Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction by Deepak Chopra, MD. …………………………………………………….6
Prologue: Reviving the Lost Art of Self-Repair ……………………………………..9
Body Renewal
Chapter 1: The Roots of Healing in a Song …………………………………………….15
Chapter 2: Self-Interaction and the Physics of Self-Repair ………………………….21
Chapter 3: The Structure of Pure Intelligence …………………………………………25
Chapter 4: The Illusion and Reality of Self-Repair ……………………………………29
Invoking Your Body’s Repair Response
Chapter 5: The Secrets of Extreme Longevity………………………………………….35
Chapter 6: Mastering the Mind-Body Connection ……………………………………..43
Chapter 7: Homeland Security and your Immune System …………………………..49
Chapter 8: Listening to Your Body’s Song ………………………………………………53
The Pillars of Self-Repair
Chapter 9: Tonics You Perform Instead of Swallow …………………………………..61
Chapter 10: The Rhythms of Life ………………………………………………………..65
Chapter 11: A Good Night’s Sleep: Nature’s Soft Nurse …………………………….69
Chapter 12: Rhythm and Silence in the Body’s Song ………………………………..75
Chapter 13: Getting Serious about Playing …………………………………………….81
Chapter 14: Patañjali’s Song of Yoga…………………………………………………….89
Chapter 15: Breathing and Prànayàma …………………………………………………95
Nutrition for Self-Repair
Chapter 16: Tending the Digestive Fire …………………………………………………99
Chapter 17: The Sensitive Belly: Disorders of GI Motility:  …………………………105
Chapter 18: Oxidation, Aging and Rust ………………………………………………..109
Chapter 19: Effortless Elimination: The Thatched Hut Diet …………………………113
Chapter 20: Staying in Slim Mode ………………………………………………………119
Chapter 21: Home Cookin’ for a Busy Lifestyle ……………………………………….139
Chapter 22: Your Bag of Supplements …………………………………………………143
Dodging the Deadliest Bullets:
Cancer, Heart Disease and the Brain
Chapter 23: Cancer: A Bug in the Software …………………………………………..153
Chapter 24: Taking Care of Your Heart  ………………………………………………..157
Chapter 25: Treating Hypertension without Drugs …………………………………..165
Chapter 26: Insulin Resistance and the Royal Hormone …………………………….169
Chapter 27: Maintaining Brain Fitness …………………………………………………175
When the Flesh is Weak
Chapter 28: ‘Dem Bones, ‘Dem Dry Bones: Osteoporosis ………………………….185
Chapter 29: Degenerative Arthritis ……………………………………………………..191
Chapter 30: Radiance: The Key to Beautiful Skin …………………………………….199
Chapter 31: Disorders of the Pelvic Diaphragm ……………………………………….205
Chapter 32: Menstruation after the Easy Years ……………………………………….217
When the Spirit is Willing
Chapter 33: The Unexpected Joys of Menopause …………………………………….231
Chapter 34: Restoring Passion to the Bedroom ……………………………………….237
Chapter 35: Epilogue: Living Immortality in Daily Life ………………………………249
Appendices
Appendix 1: The Three Dosha Principle for a Balanced Physiology ………………..253
Appendix 2: A Practical Test of Your Dosha Imbalances ……………………………..255
Appendix 3: Applying the Three Dosha Principle for Self-Repair …………………..258
Appendix 4: The Metabolic Fires and Formation of Tissues …………………………261
Appendix 5: Recipes for Improving Digestion …………………………………………264
Appendix 6: A Three Step Home Purification Program ………………………………268
Appendix 7: Seasonal Routines ………………………………………………………….271
Appendix 8: Resources ……………………………………………………………………274