Ayurvedic Zone Diet: The Ancient Way to Health Rejuvenation and Weight Control


This book combines the ancient widsom of Ayurveda for health and healing with a modern scientific approach to body typing physiology.

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This book combines the ancient widsom of Ayurveda for health and healing with a modern scientific approach to body typing physiology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780914955856
  • Publisher: Lotus Press WI
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 201
  • Sales rank: 829,962
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.63 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Foreword xiii
Chapter 1 The Wholistic Principle 1
The Mechanistic View 2
Whole vs. Fragmented--Order vs. Chaos 3
Natural Law and the Nature of Truth 4
Illness and the Wholistic Principle 5
Chapter 2 The Process of Illness 9
Stress 9
Wholistic Healing Rule #1 Know How You Got Sick 12
Wholistic Healing Rule #2 Know What Healthy Looks Like 13
Wholistic Healing Rule #3 Put as Much Energy Into Healing as Getting Sick 17
Wholistic Healing Rule #4 Get What You Need 35
Wholistic Healing Rule #5 Know What Is Good For Your Body & Provide It 20
Chapter 3 Ayurveda and the Wholistic Principle 22
Basic Principles of Ayurveda 22
Ayurveda and Disease 26
Chapter 4 Somatotyping: Descriptions of Body Type and Physiology from Three Views 29
Ayurvedic Body Types: Physiology 30
Ectomorph, Mesomorph, & Endomorph: Physiology 34
Somatotyping 36
Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System 40
Summary 47
Chapter 5 Biological Control Systems and the Zones 49
How the Body Works 49
Summary of Automatic Body Functions 52
Chapter 6 The Digestive Principle 53
The Role of Digestion in Good Health 54
Digestion Vs. Metabolism 55
Understanding the Digestive Principle 58
Chapter 7 Digestion and Health 59
The Breaking of Bonds: Enzyme Function 59
Summary 67
Chapter 8 Body Types and Digestion 68
Four Levels of Digestive Fire 68
Vata Digestion 69
Pitta Digestion 70
Kapha Digestion 70
Stages of Digestion 71
Ama, the Toxic Load 72
Chapter 9 Metabolic Zone of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha 73
Just What is The Zone? 75
Benefits of Living in the "Zone" 76
The Vata Body Type and Protein Metabolism 77
The Pitta Body Type and Fat Metabolism 77
The Kapha Body Type & Carbohydrate Metabolism 78
Summary 79
Chapter 10 Hormones and Digestion 80
Pancreatic Hormones 80
Adrenal Hormones 87
Hormones and Body Type Response 89
Chapter 11 Weight Control and Your Body Type Zone 90
Weight Loss and Weight Control 91
Weight Control by Body Type 91
Digestive Fire and Weight by Body Type 94
Lifestyle Therapeutics for Obesity 95
Staying in Your Zone 102
Three Patient Profiles: Weight Control/Weight Loss 103
Summary 104
Chapter 12 Diagnosis and Body Type Zones 105
Purpose of Diagnosis 105
How to Help Diagnose Your Condition 106
Reclaiming Your Inner Nature 107
Summary 107
Chapter 13 Ancient Way Body/Mind Typing 108
Determination of Body Type 108
Body Type Questionnaire I--Acquired Constitutional Imbalance 109
Body Type Questionnaire II--Birth Constitution 123
What Type Am I? 132
Application of Diagnosis 132
Chapter 14 Body Type Zone Programs for Health 134
What Will Living in My Body Type Zone Do for Me? 134
What to Do 135
Body Type Zone Programs 136
Chapter 15 Summary 164
Bibliography 167
Information About the Author 170
Resource Guide 172
Index 182
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