Author: Deepak Chopra
I can’t say I got much out of this book. Chopra delivers a good in depth look at health using Ayurveda but it is so unproven and controversial, there is not a lot of value to get out of this unless you are already believing the principles of Ayurveda. The book is layed out into 3 main sections:
- A Place Called Perfect Health where the 3 main body types are explained in detail (Vata, Pitta, or Kapha)
- The Quantum Mechanical Body considers the body a bundle of energies that can be interacted with at a quantum level where conventional medicines cannot reach
- Living In Tune With Nature explores how to control your lifestyle and diet to match your body type for better health
I generally love the way that Chopra explores the body of quantum mechanics but I was disappointed with this book in that he didn’t expand much and had few statistics and data to back up some of the “questionable” statements and figures he uses to support his arguments. He also provides a lot of room for controversy with many of the discussions about what foods are good and bad for you. You better be prepared to ignore everything you’ve heard and know about raw and green vegetables and other foods that seem to keep a person healthly or else you will find his statements impossible to believe, which is where I left off. There is also a lot of discussions that don’t leave you with any specific actions you can take on your own other than needing to buy particularly referenced foods, materials or having to go see an Ayurveda doctor. I like to have a little more to chew on at the end of a book without the marketing in it.
So, I think the book is written well but the content is something you need to have some belief in before exploring this one or you may find yourself being rather skeptical and not gaining much from this read, which is exactly what I had happen.
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