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Dr. Weil on the Internet, Depression and Processed Food Print Email

Jacket covers from Andrew Weil's

The new website Bookish recently published an exclusive interview with health guru Dr. Andrew Weil, the author perhaps best known for his books Spontaneous Healing and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health.  In the interview, he talks about the possible relationships between the Internet, processed foods and depression; specifically, that the socially isolating qualities of the Internet and the refining processes and additives in manufactured food could be contributors to chronic depression.  Read the interview HERE and see what you think.  Dr. Weil's two most recent publications address these issues - the cookbook True Food offers advice on how to improve physical and mental well-being through diet, and Spontaneous Happiness weighs in on this state of being that can be elusive.