Synopses & Reviews
Health problems, including preventable health problems such as high blood pressure, obesity, and type-2 diabetes, are epidemic in the modern world, yet there are ancient ways to understand our bodies and keep them in good health. Michelle Fondin discovered Ayurveda in her own life when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at age twenty-eight, when she was the mother of two children. While undergoing treatment for her cancer, Michelle started exploring the underlying aspects of her overall health, and discovered Ayurveda and its 5,000-year-old tradition of body types, diet, and balance.
For overall health, we need to take into account many aspects of our life, many not often associated with our physical health, including life purpose, emotional health, relationships, past experiences, environmental health, occupational health, and financial health. Practical suggestions include eating plans, affirmations, sleeping better, daily routines, clearing emotional issues, exploring the chakra energy centers, creating a healthy physical environment in your home, understanding money, healing addictions, and finding and maintaining healthy relationships.
Michelle Fondin takes readers step by step through all aspects of health and describes how to work toward optimum health in each category, based on your dosha, and how to begin finding the balance and joy of wellness.
Beautifully written, comprehensive, and real-world! Michelle Fondin brilliantly guides the reader through a transformational journey and teaches us to roll smoothly through lifes twists and turns with a powerful and easily accessible game plan.”
davidji, bestselling author of Secrets of Meditation
Having actively participated in her own healing by following the principles of Ayurveda, Michelle Fondin is a living example of the beauty and benefits of Ayurveda. She outlines a holistic approach with which we can keep all areas of our lives healthy and balanced. Simple yet profound loved it!”
Lissa Marie Coffey, bestselling author of Whats Your Dosha, Baby?
Michelle Fondins book will introduce you to Ayurveda and supply you with simple, practical, and creative ways to improve every aspect of your health.”
from the foreword by Sudha Bulusu and Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla, founder of Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA)
Extraordinarily well written, informed and informative. Thoroughly 'reader friendly' in organization and presentation, The Wheel of Healing with Ayurveda is especially recommended to the attention of the non-specialist general reader with an interest in alternative medicine in general, and an Ayurveda approach to health issues in particular.”
Midwest Book Review
Ayurveda, the science of life,” is a complete wellness system that includes all that we associate with medical care prevention of disease, observation and diagnosis, treatment. Author Michelle Fondin found this 5,000-year-old tradition when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Ayurveda resonated with her because she was searching for ways to understand why she had become ill and actively participate in her healing rather than simply turning it over to experts and protocols. In Ayurveda, Fondin found a truly holistic approach that considers not just diet, exercise, and genetics, but also relationships, life purpose, past experiences, environmental health, and financial stress. Her self-assessment questions allow readers to zero in on their own best practices through interventions such as eating plans, healing addictions, detoxification, and improving relationships and work. Contemporary Westerners are rediscovering the gentle yet powerful Ayurveda and Fondins superbly clear and accessible approach to the practice shows why.
Build Optimal Energy and Health in Body, Mind, and Spirit
Ever wondered why youre feeling out of balance, stressed-out, sick, and exhausted but still cant sleep? Western medicine often ignores the underlying issues that can lead to fatigue, illness, and disease, but there is a way to revitalize your body and mind without drugs or dangerous side effects. Ayurveda, the science of life,” is a complete wellness system that includes all that we associate with medical care — prevention of disease, observation, diagnosis, and treatment — as well as self-care practices that are generally absent from Western medicine. This truly holistic approach considers not just diet, exercise, and genetics but also relationships, life purpose, finances, environment, and past experiences. In this thorough and practical book, Michelle Fondin guides you gently through self-assessment questions designed to zero in on your needs and the best practices for addressing them, such as eating plans, addiction treatment, detoxification, and techniques for improving relationships. She outlines steps you can take, with minimal cost, to heal common ailments such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, excess weight, anxiety, and depression. These time-tested methods for body, mind, and spirit wellness offer benefits to anyone at any age.
About the Author
Michelle S. Fondin
has owned The Ayurvedic Path center for healing in Herndon, Virginia, since 2008. She sees clients and practices as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor and a yoga and meditation teacher. She holds a Vedic Master certificate from the Chopra Center and has worked with Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon at Chopra Center events teaching yoga and meditation. Ms. Fondin regularly sees clients in Herndon, Virginia, teaching them how to live an Ayurvedic lifestyle and achieve optimal wellness. Shes a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, The Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America, and Yoga Alliance. Her website is michellefondin.com.