New book, Denver restaurant for Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D.

DENVER - In late October, famed Holistic health pioneer, Dr. Andrew Weil M.D., will open the True Food Kitchen.

It's sixth of Weil's restaurants to open in the United States.

"I helped create this concept. A lot of the recipes are mine. It's based on my anti-inflammatory diet, which I think is the healthiest way to eat," said Dr. Weil.

The True Food Kitchen's menu is mostly fish and vegetables. But Weil was quick to point out meat and gluten-free dishes will also be served.

A book of the restaurant's proprietary recipes, titled "True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure" will be released Oct. 9.

Dr. Weil practices integrative medicine, which emphasizes the body's own capacity for healing.

He is also a critic of the current health care system.

"Most of our health care system is dealing with existing disease a lot of which is lifestyle-related. Rather than trying to promote health or prevent illness, we're really trapped into treating dealing with all the lifestyle-related disease," he said.

Weil trains doctors to focus on the connection between body, mind, and spirit at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. To find a doctor who has been trained in this approach, visit azcim.org and click on "Find an IM Practitioner."

"Doctors need to be trained in much broader ways then they are currently being. For example, there is still essentially no training in nutrition in medical schools and what can be more important in lifestyle than how we eat," said Dr. Weil.

Weil will speak in Denver on Friday Sept. 28.

The program titled "The Art of Health and Happiness" is at 7:30 p.m. at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

Tickets start at $30.

$100 VIP tickets include a private book signing and cocktail reception with Dr. Weil immediately following the presentation.

For more information, visit www.denvercenter.org

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