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Publisher's Summary

Now expanded and updated: The audiobook in which one of America's most brilliant and respected doctors gives us his famous program for improving and maintaining health, already the program of choice for hundreds of thousands.

Eight Weeks to Optimum Health focuses all of Andrew Weil's expertise in both conventional and alternative medicine on a practical week-by-week, step-by-step plan, covering diet, exercise, lifestyle, stress, and environment - all the aspects of daily living that affect health and well-being. And he shows how his program can be tailored to the specific needs of pregnant women, senior citizens, overweight people, and those at risk for cancer, among others.

Dr. Weil has added the most up-to-date findings on such vital subjects as cholesterol, antioxidants, trans fats, toxic residues in the food supply, soy products, and vitamins and supplements, together with a greatly enhanced source list for information and supplies.

Preventive in the broadest sense, straightforward, and encouraging, Eight Weeks to Optimum Health has proved to be, and in this updated version will continue to be, an essential book.

©2006 Andrew Weil (P)2006 Books on Tape

What listeners say about Eight Weeks to Optimum Health

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Great information, but not good audio.

This would be a great book, in book form. For it to work in Audio form it needs more, that is to say there needed to be a PDF file attached that showed the recipes and figures that are referenced constantly in the book. There are too many references like see page xxx. I do not have the book to make that reference.

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Good book... but....

The book as a whole is an excellent source for alternate wellness. The only downside that I found was that the audible version does not come with the recipes and appendix that are refered throughout the book. I had to go out and purchase the book, after purchasing the audible version, for the recipes and other references made in the book. Other than that it is an excellent well written book on preventative health.

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excellent book poorly produced

Dr. Weil's approach moves you toward your optimum health one small intelligent change at a time starting from wherever you are right now.
Unfortunately this wonderful book is narrated in a "radio voice" manner by one who doesn't appear to understand the meaning of the words and phrases he reads.
Additionally frustrating is the frequent instruction to refer to appendices which do not exist in the audio edition, while at the same time each recipe is read in full detail aloud.
This book is much too good for the shoddy production it received and one is forced to purchase the paper edition to get the value of Dr. Weil's amazing advise.

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should of had attached recipes

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good book but wish it had attached pdf for the recipe, ended up having to buy the book so I can see the recipe.

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great health discussion!

Im a health junkie, this is an epic audiobook, exceptional because he uses many aspects of daily life to make yourself healthier in very small DOABLE steps. If you want to heal your mind, body, and/or spirit buy this.
I go for walks every morning and listen!

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Odd voice recording

I really enjoy Dr. Weil's books and have listened to him on audio in the past...so I expected that this book would be in his own voice. It isn't. It has a strange cadence and is very unlike Dr. Weil's voice. It's very off putting. And, a shame too because the information is so very valuable. Good book... just a strange recording.

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Good Guide

I loved this book because it did not focus on... "Do not" ..."avoid".."STOP!".
The author encourages you to add good things each week. Olive oil, fish, brocoli, exercise. Each time I listen to this book I hear something good to add to my day. Even recipes! I really love listening to this book.

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The Best Book of its Kind

I have revisited this book so many times in print form, and downloaded it in audio so I could listen on a road trip. Though it is hard to keep track of all the recommendations on audio, it is a great companion to the print book.
The concept is based on adding healthy foods and practices, not removing unhealthy ones. The unhealthy foods and practices seem to naturally fall away when you are practicing good ones. It is a much less white-knuckle approach to lifestyle change, and I believe this makes it much easier to implement for people who have a hard time implementing dietary and lifestyle changes.

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Good reference book

I think it's helpful to listen to the book once to get the gist of the content. However. I think this is more of a book that you want to own a physical copy of so that you can reference the recipes and the various health facts listed. I.e. The dirty dozen that you should buy organic.

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What did you love best about Eight Weeks to Optimum Health?

Seems to be based on science and not popular opinion

What was one of the most memorable moments of Eight Weeks to Optimum Health?

There is no one item.

Which character – as performed by Stephen Hoye – was your favorite?

N/A

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely not. Too much information to absorb.

Any additional comments?

Be prepared for a lot of information. Well worth listening to. Wished it had a PDF with it when it came to the last chapter on vitamins and supplements.