Eight Weeks to Optimum Health: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body's Natural Healing Power

Eight Weeks to Optimum Health: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body's Natural Healing Power

by Andrew Weil
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Eight Weeks to Optimum Health: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body's Natural Healing Power 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679447153
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/1997
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.57(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

Andrew Weil, M.D., has worked for the National Institute of Mental Health and for fifteen years was a Research Associate in Ethnopharmacology at the Harvard Botanical Museum. He has traveled extensively throughout the world collecting information about the medicinal properties of plants, altered states of consciousness, and healing. He has written for the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Nature, The New England Journal of Medicine and other national publications. He is under constant demand to lecture and appear on radio and television. He is currently Associate Director of the Division of Social Perspectives in Medicine, and Director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he practices natural and preventive medicine. Eight Weeks to Optimum Health is his seventh book.


From the Hardcover edition.

Hometown:

Tucson, Arizona

Date of Birth:

June 8, 1942

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Education:

B.A. in Biology, Harvard University, 1964; M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1968

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Eight Weeks to Optimum Health: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body's Natural Healing Power 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Andrew is himself overweight, how can he advocate health, he knows nothing about the most important key to good health, water and lacks the knowledge of the bodies daily needs. He obviously still practices allopathic medicine which has a dismal track record and needs to spend a few years studying the causes of diseases and the proven cures of naturopathic medicine which has no failure rate. It would not surprise me if he dies of diabetes or heart failure judging by the size of his own overweight body. Just like Robert Atkins he will not survive his own medicines and should not be allowed to tell others how to get into a state of homeostasis when he himself is suffering obesity
Guest More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book! It really helped me, and I could read it over and over again and always catch new things. It has a lot of interesting health tips.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Again, Dr. Weil has proven himself an EXPERT in the field of health and nutrition. Well done! I loved it from start to finish and highly recommend it to anyone looking to make positive lifestyle changes in order to improve their quality of life by making the right choices over a period of time rather than trying to cram it all in at once. I don't know what book Ms. Sabrina Miller read, but it could not have been one of Dr. Weil's books. Clueless, truly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I felt my energy increasing by day. I've needed less sleep, have increased positive thought, and am happier and healthier. Easy to read, clear, and amazing. TRY IT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think your book is great, and it helped me a lot i was sofering from depression,and alcohol, for cause of my separetion with my exwife, and now i have a different way of seeing life , mother natural and all my surrandigs, i really thank you for this book. it will be a great idea if you publish this book in spanish you will really help a lot of people. I could even help you. bye
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is extremely helpful if you are interested in learning *how* to implement changes to improve your health. When broken down into 8 weeks, adding a little more change each week, the process of health improvement is much easier! My husband and I have both read the book and are enjoying our lives a lot more, thanks to the massive improvement in our energy levels, and we both feel a lot better about how our bodies look. The book is very readable, and we are looking forward to picking up Dr. Weil's newest book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must read if you are looking for Optimum Health.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dr. Weil is on the money. This is a must-have book for everyone.