Book Feature: The Ayurveda Solution to Type 2 Diabetes

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Author: Jackie Christensen & Pat Crocker
Publisher: Humanix Books
Publication: June 2021

Press Release

Type 2 or adult onset diabetes is one of the most significant health challenges we face today. Experts project that by 2035 this preventable disease will affect 592 million people worldwide. But there is hope! The ancient Indian practice of Ayurveda offers valuable insights to the root causes of this devastating disease and its treatment.

The term Ayurveda is Sanskrit for “knowledge of life.” In The Ayurveda Solution to Type 2 Diabetes, Dr. Jackie Christensen, an expert in the practice of Ayurveda, and Pat Crocker, noted healing food author, shine light on the various factors that contribute to this disease, providing dietary guidelines, lifestyle choices, and other unique therapies to combat the disease naturally and without prescription medicines. In this accessible guide, featuring downloadable forms, you’ll be able to evaluate your own unique Ayurveda body type, and follow a customized 12-week program to balance blood sugar, including:

  • An eight-week elimination diet
  • A one-week detox
  • A three-week reintroduction of foods
  • An exercise journal, relaxation journal
  • A food/ blood-sugar journal to increase accountability
  • And delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes for each body type/constitution

Life is dynamic, always changing. Each meal, each day, provides a new opportunity to follow your body’s natural cues toward well-being. Let The Ayurveda Solution to Type 2 Diabetes be your guide to a more healthful and naturally balanced future.


About the Authors

JACKIE CHRISTENSEN PH.D. (Santa Cruz, CA) is an Ayurveda Health Consultant and owner of Practice Ayurveda. In addition to her private practice in Santa Cruz, she teach classes at Cabrillo College and Mount Madonna Institute of Ayurveda, and also serves as a faculty member for the Northern Star Academy of Holistic Studies and Kingdom College of Natural Health. Christensen previously served as a faculty member for the Global College of Natural Medicine and Vancouver Island College of Natural Wellness, where she trained students to become nutritional consultants, herbalists, and holistic health practitioners. Christensen graduated from Mount Madonna Institute of Ayurveda Master program and earned a Ph.D. in Natural Medicine from the Global College of Natural Medicine.

Christensen’s passion is integrating natural health and education to help people understand how they can improve their unique mind-body type; she believes that people can make simple changes to their diet and lifestyle to eliminate the root cause of disease and heal the body. Her goal as a holistic health provider is to reinvigorate the body and remove toxins that are blocking vital energy; aid the body in its natural course toward healing; assess the whole person, not just the symptoms and search for the underlying causes for imbalance. Christensen believes that humans are individuals and each one is influenced by a multitude of factors including diet, exercise, genetics, attitudes and spiritual beliefs. Everyone is unique and each illness reflects an issue that is exclusive to that person. She is committed to using a wide variety of healing modalities and lifestyle options to help people utilize their internal resources, begin the healing process, and strengthen the mind, body, spirit connection.

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PAT CROCKER (Ontario, Canada) is the author of 18 cookbooks and a culinary herbalist with more than 1.25 million books in print. She has been honored twice with the International Herb Association’s Professional Award, and also received the 2009 Gertrude H. Foster award from the Herb Society of America for Excellence in Herbal Literature. Her books, The Juicing Bible and The Vegan Cook’s Bible have won “Best in the World” awards from the International Gourmand Culinary Guild. The past president of both the Ontario Herbalists’ Association and Home Economics Associations, Pat actively participates in the Herb Society of America, the International Herb Association, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Cuisine Canada, and the Culinary Historians of Canada.

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“Dr. Christensen came up with a natural and effective protocol for Type 2 Diabetes. Simply follow the guidelines and get back your health.” — Dr. Manisha Kshirsagar, Ayurvedic Physician, Esthetician, author of Enchanting Beauty

“Approaches Type 2 Diabetes from a holistic view, and opens up new vistas of Ayurvedic insight for both the general reader and for the health care professional. Comprehensive and provides a wonderful how-to-do-it approach targeting the individual constitution, diet and lifestyle.” — Dr. Rucha Kelkar BAMS, PT, DPT, Director of Ayurbliss Integrated Wellness Center

“Gives you a deep understanding and inspires you to imbibe the care lessons to daily life. This book can upgrade your life, by familiarizing you with your body constitution and suited diet. This book will definitely benefit many lives!” — Dr. Ramkumar, Managing Director of Vaidyagrama Healing Village

“An inspiring and complete program to reverse this widespread disease. I recommend it to everyone interested in Ayurveda and natural medicine.” — Cynthia Copple, Ayurvedic Doctor (NAMA), MA (Ayurveda HON.), Director, Lotus Holistic Health Institute, Co-Founder Mount Madonna Institute College of Ayurveda and author of Know Your Blueprint

“Integrates effective Ayurvedic therapies for type 2 diabetes with Western approaches and research. If you have a family history of diabetes, learn how to identify early tendencies toward illness and correct them before they manifest. The clear structure of a 12-week program for each doshic type can help you regain equilibrium, with lots of good ideas for how to use food, movement, and breath as medicine to reverse or prevent this widespread disease.” — Amadea Morningstar, author of The Ayurvedic Cookbook and Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners

The Ayurveda Solution to Type 2 Diabetes:
A Clinically Proven Program to Balance Blood Sugar in 12 Weeks
June 15, 2021 ON SALE
Print ISBN: 9781630061791 / eBook ISBN: 9781630061807
Hardcover $24.99 USA / $32.99 CA
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