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Gifts & Deals
Apr 23, 1996
| ISBN 9780449910641
Apr 04, 2000
| ISBN 9780804117944
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May 04, 2011
| ISBN 9780307794840
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Apr 23, 1996 | ISBN 9780449910641
Apr 04, 2000 | ISBN 9780804117944
May 04, 2011 | ISBN 9780307794840
"Memorable…Dr. Weil makes his case carefully and clearly."–The New York Times Book Review#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"This book is destined to become a classic."–Joan Borysenko, author of Minding the Body, Mending the MindDrawing on fascinating case histories from his own practice as well as medical techniques he has observed in his travels around the world, Dr. Weil shows how the mechanisms of self-diagnosis and self-regeneration have worked to resolve life-threatening diseases, severe trauma, and chronic pain. But spontaneous healing is also the essential element in the maintenance of our basic daily health. The book outlines an eight-week program that each of us can use to alter our diet, avoid environmental toxins, and reduce stress in order to enhance our innate healing powers.The best medicine does not merely combat germs or suppress symptoms, but rather works hand in hand with the body’s natural defenses to manage illness. Building on this fundamental truth and tapping into the intricate interaction of mind and body, Dr. Weil arrives at a major new synthesis of conventional and alternative medical treatments. At once practical and inspirational, Spontaneous Healing gives each one of us the power and the wisdom to draw on the sources of health we hold within.
The body can heal itself. Spontaneous healing is not a miracle but a fact of biology–the result of the natural healing system that each one of us is born with. Drawing on fascinating case histories as well as medical techniques from around the world, Dr. Andrew Weil shows how spontaneous healing has worked to resolve life-threatening diseases, severe trauma, and chronic pain. Weil then outlines an eight-week program in which you’ll discover:– The truth about spontaneous healing and how it interacts with the mind– The foods, vitamins, supplements, and tonic herbs that will help you enhance your innate healing powers– Advice on how to avoid environmental toxins and reduce stress– The strengths and weaknesses of conventional and alternative treatments– Natural methods to ameliorate common kinds of illnessesAnd much more!
Andrew Weil, MD, is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing-oriented approach to health care that encompasses body, mind, and spirit. His newest book, Fast Food, Good Food, was released in 2015. Combining a Harvard education… More about Andrew Weil, M.D.
"DR. ANDREW WEIL IS AN EXTRAORDINARY PHENOMENON."–The Washington Post"MEMORABLE . . . DR. WEIL MAKES HIS CASE CAREFULLY AND CLEARLY."–The New York Times Book Review"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."–Library Journal (starred review)
I think my mother is the long lost sister of Dr. Andrew Weil, author of Spontaneous Healing. As children, my brothers and sisters and I went to the doctor only for yearly check-ups. If we had a cough or cold, we would not be rushed to the doctor’s office. For a few days we were treated with orange juice, chicken noodle soup, Vicks Vapo-Rub and TLC, until our bodies recovered, and this turned into our one illness of the year. A lot of my friends, however, who were always being rushed to the doctor, were also always being diagnosed with something or other and spent the winter months on antibiotics. Was I just generally more healthy? Maybe. But it seems now that to some extent my mother was mirroring the teachings of Dr. Weil, and letting our bodies respond to whatever was making us sick. — JMC
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