The time has come for us to stop thinking about illnesses like cancer as something the body 'gets' or 'has' but rather to think of them as something the body does. In this landmark work, leading researcher and physician Dr David Agus takes readers on a journey to decode the mystery of health and the human body. For decades we've tried to whittle ...
The time has come for us to stop thinking about illnesses like cancer as something the body 'gets' or 'has' but rather to think of them as something the body does. In this landmark work, leading researcher and physician Dr David Agus takes readers on a journey to decode the mystery of health and the human body. For decades we've tried to whittle down our understanding of the body to a fine point - a mutation, a germ, a deficiency or a number. But this has led us astray from a fundamental basic understanding of our bodies as systems. The End of Illness presents a system's view of the body, urging readers to begin viewing their total health as a complex network of processes that cannot be explained by any single pathway or focal point. In many instances, it does us no good to try and understand a certain disease; we just need to control it, much like an air traffic controller manages planes without knowing how to actually fly one. This radically different perspective on health will not only change how we care for ourselves, but also the next generation of treatments, and cures. The book also shows readers how to personalize their self-care; much of the advice is surprisingly simple and affordable - such as wearing good shoes and eating lunch at the same time every day.
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Publishers Weekly, 2012-04-30 In this day and age, everyone is searching for a quick fix to help lose weight, grow hair, prevent wrinkles, and live longer. Naturally, there's no healthy quick fix to be found, but Agus-a doctor and modern rock star of science, according to GQ-has plenty of tips on how to get healthy, stay healthy, and live a long life in this informative guide. Holter Graham skillfully narrates the audio edition, turning in a down-to-earth delivery that speaks directly to listeners and a tone that is appropriately affirmative and reassuring. Graham's reading never sounds condescending or judgmental-and listeners will appreciate this almost as much as the tips and guidance provided by Agus. A Free Press hardcover. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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