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

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Harper Collins, Mar 6, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
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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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Are Powerful Tools
A Successful Encounter with
Learning to Make Healthful Food
A Matter of Weight
Conquering an Eating Disorder
Buying Food and Eating
Nothing Is Easy 100
Vegetables 234
Desserts 245
The Optimum Diet 261
Answers to Common Questions
Sources of Information Materials
Acknowledgments 295

Why I Eat Healthy 207

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Andrew Weil, M.D., a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona and director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at that institution. He is also the founder of the National Integrative Medicine Council, creator of the monthly newsletter Self-Healing, and editorial director of the "Ask Dr. Weil" website ( Dr. Weil is the author of eight books, including most recently Spontaneous Healing and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health.

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