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Is it possible to eat what you want and remain healthy, happy, and energetic? In The Beginner's Guide to Healthy Eating, Dr. Andrew Weil - America's most trusted natural health physician - teaches the essentials of how to eat for optimum health and pleasure, distilled into one information-packed and easy-to-absorb audio course.

Join Dr. Weil as he helps identify the diet that's best for you, and sets the record straight about fats, carbohydrates, protein, and calories. With him, you will learn how to cook and eat out wisely, explore the secrets of the Japanese and Mediterranean diets, and discover why "experimentation" is central to a healthy diet. At last, here is a clear primer on why your diet is the foundation of good health - and simple instructions to start enjoying every meal as a source of health and pleasure.

© 2003 Andrew Weil; (P)2003 Sounds True

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Beginner's Guide to Healthy Eating

Andrew Weil has built a kingdom on his advice on healthy eating. Ordinarily I stay away from people who are advice gurus, but his style is so no-nonsense, and he explains so many issues so well (I never understood what insulin does before), that I not only learn a lot, I really enjoy listening to him.

Dr Weil is the narrator/speaker, and it sounds a lot as if he is giving a lecture. The content is so interesting that the rapid fire way in which he gives information is a little disconcerting. Surely if people are listening to an audiobook, the chances are pretty good that they are not somewhere where they can take notes? I was walking in the woods as I was listening, and I think I missed a lot because I didn't write it down. Oh well. He's still worth it.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

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I doubt I'll remember much of this...

A nice listen, though there aren't many stories, or sticky ideas, so I doubt how much of this I will remember...

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Woo Woo Kitchen

The best part about this book is its short length. Rather than being pratical, its a romp thru the land of buzz words, chemical compositions, and Luddite theory regarding the danger of microwaves and processed foods.

If you've already bought into this perspective, then you'll probably dig this book. If you're looking for useful everday advice, or skeptical about the whole organic/whole earth food approach, dont' bother.

12 of 28 people found this review helpful