Eight Weeks to Optimum Health, Revised Edition

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 12, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
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One of America's most brilliant and respected doctors gives us his famous program for improving and maintaining health—already the program of choice for hundreds of thousands.

Eight Weeks to Optimum Health focuses all of Andrew Weil's expertise in both conventional and alternative medicine on a practical week-by-week, step-by-step plan, covering diet, exercise, lifestyle, stress, and environment—all of the aspects of daily living that affect health and well-being. And he shows how his program can be tailored to the specific needs of pregnant women, senior citizens, overweight people, and those at risk for cancer, among others.

Dr. Weil has added 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 for information and supplies.

Preventive in the broadest sense, straightforward, and encouraging, Eight Weeks to Optimum Health has proved to be, and in this updated version will continue to be, an essential book.

 

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User Review  - GlennBell - LibraryThing

Dr. Weil takes a wholistic approach to health care. This book provides stories of health, recipes, suggested supplements, and changes to lifestyle. He provides an outline for improving health through eight weeks of progressive changes and experiments such as fruit or water fasts. Read full review

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The book is great however it arrived as though the pages still needed to be trimmed! I have purchased before from this site and this was not the case. Read full review

Contents

E4 An Overview of Health and Healing
17
Defying a Prognosis
25
Why Eight lS?
37
J WEEK
46
WEEK
69
Effects of Breathing Exercises
88
IO WEEK
112
WEEK SEVEN
161
Report from Michigan
191
For Those Over Age Fifty
204
For Those Over Age Seventy
213
For
221
For Pregnant W11e1 and Those Considering
229
For Those at Risk for Cancer
261
Index 793
302
Copyright

The Power of Intimacy
175

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About the author (2006)

ANDREW WEIL, M.D., is also the author of Spontaneous Healing, Eating Well for Optimum Health, and Healthy Aging. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Weil is clinical professor of medicine and director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. He writes Self Healing, a monthly newsletter, and maintains the Web site www.DrWeil.com. He lives in Arizona.


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