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'The magical elixirs', a multidisciplinary recipe for emotional well-being

'The magical elixirs', a multidisciplinary recipe for emotional well-being

December 3, 2022

Michael Handel He has a PhD in Economics - specializing in Sociology, Psychology and Motivation - with complementary studies in Nutrition Sciences. His consultant Dr. Handel Consulting has been advising the executives and their teams of successful international companies for 30 years. He currently resides between Stuttgart (Germany) and Alicante (Spain).

Happiness is the key to health, success and a long life. Happiness is the best doctor and counselor. -Michael Handel

Interview with Michael Handel, author of "Los elixires mágicos"

With his new editorial proposal, "Los élixires mágicos", by Urano Editions, Handel combines his knowledge in different scientific disciplines to talk about well-being and happiness.


Bertrand Regader: What does a book about happiness bring to people?

Michael Handel: A lot. Happiness can work true miracles. Who is happy has a stronger immune system, sick less often and heals faster. Happy people have a more positive aura, are more satisfied and attract success. Happiness slows down the aging process, has positive effects on our weight and keeps us mentally in shape. So, is there anything better than a book that can make us happier?

B. R .: The magical elixirs was published in Spain in March by the prestigious Editorial Uranus, and is having great success. What do you think is the interest that has aroused among the readers?


M. H .: Perhaps it is simply because it is a book written for everyone who wants to enjoy life and, according to my readers, makes people happy while reading. One of my readers told me that: "This book is like eating chocolate. It melts pleasantly in the mouth, and makes you want more. More happiness, more health, enjoy more of life. " This has a contagious effect, and the word is spreading quickly.

B. R .: But, can everyone be happy?

M. H .: Of course I do. Because our body possesses the incredible ability to find balance and happiness on its own, if we have a positive attitude to life and we eat properly. And this is precisely what distinguishes this book from the rest of the traditional self-help books: the combination of wisdom of life and nutritional advice from The Magical Elixies is an infallible formula, easy to implement, not theoretical and with much common sense .


Science and philosophy in search of happiness

B. R .: To whom is this book addressed?

M. H .: Anyone who wants to be happy, without stress or pressure, who wants to finally find a solution for their health problems and wants to feel really good. To anyone who does not want to make life bitter and seek advice that really works. With this book, everyone can learn the art of living. And suddenly things will happen that previously seemed impossible.

B. R .: You are a business consultant. How did you come up with a book about happiness and health?

M. H .: The answer is very simple. Happiness is the sign that we are on the right path, both in private and professional life. In all my projects as a consultant I have always seen that much more can be achieved with happy people than with stressed and anxious people. With people who are happy they can literally "move mountains". For more than 30 years I have researched the secrets of people who are especially happy and have excellent health. I wrote this book so that all my readers, and not only my clients, can benefit from the knowledge I have acquired.

B. R .: What is the art of being happy?

M. H .: On the one hand consists of enjoying the good things of everyday life and constantly discover new sensations and activities and, on the other hand, accept the challenges, difficulties and crises of life, and take it as an invitation for our personal growth. Happiness also depends on what we do for our personal well-being and how we solve our illnesses. And happiness can even be eaten. It is amazing everything that nature offers us to be happier through food.

B. R .: So, happiness is born in the mind and in the stomach?

M. H .: That's right. Our attitude towards life and our diet are the decisive factors to achieve happiness. And, as for our health, we are not at the mercy of genes. Only about 30% of our future is genetically determined. The rest we have in our own hands.

B. R .: And describe in this book how to get it?

M. H .: Yes.The book is divided into three entertaining parts that show the way and provide examples and amazing ideas that each of us can put into practice. The first part is about happiness. Here we learn what really makes us happy, and how we can increase our sense of happiness through food. One of the most important factors to be happy is health. So, the second part is devoted to topics such as obesity, sleep disorders, headaches and back pain, stomach and intestinal problems, depression, cardiovascular diseases and even cancer. Many of these diseases can be prevented with simple measures, significantly alleviated or even cured. The third part deals with well-being, optimism, and its enemies: stress and anxiety; on how to stay active and grow older staying young. And all without chemistry. Each chapter has a part dedicated to the mind and another part to the stomach, that is, to food. And at the end of each topic there is a brief and clear summary to find the information quickly whenever it is needed, so that the book becomes a good friend that accompanies us in the different stages of our life.

B. R .: And you, as the author of the book, found it easier to find your own happiness after writing it?

M. H .: Without a doubt. Reading and reflecting on happiness, and observing other people, really brought happiness to me too. Each and every one of us is responsible for our own happiness and we can decide if we give an opportunity to our well-being or not. I am a happy person and besides (or perhaps precisely because of it) I am healthy. But I know how fast that can change. If that happened, I would take my own book and I would surely find the recipe for the right happiness.


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