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8 Weeks to Optimum Health

by Andrew Weil

Now expanded and updated-the #1 New York Times bestselling book in which one of America's most brilliant doctors shares his famous program for improving and protecting your healthEight Weeks to Optimum Health lays out Dr. Andrew Weil's famous week-by-week, step-by-step plan that will keep your body's natural healing system in peak working order. It covers diet, exercise, lifestyle, stress, and environment-all aspects of daily living that affect health and well-being. This revised edition includes the most up-to-date findings on such vital subjects as cholesterol, antioxidants, trans fats, toxic residues in the food supply, soy products, and vitamins and supplements, together with a greatly enhanced source list of information and supplies. Inside you will learn how to* develop eating habits for greater health and well-being* start an effective exercise program based on walking and stretching* work with breathing patterns to decrease stress and improve energy* solve sleeping problems* eliminate toxins from your diet* minimize environmental hazards in your daily lifePlus-programs tailored to the specific needs of pregnant women, senior citizens, overweight people, and those at risk for cancer."If there is a heaven, sixtysomething Weil is headed there, but if he practices what he preaches, probably not for some time yet."- London Times "Dr. Andrew Weil is an extraordinary phenomenon."-The Washington Post

Be Fruitful

by Andrew Weil Victoria Maizes

From an internationally recognized integrative physician, a thorough guide to fertility that encompasses all aspects of female well-being to help women prepare their bodies for easy conception, pregnancy, and the delivery of healthy babies.The increase in environmental toxins, processed foods, and stress, as well as the advancing ages at which couples seek to have children, have made it more difficult for women to conceive. In Be Fruitful, Dr. Victoria Maizes, an expert on women's health and the executive director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, delivers all the information women and their partners need in order to conceive with ease and confidence, and to bear healthy children. Warm, friendly, and hands-on, Be Fruitful offers a comprehensive self-assessment to help identify any potential physical, emotional, and practical roadblocks that may interfere with conception, as well as clear and easy-to-follow dietary, supplemental, and exercise recommendations proven to increase optimal fertility. Dr. Maizes details how nutrition, mind-body practices, elimination of environmental toxins, and traditional Chinese medicine can all contribute to a successful pregnancy. Unique in its integrative approach, Be Fruitful acknowledges that wellness comes from caring for the entire person--not just the physical body--a crucial factor for the countless women trying to conceive and committed to transforming their overall health.

Consciously Female

by Andrew Weil Paula Spencer Tracy Gaudet

In this revolutionary new book, Dr. Tracy Gaudet, director of the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine, shares her remarkable vision of a new way of looking at self and wellness, which will change the way women think about their bodies, their health, and their lives. Through her own personal journey as well as her work with thousands of women as an Ob-Gyn, Dr. Gaudet knows that being able to tap into the spiritual, emotional, and cyclical realities of female life has a powerful effect on health and well-being. Yet she has found that many women are "unconscious" of the intimate connections between these realms. Now Dr. Gaudet explains to women how to reconnect their bodies and their souls, in order to become "consciously female." Using her experience in integrative medicine, which draws on the best of both alternative and conventional Western practices, she offers mind-body techniques that will give you a deeper understanding of the inner workings of your body, and access to your unique feminine wisdom. By helping you make the best possible choices to support your health and wellness, the process of becoming "consciously female" will enrich and empower your life, day to day, week to week, year to year. From the Hardcover edition.

