Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Well-Being (Paperback)
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. Weil's 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.
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.
“Dr. Weil has arguably become American’s best-known doctor.” —The New York Times Magazine
“Forget plastic surgery. Skip the pricey face creams and the drugs for creaky bodies. Natural-medicine champion Weil, who’s now in his sixties, covers longevity research, aging, and how he’s embracing the experience.” —Life Magazine
“Weil wants us to be sensible about growing old. . . . He argues that we should not fight aging. There’s no winning that war. Instead, we should concentrate on aging well.”
—The Washington Post