The

Optimal Life

The Optimal Life, Empowering Health Healing & Longevity is a reader-friendly reference guide to health and healing.  Short, concise, practical information based upon a philosophy of living that is in alignment with nature’s wisdom and the universal principles that govern our experience of life, as well as health. This is your “owner’s manual” for taking care of your body, creating a richer experience of life, and reaching your highest human potential.

The Optimal Life

The Optimal Life, Empowering Health Healing & Longevity is a reader-friendly reference guide to health and healing.  Short, concise, practical information based upon a philosophy of living that is in alignment with nature’s wisdom and the universal principles that govern our experience of life, as well as health. This is your “owner’s manual” for taking care of your body, creating a richer experience of life, and reaching your highest human potential.

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The Wholistic Health Model

“Dr. Bizal’s book reveals how different expressions of energy are interconnected to shape our being. In today’s life – dominated by reductionism and lack of mind-body-spirit-emotion education – Steve’s book offers a great chance to pro-actively improve our own greatest asset: health. ‘The Optimal Life’ is an invaluable tool to make us aware of our potential and ease the amazing journey of living.”

~ Luca G. Guidotti, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. Molecular and Experimental Medicine
The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA.
Head, Division of Liver Diseases
San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Milano, Italy

You & Me...

Our journeys are not that dissimilar

We share many things in common, the most significant being that we were born human, with the plethora of emotions, sensitivities and vulnerabilities and challenges. We all know pain and suffering; physical, mental and emotional. The four areas where I struggled the most: (1) health issues, (2) relationships, (3) meaning & purpose and (4) financial…

We all get stuck from time to time with any number of combinations of the four areas, not always aware of the one thing that lies at the center of all our struggles. The one thing, that if we could master would attract that which we desire the most. The one thing that is the cornerstone upon which all success is built. The one thing that holds the answers to our questions and the solutions that will get us there, in both our personal and professional lives. For me it was to be at peace with myself in my own heart. Maybe there are some concepts and perspectives shared within the pages of The Optimal Life that you might find helpful on your own journey. It may help you connect-the-dots and provide you with some insights for creating a healthier, more fulfilling experience on this beautiful planet. Welcome to The Optimal Life. Enjoy!
Dr. Stephen C. Bizal

10 Things this book will teach you

  1. Four realizations you must embrace to create lasting positive change
  2. The Universal Principles that govern the outcomes you experience in life, as well as health
  3. How the mind-body-spirit-emotion connection works
  4. Ten Principles of Wellness
  5. Ten Principles of Healing
  6. What your digestive tract was designed to consume for optimal health
  7. The most important nutrient for the human body (that most folks, even health professionals get wrong!)
  8. “Why” & “how” the unfinished emotional business from the past is making you sick
  9. Three (3) basic juicing recipes for beginners for optimal detoxification & elimination.
  10. Nutritious & delicious smoothie recipes to start your day.

Health

Are you operating at you highest human potential? Most of us want optimal health and a superior quality of life, yet few claim it. After all, a healthy and vibrant physical life, free from illness and disease, is a prerequisite for achieving happiness and fulfillment and reaching your highest human potential. You can be pain-free, disease-free, medication-free and doctor-free . . . but only you can create it. 

The health (wellness, or well-being) that I am referring to includes not only a healthy body, but also a healthy mind (thoughts and emotions) and a healthy spirit. All these aspects or dimensions of your existence and being-ness work together in a fully-integrated relationship to produce the health or “un-health” (does not matter what sickness label you apply here) you experience. The immediate implication is that any program you engage or path that you embark to improve the quality of your life, that does not embrace the existence of, and inter-relationship of this mind-body-spirit connection, is in and of itself a self-limiting paradigm and designed (doomed) to fail at some point. And, at a practical level, the journey out of sickness and disease to optimal health begins with accepting 100% responsibility and 100% accountability for your emotion, thoughts, words spoken and behavior (one of the Four Realization described in the book).

Relationships

There is no “secret” to creating healthy, fulfilling and rewarding relationships, the most important being your relationship with Self. Why? Because, metaphysically speaking you cannot create a relationship with another, personal or professional, that is any healthier than your relationship with yourself, not possible…

And, not possible to create that which you do not understand. To get to the healthiest relationship with Self (loving, kind, considerate, compassionate, gentle, thoughtful, patient, tolerant, non-judgmental, etc.) you first need to address and deal with the unresolved emotional business from your past, in your own life. Then and only then will you be able to create the same with others. In the meantime, when it comes to creating healthy relationships with others here are a couple fundamental concepts, that if and when understood and then applied can increase your ability to create such: (1) the realization that every relationship has an “optimal” potential, (are you seeing the “truth” about the inherent potential and/or limitations of the relationship) and (2) the knowingness that all problems between people are due to misunderstanding, and since all misunderstanding stem from some sort of “mis-communication” (such as not enough information, too much information, inaccurate information, inappropriate information, and then factor in the intention behind the words spoken, honorable or not). Therefore, if mis-communication is the root cause of misunderstanding, the only possibility to turn things around is to engage in appropriate, accurate, healthy communication (for which most of us never received an adequate education on the “why” and the “how to”).

Meaning & Purpose

Finding meaning and purpose to your life is the natural consequence of 3 elements: (1) accepting total responsibility for your life and what that looks like, (2) doing that which is a natural extension of your essence which consequently leads to fulfillment (not what anyone else says, or thinks about you, or what you should or should not be, or do), and then (3) begin creating, and never stop creating that which provides you fulfillment and satisfaction. 

