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As an American, you have a right to good health care that is effective, accessible, and affordable, that serves you from infancy through old age, that allows you to go to practitioners and facilities of your choosing, and that offers a broad range of therapeutic options.
Andrew Weil

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

Short naps are good. Given modern workplace demands, this is not possible for many people – but if you have the option, try napping for ten to twenty minutes in the afternoon, preferably lying down in a darkened room.
Andrew Weil

Routines may include taking a warm bath or a relaxing walk in the evening, or practicing meditation/relaxation exercises. Psychologically, the completion of such a practice tells your mind and body that the day’s work is over and you are free to relax and sleep.
Andrew Weil

Human beings have survived for millennia because most of us make good decisions about our health most of the time.
Andrew Weil

Meditation while walking has a long, noble history in ancient spiritual disciplines.
Andrew Weil

The ways that my dogs can make me – and my visitors – happy constantly amazes me.
Andrew Weil

While sleep is clearly vital to emotional well-being, what is it, exactly, about sleep that is so necessary? As it turns out, mood disorders are strongly linked to abnormal patterns of dreaming.
Andrew Weil

Clearly, America’s dysfunctional food culture must bear some of the blame for our excess pounds, but it’s likely our walking-averse lifestyles contribute as well.
Andrew Weil

I’m not against high-tech medicine. It has a secure place in the diagnosis and treatment of serious disease.
Andrew Weil

We have known for many years that we need vitamin D to facilitate calcium absorption and promote bone mineralization.
Andrew Weil

Low levels of vitamin D in the population as a whole suggest that most people need to take a vitamin D supplement. This may be especially true for seniors, as the ability to synthesize vitamin D in the skin declines with age.
Andrew Weil

By keeping my hand in that, it’s the way I keep learning. The main way you learn in medicine is by practicing and working with patients.
Andrew Weil

I am not against all forms of high-tech medicine. Drugs and surgeries have a secure place in the treatment of serious health conditions. But modern American medicine treats almost every health condition as if it were an emergency.
Andrew Weil

Most American diets, even bad ones, provide more than enough calcium for bone health, especially for men.
Andrew Weil

Anyone who knows me will attest that at any time during the day, you are most likely to find me picking tayberries, ‘deadheading’ peppermint, or succession-planting shallots. There is almost nothing, really, that I would rather do.
Andrew Weil

Even low-calorie diets and vigorous exercise fail to work in the long term for at least some people.
Andrew Weil

Dreaming is a phenomenon of purely individual consciousness, and consequently impossible to thoroughly deconstruct by a community of researchers. But dreaming matters.
Andrew Weil

It does kids no favors, and sets them up for a potential lifetime of poor health and social embarrassment, to excuse them from family meals of real food. Everyone benefits from healthy eating, but it is particularly crucial at the beginning of life.
Andrew Weil

I fully support a national health care program for the U.S.
Andrew Weil

Insurance companies, whether private or government owned, must be compelled to pay for health-promoting measures. In turn, this will encourage physicians to offer such treatments in earnest.
Andrew Weil

American businesses are struggling to pay outrageous, exploitive insurance bills for their employees, hampering our ability to compete globally.
Andrew Weil

It’s rare – too rare, I have to say – for botanists to become doctors.
Andrew Weil

To be clear, I worry as much about the impact of the Internet as anyone else. I worry about shortening attention spans, the physical cost of sedentary ‘surfing’ and the potential for coarsening discourse as millions of web pages compete for attention by appealing to our base instincts.
Andrew Weil

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