When I first heard about Ayurveda on the Dr. Oz show, this was the first book I purchased to help me understand it better. It is a thorough and condensed overview of “the science and art of life,” the definition of the Sanskrit term, Ayurveda. Dr. Lad is a renown Indian practitioner and professor of Ayurvedic Medicine and was responsible for the establishment of the first full-time program of study here in the states. While his book lacks some of the inspiration and metaphysics that Dr. Chopra provides in “Perfect Health,” “The Science of Self-Healing” serves as a quick read and reference guide that will get you spitting out words like “Vata,” “Pitta,” and “Kapha” in no time. And it includes numerous illustrations to help you easily grasp the concepts.