Basically, Kenton has the right idea: beauty is the joy of being healthy from plenty of exercise, sound nutritional habits,...

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THE JOY OF BEAUTY

Basically, Kenton has the right idea: beauty is the joy of being healthy from plenty of exercise, sound nutritional habits, and the ability to cope with stress--plus the added lift of good personal grooming. But in trying to cover both the health aspects (Book One: The Foundation) and the grooming aspects (Book Two: Maintenance) of her subject, Kenton wanders from reasonable encouraging advice (on basic nutrition, on exercise) to opinions garnered from the far reaches of the health field: anemia, infection, and ""retention of toxic wastes"" can cause black eye circles; cellulite is ""the manifestation of the wrong kind of life style."" But ultimately it's her remedies that overwhelm: she variously endorses ""Yoga for Union,"" aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, shiatsu, foot reflexology, meditation, full breathing, water cures, fasts, therapeutic baths, and many others. Almost anyone will be better off with a general health guide (like the American Health Foundation's 1981 Book of Health)--supplemented with simpler beauty advice, as in Beverly Sassoon's Beauty for Always (p. 792).

Pub Date: Jan. 1, 1982

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Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1982