According to Ayurveda, an ancient Hindu science, health is a state of balance among the body, mind, senses and soul. This book shows specific ways to promote children's health and well-being using Ayurvedic principles. Douillard explains how to identify the signs of imminent illness, how to make the home chemical and allergen free, and how to stock a "Lazy Susan" of useful natural medicines. Appendices provide shopping lists and a directory of national health providers. Perfect Health for Kids is an accessible, illustrated guide that provides highly effective health maintenance for children.
John Douillard is the author of The 3-Season Diet and Body, Mind, and Sport, which has sold over 60,000 copies and has been printed in six languages. His book Perfect Health for Kids, was released early in 2004, followed by The Encyclopedia of Ayurvedic Massage (both 2004, North Atlantic Books). John received his Ayurvedic training in India and holds a Ph.D. in Ayurvedic medicine from the Open International University. He is the former Director of Player Development for the New Jersey Nets in the NBA. He co-directed Deepak Chopra's Ayurvedic center for eight years and has trained over 2000 Western doctors in Ayurvedic medicine. He launched a preservative-free Ayurvedic skin care line in 1998, and an Ayurvedic herbal line for health professionals in 2003. He has been teaching Ayurvedic medicine, natural health, fitness, and nutrition internationally for seventeen years. Currently he directs the LifeSpa School of Ayurveda and practices Ayurvedic and chiropractic medicine at LifeSpa in Boulder, Colorado, where he lives with his wife and six children.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
"Dr. John Douillard offers a scientifically validated approach to the well-being of children. Perfect Health for Kids combines insights of the great wisdom tradition of Ayurveda with a current understnading of body, mind, and spirit. This is a must-read."- Deepak Chopra, M.D."At last, a practical Ayurvedic guidebook specifically aimed at the care of children. Every parent and healer should own this insightful and timely book. It will contribute greatly toward the well-being and future of our entire society."- Dr. David Frawley"John Douillard is an exceptional healer, parent, and human being. I'd recommend Perfect Health for Kids to parents and caregivers of any age or level of experience. You'll discover a wealth of wisdom and useful information that you never knew."- Dr. Robert S. Ivker