ISBN 9781849839167,End Of Illness

End Of Illness


David B Agus


Simon & Schuster



Simon & Schuster

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9781849839167

ISBN-10 1849839166


Number of Pages 384 Pages
Language (English)
The time has come for us to stop thinking about illnesses like cancer as somethingthe 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 bodyFor 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 froma fundamental basis under of 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 how we spur the next generation of treatments, and, in some instances, 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. Author the Author David B. Agus is a Professor of Medicine at the USC Keck School of Medicine and heads USC's Westside Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine he has received various honours and awards including the 2009 GQ Magazine Rockstar of Science Award. He is the founder of, the largest online cancer resource/community. He lives in california with his wife and children.

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