This Body This Life book on health, fitness and nutrition, by brothers Seamus Phan and CJ Phan

This Body This Life Bestselling Book

ISBN: 981-04-5646-8

National Library Board (NLB) Call Number: 613.7 PHA

Briefly: Seamus and his brother CJ, joined hands to write an unique book on holistic health, nutrition, proper dieting, exercise, fitness, and longevity. Critically acclaimed (see left-hand side), and widely reviewed in the public media, including broadcast. Scroll down for pocket companion.

This Body This Life made it to the “Top 10 Health Books” in Singapore, listed by the National Library Board (NLB) through the papers on October 19, 2005. We are very grateful for friends at the National Library Board for helping our humble book!

Akamai University featured Seamus and CJ in their personal journey of conquering physical and medical challenges throughout their lives. Read the article in Acrobat PDF (324k).

Bestseller featured on MuscleMag Australia, New Man magazine, Woman’s World magazine, SilverKris magazine, the EDGE Singapore newspaper, DARE, NTUC Lifestyle, Metro Bangkok, Global Lifestyle Net (USA), 5AA AM Adelaide Radio, Capital Radio 95.8 FM, Publishers Marketing Association (PMA), national and international radio, Review Index UK, many more local papers, and wire distribution sites!

Looking for a guide book written to provide a holistic approach to nutrition, health, fitness, exercise, and longevity? With the right dose of motivation to provide happiness?

Looking for a simple, easy-to-follow book that is written by Asians with a good knowledge of all things Asian as well as Western?

Looking for a book written by a recognized sportsman and an international consultant who started their path to health more than 2 decades EACH, tracing their own personal journeys?

Let international bodybuilding champion CJ and brother Seamus, patent-pending biotech researcher, broadcast/editorial personality and Amazon.com Bestseller Author (for Webmaster books), show you the way!

CJ was born with Thalassemia Minor, a form of anemia where red blood cells are deformed and weak. Seamus was born severely premature and asthmatic, later became myopic, and developed scoliosis (curved spine). Both brothers conquered their limitations and continue to be as healthy and happy as possible. CJ has won bodybuilding championships since he was a teenager, and was an avid sportsman engaged in sports such as rugby, gymnastics and karate. Likewise, Seamus, his older brother, has been involved in 100 meter sprinting and karate since his teens. Both picked up bodybuilding since their teens, and have pursued a lifelong path to fitness, health and longevity.

The book This Body This Life is written by Seamus Phan and CJ Phan. This Body This Life is an international bestseller, and bestseller of the week, at selected bookstores outside USA. This Body This Life has a pocket book known as This Body This Life Companion Primer, meant for busy people on the go. International bestselling book for health, fitness, nutrition, life extension and stress management right out of Asia.

Brothers and co-authors - CJ Phan (left) and Seamus Phan (right)

The Authors – brothers Seamus Phan and CJ Phan

C J Phan

CJ is a law graduate with the National University of Singapore (NUS).

CJ is a bodybuilding champion, with many gold medals to his name. His most recent wins were a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games and the Singapore Nationals competition with a gold medal in the light-middleweight category. His most recent win was Second Place at the international natural bodybuilding competition MuscleMania in the USA. These accomplishments are made even more prominent as he has quit the competitive scene for over 8 years since 1993 because of his work in South America.

Instead of pursuing a lucrative legal career with his highly rated moot court skills, he chose instead to turn to custom jewelry instead. Since 1989, CJ has worked deep in the mines of South America, and studied first hand where and how to mine for the best quality natural rock crystals and semi-precious stones. CJ has participated in international gem and jewelry shows in Europe, USA and Asia, and is a wholesale stockist of some of the most exquisite semi-precious as well as precious stone specimens as well as finished jewelry. CJ is a skilled custom jewelry designer, with a keen eye for unique design loved by many, as well as a practical knowledgebase to ensure that what is designed can be manufactured (unlike less skilled pure designers).

Seamus Phan

Seamus is Asia’s thought leader on the Internet, high-tech marketing and naturopathic philosophy. He is the bureau director of KnowledgeLabs News Pte Ltd, and the advisor of McGallen & Bolden Group, an international management, marketing and high-tech consulting group.

Seamus is a published author, having published books, e-books, video and audio training materials on theology, service quality, Internet, ISO 9000, ISO 14000, and e-business. He is a TV and radio commentator, contributing editor and analyst to world-class media such as TechTV, CNBC, NewsRadio, CMP Media, and CNET. He has been an accredited journalist of ASPBE and NWU. He has conducted pioneering patent-pending research in the retardation of autoxidation in lipids in 1981, and his research was rated as graduate-level research at an age of 17.

