By David B. Agus M.D.

ISBN-10: 1476730954

ISBN-13: 9781476730950

In his no 1 New York Times bestselling publication, The finish of Illness, Dr. David B. Agus shared what he has realized from his paintings as a pioneering melanoma physician and researcher, revealing the cutting edge steps he is taking to delay the lives of not just melanoma sufferers yet all these hoping to get pleasure from a lively, long existence. Now Dr. Agus has grew to become his research right into a useful and concise illus­trated instruction manual for daily residing. He believes optimum health and wellbeing starts off with our day-by-day habits.

A brief consultant to an extended Life is split into 3 sections (What to Do, What to prevent, and Doctor’s Orders) that offer the definitive solutions to many universal and not-so-common questions: Who may still take a child aspirin day-by-day? Are flu pictures secure? What constitutes “healthy” meals? Why is it vital to guard your senses? Are airport scanners unsafe? Dr. Agus might help you enhance new styles of private well-being care utilizing low-cost and extensively obtainable instruments which are in accordance with the newest and highest quality technological know-how. Now pass reside lifestyles!

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So enjoy your coffee or tea and avoid the more processed jolts. m. Your body needs time to process all the caffeine so it won’t infringe upon restful sleep. If you need a pick-me-up late in the day, then at least opt for tea since it has less caffeine. Or go for a walk. 19 Ask Mom or Dad What Killed Grandpa and Aunt Marge Did your grandparents die of “old age”? The last time you had to fill out a health history questionnaire in the doctor’s office and you encountered questions about relatives and whether or not anyone in your family suffered from heart disease, dementia, or cancer, did you find yourself scratching your head?

Here’s a quick example: aspirin may be touted as a miracle drug (Rule 22), but it’s still flawed, given the side effects it can cause, namely bleeding and upset stomach. We should question why the National Institutes of Health doesn’t spend large sums on making better aspirin so we can reap its miraculous benefits minus the potential side effects. One final confession: I admit that I was so moved by Michael Pollan’s Food Rules, which was inspired by his bestselling In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, that his book provided the model for this one.

Some studies have shown that people who washed their hands at least five times a day were 35 percent less likely to catch the flu than those who lathered up less. In addition to hand hygiene, maintaining general hygiene throughout your body will go a long way to protect you from the ick factor—think about head lice, bad breath, body odor, pinworms, and athlete’s foot. All of these can largely be controlled just by practicing good hygiene. Don’t forget to tend to cuts and scrapes immediately with antiseptics and bandages, no matter how trivial they seem.

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