They say success always starts with a healthy brain and body. But I say that if you have a healthy brain and body to start with you're already successful! Many people see
success in terms of the amount of material possessions they have or the size of their bank balance. Sure these are very important. Material abundance is your natural birthright. Butso is an abundance of health and wellness! And success in acquiring material abundance can only truly occur if an abundance of health and wellness is present first.
An abundance of health and wellness is your natural birthright? This is true but hard to believe given the increasing number of sick and pre-maturely-dying people in the world. But why is this? Why is the world filled with chronically ill people who die before they should? This is a crisis. In fact it is an immense crisis. A global crisis in healthcare. But hey, enough of this negativity already! I don't mean to spoil your day with all this talk of doom and gloom. I'd rather tell you about something
positive. Something really positive.'But what's the answer?' I discuss it briefly below.
So what’s the positive 'something' I'm going to tell you about? Simply this; You are an infinite being with infinite potential (this is scientifically proven) including the potential to achieve optimal health and wellness. What is optimal health and wellness? Optimal health and wellness is not just the absence of illness and disease but also the presence of an abundance of energy, vigor and well-being. It is characterized by vitality, physical and emotional fitness, mental clarity and a profound awareness and understanding of what is good for the mind and the body. People who are optimally healthy and well are happy and feel good most or all of the time.
So how would one know whether a person is optimally healthy and well or not? You measure their level of health and wellness! As you may know if you don’t measure something you want to manage, you generally can’t manage it. So what exactly is it that you have to measure with respect to health and wellness? You measure all aspects or dimensions of health and wellness. Aha! And what are they? Well, I’ve identified ten vitally important dimensions of health and wellness and if they are all optimized, produce a profound state of health and well-being. In fact given the alarming global crisis in healthcare we need programs which incorporate these ten dimensions and which are designed to assist individuals and organizations to prevent, reverse and eliminate illness and disease and achieve optimal health and wellness. And in this way of course contribute to solving the healthcare crisis.
Now in my opinion all health and wellness programs should be structured around achieving regular milestones, should be based on solid science and should be focused on achieving results. They should include an assessment of each of the dimensions of health and wellness to determine the state of each one of them and provide a list of actions to be taken to ensure that those dimensions which are suboptimal are optimized. They should also include a current diet assessment to determine whether what is being eaten is conducive to optimal health and wellness or not. And they should provide an ideal or optimal diet if the current diet is not optimal. But I think most importantly all health and wellness programs should include a subconscious mind reprogramming toolkit. The unfortunate reality is that most people purchase programs and services and then never use them. For example I know a person who purchases gym memberships every year but never goes to the gym! It’s the same as people who make new year’s resolution and then never do what they’ve resolved to do! Why is that? It is because there is a mismatch between their conscious and subconscious beliefs and intentions. Although they actually state verbally, based on their conscious beliefs, they they are going to do one thing (go to the gym) it is their much more powerful subconscious beliefs, their subconscious paradigms, which determines what they will actually do or how they will behave (not go to the gym in this example). I see the same thing in the healthcare environment most days of my working life. As a doctor I've come to realize that most people are not interested in preventing illness and disease. A preventative lifestyle is not 'their thing'. Many are not even interested in reversing and eliminating illness and disease. They would rather remain chronically ill or do nothing when they are well and risk getting ill and only then do something to get better temporarily - or worse they don't get better again. They never regain their health. This is understandable given the immense power of our subconscious paradigms in controlling our lives and determining our fate. So the inclusion of a subconscious mind reprogramming toolkit is important in order to significantly increase the person’s chances of achieving their goals of optimal health and wellness.
And finally all health and wellness programs should include regular one-on-one sessions with a mentor or coach to discuss the progress – or lack thereof – that is being made and any questions the person may have regarding the program or any medical condition he or she may be suffering from.

Author's Bio: 

Faiez Kirsten is medical doctor with extensive experience in various aspects of the healthcare environment and has also spent some time both working and consulting in the corporate world. He is also the founder and director of the Institute for the Enhancement of Health, Wellness and Performance whose mission is to show individuals and organizations how to prevent, reverse and eliminate illness and disease and achieve optimal health, wellness and performance through reprogramming the subconscious mind using advanced technologies.

In addition to his medical qualification which he obtained from the University of Natal Medical School (now known as the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine) Dr. Kirsten also holds a post-graduate degree in business administration (MBA from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business) and a certificate in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), a discipline of energy psychology which is used to heal both physical and emotional disorders.

Faiez is also the author of several books and articles. His first published book entitled “Not As Soft As You Think – What You Should Know About Organizational Culture” is available through Lulu Publishers and Amazon. He has also published two further books, “Good-Bye Stress – How to Live a Stress-Free Life” and “Achieve whatever You Want – 16 Revolutionary Discoveries About the Human Brain + 18 Techniques and Practices” both of which are available as e-Books. He is also the author of a report entitled “The Subconscious Mind- What it is and How to Reprogram it Using Advanced Technologies”

Doctor Kirsten was also part of the founding group which was instrumental in setting up the Community Exchange System, an on-line service facilitating the trading and exchange of goods and services using virtual money (currency: the talent). It can be accessed at

Are you interested in learning more about optimal of health and wellness? The perhaps you would like to read my e-book entitled "How To Achieve The Best Health And Wellness Possible". In it you will learn about the global crisis in healthcare, the myths that keep people sick and perpetuate the crisis, the solution to the crisis and the Ten Dimensions of optimal health and wellness. And you will also learn about my Optimal Health and Wellness program which includes another, more comprehensive book The Ten Dimensional Solution To Your Health And Wellness Problems.
If you'd like a copy of "How To Achieve The Best Health And Wellness Possible" let me know. It's free!

Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value
until we lose it - Josh Billings