Seamus has completed post-graduate programs in business (doctoral dissertation on automated business analysis using an Internet-centric system running Perl), and theology (dissertation on ministering in the East, drawing references from Jesuit priest Matteo Ricci and Trappist monk Thomas Merton). He was inducted in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World, the International Biography Centre (UK)’s Men and Women of Distinction, and the Barons 500 Leaders of the New Century, alongside the likes of Sir Arthur C Clarke and Microsoft’s Bill Gates. He is a professional member of National Speakers Association USA. He has been featured as a Top Business Consultant & Coach at Business Owners’ Idea Cafe, a leading web site showcasing the top business owners, entrepreneurs and life coaches in USA. Seamus has been trained in Goju-Ryu Karate, yoga, meditation of all forms, and was a 100-meter sprinter in his teens. He used to play various games such as tennis, until bodybuilding and resistance training proved more beneficial for helping him conquer his physical limitations above all else. Find out more about Seamus at www.KeynotePresenter.com.

Successful LIVE events

MALAYSIA – Seamus gave a LIVE talk based on This Body This Life at MPH Megastore 1 Utama, 4 September 2004. Excellent audience and great 1.5 hour session!

MALAYSIA – Seamus gave a LIVE talk based on This Body This Life at Popular Ikano Power Centre at Damansara, 24 July 2004. Excellent audience and great short session!

MALAYSIA – Seamus gave a LIVE talk based on This Body This Life at MPH Mid Valley Megamall, 26 June 2004. Excellent audience and great short session!

USA – Co-author CJ placed second (2nd) in the leading bodybuilding and fitness competition in the USA, MuscleMania!

SINGAPORE – Seamus and CJ gave a LIVE pro bono talk, “Fight Fat & Stress”, at the Rotary Club Bugis Junction, 23 August 2003. Excellent audience and great short session!

SINGAPORE – Seamus gave a LIVE talk, “Fight Fat & Stress”, in MPH CityLink on 10 May 2003, Saturday, 5 pm. Excellent turnout, and lots of great audience rapport and feedback!

SINGAPORE – Seamus gave a LIVE talk, “Fight Fat & Stress”, in MPH Robinson on 9 May 2003, Friday, 12:30 pm. Great turnout despite the heavy downpour, and the busy lunch hour! And Eugene, the personable host from NewsRadio, was there to host the event!

SINGAPORE – Seamus gave a LIVE talk, “Fight Fat & Stress”, in MPH Parkway Parade on 3 May 2003, Saturday, 4 pm. Great turnout, with a new, extended program!

SINGAPORE – Seamus gave a LIVE talk at Kinokuniya Bookstore at Takashimaya, on 18 January 2003, Saturday, 3 pm. He shared tips on nutrition, dieting, fitness and exercise, with a highly engaged audience. The books were found under the Bestsellers shelf, alongside with the likes of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings books.

SINGAPORE – Seamus went LIVE at Times Bookshop at Centrepoint, every Saturday in October 2002. He talked about nutrition, dieting tips, fitness ideas, and exercise secrets. The events were a success!

News Coverage

The BESTSELLER “This Body This Life” book has been featured in the media. We will progressively update this section.

This Body This Life made it to the “Top 10 Health Books” in Singapore, listed by The National Library Board (NLB) on October 19, 2005. We are very grateful for the National Library Board friends!

MuscleMag Australia, part of the leading hardcore bodybuilding and physique magazine for men and women, in Issue 42, July 2005, featured an interview on both Seamus and CJ, on their childhood and medical problems, the motivation behind writing the book “This Body This Life”, and their health and fitness journey.

Akamai University featured Seamus and CJ in their personal journey of conquering physical and medical challenges throughout their lives, on Feb 2005. Seamus is a senior faculty member at the distance learning facility. Visit the university site for more information.

28 November 2004 – Seamus commented on dietary fiber and protein intake in some papers.

Seamus and CJ were interviewed jointly, on their childhood, the motivation behind writing the book “This Body This Life”, and their health and fitness journey in some papers.

