Andrew Weil – As an American, you have…

As an American, you have a right to good health care that is effective, accessible…


“As an American, you have a right to good health care that is effective, accessible, and affordable, that serves you from infancy through old age, that allows you to go to practitioners and facilities of your choosing, and that offers a broad range of therapeutic options.”
-Andrew Weil

Andrew Weil – You can’t afford to get…

You can’t afford to get sick, and you can’t depend on the present health care…


“You can’t afford to get sick, and you can’t depend on the present health care system to keep you well. It’s up to you to protect and maintain your body’s innate capacity for health and healing by making the right choices in how you live.”
-Andrew Weil

Andrew Weil – It does kids no favors…

It does kids no favors, and sets them up for a potential lifetime of poor…


“It does kids no favors, and sets them up for a potential lifetime of poor health and social embarrassment, to excuse them from family meals of real food. Everyone benefits from healthy eating, but it is particularly crucial at the beginning of life.”
-Andrew Weil

Andrew Weil – Technology has a shadow side…

Technology has a shadow side. It accounts for real progress in medicine, but has also…


“Technology has a shadow side. It accounts for real progress in medicine, but has also hurt it in many ways, making it more impersonal, expensive and dangerous. The false belief that a safety net of sophisticated drugs and machines stretches below us, permitting risky or lazy lifestyle choices, has undermined our spirit of self-reliance.”
-Andrew Weil

Andrew Weil – In the world at large…

In the world at large, people are rewarded or punished in ways that are often…


“In the world at large, people are rewarded or punished in ways that are often utterly random. In the garden, cause and effect, labor and reward, are re-coupled. Gardening makes sense in a senseless world. By extension, then, the more gardens in the world, the more justice, the more sense is created.”
-Andrew Weil

Andrew Weil – A beautiful bouquet or a…

A beautiful bouquet or a long-lasting flowering plant is a traditional gift for women…


“A beautiful bouquet or a long-lasting flowering plant is a traditional gift for women, but I have recommended that both men and women keep fresh flowers in the home for their beauty, fragrance, and the lift they give our spirits.”
-Andrew Weil

Andrew Weil – My passion for gardening may…

My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation…


“My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society.”
-Andrew Weil

Andrew Weil – I am not against all…

I am not against all forms of high-tech medicine. Drugs and surgeries have a…


“I am not against all forms of high-tech medicine. Drugs and surgeries have a secure place in the treatment of serious health conditions. But modern American medicine treats almost every health condition as if it were an emergency.”
-Andrew Weil