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Integrative Wellness Rules: A Simple Guide to Healthy Living Hardcover – January 2, 2013
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About the Author
James P. Nicolai, M.D., is the Medical Director of the Andrew Weil, M.D., Integrative Wellness Program at Miraval, the first interactive, integrative wellness program of its kind at a destination spa resort. He is a board-certified family practitioner and a graduate of the Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona in Tucson, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil. Dr. Nicolai’s expertise is in combining conventional medicine with the intelligent use of complementary and alternative therapies, including herbs and other botanicals, vitamins and supplements, nutritional counseling, lifestyle management, and stress reduction.
Top Customer Reviews
This is a breadth, not depth type of a book. The 49 chapters cover 49 different rules, loosely coupled together in various sections. This is not a how to or a step by step book. It mostly introduces each of the 49 subjects, and it is up to you to research them further. Unless you are an expert or have read multiple books or articles or magazines of this type, you may find something useful or at least something potentially interesting to further look into. The back of the book has various references, some commercial, some for further reading.
The book has multiple references of Prayers and religion, which may encourage some and discourage others from buying it.
A couple of things that may turn off some people: if you randomly open the book at a random page, the chances are you will find some kind of cross promotion for the author's wellness center worked in the text one way or another. The other potential irritation point is the praise and references to various wellness and motivational gurus, some of which some may consider charlatans and/or Botox-filled opportunists.
Based on the above, it could perhaps be easy to dismiss the book, but it is not without merit. There is useful and helpful material. The chapters are short enough and manageable even for lazy or impatient readers. The average chapter size is somewhere between 3 and 4 pages when you factor in the empty pages.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The author just repeats a lot of what's in Dr. Andrew Weil's books. (The author works for Dr. Weil at the Miraval Resort in Tucson.) I'd skip this book and purchase Dr. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Elizabeth Sheridan
We lost it on the way home from the post office!!!! We anticipated it being good since Wiel did the intro.
The book contains things that I already knew about. It is a very easy read with short chapters. Dr. Read morePublished on March 8, 2014 by Robert J Theissen
Exactly the information I needed to improve my health. I'm thankful for the Integrative Medicine approach which is focusing on healthy behaviors and habits rather than on... Read morePublished on September 16, 2013 by Lisa Papini
I am very interested in nutrition, wellness, and alternative health issues, and looked forward to reading this book. I am a big fan of Dr. Read morePublished on June 10, 2013 by Andy Wallace
Dr. Nicholai has provide the reader with a well-written, through primer on how to integrate wellness into one's life. Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by Anne Masterson
I am an avid reader of health books, and the title of this book intrigued me. A quick Google search revealed that he is Medical Director of the Andrew Weil, M.D. Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by Bill Cashell