Spontaneous Healing: How to Discover and Enhance Your Body's Natural Ability to Maintain and Heal Itself

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Knopf, 1995 - Health & Fitness - 309 pages
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" Memorable...Dr. Weil makes his case carefully and clearly."
--The "New York Times Book Review"
" This book is destined to become a classic."
--Joan Borysenko, author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
Drawing on fascinating case histories from his own practice as well as medical techniques he has observed in his travels around the world, Dr. Weil shows how the mechanisms of self-diagnosis and self-regeneration have worked to resolve life-threatening diseases, severe trauma, and chronic pain. But spontaneous healing is also the essential element in the maintenance of our basic daily health. The book outlines an eight-week program that each of us can use to alter our diet, avoid environmental toxins, and reduce stress in order to enhance our innate healing powers.
The best medicine does not merely combat germs or suppress symptoms, but rather works hand in hand with the body's natural defenses to manage illness. Building on this fundamental truth and tapping into the intricate interaction of mind and body, Dr. Weil arrives at a major new synthesis of conventional and alternative medical treatments. At once practical and inspirational, Spontaneous Healing gives each one of us the power and the wisdom to draw on the sources of health we hold within.

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good overview of healthy lifestyle practices - Goodreads
Very practical and sensible advice. - Goodreads
It is easy to read and has many stories. - Goodreads

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Although I skimmed through part of it, this book offers very specific and grounded answers to almost all physical ailments. Read full review

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User Review  - CathyD - Goodreads

It's pretty helpful. If you can't get to a doctor but you can get to a grocery store, Dr. Weil can fix it if it's not a burst appendix or broken bone. Some of the content of the book is a little nutty ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Andrew Weil, one of America's best known advocates of alternative medicine and holistic healing, attended Harvard Medical School. He has worked for the National Institute of Mental Health and the Harvard Botanical Museum. He is the founder of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center and Associate Director of the Division of Social Perspectives in Medicine, University of Arizona. Weil's books include Spontaneous Healing and Natural Health and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health and Wisdom of Failure: How to Learn the Tough Leadership Lessons Without Paying the Price -which made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

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