Perfect Health for Busy People is exactly what it sounds like: an easy-to-use guide for living a healthy, balanced life the Ayurveda way, no matter how hectic your schedule. As someone who balanced a full-time career with the demands of being a single mother for more than a decade, believe me: I understand busy! But I think you'll find that following a few basic Ayurvedic recommendations actually helps you to feel better physically, think clearer, and enjoy more energy and emotional balance throughout the day.
My goal in writing this book was to take the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and distill it into bite-sized bits of information you can use to improve your life right now-starting with this introduction. We'll begin with an overview of Ayurveda and its basic principles. Then we'll move into an understanding of the doshas-the elemental energies that govern the functioning of your body, mind, and emotions, according to Ayurveda.
This is your Ayurvedic journey, and you can use this book however you like. To start cooking healthy, balancing meals tonight, flip to the recipes in Appendix I. To discover your Ayurvedic constitution right now and get some basic recommendations, go to What's My Dosha? later in this introduction and take the quiz.
While Perfect Health for Busy People is geared toward beginners, I believe it offers something for those familiar with Ayurveda as well. In addition to covering Ayurvedic basics, we'll explore how this ancient practice can be used for modern health issues caused by genetically modified foods (GMOs) and pesticides. We will also discover why other health issues caused by parasites, viruses, and bad bacteria are more prevalent today and thus affecting our health now more than they were a few decades ago.
Ayurveda has helped me, my family, and my many wellness clients live healthier, happier, longer, and more balanced lives. The door is open. Let's enter this world of health and wholeness together.