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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,276 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David B. Agus Narrator: David B. Agus, Holter Graham Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

Can we live robustly until our last breath? Do we have to suffer from debilitating conditions and sickness? Is it possible to add more vibrant years to our lives? In The End of Illness, David B. Agus, MD, one of the world’s leading cancer doctors, researchers, and technology innovators, tackles these fundamental questions, challenging long-held wisdoms and dismantling misperceptions about what “health” means. Dr. Agus argues for a way of honoring our bodies as complex, whole systems. This outlook informs how we can avoid all illnesses—not just cancer—and empowers us to take charge of our individual health in personal, customized ways we could not have imagined before.

     This indispensable book is filled with practical but impossible-to-ignore suggestions, including: how taking multivitamins and supplements could significantly increase our risk for diseases such as cancer over time; why sitting down most of the day, despite a strenuous morning workout, can be as bad as or worse than smoking; how three inexpensive medications can substantially change the course of our health for the better; and the single most important thing we can do today to preserve our health and happiness that costs absolutely nothing.

     The End of Illness is a bold call for all of us to become our own personal health advocates, and is a seminal work that promises to fundamentally change how we live. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Agus has given us a remarkable peek into our health—and the impact will be profound. I’ve made it my mission in life to live strong and help others to do the same. The End of Illness is one more empowering piece to the puzzle of knowing how to do just that. This book will prevent illness, revolutionize treatments, and lengthen people’s lives. A tour de force in its delivery and message.” 

    Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France winner and founder and chairman, Livestrong

  • “Agus is one of America’s great doctors and medical researchers, a man dedicated to improving the health of as many people as he can. Written in a style and format that will truly engage readers, The End of Illness presents a dramatic new way of thinking about our health—a way that could lead to greatly improving the quality of life for millions, starting right now.” 

    Al Gore, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

  • “In this brilliant book, David Agus introduces a whole new way of looking at illness and health. Taking a cue from physics, he views the body as a complex system and helps us see how everything from cancer to nutrition fits into one whole picture. The result is both a useful guide on how to stay healthy and a fascinating analysis of the latest in medical science.” 

    Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs

  • “As physician, research scientist, and friendly guide, Dr. David Agus takes his readers on a fascinating tour of ideas and facts about health and illness. They will find many of those ideas to be unconventional and thought-provoking and many of the facts to be both striking and surprising. Read this book and you will very likely change at least some of your views on health and illness.” 

    Murray Gell-Mann, PhD, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics; distinguished fellow and cofounder of the Santa Fe Institute

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lucas Wiman | 2/12/2014

    " Poorly written, and a bit repetitive. It was sometimes unclear whether he was pushing his startup or giving health advice. The sections on vitamins and supplements (and why you probably shouldn't take them), and inflammation were informative, useful, but not worth the rest of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Megan | 2/7/2014

    " A little light on the science end of things, and maybe a little too much info on the doc's own companies (and name dropping like whoa) that made it read a little bit like an advertisement. Still, some good stuff in here. Systems biology is the future of medicine (Ok, I did like the fact that he dropped Murray Gell-Mann's name). I'm also glad to know I'm justified in never remembering to take my vitamins and never wearing heels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Richard Terrelonge | 2/6/2014

    " He makes some good points but in the process of writing enough words to fill a book he makes some suppositions that may in the future prove to be bogus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve | 2/6/2014

    " Really enjoyed the book. After reading Transcend by Kurzweil some of the points in End of Illness felt less fleshed out and more elementary, so I'd recommend Transcend overall. This book's strength is the idea that the body is a complex, interrelated system and that the diseases that confront us today are a malfunction of that system and will not have a magic bullet line polio or antibiotics. We need to control our health through the interventions we know work (I.e. diet, exercise, sleep, routines, stress, etc.) while we wait for the next generation medical technologies coming in 10-30 years which will change everything. I also appreciate his argument to "do nothing" and put less trust in supplements and focus more on good food. I think that's a smarter path forward for younger people like me (if I was middle aged I might consider supplementation more seriously) is little to no supplementation. "

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