Synopses & Reviews
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. Drawing on the new science of biogerontology (the biology of aging) as well as on the secrets of healthy longevity — diet, activity and attitude — Dr. Weil explains that there are a myriad of things we can do to keep our bodies and minds in good working order through all phases of life. Hugely informative, practical, and uplifting, Healthy Aging
is infused with the engaging candor and common sense that have made Dr. Weil our most trusted source on healthy living.
With detailed information on:
-Learning to eat right: Following the anti-inflammatory diet, Dr. Weils guide to the nutritional components of a healthy lifestyle
-Separating myth from fact about the would-be elixirs of life extension — herbs, hormones, and anti-aging “medicines”
-Learning exercise, breathing and stress-management techniques to benefit your mind and body
-Understanding the science behind the aging process
-Keeping record of your life lessons to share with loved ones
Draws on medical research and a combination of conventional and alternative approaches to present a guide to healthy living that offers strategies to deal with the physical, mental, and emotional problems that come with aging.
Drawing upon medical studies and cultural longevity secrets, the best-selling author and expert on health explains the process of aging, discusses longevity and the myths and facts about life extension, and offers advice on how to age well physically, mentally, and spiritually. Reprint.
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.