Mind over Meds

  • by Andrew Weil, MD
  • Narrated by Andrew Weil, MD
  • 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Too many Americans are taking too many drugs - and it's costing us our health, happiness, and lives.
Prescription drug use in America has increased tenfold in the past 50 years, and over-the-counter drug use has risen just as dramatically. In addition to the dozens of medications we take to treat serious illnesses, we take drugs to help us sleep, to keep us awake, to keep our noses from running, our backs from aching, and our minds from racing. Name a symptom, there's a pill to suppress it.
Modern drugs can be miraculously life-saving, and many illnesses demand their use. But what happens when our reliance on powerful pharmaceuticals blinds us to their risks? Painful side effects and dependency are common, and adverse drug reactions are America's fourth leading cause of death.
In Mind over Meds, best-selling author Dr. Andrew Weil alerts listeners to the problem of overmedication, and outlines when medicine is necessary, and when it is not. Dr. Weil examines how we came to be so drastically overmedicated, presents science that proves drugs aren't always the best option, and provides reliable integrative medicine approaches to treating common ailments like high blood pressure, allergies, depression, and even the common cold. With case histories, healthy alternative treatments, and input from other leading physicians, Mind over Meds is the go-to resource for anyone who is sick and tired of being sick and tired.

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Very informative and interesting. Excellent, as I expected from Dr Weil


Yet again, Dr. Well has presented a brilliant collection of important information about how to make decisions which can really impact your life in a good way.
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- Kindle Customer ok

great book...gives alot of insight medication

loved it...I read all of doc. weils books..very informative on over medicating....makes one think of their overall health...we have one life to live..we might as well live it weil!
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- betty

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-02-2017
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio