A Short Guide to a Long Life

A Short Guide to a Long Life, a book by David B. Agus, M.D.Buy the Book: AmazonApple BooksBarnes & NobleBooks-A-MillionIndieBoundAudibleiTunes
Title: A Short Guide to a Long Life
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: January 14, 2014
Pages: 208
ISBN13: 978-1476730950


In his #1 New York Times bestselling book, The End of Illness, Dr. David B. Agus shared what he has learned from his work as a pioneering doctor and researcher, revealing the innovative steps he takes to prolong the lives of not only cancer patients but all those hoping to enjoy a vigorous, lengthy life. Now Dr. Agus has turned his analysis into a practical and concise illustrated handbook for everyday living. He believes optimal health begins with our daily habits.

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? Why is it important to protect your senses? Are airport scanners hazardous? Dr. Agus will help you develop new patterns of personal health care using inexpensive and widely accessible tools that are based on the latest and most reliable science. Now go live life!

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“A Short Guide to a Long Life explores the simple idea that a healthy tomorrow starts with good habits today.”

“The little volume contains Agus’s starkest, most clear-cut prescriptions yet…in a field rife with caveats, Agus speaks with a ringing clarity.”

“[Dr. Agus] makes better health feel like an attainable goal.”
Boston Globe

“The beauty of Agus’ book is that it is short, comes straight to the point, and is devoid of arcane medical terms. The other sublime effect is that it was written to ‘prevent’ poor health practices, rather than deal with the costly solutions needed to cure you.”

“Little line drawings and a conversational, fatherly tone make this guide light and easy to follow…readers who have already taken Agus as a health guru will love it.”
Publishers Weekly



Additional Notes:

  1. Page 58: Caffeine text adapted and quoted from Mom Energy: A Simple Plan to Live Fully Charged by Ashley Koff, RD, and Kathy Kaehler, Hay House, 2011
  2. Pages 125-126: End of life discussion and resources text adapted and quoted from: https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887323689604578221571011411676
  3. Page 145: Side effects from poor sleep/poor sleep habits texted adopted and quoted from Mom Energy: A Simple Plan to Live Fully Charged by Ashley Koff, RD, and Kathy Kaehler, Hay House, 2011
  4. Page 157: Technology’s effects on the brain adapted and quoted from: https://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/25/technology/25brain.html?_r=1&nl=technology&emc=techupdateema1