Health Without Risk
Frédéric Saldmann, M.D.
(Editions Albin Michel, 288 pages, 2017)
***200,000 copies sold in two months***
After Le meilleur médicament, c’est vous ! and Prenez votre santé en main ! there is a new best-seller from doctor Frédéric Saldmann. Health Without Risk is a revolutionary new concept to optimize our health—safely—so that our lives can be better, and longer.
Each day our bodies are attacked, and then saturated, by thousands of large and small pollutants that threaten to diminish our health. This book is revolutionary in the way it discusses our preconceived ideas—true and false—about hygiene, diet, sleep, and sexuality.
Dr. Saldmann relates the common sense of folk medicine with the latest medical research to reveal simple remedies and practices which, if adopted on a daily basis, can considerably improve our lives.
He not only gives full scientific backing to a range of often neglected home remedies, but also provides us with practices and tips that he gave his patients during his years as a respected medical doctor in Paris. The book will help readers learn new concepts of hygiene to strengthen their bodies, to use natural appetite suppressants to lose weight and keep it off, and to improve their sexual life at any age—and to sleep soundly without drugs. Health Without Risk provides a pathway to a better and longer life, even for those who think they are healthy and leading a healthy life.
Frédéric Saldmann, M.D., is the author of the best-sellers Le meilleur médicament, c’est vous ! (You Are Your Own Best Medicine, Inner Traditions, 2016) and Prenez votre santé en main ! translated in twenty countries, with sales now hitting the million mark.
Your Second Life Will Begin Once You’ve Realized That You Only Have One
(Editions Groupe Eyrolles, 217 pages, 2015)
**Spanish, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Quebec rights sold**
Camille, at thirty-eight, has everything she thinks she needs: a husband who loves her and their healthy child, a steady job, a beautiful house, and no material worries. So why isn’t she happy? Why aren’t you? Your Second Life is a novel that will help you find your way out of routine unhappiness.
Camille meets Claude by chance one evening after a sudden downpour causes her to have a car accident in a remote, wooded area. Unable to get service on her cell phone, she searches for help at a nearby house, where a welcoming couple—Claude and his wife—help her dry off and let her use their telephone. After an upsetting conversation with her husband over the phone, Camille breaks down and begins to cry, finding herself confessing her troubles to warm, kindly Claude. “You see, it’s not that I’m unhappy, but I’m not exactly happy, either,” she tells him, “and it’s horrible, this feeling that happiness has slipped away between my fingers!”
Claude suggests that she’s suffering from acute “routinitis,” an affliction of the soul he believes is becoming more and more common in the modern world. Routinitis, he explains, is characterized by chronic, inexplicable gloominess, a loss of focus and energy, and trouble with interpersonal relationships: the sense that you have everything you need to be happy, except the key to understanding how. Claude, a “routinologist,” offers to help Camille rediscover creativity and joy and strengthen her relationships. After some initial hesitation, she accepts, and embarks on a process of decluttering her physical and mental environments. She learns to reshape her perceptions of her world; she rethinks her judgments of and attitudes toward other people—including her husband and her child. The reader who accompanies Camille on her journey out of routine may also find greater happiness.
“Routinology”—a term invented by author Raphaëlle Giordano to describe the art of helping others find the happiness and well-being that eludes them—has its roots in positive psychology and cognitive behavioral therapy, and uses tools such as “positive anchors,” “modeling,” and “white-out missions,” which are clearly explained and demonstrated through Camille’s sessions with Claude. Your Second Life Will Begin Once You’ve Realized That You Only Have One is a guide for readers suffering from routinitis, written in the engaging and entertaining form of a novel.
Raphaëlle Giordano is a writer, painter, and creativity coach. This is her first novel.