The #1 New York Times bestselling work that overturns conventional conceptions of health and illness to offer new methods for increasing vital longevity.
CAN WE LIVE ROBUSTLY UNTIL OUR LAST BREATH? Do we have to suffer from debilitating conditions and sickness? Is it possible to add more vibrant years to our lives? In the #1 New York Times bestselling The End of Illness, Dr. David Agus tackles these fundamental questions and dismantles misperceptions about what “health” really means. Presenting an eye-opening picture of the human body and all the ways it works—and fails—Dr. Agus shows us how a new perspective on our individual health will allow us to achieve a long, vigorous life.
Offering insights and access to powerful new technologies that promise to transform medicine, Dr. Agus emphasizes his belief that there is no “right” answer, no master guide that is “one size fits all.” Each one of us must get to know our bodies in uniquely personal ways, and he shows us exactly how to do that. A bold call for all of us to become our own personal health advocates, The End of Illness is a moving departure from orthodox thinking.
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Not too revolutionary, just up dating.
Makes a number of good points. I think we have made more progress in cancer however then indicated firstly as the last half he explains them.
I would star the section on probiotics and inflammationas a number of things are coming to light on that- internal flora & fauna as it relates to heath/allergies.
However to hear a Dr. say chemicals we take (supplements) don't work and some hurt is odd as don't Dr. prescribe drugs? clearly something we take does some good. Lets note vit D in Milk is ok but it is a supplement, but supplements are bad?.
I do agree with the lack of real science in food/vits/etc. Calling into question the whole view that "supplements good " might be a bit much but I can see why, does everything you eat have to have a double blind study attached to it?
I am with him fresher is better but it sounds like you have to be the farmer to eat well- as someone who works in Agriculture I know of the horrific things done to food and unless you grew it / had it fresh you don't know the real taste but thats not always practical. There is a certain upper middle class "we can go out of our way to get the best food " vib going on here and dido with Michael Pollan.
Revolutionary to the fields of medicine and health; subsequently can change our First World lives.