Publishers Marketing Association (PMA) 2004 Buyers Guide lists our books Dot Zen and This Body This Life. This Body This Life is featured as a current title published by McGallen & Bolden Group, in the Publishers Marketing Association (PMA) 2004 Buyers Guide. PMA is a leading independent publishers association in the USA that collectively works with smaller publishers and book industry representatives. This Body This Life is listed under “Health” titles. Separately, “Dot ZEN”, the other book co-authored by Seamus, with former colleague and publicist Hui Peng, is listed in the same guide under “Business”.

Mind Body Spirit USA, Featured a contributed article in September 2004 on how Seamus and CJ conquered their personal and medical challenges to emerge strong and happy.

Mind Body Spirit Australia logoMind, Body, Spirit Australia, an online resource on motivation, inspiration, holistic health and related areas, featured Dot ZEN in their site.

DARE, the magazine by Panpacmedia for women over 30, has tips by Seamus on 5 ways for women to eat right and beat stress.

DARE, the magazine by Panpacmedia for women over 30, has tips by Seamus on 5 ways for women to have nicer toned arms.

DARE, the magazine by Panpacmedia for women over 30, has tips by Seamus on 5 ways for women to stay in shape.

5AA Adelaide AM radio in Adelaide, Australia, hosted by leading sports journalist Mark Aiston, did an interview with Seamus on the motivation behind This Body This Life, and how best to conquer adversity and stay on course for healthy living.

ManagementNext (managementnext.com), an online management magazine, has featured This Body This Life under its “Book Shelf” page.

Capital Radio 95.8 FM, Wong Lee Jeng, the personable and fabulous radio host of leading Chinese radio station 95.8 FM, interviewed CJ and Seamus separately, on a long feature segment on how both brothers conquered their physical limitations to emerge healthy and happy, and shared with the listeners how to conquer one’s own limitations to be successful. We are all grateful to Lee Jeng, who is a fantastic host and person, and an excellent producer and journalist with impeccable integrity.

DARE, the magazine by Panpacmedia for women over 30, has tips by Seamus for women to get in shape the quick way.

New Man, a men’s lifestyle magazine, did a personal interview with CJ on his competition at MuscleMania World Championships, and made references to the book. We thank Imran Johri and Alvin Ten for their very kind review. You can buy the magazine at bookstands and stores in Singapore. Look for the January issue, on pages 62 and 63.

DARE, the magazine by Panpacmedia for women over 30, has tips by Seamus for women to burn more calories with simple steps.

This Body This Life has been mentioned in Arthritis Today of the National Arthritis Foundation (NAF), where Seamus is a contributorArthritis Today, the magazine by the National Arthritis Foundation (NAF), has a recent cover feature on keeping healthy and fit by Seamus.

DARE, is the magazine by Panpacmedia for women over 30. This issue has tips by Seamus for women to retain slim waistlines.

DARE, is the magazine by Panpacmedia for women over 30. This issue has anti-sagging exercise tips for women by Seamus.

DARE, is the new magazine by Panpacmedia targeted at women over 30. This issue has tips by Seamus on 5 tips of anti-aging for women, by co-author Seamus.

Akamai UniversityAkamai University in Hawaii has listed This Body This Life as a reference book at their web site. Seamus is a lead faculty at the University, teaching media relations and economic development.

This Body This Life has been featured by Global Lifestyle Net, online directory, at http://globallifestyle.net/life/Lifestyle_Books_and_e-Books/more2.html and also listed under Articles at http://globallifestyle.net/life/Lifestyle_Articles/index.htmlGlobal Lifestyle net, the leading health directory online in the USA, listed This Body This Life under its Bestsellers column:

This Body This Life – bestselling health books
Books Books written by Asia holistic health and bodybuilding practititioners and brothers, Seamus and CJ. CJ is an international bodybuilding champion, while Seamus is an internationally recognized biotech and technology expert, with patent-pending research.

SilverKris, the leading inflight magazine of Singapore Airlines (SIA), did a book review of This Body This Life. The book review editor Phil Tatham has been very kind to suggest the book as a “Must Read”, and had good things to say about the content of the book.

New Man, a men’s lifestyle magazine, did a personal interview with Seamus, and made references to the book. We thank June Wan and Chris Toh for their very kind review. You can buy the magazine at bookstands and stores in Singapore. Look for the November issue, on pages 90 and 91.

Woman’s World, a women’s lifestyle magazine, did a book review on the book. We thank Maureen for her very kind review. You can buy the magazine at bookstands and stores in Singapore. Look for the October issue, on page 16.

Seamus was interviewed in an exclusive feature about his honors received at the Business Owners’ Idea Cafe, and his journey as a successful entrepreneur, in some local papers.

