Physician and bestselling author Andrew Weil is a highly acclaimed pioneer in the fields of health, wellness, and integrative medicine. Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, he has inspired people to lead healthier, happier lives through his books, PBS specials, and TV appearances. TIME magazine named him one of “the world’s 100 most influential people” and “one of the 25 most influential Americans.”
Dr. Weil established the practice of integrative medicine, combining conventional and alternative healing. He founded the Arizona Center in 1994, the first of its kind to include courses on mind-body interactions, nutrition, herbs, and botanicals. He holds the Lovell-Jones Endowed Chair in Integrative Rheumatology and is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health.
His books, including the international bestsellers Spontaneous Happiness, Eight Weeks to Optimum Health, and Healthy Aging, have improved millions of lives and sold over 10 million copies. Weil wrote Why Our Health Matters: A Vision of Medicine That Can Transform Our Future and appeared in the 2012 documentary Escape Fire: The Fight to Save American Healthcare.
2013's James Beard Award-nominated True Food: Seasonable, Sustainable, Simple, Pure includes 125 recipes for healthy eating at home. With locations in Arizona, California, and Colorado, his True Food Kitchen restaurants, which incorporate his dietary beliefs into the menu, have begun creating healthier communities all over the country. His new cookbook, Fast Food, Good Food, was released in October 2015.
Partnered with Origins, Dr. Weil created a line of clinically proven skincare formulas that apply his approach to health, wellness, and ecological responsibility to beauty and skincare. Focused on sustainability and community, Dr. Weil donates 100% of his Origins proceeds to the Weil Foundation, which has given out over $4.1 million in grants.
Dr. Weil earned his A.B. and M.D. degrees from Harvard University. Honored as the Pioneer in Integrative Medicine by The Institute for Health and Healing, Weil received the John P. McGovern Award in Behavior Sciences and was inducted into the Academy of Achievement. He contributes to TIME and The Huffington Post, writes a Self Healing newsletter and creates content for DrWeil.com and Dr. Weil’s Daily Health Tips.
- Weil's Vision for the Future of Integrative Medicine (2011)
- Weil on Colbert (2007)
- Dr. Weil interviewed by Sanjay Gupta about depression and happiness (2011)
- Dr. Weil on Happiness vs. Contentment (2011)
- Weil discusses the Anti-Inflammatory Diet (2011)
- Dr. Weil on Emotional Intelligence (2011)
- Dr. Weil talks to Dr. Oz about the future of medicine (2010)
- Why our health matters (2009)
Aging is a natural, universal process, and a biologic fact; anti-aging remedies cannot reverse the physical changes that come with growing older. Dr. Weil believes we can age with grace and offer the information and support you need to begin maximizing your well-being and maintaining your health, whatever your stage of life. That means accepting the aging process, adapting to the changes it brings, and discovering its rewards. He offers insights as to how we can delay the onset of age-related disease and discomfort, including advice about diet, exercise, handling stress, protecting our minds, and bringing spirituality into our lives.Read More >
Health is an intrinsic quality of resilience and balance that protects us from harm as we move through life. If you are healthy, you can interact with germs and not get infections, with allergens and not have allergic reactions, with toxins and not suffer damage. To protect and optimize health, you must attend to all lifestyle factors that affect it: diet, physical activity, stress, rest and sleep, emotions, as well as nonphysical (spiritual) influences. In this speech, Dr. Weill illuminates the body’s healing system, and the ways in which an individual can optimize his or her own system. He also outlines the alternative medicines and treatments available to aid the healing system, not only in the remission of life-threatening diseases but also in response to everyday illnesses and in day-to-day upkeep of basic health.Read More >
Dr. Andrew Weil wants to put the “care” back in our healthcare system. In this presentation, Dr. Weil gives us a complete plan to implement positive change now and for the future. The solution involves nothing less than the creation of a completely new culture of health, wellness, and medicine in this country, one that we can start building today.Read More >
One in ten Americans — including children — are taking antidepressant drugs, and the World Health Organization predicts that by the year 2030, more people worldwide will be affected by depression that by any other health condition. Dr. Weil, who has struggled with moderate depression himself through midlife, investigates how we got here, what we can do outside of traditional medicine to start feeling more content, and how we can sustain this contentment through life’s inevitable dark patches. He explains how, scientifically, emotionally, and spiritually, humans have the innate ability to achieve positive emotions without external agencies — a process he calls spontaneous because it is a natural one that does not rely on drugs or other medicines.Read More >
- Fast Food, Good Food
- True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure
- Why Our Health Matters: A Vision of Medicine That Can Transform Our Future
- Spontaneous Happiness
- Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being
- 8 Weeks to Optimum Health: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body's Natural...
- Spontaneous Healing: How to Discover and Embrace Your Body's Natural Ability to Maintain and Heal...
- Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition
- The Healthy Kitchen: Recipes for a Better Body, Life, and Spirit