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Andrew Weil

Pressing The Bar

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 04.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Responding to an email, text message or new Facebook post in response to vibration or sound is remarkably similar to the behavior of B.F. Skinner's fixated rodents that unnerved me so long ago.

Doctor Plans 'Anti-Inflammatory' Restaurant In D.C.

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.14.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The science may be sketchy, but how's the food? Alternative medicine kingpin Dr. Andrew Weil, a founder of the True Food Kitchen rest...

Why Dreams Are Vital To Emotional Health

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 05.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Does insomnia cause depression? Does depression cause insomnia? Chronic insomnia is strongly associated with mood disorders, but which way does the causality run?

Who Will Fix Food? Obama? Walmart? You?

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Leslie Hatfield

Those of us who still have jobs pay taxes, so we should care about how our tax dollars influence our food systems. Because the State of the Food Union is not strong. But it could be.

A Visit to My Kitchen: Dr. Andrew Weil

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maria Rodale

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 is...

Fat or Carbs: Which Is Worse?

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

We'd be much healthier as a nation if we stopped worrying so much about fats, and instead made a concerted effort to avoid processed, quick-digesting carbohydrates -- especially added sugars.

A Better Route to Migraine Relief

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Migraines can be excruciating for patients, incapacitating them for hours or days at a time. They are also frustrating for doctors, who often find that the condition resists their best efforts at treatment.

The Good, the Bad, and the Awful in Health Insurance Reform

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Sunday's House vote was not principally about health care reform. It was about health insurance reform. President Obama is among the few in the debate who consistently used the accurate term.

Pesticides In Food: What To Eat And What To Avoid (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With the latest news that ADHD in children is linked to common pesticides used on fruits and vegetables, it is more important than ever to be aware of...

Should Anti-Obesity Campaigns Learn from McDonald's?

Lisa Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Bennett

Those behind today's anti-obesity initiatives should take a lesson from marketers who succeed by making their product accessible and their message pleasant, attractive, even fun.

Michelle Obama Steps Up As Health Champion

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

I cheered when I learned of First Lady Michelle Obama's new initiative, Let's Move, aimed at the mounting epidemic of childhood obesity. It's a breakthrough for government to address obesity's systemic causes.

Andrew Weil, Ram Dass And The Harvard Psychedelic Club

Shelf Awareness | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Aldous Huxley was a major inspiration for the four men Don Lattin profiles in this lively retelling of the start of America's romance with hallucinoge...

Cell Phones and Cancer: How To Stay Safe

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Since cell phones show no signs of going away, it's vital to focus closely on the most recently published studies, the ones that show the effects of longer-term exposure.

Healthy Gift Ideas

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

In my view, the best gift is one that benefits both the receiver and the planet.

Are You Depressed, Or Just Human?

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Occasional, situational sadness is not pathology -- it is part and parcel of the human condition. Beware of those who attempt to make money by convincing you otherwise.

President Obama: Get Angry About Health Care Reform

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Is the Baucus plan, the one that manages the improbable feat of making the developed world's most expensive, least effective health care system even worse, indeed the only one with a prayer of passage?

A Dose of Clarity

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

If the health care debate seems like a hopeless morass, it's largely because moneyed interests want it to look that way. Matt Taibbi reminds us that the most fundamental issue is simple: Who pays, and how?

Why Health Care Reform Won't Reform Health

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

We've become a "sick-care system" that puts all its efforts in developing newer drugs and offering more surgery once a person is ill. Doctors are not trained to keep people healthy.

Health Care By Sound Byte

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

If media outlets, pundits, and commentators were seriously concerned about the health of Americans, why after the President's speech, would media coverage land upon a single word shouted by an idiot--rather than the substantive realities of American health care reform?

What the President Didn't Say: Your Job Is Not to Get Sick

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jesse Kornbluth

Obama's health care speech was just the opening salvo in a much larger change in the way we live. What the president didn't say: The American health care/medical industry is currently based on a sickness model.

Much to Like. More to Come?

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

There was much to like in President Obama's health care reform speech to a joint session of Congress. But we need to remember that medical insurance reform of any kind is doomed without medical content reform.

A Call to Action: Why Our Health Matters

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

While there has been tremendous debate over access and payment, there has been less focus on the content of health care. Without a change in that content, we will never have a sustainable system.

Their Money, Our Health: Andrew Weil Leads The Health Revolution

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

Dr. Andrew Weil's new book, "Why Our Health Matters" is a must read for anyone wondering why health care reform is in gridlock or what to do about it.

Disease Mongering: Good For Big Pharma, Bad For You

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

There is a growing trend to promote diseases to fit existing drugs. As a culture, we should be suspicious whenever we hear of a new "disease," and ask whether it may just be a marketing ploy.

Fear, Greed and X-Rays

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Fear and greed are potent motivators. When both of these forces push in the same direction, virtually no human being can resist. And doctors are human beings.