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Find Peace. This is the book I would give to each and every woman I love and treasure. Our culture makes us believe that it's OK to shift responsibility for making decisions about our health onto doctors. Well, that's your job, we think, so do your job and mend my body and mind. But that's not the way things are done when it comes to our health. Doctors are taught at universities where their studies fall into a certain curriculum and often their decisions are determined by what they have learnt.
They apply This is the book I would give to each and every woman I love and treasure. They apply their general knowledge to our unique case, our unique being, and in a way, they are right, because what else could they possibly do? If you are lucky to find a really good practitioner, he or she would also try to adapt the general guidelines of treatment to your personality.
But the only true source of knowledge about yourself is you. This book will urge you to watch yourself, to listen to yourself, to be kind and understanding to your body. Not every medical condition can be treated without a professional's help, that's true. This book is a woman's manifesto. And you can't get away with not caring. View 1 comment. Jul 15, Joy rated it it was ok. Same stuff you hear in the diet world today--no alcohol, little if any meat, lots of plants, moderate dairy, all organic, nothing frozen.
I found the stuff she said about stress somewhat useful.
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You can have the best diet in the world and if you suffer from too much stress, you'll still be unbalanced. Of course, there weren't any workable solutions to dealing with stress. I'm disappointed. I hoped for more. Jul 11, Charlene rated it really liked it.
- Malizia e piacere (Italian Edition);
- The Channel of the Mind.
- Prayer-Cushions of the Flesh (Original Fiction In Paperback).
- Under Attack.
- The Rig Veda!
Fabulous read with insights into Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and Western approaches. I learned a significant amount about the body, especially the female one, hormones, the connection of hormones, about yin and yang, and so much more.
I suggest this for everyone. Interesting information from page "It is optimistic or misguided to think that isolating spices like turmeric, black pepper, or ginger, so that we can swallow them in capsules, will provide the same benefits as when they are cooked w Fabulous read with insights into Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and Western approaches. Interesting information from page "It is optimistic or misguided to think that isolating spices like turmeric, black pepper, or ginger, so that we can swallow them in capsules, will provide the same benefits as when they are cooked with whole grains and vegetables and consumed daily in freshly cooked food.
When they heard the good news about turmeric, researchers in Taiwan tried to treat cancer with turmeric capsules.
But they found that, when consumed alone, it was poorly absorbed by the digestive system. Not so good. On they pioneered and found that when a pinch of black pepper or a little ginger--spices also commonly found in Indian food--was added to a quarter teaspoon of turmeric, the body's assimilation of turmeric was multiplied two thousandfold.
Oct 28, Kate Lumsden rated it it was amazing. Ladies, read this book. Then when you're midway through and you realize, "why the heck hasn't anyone taught us this before? I honestly think that this book and some motivated women can start a revolution in the way my generation cares for their health. Aug 25, elissa marked it as to-read Recommended to elissa by: Belinda. Shelves: nonfiction , spirituality , science , health , healing. Recommended by Belinda, the ayurvedic practioner around the corner from my house www. Looks good, and I will definitely be looking for it! At SPK I did check this out of the library, and then I bought my own copy of it.
I started reading it, but then lent it to a friend who hasn't given it back yet. I think she was more in need of it than I am. March I did a weekend workshop with Dr. Claudia, and bought another copy of this. I'm reading through it slowly again. April Somehow I have lost this book! I'd like to read more of it, but can't find it in my house.
Aug 17, Lorie Smith rated it it was amazing. I love this book! Purchased early Summer and find myself rereading chapters over again. This was my first real eye opener to the powerful healing of Eastern Medicine and how it approaches a healthy body; correcting health issues naturally and then maintenance of. Dr Welch structured this book so that it is not necessary to start at the beginning to use this book each chapter is specific to the body and maintenance of etc. I did start at the beginning and am glad I did. Highly recommended!
Esp I love this book! Especially if you are searching for some reputable overall healthy body advice rather than a quick pill to mask-n-maintain disease that often comes with Western Medicine. May 25, Jess rated it it was ok. I was disappointed in this; it included a lot of possibly accurate but potentially overkill scare tactics about conventional medicine, and neither the examples nor most of the prescriptions connected with what challenges I'm trying to address or what change I'd like to make.
Mar 31, Bonnie rated it liked it Shelves: health-and-wellness. The information about hormones was very informative and well researched and cited. It was actually a fairly small portion of the book, which was about basics of Ayurveda. If you're new to Ayurveda, this is a wonderful introduction, so I'd highly recommend it. If you're already a student of Ayurveda, you'll skip over half of this book, but the first few chapters are still well worth reading.
It's amazing how little we talk about the fact that artificial hormones like birth control pills are known The information about hormones was very informative and well researched and cited. It's amazing how little we talk about the fact that artificial hormones like birth control pills are known carcinogens. This should be required reading for all women! Nov 07, Brianna rated it it was amazing Shelves: read-in Although I haven't been diagnosed with a hormone imbalance, I found this book very useful as a woman who has been somewhat failed by modern Western medicine.
I'm fascinated by the Ayurvedic approach to health, diet, and lifestyle and am continuing my reading of Ayurveda. The information in this book is fascinating, useful, helpful, and just makes sense to me. Apr 13, Ann rated it it was amazing Shelves: 5-star , owned-books. Amazingly informative, approachable, and relevant. A must read for any health conscious woman ready to take her well being into her own hands.
Also, surprisingly humorous!! Kapha can be thought of as the essential cement, glue, and lubrication of the body in one. The qualities of Kapha are moist, cold, heavy, dull, soft, sticky, and static. A Kapha individual will display physical and mental characteristics that reflect these qualities in both a balanced and imbalanced state.
The main locations of Kapha in the body are the chest, throat, lungs, head, lymph, fatty tissue, connective tissue, ligaments, and tendons. Physiologically, Kapha moistens food, gives bulk to our tissues, lubricates joints, stores energy, and relates to cool bodily fluids such as water, mucous, and lymph. Psychologically, Kapha governs love, patience, forgiveness, greed, attachment, and mental inertia. With its earthly makeup, Kapha grounds Vata and Pitta and helps offset imbalances related to these doshas.
Just as a nourishing rainstorm may turn into a rampant flood, the fluids of the body may flood the bodily tissues, contributing to a heavy dampness that weighs down the body and clouds the mind. This dense, cold, and swampy environment becomes the breeding ground for a number of bodily disorders such as obesity, sinus congestion, and anything related to mucous. Mentally, the loving and calm disposition of the Kapha individual may transform into lethargy, attachment, and depression.
Key words to remember: Drying, Stimulating, and Expression. A person with a predominantly Vata constitution will have physical and mental qualities that reflect the elemental qualities of Space and Air. That is why Vata types are commonly quick thinking, thin, and fast moving. A Pitta type, on the other hand, will have qualities reflective of Fire and Water, such as a fiery personality and oily skin.
A Kapha type will typically have a solid bodily frame and calm temperament, reflecting the underlying elements of Earth and Water. While one dosha predominates in most individuals, a second dosha typically has a strong influence. This is referred to as a dual-doshic constitution. To begin figuring out your own unique constitution, click here for a dosha self-test. Key Words to remember: Grounding, Warming, Routine Note: Many of the following suggestions will be explained in greater detail throughout the book. Ways Vata Becomes Imbalanced -Eating Vata-aggravating foods -Eating while anxious or depressed -Eating on the run -Drinking alcohol, coffee, or black tea -Smoking cigarettes -Following an irregular daily routine -Going to bed late at night Note: For more extensive information on all three doshas, please see Eat-Taste-Heal.