Andrew Weil: I’ve always been willing to take risks and chances. The most common word that I’ve heard used about the work I do is “controversial.” These days it’s less controversial. Often I’m on talk shows, and hosts will ask, “How do you feel about it, when people say you’re controversial?” And I say that, “I think if I stop being controversial I wouldn’t be doing my job.” I mean, this is just the kind of thing that I hone in on. I’m interested, as I said, in what doesn’t fit established conceptions, in looking at things that don’t fit accepted models. And in trying to determine what’s true and useful.