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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (433 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Weil, M.D. Andrew Weil Narrator: Andrew Wei Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At the heart of Healthy Aging is Dr. Weil’s belief that although aging is an irreversible process, there are myriad things we can do to keep our minds and bodies in good working order through all phases of life. To that end, he draws on the new science of biogerentology (the biology of aging) as well as on the secrets of healthy longevity– diet, activity, and attitude–that he has gathered firsthand from cultures around the world. 
In Part One–“The Science and Philosophy of Healthy Aging”–he explains how the body ages, and he explores the impact of gender, genes, environment, and lifestyle on an individual’s experience and perception of the process of aging. He describes the various would-be elixirs of life extension–herbs, hormones, and antiaging “medicines”–separating myth from fact and clearly delineating the difference between the spurious notions of preventing or reversing the process of aging and the real possibilities of inhibiting or delaying the onset of diseases that become more likely as we age. He writes movingly about the ways in which an acceptance of aging can be a significant part of doing it well, and of recognizing and appreciating the great rewards of growing older: depth and richness of experience, complexity of being, serenity, wisdom, and its own kind of power and grace. 

In Part Two–“How to Age Gracefully”–Weil details an easy-to-implement Anti-inflammatory Diet that will protect the immune system and aid your body in resisting and adapting to the changes that time brings. And he provides extensive practical advice on exercise; preventive health care; stress management; physical, mental, and emotional flexibility; and spiritual enhancement–all of which can help you achieve and maintain the best health throughout the lifelong process of aging.

Healthy Aging–a book for people of all ages–is Andrew Weil’s most important and far-reaching book yet.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gail | 2/19/2014

    " Interesting and positive ideas for living well and thinking about the future challenges of old age. I liked his ideas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bob Klein | 12/28/2013

    " Andrew Weil is amazing. Love to have a 1-hour audience with him to talk allergies and nutrition given my wierdo allergies. I didn't learn as much from the book (that I didn't already know) as I thought I might. This is probably a great first-read for some (older) one not familiar with Weil, Integrative Medicine, or who hasn't been paying attention to discourse on health. Recommended (for the right audience). I think I'll try 8 Weeks to Optimum Health next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Grandma Judy | 12/21/2013

    " So far it's great...tells all the inner mechanics of aging and how to help prevent some aging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by David | 11/21/2013

    " Reasonable outlook on aging and some good advice on how to age gracefully. Main theme was to strive not for longevity or staying young, but to compress morbidity by avoiding age-related diseases that disable seniors and diminish quality of life. "

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