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Past articles by Andrew:

3 Surprising Natural Cures for Nausea, According to a Doctor

Put a stop to nausea with non-medicinal solutions that work for motion sickness, morning sickness, and more. → Read More

How to Get Rid of Any Type of Headache Without Medicine, According to a Doctor

Headaches can have varied causes addressed by different therapies. These natural remedies are worth trying, according to a doctor. → Read More

Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And How To Treat It

Dr. Andrew Weil explains what exactly chronic fatigue syndrome is and how to best manage the symptoms. → Read More

Are Calcium Supplements Worth It?

Dr. Andrew Weil on calcium supplements and the best food sources for calcium and Vitamin D. → Read More

Is Seeing A Chiropractor More Risky Than It's Worth?

Should you be concerned about the link between neck adjustments and stroke risk? → Read More

Don’t Like Green Tea? Try These Healthy, Healing Options Instead

Research finds that tea drinkers are at lower risk of cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis—and even bacterial and viral infections. → Read More

Are Your Teeth Still Safe? What You Need To Know About Fluoride In The Water

With the recent cut to fluoride in water, are your teeth still safe? Dr. Weil weighs in. → Read More

When Do You Really Need An Antibiotic?

It's deceptively easy to overuse antiobiotics. Here's how to make sure you only take them when you need them. → Read More

"Our Current National Policy On Marijuana Is Counterproductive And Irrational"

While 23 states and Washington, DC, have legalized medical marijuana, the federal government sees cannabis as having no medical use. This is at odds with scientific fact. → Read More

Is Stress The Reason Your Lower-Back Pain Has Become So Unbearable?

Photo by Jacob Wackerhausen/Getty Images Stress can exacerbate back pain—and the perception of it. John Sarno, a doctor and professor of rehabilitation medicine, believes that most chronic back pain... → Read More

Is Hypnosis The Answer To Your Sleep Problems?

Photo by Weil Lifestyle Yes, hypnosis can improve sleep quality and is far safer than prescription drugs. The aim is to help you attain a state of relaxed yet focused concentration that has been li... → Read More

Is Breakfast Really Necessary?

Breakfast has long been touted as important for weight management, but recent research suggests that this belief is unfounded. So do you need a healthy breakfast or not? → Read More

The Simple Breathing Technique That Will Help You Sleep

QUESTION: I've had trouble sleeping as I've gotten older—is this a big problem? ANSWER: Persistent insomnia becomes more common as we age. It's a risk factor for weight gain and can disrupt the body's... → Read More

Ask Dr. Weil: What Can I Do About Toenail Fungus?

In my experience, tea tree oil helps a subset of patients. Dab the oil on nails that have white or yellow fungus twice a day for at least 2 months. The nail has to grow out for the fungus to be eradic... → Read More

It's My Stomach. Again.

Many IBS medications do not treat the root of the problem, and therefore never cure it. Check out Dr. Weil's 5 natural remedies for irritable bowel syndrome. → Read More

Ask Dr. Weil: What Should I Do For Better Bones?

Q: I got a bone-density scan, and my results were slightly low. What should I do now? A: First, make sure that the test you received was a DXA (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry). It's the gold standar... → Read More

Ask Dr. Weil: How Can I Stay Healthy After 40?

Q: I'm in my 40s—is there anything I should do more of or less of at my age? A: Your 40s can be a time of great fulfillment (just watch this video), when dreams come to fruition amid the support of fa... → Read More

Ask Dr. Weil: Is It Safe To Eat Raw Mushrooms?

Q: Is it true that you should never eat mushrooms raw?–Lisa Enslow, 48, Chatham, NJ A: Yes. Mushrooms have very tough cell walls and are essentially indigestible if you don't cook them. Thoroughly hea... → Read More

Should You Take A Vitamin D Supplement?

Vitamin D is a hormone the body produces through sun exposure. Most adults don't get enough of it, but research suggests that D helps protect against serious diseases. One example is breast cancer, in which it curbs abnormal cell growth and the formation of blood vessels that feed tumors. Adequate levels at the time of diagnosis could affect prognosis and alter the disease's course, potentially… → Read More

Stop Dry Eyes -

Answer Blink regularly. Also, these two simple massages will help stimulate the tear ducts that moisten and refresh your eyes. I often do both, one after another. If you wear contact lenses, be sure to remove them first. 1. Rub hands together to warm them up. Rest elbows on a table and cup hands over both eyes, with heels of palms on cheeks. Take a few deep breaths, then move hands higher and gently… → Read More