COMPLETED DISC #4
Thursday, September 02, 2010
As I mentioned in my previous blog the course I am taking starts with an 8 CD Disc lecture by Dr. Andrew Weil called "Guide to Optimal Helath". It is really interesting and I am learning a lot. I am familiar with Dr. Weil from reading short articles but didn't really know his theories or beliefs. I am disappointed to find out that he recommends a lot of supplements, he calls them "insurance". I believe that consuming a plant based diet is all the insurance you need with the exception of vitamin D and B12. He recommends a multi vitamin, Vitamins C, D, E, B complex, carotinoids, chromium, calcium, magnesium and selenium. I don't agree with him on this. He calls water "the most forgotten nutrient", which I believe to be true, most people don't get near enough water as they think sodas, juices and coffee take water's place. Dr. Weil does say that green tea is counted as water and and suggests 4 cups a day.
That's it for today. Now on to disc #5.