Live Long And Feel Good with Andrew Weil, M.D.

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Eating and exercise fads seem to change daily in today's world. What is the definitive answer to how we should treat our bodies? Dr. Andrew Weil, who is committed to combining the best ideas and practices of Western and alternative medicine, has done the research for us and comes up with ways to keep our inherent healing system in peak working order through developing a lifestyle that is sound in body, mind and spirit. "Most of the diseases that kill and disable people prematurely in our culture are diseases of lifestyle that can be avoided if people would make better choices," says Weil, and he offers plenty of suggestions for making the right ones. (hosted by Michael Toms)


Andrew Weil, M.D. is a leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. He’s a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the Founder and Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) at the College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, where he is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine, Professor of Public Health, and the Lovell-Jones Professor of Integrative Rheumatology. Dr. Weil received both his medical degree and his undergraduate AB degree in biology (botany) from Harvard University. He writes Self Healing, a monthly newsletter, and is the author of many books.

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Topics Explored in This Dialogue

  • Taking charge of your health
  • The very best form of exercise you can do
  • Alternatives to your medicine cabinet
  • The right tonics, vitamins and foods to keep you healthy
  • Why you should be wary of "lowfat" and "no-fat" products
  • The crucial role breathing techniques play in health
  • Why you should say good-bye to the news for a day
  • Patients and health care professionals working in partnership
  • Alternatives to the current health care system
  • How you can help the growth of organically grown products
  • Dr. Weil's own website: a wealth of information
  • The American healthcare crisis
  • About the Program in Integrative Medicine
  • How typical Western reductionism has invaded the health food store
  • How interactive guided imagery unlocks your body's knowledge of itself

Host: Michael Toms      Interview Date: 4/9/1997      Program Number: 2623

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