Letha Hadady, D.Ac., is the author of Asian Health Secrets: The Complete Guide to Asian Herbal Medicine (Three Rivers Press: 1996 with a foreword by HH the Dalai Lama); Personal Renewal: Your Guide to Vitality, Allure, and a Joyful Life (iUniverse: 2008 with a foreword by Dr. Bernard Jensen); Healthy Beauty (iUniverse: 2007) and Feed Your Tiger: The Asian Secret to Permanent Weight Loss (iUniverse: 2009). An alternative health expert, trained in acupuncture and medicinal herbs in the United States and Asia, she is health columnist for Heal India magazine, Delhi, India and New Living magazine, New York. Letha's multilingual website is www.asianhealthsecrets.com.
Newsday, L.A. Times/Washington Post Syndicate has called Letha Hadady, "The best known blonde in Chinatown." The San Francisco Chronicle wrote, "Letha Hadady, one of the nation's leading experts on natural Chinese remedies, is leading a quiet lady-like revolution to bring herbal medicines from the Far East and elsewhere into everyday use." Author Gary Null has called Letha "the best herbalist in the United States." She is adjunct faculty for New York Open Center, The Renfield Center for Nursing Education, Beth Israel Medical Center, and The Academy of Healing Nutrition in New York, and she leads workshops on Breast Health, Bone Health, Weight Loss, Aging, and Natural Approaches to Preventing Depression and Chronic Pain. Letha has lectured at "Botanical Medicine in Modern Clinical Practice" Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; NY Medical College, White Plains; St. Vincent's Hospital; and Staten Island University Hospital.
Letha has been featured on many national television programs, including Barbara Walters' The View, NBC's Today Show, Extra! The Learning Channel, The Food Network, WFLA, WUSA, CNN and ARTE (European television.) Raised in New Mexico, Letha sang opera in Europe, and has a Masters in psychology from the University of Paris. She is nationally certified in acupuncture (NCCAOM) after studying at Tri-State Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, New York and the Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian in Shanghai.
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