Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The End of Illness by David Agus

I found this great book when browsing in one of my favourite book shops of Book City on Bloor Street.

His book is all about preventing illness, not curing it. He feels we need to prevent illness because we are not good at curing illnesses. The thing I like about this book is that at the end of each chapter he says what it is that he was trying to get across. He calls this section Health Rules and they nicely sum up what he has been talking.

We need to eat real food. We need to get our vitamins from our food, not supplements. Do not juice vegetables and fruit and do not take vitamin pills. There has been no study that shows they do any good and they can do harm.

Do your body a favour and have regular habits. You should eat at the same time every day, go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day. He quotes Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food, eat real food, not too much and mostly plants.

There is a great interview with David Agus on produced by DLD about this book, The End of Illness. See interview. This is a 20 minute video. There is also another great interview by Aspen Institute of David Agus. This second one is longer, coming in at just over one hour.

There is also a one minute video that says it all uploaded by solveweightloss. He gives a great talk at Google. This is longish video at 55 minutes, but well worth the time.

Macleans has a great book review by Brian Bethune. The Globe and Mail also has a great book reviews by Jessica Warner.

On my website is how to find this book on Amazon if you care to purchase it. See Agus. Also, this book review and other books I have reviewed are on my website at Book Reviews.

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