Update – Dr Weil’s 8 Weeks to Optimum Health

It’s been many more than 8 weeks and, although I got stuck somewhere in week 5, I’ve seen some good results with this program. I’ve added and increased a number foods like garlic, ginger, tofu and green tea. The walks have been harder to keep up in the winter with the cold, rainy and dark UK days, but I’m doing what I can. I have lost some weight (although I wasn’t trying to) and I have a lot more energy.

What has been life altering, are the breathing exercises and the introduction to Chinese Medicine. I have since had acupuncture and herbal treatment for menopause symptoms which has worked a dream and which I can recommend. I just went to one of those chinese doctors (a husband and wife team) in a shopping mall. They were fantastic.

I have also found a book called the ‘Complete System of Self Healing: Internal Exercises’ by Stephen T. Chang. I had heard the the eye exercises were very good. I’ve needed reading glasses for a while, but this year I’ve needed glasses for driving and my night vision is also getting worse. I’ve been doing the eye exercises for about 7 weeks. My eyes feel much better. The exercises are great for tired eyes, after work or after a long drive. You can even do them while driving. If I’ve had any improvement with my vision, it has been very subtle, but the book does say you need to do them for 3 to 6 months.

Complete System of Self Healing: Internal Exercises

I’m also doing a few of the other internal exercises. They work with Chinese concepts like meridians and chi (energy or life force). They are easy to do and fit well with Dr Weil’s program.

Dr Weil has an online program which I may start when the weather gets a bit better.

One response to “Update – Dr Weil’s 8 Weeks to Optimum Health

  1. High time for a follow up! Dr Weil is still a great program and as before much has become habit, like garlic, ginger, tofu and green tea. I also try to eat broccoli twice a week and oily fish once a week. I also do 1 or 2 vegetarian days.

    As for the Internal Exercises by Stephen T. Chang, well hard to say. The eye exercises do help relax the eyes and all the muscles around them. And it seems that this helps my eyesight. I went for an eye check a few weeks ago and while my distance sight has gotten a bit worse, my close and middle range sight hasn’t. This is interesting as this is the first time in over 10 years where short and mid range have not gotten worse!

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