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Title:
Natural health, natural medicine : a comprehensive manual for wellness and self-care
Author:
Weil, Andrew.
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Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1990.
Physical Description:
xi, 356 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780395493403
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Book

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Summary

Emphasizing natural therapies that mobilize the body's own healing resources, Weil (U. of Arizona School of Medicine) provides a blueprint for low-cost, preventive health maintenance that is both a general guide on how to stay well and a reference manual to be consulted for specific symptoms. One of the best in a crowded field. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Author Notes

Andrew Weil, one of America's best known advocates of alternative medicine and holistic healing, attended Harvard Medical School.

He has worked for the National Institute of Mental Health and the Harvard Botanical Museum. He is the founder of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center and Associate Director of the Division of Social Perspectives in Medicine, University of Arizona.

Weil's books include Spontaneous Healing and Natural Health and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health and Wisdom of Failure: How to Learn the Tough Leadership Lessons Without Paying the Price -which made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

(Bowker Author Biography) Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Andrew Weil graduated from Harvard University. He has taught at the University of Arizona in Tucson, specializing in alternative medicine, medical botany and mind/body interactions. He is the founder of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Services.

Dr. Weil is the author of several books which includes the titles "The Natural Mind" (1972), "From Chocolate to Morphine" (with Winifred Rosen, 1983), "Natural Health, Natural Medicine" (1990), "Spontaneous Healing" (1995), and "Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition" (2000).

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Weil, a believer in alternative, preventive medicine, provides basic fitness information and advises readers on herbal home remedies for common ailments. ``Although he is justifiably quick to call certain conditions--chronic fatigue syndrome, candidiasis, hypoglycemia--faddishly inflated in presumed severity and consequences . . . some of Weil's positions are controversial,'' said PW. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

Weil, a Harvard Medical School graduate and a member of the advisory panel for the Congressional Study of Alternative Cancer Therapies, advocates preventative health maintenance as a means of combating future painful and expensive therapies. The handbook proposes methods of creating a healthy lifestyle, offers advice on guarding against potentially fatal diseases, provides information on natural treatments, and recommends these treatments for specific common ailments. Controversial in its challenge of orthodox medicine, the manual stands out as a useful resource for its clear, concise writing style, its practical advice, and its thoughtful examination of the important issues facing contemporary health care. For consumer health collections.-- Marilyn Rosenthal, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, N.Y. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.