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The end of illness by David Agus

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Published by Free Press in New York .
Written in English


  • MEDICAL / Holistic Medicine,
  • MEDICAL / Healing,
  • Causes and theories of causation,
  • MEDICAL / General,
  • Health,
  • Diseases

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"From one of the world"s foremost physicians and researchers, a monumental work that radically redefines our conventional conceptions of health and illness to offer new methods for living a long, healthy life. After considering the discoveries that have led to progress in treating some diseases, Dr. David B. Agus asked an essential question: Why aren"t we better at curing illnesses like cancer? Based on his groundbreaking research and the clinical trials he has conducted at the nation"s leading medical centers, he came to the realization that we"ve been approaching medicine from a faulty perspective, and the best way to prevent and combat maladies like cancer, heart disease, autoimmune disorders, and neurodegeneration is to first embrace a totally new view of the human body. What Is Health? asks readers to reconsider everything they think they know about health--and give up believing many myths that may actually be causing them harm and decreasing longevity. These myths revolve around a spectrum of misconceptions, from the benefits of vitamins and supplements to the role of DNA in one"s fate. In attempting to reduce our understanding of ailments to a mutation, germ, or deficiency, Dr. Agus proves we have forgotten that the body is a complex system. He presents a systemic picture of the body"s vast mechanisms that drive it either toward or away from sickness, empowering readers to take charge of their individual health in very personal, customized ways they"ve never imagined before. Along the way, Dr. Agus offers insights and access to breathtaking and powerful new technologies that promise to transform medicine in our generation. He also shows that there is no "right" answer in health decisions. This is a radically different approach that will not only change how we care for ourselves, but also how we develop the next generation of treatments and cures. What Is Health? represents a dramatic departure from orthodox thinking that promises to revolutionize our quest for long, healthy lives"--

Edition Notes

Statementby David Agus
LC ClassificationsRA776.5 .A38 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 335p.
Number of Pages350
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25053956M
ISBN 101451610173
ISBN 109781451610178
LC Control Number2011034347

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“In this brilliant book, David Agus introduces a whole new way of looking at illness and health.” —Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs (on The End of Illness) “In this fascinating and illuminating book, David brings together a deep knowledge of science, good writing, and common sense.   The End of Illness Book Summary – Health can be confusing; like any lucrative business, it’s become unnecessarily complicated. According to the news headlines, chia seeds, broccoli, red beets, ginger, turmeric, spirulina, vitamins, goji berries, almonds and many other exotic or expensive foods are essential to a healthy life. The End of Illness () is all about health, how we view it, where the misconceptions around it lie and how we can feel our best. These blinks present a different model for what health really is, along with practical advice on how to be your healthiest self. The end of mental illness begins with a revolution in brain health. Though the incidence of conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, addictions, PTSD, and ADHD is skyrocketing, standard treatment and success rates in treating these conditions have barely changed in the last seven decades.