Simple strategies for a healthier you. Built on experience. Backed by science.
The 5 Pillars of Health is a comprehensive guide for taking control of your health.

This online program is made up of 5 individual courses covering each of the 5 pillars of health, as defined in Dr Ron Ehrlich's book: A Life Less Stressed: The five pillars of health and wellness. 

Dr Ron has developed these ideas over his 40 years of clinical practice as a holistic dentist at Sydney Holistic Dental Centre. 

It is broken down into the following pillars:
  • Sleep - A consistently good night's sleep is your body's built-in, life-support system giving you the physical, mental and emotional resilience to deal with the stresses of our modern world.
  • Breathe - Breathing is something we tend to give very little thought to but it has a PROFOUND impact on our health. Learn how to breathe well throughout the day and during sleep.
  • Nourish - Do you find nutritional advice confusing? In this module learn some guiding principles for eating, how to eat, what to eat and what to avoid.
  • Movement - Building movement into your day is the simplest, cheapest and most accessible way of improving your physical and mental health.
  • Thought - Awareness of how you think and understanding how those thoughts may be affecting your wellbeing is an important aspect of your health in our busy world.
This course is suitable if
  • You want to take control of your own health, build resilience and be the best you can be
  • You're struggling with the everyday pace of life and you need help resetting.
  • You want to lose weight, once and for all – no fad diets required!
  • You're looking for motivation and a sense of community to reach your health goals.
  • You're confused about all the misinformation and you want clear answers!
  • You want to learn about mindfulness; what it is, how to do it and ways to implement it in your life.
  • You're ready to eliminate unnecessary stress from your life.
  • You're struggling with sleep and you need failsafe tools on how to get the best night's sleep every time.
A lot of people find health messages confusing and contradictory. Many people want to make changes to their health, but don't know where to start. 

This course outlines a simple and logical path to personally empower you to better health and wellness. It is based on my book A Life Less Stressed: The five pillars of wellness. The course is broken into 5 modules:
Module 1: Sleep
During this module, you will learn: 
  • Why sleep is so important
  • What defines a good night's sleep
  • Some simple strategies to address the barriers to a good night's sleep
  • How to implement these strategies for a consistently good night's sleep
Module 2: Breathe
During this module, you will learn:
  • The importance of diaphragmatic nasal breathing
  • A technique to unblock your nose
  • How to combat mouth breathing through breathing retraining exercises
  • Nasal breathing whilst asleep
Module 3: Nourish
During this module, you will learn:
  • Some guiding principles for eating well
  • How and what to eat
  • What to avoid
  • Some simple ways to change the way you eat permanently, rather than going on a diet
Module 4: Movement
During this module, you will learn:
  • Why exercise is so important and how to increase your incidental movement throughout the day
  • The benefits of exercise & how to start your day with movement
  • Some simple foundational exercises that will help you build up strength
  • A sample exercise plan & how to become consistent with movement
Module 5: Thought
During this module, you will learn:
  • The power of meditation
  • How stress affects the body and the mind
  • The pracitce of gratitude
  • How to review how you spend your time
Over 40 years of clinical practice Dr Ron Ehrlich has developed a holistic approach to health and wellness, as well as a comprehensive model of how stress impacts on our lives. Empowering individuals and organisations is his passion.

His new book A Life Less Stressed: the five pillars of health and wellness explores:

> Why public health messages are so confusing and contradictory looking at the role of the food and pharmaceutical industries in all levels of health care.

> The five stresses in life that break us down: emotional, environmental, nutritional, postural and dental stressors.

> The five pillars of health to build physical, mental and emotional resilience: sleep, breathe, nourish, movement and thought.

These are themes he explores and expands on each week with world leaders in his weekly podcast Unstress with Dr Ron Ehrlich. The model has also shaped his keynotes and workshops for the public, corporates and health professionals, both locally and internationally.

Dr Ron is in clinical practice and continues to see patients at his group practice, the Sydney Holistic Dental Centre in Sydney CBD.

Dr Ron's passion is to convert confusion to clarity and information to knowledge. To empowering individuals to fulfil their potential, take control of their health, build resilience and be the best you can be.

How is the course delivered?
We have a dedicated online platform through which we deliver this course. Once you enrol, you will be emailed login details and have a username and password for the course website.

This means you can access what you want when you want, any time of day (or night). E.g. After the kids go to bed. Before your work day kicks off. Over your lunch break. Mark out your time and HONOUR IT and know that you don't have to show up at specific times.
How long does the course go for?
Each module within each pillar has video's guiding you through the course content. The 5 Pillars course is packed full of information, downloadables, resources and activities to help you make long term changes to your health.

As such, once you enrol in the course you'll have access to the platform for 12 months. 

Some people will prefer to read all of the content at once ('information binge') while others will want to take their time.

It's up to you. We want you to make lasting changes to your health, and therefore you can log in at any time and re-engage with the content within that 12 month period.
What can I personally take out of this course?
We don't say this lightly, this course could transform your life. For example, if you're a poor sleeper - taking control of this aspect of your health profile can improve so many health measures.

Dr Ron has 40 years of clinical experience and has developed these health messages over this career. This course is essentially the practical guide to his book A Life Less Stressed: The five pillars of health and wellness.

Join our community and start taking control of your health.
Is this course suitable for overseas residents?
The information and learnings from each pillar can be applied to anywhere in the world.

This course is about understanding where health messages are coming from, what factors most affect our overall health and how to make changes to your health. It is largely about simplifying health for you.

As such, the lessons can be applied by people living anywhere in the world.
Is my information secure?
Yes! We don't share your information with anyone and it will be kept it secure. 
If you are ready to take control of your health, then you can get started now.

Enter your details below to take the online health assessment. This assessment assesses the five pillars of health and wellness; sleep, breathe, nourish, movement and thought.

Assessing these five areas provides you with a benchmark to work from. You can work to improve on these key areas of health through the courses and products that we've developed for you.

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Take the free health assessment to benchmark your health. We assess the five pillars of health providing you with a score out of 100. 
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