Eating Well for Optimum Health The Essential Guide to Bringing Health and Pleasure Back to Eating

ISBN-10: 0060959584

ISBN-13: 9780060959586

Edition: 2000

Authors: Andrew Weil
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Description: At last, a book about eating (and eating well) or health -- from Andrew Weil, the brilliantly innovative and greatly respected doctor who has been instrumental in transforming the way Americans think about health. Now Dr. Weil -- whose nationwide bestsellers Spontaneous Healing and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health have made us aware of the body's capacitiy to heal itself -- provides us with a program for improving our well-being by making informed choices about how and what we eat. Dr. Weil makes clear how an optimal diet can both supply the basic needs of the body and fortify the body's defenses and mechanisms of healing. And he always stresses that good food -- and the good feeling it engenders at the table -- is not only a delight but also necessary to our well being so that eating for health means enjoyable eating. Eating Well for Optimum Health is a hugely practical and inspiring book about food, diet and nutrition that stands to change -- for the better and the healthier -- our most fundamental ideas about eating.

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 3/6/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Andrew Weil graduated from Harvard University. He has taught at the University of Arizona in Tucson, specializing in alternative medicine, medical botany and mind/body interactions. He is the founder of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Services. Dr. Weil is the author of several books which includes the titles "The Natural Mind" (1972), "From Chocolate to Morphine" (with Winifred Rosen, 1983), "Natural Health, Natural Medicine" (1990), "Spontaneous Healing" (1995), and "Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition" (2000).

Introduction
The Principles of Eating Well
A Healing Story: From French Fries to Kale
A Healing Story: The Knife and Fork Are Powerful Tools
The Basics of Human Nutrition
The Macronutrients: An Overview
Carbohydrates Revisited: Staff of Life or Stuff of Sickness?
Fat Revisited: The Best Part of Food or the Worst?
Protein Revisited: How Much Is Enough?
The Micronutrients
A Healing Story: A Successful Encounter with Integrative Medicine
A Healing Story: Overcoming Allergies
The Worst Diet in the World
A Healing Story: Learning to Make Healthful Food
The Best Diet in the World
A Healing Story: A Healthy Civic Leader
A Healing Story: I Gave Up Fast Food
A Matter of Weight
A Healing Story: Conquering an Eating Disorder
Buying Food and Eating Out (With a Word About Vibrations)
A Healing Story: Nothing Is Easy
An Alchemist in the Kitchen
A Healing Story: Why I Eat Healthy
The Recipes
Soups
Salads
Appetizers
Fish
Vegetables
Pasta, Rice, Potatoes
Desserts
The Optimum Diet
Dietary Recommendations for Common Health Concerns
Answers to Common Questions About Food and Nutrition
The Possibility of Surviving Without Eating
Sources of Information, Materials, and Supplies
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
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