Dr. Andrew Weil Introduces Seasonal Nutritional Supplements and Program

Andrew Weil, MD, the father of integrative medicine and botanist by training, along with his colleague and Scientific Advisor, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog and the team at Innate Response, developed Seasonal Therapeutics, a new line of professional nutritional supplements as a seasonal approach for maintaining health and wellness.

“Just as our dietary choices should be influenced by seasonal changes – more fruit in summer, for example, and more root vegetables in winter – so should our choices of dietary supplements and natural remedies,” said Dr. Weil.  “Our unique Seasonal Therapeutics program makes it easy, providing patients with formulations tailored to the particular needs of their body in each season of the year.”

To launch this initiative, the company is offering a Seasonal Therapeutics seminar series for health care practitioners that use an evidence-based, nature-oriented, seasonal approach to wellness. This series will be presented by a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, Fellowship Director at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, and author of National Geographic’s “Life is Your Best Medicine.” The first seminar of this series, Autumn: Strategies for Optimal Health, will begin on Aug. 25, 2012 in Boston, Mass.

Seasonal Therapeutics focuses on achieving emotional wellness through lifestyle, behavioral and dietary changes based on an array of holistic and modern therapies and the time of year.

“We feel that there is a missing piece in health care, that it’s not just about what dietary changes or nutritional supplements to recommend, but also when to recommend them,” said Dr. Adam Killpatrick, newly appointed director of product development of Innate Response Formulas. “We are incredibly passionate about education and thrilled to be able to work with Dr. Weil and Dr. Low Dog to share this powerful message. Our aim is to empower practitioners with outstanding programs and products so they can better serve their patients and change lives.”

For more information on Innate Response Formulas/Weil events please visit www.seasonaltherapeutics.com.


Dr. Weil’s Pasta Puttanesca with Tuna Shared on Dr. Oz

In a recent episode of the Dr. Oz show, Dr. Andrew Weil, a leader in alternative health practices, and author of books including “Eating Well for Optimum Health,” where he prescribes food as medicine, shared a variety of helpful information with the audience, according to Dietsinreviw.com.

He spoke of the benefits of including more fiber in the diet, as well as following a supplement regimen with vitamins A, C and E, selenium, CoQ10 and niacin.

After shooting the episode, Dr. Weil went back stage and answered a few more health questions, Dietsinreview.com reported.

To achieve weight loss naturally, Weil explained people need to continue to “modify [our] diet and make sure [we’re] getting enough physical activity.” He also recommended people follow an anti-inflammatory diet like he describes in his book and on his Web site, the article stated.

Additionally, he advised that the best time to take supplements is “on a full stomach after you’ve had an ample meal,” because some supplements need fat for absorption, the article stated. In doing so, people can avoid stomach irritation and vitamin-tasting burps.

While on the show, Weil shared a “cancer-fighting super meal,” known as Pasta Puttanesca with Tuna.

Here is the recipe he shared:



2 (28 oz) cans Italian tomatoes, drained and crushed
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp dried hot red pepper flakes
2 tbsp capers
1/2 cup black olives, pitted and chopped
3 mashed garlic cloves
2 tbsp fresh basil leaves, minced
1 lb dried pasta
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 package/can of healthy pouch/canned tuna (low-mercury type)

In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, olive oil, red pepper flakes, capers, olives, garlic and basil. Let it stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Add the tuna to the mix. Cook the pasta in rapidly boiling water until al dente. Drain well. Toss the hot pasta with the tomato mixture. Add the grated Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.