Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science

Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science

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by Claudia Welch
     
 

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Tired? Overworked? Stressed? Out of balance? Welcome to the twenty-first century, where women's stress levels have reached unprecedented heights. Between myriad responsibilities, women burn through even the energy gained from sufficient sleep and a healthy diet. The result? Hormonal havoc.

In clear, accessible language, internationally renowned doctor Claudia

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Overview


Tired? Overworked? Stressed? Out of balance? Welcome to the twenty-first century, where women's stress levels have reached unprecedented heights. Between myriad responsibilities, women burn through even the energy gained from sufficient sleep and a healthy diet. The result? Hormonal havoc.

In clear, accessible language, internationally renowned doctor Claudia Welch explains hormones from A to Z, specifically how they relate to each other, how and why they become imbalanced, and how women can restore that balance. Welch includes simple diet tips, stress-management techniques, and natural sleep secrets. Using the principles of Ayurveda (popularized in the West by Deepak Chopra) and the holistic sensibility of Dr. Christiane Northrup, Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life gives women the essential tools to achieve the perfect balance between their yin (sex hormones) and yang (stress hormones), and between the body and the mind.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In her first full-length effort, Welch offers women a comprehensive overview of Oriental Medicine. She suggests that the root of problems faced by modern women can be found in an imbalance between sex hormones and stress hormones that results in women "of all ages" experiencing problems ranging from "painful periods, mood swings, fatigue, and insomnia to...uterine fibroids, hot flashes, heart disease and osteoporosis." Welch, a licensed massage therapist who holds a certificate from the state of New Mexico to practice Oriental Medicine and a national certificate to practice acupuncture, wisely offers a disclaimer: "this book should not be taken or construed as medical diagnosis or treatment." She breaks down hormones (the "ambassadors of Yin and Yang"), discusses serious health issues, from breast risks to dementia, and offers methods for restoring hormonal balance. While these primarily include a diet based in organic whole grains, beans, green vegetables, and soy, meditation and exercise, and the reduction of stress inducers (some of her advice will strike readers as familiar), when taken as a whole, the advice is sound. A welcome eastern addition to the women's health discussion. (Mar.)
From the Publisher

Bookviews, February 2011
“Make a note to pick up a copy of this interesting book.”

Publishers Weekly (web-exclusive), 4/4/11
“A welcome eastern addition to the women's health discussion.”
 
Energy Times, online, 5/13/11
“Provide[s] a well-rounded view on an often confusing subject.”

Tucson Citizen,
5/12/11

“Bringing clarity to the complexities of body chemistry, this well-crafted book will help women discover the rewards and rejuvenation that come with a balanced life.”
 
San Francisco Book Review, May 2011
“A thought-provoking look into the ways our bodies are driven, and, often, run into the ground…If you are tired of being sick, and sick of being tired this is a read in which you will find the beginnings of simple, holistic, and lasting relief.”
 
Curled Up with a Good Book “Loaded with good advice, spelling out simple changes that are both practical and easy to implement…For your own sake, read this book and take its lessons to heart.” 

Yoga International, January 2011
“Dr. Welch brings a clear voice to the often confusing and conflicting body of information surrounding hormones and women’s health…A user-friendly guide that skillfully blends Eastern therapies with Western health concerns.”

Portland Book Review, 12/1/11
“Her writing style is readable and user-friendly. Medical terms are explained. She includes easy recipes for improving diet. Issues concerning menstruation, birth control, breast and heart health, fertility, and aging are answered and Welch addresses how Eastern versus Western medicine deals with each issue. Especially helpful is Welch’s analysis of Eastern spiritual practices and meditation.”
 

Spirituality & Health, 12/22/11
“Readers will find a wealth of information on the sex (yin) and stress (yang) hormones, advice on how to address specific health issues, and ideas for stress management, healthy diet options (including recipes), and lifestyle changes. An informative and accessible door into the world of Eastern medicine, likely to be especially appreciated by women seeking ways to end the unhealthy cycle of stress in their lives.”

AsiaSpa (Singapore), July/August 2012
“Welch tackles issues concerning birth control, menstruation and fertility in a user-friendly and readable manner.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738214825
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
92,151
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author


Claudia Welch, MSOM, lectures and teaches internationally on both Asian and Ayurvedic medicines, which she has studied for more than twenty-five years. She lives in Vermont, New Mexico, and Canada.

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Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first heard Dr. Welch on Sirius/XM NYU Langone Medical Center Doctor Radio. She was a guest on the OB/GYN talk spot. Dr. Welch is most impressive with her ability to support ancient Eastern medicine philosophy with Western medicine science. There's a lot to be learned in her text. I am buying book after book as gifts for my friends. Highly recommended! Thank you Dr. Welch!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dr. Welch explains the idea of yin and yang within our bodies in a practical and easy to understand manner. I like the combination of Eastern and Western science. I think it should be required reading for any woman. I've recommended it to all my friends and family.
L_Alexander More than 1 year ago
While I absolutely adore the things I have learned from this book, I find it repetitive and not well written. It is mostly so if you want to skip around and read the chapters that apply to you, you will still take away the information that you need, but if you are to read it straight through, some of the advice comes over and over again... However, if it were not so very important, I would have given this a much lower rating, so I highly recommend women to read this and learn about themselves.
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