A Short Guide to a Long Life

A Short Guide to a Long Life

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.

Title:A Short Guide to a Long Life
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781476730950
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    A Short Guide to a Long Life Reviews

  • Fred Forbes

    A quick, easy, and enjoyable read. Most of it is FGO (firm grasp of the obvious) but a good reminder of what we should be doing even though most of us require a solid injection of will power. I did no...

  • Don Gorman

    I was hoping for so much more after I read the introduction to this book. It was so insightful and full of promise. The book itself is almost totally a list of common sense rules on how to live your l...

  • Renee Sexton

    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...

  • Ryan Smith

    I liked this book and it was a very quick read, but I didn’t think it was anything special. I learned a few things between the covers, but it was generally reminders of things we all know we should ...

  • David Marshall

    Want to live longer? Move over Dr. Oz; the new doc's in town. After reading this article, I bought this new pint-sized hardcover, A Short Guide to a Long Life, by David B. Argus, MD. It can be read in...

  • Dana

    Eh...yes, it is a short book. I felt a lot of tips were common sense and were things I already knew, but I guess they were still good reminders (i.e., workout at least 30 minutes a day, eat fruits and...

  • Paul

    This short book attempts to answer some of the most common health questions.What should I eat? Real food (that does not come with a label). Understand basic bio-vocabulary; know the difference between...

  • Cynthia Egbert

    I saw this on the new books shelf at the library and picked it up and just wrapped it up and ordered my own copy from Amazon because I loved it. I am working on finding my way to health right now and ...

  • S

    This book is a jumble of ungrounded suggestions, many of which are soundly bad advice. For example, Agus suggests anyone over 60 to ask their doctor “why shouldn’t I be on statin?” On the next p...

  • Proudcat

    I like the concise format of the book. It does have really good advices about healthy lifestyle.I won't say I agree with all but even the author doesn't insists you follow 100%. I also liked that he a...