The body can heal itself. Spontaneous healing is not a miracle but a fact of biology--the result of the natural healing system that each one of us is born with. Drawing on fascinating case histories as well as medical techniques from around the world, Dr. Andrew Weil shows how spontaneous healing has worked to resolve life-threatening diseases, severe trauma, and chronic pain. Weil then outlines an eight-week program in which you'll discover:
- The truth about spontaneous healing and how it interacts with the mind - The foods, vitamins, supplements, and tonic herbs that will help you enhance your innate healing powers - Advice on how to avoid environmental toxins and reduce stress - The strengths and weaknesses of conventional and alternative treatments - Natural methods to ameliorate common kinds of illnesses And much more!
Andrew Weil, M.D.
About Andrew Weil, M.D.
Andrew Weil, M.D., has worked for the National Institute of Mental Health and for fifteen years was a Research Associate in Ethnopharmacology at the Harvard Botanical Museum. He has traveled extensively throughout the world collecting information about the medicinal properties of plants, altered states of consciousness, and healing. He has written for the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Nature, The New England Journal of Medicine and other national publications. He is under constant demand to lecture and appear on radio and television. He is currently Associate Director of the Division of Social Perspectives in Medicine, and Director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he practices natural and preventive medicine. Eight Weeks to Optimum Health is his seventh book.
From the Hardcover edition.
"DR. ANDREW WEIL IS AN EXTRAORDINARY PHENOMENON." --The Washington Post
"MEMORABLE . . . DR. WEIL MAKES HIS CASE CAREFULLY AND CLEARLY." --The New York Times Book Review