Perfect Health: The Complete Mind/Body Guide

Perfect Health: The Complete Mind/Body Guide

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by Deepak Chopra
     
 

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A decade ago, Deepak Chopra, M.D., wrote Perfect Health, the first practical guide to harnessing the healing power of the mind, which became a national bestseller. The book described how breakthroughs in physics and medicine were underscoring the validity of a 5,000-year-old medical system from ancient India known as Ayurveda ("the knowledge of life

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A decade ago, Deepak Chopra, M.D., wrote Perfect Health, the first practical guide to harnessing the healing power of the mind, which became a national bestseller. The book described how breakthroughs in physics and medicine were underscoring the validity of a 5,000-year-old medical system from ancient India known as Ayurveda ("the knowledge of life span" in Sanskrit). Perfect Health went on to describe how to apply the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda to everyday life. In celebration of this classic work we have created this new edition, revised and updated to include the latest medical research.

Although we experience our bodies as solid, they are in fact more like fires that are constantly being consumed and renewed. We grow new stomach linings every five days, for instance. Our skin is new every five weeks. Each year, fully 98 percent of the total number of atoms in our bodies is replaced. Ayurveda gives us the tools to intervene at this quantum level, where we are being created anew each day. Ayurveda tells us that freedom from sickness depends on contacting our own awareness, bringing it into balance, and then extending that balance to the body.

Perfect Health provides a complete step-by-step program of mind body medicine tailored to individual needs. A quiz identifies the reader's mind body type: thin, restless Vata; enterprising, efficient Pitta; tranquil, steady Kapha; or any combination of these three. This body type becomes the basis for a specific Ayurvedic program of diet, stress reduction, neuromuscular integration, exercise, and daily routines. The result is a total plan, tailor-made for each individual, to reestablish the body's essential balance with nature; to strengthen the mind body connection; and to use the power of quantum healing to transcend the ordinary limitations of disease and aging—in short, for achieving Perfect Health.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780609806944
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
02/20/2001
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
88,281
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 8.97(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Deepak Chopra has written twenty-six books, which have been translated into thirty-five languages. In 1999 Time magazine selected Dr. Chopra as one of the Top 100 Icons and Heroes of the Century, describing him as "the poet-prophet of alternative medicine." He currently serves as CEO and founder of The Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, California.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
La Jolla, California
Date of Birth:
October 22, 1946
Place of Birth:
New Delhi, India
Education:
All India Institute of Medical Sciences

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Perfect Health: The Complete Mind/Body Guide 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once I opened the first page of this book I could hardly stop reading it. It is as deep and practical as it is easy to read. It gave me the most valuable knowledge on Indian Ayurvedic medicine, a deeper understanding of my body type, and how to use -- in daily life -- simple techniques and the appropriate food to keep or recover health ... I strongly recommed this book to anyone willing to either recover or keep a good mind-body health.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The information is written in an easy to read and easy to understand manner. Very helpful where the typical doctor fails to identify the reason for odd symptoms that overtime become debilitating. Thank you Deepak!
NovaJazz More than 1 year ago
I found the body type assessment very helpful and learned I was a vada type. Just by adding the recommended food types to my diet as recommended in the book, I have increased energy and clearness of thought. A great book for anyone who wants to learn about how to eat better from a fresh perspective. There is also so much in the volume I have not addressed yet, and I look forward to continuing to learn how to access and gain optimum health from Deepak's perspective. This book really works for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can never fail in getting the most accurate and up to date reading from any book from Dr. Deepak Chopra. He makes difficult concepts a breeze to understand, as long as you are interested and willing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Overview.   This book provides a good overview, and of course there are items that are needed in order to practice Ayruveda.  Where better to get the items that they use at the perfect health retreat than the source.?  A good book for an alternative way for  those who can not actually go or to keep the practice going once they are back in real life.  And yes, sometimes we need a little  help from others to learn how to do something.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great Book. opened doors I never tried to consider... Your body is much more than just a bunch of organs... it is the temple of the soul.
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queeg More than 1 year ago
Dr Chopra gives you the tools to make you life healthier. A new look at doshas that really mkaes sense. Now I just have to put them into practice!