Applying his deep understanding of holistic medical traditions from both East and West, Philip Weeks guides the reader through the process of restoring the body's wellbeing using a simple combination of natural techniques, diet and herbal medicines. He explores five key interconnected areas through which wellbeing can be attained - nourishment; detoxification; lifestyle; activation; and mind, emotions and spirit - based on his analogy of the wheel of health.
The author explores in depth the importance of good nutrition and detoxification, with clear explanations of specific methods and techniques and of the general principles to adhere to. He includes simple recipes and clinically-tested detoxification plans. The health benefits of activity and physical exercise are explored, as are the effects of potentially harmful substances such as mercury, additives and plastics, and the simple steps that can be taken to avoid these. He also looks in a holistic way at specific emotional difficulties the reader may be faced with, such as anger, stress and grief, and at how to deal with these in order to achieve wellbeing on a mental, emotional and spiritual level.
Compassionate and realistic, Make Yourself Better will empower the reader to make more informed choices in their day-to-day life to achieve a greater level of health and vitality.
Disclaimer. Acknowledgements. Introduction: The Wheel of Health. 1. Our Environment. 2. Our Intake. 3. Guidelines for Healthy Eating. 4. The Digestive System: Nutrition in, Waste Out. 5. Elimination/Detoxification. 6. Fantastic Fasting. 7. The Liver and Gallbladder. 8. Blood and the Lymphatic System. 9. The Kidneys. 10. Lifestyle. 11. Activation. 12. Mind, Emotions and Spirit. Conclusion. References. Further Reading. Resources. Tests. Index.
*Gold medal winner in the 'Living Now Book of the Year - Body' category of the Living Now Book Awards*
'I found Make Yourself Better to be full of useful information, and fascinating historical background relevant for bringing ancient wisdom to practical healthcare in modern times. Philip Weeks writes with clarity and authority, and in a colorful and entertaining style that moved me to enthusiastically turn the pages... I am inspired by Philip's focus on the subtle causes and influences of health, and ill-health. He expertly weaves the principle of - subtle leading to external - into his text, and effectively integrates spiritual precepts with practical tips and guidelines for a healthy and joyful life.
- David Wolf, Ph. D. - Satvatove Institute- Founder; Director
'This is a readable, safe and sensible, user-friendly book. It fulfils many of the objectives of both traditional and 'modern' naturopathy and is logically presented throughout all 12 chapters.'
- British Naturopathic Journal
'Make Yourself Better has all the answers for those looking to make positive changes to their health and vitality. Packed to the brim with illuminating information on nutrition, fitness, environmental toxins, as well as the relationship between emotions and health, this book will empower you to make informed decisions about your day-to-day life and make you feel better.'
- Natural Lifestyle
'An informative and enjoyable journey through the theory and application of natural healing methods. This is quite simply the best and most accessible book on the subject.'
- David Blackwell, Association of Master Herbalists, UK
'[Make Yourself Better] covers a wide range of insights and teachings from East and West, from ancient to modern. Different from the commonly available health guides, the author presents us with more than just a cookbook's collection of advice and recipes. [The book] reads as a great reference guide and documents at the same time the author's profound insight into the subject.'
- Dr Siegfried Trefzer, Director of Hightree Medical Clinic and Associate Physician at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, UK
'Having been in practice for over 50 years, I hear daily from patients how confused they often are with the different ways in which medicine is explained in the form of treatments and nutrition. This very comprehensive book is not only a delight to read but is very practically put together, understanding the complexity of health and putting it into a nutshell to make it easy to understand. I am very impressed by the expertise of the writer, and by the way he explains himself clearly and concisely. This book deserves a place in every household.'
- Professor Jan de Vries, Troon, Scotland
Philip Weeks is a leading expert on natural medicine and nutrition and is a master herbalist and acupuncturist. He is an engaging, informative presenter and is renowned for his deep understanding and knowledge of ancient medicine. He is well versed in Ayurvedic, Arabic, Chinese and Greek medicine and utilises these systems by making them relevant to today. Philip is known for his pioneering, passionate and positive approach to helping people achieve their optimum health. He is a frequent lecturer on herbal medicine and holistic health.
2012, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-012-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 240pp
With Carri Milch
Illustrated by Sue Mair
Kim S. Golding and Daniel A. Hughes
Ruth MacConville and Tina Rae
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