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8 Weeks to Optimum Health: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body’s Natural Healing Power

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Now expanded and updated–the #1 New York Times bestselling book in which one of America’s most brilliant doctors shares his famous program for improving and protecting your health

Eight Weeks to Optimum Health lays out Dr. Andrew Weil’s famous week-by-week, step-by-step plan that will keep your body’s natural healing system in peak working order. It covers diet, exercise, lifestyle, stress, and environment–all aspects of daily living that affect health and well-being. This revised edition includes the most up-to-date findings on such vital subjects as cholesterol, antioxidants, trans fats, toxic residues in the food supply, soy products, and vitamins and supplements, together with a greatly enhanced source list of informati

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  1. sherman a nelly says:
    250 of 257 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    An End to Stomach Pain, January 13, 2000
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    sherman a nelly (“Alabama” Between P & P) –

    In an age when so many Americans rely upon pharmaceutical drugs to cure their ailments, Dr. Weil has suggested a sensible, proactive approach to healing yourself and maintaining excellent health.

    I will admit that I’ve not been totally successful in incorporating all his suggestions, but everything here is at least worth a read. Especially notable to most are Dr. Weil’s recommendations regarding supplements and his dietary admonitions.

    Initially, I was drawn to this book after seeing Dr. Weil on TV. At first, my critical mind wanted to cast his ideas as folksy mumbo-jumbo, with just enough medical rationality to make it seem legitimate. But the more I listened, the more I became intrigued. The next day, I picked up this book, wondering if it could do more for my recurring stomach problems than what doctors had done for me.

    I had been in pain daily, and had even (wrongly) thought I was having a heart attack (several times). I was saddled with a bevy of drugs and antacids to give relief of this gastro-intestinal reflux disorder, which is VERY common, and is OFTEN mistaken for heart attack.

    Within 2 weeks of ceasing ibuprofen and caffeine intake, and taking a few recommended herbal supplements, I was pain- (and drug-) free: I was even able to eat a spicy Thai dinner with no repurcussions!

    Today, I rarely suffer any stomach discomfort, and feel much stronger and healthier in general, thanks in large part to this book. It makes so much sense.

    I recommend this book to anyone who wants to take an active role in their overall health, rather than just let health problems happen to them.

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  2. Heather says:
    58 of 59 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Healthy Living 101, May 6, 2000
    By 
    Heather

    If you know you need to give your lifestyle a “health makeover” but aren’t sure where to start, this is the book for you. Dr Weil’s eight-week plan helps you gradually phase out unhealthy habits and foods, and start enjoying a more health-enhancing lifestyle. By guiding you through moderate changes over eight weeks, rather than advocating radical change overnight, Dr Weil creates a plan that is easy to stick with. His well-researched, easy-to-read book is an excellent foundation for a lifelong commitment to healthy living. Following Weil’s sensible plan won’t result in “cold turkey” feelings, just a steady improvement in your physical, mental and emotional health. His lifestyle prescriptions will also result in weightloss. But the book’s nutrition plan centres around abundance, not denial. Dr Weil’s mantra is “quality” when it comes to food. If you’re already leading a healthy lifestyle, and seek to expand your knowledge, this title will probably be a little basic for you. Dr Weil’s new title “Eating Well For Optimum Health” may be a more enriching read. Dr Weil’s eight-week plan, on the other hand, strikes me as being perfect “entry-level” material.

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  3. M. JEFFREY MCMAHON "herculodge" says:
    63 of 65 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Weil is Way Ahead of the Curve, April 12, 2004
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    M. JEFFREY MCMAHON “herculodge” (Torrance, CA USA) –
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    Several years before the tipping point occurred and Americans were alerted in significant numbers to the dangers of trans fats (also known as hydrogenated oils), Weil, in 8 Weeks to Optimum Health, sensibly and clearly laid out the dangers of these kinds of processed fats and warned us of their dangers so emphatically that he made the elimination of them from our diet the first step in his 8-step plan. Weil uses credible science to backup his assertions, never offers fads or extremes, and best of all, he writes in an intelligent, personal voice, using phrases like “I’d like you to . . .” which give the book an intimate feel, as if you were consulting with a personal nutritionist. Further, he has the wisdom to see that improving our health is not based on micromanagement, tweaking one thing or another, but rather is a holistic approach requiring daily walks, bringing beauty into our lives with something as simple as having fresh flowers on the table, and meditating or doing yoga. While I don’t embrace everything Weil suggests, I have embraced the gist of his message and, more specifically, have radically changed my diet. No longer eating refined sugar and hydrogenated oils, I have lost 40 pounds in the last five months. A great companion book that is compatible with Weil’s philosophy on many levels and which has also helped me is The Philosopher’s Diet by Richard Watson.

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