DRWEIL.COM OFFERS BABY BOOMERS AND HEALTH-CONCIOUS CONSUMERS A COMPLETE ONLINE RESOURCE FOR LIFELONG HEALTH AND GRACEFUL AGING
Healthy Aging Web site provides tools, support and information to prevent the risks of age-related diseases
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (February 25, 2008) -- As the first wave of baby boomers reaches age 65, Andrew Weil, M.D., world-renowned leader in the field of integrative medicine, has developed an online tool to aid in the fight against age-related diseases. Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging (www.drweilonhealthyaging.com) is offered by Weil Lifestyle, LLC, a leading Internet provider of information, products and services that enhance health and well-being. This premium online subscription Web site uses modern interactive features to give active adults -- and people of all ages -- the information they need for graceful aging.
Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging brings its members the latest up-to-date health information related to the field of graceful aging. Its guiding principle: No matter what your age, small preventive steps can help encourage a long, vibrant, enjoyable and fulfilling life in body, mind and spirit. The site provides members with exclusive advice, tools, information and features, using integrative-medicine-based nutrition and lifestyle choices as its platform.
"I believe we can age with grace and delay the onset of age-related disease and discomfort by developing the lifestyle practices essential to experiencing optimal health," said Dr. Weil.
The Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging online resource was developed to complement Dr. Weil's bestselling book, Healthy Aging: Your Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being. The Web site vastly expands on the book's offerings with exclusive content, including hundreds of preventive-health articles; online features including videos, recipes and puzzles; timely news; weekly emails and checklists; a vibrant interactive community; and actionable advice for graceful aging from Dr. Weil and a team of experts in a variety of fields including sleep, fitness, weight reduction, meditation and nutrition.
One of Dr. Weil's fundamental principles, which is bolstered by the latest medical research, is that many diseases of aging are fundamentally due to chronic inflammation, which is in turn the consequence of poor food choices and sedentary lifestyles. Inflammation has been linked to diseases including diabetes, osteoarthritis, heart conditions, asthma, cancers and autoimmune disorders. Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging Web site is a one-stop resource for information about Dr. Weil's anti-inflammatory diet, which is based on foods proven to help control inflammation. The site includes over 200 anti-inflammatory recipes; anti-inflammatory eating guides, shopping lists and cooking tips; advice on shopping for organic produce; and condition-specific food recommendations.
Other popular subjects on the site include the prevention of Alzheimer's disease, heart disease and diabetes; staying connected with others as we age; supplements and herbs for graceful aging; promoting a healthy weight; managing unhealthy stress; and improving the quality of sleep.
New members can participate in a 14-day free trial, during which they have complete access to the site's exclusive, continuously updated articles, recipes, videos and interactive tools. Subscription service is then available for 3.99 dollars per week.
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.MyOptimumHealthPlan.com, and www.HealthyAging.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.