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Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Well-Being

Andrew Weil
Item #: D72997
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 358 / 2005
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307277541
No Longer Available

Informative, practical, and uplifting, Healthy Aging is filled with the engaging candor and common sense that have made Andrew Weil one of our most trusted sources on healthy living. Here, using a combination of traditional and nontraditional approaches to good health, Dr. Weil gives us a guide to the myriad things we can do to keep our bodies, minds, and spirits in excellent working order. Here Weil offers an anti-inflammatory diet; separates myth from fact about vitamins, herbs, hormones, anti-aging "medicines," and other would-be elixirs of life extension; explains how to master exercise, breathing, and stress-management techniques; and helps us to understand the science behind the aging process.

"America's best-known complementary care physician offers a convincing portrait of aging as a natural part of life that can be active, productive and satisfying. Using the examples of his mother, who died at age'3; centenarians from Okinawa and Sardinia; and myths and legends, Weil explores common Western beliefs and attitudes about aging and urges readers to develop healthier perspectives. [Weil] assesses the growing and lucrative field of anti-aging medicine, takes the position that aging is not reversible, and offers many ways for readers to prevent conditions and illnesses that limit mortality and ensure well-being into the later years. He provides scientifically based information on why and how the body ages and advice on key components of good health at every age: exercise, nutrition, vitamins and herbs, and stress-relieving activities.... The real value is Weil's courageous stand, one likely to meet resistance in a culture devoted to external indicators of eternal youth. Refreshingly, Weil embraces the notion, popular in Eastern cultures, that age brings wisdom, peace and prosperity of a different kind."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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