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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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. (Bowker Author Biography) Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Andrew Weil graduated from Harvard University. He has taught at the University of Arizona in Tucson, specializing in alternative medicine, medical botany and mind/body interactions. He is the founder of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Services. Dr. Weil is the author of several books which includes the titles "The Natural Mind" (1972), "From Chocolate to Morphine" (with Winifred Rosen, 1983), "Natural Health, Natural Medicine" (1990), "Spontaneous Healing" (1995), and "Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition" (2000). (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Andrew Weil

Eating Well for Optimum Health (2000) 790 cópias
Spontaneous Happiness (2011) 221 cópias
Health and Healing (1983) 171 cópias
Ask Dr. Weil (1998) 25 cópias
The Healthy Heart Kit (2008) 10 cópias
Andrew Weil Header (2003) 3 cópias
Healthy Sleep 1 exemplar(es)
Healthy Heart Kit 1 exemplar(es)
Real Food: The Best Diet 1 exemplar(es)
The Healthy Brain Kit 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World (2005) — Prefácio, algumas edições671 cópias
The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long-term Health (2015) — Prefácio, algumas edições147 cópias
Wizard of the Upper Amazon (1971) — Introdução, algumas edições130 cópias
Hollyhock: Garden to Table (2013) — Prefácio, algumas edições10 cópias
Waking Up the West Coast: Healers and Visionaries (2006) — Prefácio — 6 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Weil, Andrew
Nome de batismo
Weil, Andrew Thomas
Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
Vail, Arizona, USA
Harvard University
University of Arizona



Quoting from the back of the cover, Dr. Weil's own words: ". . .This recording contains eight meditations to help you access your own natural healing ability. My speaking voice is combined with music that has been created to have specific effects on the nervous system through the use of psychoacoustics. . ."
uufnn | Jun 30, 2023 |
why is it that it is so hard to accept the voice of balance and moderation? That is what Weil offers here. Good advice. Empathy. But he is also firm on one topic: We must all face growing old, we must all face dying and few (if any?) have much interest in looking in that mirror. Weil is careful to disentangle the anti-aging movement with its dreams of living forever from what can be done to live healthily and independently for as long as possible and that is not going to please everyone. Weil strikes me as unusual in his ability to walk the tightrope between the 'evidence-based' materialists and the spiritualists and dreamers. He believes also in the wisdom of experience and that there is some kind of consciousness in the universe, inexplicable and unquantifiable, underlying everything. Not religious, not affiliated with any particular faith, just there to be drawn from if you so choose. The physical goal is to do everything you possibly can to help your body function well as long as it can -- that means eating thoughtfully, exercising, and using your brain in ways that encourage health and discourage decay. The people to envy are the ones who live into their eighties or further in perfect health and die within a few weeks. Lots of low-key practical advice -- if anything grabs the reader there is the internet for follow-up. I've put off reading this for years, thinking, ugh. I'm reading it at the right moment for me. I'm 63 and in the last two years, yes, I am feeling changes of all kinds and I'm ready to deal. Thank you, Andrew!… (mais)
Tauhara_Centre | outras 5 resenhas | May 8, 2023 |
Nice intro to breathing techniques and meditation. I particularly enjoyed the segments with Andrew Weil and his mellifluous voice. The meditation sections were familiar territory, but the stimulating breath and relaxing breath were new to me, and the presentation about breathing was really interesting.
I had to laugh at the musical interludes marking the beginning and end of sections. I think it was supposed to sound like people taking refreshing breaths, accompanied by music, but to me it sounded like people having refreshing sex, accompanied by music.
This was my first Andrew Weil book, and he seems like a righteous dude. I'll have to check out more of his stuff.
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Harks | Dec 17, 2022 |
This was an interesting book and I learned a lot about how our bodies work, use nutrients, what the aging mechanism is, etc. He makes a lot of sense. In fact, he explained a test my mother-in-law just had done and I'm hoping she will listen to it. I am also glad the author was the one reading the book, as he seemed to be explaining rather than reading. I will read more of his books.
Wren73 | outras 5 resenhas | Mar 4, 2022 |



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