Here, Andrew Weil draws on the longest-running medical studies, as well as on the secrets of longevity that he has gathered firsthand from cultures around the world. He gives us a book about aging that is unlike any other in the breadth and depth of its information and its understanding. In the companionable, authoritative voice that has been the landmark of all of his best-selling books, Weil discusses what happens to the body as we age, the gender difference in aging, and the impact of genes and lifestyle on how we age. He explores the myriad would-be elixirs of life extension, separating myth from fact. He writes movingly about how our tendency to deny the fact of aging can become an obstacle to doing it well, and how aging can be an impetus to spiritual development. He provides specific practical guidance for physical, mental, and emotional difficulties in later life. And he looks into the most promising areas of future research.
This is Andrew Weil's most important and far-reaching to date.