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Andrew Weil, M.D., is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. Integrative medicine is a healing oriented approach to health care which encompasses body, mind, and spirit.

Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, Dr. Weil is Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, where he also holds the Lovell-Jones Endowed Chair in Integrative Rheumatology and is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health. The Center is the leading effort in the world to develop a comprehensive curriculum in integrative medicine. Graduates serve as directors of integrative medicine programs throughout the United States, and through its Fellowship, the Center is now training doctors and nurse practitioners around the world.

Weil appeared on the cover of  Time Magazine in 1997 and again in 2005. Time Magazine named him one of the 25 most influential Americans in 1997 and one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005. Weil was honored by the New York Open Center in 2004 as having made “extraordinary contributions to public awareness of integrative and complementary medicine.”Forbes online magazine wrote: “Dr. Weil, a graduate of Harvard Medical School, is one of the most widely known and respected alternative medicine gurus. For five years, he has offered straightforward tips and advice on achieving wellness through natural means and educating the public on alternative therapies.

“Forbes went on to list his website in their Best of the Web Directory, in the “Alternative Medicine” category, and characterized it as one of the three “Best of the Web” picks in such category.

Dr. Weil is an internationally recognized expert for his views on leading a healthy lifestyle, his philosophy of healthy aging, and his critique of the future of medicine and health care. I hope you will find these EVER CHANGING VIDEOS on healthful living helpful. Please come back often to see what’s new. The new videos are found after the opening remarks video.

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Mediterranean Diet

  • Reduces the risk of heart disease
  • Reduced risk of death from heart disease & cancer
  • Reduced incidence of Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s
  • Eating primarily plant-based foods, fruits & veg, whole grains, legumes & nuts
  • Replacing butter with healthy fats, such as olive oil
  • Using herbs & spices instead of salt to flavor foods
  • Limiting red meat a few times a month
  • Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week
  • Drinking red wine in moderation (optional)

The diet also recognizes the importance of being physically active, and enjoying meals with family and friends.

EWG Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Phresh Products provides several health charts with a variety of health information.

EWG Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce

EWG provides Shopper’s Guides with information on the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” in produce.