La Curacion Espontanea

by Andrew Weil

En este libro revolucionario el distinguido doctor Weil, educado en la Universidad de Harvard, nos explica cómo funciona nuestro sistema intrínsico de curación del organismo, su conexión vital con la mente, su organización biológica, sus métodos de autodiagnósticos, y de autoreparación y regeneración. Los casos increíbles de sus propios pacientes y también los tratamientos que el doctor ha visto durante sus viajes por el mundo, constituyen una prueba irrefutable de la existencia de la curación espontánea y de su soprendente eficacia.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Daily Kabbalah

by Andrew Weil Gershon Winkler

From sorcery to animal totems, buzzard feathers to hawk spirits, talking trees to magical stones, sacred circles to healing rituals, the Kabbalah brings readers a rich body of ancient wisdom that has been long neglected and even longer misunderstood. The Kabbalah celebrates a quality of consciousness that enables one to experience magic in the ordinary, miracles in the natural course of events, and spirituality in the physical. Its roots are as old and rich as most aboriginal shamanic traditions, sharing in common with many of them the belief that all of creation is alive, from animals and plants to the sun and the moon.The uniqueness of this book lies in its selections from this rare tradition of Jewish mystery wisdom. Culled from ancient and medieval Hebraic and Aramaic sources, much of this material has been hidden in dusty archives or obscure translations. These short selected readings are intended as contemplative, inspirational, and even entertaining extracts. As short as a few lines or as long as a page, they are translated and paraphrased here to render them accessible to readers of all backgrounds and spiritual paths.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Eating Well for Optimum Health

by Andrew Weil

From one of our most trusted authorities on health and alternative health care, a comprehensive and reassuring book about food, diet, and nutrition. Building on the scientific and philosophical underpinnings of his enormous bestseller Spontaneous Healing, the body's capacity to heal itself, and presenting the kind of practical information that informed his 8 Weeks to Optimum Health, Dr. Weil now provides us with a program for improving our well-being by making informed choices about how and what we ea...

Eight Weeks to Optimum Health

by Andrew Weil

In Eight Weeks to Optimum Health, Dr. Andrew Weil translates the brilliant insights and discoveries he outlined in his acclaimed bestseller, Spontaneous Healing, into a practical plan of action: a week-by-week, step-by-step program for enhancing and protecting present and lifelong health. The Eight-Week Program sets up a foundation for healthy living that will keep your body's natural healing system in peak working order. With clearly defined and authoritatively informed recommendations, Dr. Weil explains how to ¸ Build a lifestyle that protects you from premature illness and disability ¸ Fine-tune your current eating habits so that your diet is more nutritious ¸ Walk and stretch in regimens that satisfy weekly exercise requirements ¸ Safeguard your healing system by adding four antioxidant supplements--vitamin C and E, selenium, and mixed carotenes--to your diet ¸ Incorporate five basic breathing exercises for greater relaxation and energy ¸ Benefit from visualization, overcome sleeping problems, and test and filter your water supply ¸ Make art, music, and the natural world more important parts of your life PLUS--a dozen tailored programs that address the specific needs of pregnant women, senior citizens, overweight people, and those at risk for cancer.

From Chocolate to Morphine: Everything You Need to Know About Mind-Altering Drugs (Revised and Updated)

by Andrew Weil Winifred Rosen

From coffee to marijuana to smart drugs, Dr. Weil's definitive guide to legal and illegal drugs - revised and updated for the 1990's. The authors insist that readers learn to distinguish drug use from drug abuse. As long as society continues to call all those who take disapproved substances "drug abusers," it will have an insoluble problem of enormous proportions. Real drug abusers are those in bad relationships with drugs,* whether the drugs are approved or disapproved by society, and unfortunately little can be done to help them, unless they want to change. Preventing drug abuse is a realistic goal. Two approaches are possible. One is to teach people, especially young people, how to satisfy their needs and desires without recourse to drugs. The second is to teach people how to form good relationships with drugs so that if they choose to use drugs, they will continue to be users and never become abusers.

Healthy Aging : A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being

by Andrew Weil

Andrew Weil M.D. offers information on nutrition, diet and exercise to promote graceful and healthy aging.

Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Well-being

by Andrew Weil

In each of his widely acclaimed, best-selling books, Dr. Andrew Weil has been an authoritative and companionable guide through a uniquely effective combination of traditional and nontraditional approaches to health and healthy living. Now he gives us a book about aging that is unlike any other. Drawing on the new science of biogerontology (the biology of aging) as well as on the secrets of healthy longevity -- diet, activity and attitude -- Dr. Weil explains that there are a myriad of things we can do to keep our bodies and minds in good working order through all phases of life. Hugely informative, practical, and uplifting,Healthy Agingis infused with the engaging candor and common sense that have made Dr. Weil our most trusted source on healthy living. With detailed information on: -Learning to eat right: Following the anti-inflammatory diet, Dr. Weil's guide to the nutritional components of a healthy lifestyle -Separating myth from fact about the would-be elixirs of life extension -- herbs, hormones, and anti-aging "medicines" -Learning exercise, breathing and stress-management techniques to benefit your mind and body -Understanding the science behind the aging process -Keeping record of your life lessons to share with loved ones.

The Healthy Kitchen

by Andrew Weil Rosie Daley

Two of America's most popular authorities on healthy eating and cooking join forces in this inspiring, easy-to-use cookbook. This is not a diet book. It is a lively guide to healthy cooking, day-by-day, packed with essential information and, above all, filled with enticing food. Andrew Weil, M. D. --author of the best-sellingEating Well for Optimum Health--brings to this perfect collaboration a comprehensive philosophy of nutrition grounded in science. Rosie Daley--acclaimed for her best-seller,In the Kitchen with Rosie--brings to it her innovative and highly flavorful spa cuisine. The recipes are eclectic, drawing from the healthy and delicious cooking of the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and Asia, among other cuisines. For starters, you might try Grilled Satay or a Miso Pâté; for soup, often a meal in itself, a hearty Mixed-Bean Minestrone Stew or a Roasted Winter Squash and Apple Soup with Cilantro Walnut Pesto; a special entrée could be the Savory Roasted Cornish Hens with Roasted Garlic or Baked Spicy Tofu with Bean Thread Noodles, Corn, and Mango; for a simple supper, Turkey Burgers or Portobello Burgers; and for the occasional indulgence, a dessert of Almond Fruit Tart or Peach and Blueberry Cobbler. Andy and Rosie do not always agree. When Rosie calls for chicken, Andy offers a tofu alternative; she likes the flavor of coconut milk, whereas he prefers ground nut milk; when she makes a pastry with butter, he suggests using Spectrum Spread. There are no hard-and-fast rules. Lifelong health begins in the kitchen, so this is a lifestyle book as well as a cookbook. In it you will learn from Dr. Weil: * how to make use of nutritional information in everyday cooking * what is organic . . . and how to buy organic foods * the importance of reading labels and what to look for * sensible advice about eggs, milk, cheese, salt, spicy foods, wine, coffee * the facts about sugar and artificial sweeteners . . . and from Rosie: * how to get kids involved--from skinning almonds to layering lasagna * ways to have fun in the kitchen--creating scallion firecrackers and radish rosettes * low-fat and nondairy alternatives for those with special concerns * smart menu planning--letting the seasons be your guide . . . and lots more. This revolutionary book will change forever the way you cook for yourself and your family. With 58 photographs in full color. From the Hardcover edition.

Life Is Your Best Medicine

by Andrew Weil Tieraona Low Dog

"The division between conventional and traditional medicine is as artificial as the division between science and nature. They can be woven together in a fashion that meets our physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. This is the foundation upon which integrative medicine is built." -- Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.In Life Is Your Best Medicine, Dr. Low Dog weaves together the wisdom of traditional medicine and the knowledge of modern-day medicine into an elegant message of health and self-affirmation for women of every age. This is a book that can be read cover to cover but also dipped into for inspiration or insight about a particular physical or mental health issue or remedy. We learn that, despite the widespread availability of pharmaceutical medications, advanced surgical care, and state-of-the-art medical technology, chronic illness now affects more than 50% of the American population. The evidence is overwhelmingly clear that much of the chronic disease we are confronting in the United States has its roots in the way we live our lives. Research shows that if Americans embraced a healthier lifestyle, which includes a balance between rest and exercise; wholesome nutrition; healthy weight; positive social interactions; stress management; not smoking; limited alcohol use; and no or limited exposure to toxic chemicals; then 93% of diabetes, 81% of heart attacks, 50% of strokes, and 36% of all cancers could be prevented! This means that each one of us has the power to shift the odds of being healthy in our favor. And if you do get sick, being fit gives you a much better chance for getting well. Your health has a great deal more to do with your lifestyle and a lot less to do with taking prescription drugs than most people realize. Part I. The Medicine of My Life is a personal and passionate introduction to the bookPart II. Honoring the Body includes Food, Supplements, Illness, WholenessPart III. Awakening the Senses includes Nature, Garden, MusicPart IV. Listening to Spirit includes Humor, Relationships, Play, Meditation, AnimalsEpilogue. Contentment

