How to Be Well

Self-help / Fitness

by Frank Lipman with Amely Greeven
April 2018 – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

HOW TO BE WELL is a simple answer to a complicated problem. The world at large is not geared toward our best health – left to our own devices, most of us would be awash in coffee, bagels, sugar and stress. Our environment is toxic, more of the time than any of us would like to admit or believe. Many of us are on multiple medications that while well-intentioned are wrecking everything in our health that they didn’t set out to fix. And is anybody getting as much sleep as they need? We have so much information available to us, from possibly brilliant to downright dangerous, that if you even have the inclination to improve your health, it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning without being confused.

The key to HOW TO BE WELL is that it is a “no-program program” – designed for readers who are tired of the 10 day detoxes, 4 week diets and other gimmicks that might have been inspiring but were not ultimately very useful. It is the book equivalent of the hip, friendly, warm and wonderful health coaches of Frank Lipman’s office, who take each patient by the hand, figure out what they need to succeed, how that individual can “be well”, and show them exactly what to do to get there. The patient does what works for them – slow or fast, cherry picking what appeals to them.

Frank Lipman, M.D., a pioneer in both integrative and functional medicine, is the founder and director of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, a New York Times bestselling author, and the creator of Be Well, which offers premium supplements, cleanse programs, and personalized health coaching to help people achieve genuine and sustainable life changes. A leading international speaker on health and wellness, he has been featured in Men’s Health, Vogue, Men’s Journal, Redbook, and Martha Stewart Living. He is a regular contributor to Goop and the Huffington Post, and he writes a daily blog for his own site,

Amely Greeven is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller CLEAN.


“HOW TO BE WELL is the last book you will need to buy if you follow its simple, clear powerful advice on how to create health. Dr. Frank Lipman has condensed 30 years of experience in healing patients into a fun, enlightening, practical guide for being well.” —Mark Hyman, MD

“HOW TO BE WELL is a tour de force of truth when it comes to taking control of your own health and staying well. Dr. Lipman is my kind of doctor, and both of us know that health is not something you find in a doctor’s office. It’s a product of what you think and do every day. Let this book be your guide.” — Christiane Northrup, MD

“As a practicing physician trained in Western and Eastern medicine, Dr. Lipman has deep experience in the challenges of maintaining wellness today. In HOW TO BE WELL, he provides a holistic recipe for health focusing on six key components. Use this book as an antidote to the toxic modern environment.” — David Ludwig, MD, PhD

“This book is everything you need to redirect yourself towards health and happiness.” — David Perlmutter, MD

“Dr. Lipman has done it again (and again). He always inspires me to be a better version of myself by making real lifestyle changes that stick. He educates and motivates by telling us how to get all the benefits of a wellness lifestyle. I’ll keep this one close by – everyone should!” — Bobbi Brown