In early 2012 I wrote a review of The End of Illness to encourage people to read this transformative and brilliant book. You may have even noticed it on my page of recommended books or #1 on the NY Times Bestseller list. I liked it so much I got the opportunity to GIVE AWAY a copy of the newly released paperback edition! Special thanks to Simon & Schuster for making this possible.
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I’ve included a video below from Dr. Agus’s interview at the 92nd Street Y in NYC, which I was fortunate to attend (4 Things You Can Do Right Now To Prolong Your Life). I’ve also included details from the most recent press release.
About the Author
David B. Agus, MD is a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and heads USC’S Norris Westside Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. He is one of the world’s leading cancer doctors and the cofounder of two pioneering personalized medicine companies, Navigenics and Applied Proteomics. In addition to his commitment to caring for patients whle developing new approaches for his personalized health care, Dr. Agus also chairs the Global Agenda Council on Genetics for the World Economic Forum and speaks regularly at TEDMED, the Aspen Ideas Festival, and the World Economic Forum. Visit his website at http://www.theendofillness.com and follow him on Twitter: @DavidAgus.
NOW IN PAPERBACK—
The #1 New York Times bestseller that will revolutionize how—
and how long—we live healthy lives
First published in March of 2012, THE END OF ILLNESS (October 16, 2012/$15.99 trade paperback) presented Dr. David Agus’s new paradigm for examining and caring for the human body, which honors our bodies as complex, whole systems rather than focusing on a single issue—such as a genetic mutation, a germ, a deficiency or a number such as blood pressure, weight, or cholesterol. This systemic viewpoint is what has allowed him to challenge long-held wisdoms and dismantle misperceptions about what “health” really means. Please see more information about the book and Dr. Agus below.
THE END OF ILLNESS
by David B. Agus, MD
With a New Foreword and Epilogue
“A convincing guide to some of the most confusing issues currently discussed in popular
“Will be of interest to anyone struggling to keep track of the latest and often contradictory
recommendations about optimizing his or her health. The broadly optimistic overview it
provides, tempered with a dose of healthy skepticism, is one that will serve its readers well
and help guide them in the right direction.”
“It seems I’ve struck a nerve on a variety of topics that provoke both members of my own medical community and the lay population alike,” writes Dr. David Agus in a new Foreword to the paperback edition of his #1 bestseller THE END OF ILLNESS (October 16, 2012/$15.99 trade paperback).
Agus is one of the world’s leading doctors, researchers, and technology innovators, who has devoted more than two decades to fighting cancer on the front lines. His work searching for better treatments to combat this ravaging disease led him to new understandings about what it means to be healthy—and how to achieve it. First published in March of 2012, THE END OF ILLNESS presented Agus’s new paradigm for examining and caring for the human body, which honors our bodies as complex, whole systems rather than focusing on a single issue—such as a genetic mutation, a germ, a deficiency or a number such as blood pressure, weight, or cholesterol. This systemic viewpoint is what has allowed him to challenge long-held wisdoms and dismantle misperceptions about what “health” really means.
In the book, Agus debunks the prevailing myths about such hot button health topics as:
Vitamin supplements: When we take multivitamins and supplements, we could be significantly increasing our risk for diseases such as cancer over time.
Exercise: Sitting down most of the day, despite a strenuous morning workout, can be as bad as or worse than smoking.
Colds & Flu: A series of passing colds or one bout with the flu can set us up for a lifelong higher risk of suffering a fatal heart attack, and other sneaky sources of daily inflammation can rob us of our longevity and even sanity.
Medication: Three inexpensive medications—aspirin, statins, and an annual flu vaccine—can substantially change the course of our health for the better and help us to live much longer.
Sleep: It’s less about how much you sleep as it is about your regularity of sleep; and napping occasionally can pose a hidden danger.
DNA: We tend to overestimate the role of DNA in our fate rather than the millions of lifestyle decisions we make throughout our lives. DNA governs probabilities—not destinies.
The extensive media coverage of THE END OF ILLNESS—“World News with Diane Sawyer,” “Good Morning America,” Nightline,” “CBS This Morning,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, “Charlie Rose,” and much more—stirred controversy. “While some have cheered me on with unwavering support, others have questioned my motives, accused me of being a shill for the pharmaceutical industry, and even gone so far as claiming that I’m ‘living under a rock,’ he writes. “Do I still believe in my prescriptions? You bet. Throughout my encounters with doubters and critics, I know I’m not alone on all this. The science supports me, so all I have to do is defer to the data.”
In a new Epilogue to THE END OF ILLNESS, Agus presents a Q&A that responds to particular questions thousands of people have asked. “If you’re wondering how I can continue to defend things like aspirin and statins while pooh-poohing vitamins and the like, then I encourage you to go there and read with an open mind. And for those who just want to stock your war chest with more fuel to add to the fire, then I welcome you, too. We need these conversations to happen. They power the vehicles that are our lives to the ultimate destination: a place where we all die the way we want to—with dignity, peace, a sound mind, and in as much good physical health as possible.”