Integrative Health for Optimal Aging | Andrew Weil, MD

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Andrew Weil, M.D., is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine and is internationally recognized for his expertise in healthy aging and his philosophy on aging gracefully.

In this enlightening lecture, Dr. Weil discusses the important question, “Is it inevitable to get sick as we get old?” He shares observations of the healthy aging successes of centenarians, how our “genetic destiny” may be modifiable, and how inflammation contributes to disease. He offers practical ways to separate the aging process from age-related disease, to stay as healthy as we can as we age, including incorporating a nutritious diet, maintaining physical activity and the importance of social connection.

Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, he is the founder and director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. He also holds the Lovell-Jones Endowed Chair in Integrative Medicine and is a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health at the University of Arizona.

A New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Weil is the author of 15 books on health and wellbeing, including Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Wellbeing; Mind Over Meds: Know When Drugs Are Necessary, When Alternatives Are Better, and When to Let Your Body Heal on Its Own; Fast Food, Good Food; True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure; Spontaneous Happiness and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health.

Dr. Weil is the editorial director of the popular website Dr. (, and appears in video programs featured on PBS. He can be found on Facebook at and Twitter @drweil. Dr. Weil is the founder and Chairman of the Weil Foundation, and the founder and co-Chairman of Healthy Lifestyle Brands. He is also a founder and partner of the growing group of True Food Kitchen restaurants. In 2017, he joined Seabourn and The Onboard Spa by Steiner in their “Spa and Wellness With Dr. Andrew Weil” mindful-living program, offered on all of its cruise ships. In addition, Dr. Weil writes a monthly column for Prevention magazine and the popular Dr. Andrew Weil’s Self Healing monthly newsletter. A frequent lecturer and guest on talk shows, Dr. Weil is an internationally recognized expert on medicinal plants, alternative medicine, and medical education reform. He lives in Tucson, Arizona, USA.

Dr. Weil is a courageous visionary who shepherded the field of integrative medicine to where it is today, an essential approach to wellbeing embedded in mainstream medicine and health. As Dr. Weil often says, “Integrative medicine is just good medicine.”


Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.

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  1. Wait at 42:25 he says any "non nutritive sweeteners have disastrous effects" – what about stevia? that's natural? aren't there other things like monk fruit that are low/no calorie AND add a little sweetness?

  2. Thank you. This aging was why I studied for my PhD in Natural Health and received my degree at the age of 62. Wanting to age healthier and healing all the ills that accumulate in our Self. Appreciate all the years you have shared your integrative health care tips for us.

  3. Apreciando a una mujer tan hermosa. 2:9 sentadillas son unos mikujava.Monster muchas y un buen ejercicio. 5:25 Se deja ver que hay muy buenos resultados 😍👍 Saludos desde la Cd.. de world losi mortales abian apreciado tan hermosa mujer

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