• Dr. Andrew Weil’s Guide to Optimum Health

  • A Complete Course on How to Feel Better, Live Longer, and Enhance Your Health - Naturally
  • By: Andrew Weil
  • Narrated by: Andrew Weil
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Speech
  • Release date: 10-07-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (90 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Latin word doctor literally means "teacher": one who helps patients learn to heal and stay healthy on their own. Now Andrew Weil, MD - our most trusted authority on alternative healing approaches - invites you to attend his first comprehensive one-on-one audio learning course with Dr. Andrew Weil's Guide to Optimum Health.

In this complete curriculum, Dr. Weil personally helps you take charge of your total well-being with proven, natural solutions for boosting your body's self-healing function, building energy, and overcoming everyday health challenges. You'll learn the same practical approach taught by Dr. Weil at his sought-after live workshops - at your own pace, at a fraction of the regular cost.

Join this best-selling author, Harvard-trained botanist, and medical doctor as he explores:

  • Healing and the Mind: how your thoughts and emotions influence the health and function of every cell in your body
  • Preventing Chronic Disease: essential steps for protecting yourself against heart attack, stroke, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and more
  • Your Optimal Diet: a primer on eating for maximum health and pleasure, including insights from the diets of Okinawa and the Mediterranean
  • Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Supplements: up-to-date recommendations for protecting yourself from modern environmental dangers while supporting every system of the body
  • Herbal Medicine: straight talk on the benefits of dozens of herbal remedies and botanicals and how to use them for greatest potency
  • Plus seven more sessions on exercise and fitness, optimal aging, alternative therapies, and much more

"Your body wants to be healthy," explains Dr. Weil. The question is: Are you doing everything you can to optimize your own health? Now, with this trusted voice at your side, you can learn to enhance your health for a lifetime of better living with Dr. Andrew Weil's Guide to Optimum Health.

©2002 Andrew Weil (P)2002 Andrew Weil

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Great book, well researched - opinion of fellow MD

As a surgical resident with personal interest in yoga, healthy eating, fitness, and a curiosity about integrative medicine, I bought this book expecting to hear a bunch of quacky $&@# with an occasional gold nugget advice that was doable and actually backed by evidence-based medicine. What I found was a plethora of solid, well-founded advice in a format that was so easy to understand I'm tempted to buy the book for my 70+ year old parents in hopes that they may find a better balance in the way they live their lives and their approach to health. I may not be able to eat tempeh, piles of spinach and get 7+ hours of sleep as a resident, but on the whole, the book certainly makes me more mindful of my habits and gives me some hope for creating a long term plan for health.

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Very informative perspective!

Great presentation to understand how integrative medicine can keep us continuously balanced through life with many good examples to practice.

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Excellent!

Very informative, great for anyone that wants to improve their overall health. love that it is Dr. Weil himself narrating the book

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Excellent summary on healthy living

This is a great starting book for anyone interested in living a healthy life. Not so much new material for those who already read a few books on modern nutritional approaches to staying or becoming healthy, but if you haven't read anything I this topic or not much than this is an excellent starter that will provide a super solid foundation and enough additional material to get you thinking. After this then read How Not To Die.

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The best info integrated medicine

I have listened to this over and over. It inspires me to eat healthy and to live a healthy lifestyle. Dr Weil is interesting and easy to listen.

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Easy to Follow

Clear and relevant information that was easy to follow. Dr. Weil takes the fear out of changing how we live for better health.

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Extremely knowlegable man... great book!

Where does Dr. Andrew Weil’s Guide to Optimum Health rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Somewhere in the top 10

What other book might you compare Dr. Andrew Weil’s Guide to Optimum Health to and why?

Other creditable nutrition books (I am a health scientist)

What about Andrew Weil’s performance did you like?

Very easy to listen to

Any additional comments?

Not all nutrition books are based in science - Andrew has a great deal of credit

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Common sense

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Dr. Weil is a joy to listen to. I enjoy his conservational tone. He doesn't confuse his listeners with difficult to understand science, rather explains it in layman's term. I could listen to Dr. Weil all day long.

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mmm If you've heard Dr W before this is repetitive

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you've never seen this guy on PBS then it may well be wonderful for you.

What could Andrew Weil have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Include cutting edge information including breakthroughs in neurobiology and less about vitamin supplementation!

What aspect of Andrew Weil’s performance would you have changed?

Oh He is great!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dr. Andrew Weil’s Guide to Optimum Health?

I would cut all of the old nutrition info and add more and in-depth accounts of the success of his clients. Those narratives seemed a very powerful way to deliver Dr. W's message.

Any additional comments?

I might be different than most listeners I live in Berkeley, and I'm an academic.

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  • Lesley
  • 10-26-15

Live Better

If you could sum up Dr. Andrew Weil's Guide to Optimum Health in three words, what would they be?

Encouraging, Informative, Inspiring

What did you like best about this story?

Made me want to better take care of my mind and body.

What about Andrew Weil’s performance did you like?

Lovely delivery that gave confidence in what he was saying.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • ILYAS
  • 10-22-16

Great stuff

Must listen. Have a lot of information regarding different approaches for taking care of oneself.

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  • Mr. Marcus Green
  • 05-31-18

basic information lacking balance

I was expecting more from this book. The information provided is freely available elsewhere. The author appeared to offer some critical analysis of the various subjects in order to seem balanced with the information he was providing. This was superficial and selective. An example that irked me was around his promotion of organic products being chemical free as opposed to non organic products where chemicals are used. He made no mention of the chemical pesticides that are allowed to be used in organic farming which are older types of pest control that have known issues environmentally. I prefer to see more balanced arguments as I fear that such obvious omissions detract from the message that integrative medicine has an approach that fits in well with the biopsychosocial model.
He spoke a lot about the placebo effect without explaining that this term has different meaning and he failed to define how he was using it. To me this is an omission that detracts from his message as it leaves the reader to decide what meaning to use and interprate what is being said without context.

Hopefully one day there will be a book that offers a more balanced view of the current state of integrated medicine. The area is in need of serving between the skeptical view point and the true believer view point.