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8 Weeks to Optimum Health

8 Weeks to Optimum Health - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0449000267

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Publisher: Fawcett Book Group
Published: 1997
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8 Weeks to Optimum Health - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0449000267

Andrew Weil

ISBN13: 978-0449000267
ISBN10: 0449000265
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Fawcett Book Group

Published: 1997
International: No
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From Chapter One: You have in your hands a tool for changing your life, an Eight-Week Program for improving your health and gaining access to the power of spontaneous healing in your body. I will guide you through this program step by step, explaining the changes I will ask you to make in how you eat, how you exercise, how you breathe, and how you use your mind. I will recommend vitamins, minerals, and herbs you can use to protect your body's healing system, and I will give you ideas about how you can change long-standing patterns of behavior that impair optimal health. The Eight-Week Program consists of small steps that build on each other until, but the time you complete it, you have laid the foundation for healthy living. You can then decide how much of the program you want to maintain on a permanent basis. I assume that you want to make changes in your life -- otherwise you wouldn't be reading this book. I see my job as pointing you in the right direction. I have no doubt that you can change, because I know from my own experience that people can do so if they really want to. In moving files recently, I came across a yellowed clipping from The New York Times of August 12, 1971, with the headline: ''Meat-Eating 230-Pound Doctor Is Now 175-Pound Vegetarian.'' The story concerns a twenty-nine-year old physician in rural Virginia who gave up animal foods except for dairy products, with a resultant increase in energy, well-being, and overall health. There is a photograph of the doctor in his kitchen preparing fresh corn. He has a full black beard, is wearing blue jeans and a work shirt, and looks content. Next to the picture is his recipe for a rich corn soup containing milk and butter, and another recipe for a barley-and-vegetable casserole that calls for a quarter-cup of peanut oil. According to the article, the doctor's interest in consciousness led him to experiment with yoga and meditation, and ''since yoga calls for a vegetarian diet, he gave up meat 'in order t

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