01/13/2011 10:08 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A Visit to My Kitchen: Dr. Andrew Weil

Dr. Weil is in my kitchen today, talking about all reasons why he's organic, his simple-yet-can't-live-without kitchen staple, and the current news issue on his mind.

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. He's the editorial director of, a leading Web resource for healthy living. He authors the popular Self Healing special publications, and is the director of integrative health and healing at Miraval Life in Balance Resort in Tucson. As a columnist for Prevention magazine and a frequent guest on Larry King Live, Oprah, and the Today Show, Dr. Weil provides valuable information and insight into how to incorporate conventional and complementary medicine practices in one's life to optimize the body's natural healing power.

Why is living organic important to you?

This topic is probably worth a book, but I'll give you the four main reasons why I think organic food and organic gardening and farming are best for human and planetary health...

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