This week our guest is Michelle S. Fondin. She is the author of The Wheel of Healing with Ayurveda. She holds a Vedic Master Certificate from the Chopra Center and is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and Yoga AllianceAyurveda, the “science of life,” is a complete wellness system that includes all that we associate with medical care — prevention of disease, observation, diagnosis, and treatment — as well as self-care practices that are generally absent from Western medicine.
Author Michelle Fondin discovered this 5,000-year-old tradition when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Ayurveda resonated with her because she was searching for ways to understand why she had become ill and actively participate in her healing — rather than simply turning it over to experts and protocols. In Ayurveda, Fondin found the truly multifaceted approach she shares in the enclosed review copy of The Wheel of Healing with Ayurveda: An Easy Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle (New World Library, May 15, 2015).
Fondin uses eight “spokes” of healing to describe Ayurveda’s all encompassing, holistic perspective on healing. This includes not just diet, exercise, and genetics but also relationships, life purpose, past experiences, environmental health, and financial stress. The book also includes a comprehensive set of self-assessment questions that allow readers to zero in on their body type’s specific needs and best practices for eating plans, addiction treatment, detoxification, and techniques for improving relationships.
“The Wheel of Healing with Ayurveda brings control and responsibility back to you. By taking charge of your life and learning how to use the eight ‘spokes’ of the Ayurvedic wheel of healing, you can work your way toward wellness,” writes Fondin. “By learning little things and applying them, you can make a big difference in your health.”