Famed as the father of integrative and holistic medicine, Dr. Andrew Weil is the best-selling author of “8 Weeks to Optimum Health: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body’s Natural Healing Power” (click to buy now). He visited Dr. Mehmet Oz on his May 31 talk show to explain his holistic health essentials. Learn how to enjoy a longer, healthier life by following Dr. Weil’s recommendations:
- Iodine regulates your body’s metabolic functions. Symptoms of deficiency can range from weight gain to tummy trouble to inability to tolerate cold. Sources of iodine include seafood and kelp. Dr. Weil considers kelp the best natural source of iodine. You can find it at health food stores or online, such as Sea Tangle Kelp Noodles (click for details) or Sea Seasoning Kelp Granules (click to order).
- Pistachios helps with digestive problems such as heartburn and IBS, says Dr. Weil. Low-calorie, high-fiber pistachios provide you with prebiotic benefits, helping you to maintain higher levels of beneficial bacteria in your stomach. They’re also the lowest in fat when it comes to nifty nuts. Buy Wonderful Pistachios Shelled Pistachios now by clicking here.
- Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) also helps with indigestion and heartburn. Soothe your body and protect it against products such as ibuprofen by chewing two tablets (75 mg) before or between meals.You can find at health food stores or online, such as DGL Ultra Fructose Free German Chocolate flavor chewables by clicking here.
- How would you like a supplement that slows aging? This “super-pill” is CoQ10, which Dr. Weil says can protect your heart and brain from oxidative stress. Translation: CoQ10 prevents free radicals from breaking down cells, a process that results in aging. Studies show that your levels of CoQ10 decrease as you age. Dr. Weil suggests taking a 120 mg supplement daily or two 60 mg capsules twice daily with a meal that contains fat. We recommend NOW Foods CoQ10 60mg (click to order now).