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Spontaneous Healing: How to Discover and Enhance Your Body's Natural Ability to Maintain and Heal Itself [Paperback]

Dr. Andrew Weil MD
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3 Jun 1996

In this revolutionary book, Dr Andrew Weil shows how the concept of spontaneous healing can change all our lifes for the better.

Drawing on his training as a doctor and his in-depth first-hand knowledge of alternative treatments, he describes in clear, accessible language the operation of the body's healing system and the various methods with which we can support its natural ability to maintain and heal itself - not only in our everyday lifes, but also in the face of devastating illness.

Dr Andrew Weil suggests practical ways in which all of us can get healthy and fit, providing specific and detailed information: on food, drink and diet; on environmental factors and how to avoid toxins; on exercise and stress reduction; and on vitamins, supplements, herbs and tonics. Numerous case histories provide evidence of the remarkable success of spontaneous healing in dealing with serious medical conditions.

SPONTANEOUS HEALING is an essential book for everyone who wishes to lead a healthy life.


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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (3 Jun 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751540811
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751540819
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,286 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Warning: this man can seriously affect your health. For the better (GUARDIAN)

There is no lecturing or preaching: his aim is simply to show how easy it is to change your lifestyle and boost your body's own healing system (The Sunday TIMES)

Full of common sense . . . (DAILY Express)

His advice is pragmatic, sensible and positive. His central concept is that our body has a healing system: learn how to use it (EVENING STANDARD)

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Reissue of the classic bestseller SPONTANEOUS HEALING - the essential book for everyone who wishes to lead a healthy life.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
This book is seriously life changing. Once you have read it, you will want to go straight out and buy a copy of it for everyone dear to you and anyone you know or know of that may be suffering from one illness or another. Andrew Weil has the ability to communicate succinctly and clearly the workings of the human body and is hugely motivational in the process. It is an empowering experience as you realise that we all have the potential to ensure we have longevity in our lives and we have the power to fight illness and ensure optimum well being. He does not reject conventional medicine but educates you as to where you can supplement it with alternative medicine and gives a practical and easy to follow guide to help you change your habits. None of it is rocket science - but we all need to be reminded and re educated. Cannot recommend this highly enough!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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This book is amazing!! Personally being on many types of conventional medicines, I found this book to be very enlightening in the many ways to heal your body...naturally and safely! It's an extremely easy read and Dr. Weil explains everything in careful detail. After reading this, I am changing the way i view my body and mind and i'm passing this knowledge onto my friends. i reccomend this book HIGHLY to anyone who is seeking an alternative to conventional medicine.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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For 1 year and 16 medical specialists no one has been able to diagnose where my mid-section pain (24 hours a day) was coming from. A friend gave me Dr. Weil's book and said "read it, try the remedies, they can't hurt you and maybe they may help your cancer problem et. al. I was a skeptic who never believed vitamin and other health food supplements could possibly help prevent or cure a disease such as HIV, Hepatitis or Cancer.
But I am writing this on August 11, 1997 to tell you our visitors and clients... I AM A BELIEVER NOW. Having spent the months of may, June and July virtually an invalid from my pain. Never going out for fear of catching germs or cutting myself etc. I started to follow some of Dr. Weil's recommendations. Then on Wed. Aug. 6 I suddenly felt better, got dressed, went out to see my dentist for extraction of a front tooth. I hate Dentist's, because I am very sensitive to novacaine or pain. Well I went through 8 hours in the dental chair with no ill effects. Thursday afternoon I had an appointment with my Onclogist. As soon as I stepped into the room where they do the blood tests. Every nurse remark how different I was then just 30 days before, my previous vist.
My weight, 20 lb. loss after Cancer Chemo, was now back to normal. I felt good, sounded good and my pain went from a 9 to a 5. My wife said Ken you're back on Dexadrine (an upper). I said absolutely untrue. All I'm on is my pain killers, vitamins and Ginseng Gold. Called my friend in Delaware and she said, see the vitamins and Ginseng have given you a lift in energy, appetite etc. I AM NOW A BELIEVER. IF YOU'VE HAD IT WITH DOCTORS,..READ THIS BOOK. My life did a 180 degree turn in just 3 weeks. My doctors won't believe it, but everyone that knows me thinks I've undergone a miraculous cure. But I still have the cancers, but they are under control BY MY IMMUNE SYSTEM.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book literally saved my live. 22 Jun 1997
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I want to thank Dr. Weil for writing such an amazing book. I was recently diagnosed with
chronic Hepatitis C and I was terrified when the doctors told me that the only treatment available was Interferon and it only works in 10-15% of the patients. I have no symptoms of any illness and with the help of Dr. Weil's Book I am determined to keep myself healthy for a long time to come .
This book has inspired me so much that I am buying it as presents for my friends and relatives.
With all my heart thank you so much Dr. Andrew Weil.I'm already reading some of your other treasures. Sincerely Beatrix M.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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An EXCELLENT book. At last someone presents a new point of view. Having been the "victim" of countless western medicine proponents, this book was the answer to my prayers. I began his 8 week program (also found on his website) and have noticed a remarkable improvement in my physical well being, not to mention my attitude about life in general.Dr. Weil points out that in order to achieve this state of well being, you yourself must first undergo a change. It is not an easy task; it requires a lifestyle change as well as a belief and spirit in yourself that what you are doing will yield positive long term benefits. Unfortunately, our society promotes drugs to ease our ills. Our medical community promotes this for their own benefit. Dr. Weil offers alternatives which are safer, less expensive and much more beneficial in the long run. If you REALLY want to feel your best then read this book.It is beyond me how some people just don't "get it". I think many of those people who criticize this book are getting something out of their suffering.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Dr. Weil shows us fascinating truths about the nature of our
bodies. Trurhs which he shows are being ignored by medical
doctors all over the world. Why? Why do MD's ignore the most
natural way to heal? Why do some people survive and win the
battle against their cancer?