Life Over Cancer

by Andrew Weil Keith Block

Dr. Keith Block is at the global vanguard of innovative cancer care. As medical director of the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Evanston, Illinois, he has treated thousands of patients who have lived long, full lives beyond their original prognoses. Now he has distilled almost thirty years of experience into the first book that gives patients a systematic, research-based plan for developing the physical and emotional vitality they need to meet the demands of treatment and recovery. Based on a profound understanding of how body and mind can work together to defeat disease, this groundbreaking book offers:* Innovative approaches to conventional treatments, such as "chronotherapy"-chemotherapy timed to patients' unique circadian rhythms for enhanced effectiveness and reduced toxicity* Dietary choices that make the biochemical environment hostile to cancer growth and recurrence, and strengthen the immune system's ability to attack remaining cancer cells* Precise supplement protocols to tame treatment side effects, relieve disease-related symptoms, and modify processes like inflammation and glycemia that can fuel cancer if left untreated* A new paradigm for exercise and stress reduction that restores your strength, reduces anxiety and depression, and supports the body's own ability to heal* A complete program for remission maintenance-a proactive plan to make sure the cancer never returns. Also included are "quick-start" maps to help you find the information you need right now and many case histories that will support and inspire you. Encouraging, compassionate, and authoritative, Life over Cancer is the guide patients everywhere have been waiting for. From the Hardcover edition.

The Longevity Kitchen

by Andrew Weil Mat Edelson Rebecca Katz

A collection of 125 delicious whole-foods recipes showcasing 16 antioxidant-rich power foods, developed by wellness authority Rebecca Katz to combat and prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, inflammation, arthritis, and other conditions that plague American adults, enabling readers to live longer, healthier lives.Despite our anti-aging obsession and numerous medical advances, life spans are actually shortening because of poor lifestyle decisions. But it doesn't have to be so. Food-as-medicine pioneer Rebecca Katz harnesses the power of 16 age-busting superfoods and the latest scientific research on epicurean genetics in these recipes that prevent and address life-threatening chronic conditions. She focuses on key body systems and provides a full breakdown of the health-promoting benefits of each main ingredient in the book. With The Longevity Kitchen, readers will keep all systems running smoothly well into old age.

Salud Con La Edad: Una vida de bienestar físico y espiritual

by Andrew Weil

La curación espontánea...Salud total en 8 semanas...Eating Well for Optimum Health...The Healthy Kitchen...en cada uno de sus admirados bestsellers, el Dr. Andrew Weil combina enfoques tradicionales y no tradicionales de la vida saludable. Su nuevo libro, Salud con la edad, está basado en la creencia del Dr. Weil de que hay mucho que podemos hacer para mantener el buen funcionamiento de nuestros cuerpos y mentes en todas las fases de la vida, aunque el envejecimiento sea un proceso irreversible. Enormemente informativo, práctico y estimulante, está repleto de la simpática franqueza y del sentido común que han caracterizado todos sus libros.Salud con la edad explica cómo envejece el cuerpo y describe diversos posibles elíxires para extender la vida -hierbas, hormonas, «medicinas» anti-edad, remedios naturales-, separando los mitos de los hechos, y delineando la diferencia entre ideas falsas y posibilidades reales. También detalla una dieta fácil que protege el sistema inmunológico y ayuda al cuerpo a ser más resistente. Ofrece gran cantidad de consejos prácticos sobre ejercicios, cuidados preventivos, control del estrés, y crecimiento espiritual, todo lo cual puede ayudarle a obtener una salud óptima durante el proceso de envejecimiento.Salud con la edad -un libro para personas de cualquier edad- es, hasta la fecha, el libro más importante y de mayor alcance de Andrew Weil.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Salud total en ocho semanas

