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Book Review: Sustainable Wellness: An Integrative Approach To Transform Your Mind, Body and Spirit by Matt Mumber MD and Heather Reed

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Sustainable Wellness by Dr. Matt Mumber and Heather Reed is a wonderful book which defines health and provides strategies to keep healthy. The authors define health as a state of balance with our internal and external environment.

Health is a dynamic state which can include the bodily responses to acute and chronic challenges. These challenges may include things like inflammation which is expressed classically in blood tests like the C-Reactive Protein.

The authors have constructed a three-legged stool which supports overall health. The legs are physical activity, nutrition, and stress management. A deficit in any or all of these areas can bring about disharmony in how the body operates.

The authors explain what to eat in great detail. A whole-food or plant-based diet is optimal to keep internal inflammations at levels consistent with overall good health. People are encouraged to eat fresh fruits, vegetables and grains. In addition, each of us should take a good multivitamin, Omega 3 and Vitamin B12 daily.

The authors provide eight steps to lasting health. These steps include knowing thyself, mindfulness,  a thorough life review, nutrition management, physical activity, stress management, spirituality, and the integration of all prior steps.

The book describes the Enneagram practical guide to personality types. Within these tables, most people can find portraits of themselves. The tables set forth
personality types like reformers, helpers, achievers, individualists, investigators, loyalists, enthusiasts, challengers, and peacemakers.

Sustainable Wellness by Dr. Matt Mumber and Heather Reed is a dynamic book which has important implications for personal health maintenance, as well as cost containment in the health care system.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.