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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Hay House UK; Reprint edition (6 Oct 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401942229
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401942229
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.7 x 1.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,836,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""John Pierre has a completely unique perspective on fitness and health. It is incredibly refreshing to hear. He will truly change your life after spending just a bit of time with him. Whether you want to lose weight, get fit, or become more compassionate in your life, John Pierre has the answers for you.""-- Emily Deschanel, star of "Bones"""John Pierre is an encyclopedia of health information and a compassionate guide for anyone who wants to transform their health. Read and learn!""-- Kathy Freston, best-selling author of "The Lean, Veganist, "and "Quantum Wellness"""The work I did with John Pierre was a hugely uplifting force in my life. Not only did it get me in tip-top physical condition, but he also got my body and mind working in sync, in tandem, in a way I had never felt before. It made me feel light on my feet and sharp as a tack. It was such a fun challenge to do the work, and his nutritional advice really got me on a healthy path that I am very grateful for. John Pierre rocks.""-- Flea, musician, Red Hot Chili Peppers""John Pierre's passion and drive are as pure as his essence: His life's mission is to be of service. And he carries that out with wisdom, generosity, and grace that are unparalleled. Having helped everyone from the destitute and downtrodden to Hollywood's elite, John Pierre's methods are proven, effective, and fun. I am a friend and fan for life.""-- Rory Freedman, best-selling author of "Skinny Bitch "and "Beg: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals"""John Pierre was the best trainer I ever had in my life. He gave me intense workouts, watched my nutrition, and gave me tips on what to eat and how to get into the best shape of my life. He was very motivating, very caring, understanding, and I couldn't recommend John more to anyone who wants to get into excellent shape.""-- Steve Wilkos, star of "The Steve Wilkos Show"""I deeply appreciate John Pierre's work, for both his compassion and effectiveness. He is an amazing holistic fitness, nutriti

About the Author

John Pierre is a nutrition and fitness consultant who has devoted more than a quarter century to improving the lives of others through his expertise in the areas of geriatrics, nutrition, fitness, women's empowerment, green living and cognitive strength and improvement. A dedicated activist, John works with people of all ages promoting the benefits of a plant-based diet, stress reduction, physical fitness and the importance of compassion in life. Yet he is widely recognized in the area of geriatrics for enhancing cognitive function in our senior population.

John has been lecturing for over 20 years at various venues that reach thousands of people. His website has also served as a vital resource in helping people become active in their communities by taking just five minutes to voice their thoughts on important environmental, humanitarian and animal-rights issues. Please visit: www.johnpierre.com


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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Beyond Diet and Physical Exercise 2 Oct 2013
By CoachCatalyst - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
About a month ago I signed up to join Hay House Book Nook. I get to choose a newly published book, they ship it to me for FREE and all I have to do is read it and blog about it. So here is what my thoughts are about this book.

I was first drawn to the book because it asked "Do you go to the gym religiously? - for a couple of weeks at a time?" I immediately nodded yes. And then the next few questions sold me on it. "Do you find yourself desperately to focus but unable to keep up with everything going on in your hectic life? Are you frustrated by a world that seems full of inconsiderate, unpleasant people?" I know that I could answer yes to these with great ease. I could even relate to the fourth question "Have you been on every diet imaginable, yet still feel unhealthy and low on energy."

As I started reading this book I was interested in what he had to say regarding the effects of processed foods on the body. I was in agreement until we reached the point where he started talking about how bad animal proteins are on the body. This was something that I immediately reacted adversely to. I love meat. I am a rancher's daughter. I am a meatatarian. I eat vegetables because the meat I like to eat like vegetables. And it is the way I have always been and I am not interested in changing that. Well not full time anyway.

As I continued on with the book I loved the fact that it was not entirely about how and when and what to eat. The author touched on more than just that. More than the importance of getting you body moving. He also spoke about supplements and essential oils. I knew more about the supplements than I did about the essential oils part of things. So once I finished the book I was so interested I contacted a friend so that I was able to learn even more. This is what makes for a good book in my opinion. It sparks the desire to learn.

Mental Acuity is one of the pillars of health. He spoke o the importance of exercising your brain. To really challenge it in different areas. This was honestly something that I never gave much thought to. I am blessed with an excellent memory and razor sharp wit. Never before did I consider that I may lose that.