by Andrew Weil

En Salud total en ocho semanas, el Dr. Andrew Weil, uno de los médicos más brillantes y respetados de Estados Unidos, nos brinda su famoso programa para mejorar y mantener la salud --el programa preferido de cientos de miles de estadounidenses.Salud total en ocho semanas concentra toda la pericia del Dr. Weil, tanto en medicina tradicional como alternativa, en un práctico plan que aborda la dieta, el ejercicio, el estilo de vida, la tensión y el medio ámbiente --todos los aspectos de la vida diaria que afectan la salud y el bienestar. El Dr. Weil también nos muestra cómo su programa puede ajustarse a las necesidades específicas de las embarazadas, los ancianos, las personas pasadas de peso y aquéllos que están en peligro de contraer cáncer, entre otros.En esta edición actualizada, el Dr. Weil ha añadido los hallazgos más recientes acerca de temas tan cruciales como el colesterol, los antioxidantes, las transgrasas, las vitaminas y suplementos, los residuos tóxicos en los suministros alimenticios y los productos derivados de la soya, entre otros. Salud total en ocho semanas, un libro directo y alentador que promueve la prevención en el sentido más amplio de la palabra, ha demostrado ser --y lo sigue siendo en esta versión actualizada-- un título esencial.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Spontaneous Happiness

by Andrew Weil

Everyone wants to be happy. But what does that really mean? Increasingly, scientific evidence shows us that true satisfaction and well-being come only from within. Dr. Andrew Weil has proven that the best way to maintain optimum physical health is to draw on both conventional and alternative medicine. Now, in Spontaneous Happiness, he gives us the foundation for attaining and sustaining optimum emotional health. Rooted in Dr. Weil's pioneering work in integrative medicine, the book suggests a reinterpretation of the notion of happiness, discusses the limitations of the biomedical model in treating depression, and elaborates on the inseparability of body and mind. Dr. Weil offers an array of scientifically proven strategies from Eastern and Western psychology to counteract low mood and enhance contentment, comfort, resilience, serenity, and emotional balance. Drawn from psychotherapy, mindfulness training, Buddhist psychology, nutritional science, and more, these strategies include body-oriented therapies to support emotional wellness, techniques for managing stress and anxiety and changing mental habits that keep us stuck in negative patterns, and advice on developing a spiritual dimension in our lives. Lastly, Dr. Weil presents an eight-week program that can be customized according to specific needs, with short- and long-term advice on nutrition, exercise, supplements, environment, lifestyle, and much more. Whether you are struggling with depression or simply want to feel happier, Dr. Weil's revolutionary approach will shift the paradigm of emotional health and help you achieve greater contentment in your life.

Spontaneous Healing

by Andrew Weil

The body can heal itself. Spontaneous healing is not a miracle but a fact of biology--the result of the natural healing system that each one of us is born with. Drawing on fascinating case histories as well as medical techniques from around the world, Dr. Andrew Weil shows how spontaneous healing has worked to resolve life-threatening diseases, severe trauma, and chronic pain. Weil then outlines an eight-week program in which you'll discover:- The truth about spontaneous healing and how it interacts with the mind- The foods, vitamins, supplements, and tonic herbs that will help you enhance your innate healing powers- Advice on how to avoid environmental toxins and reduce stress- The strengths and weaknesses of conventional and alternative treatments- Natural methods to ameliorate common kinds of illnessesAnd much more!From the Paperback edition.

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