Getting back to the basics: Health and Happiness

Many of you know that I am recovering from Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. This recovery has been an Ephiphany for me! I am in my 40s. I am at the half-way point in my life.  BUT, if I want to live to 90, I need to take better care of my body.

As I began to search online for ways to get healthy, I quickly became overwhelmed by the diet trends (Moon Eating, 30/10, South Beach, Keto, etc). As luck would have it, a copy of Healed: Health & Wellness for the 21st Century arrived in my mailbox!


Integrative medicine physician Dr. Robin Miller (a medical reporter on NBC and regular guest on Dr. Oz) says ditch the fads and look to your gut to get you toward your goals of health and happiness while ditching those extra pounds.

She began a search to find new, innovative ways to help people achieve balance and wellness, which culminated in the publication of HEALED: Health & Wellness in the 21st Century. Dr. Miller's easily-digestible new book reveals essential information for your mind and body which will open the door and quickly put you on the path to feeling good and becoming the person you want to be.


The book includes vital information on:

  • the keys to a long and healthy life,
  • overcoming depression without drugs, 
  • living longer and happier (think coffee and chocolate) and 
  • improving your sex life (think Scream Cream).


In my opinion, Healed: Health & Wellness for the 21st Century is a book for anyone trying to get "back to the basics".  There are several suggestions that I am working into my daily routine, such as incorporating dance into my everyday life (nothing special, just turn on the radio and get moving!); adding a good probiotic to my list of supplements; and calorie timing (eating breakfast early).

The book is a great read for any age group. The book moves at a good pace. And it can be read in any order, not necessarily start to finish.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchanged for a fair and honest review.