Eating Well for Optimum Health by Andrew Weil MD
The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition

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From one of our most trusted authorities on health and alternative health care, a comprehensive and reassuring book about food, diet, and nutrition.

Building on the scientific and philosophical underpinnings of his enormous bestseller Spontaneous Healing, the body's capacity to heal itself, and presenting the kind of practical information that informed his 8 Weeks to Optimum Health, Dr. Weil now provides us with a program for improving our well-being by making informed choices about how and what we eat. He explains the safest and most effective ways to lose weight; how diet can affect energy and sleep; how foods can exacerbate or minimize specific physical problems; how much fat to include in our diet; what nutrients are in which foods, and much, much more. He makes clear that an optimal diet will both supply the basic needs of the body and fortify the body's defenses and mechanisms of healing. And he provides easy-to-prepare recipes in which the food is as sensually satisfying as it is beneficial.

Eating Well for Optimum Health stands to change - for the better and the healthier - our most fundamental ideas about eating.

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About Andrew Weil MD

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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.
Published February 6, 2001 by Knopf. 320 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Cooking. Non-fiction

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From a familiar, reputable—if sometimes offbeat—source, a worthwhile discussion of how to formulate a healthy approach to eating.

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Although not the first to link the rise of cancer, heart disease and obesity with the now-prevalent consumption of fast food and processed foods that contain a lot of sugar and few, if any, micronutrients, Weil's articulate plea to reflect on the consequences is convincing.

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Before this book disappears altogether, I want to strongly suggest that you go out and find it, and make sure that it is on your shelf, alongside your diet books, your cookbooks, your self-help books and your fitness books.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed "Eating well," according to Dr. Andrew Weil, the best-selling author of Spontaneous Healing, is "using food not only to influence health and well-being but to satisfy the se...

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