Why Our Health Matters: A Vision of Medicine That Can Transform Our Future

Why Our Health Matters: A Vision of Medicine That Can Transform Our Future

by Andrew Weil
     
 

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A landmark book that shows us exactly how we have let health and medicine become a crisis in our society and what we can all do to resolve it.

Healthcare is no longer just a public issue; for millions of Americans it is now a crisis on their own doorstep. Cost of medical care today are a leading cause of personal bankruptcy. Although policy makers have weighed in

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A landmark book that shows us exactly how we have let health and medicine become a crisis in our society and what we can all do to resolve it.

Healthcare is no longer just a public issue; for millions of Americans it is now a crisis on their own doorstep. Cost of medical care today are a leading cause of personal bankruptcy. Although policy makers have weighed in on all sides, in this book, bestselling author Andrew Weil, M.D., identifies the root of the problem. He shows us exactly how we have become embroiled in the present situation and provides a solution that will not only make healthcare affordable, but will also put each one of us on the road to optimum health.

Dr. Weil states that we have a right to good healthcare that is effective, accessible, and affordable. Many Americans would be surprised to know that our national health is far from the best in the world, even though we spend more money on it than any other country. The World Health Organization recently...

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Library Journal
Five-time No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Weil (www.drweil.com), M.D., presents seemingly simple solutions for fixing America's ailing health-care system while simultaneously improving the health of all Americans. He addresses misconceptions about health and medicine, speaks to "toxic trends we must reverse," and prescribes for the medical community a proactive approach involving the promotion of a holistic, integrative approach to health and discouragement of the consumption of processed foods. Well read by the author, this engaging audio will appeal to Weil's many fans and those who appreciate the type of practical straight talk dispensed by the likes of Mehmet Oz and Sanjay Gupta.—Nicole A. Cooke, Montclair State Univ. Lib., NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594630668
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/08/2009
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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