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Whole Health Life : How you can learn to get healthy, find balance and live better in thecrazy-busy modern world - Shannon Harvey

Whole Health Life

How you can learn to get healthy, find balance and live better in thecrazy-busy modern world

Paperback Published: 21st October 2016
ISBN: 9780994646606
Number Of Pages: 320

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Being healthy in this crazy, busy, modern world is not easy.

For journalist Shannon Harvey, finding a solution to this problem became personal when she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that had no known cause and no known cure. After being told by her doctor that she could end up in a wheelchair, she realised she had to take action.

This inspired a ten-year journey, where she spent more than $30,000 on conventional and alternative treatments, searched through thousands of scientific papers, and traveled the world to interview dozens of pioneering health researchers from leading institutions such as Harvard and Stanford. On her road to getting better she met people with remarkable stories of recovery, discovered the truth amidst conflicting medical advice and sorted the quacks from the experts. She has now compiled the latest evidence and her personal experiences into one book to help you find the answers to good health.

Discover why:

  • Meditation can turn off genes affecting disease
  • Sitting is considered the new smoking
  • One simple change to your diet can add years to your life
  • A walk in nature can boost your cancer fighting cells by more than 50%
  • Getting enough sleep makes you smarter, faster, and even better looking
  • Being positive can help you heal more quickly from a wound
  • Loneliness is on par with obesity and addiction as a leading risk factor in chronic disease
  • And much more...
From dealing with work stress, to improving your relationships at home, or making healthy habits stick, understand how your mind, body, and the world around you influences your health more than you think. Whether you are struggling to get well, or simply want to know what you can do today to stay healthy, this book is filled with real-world, simple, evidence-based solutions to improve your health from every aspect, adding years to your life and saving you thousands of dollars in medical expenses.

This is a guidebook for anyone who wants to get healthy, find balance, and live better.

About the Author

Shannon Harvey is an investigative journalist and filmmaker from Sydney, Australia. She spent many years working for the leading news organisations in Australia such as ABC and Fairfax. In 2014 she released her first feature documentary, The Connection, about the link between our mind, body and health. She now writes for publications such as MindBodyGreen and her own popular blog while balancing her health, work, and being the mother of two adventurous boys.


Not an easy read


The book was filled with relevant information but it wasn't well ordered or well integrated. It wasn't an easy read and I didn't feel particularly inspired. Read sometimes like a text book.

Sydney, Australia


100% recommend this book!


Wonderful book - so interesting- I'm buying some copies for friends

Wellington NZ


A holistic and practical approach to health


I appreciated the author's holistic and practical approach to health. Many of her health struggles and experiences were very relatable and I found myself nodding in agreement as I read. I also liked that the findings were evidenced based- that was an important distinction for me personally.

Sydney, Australia


Filled with great facts & ideas to easily improve my health


The best bit about this book is how well structured it is. I've been able to focus on one aspect of my health to improve each chapter. This worked well because I was never too overwhelmed with too much info at any one point. Before you know it you'll learn a whole lot about sleep, stress, diet etc... without realising it. Shannon has a gift for distilling complex science into an easy to understand and entertaining read.

Sydney, Australia



4.3 4


"Shannon Harveys The Whole Health Life provides authoritative science, journalistic rigour, real-life experience and eminently practical strategies to enhance your health, and all in one totally readable package. What a rare combination!" -- Craig Hassed MD, author of The Essence of Health

"A must read." -- Lynne Malcolm, presenter ABC Radio National, All in the Mind


Chapter 1: Stress

Chapter 2: Emotions

Chapter 3: Belief

Chapter 4: Food

Chapter 5: Movement

Chapter 6: Environment

Chapter 7: Sleep

Chapter 8: Healthcare

Chapter 9: Relationships

Chapter 10: Lasting Change


ISBN: 9780994646606
ISBN-10: 0994646607
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 21st October 2016
Publisher: Whole Health Publishing
Country of Publication: AU