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David B. Agus M.D. – A Short Guide to a Long Life

A Short Guide to a Long Life

David B. Agus
Brand-new, Paperback


Health & Wellness Handbook

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ISBN 9781476736099
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication Date 30/12/2014
Pages 208
Weight 136 g
Dimension 17.8 × 13 × 1.3 cm
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This International Bestselling Healthcare Handbook in paperback edition is a bran-new book and nicely wrapped with protective book-wrapper. The original new book is sold at usual price RM62.43. Now here Only at RM13.

The New York Times bestselling book of simple rules everyone should follow in order to live a long, healthy life, featuring illustrations throughout, from the author of The End of Illness.

In his international bestseller, The End of Illness, Dr. David B. Agus shared what he has learned from his work as a pioneering cancer doctor, revealing the innovative steps he takes to prolong the lives of not only cancer patients, but all those who want to enjoy a vigorous, lengthy life. Now Dr. Agus has turned his research into a practical and concise illustrated handbook for everyday living.

A Short Guide to a Long Life is divided into three sections
– What to Do,
– What to Avoid, 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?
● What constitutes “healthy” foods?
● Are airport scanners hazardous?

Dr. Agus believes optimal health begins with our daily routines. His book will help you develop new patterns of personal health care, using inexpensive and widely available tools that are based on the latest and most reliable science.

Great suggestions and tips to make healthy choices wrapped up in small chapters. Easy read made so easy that you don’t want to put it down. Sharing with my 20 year old daughter to help her choices and shorten the learning curve.

The author is not selling anything save his expertise after years of working as an oncologist.

Did you know that the designation “old age” became illegal to use on death certificates in 1951 because we really don’t die of old age any longer we now have to name a specific disease, injury, or complication.

This was a sobering thought to most readers. He opens with a quote by the man himself. Hippocrates stated, “A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses. Everything in excess is opposed to nature. To do nothing can also be a good remedy. There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.” And, finally, I loved the way he summed up what is wrong with the health care debate today. ”

Here’s an example to illustrate: aspirin may be touted as a miracle drug, but it’s still flawed, given the side effects it can cause, namely bleeding and upset stomach. We should question why the National Institutes of Health doesn’t spend large sums on making better aspirin so we can reap its miraculous benefits minus the potential side effects.”

Highly Recommended to everyone. It provides 65 rules to live by to lengthen your life. Here are five of most readers favorites:
① Smile – “the act itself will trigger the release of pain-killing, brain-happy endorphins and serotonin.” (check)
② Cultivate On in the office (half check)
③ Jack your heart rate up to 50% above your resting baseline for at least 15 minutes a day (half check)
④ Grow a garden. (check)
④ Eat more than 3 servings of cold-water fish a week. (check)

An accessible and essential handbook for preparing for visits to the doctor and maintaining control of your future, “ A Short Guide to a Long Life explores the simple idea that a healthy tomorrow starts with good habits today” ( Fortune).

About the Author
David B. Agus, MD, author of the New York Times and international bestsellers The End of Illness and A Short Guide to a Long Life, is a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California and heads USC’s Westside Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. He is one of the world’s leading physicians and pioneering biomedical researchers, and is a CBS News contributor. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.

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