writing in an elegant, conversational way, Kathy Freston connects instantly to the reader and offers a simple and easy way to not only raise your own awareness of the way you conduct your life, but how to take simple steps to ease into a higher consciousness. Unlike some other spiritual books I have read in the past, nothing is forced upon you and simple suggestions are merely made as to bring awareness to your everyday living and how to "lean" into change. Freston has a lovely way with words and I was instantly pulled into her book and her guidance towards making a happy and healthier life for myself and the world. This book is truly a blessing and I thank you for writing this, Kathy! You have inspired me to contribute better to the world around me and to be conscious of the little things I do that can affect others. A must-read for anyone looking to better themselves and our planet around us!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kathy Freston believes that just one small thing you do (or several small things) can yield big results, and I think she's right. Looking back, I realize that it has worked that way for me many times in the past, I just never really thought about it until now. If you need motivation to do something--anything--to improve your life or even just the way you feel about yourself, this book is for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Until we start connecting to our food in a more meaningful way, real change within us can not happen. What an inspiring read - it's never too late to make a healthy and humane change to make our lives and the planet a better place. As an animal lover, the message of this book rings true!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like to feel I am constantly evolving, mind and body, and Kathy Freston's book is another helpful step in that process for me. As an ethical vegan, reading her book reinforces my lifestyle choices as positive, not only for myself, but for the animals and the environment as well. I think everyone should pick up a copy, and start your own personal evolution.
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Melissa Maller More than 1 year ago
I learned so much about how to live a spirtual, compassion filled life from this book. This is one of my "go to" books, I have read this book many times. I love the recipes in the back, many of them i make over & over. I recommend this to anyone who wonders why they feel empty and are searching for some peace in their lives.
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KarenMalwin More than 1 year ago
Save your money and go get Keeping aBreast Ways to Prevent Breast cancer instead. As a therapist I research what I read before I recommend and Dr. Mahmud has proven results from what I've seen in his articles.
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I have this book in paperback and also the audio CD. I have listened to Kathy's CD book many times during my long commutes home. She is wonderful and full of healing knowledge.
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SJP_NYC More than 1 year ago
I have always been someone who tries to take care of myself in the mental, physical, and emotional way, but I have never really recognized the true connection of the 3 until Kathy Freston's book, Quantum Wellness. Kathy talks of so many tiny things that we take for granted, since we tend to live in our routines without taking account for things, and reminds us to live consciously---in SUCH a kind and easy way. She recommends "leaning" into things and not take on too much, just what you can now, to make yourself and the world a better place. I am in week 1 of her cleanse and I have truly never FELT BETTER in my entire life. It's just too easy and too great and I am SO thankful to Kathy and this book! A must read.
ColoradoRob More than 1 year ago
Quantum Wellness contains practical ways for readers to determine what they want from their lives, and how to go about achieveing it. I liked the way Kathy Freston talks about how important it is to become open to change, and how you'll find others will help you if you'll just ask. She says that striving for wellness takes honest reflection and thought. Everyone can lead a good and healthy life if they work on it, she says, and her description of how to do it is well-organized, practical and hopeful, not preachy. Her tips on better eating have been very helpful, even though I'm not going to become a vegan. Also, her comments about the fundamental interconnectedness of all people and life I can't quite buy, but I appreciate her thinking. The book does not address much the common problem of dealing with difficult relationships, but it's not the main subject of the book. Overall, this is a very worthwhile book.
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