Live Well Live Long explores the wonderful Chinese tradition of nourishing life (yangsheng) and applies it to modern life. As well as the traditional topics covered in yangsheng teachings – which mostly concern personal health care – concern for social, global and planetary health in the modern age demands the application of the wise principles of the yangsheng tradition to issues as varied as social justice, education, modern childbirth, climate change and environmental degradation, agricultural sustainability and so on. These are all covered in this meticulously researched book.
“Peter Deadman has achieved something wonderful, something gorgeous in creating this book. He has managed to write with great simplicity, eloquence and gracefulness about a subject which is deep and rich; yangsheng, the Chinese tradition of nourishing life … I am certain that the book will appeal to anyone who has no knowledge of the Chinese philosophy (it would be a wonderful introduction for our patients) of how to look after ourselves in body, mind and spirit through diet, exercise, sleep, deepening our relationship with nature,v‘affairs of the bedroom’ and even music and dance, amongst other gifts.”