• Mind over Meds

  • Know When Drugs Are Necessary, When Alternatives Are Better and When to Let Your Body Heal on Its Own
  • By: Andrew Weil MD
  • Narrated by: Andrew Weil MD
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (77 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Too many Americans are taking too many drugs - and it's costing us our health, happiness, and lives.

Prescription drug use in America has increased tenfold in the past 50 years, and over-the-counter drug use has risen just as dramatically. In addition to the dozens of medications we take to treat serious illnesses, we take drugs to help us sleep, to keep us awake, to keep our noses from running, our backs from aching, and our minds from racing. Name a symptom, there's a pill to suppress it.

Modern drugs can be miraculously life-saving, and many illnesses demand their use. But what happens when our reliance on powerful pharmaceuticals blinds us to their risks? Painful side effects and dependency are common, and adverse drug reactions are America's fourth leading cause of death.

In Mind over Meds, best-selling author Dr. Andrew Weil alerts listeners to the problem of overmedication, and outlines when medicine is necessary, and when it is not. Dr. Weil examines how we came to be so drastically overmedicated, presents science that proves drugs aren't always the best option, and provides reliable integrative medicine approaches to treating common ailments like high blood pressure, allergies, depression, and even the common cold. With case histories, healthy alternative treatments, and input from other leading physicians, Mind over Meds is the go-to resource for anyone who is sick and tired of being sick and tired.

©2017 Andrew Weil, MD (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Very informative

this is a book that I will revisit over the years time and time again it is very informative and will never go out of date.

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Very informative and interesting. Excellent, as I expected from Dr Weil


Yet again, Dr. Well has presented a brilliant collection of important information about how to make decisions which can really impact your life in a good way.

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Best Practices Approach to Taking Medications

Great go-to resource. A must have in your library. Whether you take maintenance drugs or occasionally for a specific problem that arises, this book will help you understand what you are taking, why you are taking it, and what your options are for complimentary alternatives to get back to good health.

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great book...gives alot of insight medication

loved it...I read all of doc. weils books..very informative on over medicating....makes one think of their overall health...we have one life to live..we might as well live it weil!

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Good for patients and physicians

Good introduction for physicians (like myself) looking for nonpharmacologic alternatives as well as for patients who want to arm themselves with knowledge.

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The right perspectives as we fight all addictions

Focused introspection of various common drug groups which are often missunderstood by Doctors and patients alike.

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Great information.

I'll be getting the paper book too so I can keep the notes handy. Lots of information and suggestions.

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So vital!

This is invaluable information to make intelligent choices in your medical care!
I will use this resource!

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Easy to understand

I am a PA and have been looking for a good reference for myself and my patients to help open the discussion for overuse of medication. I found this book both informative and easy to digest. Now just heed the print copy to keep in my office.

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100% awesome

Tina of information. I listen to it when I go bed! This is the 5 book i have of his