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Cleanse Your Body, Reveal Your Soul: Sustainable Well-Being Through the Ancient Power of Ayurveda Panchakarma Therapy (Paperback)Judith E. Pentz, MD (author)
This book has all the science and all the soul you’ll need to restore a sustainable sense of self-care in your life.” —Joan Borysenko, PhD, NY Times bestselling author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
Psychiatrist Judith E. Pentz, MD, travels to Nagpur, India, to study 5000-year-old Ayurvedic Panchakarma detoxification and rejuvenation therapy in a quest to provide enhanced holistic wellness treatment for her patients.
A change at the cellular level. Part travel memoir and part spiritual guide, Cleanse Your Body and Reveal Your Soul is one woman’s transformative quest with Ayurvedic Panchakarma (a fivefold detoxification treatment involving massage, herbal therapy, and other procedures) and the profound shifts that led to some sustainable, substantial life changes. Dissatisfied with a mainstream psychiatric practice, Dr. Pentz heads to India, where she undergoes an ancient, rejuvenating cleanse.
The tools and practices of Panchakarma. Dr. Pentz’s narrative offers a compassionate and compelling path for Western audiences and the Ayurveda-curious. Complete with healing oils, Ayurvedic daily rituals, and yoga poses, she supplements her journey with tips about preventive lifestyle changes that promote sustainable well-being.
Inside, find definitions, quizzes and wisdom, as well as chapters like:
- Cellular Shift: the science behind Panchakarma and cellular change
- Food As Medicine: tips about one of the central tenets of Ayurveda, food is healing, and maintaining an Ayurvedic diet
- The Dish on Doshas: facts that illuminate concepts around the three doshas—vata, pitta, kapha—your constitutional and functional intelligence
If you have benefited from books like Ayurveda Beginner's Guide, The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook, Body Thrive, or Ayurveda and Panchakarma, then Cleanse Your Body and Reveal Your Soul should be your next read.
Publisher: Mango Media
Number of pages: 204
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
“In Cleanse Your Body, Reveal Your Soul Judith Pentz, MD, provides us with an Ayurvedic roadmap to health, illuminated by years of personal exploration as a physician and healer. A comprehensive guide to the practices and process of Ayurvedic medicine, Pentz peppers this compendium of wisdom with explanations of herbal recipes, foods, medicinal preparations, and yogic practices. Pentz walks with us as a wise guide, so that we may understand and enact these methods into our daily lives, reminding us always that the journey to health and balance is as much a spiritual unfolding, as it is physically rejuvenating.” —Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH, author of Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health: A Complete Guide to the Food-Mood Connection
“Cleanse Your Body, Reveal Your Soul is a powerful retelling of Dr. Pentz’s personal journey, one that will resonate with readers who seek health through balance, balance through health, and inspiration for action from an accomplished modern-day healer.” —James Greenblatt, MD, Chief Medical Officer/VP Medical Services at Walden Behavioral Care
“Judith is a wise kindred spirit who will take you on a journey to your most grounded, most spiritually aware self. This book has all the science and all the soul you’ll need to restore a sustainable sense of self-care in your life.” —Joan Borysenko, PhD, NY Times bestselling author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
“Dr. Pentz, a thought leader in integrative mental health care, makes a compelling case for the relevance of an Ayurvedic practice that cleanses and rejuvenates body and soul. Combining ancient wisdom with stories from her own deeply personal journey toward healing, Dr. Pentz skillfully guides the reader through an immersive eight-day program of cleansing, meditation, and massage that will enhance physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Strongly recommended.” —James Lake, MD, integrative psychiatrist and the author of ten short books on alternative and integrative treatments of mental health problems
"A dazzling and radiant book with a message straight from the Goddess. Cleanse Your Body, Reveal Your Soul addresses how to heal from chronic, pain, illness, trauma, and PTSD. Most of us have some form of one of these common imbalances that Western medicine often falls short of addressing. Adverse experiences can entangle us and Ayurveda offers simplicity as the antidote. Dr Judith Eve Pentz' compelling account of her own Pancha Karma journey reveals why the healing wisdom of Ayurveda in its gorgeous and essential nature is still as relevent today as it was 4000 years ago." —Elise Marie Collins, author of Super Ager: You Can Look Younger, Have More Energy, A Better Memory, and Live a Long and Healthy Life
“Judith Pentz combines a marvelous mix of modern and ancient wellness wisdom in her book that will bring readers much peace, calm, and healing.” —KJ Landis, author of Happy Healthy You
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