In his #1 New York Times bestseller Spontaneous Healing, Dr. Andrew Weil opened our eyes to the body's wondrous ability to naturally heal itself. And after the tremendous response he received from countless readers, he launched the website "Ask Dr. Weil (www.drweil.com)," which is a top-rated program on the Internet. Now, in this easy-to-use book, Dr. Weil tells you everything you need to know about vitamins, minerals, and herbs.
In VITAMINS AND MINERALS Dr. Weil addresses questions such as:
How good are multivitamins?
Does B-12 really boost energy?
Which herbs will improve my sex life?
What is Dr. Weil's antioxidant cocktail?
Does echinacea fight colds?
And many more!
Whether you are eager to learn about the best path to recovery from illness or just looking to improve your overall well-being, Dr. Weil's expert advice will gently guide you toward the healthier, fuller life you deserve.
About the Author
Andrew Weil, MD, is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing-oriented approach to health care that encompasses body, mind, and spirit. His newest book, Fast Food, Good Food, was released in 2015. Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, Dr. Weil is the founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, where he is also a clinical professor of medicine and a professor of public health, as well as the Lovell-Jones Endowed Chair of Integrative Rheumatology. Dr. Weil received both his medical degree and his undergraduate AB degree in biology (botany) from Harvard University. Dr. Weil is a New York Times bestselling author and internationally recognized expert for his views on leading a healthy lifestyle, his philosophy of healthy aging, and his critique of the future of medicine and health care. Approximately ten million copies of Dr. Weil's books have been sold, including Spontaneous Healing, 8 Weeks to Optimum Health, Eating Well for Optimum Health, The Healthy Kitchen, Healthy Aging, and Why Our Health Matters. He is the editorial director of DrWeil.com, the leading Web resource for healthy living based on the philosophy of integrative medicine.
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
Read an Excerpt
You've taken the first step toward optimum health. This book will give you more information about my philosophy along with answers to some questions I am asked most frequently.
I wrote Spontaneous Healing and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health because I wanted to call attention to the innate, intrinsic nature of the healing process. I've always believed that the body can heal itself if you give it a chance. Why? Because it has a healing system. If you're feeling well, it's important to know about this system so that you can enhance your well-being. If you are ill, you'll also want to know about it because it is your best hope of recovery.
To maintain optimum health requires commitment. This bookand the others in the seriescan give you much of the basic information you need about diet, supplements, common illnesses, natural remedies, and healthy living.
All of these questions originated on "Ask Dr. Weil," my program on the World Wide Web. If you still have questions, come visit the clinic at www.drweil.com.