Book Review: Messages From the Body- A Guide to the Energetics of Health

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Stacie Deyglio, ND

Messages From the Body: A Guide to the Energetics of HealthMessages from the Body

Messages From the Body: A Guide to the Energetics of Health is a compendium to Dr Iva Lloyd’s The Energetics of Health, reviewed in a previous issue of NDNR. Messages From the Body provides practitioners with a guide for interpreting energetic patterns of health and disease: “Interpreting the energetic of human beings is a complex task. It involves having an understanding of energy, a desire to look at the whole person, knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology and the time to slow down the process so that you can reflect and relate the energetic of a person’s life to their health” (p 1).

Dr Lloyd’s objectives in Messages From the Body are to provide a guide for interpreting the energetic patterns of health and of disease. The book offers an outline for the evaluation and exploration of health and disease based on energetic models and principles derived from naturopathic medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and polarity therapy. Drawing from these forms of healing is a common thread based on the knowledge that the body is a commonsense energetic being and that all aspects of the body are connected to each other and to their environment.

Dr Lloyd writes: “The human body is simply a large collection of energetic molecules organized and crystallized in a pattern. The physical body has a visible form yet it is not permanent. It is constantly shifting, changing, responding to, receiving and releasing energy” (p 2). By fashioning the purpose of the text around the energy of health and the harmonious disruptions that create disease, Dr Lloyd elucidates the 2 naturopathic principles of tolle totum and vis mediatrix naturae for those who are interested in understanding more about the energetics of the human body.

Health and disease are conditions of the whole being, a whole involving the complex interaction of many elements. The harmonious processes of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the human body are vital to the prevention of and recovery from disease or disharmony.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Overview of Energy
  • Chapter 2: The Balance Between Health and Disease
  • Chapter 3: Energetic Patterns
  • Chapter 4: Energetic Assessments
  • Chapter 5: Energetic Healing
  • Appendix
  • Tables
  • Bibliography and References

Title: Messages From The Body: A Guide to the Energetics of Health
Author: Iva Lloyd, RPP, RHN, ND
Publisher: Naturopathic Publications
Available from:
Pages: 115
Style: Softcover
Copyright: 2005
MSRP: $21.95

deyglioStacie Deyglio, ND received her baccalaureate degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from the College of Mt. St. Vincent in New York. Her personal health issues paved the way to discovering naturopathic medicine in 1999. Resonating with the philosophy and principles of naturopathic medicine, Dr. Deyglio graduated from the University of Bridgeport, College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2003. As a medical student, she was involved in student government, fundraising and the generation of two successful student-run health fairs. Dr. Deyglio’s interests include relating integrative therapeutics to the health of pediatric and geriatric populations. Currently residing in Phoenix, Dr. Deyglio is an avid bookworm, and is actively creating her practice.

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