I’m sure you all know Dr. Andrew Weil, a true pioneer of integrative medicine in the last few decades. Today Dr. Weil shares what he’s learned along the way during his impressive career. Although his list of accomplishments is almost to long to mention, I’ll start with this: Dr. Weil, MD, is a world-renowned leader in the field of integrative medicine who combined a Harvard education with a lifetime of practicing natural and preventative medicine. He’s also the founder and director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he serves as Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health, and also as the Lovell-Jones Professor of Integrative Rheumatology.
If that’s not enough, Dr. Weil also wrote 15 best-selling books on healthy living topics and founded an amazing restaurant you may have heard of, True Foods Kitchen. I think it’s safe to say he has more experience than almost anyone else in the industry. Sit tight for some interesting gems of advice in this episode, including what Dr. Weil thinks is next for integrative medicine and staying healthy in a fast-changing world.
Episode Highlights With Dr. Andrew Weil
- Why integrative medicine is the remedy to many of our healthcare problems
- A special 4-7-8 breathing method to help improve sleep and reduce stress
- Why mental health problems are on the rise and what to do about it
- What the latest research is saying about gut bacteria and the microbiome
- The four most important factors for gut health
- What Dr. Weil has learned from other cultures (like how to make the best matcha tea!)
- Whether we can really get everything from food or if we need supplements
- The ways his views have changed throughout his career
- What Dr. Weil thinks about vaccination
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- Matcha.com (use the code WELLNESS15 for 15% off)
- Book of Marvels: The Orient
- Book of Marvels: The Occident
- Dr. Weil demonstrating 4-7-8 breathing:
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