This book did help me gain confidence while I too took charge of my health while working myself to wellness. I like the author, had been very sick but my sickness was nothing like what Paul went through, I was not declared unfit. Stress is responsible for a lot of ills especially in this day and age. We seem to be preoccupied at running the same tread mill day after day getting weaker and losing control each day. The author tells you his story and the methods he used to regain control and health. I have used his 9 steps, they are good but we all have to find our own way. If your looking for gaining or re-gaining control this is a good book to read.