The final pillar - compassion - spoke deeply to me. This is a huge part of my life and something that I believe in greatly. It was incredibly refreshing to see that someone else thought that compassion for yourself and others was important enough to be a pillar of health. This is certainly not something you see in every health and weight loss book.

Since reading this book I have made some changes in my life. I can credit 'The Pillars of Health' for sparking the change. I am currently eating more of a plant based diet. So much so that I am only eating animal protein three times a week. I am still learning about the many uses of essential oils and I even work on exercising my mind on occasion.

Now as I mentioned previously, I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for a review of it That being said...my review is definitely favorable. It was a relatively easy, interesting read that was able to get me to see a different point of view. If you are looking to purchase a book that covers whole body/mind health....this is a book for you.

And who knows....you just may find yourself skipping the BACON aisle in the grocery store!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Great And New Perspective On Creating Real Health And Well-Being! 12 Sep 2013
By Sarah - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This was a really fun read! Pierre has a great, holistic approach to helping individuals find their "foundation for lifelong wellness." The four sections of the book cover nutrition, mind, motion, and compassion. This is a really interesting - and different - way of approaching health. It was great to page through each section and discover new ways of supporting overall health as well as approaches that were familiar but with added tweaks.

Pierre covers, in the first section, how our culture is truly in a nutritional crisis. The author discusses the negative effects of our harried lifestyles and the negative impact it has on health and nutrition. He then discusses "real food" (so sad that this even has to be re-defined!)

In the second section, Mind is the focus. He discusses, here, how we can support brain health. He then moves on to Motion which talks about how important moving our bodies is! There are great photos in this section with recommended tools to make exercise fun and easy.

Finally, the author discusses Compassion and how we can go about cultivating that in our lives. Lots of great ideas here! These four "pillars" of health make so much sense when one takes the broad view and considers how each supports the whole body. I loved the information about how to help individuals focus on good nutrition and other positive lifestyle habits to avoid taking medicines treating ADHD and other conditions.

Pierre even went into using high-quality essential oils which I was pleased to see since I've also found them to be so helpful in my family's health and well-being!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I really really want to LOVE the Pillars of Health but it fell a bit short... 16 Jan 2014
By Jeri Zerr - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I absolutely really want to LOVE the Pillars of Health but a few items concerned me. Veganism is not for everyone. I've tried veganism for awhile and (slowly) resumed eating the meat my body craves, but on a sensible scale from sensible sources (I do try to avoid CAFO sourced meats loaded with anti-biotics - YUCK!) raised in appropriate manners (cows that are allowed to graze in fields, cage-free chickens who are allowed pasture, etc).

I do appreciate the Pillars of Health as defined and welcome that REAL food is once again defined (vs the over-processed chemicalized sludge in bright colorful packaging that permeates the typical grocery store shelves in the name of corporate greed.) I feel the author could have taken The Pillars further to promote true lifelong wellness.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Bought a health book & uncovered a tender heart 28 Feb 2014
By Hilary Martin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I bought John Pierre's book after seeing him speak live. He is one of the most dynamic speakers I have ever seen. I actually went with a group of six friends and the next day we were talking about what the key takeaways were. Interestingly, the women all took away valuable information about healthy foods, the importance of regular movement (not just daily trips to the gym) and brain exercise. The men we were with all appreciated his wisdom on compassion and approaching situations with kindness. That was really unexpected from a group of burly manly men. In fact, the women in our group all started to receive very loving and attentive emails, texts, phone calls etc.. from our boyfriends who attended the lecture. The book is a wonderful and more detailed version of his lecture. The compassion piece is something people rarely consider when they are looking to improve their health. John Pierre outlines each "pillar" in ways that it becomes easy to incorporate some of these suggestions into your own life. I actually work with a guy who also bought his book and converted his entire office into a John Pierre health center. He offers healthy snacks, has all kinds of fun movement/exercise gear in his office. So you can stop by and take a health break anytime. John Pierre is motivating without any preaching. I highly recommend this book and also seeing him speak live if you have the opportunity!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Pillars of Health 27 Feb 2014
By Lance M. Foster - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
On the one hand, it's like health is a platform, standing on these pillars. But what are these pillars? Diet, exercise, stuff like that of course. So read this book and learn about those pillars, by golly. And don't forget about being happy and being nice. That doesn't hurt either.
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