Cleanse Your Body, Reveal Your Soul
Published Aug. 11, 2020
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Yearning to provide for her clients a healing she could not find in mainstream psychiatric practice, one woman psychiatrist travels to India for an ayurvedic cleanse called panchakarma and reconnects to her soul. That story is woven through Cleanse Your Body, Reveal Your Soul in a way that gently invites readers in to transformative ways to heal what they thought could never be healed.
All of her life, Dr. Judith Eve Pentz has sought the way to return to the soul. As an integrative psychiatrist, her work is to guide others through that journey. To practice at her fullest capacity, she has always cultivated and maintained a strong connection to her inner being. It is her work to heal others.
What she didn’t know when she trekked to India for an ancient ayurvedic cleanse was that she would find a path to her own healing. As an American woman, she had become increasingly concerned about the effectiveness of mainstream methods of psychiatric interventions that dominate the conventional pharma wisdom. On a personal level, she became more strongly aware that she and many others were not thriving in the Western lifestyle in which she was immersed.
There must be a better way, she thought. It turned out she was about to embark on the most powerful quest of her life.
Her journey to India was a leap. She had experienced panchakarma with two practitioners who split their time between New Mexico and India, but now, at a crisis point in her life, she sought more depth. After giving much to her patients and people close to her for most of her life, it was time. She wanted to intensify her focus and explore parts of herself she had neglected in her many years of guiding others. To do that, she would have to journey to Nagpur, India.
Her intentions paid off. The experience changed her at the cellular level, as panchakarma intends. That is why the changes it brings are powerful, deep and sustainable. So many of us yearn to say with authority that they have been able to expand into being much more present in their lives, to experience their lives through new eyes. What panchakarma can do is create profound shifts that lead to sustainable, substantial life changes, and that’s the practical map of Cleanse Your Body, Reveal Your Soul.
Cleanse Your Body, Reveal Your Soul has broader applications because it opens readers to a life of sustainable self-care practices that have real-world relevance to daily contemporary life.
Discover A Life-Changing Detoxification and Rejuvenation Therapy
Psychiatrist Judith E. Pentz, MD, travels to Nagpur, India, to study 5000-year-old Ayurvedic Panchakarma detoxification and rejuvenation therapy in a quest to provide enhanced holistic wellness treatment for her patients.
A change at the cellular level. Part travel memoir and part spiritual guide, Cleanse Your Body and Reveal Your Soul is one woman’s transformative quest with Ayurvedic Panchakarma (a fivefold detoxification treatment involving massage, herbal therapy, and other procedures) and the profound shifts that led to some sustainable, substantial life changes. Dissatisfied with a mainstream psychiatric practice, Dr. Pentz heads to India, where she undergoes an ancient, rejuvenating cleanse.
The tools and practices of Panchakarma. Dr. Pentz’s narrative offers a compassionate and compelling path for Western audiences and the Ayurveda-curious. Complete with healing oils, Ayurvedic daily rituals, and yoga poses, she supplements her journey with tips about preventive lifestyle changes that promote sustainable well-being.
Inside, find definitions, quizzes and wisdom, as well as chapters like:
- Cellular Shift: the science behind Panchakarma and cellular change
- Food As Medicine: tips about one of the central tenets of Ayurveda, food is healing, and maintaining an Ayurvedic diet
- The Dish on Doshas: facts that illuminate concepts around the three doshas—vata, pitta, kapha—your constitutional and functional intelligenceIf you have benefited from books like Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide, The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook, Body Thrive, or Ayurveda and Panchakarma, then Cleanse Your Body and Reveal Your Soul should be your next read.