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The Simple Life Guide to Optimal Health: How to Get Healthy and Feel Better Than Ever Paperback – April 18, 2018

4.4 out of 5 stars 65 ratings
Book 2 of 5: The SImple Life

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I like the author's approach to a topic that is relevant and much-discussed. The tips and suggestions are simple and can be incorporated easily. The five principles of the simple healthy lifestyle plan are helpful when it comes to looking at health and healthy living in a transformational way. The recipes at the end of the book can be tried out easily and their healthier sweet alternatives are good for one. The author covers the topic extensively and methodically, and all the tools and techniques discussed are budget friendly and will help you start your diet plans immediately. For all those who are unhappy with their diet, who are dealing with weight and health issues, this book is a must-have. - Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

"What this book lacks in hype and nonsense it makes up for in information that is simple, easy to understand, actionable, and livable. So if you're looking for the latest "get ripped" quick scheme or other hucksterism,this book may not be for you."

Aaron F. (Verified Amazon Purchase)

"Very enjoyable. A bit of talk about getting back to a "primal" lifestyle and how you can do it."

Mather T. (Verified Amazon Purchase)

"I've read a lot of books on fitness and dieting over the years, but this is one of the best books that I've read on these topics by far."

S. Lundquist (Amazon Review)

"This well-written book covers it all--what to eat, how to move, and which supplements are beneficial--from the unique perspective of a guy who solved his own health problems and who used to be a special agent for the FDA."

Lolo G. (Amazon Review)

"The author breaks everything down in simple steps and covers a lot of ground from nutrition, medication, fitness and stress. Very well researched and easy read for non experts."

LZ (Amazon Review)

"His book provides attainable goals that are straightforward in which you can start the same day! It is chuck full with accurate info about cholesterol, carbohydrate addiction, proper hydration, the problem with processed foods, and more. I highly recommend it and will continue to use it as reference with maintaining my health."

David L. (Amazon Review)

"I rarely give books like this 5 stars because they usually hit on whatever fad is in the current limelight but this book is different. It is very well written and I formative. It has all the information you need within this one book."

XOtoread (Amazon Review)

"This is indeed a simple guide! It provides simple actionable information,backed up with citations from respected scientific sources. It has no fluff or unnecessary information meant to convince you of something. The quality information and how its presented speaks for itself."

Jaclyn Summers (Amazon Review)

"This is one of the best guides to better health that I have read. The advice is laid in a conversational and easy to read manner and packed with actionable tips for even the most basic of beginners. Having said that,however, there is something here for everyone, regardless of their current knowledge base."

Shawn D. (Amazon Review)

"This book really meshes with my other research on health and wellness as well as my own experiments on myself. I really could have used it about20 years ago.. but the research might not have been there. Lots of good stuff in here to help you get healthier."

Sarah (Amazon Review)

"I really learned a lot when I read this book. It was well-researched and written in a way that was easy to understand. If you are serious about learning to eat healthfully and live a better life, then this book is for you."

Tricia (Amazon Review)

"I have a whole bookcase of health and diet books. This book is by far the best I have read. There are no unrealistic expectations or gimmicks. The author is very real and down to earth"

Phyllis Daley (Amazon Review)

"This book was a breath of fresh air and came at a time I really needed it."

Hope S. (Amazon Review)

About the Author

Gary Collins has a very interesting and unique background that includes military intelligence, Special Agent for the U.S. State Department Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Collins' background and expert knowledge brings a much-needed perspective to today's areas of simple living, health, nutrition,entrepreneurship, self-help and being more self-reliant. He holds an AS degree in Exercise Science, BS in Criminal Justice, and MS in Forensic Science.

Gary was raised in the High Desert at the basin of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in a rural part of California. He now lives off-the-grid part of the year in a remote area of NE Washington State,and the other part of year exploring in his travel trailer with his trusty black lab Barney.

He enjoyed, and considers himself lucky to have grown up in a very small town experiencing fishing, hunting, and anything outdoors from a very young age. He has been involved in organized sports, nutrition, and fitness for almost four decades. He is also an active follower and teacher of what he calls "life simplification." He often says:

"Today we're bombarded by too much stress, not enough time for personal fulfillment, and failing to take care of our health... there has to be a better way!"

In addition to being a best selling author, he has taught at the University College level, consulted and trained college level athletes,and been interviewed for his expertise on various subjects by CBS Sports, Coast to Coast AM, The RT Network, and FOX News to name a few.

His website thesimplelifenow.com, and The Simple Life book series (his total lifestyle reboot), blows the lid off of conventional life and wellness expectations, and is considered essential for every person seeking a simpler, and happier life.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 12.8 ounces
  • Paperback : 260 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1570673837
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1570673832
  • Product Dimensions : 5.6 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Publisher : Second Nature Publishing (April 18, 2018)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
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