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

ISBN-10: 034549802X

ISBN-13: 9780345498021

Edition: N/A

Authors: Andrew Weil

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Now expanded and updated-the #1 "New York Times" bestselling book in which one of America's most brilliant doctors shares his famous program for improving and protecting your health "Eight Weeks to Optimum Health" lays out Dr. Andrew Weil's famous week-by-week, step-by-step plan that will keep your body's natural healing system in peak working order. It covers diet, exercise, lifestyle, stress, and environment-all aspects of daily living that affect health and well-being. This revised edition includes the most up-to-date findings on such vital subjects as cholesterol, antioxidants, trans fats, toxic residues in the food supply, soy products, and vitamins and supplements, together with a greatly enhanced source list of information and supplies. Inside you will learn how to - develop eating habits for greater health and well-being - start an effective exercise program based on walking and stretching - work with breathing patterns to decrease stress and improve energy - solve sleeping problems - eliminate toxins from your diet - minimize environmental hazards in your daily life Plus-programs tailored to the specific needs of pregnant women, senior citizens, overweight people, and those at risk for cancer. "If there is a heaven, sixtysomething Weil is headed there, but if he practices what he preaches, probably not for some time yet." "- London Times" "Dr. Andrew Weil is an extraordinary phenomenon." -"The Washington Post"
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List price: $17.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
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).

The Capacity to Change
People Can Change
An Overview of Health and Healing
A Healing Story: Defying a Prognosis
The Whole Picture
A Healing Story: The Spiritual Roots of Health
A Healing Story: Better Breathing
Why Eight Weeks?
The eight-week program
Week One
A Healing Story: The Value of Supplements
Week Two
A Healing Story: Seeing Better with Carrots
Week Three
A Healing Story: Effects of Breathing Exercises
Week Four
A Healing Story: Giving the Liver a Chance
Week Five
A Healing Story: The Power of Ginger
Week Six
A Healing Story: A Testimonial to Ashwagandha (and Ayurveda)
Week Seven
A Healing Story: The Power of Intimacy
Week Eight
A Healing Story: A Couple Follows the Program
A Healing Story: Mind over Back Pain
A Healing Story: Report from Michigan
A Healing Story: K.G.'s Adventure
Week Nine and Beyond
A Healing Story: Selected Elements of the Program
A Healing Story: Report from a Barber
A Healing Story: A Patient with Multiple Sclerosis
A Healing Story: Peripheral Neuropathy
The Customized Plans
For Those Over Age Fifty
For Those Over Age Seventy
For Those Under Age Twenty
For Men
For Women
For Pregnant Women (and Those Considering Pregnancy)
For Parents of Young Children
For Those Living in Big Cities
For Those Who Travel Frequently
For Those Who Are Overweight
For Those at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
For Those at Risk for Cancer
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