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Spontaneous Happiness by Dr. Andrew Weill

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  • Mar 18, 2013

Spontaneous Happiness-A New Path To Emotional Well Being

by Dr. Andrew Weill is packed with tips to achieve wellness through

various modalities including meditation, nutrition, facial exercises

and other means generally unknown to the average consumer of

medical services.

Weill defines depression symptoms as having a lack of self-

esteem, insomnia, lack of energy, decreased concentration and

hopelessness. The author predicts that depression will increase

in the coming years without adequate coping strategies and


He cites vitamin D for optimum brain health and recommends

that people get tested for adequate vitamin D levels. In addition,

Weill explains that people who are depressed tend to eat more

processed foods which are nutrient deficient. The author also

links pancreatic cancer to chronic depression.

Weill attempts to fuse modern medicine with ancient wisdom

like meditation. He explains that long term meditation has

greater activation for the prefrontal cortex associated

with positive emotional states and decreased activation

of the right prefrontal cortex activity found in mood disorders.

Relaxing modalities like sitting, meditation and activities like

cooking help to curb mental restlessness. Weill discusses

the dangers of too much caffeine and alcohol indicating that

they are almost like mind altering drugs while St. John's Wort

is a good tonic for managing mood swings.

Weill teaches how to achieve deep relaxation by employing

specific facial exercises to make adjustments to the facial

mask which can tighten and become rigid. The author explains

how deep meditation helps to restructure the mind.

The author explains how social isolation and insufficient contact

with nature make depression worse. He explains the importance

of empathy, compassion and forgiveness as necessary ingredients

in the everyday struggle to cope and deal in a positive way with the


Spontaneous Happiness by Dr. Andrew Weill is very helpful for

engendering physical and mental wellness by way of the classic

meditation techniques coupled with nutrition and life style changes

aimed at preventing destructive psychosocial aspects which make

coping with life more difficult for people.


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Wellness Defined and Illustrated- Read And Learn How To Replicate The Knowledge In Your Own Life

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June 10, 2013
I'm not familiar with his books, but this one seems like an excellent one to start with. Thanks for the great review.
June 10, 2013
His books and health protocols are excellent for things like internal inflammations of the gastrointestinal tract, diabetes, pre-diabetic states and many other areas.
June 10, 2013
I've read many books on the subject of mental and physical health, and their association with nutrition, physical exercise, and meditation. The best ones I've come across so far are "The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet" and the "Mediterranean Diet" books, the "Secrets of Self-Healing" by Maoshing Ni, and the "Mindfulness in Plain English" books. All are truly excellent when the advice they contain is concurrently put into practice. And I can't wait to start reading Weil. Thanks again for your excellent review. :)
June 11, 2013
You are very welcome. I hope that you enjoy the book.
March 24, 2013
thanks for sharing!
March 25, 2013
This book is an important health resource.
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