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The Art of Balanced Living
The Art of Balanced Living

The Art of Balanced Living

The Right Diet and Lifestyle for Your Body Type


256 Pages, 7.5 x 9.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $22.95 (US $22.95) (CA $27.95)

Publication Date: May 2016

ISBN 9781925048520

Rights: US & CA

Finch Publishing (May 2016)

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How the body-type diet of the ancient Indian Ayurveda tradition can help us live healthier, happier and more balanced lives today

The advice in this book is based on the body-typing system of Ayurveda, India's traditional system of healing. Yoga and meditation are well known elements of Ayurveda, but fewer people know about the body type diet and how it affects physical, emotional and mental health. The three body types, or doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha, reflect and affect everything from the health of our skin to the state of our finances. This book answers questions such as Why can't I lose that last bit of weight? Why is digestion so sensitive to raw food? Why do I get angry so quickly? Why can't I tolerate hot spices? It also contains recipes and stories from people whose lives have changed after implementing the body-type diet.


"Dr Shaun Matthews, whom I have known for more than two decades, has with this book provided a fine compilation of his experiences with Ayurveda. . . as a great system of health and healing." —Dr. Robert Svoboda, Ayurvedic physician and author

Author Biography

Dr. Shaun Matthews has worked as a general practitioner since 1992. He studied Ayurvedic medicine in India at Gujarat Ayurveda University and trained as yoga teacher at the Bihar School of Yoga. He is the author of Journeys in Healing.