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Paperback Perfect Health : The Complete Mind/Body Guide Book

ISBN: 0517584212

ISBN13: 9780517584217

Perfect Health : The Complete Mind/Body Guide

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This book provides you with a perfectly tailored program of diet, stress reduction, exercises, and daily routines. Based on a 5,000-year-old system of mind/body medicine known as Ayurveda, it provides the basis for reestablishing the body's natural balance, for straightening the mind/body connection, and for using the power of quantum healing to transcend disease and aging. Line drawings.

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Ayurveda made simple

This book was recommended (prescribed) by Mary Jo Cravatta, my ayurvedic physician. The book covers a lot of ground, from the basics of ayurveda, to practical elements such as diet and basic yoga exercises, abhyanga daily massage, and the ever-important daily routine. The book has been invaluable in helping me understand my specific imbalance, and how to practically address this. I have made phenomenal improvements with my digestive problems and numerous other ailments. Ayurveda is not about a quick fix, like fixing a broken machine. It addresses the whole body as, well, an ecosystem, taking account of environment, physical body, mental body, and spiritual body. I highly recommend this book to anyone with a persistent chronic disease. You will discover that the body is always trying to maintain balance & equilibrium with its environment, like all things in nature. It is the lifestyle, habits, and daily choices that brings us out of balance over time.

Covers all of the bases in Health

When you pick up a "Health" book these days, you read things mainly about what to eat, and what supplements to take. In Perfect Health, Deepak Chopra does not speak one word about supplements, which I found to be very refreshing. There's a lot of conflicting views on supplements today. There's even more with diet. Ayurveda is a new way of looking at what to eat. When I applied which foods I was supposed to eat in what climate I was living in, I experienced a surge in energy, mental clarity, and well-being. And that's only the diet aspect of the book. Individuality is very important when speaking of diet.This book also includes chapters on meditation, essential oils, massage, getting in touch with nature, freeing the mind from stress, etc. It's an excellent book for a beginner or for seasoned veterans in the health field. It just may change your opinion on MANY different issues. It sure did for me.

EXCELLENT! A NEW WAY OF LIFE!

In all of Deepak Chopra's books, I've admired his extraordinary compassion for his fellow man. This book is no exception. In it, Chopra recognizes the basic differences among body types and he offers us a lifestyle plan for maximizing the health of each, based of the ancient Indian tradition of Ayuveda. Recognizing the fact that you can't fit a square peg into a round hole, Chopra doesn't make the mistake of suggesting that we all strive for the severely anorexic look that is destroying the health of so many today. A few of the previous reviewers have attacked Chopra, saying he is overweight. I've never noticed that and I've seen him many times. Even if he were, his weight should not be an issue here. And isn't it time that SOMEONE put wellness before superficiality? Besides, what could be more stunning than glowing, radiant health?

A balanced lifestyle for Western civilisation

The reader that wrote that the diet listed in this book will cause one to gain 5 to 10 kg obviously missed the part where it says that one should eat about 2 handfuls of food at each meal. As for Dr Chopra being on the heavy side, who said that thin is healthy? In our society we focus too much on how we look, instead of making sure that we are healthy. 'Perfect Health' gives balance, not only through diet, but also massage, meditation and exercise.

Enlightening! Two thumbs up, way up!!!

A great book for people who are trying to find an alternative way to achieve optimum health. I tried his methods for one week and I already feel great! The methods is based on ancient Indian health regime called Ayurveda. It is enlightening, esp. for people who are open-minded to try a new approach to healthy living. Even if you don't want to use Ayurveda, it's a great experience to at least know about it.
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