So, what do you enjoy doing? What do you feel you were naturally gifted or talented and which you have a natural interest and proclivity? If you are having a hard time answering that question, its understandable. The challenge you may be experiencing in connecting something with which you have passion is most likely due to the years of “conditioning” (the tens of thousands of verbal instructions and non-verbal cues, many of which were un-empowering in nature, that you received, and inadvertently bought into, since birth and those earliest year when you were totally reliant on those around you for survival). Yep, we were all brainwashed and mislead. Well, how and why did that happen? You see most of our parents, teachers and role models never took God’s course on how to raise mentally and emotionally strong and healthy kids. Most parents never took the course on how to identify and nurture the gifts and talents expressed early in life. Most were inept at recognizing our proclivities for certain interests and nurturing that in each of us. Which means at one level that we need to challenge all those opinions, beliefs and concepts that we might believe we arrived at based upon a solid understanding and our own independent thought processes. Finding meaning & purpose in your life is also directly related to the concept of “responsibility”. Your primary responsibility being to reach a more accurate understanding of Self, including your personal power to create imbued by the nature of being born human.

Financial

Ah yes, Mr. Green ($$). No denying we live in an economically driven society. The pursuit to generate more $ and build wealth has become a cultural phenomenon and driving force not only in the US, but globally as well. Beyond the practical finances required for the basic necessities of living on planet earth we have become enamored with the concept of wealth building as an end-goal in and of itself. Instead of wealth building lets expand and call it abundance. I’m all for creating abundance. Although material wealth is only one form of abundance.

I believe that (1) abundance comes in many forms (abundance of health, abundance of loving relationships, as well as abundance of material wealth) and (2) there is no lack of material abundance available in the Universe. The challenge is learning how to create or attract material abundance without compromising your essence, integrity, relationships and health. For future discussion…

What's in it for You?

Because of my inherent belief that if I truly understood the “why” that was at the core of my struggles – that missing piece of the puzzle –  I could then find the answers to my questions and the solutions to my problems. My journey has led me down many paths. I have spent ½ of my adult life in corporate America, the other ½ as a health care provider. I have researched, explored, experimented, observed and implemented what I have learned. It has taken on many forms and has looked like many things at different times in my life, always learning from my own experiences, struggles and challenges, which I detail in the Introduction of The Optimal Life, Empowering Health Healing & Longevity. Today, my life revolves around two core passions: first, consistently applying what I have learned to optimize my own human potential; and second, helping others realize their full potential to achieve the same. Maybe, just maybe, you may find some take-away value as well. I hope you will check it out.

Everything you experience in your life you are contributing to the creation of in some way, all of it…the good, the bad and the ugly…and figuring this out for yourself is what the mythical Hero’s journey is all about. Stop being the victim. Stop blaming others. Stop blaming circumstance & situation. Ultimately it doesn’t matter what anyone else does, it only matters what you do.”

Dr. Stephen C. Bizal

Trusted By Leading Wellness Experts

“Dr. Bizal’s book has a magical way of bringing us back to inner balance and ultimate health that is unique and unlike any book on the market. His message is refreshing, enlightening and life-changing.”

Kardena Pauza
Ms America Fitness 2006-07
“Dr. Bizal presents these magnificent steps to creating and maintaining wellness. They are truly gifts given by a higher power through this humble servant, who is truly a proclaimer of the good news that can make an incredible difference in the quality of our health and life. This is a ‘must’ reading for every human being.”
Donald Jolly-Gabriel, Ph.D.
Director, Hyperbaric Medicine Whitaker Wellness Institute Newport Beach, CA
“This book provides step-by-step directions for achieving health, wellness, and longevity.”
Julian Whitaker, MD

Founder of the Whitaker Wellness Institute
Editor of Health & Healing
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Steve, the most exciting aspect about my successful 100+ lb. weight loss is that after 36 years on the face of this earth you convinced me that I was important above all other things. It is unbelievable how the system turns your mind around …

I realize now that all the money I spent on commercial weight loss programs was actually a waste. These programs do not address themselves to real life issues, but rather the fads and gimmicks better known as the “easy way”–there is no easy way, and once YOU are the priority in your life it doesn’t have to be easy, it just has to be done.

After 18 months of your personal coaching, and a 100-pound weight loss, I feel the need to say thank you for your caring. My personal and professional life will now mature more fully and reach higher potential as a result of having learned to control my physical destiny.My hope is that you reach out to other people as you have me and provide them with the same personal interest in helping them help themselves to ‘look good & feel great.

John Dunn

Lake Oswego, OR

Dear Dr. Bizal, I never told you this but my son was not doing well with his health and I shared ‘The Optimal Life’ with him.  He read it from front to back in no time and carries it around with him, referencing comments to others.  I think that is so neat and it has helped him so much …
He was living here in CA and after reading the book for a few months decided he should go back to TX.  He did and he is so happy. Dr. Bizal, there is nothing so great as having a son who is finally content and is creating happiness for himself.  For that I owe you a world of gratitude.  If you wrote it for none other than him…. you’ve contributed to life in a magnificent way.  Fact is….he has decided to go back to school to become a psychologist and I told him he should reach out to you to be his mentor. Thank you!

Connie Koch

Newport Beach, CA

Dear Dr. Bizal, I want to take a moment and acknowledge all that you have done for me! I’ve been through a variety of sports programs and training from as far back as I can remember and none of them even comes close to the benefits that your program has had on my health and well-being…
Your program and guidance has been a blessing!  I’ve gotten in better shape than I have ever been, sleep better than I ever have and have more energy than most people I know! In fact, being 32 years old I outpace what I used to do when I was in my late teens and early 20’s and run circles around my friends (who coincidentally are really starting to show the signs of aging)! Your juicing regime and fitness tips have made a huge difference in me and even a few people around me that you have not met! You have absolutely “empowered my doctor within” and I thank you for that! Thanks again!

Mike de Geus

Washington, D.C

Top Wellness Myths

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