About the Book
The Pillars of Health introduces four solid principles that provide a strong foundation for vibrant and lasting health: nourishment from real food; creative stimulation for the mind; joyous physical movement for the body; and a spiritual philosophy focused on compassion, love, and peace.
Have you been on every diet imaginable, yet still feel unhealthy and low on energy? Do you go to the gym religiously—for a couple of weeks at a time? Do you find yourself trying 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?
The Pillars of Health will help you build a strong foundation that supports you in every one of these areas. Health expert John Pierre has spent decades working with clients, including seniors, on building better nutrition, fitness, mental acuity, and compassion. Each one of these components, or “pillars,” is necessary for constructing a happy life overflowing with well-being—and best of all, it can be fun!
In this book, you’ll discover how to feel your best and have a good time doing it. Being fit and staying sharp doesn’t have to be a struggle, and the tools John Pierre provides are simple and enjoyable to incorporate in your everyday routine. You’ll discover the “why” behind each principle he presents and learn a variety of techniques that will help you build a strong, joyous life you love!
About the Author
John Pierre is a nutrition and fitness consultant who has devoted more than a quarter century to helping and improving the lives of others through his expertise in the areas of geriatrics, nutrition, fitness, women’s empowerment, green living, and cognitive retainment 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 living a loving and compassionate life. He is a popular personal trainer who conducts group fitness boot camps and works with individual clients.
John has a unique ability to communicate valuable information in an easy to understand manner. This makes the incorporation of his material useful and valid in the daily lives of the people he helps.
John has been a pioneer in the area of geriatrics, and was one of the first to create classes on fall prevention, and the link between diet and balance abilities. He has worked with the Girl Scouts of America, afterschool programs, colleges, and high schools, and has been a frequent presenter at Vegetarian Summerfest. A strong women’s rights advocate, John has lectured at women’s shelters and coordinated the collection and distribution of clothing and food. John has also lectured at orphanages, teen runaway centers, schools, and most institutional venues in his goal of spreading the message of plant-based nutrition, peace, and a compassionate lifestyle, which contributes to increased levels of health for people, animals, and the environment.
“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, nutrition, and life coach, and I’ve seen people positively transformed by working with him. I am blessed to know John as a friend and mentor, and I would highly recommend him.”
— Gene Baur, author and president of Farm Sanctuary
“The power of John Pierre doesn’t lie in his extensive knowledge or ability to transform. It may shockingly be the least of his talents. The heart of this man is what centers his purpose. If the love of one being could move a mountain for others, this is the person who will do it.”
— Maggie Q, star of Nikita, Mission: Impossible III, and Live Free or Die Hard