Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Quest for Wellness by Mark Sherwood, ND

Wellness is a broad term and this book contains a wealth of information about creating a wellness plan. When the information in this book is applied, Sherwood writes, we will experience more energy and strength.

This book is much more than just about what we eat. He reminds us that wellness has four components: being spiritually connected, intellectually stimulated, emotionally balanced, and physically strong and energized. He reminds us that wellness is learned and must be practiced. He gives a plan that helps us progress in each of those areas.

Some of what Sherwood prescribes is familiar. There is an emphasis on increased physical activity and making better nutritional choices. But there are suggestions that may be surprising. He writes about managing stress, about limiting social media and news broadcasts, about character traits like integrity, saying “no” to manipulative people, and even some communication skills. So this book is much more than an eating or exercise plan. It is really a road map to complete wellness, including the mind and spirit as well as the body. He presents the plan is phases to ease us into the healthy habits.

There are plenty of practical tips included to start us on our way to wellness. He helps us set appropriate goals. He advises that we keep a journal and suggests the content. He asks us to change our perspective and begin thinking of ourselves as people in hot pursuit of health and wellness.

Sherwood reminds us that developing a wellness plan is planning for a way to live the most fulfilling life possible. This book contains a well rounded plan to move toward wellness in every area of life. I highly recommend it.

My rating: 5/5 stars.

Mark Sherwood, Naturopathic Doctor, is the founder and president of Live4E. He also has a full time naturopathic practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Functional Medical Institute. He is a former bodybuilding champion, a former professional baseball player and a 24 year retired veteran of the Tulsa Police Department. He and his wife are the hosts of the weekly television program, 4ETV, airing on three networks. You can find out more at and

Emerge Publishing, 224 pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through The Book Club Network for the purpose of an independent and honest review.

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