Reviews

Easy to read …
"I found Deborah's book, Your Personal Tuning Fork - The Endocrine System easy to read and full of solutions to everyday symptoms. I recommend it as ready reference and daily tuning guide towards greater well-being. As a professional, I use and share techniques from this book with clients towards becoming their own health-master." Jennifer Kallas(RZT, BRT, EFT, TFH) | Alternative Health Therapist  
Enlightening …
"Your Personal Tuning Fork: The Endocrine System is an enlightening, unique approach to the root causes of some of our most common health issues. Endocrine problems are often treated purely on a physical and medical level, but many people like myself find that it is not the magic solution they hoped for. In a clear, practical style, Bates shows us how to regain the power to nurture our own bodies by connecting the physical with the vast potential of the emotional and energetic realms. Truly fascinating and empowering!" Jules Watson author of 'The Raven Queen'  
Already and improvement in my health …
"I can already sense an improvement to my health! I thoroughly enjoyed reading Your Personal Tuning Fork: The Endocrine System. This book was both interesting and informative. I am keen to begin using the many methods suggested throughout the book. Even though I am relatively healthy I could relate to the information and will find using the exercises most beneficial to sustainable health. I can already sense an improvement to my health! Thank you Deborah for writing such an informative and useful book and I am sure it will bring much health and happiness to many." Joylina Goodings Author of Your Angel Journey  
Best money spent …
"Best money I've spent this year on books! As a health practitioner and counsellor this is isn't my normal kind of book purchase. I am super impressed with Deborah K Bates message – I've already begun adapting the suggestions to my clients and I've personally gained an increase in overall well-being. This is confirmed as fat loss (not water or muscle) as I have access to a DEXA body composition scanner. As the writer points out, the feeling of lightness is a refreshing one. Perhaps this is what the writer really means by OMG. It's easy to read, and the perfect daily reference guide. I'd make it compulsory reading for my business associates and those they advise as well as my clients and friends." Reflexologist  

Great info …
“I have a copy of your book & love it! Great info there. Hoping you'll be putting out a follow up!" Deborah Engisch Platt
Fantastic read …
"Thanking you for the insight. Fantastic read and I came away with greater knowledge in a field which is unknown to most of us. I completely recommend this book as a staple in your library." David
Given me hope …
"Thank you so much for writing this wonderful book - it has given me hope that there is somebody out there who understands and that a lot of my difficulties have an answer." Happy Reader
Every page is awesome…
"Deborah I love your book so much, every page is awesome, I want another 4 copies." Sandra
I wish I had done it 10 years ago...
"Deborah, of course, covers many more holistic approaches that improve body and mind in her book but I think trying to incorporate some of the herbs and foods would make a giant leap into longevity. I found this very helpful; I wish I had done it 10 years ago..." K. Dietrich
Can’t thank her enough…
"Many books have not done as much as what Deborah has done...can’t thank her enough." L. Hallowes
Exceptional!
"Exceptional! Information was great..." B. Ward
Learnt a lot …
"Learnt a lot and will be putting it into daily practice..." S. Claydon
Realised so much …
"I realised so much about myself..." W. McCosh
Can’t put it down …
"I can't put this book down. I started reading and before I knew it I was into my first hour..." Sandy

Given me hope …
"Thank you so much for writing this wonderful book - it has given me hope that there is somebody out there who understands and that a lot of my difficulties have an answer."
Cannot put it down …
"I bought a copy of Your Personal Tuning Fork at Deborah's launch on Saturday. I've read so many books on this subject and it has been over my head. This book I cannot put down!”
Kudos …
"Kudos to Deborah K Bates for approaching a health book that talks about sustainable health and that health should not be a goal to be reached but an every present way of living. I recommend this book to whomever wants to live a longer, more healthy life and is ready to commit to changing the way they eat." Another happy reader
Shown me how to lead a happier life …
"I have learned so much about my body, health and how to stay on top of it. I can't put it down - what a great and easy read! Deborah Bates and her book Your Personal Tuning Fork have shown me how to lead a happier, healthier life." Cailyn
Many books have not done what this book has …
"Exceptional! Information! Many books have not done as much as what Deborah K Bates and her book Your Personal Tuning Fork have done." Queenbees88
Learnt a lot ...
"Truly fabulous, thank you Deborah I have learnt a lot and will be putting it into daily practice...I realised so much about myself..." Creations by Charlotte  
Very impressed …
"I have finished Deborah's book - Your personal tuning fork - The Endocrine system. I was very impressed with the holistic approach that Deborah applied to the writing of her book, she is obviously very knowledgeable and passionate about this topic and I am sure a very effective healer to many people. I guess she has also spent quite a bit of time talking to you about the health of all the systems in the body but in particular the Endocrine system as each gland plays such an important role in various hormone productions but how they also rely on each other for healthy function. For my own reference I have created a one page chart to help me boost all of the 8/9 endocrine glands as Deborah states that results can be noticed very quickly when we start to introduce the "Herbs and foods for a healthy endocrine" which form part of the last chapter of the book.” C. Chambers   
Fascinated …
"I started reading this book and just couldn't put it down. It was so well written and so easy to read. I was fascinated with Deborah K Bates approach and the information on how to live holistically and the unique connection between the endocrine system and the subtle energies such as the aura and chakras. She demonstrates well, the individual glands and related hormones in layman terms and true to the blurb, took me on a tour of the body which included other relationships such as the immune system, muscular, digestive and so on. I had not thought much about the endocrine system in the past but having experienced problems with my pituitary gland I can see now how it affects happiness and is affected by stress and other factors. I have already begun applying the techniques suggested in this book - Your Personal Tuning Fork the endocrine system - and already noticing changes. The symptom repertory, illustrations, self-care tips and tests made it easier. I even learnt how to test an imbalance in the chakras, cleanse and aura and test for an under active thyroid and pituitary gland! The daily health plan is something I refer to every day. Thank you Deborah." KS  

 

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