Metro Bangkok, a major lifestyle magazine in Thailand, did a personal interview with CJ, and made references to the book.
NTUC Lifestyle magazine, Singapore’s largest circulating magazine audited by MCS, which goes out to all NTUC Union and other members, featured This Body This Life in their November issue, on page 12.

Review Index, a leading book review web site, featured This Body This Life.

This Body This Life has been reviewed by American Writer from National Writers Union or NWUAmerican Writer, the quarterly journal from National Writers Union (NWU), has a short blurb on This Body This Life, making it the first Singapore book by Asian authors featured in this journal. Look for the Fall issue, on page 18.

This Body This Life was featured briefly in some local papers.
WritersNet, a leading portal for writers, editors, agents and publishers in USA, lists Seamus as a Singapore-based published writer.

National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) lists Seamus as a Singapore-based writer.

Online sales broke previous record! Thanks to the kind support of US and Asian customers who heard us on radio and digital broadband, we have reached out to many readers. We will expand our channels and to date, Amazon.com already carries stock.

PRWeb August 2002 – Our news release has been released to the US media at PRWeb, one of the more established news release wire services available.

NewsRadio 93.8 FM.
Hear Seamus give one-minute pointers on health, nutrition, exercise and stress management almost every work day in July 2002.

Hear Seamus give one-minute pointers on health, nutrition, exercise and stress management for a month.

CJ and Seamus appeared on national radio NewsRadio 93.8FM, talking about the book “This Body This Life”.

CJ appeared on national radio, talking about his wins in bodybuilding and how to achieve personal goals, as well as his custom jewelry designs, and the book “This Body This Life”.

For the unnamed media, we can demonstrate the physical clippings if you have any interest. We generally publicize the media which are enlightened in desiring more exposure by its fans, readers and audiences.

What people say about this book

It is never too late to start on the path to a healthy lifestyle. Seamus and CJ demonstrate that as long as you keep focused, disciplined and stay motivated on your goal, the results will show. I wish you all the best!
– Ms Timea Majorova, European fitness champion and model. Visit her at www.timeamajorova.com.

The content of this book is fantastic, with lots of new insights and well-rounded views. I think it also touches base with much of population here with problems of a sedentary lifestyle and wanting to look good. I believe that even parents with obese kids will find this book invaluable. This book should also be staple reading for people in schools and in the army.
– David Chin, editor.

From a solitary and scrawny kid who was more comfortable in front of his Radio Shack computer, to a globetrotting World Class bodybuilder and successful gems designer, CJ has demonstrated that there are varied options available and open to us in life, if only we will take cognizance and put in efforts. And so as with this book, he is sharing with us the options available, to make ourselves healthier, feel, look and live better.
– Arthur Kan, Director of Operations, Raffles Medical Centre (Cambodia).

Seamus and CJ have presented eye-opening information on the secrets of antioxidants in this book. They give us the information we need to augment the basic diet-and-exercise formula and tell us how to correctly use just the right vitamins and supplements to give us the weight control, health and vitality we are striving for.
– John Pellam, director and founder of the BWW Society and publisher of Bibliotheque: World Wide.

Testimony of CJ’s belief that exercise is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle comes from the fact that even after all these years, he has maintained his passion and quest for physical health and fitness, and did us all proud by winning the Commonwealth Bodybuilding Championships.
– Dr. Ben Tan, Asian Games sailing Gold medalist.

Seamus never ceases to amaze me with his boundless energy and capacity for friendship. He wants to get the most possible out of life, and firmly believes in extending himself into his community. This book is just another example of where Seamus wants to share his energy and enthusiasm for life with the reader.
– Daniel O’Callaghan, PhD (Pharm).

I love your book. It offers clear and practical methods for getting in shape, but also gives the reasons (science for non-scientists) behind the techniques. I use the gym at school. I’ve been running on a treadmill and lifting weights 4 or 5 times a week. I was motivated and focussed, but I didn’t see the results I wanted until I consulted your book for insights on diet and recovery (good food, rest, stretching, mental attitude). Now I feel more energy, and the stress seems easier to bear. Thank you. Your book is an excellent resource. Also, the pictures of you and C.J. as kids are great. :-)
– Jeff Brown, Student at Law.

I have just bought your book last week. I love it so much. Thank for writing this book, as I have been looking for a book like this for the past few weeks. When I saw it in Plaza SIngapura, I just paid without a second thought.
– Danny, Singapore.