Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Well-Being (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 26, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 368 pages
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In each of his widely acclaimed, best-selling books, Dr. Andrew Weil has been an authoritative and companionable guide through a uniquely effective combination of traditional and nontraditional approaches to health and healthy living. Now he gives us a book about aging that is unlike any other. Drawing on the new science of biogerontology (the biology of aging) as well as on the secrets of healthy longevity — diet, activity and attitude — Dr. Weil explains that there are a myriad of things we can do to keep our bodies and minds in good working order through all phases of life. Hugely informative, practical, and uplifting, Healthy Aging is infused with the engaging candor and common sense that have made Dr. Weil our most trusted source on healthy living.

With detailed information on:

-Learning to eat right: Following the anti-inflammatory diet, Dr. Weil’s guide to the nutritional components of a healthy lifestyle

-Separating myth from fact about the would-be elixirs of life extension — herbs, hormones, and anti-aging “medicines”

-Learning exercise, breathing and stress-management techniques to benefit your mind and body

-Understanding the science behind the aging process

-Keeping record of your life lessons to share with loved ones


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User Review  - ツ Kathy Worrell - Goodreads

Ugh! It's like listening to someone read the dictionary. It would be better as a reference novel, for glancing through on specific information. Read full review

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User Review  - Pam - Goodreads

Best health book I've read in the last decade. Wish I would have come across this in my 30's, but great advice for improving/maintaining quality of life. I highly recommend all books by Andrew Weil. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
Immortality II
11
ShangriLas and Fountains of Youth
35
The Denial of Aging I
122
Jenny
149
The Ounce of Prevention
159
The Antiinflammatory Diet
171
Supplements
197
Body IV Physical Activity
217
Rest and Sleep
236
A TWELVEPOINT PROGRAM FOR HEALTHY AGING
295
Resources and Supplies
309
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About the author (2008)

Andrew Weil, M.D., a graduate of Harvard Medical School, is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona and director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at that institution. Dr. Weil produces a monthly newsletter, "Self-Healing," maintains a popular website, drweil.com, and writes a monthly column in Prevention magazine. He is a frequent guest on radio and television and lectures widely on nutrition and natural medicine. This is his tenth book.


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