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Dr. Andrew Weil on Health and Beauty

Hydrangea

昨日、
丸の内キャリア塾セミナー(日本経済新聞主催、オリジンズ協賛)
「直感ビューティ!~美しさの種(シーズ)を目覚めさせる~」に行ってきました。
ピースオブマインドの(?)、よい香りが立ち込める会場。
アンドルー・ワイル・フォー・オリジンズかも)

まずは、統合医療(Integrative Medicine)を提唱するアンドルー・ワイル博士の講演から。

今回は英語の講演なので(逐次通訳あり)、英語のメモを起こしただけです。
読みにくいかもしれません。ごめんなさい、ご了承くださいね。


Aging naturally-日本の働く女性たちへ

complexity of plants
plant chemicals work in more natural way than chemical drugs

about myself:
botanical background, childhood, loved plants, degree-> medical school
many different cultures and countries--Japan at 17 years old, visited 60(?) times
Shamanism

Integrative Medicine
--based on the idea that human body heals itself, natural power
life styles, choices we make-> health

US--medical system collapsed, need to change medicine first->
and then health care reform
same in Japan--due to economic costs

US--last 20 yrs, women--main players, leaders, buyers of books on health
women are open to new ideas, influence husbands and children--eat better

on Saturday, visited Ise Jungu
Mie--Mie Univ.--Integrative Medicine, collaborates with Suzuka Univ. and Arizona Univ.
美し国 Umashi Kuni--delicious and beautiful

beauty
*reflection of health,
  e.g.) birds--have good genes, well-nourished
*relationship with yrself, love yourself + be healthy
developing health-> beauty follows, beauty not as a goal

hadn't thought about beauty until I started working with Origins

my book "Healthy Aging"
<-> anti-aging--wrong concept
aging is a natural process, natural low of universe

Okinawa
*foods, unique diet
*maintain physical activities throughout life
community activity, old people are living values
<-> USA--isolated, nursing homes


positive aspects of aging
*gain wisdom as we get older, not automatic, though
*get a balance
*brain--some functions increase
focus on remaining healthy
you don't have to worry about aging, losing attractiveness

トークショー×生駒芳子さん

not watching TV so much, "TV fast"
find inner peace and balance, beautiful and terrible

Living in US--when I grew up, felt not part in my culture
Japan--my past life?

President Obama--a new American, half white, unique background, different kind of person
I'm happy, so far, he's doing over right things

My mother--passed away several yrs ago at 93
visited Okinawa at 89 yrs old
laugh a lot, sense of humor, beautiful--ask interpreter Takaoka-san, she met my mother

specific tactics

proper diet, not going on a diet, eating right,
fast food, refined and manufactured food--not good

I grow Japanese vegetables in my garden
dishes--Mediterranean + Japanese
Japan--advantage, quality vegetables

before--we used to have meals twice a day with family, cooked from scratch,
eat together
-> changed today

suggestion: 1 dish, very simple, fast and easy to cook from fresh ingredients
cooking doesn't take so much time
vegetables--plants are powerful, much stronger <-> image--weak

intuition

to shine from within
diagnose my clients--based on intuition
intuition--learning from within, inner teaching
many people don't listen to intuition, need to learn to trust intuition

be quiet--intuition is a "still, small voice"
pay attention to how you feel, sit down, deep breathing

*have 1 corner/space at home--a favorite item, comfy chair, sofa...
*in nature--e.g.) Meiji Jingu, a place with lots of trees in central Tokyo


Meiji_jingu_5

intuition and beauty come from within
intuition bubbles up from unconscious
be open to unconscious, try to remember dreams
you meet with a person and you feel comfortable--unconscious, intuition tells you

education
what I teach--listen to intuition <-> medical school--objective

healthy aging

Aging is like a failure?

No.  aging is something that we can't change, something gets better
Why are old trees so powerful?
Japan- women fresh as fish <-> Europe, US, wine, gets better as it gets older

people are so obsessed with anti-aging more than ever

do physical activities, such as walking--our bodies are made to move

develop methods to protect our bodies and minds from stress
stress-> hormones-> toxic
*yoga
*breathing, meditation
*music

key--spend more time with those who have good habits, much easier than do on your own,
we reinforce each other

tips to balance
 
email, cell phones, PC--try to set limits, "fast" on these
this is really challenging today, my Arizona home--no cell phone service

future plan

I would like to...
be reborn as a tree (laugh)
change health care--it's evitable, has to be changed, health care system is not sustainable
learn to live with greater harmony with nature

stress

there's no stress-free life, it doesn't happen
a female Dr. realized her dream to work in Kenya
95 % of the patients, esp. women--stress-related diseases such as ulcers, headaches, "katakori" (laugh)
yoga etc.--neutralize stress

message

you should demand health care system and medicine that you should have
you have power as consumers

no complete culture in terms of health care
e.g.) Latin America--using plants-good, but economically not good
Denmark, Norway--good health care system

I have a bowl of "macha" for breakfast
morning--best for writing, answering emails
turn off PC when work is done

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セミナー・トークショーで、オリジンズに触れたのは、さらっと1回だけ。
余裕のようなものを感じさせます。
サンプルをいただき、ありがとうございました。
(私の場合、まずは、パッチテストです。
植物性は、作用が強い場合もあると聞いたことがあるので・・・)

美しさは健康の反映。健康な体を保つことで、美しさは自然と後からついてくる、
という博士の持論は、説得力があります。

ワイル博士のサイトには、たくさんQ&Aが載っていて、とても勉強になります。
乳がんbreast cancerの項目を読んだら、知らなかった情報がけっこうありました。
母からのメッセージと受け止めて、試していこうと思います。

食物ピラミッドを見ましたが、我が家はもともと、こんな感じです。
博士おすすめの「まいたけ」を、今日も食べました。
今度は博士のように、朝食に「抹茶」をたててみるかも??
                               

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