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Knowing Your Body Type

Knowing Your Body Type

Knowing your body type is essential to understanding yourself. When you find out what is actually going on inside you, you will no longer be bound by society’s notions of what you should be doing, saying, thinking, and feeling.

The seeds of disease are sown early. It would be hard to find a heart patient in his 40s who had not shown some suspicious signs in his 20s. Even 10-year-olds will already be prone either to allergies or to being chronic overweight, having high cholesterol, or peptic ulcers. By understanding body types and their specific strengths and weaknesses, you can begin to take preventive steps when they do the most good, long before overt illness appears.

Body types make prevention more specific. There is not enough personal connection being made between prevention and the individual who needs it. If you try to prevent every disease without knowing your particular predisposition, you are stabbing in the dark.

Body types make treatment more accurate once a disease appears. Generalized treatment is a hit or miss affair; it assumes that a given disease is the same in all people. But this is not true. The Ayurvedic body type can pinpoint what is happening inside each individual.

Adapted from Perfect Health: The Complete Mind/Body Guide by Deepak Chopra, M.D. (Harmony Books, 1990).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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10:21AM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:01AM PST on Feb 14, 2013

Thanks for posting

8:12AM PST on Dec 6, 2012

It is a tough economy. No doubt. And I feel great compassion for those who live with bare minimum day to day. I feel similar restrictions and have had a challenged life as well. I grew up poor and at 64 live a stringent life to keep a roof above my head. I know the feeling, so please don't think that I am blind to the billions of people who do not live a cash abundant life-style. I never have and don't. My positive side, Erica B., is just to be thankful that even while I don't own a computer, this one is available to me for time to time, and that while here if something catches my attention I can research further to find out more about it. I don't expect too much from this - other than an opportunity to keep my mind open. When new information is presented in such a none descript way, I assume that there could be a reason (other than a bribe to purchase the author's book) and that I can take another moment to find out more information - freely on the Internet. And that is what I found, and that is what I meant. There are many who cannot buy the book and live on a shoe-string budget. I am one of them and always have been. At 64 I've found that there are many things that don't take cash out of my pocket and still provide stimulating fresh thought. I enjoy this sight because for many, Deepak presents stimulating thought and concepts, even without purchasing his books. Not sure why others come here though,... It's still free to all anyway.

7:43AM PST on Dec 6, 2012

Thanks!

7:42AM PST on Dec 6, 2012

Thanks!

4:41AM PST on Dec 6, 2012

This particular article just spoke of body types, then let it fall dead in its tracks. Not to even mention the different types seemed odd to many of us. Since right after the article is an ad for Chopra's book, with a "Buy Now" button, what other conclusion can one make? I see a problem when an article gives as little info as possible, luring readers to spend their money on a book. Normally these articles tell much more, and we aren't left feeling like we were being shilled.
I don't know about any of you, but I can't even afford to give my son a present this Christmas, with the economy such as it is, so why would I want to buy that book now, when an article could help just as easily. I choose food for Christmas dinner over Deepaks book. Commercialism...BA HUMBUG!

7:48AM PST on Dec 5, 2012

Erica B. - there's nothing like a slap in the face first thing in the morning to invigorate the senses, LOL! It's obvious that our world has invented money as its exchange for goods and services, and that without money we are without those goods and services. We are dependent upon this economic structure throughout most of our globe. If you are against Deepak Chopra's ideas and his packaging of his particular presentation, then we are all 'free' to use our time elsewhere. The concept that was presented is on the Internet and is not necessarily a Chopra 'must buy' offering. My intent was to let those who have not checked out how complex this subject is to investigate a little further to see why is was presented in such a brief and undeveloped format. Some readers complain how long and time consuming articles are and they don't like all the reading and paging through to get the information. Alternatively, some readers like more insight into a subject once it's been presented. Some readers are great at critiquing the faults and imperfections from their point of view. It's all free.

3:58AM PST on Dec 5, 2012

Hello Dot. You are obviously entitled to your opinion, but honestly, I don't think you would recognize the presence of commercialism if it slapped you in the face. Care2 could not exist without commercialism, and a person like Chopra does not expend the energy to write an article for Care2 without the lure of book sales and other sources of income. Man cannot live on positive thoughts alone, and neither can Care2 ...or haven't you seen all the ads plastered on every page of this website?

6:05PM PST on Dec 4, 2012

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2:12PM PST on Dec 3, 2012

One of the most significant articles Care2 has presented: however, the readers are disappointed that it didn't go into the numerous questions and evaluations to explain how completely individual our body types are on many levels. Goldie Locks can sometimes make it too long, or sometimes make it too short, and once in a while she gets it just right for the readers. We're a tough group to satisfy it seems,... but it's worth the read and worth further investigation for the person who's a go getter.

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