Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life (Paperback)

Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science

By Claudia Welch

Da Capo Lifelong Books, 9780738214825, 352pp.

Publication Date: March 22, 2011

List Price: 18.99*
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Description

An accessible, thorough explanation of 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

Internationally renowned Doctor of Oriental Medicine Claudia Welch breaks through the secrets behind hormonal health 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.

You'll find the information you need to restore your body's natural harmony, including:
  • Tips to help heal your most pressing concerns, from menstrual pain to infertility, menopause, and breast and heart health
  • The best foods to eat for optimal health and wellness
  • Natural sleep secrets
  • What to do when you are just feeling crummy
  • How stress sabotages hormonal balance
  • Practical, easy-to-adopt stress-management techniques



About the Author

Dr. Claudia Welch is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, an Ayurvedic practitioner and educator, and author of several books including Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life; Chinese Medicine and Western Science; and The Four Qualities of Effective Physicians. Dr. Welch lectures internationally on Oriental and Ayurvedic medicine, exploring how ideas in Eastern medicine apply to women's health, and today's reality in general. She has served on the teaching faculty of The Ayurvedic Institute, Kripalu School of Ayurveda, Southwest Acupuncture College, and Acupractice Seminars. She lives in Vermont. drclaudiawelch.com


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

"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."—Tucson Citizen

"A thought-provoking look into the ways out bodies are driven, and, often, run into the ground... If you are tired of being sick, and sick of being tired this is a reason in which you will find the beginnings of simple, holistic, and lasting relief."—San Francisco Book Review

"[L]oaded 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."—Curled Up With A Good Book

"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."—Yoga International

"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."—Portland Book Review

"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."—Spirituality & Health

"Provide[s] a well-rounded view on an often confusing subject."—Energy Times