Reviews for The Book of Animal Secrets
“Did you know scientists are discovering that studying animals as different as elephants and giraffes, octopuses and voles, is leading to new ways of preventing and treating conditions like cancer, heart disease, and dementia in humans? Dr. David Agus’ new book, The Book of Animal Secrets, is absolutely fascinating! You’ll learn why playing with a dog—or spending time in nature—is so beneficial to our health, and how strengthening our friendships with each other, hugging a lot, and having an animal or two in our lives can lead to a healthier, happier and longer life. These secrets are good medicine for the planet as well as its inhabitants.”
—Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, primatologist, conservationist, and UN Messenger of Peace
“This riveting ride through the animal kingdom will entertain you and provide unique insights for your health. Dr. David Agus brilliantly describes the lessons all around us, if we just take the time to pay attention: from rhinos who may well teach us how to exercise to pigeons who can help preserve our memory.”
—Sanjay Gupta, MD, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent and New York Times bestselling author of Keep Sharp
“The book gives us something we can all be optimistic about—the remarkable extent to which our well-being is in our hands, and how even the smallest lifestyle changes can have a huge impact on our health and quality of life.”
—Arianna Huffington, CEO of Thrive Global
“Highly readable... [with] iluminating, practical strategies for living a healthy, productive life.”
— Kirkus Reviews
The Checkup with Dr. David Agus
A-list celebrities share their personal health issues in a series of intimate conversations with Dr. David Agus, a world-renowned medical authority and cancer specialist. Each episode features a bold-faced name speaking about their personal and frightening connections to significant health issues and their triumphs: Ashton Kutcher’s near-death experience; Amy Schumer’s struggle with chronic pain and infertility; Nick Cannon’s resilience over personal tragedy; Howie Mandel’s battle with severe OCD; Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin’s secrets to longevity and aging gracefully; and Oprah and Maria Shriver’s unflinching look at women’s health. With their deeply honest and thoughtful conversations serving as the narrative spine of the show, Dr. Agus will take viewers on an eye-opening and inspirational journey that sheds new light on the most important medical topics from today’s headlines. Full of personal revelations, cutting-edge breakthroughs, game-changing technologies and accessible take-aways, The Checkup with Dr. David Agus will not only change lives, it will save lives.
About Dr. David B. Agus, MD
Dr. David B. Agus is one of the world's leading doctors and pioneering biomedical researchers. He is the founding director and CEO of the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine and a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California. Read more about Dr. Agus.
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