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Dr. Andrew Weil looks at every aspect of health in Natural Health, Natural Medicine. He's quite cynical about bodybuilding and the emphasis on protein in our diets, while making a strong case for paying more attention to the way we breathe and the degree to which we interact with family, community, and nature. An interesting--but, unfortunately, short--section on loving says that most people have no idea what to do when they fall out of romantic love with a partner, which helps explain the high divorce rate.
Other sections of the book focus on healthy self-care practices ("nasal douching" is recommended for sinus sufferers), supplements (he believes most benefits that seem to come from these are placebo responses), and natural home remedies for an A-to-Z list of problems (the section on depression states that people experience low mood because they constantly seek highs; eliminate the quest for highs, and you eliminate the rebound experience of lows).
Many regard this book as the bible of natural healing; but even those who are on the fence about alternative medicine should find it to be an entertaining, informative, and highly opinionated beginner's guide to achieving better health without conventional medicine. --Lou Schuler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Very good book. I have been using this book since it first came out in the mid 90's. Great for reference. About time for another revision though.Published 7 months ago by Bluesky
Very disappointed in this book. Maybe it is just out of date and he has updated his opinion on a few things. Read morePublished 7 months ago by J. Pugh
Good book written by one of the few medical celebrities I trust. Most are only in it for the money. Dr. Weil's profits go to charity.Published 11 months ago by S. vineyard