The End of Illness

by David B. Agus, M.D.

The End of Illness

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Dr. David B. Agus — one of the nation's leading authorities on cancer treatment — addresses modern misconceptions about illness and wellness. Agus makes some surprising claims, asserting that a sedentary lifestyle can be worse than smoking, that vitamin supplements may do more harm than help and that poorly designed footwear factors into the development of heart disease.

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Dr. David B. Agus — one of the nation's leading authorities on cancer treatment — addresses modern misconceptions about illness and wellness in The End of Illness. Highlighting the importance of "honoring the body as the exceedingly complex system that it is," he advocates working with a doctor to define and assess individual health and to improve it with nutrition and exercise, and by capitalizing on new technologies. Agus also makes some surprising claims,

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