Eight weeks to optimum health A proven program for taking full advantage of your body's natural healing power

Andrew Weil

Book - 2006

Presents a program for improving and maintaining health, illuminating ways to optimize individual healing power, covering such areas as diet, exercise, lifestyle, stress, environment, supplements, and other factors that influence health.

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Published
New York : Knopf 2006.
Edition
Rev. ed
Language
English
Item Description
"New edition, expanded and updated"--Cover.
Physical Description
vi, 306 p. ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-292) and index.
ISBN
0307264920
9780307264923
Main Author
Andrew Weil (-)
  • ch. 1. People can change
  • ch. 2. Overview of health and healing
  • Healing story: defying a prognosis
  • ch. 3. Whole picture
  • Healing story: the spiritual roots of health
  • Healing story: better breathing
  • ch. 4. Why eight weeks?
  • ch. 5. Week one
  • Healing story: the value of supplements
  • ch. 6. Week two
  • Healing story: seeing better with carrots
  • ch. 7. Week three
  • Healing story: effects of breathing exercises
  • ch. 8. Week four
  • Healing story: giving the liver a chance
  • ch. 9. Week five
  • Healing story: the power of ginger
  • ch. 10. Week six
  • Healing story: a testimonial to Ashwagandha (and Ayurveda)
  • ch. 11. Week seven
  • Healing story: the power of intimacy
  • ch.12. Week eight
  • Healing story: a couple follow the program
  • Healing story: mind over back pain
  • Healing story: report from Michigan
  • Healing story: K.G.'s adventure
  • ch. 13. Week nine and beyond
  • Healing story: selected elements of the program
  • Healing story: report from a barber
  • Healing story: a patient with multiple sclerosis
  • Healing story: peripheral neuropathy
  • ch. 14. For those over age fifty
  • ch. 15. For those over age seventy
  • ch. 15. For those under age twenty
  • ch. 17. For men
  • ch. 18. For women
  • ch. 19. For pregnant women (and those considering pregnancy)
  • ch. 20. For parents of young children
  • ch. 21. For those living in big cities
  • ch. 22. For those who travel frequently
  • ch. 23. For those who are overweight
  • ch. 24. For those at risk for cardiovascular disease
  • ch. 25. For those at risk for cancer.
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Stayin' alive: Weil updates his 1997 classic. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

In an expanded and updated edition of the best-selling guide, the author of Spontaneous Healing presents a definitive program for improving and maintaining health, illuminating ways in which we can optimize individual healing power, covering such areas as diet, exercise, lifestyle, stress, environment, supplements, and other factors that influence health. 75,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Presents a program for improving and maintaining health, illuminating ways to optimize individual healing power, covering such areas as diet, exercise, lifestyle, stress, environment, supplements, and other factors that influence health.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

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.