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General Information

Name:  Gary Paruszkiewicz  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Gary lives in Kankakee, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

Gary Paruszkiewicz was a celebrated gourmet chef, certified by the American Culinary Federation, and a member of "Chefs de Cuisine de Chicago", working and managing some impressive restaurants in the midwest. In 1990, he was diagnosed with MS, and by 1994, he was using a wheelchair, taking up to 16 tablets of Valium(r), and 2400 Mg Ibuprofin everyday. Through stress management studies, and using the ancient Chinese techniques of Tai Chi and Qi Gong, Gary has risen above MS, and now teaches wellness programs, Stress Mgt. workshops, and Tai Chi classes almost every day.

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Titles At Your Library

Therapeutic Tai Chi: My Journey with Multiple Sclerosis My Path with Tai Chi
ISBN: 1425911803

AuthorHouse. 2006

Therapeutic Tai Chi is a gentle form of daily physical activity, developed with medical experts and physical therapists, that is based on the ancient forms of Tai Chi Ch'uan. Therapeutic Tai Chi is the tool used by the author to rise above crippling Multiple Sclerosis. The book includes ove fifty gourmet recipes from the "Chef Garibaldi" cookbook. Each chapter is fully illustrated with photography that details the movements.

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