More About the Author
The San Francisco Chronicle wrote, 'Letha Hadady, one of the nation's leading experts on natural Chinese remedies, is leading a quiet lady-like revolution to bring herbal medicines from the Far East and elsewhere into everyday use in American homes.' Letha, trained in traditional Chinese acupuncture and Asian herbal medicine, is adjunct faculty for New York Open Center, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, and The Renfield Center for Nursing Education, Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.
Letha has been featured on many national television programs, including Barbara Walters' The View, NBC's Today Show, Donnie and Marie, Extra!, The Learning Channel, The Food Network, CNN, and CBS. She writes regular natural health columns for New Living magazine (USA and online) for award-winning Heal India magazine (Delhi, India) and Healthy You magazine (India, Singapore, and Middle East.) Letha updates her books, articles, and videos at: www.asianhealthsecrets.com. Her natural health and beauty advice is featured on many other global websites and blogs.
Letha is a regular health expert on talk radio, including "Montel Across America" with Montel Williams at airamerica.com in the U.S. and abroad. Her topics range from seasonal health problems--flu, depression, and Asian foods or herbs for beauty issues--to events such as Chinese New Year. Letha's articles have appeared in popular magazines, including GreatLife, Allure, Marie Claire, Self, Fitness, Body and Soul, Natural Health, Let's Live, and Jane. Letha was on the cover and the lead article for Delicious! magazine. She was featured in the November, 2009 issue of Conde Nast Traveler (Spain.) Letha's walking tours of Asian herbal markets in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are famous. Her natural health and beauty students and readers come from all walks of life.
Letha is the author of personal transformation, natural health and beauty books, including Asian Health Secrets: The Complete Guide to Asian Herbal Medicine (Crown/Three Rivers Press: 1998). This finely illustrated Washington Post best-seller has a foreword by H H. the 14th Dalai Lama. Called a 'treasure' and 'a modern classic in alternative medicine' it has become the bible in its field for medical professionals and individual readers.
Personal Renewal (Harmony/iUniverse:2008) with a foreword by Dr. Bernard Jensen, guides readers, troubled with menopause, divorce, and other life changes, toward a path of healthy self-discovery. The book features a practical "Herbal Calender" to organize herb-use. Personal Renewal has been called "a treasure for the personal self." and "a love song for enlightened maturing."
Healthy Beauty (Wiley 2003; Backinprint and Kindle 2007; with a foreword by Clif deRaita)features easy to use beauty treatments for men and women. It offers help for complexion, hair, posture, voice, and inspires readers to discover their personal beauty. Reaching beyond the usual health or beauty book, it proves that our beauty should not be limited by convention: the social, ethnic, sexual, racial or other prejudices of the popular media.
Feed Your Tiger: The Asian Diet Secret to Permanent Weight Loss and Vibrant Health (2003; coming soon at iUniverse) is filled with delicious slimming international recipes, Asian SuperFoods, and easy, enjoyable ways to lose weight and keep it off. For example, Letha describes how she taught herself swimming for healthy weight management watching Esther Williams movies.
All of Letha's books are beautifully illustrated by Letha's mother, Letha Elizabeth Hadady, who lives in New Mexico and paints flowers.
Letha, raised in New Mexico, sang opera in Europe, and has a Masters in psychology from the University of Paris. She is nationally certified in acupuncture (NCCAOM) after studying at Tri-State Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, New York and the Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian in Shanghai.
MEDIA PRAISE FOR LETHA HADADY
"I can't thank you enough for sharing really useful, practical health information with us."--Montel Williams on Montel Across America
"I used to think I knew something about alternative medicine. When I read Asian Health Secrets I learned something new on every page."--Bill Thompson, AP Radio
"Hadady is an ambassador between curious Americans, trying to overcome their ignorance of alternative medicine, and Chinese herbalists, who are uneasy about opening their customs to the scrutiny of outsiders."--Newsday, L.A. Times syndicate
"The tall, slender herbalist found her calling after a life-threatening illness. . . Her encyclopedic knowledge of health and beauty is evident."--Daily News
"Letha unearths the wisdom of the ancients."--New York
"Letha has all natural ways to change your life. She looks so young!"--Barbara Walters,'The View'
"I am confident that Letha Hadady will bring the ancient knowledge of the great cultures of Asia to a larger public."--Tenzin Gyatso, H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
"Letha Hadady is a blessing to those she touches. Her contribution is a treasure of knowledge for the personal self."--Dr. Bernard Jensen, doyen of the natural medicine movement