Get fit fast! Six pack abs in two weeks! Find happiness now! We've heard the hype. We've watched the infomercials. We all want to believe there is an easy fix-it plan for that extra flab and those seasonal blues. Yet, with all the books we buy and gimmicks we fall for, do we ever reach actual health? Do we ever find the secret to stopping the worry? Or are we missing a piece of this puzzle? Dr. Hugh Bassham's Better Health and a Plan to Achieve It is the inspired compilation of his 1993 book, The Search for Total Health, and his 2007 booklet, “A Plan for Better Health.” Bassham's insight bridges the gap between physical and spiritual equilibrium. It takes a look at how our physical health affects our spiritual well-being and what the Bible says about our fitness, as well as our joy.
Bassham's analysis is simple and direct, intended to inform and inspire any follower of Christ, or anyone who is looking to improve upon the internal as well as external. There is no hype. There are no overpowering claims or promises. Better Health and a Plan to Achieve It shows that physical and spiritual health are linked, and how, with better understanding, more awareness, and a proven plan to follow we can achieve better health.
As a veterinarian, I have learned much from the animals I worked with. And the more I learned from them, the more I realized I could apply this knowledge to people. Eventually, and as I felt more and more accountable for what I had learned, I wrote a book, The Search for Total Health, which was published in 1993.
Knowledge and understanding is one thing, but applying that knowledge and understanding is another. So in 2007 I wrote a booklet, A Plan for Better Health, hoping it would help, not only with understanding, but with applying this understanding in a practical and useful way.
Now, in 2010, I have combined these two works, the book and the booklet, under a new title, Better Health and a Plan to Achieve It. It is my hope that this book will help us all understand, and achieve, better health.
Hugh H Bassham
September 24, 2009
Hugh H. Bassham, DVM, has conducted nutritional research, co-authored papers on the subject, and spoken at various meetings, including international conventions. He is a graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Bassham served in the US Army as a military veterinarian and as an instructor at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. His experience working with God's creatures both great and small taught him not only about animal health, but also about human health.