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Asian Health Secrets: The Complete Guide to Asian Herbal Medicine
by Letha Hadady

Three Rivers Press, 1998
ISBN: 0609801058
Health, Mind & Body, 512 pages
Trade paperback, $18.00

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A complete introduction to herbal medicine for the novice and an authoritative reference for the expert. Asian Health Secrets offers practical advice on how to use a variety of herbs, teas, extracts, and pills as safe and inexpensive alternatives or complements to Western treatments. In this informative guide to herbal medicine, Letha Hadady presents simple yet thorough diagnostic methods that will allow readers to evaluate their well-being to prevent illness, boost immune strength, and promote health. Through case studies and step-by-step instructions, Hadady reveals ancient cures for a variety of ailments that were, for centuries, known only to Eastern healers.

Asian Health Secrets is a Washington Post and One Spirit book club bestseller. The book has a foreword by H.H. the Dalai Lama. This modern classic in alternative medicine has been widely praised as a "concise, well-written, easily understood explanation of Asian theories about our health."


Letha Hadady

LETHA HADADY is a native of New Mexico who has a master's degree from the University of Paris and has practiced traditional medicine in Asia. She stars in Asian Health Secrets, an informative and entertaining Winstar video shot in New York's Chinatown. Newsday has called Letha "The best-known blonde in Chinatown." 

Hadady appears regularly on radio, television, and the Internet, and in national print magazines such as Healthy Living. Recent appearances include Cablevision's Metro Holistic, "Chinese herbs for endurance"; NBC's Today Show, "Chinese cold and flu remedies"; and Donny and Marie. Other guest appearances have included CNN's “Burden of Proof,” ABC's “The View,” NBC's “Extra” and B. Smith “With Style.” As B. Smith says, "Letha makes Chinese medicine easy to use."

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