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Perfect Health: The Complete Mind/Body Guide, Revised and Updated Edition Paperback – February 20, 2001
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, 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 b
About the Author
Deepak Chopra, a member of Oprah's SuperSoul 100, 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.
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I was prompted to write this review in response to some skeptical comments posted by other reviewers. Some reviewers see this book as the author's attempt to profitably sell other products and services. I do not believe this is the case. If valuable treatments and techniques can only be learned through personal instruction, it is helpful to know that these treatments and techniques exist, and I do not sense that the author is trying to monopolize the availability of these treatments and techniques; he merely wants people to know about them. I'm sure Dr. Chopra is financially independent and not merely advertising his services. In addition, I have heard and read so much good information from Dr. Chopra that I am convinced he is sincere.
Other reviewers have rejected the ideas in the book because they are different from what the reviewers have believed all their lives. I understand this because initially I was surprised by the different advice in this book. I advise people not to read this book unless they are open-minded and willing to consider and try some different ideas.
This book does contain plenty of good, specific advice regarding a healthy lifestyle, including diet, exercise, and rest, presented from an Ayurvedic perspective. I decided to try these ideas, and I have found that my physical health, mental health, and sense of well-being have all improved as a result.