In his more than twenty years of medical practice, Dr. Merrell has discovered core concepts about energy that draw on both Western and Eastern medical knowledge and healing practices.

The SourceTitle: The Source: Unleash Your Natural Energy, Power Up Your Health, and Feel 10 Years Younger
Author: Woodson Merrell, MD
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Free Press (September 23, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1416568166
ISBN-13: 978-141656816



“Why do I feel so tired and drained?” You’re not alone if you’re constantly asking yourself this question. Exhaustion is epidemic in America and “lack of energy” one of the top five complaints to doctors nationwide. This is because vast numbers of people have lost their connection with the inner energy that is the source of healing and radiant vitality.

But now Dr. Woodson Merrell shows us that it doesn’t have to be this way. One of the nation’s preeminent integrative medicine specialists, Dr. Merrell tackles this problem head on with his long-awaited first book, offering a way to break the fatigue cycle and achieve the abundant energy that leads to true health. Here is his uplifting, proven program — a breakthrough, six-step, 21-Day Plan for how you can become an “energy creator” rather than an “energy consumer.”

The Source is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and cutting-edge health guide available on how to power up your energy, your health, and your life. In his more than twenty years of medical practice, Dr. Merrell has discovered core concepts about energy that draw on both Western and Eastern medical knowledge and healing practices. His plan has helped to transform thousands of people’s lives physically, mentally, and spiritually to allow them to feel better than ever before. With myriad paths to energy and wellness, Dr. Merrell’s plan gives you all the tools you need — including relaxation practices, a sustainable exercise program, a protocol for detoxifying your body, and organic menus and recipes for each day of the 21-Day Plan.

Dr. Merrell is among the first physicians to give a blueprint for energy generation, providing an accessible, clear solution for living, looking, and feeling better. As you undertake his program, you will tap into “The Source” of life’s essential force — energy — and increase yours as you experience incredible changes in mind, body, and spirit. You will power up your body and wake up to life.


“Woody helped teach me integrative medicine, but I still took copious notes on his sensational 21-day program. Follow his 6 simple steps for healing your energy and you could feel more alive than ever before.”– Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., coauthor of You: Staying Young and You: On a Diet

“Woody Merrell, M.D., is the doctor of the future. And The Source is packed with exciting, health-enhancing secrets that you begin using immediately. Great stuff!”– Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of The Wisdom of Menopause and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

The Source is a must-read for anyone that wants to take their health and well-being to the next level. Dr. Merrell’s focus on emotional fitness, dietary discipline, and exercise demonstrates that creating a balanced lifestyle isn’t just about your health–it’s about creating the foundation of a truly fulfilled and vital life.”– Anthony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power

“In today’s world, there are countless doctors that are specialists, but Woody really treats the patient first; not only the disease. His unique ability to bring together Eastern and Western philosophy creates what I call a whole healing, which is for the mind, body, and spirit. This book will open the door to understanding that we all deserve optimum health and how to achieve it.”– Donna Karan

“If you want to become healthier and also to transform your life, this book is for you. Dr. Woodson Merrell, one of America’s leading pioneers in integrative medicine, is an utterly trustworthy guide. The Source is a rich resource — good medicine, good science, and good sense.”– Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Words and Reinventing Medicine

“I read this entire book in one sitting! I found I just didn’t want to put it down. It really is a compelling read. Dr. Merrell’s book reminds me why it’s important to take care of our whole selves. The 21-Day Program is such a simple and empowering way to reconnect with your own source. I’m so thankful that Dr. Merrell put his wisdom into a book that I can refer to again and again.”– Cindy Crawford

“My old friend, Dr. Woodson Merrell, has written this fine book sharing the important and skillful strategies he’s learned and developed in his 15 years at the forefront of integrative medicine. He’s been an enormous help to me and many of my friends, and I’m sure he will be helpful to many others. Give this book a try.”– Richard Gere

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