What’s the secret to living over 100 years old?
Is it daily physical exercise? Does the food you eat determine your lifespan? Is it about getting eight hours of sleep every night? And what about your mental health — does that have a factor in living a long life?
On The School of Greatness, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing several experts, doctors, therapists, and nutritionists about the secrets to living a long life, and each of them had unique insights to share, including different foods you should eat, what supplements to take, and how to exercise.
While many of them had different viewpoints regarding physical health and long life, they all have shared one thing in common:
Being healthy, inside and out, is about developing and maintaining the right habits.
For instance, doing one 30-minute ab workout won’t give you six-pack abs, running a couple of miles the day before a marathon won’t prepare you, and one quick, honest conversion about your relationship with your partner won’t fix everything. It takes practice, commitment, and wisdom to see change!
That’s what we’re all about on The School of Greatness — and in this episode, our guest shares critical information about our habits so that we can be happier and live longer lives.
Please welcome Dr. Andrew Weil to the show!
Andrew Weil, M.D., is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing-oriented approach to health care that encompasses body, mind, and spirit.
After completing a medical internship at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco, he worked a year with the National Institute of Mental Health, then wrote his first book, The Natural Mind. From 1971-1975, as a Fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs, Dr. Weil traveled widely in North and South America and Africa collecting information on drug use in other cultures, medicinal plants, and alternative methods of treating disease. From 1971-1984 he was on the research staff of the Harvard Botanical Museum and conducted investigations of medicinal and psychoactive plants
Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, Dr. Weil is the founder and director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, where he also holds the Lovell-Jones Endowed Chair in Integrative Rheumatology and is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health. The Center is the leading effort in the world to develop a comprehensive curriculum in integrative medicine. Graduates serve as directors of integrative medicine programs throughout the United States, and through its fellowship, the Center is now training doctors and nurse practitioners around the world.
Dr. Weil is an internationally recognized expert for his views on leading a healthy lifestyle, his philosophy of healthy aging, and his critique of the future of medicine and health care. Dr. Weil writes a monthly column for Prevention magazine. A frequent lecturer and guest on talk shows, Dr. Weil is an internationally recognized expert on medicinal plants, alternative medicine, and the reform of medical education.
In this enlightening episode, Dr. Weil and I discuss the foods and habits we need to optimize our mental and physical health. I learned so much about the danger of inflammatory diseases, how we can treat and prevent them, and about the root cause of most medical problems. You don’t want to miss this episode!
Join me on Episode 1,108 to learn the habits and foods to increases brain function, eliminate inflammation, and live healthy longer with Dr. Andrew Weil!