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Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Well-Being


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Spontaneous Healing . . . Eight Weeks to Optimum Health . . . Eating Well for Optimum Health . . . The Healthy Kitchen–in each of his widely acclaimed, best-selling books, Dr. Andrew Weil has been an authoritative and companionable guide through a uniquely effective combination of traditional and nontraditional approaches to health and healthy living. Now he gives us a book about aging that is unlike any other in the breadth and depth of its information and understanding. Hugely informative, practical, and uplifting, it is infused with the engaging candor and common sense that have been the hallmarks of all his books.

At the heart of Healthy Aging is Dr. Weil’s belief that although aging is an irreversible process, there are myriad things we can do to keep our minds and bodies in good working order through all phases of life. To that end, he draws on the new science of biogerentology (the biology of aging) as well as on the secrets of healthy longevity– diet, activity, and attitude–that he has gathered firsthand from cultures around the world.

In Part One–“The Science and Philosophy of Healthy Aging”–he explains how the body ages, and he explores the impact of gender, genes, environment, and lifestyle on an individual’s experience and perception of the process of aging. He describes the various would-be elixirs of life extension–herbs, hormones, and antiaging “medicines”–separating myth from fact and clearly delineating the difference between the spurious notions of preventing or reversing the process of aging and the real possibilities of inhibiting or delaying the onset of diseases that become more likely as we age. He writes movingly about the ways in which an acceptance of aging can be a significant part of doing it well, and of recognizing and appreciating the great rewards of growing older: depth and richness of experience, complexity of being, serenity, wisdom, and its own kind of power and grace.

In Part Two–“How to Age Gracefully”–Weil details an easy-to-implement Anti-inflammatory Diet that will protect the immune system and aid your body in resisting and adapting to the changes that time brings. And he provides extensive practical advice on exercise; preventive health care; stress management; physical, mental, and emotional flexibility; and spiritual enhancement–all of which can help you achieve and maintain the best health throughout the lifelong process of aging.

Healthy Aging–a book for people of all ages–is Andrew Weil’s most important and far-reaching book yet.

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Informative, practical, and uplifting, "Healthy Aging" draws on the new science of biogerentology (the biology of aging) as well as the secrets of healthy longevity--diet, activity, and attitude--gathered from cultures around the world, to create a book for "all" ages.

About the Author

Andrew Weil, M.D., a graduate of Harvard Medical School, is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona and director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at that institution. Dr. Weil produces a monthly newsletter, "Self-Healing," maintains a popular website, drweil.com, and writes a monthly column in Prevention magazine. He is a frequent guest on radio and television and lectures widely on nutrition and natural medicine. This is his tenth book.

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Janoseb, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by Janoseb)
I found Dr. Weil's book very refreshing compared to other books covering the topic of health and aging. There is a lot of scientific information in the book but is well explained so it is easy to understand the science connection to our health and what we can do to improve our well-being. I would recommend this book to young adults, especially, so they can optimize their health now and not wait until they are 50 to make healthier lifestyle changes. For those of us over 50 reviewing our health, this book is a must read and then implement the recommendations. Great writing and a pleasure to read.
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Weil, Andrew
Anchor Books
Weil, Andrew MD
Andrew Weil, M.D.
Weil Andrew
Health and hygiene
Healthy Living
Aging - General
Older people - Health and hygiene
General Health & Fitness
Health and Medicine-General
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6.94x4.20x1.02 in. .41 lbs.

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