One of the world's leading doctors presents the simple rules everyone should follow in order to live a long, healthy and productive life. In his No. 1 New York Times bestselling book, The End of Illness, Dr David B. Agus shared what he had learned from his work as one of today's most prominent cancer doctors and researchers, revealing the risks he ...
One of the world's leading doctors presents the simple rules everyone should follow in order to live a long, healthy and productive life. In his No. 1 New York Times bestselling book, The End of Illness, Dr David B. Agus shared what he had learned from his work as one of today's most prominent cancer doctors and researchers, revealing the risks he takes in a field begging for innovations that can prolong not only the lives of cancer patients but anyone hoping to live long and robustly. Now Dr Agus has compiled his most helpful health advice in a fun, illustrated guide. Hailed by Vice President Al Gore as having developed, 'a dramatic new way that could lead to greatly improving the quality of life for millions, starting right now,' Dr Agus believes that our foundation for optimal health begins with the daily habits we keep-and that we can build upon that bedrock with inexpensive, widely accessible drugs that have been proven to work while ditching false promises, such as vitamins and supplements. Dr Agus' Short Guide to a Long Life is divided into four sections (What to Do, What to Avoid, What to Master, and Doctor's Orders) that provide the definitive answers to many common and not-so-common questions: Who should take a baby aspirin daily? Are flu shots safe? Are vitamins bad for you? What is truly 'fresh' produce? Why is it important to protect your senses? Are airport scanners hazardous? Dr Agus's eye-opening responses will help you develop new, effective patterns of personal health care so you can maintain your health using the latest and most reliable science.
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Publishers Weekly, 2013-10-14 Taking inspiration from Michael Pollan's Food Rules, cancer specialist Agus distills advice from his previous book (The End of Illness) into a simple set of rules for living wisely through healthy habits. His series of dos and don'ts advocate cultivating a measure of physical self-awareness in order to quickly note any changes in the body, as a means of preventing and detecting disease; consuming unprocessed, whole foods while avoiding artificial vitamins and supplements; and taking medications like statins and low-dose aspirin prophylactically. Agus also covers commonly accepted practices like maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, getting a flu shot, and complying with your doctor's advice, while not smoking, getting sunburned, or wearing uncomfortable shoes. The book closes with a checklist of checkups needed in each decade of life-another reminder of the self-knowledge needed for disease prevention. Little line drawings and a conversational, fatherly tone make this guide light and easy to follow, if rather facile, and readers who have already taken Agus as a health guru will love it. Those who still need convincing might do better to read his earlier book, which includes references to the actual research behind his recommendations. 66 b&w line drawings. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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