Stephen Bizal D.C.I was introduced to Dr. Stephen Bizal thorough a good friend and fellow author Jon Forrest.  I had the pleasure of going up to Irvine, CA to meet with Dr. Bizal, America’s Wellness “Go-To” Guy a few months back.  Dr. Bizal has spent most of his entire life helping people transform their lives through looking at their lives in a more holistic way.  His new book entitled ” The Optimal Life” really does a masterful job of explaining the mind-body-spirit-emotional connection to health.

As Dr. Bizal explains in our interview together, your optimal life is not a mystery.  Living a pain-free, disease-free and medication-free life is possible. Most roadblocks to achieving optional health and healing are due to (1) lack of motivation (2) lack of understanding (3) lack of motivation and lack of understanding.

In Dr. Bizal’s book “The Optimal Life” what is revealed to you is that (1) the body heals itself (2) there are non physical as well at physical forces that influence our health and govern the healing process (3) humans are wholistic (4) we are each 100% responsible and accountable for our experience of life, including our experience of health.

Dr. Bizal utilizes a wonderful Wholistic Health Model to explain how dis-ease emanates.  It is probably the best explanation that I have heard in all my years of reviewing material on wellness, health and nutrition.  He explains that at the center of everything is the heart, or the energy of love. Then on the second ring emanating out from our heart center is our emotional state.  On the third ring emanating out from our heart center is our mind, which is where we hold our beliefs about our self. Then completing the model on the most outward ring is our body, which is the air, H2O, Light, nutrition, physical activity.  This wholistic model really sums it up for me, and that is our health is a direct connection to our spirit, love and how we treat ourselves and others in our life.  Our spiritual practices is so important to a healthy life, and living with vitality.

Dr. Bizal has a great quote in his book from Ramacharaka, from the book Yesudian and Haich, Yoga and Health.  It states ” Nature never wanted man to leave his body before advance old age, and if only everyone would obey the laws of nature form his childhood on, instead of constantly working against them, the death of human beings through disease in their youth or middle age would be as rare as death by violence.”

If you would like to learn about the universal principles that govern health, then I highly recommend that you read and study Dr. Bizal’s book.  You can also learn more about his wellness coaching and training by clicking here to access his website.

I hope you enjoy this brief look into the the mind of a master on wellness coaching.

Mariel HemingwayI had a blast interviewing Mariel.  She is lively, engaging, animated and just a heck of a lot of fun to speak with.  If you are looking to learn more about nutrition, eating and living a balanced life then you have landed on the right podcast. Not only do we explore some of her great recipes, you get to learn what I would call the her philosophy to live and living.

Mariel has a fascinating view point on not only on the healthy foods we eat, but the importance of slowing down to prepare the foods we eat. She stresses the importance of good quality foods with high nutritional value, but just as important the spiritual connection to the food we consume.

Do you wish you had time in your life for nutritious and delicious home-cooked meals? Would you like to find a quick and easy way to make fresh, organic food a part of your and your family‘s way of life? If so, your journey towards better health begins here.

Mariel‘s Kitchen: Simple Ingredients for a Delicious and Satisfying Life will empower you with simple tips and recipes you can begin making … today.

Mariel shares the secrets that make it possible to eat well all week long even with a busy schedule. She reveals what staples are necessary for any pantry and how to prepare core recipes that become the foundation for multiple dishes.  She offers shopping tips for navigating the world of organic and sustainable foods. And as she reveals what make her kitchen “the heart of her home,” she peppers recipes with stories about her own lifelong love affair with food.

I know you are going to enjoy my interview with Mariel, a woman who loves to cook, eat and conjure up new and fascinating recipes.  This a a wonderful book designed for anyone who would like to spice up their eating with different and nutritious foods.

To learn more about her new book and special offerings if you purchase Mariel‘s Kitchen: Simple Ingredients for a Delicious and Satisfying Life please visit her website.