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

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 Tired? Overworked? Stressed? Out of balance? Welcome to the twenty-first century, where women's stress levels have reache...

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Title:Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science
Author:Claudia Welch
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Genres:Health
ISBN:0738214825
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

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

  • Susan Howson
    Feb 28, 2019
    Whew this took me ages but I read parts of it multiple times and I?ve adopted some of the stuff. Truly fascinating, but I was already a believer in the messed up ness of fake hormones and the importance of hormone balance, so maybe it?s not for everyone. But for real, stop taking a...
  • Susan
    Apr 05, 2011
    I recommend this book to all women. It is definitely not a waste of time. Dr. Welch clearly describes the physiology of hormones and suggests simple life strategies to alleviate the negative aspects that can be associated with hormonal changes across the life span if a woman is living ...
  • elissa
    Aug 25, 2011
    Recommended by Belinda, the ayurvedic practioner around the corner from my house (www.wisewomanayurveda.com). Looks good, and I will definitely be looking for it! At SPK (613.0424 W439), so need to remember to look next time I head over there. I did check this out of the library, a...
  • Jess
    May 25, 2011
    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. ...
  • Jenn
    Mar 24, 2018
    Favorite quotation: "Living a stressful life serves up a double whammy. We feel miserable while we are living it and miserable again when we experience its uncomfortable results." ...
  • Kimberley
    Dec 07, 2018
    One of the best books I?ve read about health and wellness, full of insights and revelations for practitioners and non-practitioners alike. I would recommend re-reading it annually. ...
  • Brianna
    Nov 07, 2016
    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 informatio...
  • Erin
    Nov 16, 2017
    Best book I?ve ever read on balancing hormones. Spot on. ...
  • Bonnie
    Mar 31, 2014
    I liked the author's take on hormones (yin/yang balance), but most of the info was stuff I already knew like eat right and exercise. ...
  • Shruti
    Jul 04, 2011
    Generally well-backed and convincing advice for (mostly) women's health - diagnosis, 'alternative' therapy, root systems analysis, diet + lifestyle evaluation Suitable as an introductory guidepost for Traditional Chinese Medicine & Ayurveda approaches to common modern health com...
  • Juno
    Dec 08, 2011
    I've been reading this in fits and starts and I will say that I think the information is valuable - I have definitely made some changes and will continue to do so based on how well this information resonated with my own understanding of my body and life. Since most of what she is ta...
  • Kathy
    Apr 02, 2014
    Explains many of the reasons behind the WHY of Ayurveda practice in an easy to understand manner. Do not expect clear cut "If you suffer from A, solve with B" type of solutions. This is an all over health book that is not a get healthy quick concept. I will be utilizing a handful of th...
  • Katherine Lika
    Jan 12, 2014
    A nice introduction to applying traditional medicinal concepts practically. Welch really drives the points home, especially concerning stress and it's effects on the female human body. Hormones are a delicate matter! When I initially read it, I was already pretty comfortable with what ...
  • Brieanna
    Apr 08, 2017
    I absolutely loved this book! As women today, our health is mystifying...especially when it comes to our hormones. Each day, our body is on a delicate hormonal roller coaster ride (at least until menopause). Instead of being prepared or understanding what is going on within us, we are ...
  • Lauren Read
    Jan 28, 2016
    I have read books on ayurveda and have worked at a college of Chinese medicine. By focusing on duality (what TCM refers to as yin & yang), this book beautifully elucidates hormonal in/balance. Most everyone in this day and age has issues due to modern-day stressors, which are inesc...
  • Kate Lumsden
    Oct 28, 2011
    READ THIS BOOK! Ladies, read this book. Then when you're midway through and you realize, "why the heck hasn't anyone taught us this before?" write all your friends and tell them to read it to. I honestly think that this book and some motivated women can start a revolution in the wa...
  • Charlene
    Jul 11, 2014
    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 informa...
  • Autumn
    Oct 22, 2012
    I would recommend this book to every woman. I honestly believe our culture is running us ragged. This book teaches you about you body and how to improve you health which is turn can improve your mental health. It gives up another way of looking at your lifestyle. I have naturally made ...
  • Joy
    Jul 15, 2013
    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. You can have the best diet in the world and if you suffer from too much stress, you'll stil...
  • Ruth
    Jul 14, 2018
    Really interesting to read her interpretation of eastern medicine. ...
  • Elizabeth
    May 20, 2017
    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 studen...
  • Olya Chizh
    Aug 09, 2013
    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...
  • Boiling
    Dec 30, 2012
    I read this the first time and finished the book on 31 Dec 2012 and reread it once again today. I think it is a comprehensive book and full of interesting pointers. Most people know most of it but it never hurts to be reminded of again. Some parts are repetitive and a tad boring but ov...
  • Linett Adell
    Feb 27, 2015
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It contains a lot of information. Though at times it can get a little preachy, there is still a wealth of knowledge to be gleaned from it. I am in the search now for an Aryurvedic practitioner in the Columbus area. Tons of resources in the back of this b...
  • Lorie Smith
    Aug 17, 2013
    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 th...
  • Ann
    Apr 13, 2018
    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!! I'll be skimming it and making notes on my second read through later this year for sure!! ...
  • Nicole Rawling
    Mar 05, 2019
    Great book! Must read for those interested in taking ownership of their own health care! ...
  • tonia peckover
    Sep 21, 2018
    This book is going to change my life. It affirmed so many things for me and introduced me to a whole new way of thinking about hormones, menopause, stress and health. Very practical and very informative. ...
  • Jamie Kerestes
    Dec 29, 2013
    I really wanted to love this book. I waited a long time to get my hands on it. I am very interested in Ayurveda in particular. Having have gone through recent thyroid/hormonal issues I had great excitement to get into this book. However, if you have any familiarity with Ayurveda or Tra...
  • Jennifer
    Oct 12, 2017
    Plenty of great natural ideas to balance your hormones! I love that this book deemphasized medicines and put most of the responsibility on the individual for their health. ...