Everyday Ayurveda for Women's Health
Traditional Wisdom, Recipes, and Remedies for Optimal Wellness, Hormone Balance, and Living Radiantly
by Kate O'Donnell
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Pub Date 23 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 30 Apr 2024
Shambhala Publications, Inc., Shambhala
Learn the ancient wisdom of Ayurvedic living through 60+ recipes and practices, including 50+ photos.
The ancient science of Ayurveda brings us back into relationship with the rhythms of our lives, streamlining our daily habits and attuning our activities by time of day and seasons. Everyday Ayurveda for Women's Health delivers insights into personal health, hormonal balance, and connection to nature, all from the simplest practices: what we eat.
Food and herbs are medicine for body, mind, and soul. Kate O'Donnell empowers women of any age to become intimate with their body, how it works, how it changes over time, and how to listen to its messages. Her practical guide will inspire you to experience radiant health from the inside out.
With Everyday Ayurveda for Women’s Health you can:
• Reclaim your health by adopting a more healing diet
• Balance your hormones by choosing foods, herbs, and healing practices that are right for your constitution—60+ recipes, including herbal ghees, shatavari, beneficial oils, and more
• Become more luminous and empowered with divine feminine and lunar energy, the subtle body, and more
• Understand your current season of life—whether it involves menstruation, pregnancy, infertility, perimenopause, or menopause
The traditional Ayurveda wisdom in this book is accessible for all and will help you navigate any stage of life with grace.
“With Everyday Ayurveda for Women’s Health, Kate continues to beautifully articulate a modern, accessible vision of Ayurveda for Westerners. This book is a gem for women of all ages.”
—Scott Blossom, founder of Doctor Blossom
“Everyday Ayurveda for Women’s Health is a transformative journey into self-care, healing foods, and ancient Ayurvedic wisdom. Kate O’Donnell’s nurturing recipes and practices, paired with her deep insights into hormonal balance and the rhythms of life, empower women of all ages to embrace radiant health from the inside out.”
—Nicole Jardim, certified women’s health coach & author of Fix Your Period
“Kate’s new book offers the Ayurvedic perspective on female hormones in a fresh, comprehensible, and holistic way. Not only that, she really covers all aspects of a woman’s life and body through the blooming and aging years. The book is a true gift to any woman who wants to access Ayurveda easily. Thank you, Kate!”
—Nidhi Pandya, Ayurvedic doctor and teacher
“At last, the long-awaited resource that all women need to navigate life’s transitions with grace and ease. Kate’s Everyday Ayurveda for Women’s Health offers a comprehensive yet approachable guide to understanding the seasons and cycles of a woman’s life. Weaving together digestible information, attainable lifestyle practices, and delightful recipes, you can jump into this knowledge at any stage of life and find powerful benefits. Through this wisdom applied, you may even find liberation.”
—Claire Ragozzino, author of Living Ayurveda
“Yoga and Ayurveda are sister schools of healing and offer insights into health, harmony, and balance. Kate O’Donnell’s new book, Everyday Ayurveda for Women’s Health, presents the traditional teachings of Ayurveda in an accessible and practical way for women of all ages. Her presentation is engaging and informative and a great tool for everyone to understand the benefits of Ayurveda.”
—Kino MacGregor, author of The Power of Ashtanga Yoga
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Traditional wisdom, recipes for optimal feminine wellness, hormone balance and living radiantly. Discußes therapeuti spices, herbal infusions, digestive spices and condiments an nourishing treats. Appendices. Bibliography. Resources.illustrations. index.
This is a must-have resource to help one improve their health, resiliency, and live a more full and happy life. It is full of great strategies, advice, and easy to implement ideas. This is one I'll return to again and again. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book
Kate O'Donnell, author of Everyday Ayurveda for Women's Health, is a holistic health expert and educator of Ayurvedic practices. In this book she provides a comprehensive approach to understanding and implementing Ayurvedic practices into a woman's life. The book is divided into four parts. The first part is the background of Ayurveda, the second is a focus on self-practices, the third is Ayurvedic approaches to the stages of a woman's life, and the fourth is full of recipes.
This book focuses on alternative medicine approaches to health. The author states that she is not a doctor and to use the practices in conjunction with your doctor. I appreciated her approach to using this book along side the support of Western medicine.
My favorite part of the book was the third part which focused on the stages of a woman's life. As a woman approaching menopause, I enjoyed reading alternative methods to manage hot flashes and sleep issues.
I enjoyed reading the recipes too, but felt most of the recipes called for ingredients I would not be able to find at my local grocery store.
I see myself referring back to this book often for the self-care practices and to remind myself to take a proactive roll in caring for myself.