Dr. Weil suggests the answers as well as ideas how to make
our body withstand all but the most brutal of external
hazards. After showing us stories, one by one, of people who
overcame crippling illnesses, and explaining to us what made
the difference in each case, Dr. Weil summarizes this and
gives wonderful suggestions about nutrition and health. Ones
which are not very costly, and not too restrictive.

For the more enthusiastic of readers, Dr. Weil complements
the book with an 8-week program to gradually start living
the life that will last longer, be healthier and of course,
make you overcome any illness faster than before.

A remarkable book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spontaneous Healing
The (used) book arrived on time and its condition was as described. This book has been my "bible" for the past 12 years and I wanted to share it with my daughter-in-law, to whom it... Read more
Published on 29 Jun 2012 by hiyalm43
5.0 out of 5 stars a good buy
A great book, if you really want to look at how you live your life from diet to your emotional health then this is the book for you.
Published on 7 Mar 2011 by michelle
1.0 out of 5 stars Seems strained and inauthentic
I have a hard time taking this guy at face value. His ego and self-centeredness just scream off the pages. Most of the information is second hand, and not terribly compelling. Read more
Published on 17 Jun 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Spontaneous Healing is a medical bible.
Weil's "Spontaneous Healing" discusses the power of natural medicine and the spirit over certain medical practices. Read more
Published on 10 Aug 1998
3.0 out of 5 stars A handbook of modern pop medicine (cont.)
in the abilities of a therapist, and control of your own treatment and body. It could be argued that there was atime when medicine was practiced in a very shamanistic manner. Read more
Published on 4 Oct 1997
3.0 out of 5 stars A handbook of modern pop medicine
A simplisitc and trendy viewpoint on the current state of medical and non-medical treatments. I would recommend this book highly to all MDs in clinical practice- not that it... Read more
Published on 4 Oct 1997
4.0 out of 5 stars Alternative Guide to Health
This bestselling book emphasizes the need to incorporate alternative medicine into current medical practices. Read more
Published on 4 July 1997
5.0 out of 5 stars Two thumbs up!!!
A must read for _everyone_ especially those
interested in natural methods for keeping the
body in good working order. Dr. Read more
Published on 14 May 1997
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