Andrew Weil's Biography(Photos)
Andrew Weil, M.D., has devoted the past thirty years to developing, applying, and teaching others about the principles of integrative medicine. Dr. Weil combines a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine to provide a unique approach to health care which encompasses body, mind, and spirit.
He is the Founder and Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) at the College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, where he is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine, Professor of Public Health, and the Lovell-Jones Professor of Integrative Rheumatology. Dr. Weil received both his medical degree and his undergraduate AB degree in biology (botany) from Harvard University.
AzCIM, established in 1994, trains physicians, medical students, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and allied health professionals in the philosophy and practice of integrative medicine. The program's overriding mission is to lead the transformation of health care by creating, educating, and actively supporting a community of professionals who embody the philosophy and practice of integrative medicine. The program features a broad range of comprehensive fellowship training programs, online educational courses on specific topics, an integrative clinic, and an NIH-supported research group. Through AzCIM, Dr. Weil hopes to expand and strengthen integrative medicine and ultimately help to transform health care in North America and the world.
Dr. Weil is also a bestselling author and editorial director of DrWeil.com, the leading online resource for healthy living based on the philosophy of integrative medicine. Dr. Weil's books include the national bestsellers Spontaneous Healing, 8 Weeks to Optimum Health, Eating Well for Optimum Health, and The Healthy Kitchen. His latest book, Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being, was published in October 2005. He also authors the popular Dr. Weil's Self Healing newsletter and is the Director of Integrative Health & Healing at Miraval Life in Balance Resort. Dr. Weil is an internationally-recognized expert on integrative medicine, medicinal plants, mind-body interactions and the future of medicine and health care.
As a frequent guest on Larry King Live, Oprah, and The Today Show, Dr. Weil provides valuable information and insight on how to incorporate conventional and complementary medicine practices in one's life to optimize the body's natural healing power.
About Andrew Weil, M.D., and Weil Lifestyle, LLC
Andrew Weil, M.D., helped to establish Weil Lifestyle, LLC in order to provide ethical and reliable funding for the advancement of integrative medicine and to develop evidence-based, healthful consumer products.
Weil Lifestyle, LLC licenses the right to use Dr. Weil's name and likeness to companies philosophically aligned with his principles and committed to advancing integrative medicine. To qualify for licensing, the products themselves must also conform to the principles of integrative medicine. Current licensees are: Weil Nutritional Supplements (vitamins and supplements), Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins (skin-care products), Pet Promise (premium pet food), Dr. Andrew Weil for Tea (premium teas), Lucini Italia Organics(organic extra virgin olive oil and whole, peeled tomatoes), Weil by Nature's Path (organic cereals and nutrition bars), Weil for Vital Choice, Weil Baby(TM) (baby feeding systems), Weil by Vita Foods, and Orthaheel(TM).
Dr. Weil donates all of his after-tax profits from royalties received by Weil Lifestyle, LLC from the sale of these products to The Weil Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing integrative medicine by supporting education and research. It is funded through contributions from Dr. Weil and by others committed to education and research in integrative medicine.