The Four Pillar Plan: How to Relax, Eat, Move and Sleep Your Way to a Longer, Healthier Life by Dr Rangan Chatterjee
(Penguin Life, 2017)

The Four Pillar Plan: How to Relax, Eat, Move and Sleep Your Way to a Longer, Healthier Life

by Dr Rangan Chatterjee

A revolutionary, yet simple guide to better health from the star of BBC1’s Doctor in the House.

In The Four Pillar Plan, Dr Rangan Chatterjee presents an easily accessible plan for taking control of your health and your life.

Everyday health revolves around Dr Chatterjee’s four pillars: relaxation, food, sleep and movement. By making small, achievable changes in each of these key areas you can create and maintain good health - and avoid illness.

It’s not about excelling at any one pillar - what matters is the balance across all the things you do, including:

· an electronic ‘sabbath’ once a week
· aiming for 12 hours every day without food
· exposure to sunlight first thing each morning

Based on cutting edge research and his own experiences as a doctor, this book contains fascinating case studies from real patients.

Practical and potentially life-changing, The Four Pillar Plan is an inspiring and easy-to-follow guide to better health and happiness.

Reviews

Rangan’s easy, common sense plan can help everyone live a happier, calmer life”
- Jamie Oliver
Rangan is revolutionising the way we think about health, he will make you feel better than you have in years”
- Amelia Freer
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is a triple threat to the establishment - brilliant, compassionate, and visionary - not to mention his excess of charisma and authentic drive to progress the conversation around medicine today. For these reasons and more, he is uniquely positioned to shepherd us into a new healing paradigm. His model of healthcare is predicated on personalized, lifestyle medicine. It is cost-effective, it's principles are scalable, and most importantly, it actually heals rather than masking symptoms. I'm not sure there's a doctor on the planet today I have more confidence in than Rangan. We all need to hold a megaphone to this man's powerful voice.”
- New York Times bestselling author Kelly Brogan MD ABIHM
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee has a brave new vision for medicine, and he is leading patients and providers toward that brighter future with a powerful mix of cutting-edge science, clinical experience, deep compassion, and old-fashioned grit. He has an inspiring vision for making vibrant health achievable for everyone - not through complicated programs or expensive products, but through The Four Pillar Plan, a simple, integrated approach to living better. Dr. Chatterjee's medicine of the future starts in your home and in your kitchen, and ends with a longer, better life. His book is an elegant, remarkably effective and very accessible path from here to there. Dr Chatterjee is undoubtedly in the vanguard of the new medicine, and I cannot support him more strongly. ”
- Dallas Hartwig, New York Times-bestselling author of The Whole30
Dr Rangan Chatterjee is a trailblazer who is changing the way both practitioners and patients are thinking about health. Rangan knows the science in great depth, but more importantly he's evangelical about giving his patients and his readers a way of applying it to their own lives. In [The Four Pillar Plan] he will explain why we can't take any part of our health in isolation, and show that we truly live well when we pay attention to every aspect of our wellbeing. Best of all, it doesn't need to be difficult! This will be a profound but also deeply reassuring book.”
- Mark Hyman, MD Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, New York Times #1 Bestselling author
Many people get better when they eat lots of variety of plants to feed their gut bacteria, and keep away from processed foods. But some don't. This is because sleep, stress, and exercise all play a massive part in our health and need focus too. It is a joy to see Dr Rangan Chatterjee explaining how and why we need to give as much attention to these areas of our lives as the food on our plates, and offering lots of cheap, easy tips to build into our lives every day for results. No gym membership needed!”
- Jeannette Hyde, Author of The Gut Makeover and Registered Nutritional Therapist BSc (Hons) CNHC mBANT