In addition to offering a comprehensive understanding of the art of tongue diagnosis, this book includes ancient and modern healing practices based on Healing Tastes, Herbal Therapies and Dietary Protocols. The knowledge contained in this book is invaluable for supporting oneself and others on the journey to wholeness. The educational foundation of the book prepares us to really understand the meaning and use of tongue diagnosis. The ancient art of tongue diagnosis, as this book defines it, is "the science of the shape, shadings and markings of the tongue, which describe the current state of an individual's health, as well as their inherited constitution." The potential of tongue diagnosis is that it gives a non-invasive way to measure the tissue integrity of the body, especially the Agni of the digestive system or the Fire or strength of the digestive system. This can be assessed by simply observing the color and structure of the tongue, then we have a very simple way to take preventive steps to correct those imbalances, and we have a very simple feedback system, meaning the tongue's color, size, shape and shading, to let us know how successful our approach has been.
Walter 'Shantree' Kacera is an Ayurvedic Nutritionist, Therapeutic & Shamanic Herbalist, and Constitutional Iridologist with over 30 years experience in the natural healing arts. He is the founder and director of Spirit of the earth, 'The living Centre' and Living Arts Institute, an education and retreat sanctuary founded in 1983, which is dedicated to assisting people in achieving high-level wellness and spiritual fulfillment. Shantree has dedicated his life to provide an integrated preventative approach to well being, applying the healing wisdom of the East and West. He teaches internationally and lives in Canada and Costa Rica. Shantree is an Ayurvedic Educator and Live-Food Nutritionist, Therapeutic Shamanic Herbalist, and Constitutional Iridologist with over 30 years experience in the Natural Healing Arts. He is the founder and co-director of Spirit of the Earth, The Living Centre and Living Arts Institute, an Eco-Spiritual Educational Retreat & Sanctuary, founded in 1983. He uses the modalities of the Natural Healing Arts with spiritual awareness, in the healing of body, mind and spirit. Since receiving his doctorate in Nutritional Medicine and becoming a Herbal Practitioner he has written and teaches courses on Constitutional Ayurvedic Medicine, Living Nutrition and Herbal Wisdom. Presently Shantree is writing a book on 'The Healing Tastes' which will be a workbook and exploration of the healing essence of tastes on body, mind, and exploration of the healing essence of tastes on body, mind, and emotions. Through his private practice and certification courses he has empowered thousands of people on their journey to health and spiritual awareness. He has also educated and trained over thousand students in the Natural Healing Arts through his certification courses. Shantree is dedicated to providing an integrated preventative approach to well being, applying the healing wisdom of the East and West. He formulates and dispenses his own herbal preparations - HerbSpirit Botanicals. His deep spiritual connection to the Earth has drawn him to an involvement with ancient shamanic and earth wisdom practices, as well as Rain Forest preservation and studies. He now offers his services as an educator, with his wife in Costa Rica and at their home in London, Ontario. He is an internationally celebrated visionary, author, lecturer, and nutritional researcher, and world peaceworker.