Integrative Wellness Rules: A Simple Guide to Healthy Living

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      Have you ever found that you needed to change things in your life, but for some reason life kept getting in the way? Integrative Wellness Rules will help you get around that obstacle. In the age of conflicting advice on health, this book provides quick and easy health tips for individuals who are on the run but still need strategies to better manage their fast-paced lives. Join Dr. Jim Nicolai, the medical director of the Andrew Weil, M.D., Integrative Wellness Program at Miraval ...

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Overview

      Have you ever found that you needed to change things in your life, but for some reason life kept getting in the way? Integrative Wellness Rules will help you get around that obstacle. In the age of conflicting advice on health, this book provides quick and easy health tips for individuals who are on the run but still need strategies to better manage their fast-paced lives. Join Dr. Jim Nicolai, the medical director of the Andrew Weil, M.D., Integrative Wellness Program at Miraval Spa and Resort, as he shares with you the insights and strategies he has collected along the way to optimize health and create wellness.

      With a style that is clear, concise, and entertaining, Dr. Jim will provide you with the keys to healthier living in a way that is profoundly simple and yet simply profound. He will teach you how to eat better, choose the vitamins and supplements that are best for you, manage stress more effectively, and get in touch with your spiritual side. Dr. Jim will call you to action with his pearls of wit, wisdom, and humor, and motivate you by providing real-world clarity on which health strategies to add within your already busy life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401940478
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/2/2013
  • Pages: 247
  • Sales rank: 946,891
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

      James P. Nicolai, M.D., is the Medical Director of the Andrew Weil, M.D., Integrative Wellness Program at Miraval, the first interactive, integrative wellness program of its kind at a destination spa resort. He is a board-certified family practitioner and a graduate of the Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona in Tucson, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil. Dr. Nicolai‚Äôs expertise is in combining conventional medicine with the intelligent use of complementary and alternative therapies, including herbs and other botanicals, vitamins and supplements, nutritional counseling, lifestyle management, and stress reduction.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Andrew Weil ix

Preface xi

Introduction xv

Check in and Discover

Decide to Change 3

Dream Big 5

Know Your Obstacles 9

Set Health Goals 13

Create Positive Rituals 17

Keep a Journal 19

Success and Motivation

Be Extraordinary 25

Do Hard Things First 27

The Law of Threes 31

The Map and the Mind-Set 35

Be Proactive 39

Role Models and Archetypes 41

Pick a Partner 45

Take a Day Off 47

What to Do on Vacation 51

Accessing Your Spirituality

Follow Your Heart 57

Listen to the Whisper 63

Believe in Magic 65

Give the Day to God 69

Get into Nature 73

Give to Live 77

Your Emotional Health and Stress Management

Breathe 87

Go for a Breathwalk 93

Watch Your Focus 97

Describe, Investigate, and Evaluate 103

Swing and a Prayer 107

Laugh Often 113

Find a Friend in a Pet 115

Turn on Some Tunes 119

Implementing Sensible Nutrition Strategies

Eat Right 125

Use Olive Oil Abundantly 129

Eat a Rainbow 131

Develop a Taste for Tea 133

My Favorite Breakfast 137

Lay Off the Processed Stuff 141

Practice Hari Hachi Bu 143

"Bate, Bate Chocolate" 145

Drink More Water 149

Optimizing Vitamins, Supplements, and Herbs

Optimize Your Vitamin D 155

Take a Good Daily Multivitamin-Mineral Supplement 159

Get More Omega-3s 163

The Magic of Tulsi 167

Learn More about 'Shrooms 171

Managing Your Physical Body

Walk the Dog 177

Move Your Body Every Day 179

High-Intensity Interval Training 181

Strength Training 185

Know Your Trigger Points 191

My Typical Day 195

Afterword 203

Appendixes

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet 207

Dietary Supplements 215

A Note on Integrative Medicine 219

Suggested Reading, Resources, and Products 223

Endnotes 231

Acknowledgments 243

About the Author 247

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