The Science of Being Well

Read by Jill Preston

(4.5 stars; 815 reviews)

If you are seeking better health and ways to stay well…This book is for you! Wallace D. Wattles was an American author and a pioneer success new thought movement writer. His most famous work and first book is a book called The Science of Getting Rich in which he explains how to get rich. Additionally, In the Science of Getting Well, Wattles suggests the reader to think and ACT in a Certain Way. As with his first book, Wattles explains in simple concepts the keys to Getting Well. With faith and discipline, Wattles suggests you can stay well. Says Wattles “for those who want health, and who want a practical guide and handbook, not a philosophical treatise. It is an instructor in the use of the universal Principle of Life, and my effort has been to explain the way in so plain and simple a fashion that the reader, though he may have given no previous study to New Thought or metaphysics, may readily follow it to perfect health”. (Summary by Jill Preston, Wikipedia and book Preface “Science of Getting Well”) (2 hr 42 min)


00 - Preface 5:02 Read by Jill Preston
01 - The Principle of Health 8:31 Read by Jill Preston
02 - The Foundation of Faith 12:14 Read by Jill Preston
03 - Life and Its Organisms 8:29 Read by Jill Preston
04 - What to Think 12:40 Read by Jill Preston
05 - Faith 9:39 Read by Jill Preston
06 - Use of the Will 9:15 Read by Jill Preston
07 - Health From God 9:22 Read by Jill Preston
08 - Summary of the Mental Actions 6:22 Read by Jill Preston
09 - When to Eat 9:08 Read by Jill Preston
10 - What to Eat 11:13 Read by Jill Preston
11 - How to Eat 10:13 Read by Jill Preston
12 - Hunger and Appetites 9:23 Read by Jill Preston
13 - In a Nutshell 9:18 Read by Jill Preston
14 - Breathing 7:48 Read by Jill Preston
15 - Sleep 6:29 Read by Jill Preston
16 - Supplementary Instructions 12:19 Read by Jill Preston
17 - A Summary of the Science of Being Well 5:13 Read by Jill Preston


(4 stars)

In a united states country with self inflicted uneducated children & adults in every region, these free audio books must be openly available for the general public who enjoy teaching ourselves instead of relying on insufficient public education. Thank you Librivox... you are a hero among heros...

Highly recommended

(5 stars)

Very simple and logical concepts. It take some discipline to apply at first, but eventually comes naturally. I guess that's why he calls it the natural way.

Great book!

(5 stars)

This is very well read, which nobody seems to really notice. It is slightly outdated in some aspects (medical science has come a long way since 1900), but it is, overall a great guide to staying healthy. While it is probable that optimistic thinking doesn't do much for your health, don't be so quick to criticize; optimism can keep you far more confident than pessimism; and while it won't have an effect on your actual health, it will quite possibly make you feel considerably happier. Mr. Wallace Wattles, in addition to having a name which is really fun to say, was practically a practical-writing genius! I wonder what he would write were he alive today during this terrible COVID-19 pandemic...

Love this timeless message to trust your own inner being. This book is the perf…

(4.5 stars)

You can’t turn the TV on or flip through a magazine without seeing an advertisement for a prescription drug. This book is the exact opposite of that. I love that the author tells you to stop reading doctor books and ignore anyone’s talk of ill health. This book has such a positive message in that you really don’t need special diets or special exercise or a cabinet full of supplements and prescription great drugs to have good health. All you need to do is be sensible with taking care of your body. Eat moderately, exercise moderately, sleep well and remember to breathe. It doesn’t get much simpler than that and it’s the same common sense that your grandma would’ve told you 100 years ago. Society needs more messages like this! My only comments on the narration are at one point I could hear papers rustling and a dog barking in the background. Overall it was very well done and the narrator has a pleasant reading voice.

nice book, some things are still valid some are outdated

(4 stars)

Some things are true like breakfast is not crucial for being healthy, a from physiological perspective, there’s nothing special about eating early in the morninga and triggering weight loss. However someone cannot heal everything with good thoughts, nevertheless this book really helps to maintain a healthy and positive attitude which is of high value.


(2.5 stars)

A good listen, and definitely a lot of Truth in here, but we need not reject science and common medical practice to be healthy. All of wattles books are excellent, but this one left a bit of a bitter taste in my mouth. I still recommend it.

Great read

(4 stars)

The science of being great: proper eating, breathing, good night sleep, exercising, and more. Short but worth the read. The reader had the PERFECT voice and pace for this recording. The volume was great and very clear for each and every word. Thabk you so much!

The Best Book on Health

(5 stars)

The confident and matter of fact tone of this book says much of the contents. Following the writer's principles it is definitely possible to live a healthy life full of joy and gratitude.