Web site is a resource for the latest information, health tips and guidance regarding health and well-being for body, mind and spirit
PHOENIX (November 8, 2007) - Weil Lifestyle, LLC, and Andrew Weil, M.D., world-renowned leader in the field of integrative medicine, offer journalists and the general public original, reliable health tips and content through the Web site DrWeil.com. A leading resource for education, information, products and services that address consumers' health and well-being, it is the premier online source for integrative medicine.
"DrWeil.com is an all-inclusive resource comprised of first-generation content Dr. Weil personally develops or supports," said Brad Lemley, editorial director, DrWeil.com. "As a former journalist, I know the value this site can provide to journalists seeking a trusted source for the up-to-date, pioneering information that their readers want."
Dr. Weil has devoted the past thirty years to developing, practicing and teaching the principles of integrative medicine, a healing oriented approach to healthcare which combines scientifically validated therapies from both mainstream and holistic systems of healing, Dr. Weil uses his Harvard education and lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine to provide actionable advice, health tips and prudent recommendations which encompass body, mind and spirit.
In addition to his own contribution, Dr. Weil utilizes a team of trusted experts in related fields who share his philosophy, to help create the original content found on the Web site. As such, the site was designed to be a resource for journalists and consumers looking for credible and authoritative information on topics including nutrition, supplements, stress management, mental and physical fitness, disease prevention and treatment, and emotional well-being. Photos, videos and other visuals are also readily available.
"The topics of health and medicine are booming on the Web," said Lemley. "People want to be involved in their own health care, and a substantial number of Americans are seeking alternative medicine, but might not know where to turn. Now, they have a go-to Web site."
DrWeil.com is continuously updated and content is refreshed with the most current health tips, articles and information on a variety of health, healing and lifestyle topics. Some of the most popular and noteworthy features include:
- "Ask Dr. Weil" - A Q&A section that allows registered users to ask Dr. Weil specific questions relating to subjects including what foods cause inflammation, preventing cold and flu, promoting a healthy heart and natural ways to age with grace. Here, you'll find Dr. Weil's take on the latest health issues in the news, including the dangerous MRSA "superbug," the manufacturers' withdrawal of children's' cold medicines, tainted pet food from China and other current topics.
- "Health Centers" - A section featuring 12 specific heath related areas including men's and women's health, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease and also includes a Condition Care Guide covering a variety of topics, from anxiety to snoring.
- "Weil Lifestyle" - A section that presents information on personal care and home and garden, and articles on natural beauty, healthy cookware, organic gardening, healthy pet care and more.
- "The Dr. Weil Marketplace" - A section that offers a vast resource of Dr. Weil products, including books and CDs, supplements, tea and other products for a healthy body, mind and spirit.
- "Daily Health Tips" - A daily e-mail with actionable advice, information, and recommendations to help improve all aspects of lifestyle physical, mental and emotional health.
- "Weekly Wellness Bulletin" - A weekly e-mail with the latest research, news, discussions, recipes and stories on relevant and timely health-related topics.
In addition to DrWeil.com, Weil Lifestyle exclusively markets a line of natural health products, tools and services through DrWeil.com:
The Weil Vitamin Advisor: This online tool offered exclusively on the Dr. Weil Web site provides consumers with vitamin and nutritional supplement recommendations based upon their age, gender, medical history, diet and lifestyle. After completing a free online questionnaire, customers receive a suggested daily regime that reflects an integrative approach to optimal nutrition. There is also an option to consult directly with a nutritionist for supplement and product recommendations. To support these personalized recommendations, Weil Lifestyle offers approved products to match the suggested formulations and ships them in personalized Daily Dose Packets directly to the consumer's door. The customer also may take the recommendations to his or her health care provider or pharmacy.
Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging: The companion Web site to Dr. Weil's best-selling book Healthy Aging, this online guide is an interactive, dynamic information source that aids those who want to successfully negotiate the process of aging gracefully. The online subscription program includes eating guides, health tips and articles, interactive tools, videos, recipes and more.
Dr. Weil's Optimum Health Plan: Based on Dr. Weil's best-selling book 8 Weeks to Optimum Health, Dr. Weil's Optimum Health Plan is a customized, interactive online subscription program designed to help individuals incorporate Dr. Weil's philosophy into all aspects of their lives.
Weil Juvenon: This supplement helps support mental and physical well-being as people grow older. A patented combination of natural micronutrients, Juvenon Healthy Aging Support was developed by a team of award-winning scientists at the University of California at Berkeley to improve metabolic efficiency and promote cellular health.
Dr. Weil donates all of his after-tax profits from royalties from sales of Weil Lifestyle products directly to the Weil Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting integrative medicine through training, education and research. An independent 501(c)(3) organization, the foundation is dedicated to sustaining the vision of integrative medicine by improving the training of health care professionals; educating the public about health, healing and nutrition; reforming public policies governing health care and researching the application of integrative medicine.
About DrWeil.com and Weil Lifestyle
Weil Lifestyle, LLC, provides the public with information, products and services that enhance health and well-being, and helps individuals achieve a lifestyle guided by the philosophies of integrative medicine. The organization was founded to provide a funding platform to support the Weil Foundation, a non-profit organization that develops research and educational programs that support integrative medicine, improve health care and empower individuals to make better health choices. Headquartered in Phoenix, Weil Lifestyle is the owner of the Web sites, www.DrWeil.com, www.DrWeilsPlan.com, www.DrWeilOnHealthyAging.com, and www.DrWeilBlog.com, and is the exclusive worldwide licensor of distinctive products and services that are developed, reviewed and approved by Dr. Andrew Weil.
DrWeil.com, created by Weil Lifestyle, is a free, all-inclusive consumer resource for healthy living information guided by the principles of integrative medicine. The site is comprised of first-generation content developed or supported by Dr. Weil, and is a leading resource for education, information, products and services that address consumers' health and well-being. Since 2000, the Web site has helped millions of consumers and health professionals stay abreast of news and information in the field. Its servers log more than 8 million page views and deliver more than 14 million free opt-in e-bulletins each month.