Make Yourself Better
240 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
16 b&w line drawings
Release Date:01 Feb 2012
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Make Yourself Better

A Practical Guide to Restoring Your Body's Wellbeing

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Applying his deep understanding of holistic medical traditions from both East and West, Philip Weeks guides the reader through the process of restoring the body's wellbeing using a simple combination of natural techniques, diet and herbal medicines. He explores the five key interconnected areas through which wellbeing can be attained, based on his analogy of the wheel of health.

A large part of the book is devoted to the importance of good nutrition and detoxification, with clear explanations of specific methods and techniques and of the general principles to adhere to, as well as simple recipes and clinically-tested detoxification plans. The health benefits of activity and physical exercise are also explored, as are the effects of potentially harmful substances such as mercury, additives and plastics, and the simple steps that can be taken to avoid these. In the final chapter, he looks in a holistic way at specific difficulties the reader may be faced with, such as anger, stress and grief, and at how to deal with these in order to achieve wellbeing on a mental, emotional and spiritual level.

Compassionate and realistic, Make Yourself Better will empower the reader to make more informed choices in their day-to-day life, and in doing so achieve a greater level of health and vitality.

Philip Weeks is a Master Herbalist and acupuncturist, and a frequent lecturer on herbal medicine and holistic health. Renowned for his deep understanding of ancient medicine, he is well versed in Ayurvedic, Arabic, Chinese and Greek medicine.


Introduction: The Wheel of Health

1 Our Environment

2 Our Intake

3 Guidelines for Healthy Eating

4 The Digestive System: Nutrition in, Waste Out

5 Elimination/Detoxification

6 Fantastic Fasting

7 The Liver and Gallbladder

8 Blood and the Lymphatic System

9 The Kidneys

10 Our Reserves

11 Activation

12 Mental, Emotional, Spiritual


Further Reading

Botanical Index




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