All living beings grow from young to old. From Dr. Andrew Weil’s bestselling and authoritative guide—this companionable and easily digestible selection explains exactly what causes bodies to age.
Covering inflammation and oxidization as well as the role played by genetics and free radicals, Dr. Weil reveals just how ill-advised the obsession with life extension is, and demonstrates in no uncertain terms the urgent need to focus on improving the quality of the life we do have to live by minimizing the distress caused by disease and by aging naturally and gracefully.
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. Weil has arguably become American’s best-known doctor.” —The New York Times Magazine
“Forget plastic surgery. Skip the pricey face creams and the drugs for creaky bodies. Natural-medicine champion Weil, who’s now in his sixties, covers longevity research, aging, and how he’s embracing the experience.” —Life Magazine
“Weil wants us to be sensible about growing old…. He argues that we should not fight aging. There’s no winning that war. Instead, we should concentrate on aging well.” —The Washington Post