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Ayurveda Research

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 11:26am by whiteb

Ann Arbor seems to hold a small cult following for holistic medicine. I recently joined the ranks and began diving into research on the topic. There are quite a few different sects to holistic medicine such as Ayurveda, naturopathy, acupuncture, etc, that of course there are endless books about each subject.

I was perusing the non-fiction section of the library and stumbled upon books about Ayurveda without actually seeking out the topic. This little coincidence felt like a nudge toward an important topic within the holistic medicine world, so I checked out a couple books. 

The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook by Sarah Kucera is a simple little book about Ayurvedic medicine that gets straight to the point. It’s an attractive modern guide on how to incorporate the rituals of Ayurveda into your life with ease. It doesn’t include heavy jargon or any deep diving on the facts and studies about the practice, which makes it a great book for someone just interested in it’s basic application to everyday life.

Idiot’s Guides: Ayurveda by Sahara Rose Ketabi relays an in-depth look at every aspect of the science, reading more as a textbook than that of the Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook previously mentioned; still, this book is an easy read. It shares knowledge about how and when the practice started; how to incorporate it into your everyday life no matter who you are; and supplies guides on nutrition, everyday routines and home remedies based on your unique mind-body type.


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