Secrets of Self-Healing: Harness Nature's Power to Heal Common Ailments, Boost Your Vitality,and AchieveOptimum Wellness

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A guide to natural healing that combines the wisdom of Eastern tradition with Western medicine and nutritional science.

Secrets of Self-Healing ranges from treating common ailments with healing foods and herbs to the all-round balancing of mind and body that is essential for vitality, wellness, and longevity.

In Part One, Dr. Mao explains that diet, exercise, self-awareness, a positive emotional life, living in harmony with the environment, and spiritual growth are crucial for vibrant, lasting health. He shows, for example, how simple self-assessments can help prevent disease, how negative emotions can make us ill, how clutter in our homes can create imbalances in our bodies, and how Eastern and Western medicine can work together to fight cancer.

Then, in Part Two, he reveals his favorite natural remedies for more than sixty-five common ailments, such as sore throat, dandruff, headaches, high blood pressure, sunburn, insect bites, indigestion, and jet lag.

Inspirational and practical, Secrets of Self-Healing will put readers on the path to a balanced and healthy life.
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About the author

Dr. Maoshing Ni is a doctor of Chinese medicine and an authority in anti-aging medicine. He runs a Chinese medicine practice in Santa Monica, California, called Tao of Wellness, where his patients have included physicians, Fortune 500 CEOs and celebrities. He is co-founder and Chancellor of Yo San University in Los Angeles, where he teaches the art and science of Wellness Medicine. Dr. Mao has lectured internationally and has been featured on radio and television as well as on the pages of The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He is currently featured as an expert on Yahoo Health, where he writes a blog about longevity. He lives in Los Angeles.
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Dec 27, 2007
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Pages
576
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ISBN
9781101215845
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Alternative Therapies
Health & Fitness / Healing
Health & Fitness / Reference
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This content is DRM protected.
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Maoshing Ni
Known as “Doctor to the stars,” Mao Shing Ni, M.D. extends the thoughts presented inside his international best-seller Secrets of Longevity and translates those ideas into kitchen-friendly palate-pleasing recipes that promise to improve health, happiness, and longevity.  Bite-sized tips are offered alongside easily prepared, flavorful recipes that describe the health benefits of each dish. With a focus on using fresh foods that have specific health benefits and longevity properties, Dr. Mao highlights signature ingredients specific to each dish and provides an overview discussing the food’s particular health benefits. Recipes such as Dr. Mao’s Honey-Glazed Masala Chicken with Apricots to Dr. Mao’s Immune Boost Borscht with Porcini Mushrooms, or Spicy Tri-color Pepper Beef with Himalayan Gojiberry, and Dr. Mao’s signature Anti-Aging Brain Mix and Brain Tonic, are presented alongside beautiful four-color photographs and easy-to-follow directions. In addition, a simple list of life-extending foods is also included, along with a list of in-season bounty and a handy health glossary created especially for this book by Dr. Mao. With such bragging rights, it’s easy to consider Dr. Mao’s Secrets of Longevity Cookbook the ultimate cooking companion and a flavorful resource for living a longer, healthier, and more enjoyable life. 

"I LOVE the book. Dr. Mao’s words confirmed a lot of what I have already known about food, but he made the connection clear on longevity and better living as an older person. It actually changed the way I look at food."  — Pamela Silvestri, Food Editor, Staten Island Advance
Maoshing Ni
THE CHINESE REFER TO A WOMAN'S MIDLIFE transition as her Second Spring. Thanks to the simple, natural techniques of traditional Chinese medicine, the second half of a woman's life is a flowering of feminine potential rather than a physical and mental decline. Now, Dr. Mao's revolutionary Second Spring™ program gives you time-tested, completely natural treatments to enhance energy, sexuality, and health -- and initiate your own new season of vitality starting at age thirty-five, through premenopause, menopause, and beyond.

Dr. Mao -- Yahoo!'s favorite natural health expert and author of the bestselling Secrets of Longevity -- offers proven natural solutions such as a surgery-free face-lift, Chinese herbs that fight memory loss, traditional remedies that improve libido and sex, and foods that keep your specific body type in peak form (they're not the same for everyone!). His safe, natural practices, outlined in more than 200 tips, can eliminate the need for expensive medicines and artificial hormones.

This amazing compendium of traditional wisdom is also enjoyable to read. With chapters on topics like weight, energy, brain power, beauty, and sexual health, Second Spring allows you to target your concerns right away. At the end you'll find handy, at-a-glance lists addressing women's most common ailments.

Second Spring, inspired by Dr. Mao's own mother's remarkable transformation in the second half of her life, offers an integrated lifestyle program that will help you live long, live strong, and live happy in ways that you never thought possible.
Maoshing Ni
THE CHINESE REFER TO A WOMAN'S MIDLIFE transition as her Second Spring. Thanks to the simple, natural techniques of traditional Chinese medicine, the second half of a woman's life is a flowering of feminine potential rather than a physical and mental decline. Now, Dr. Mao's revolutionary Second Spring™ program gives you time-tested, completely natural treatments to enhance energy, sexuality, and health -- and initiate your own new season of vitality starting at age thirty-five, through premenopause, menopause, and beyond.

Dr. Mao -- Yahoo!'s favorite natural health expert and author of the bestselling Secrets of Longevity -- offers proven natural solutions such as a surgery-free face-lift, Chinese herbs that fight memory loss, traditional remedies that improve libido and sex, and foods that keep your specific body type in peak form (they're not the same for everyone!). His safe, natural practices, outlined in more than 200 tips, can eliminate the need for expensive medicines and artificial hormones.

This amazing compendium of traditional wisdom is also enjoyable to read. With chapters on topics like weight, energy, brain power, beauty, and sexual health, Second Spring allows you to target your concerns right away. At the end you'll find handy, at-a-glance lists addressing women's most common ailments.

Second Spring, inspired by Dr. Mao's own mother's remarkable transformation in the second half of her life, offers an integrated lifestyle program that will help you live long, live strong, and live happy in ways that you never thought possible.
Maoshing Ni
Known as “Doctor to the stars,” Mao Shing Ni, M.D. extends the thoughts presented inside his international best-seller Secrets of Longevity and translates those ideas into kitchen-friendly palate-pleasing recipes that promise to improve health, happiness, and longevity.  Bite-sized tips are offered alongside easily prepared, flavorful recipes that describe the health benefits of each dish. With a focus on using fresh foods that have specific health benefits and longevity properties, Dr. Mao highlights signature ingredients specific to each dish and provides an overview discussing the food’s particular health benefits. Recipes such as Dr. Mao’s Honey-Glazed Masala Chicken with Apricots to Dr. Mao’s Immune Boost Borscht with Porcini Mushrooms, or Spicy Tri-color Pepper Beef with Himalayan Gojiberry, and Dr. Mao’s signature Anti-Aging Brain Mix and Brain Tonic, are presented alongside beautiful four-color photographs and easy-to-follow directions. In addition, a simple list of life-extending foods is also included, along with a list of in-season bounty and a handy health glossary created especially for this book by Dr. Mao. With such bragging rights, it’s easy to consider Dr. Mao’s Secrets of Longevity Cookbook the ultimate cooking companion and a flavorful resource for living a longer, healthier, and more enjoyable life. 

"I LOVE the book. Dr. Mao’s words confirmed a lot of what I have already known about food, but he made the connection clear on longevity and better living as an older person. It actually changed the way I look at food."  — Pamela Silvestri, Food Editor, Staten Island Advance
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