Agus fails to explain his assumption that optimal micronutrient levels can be achieved through the consumption of natural/whole foods. This sounds like an unfounded campaign against supplementation. Incomplete at best.
Well researched thrillers Chriton-esque. Nonfiction: Science, medical, biography, "self-help" meta cognitive sub-genre, memoir, philosophy..
Narrator great. If I thought the author had evolved in this art? Maybe in the future just like everything he shares in this book.
"Perhaps in the Future"
Not easy; not too hard just rather pointless.
He is very good.
Redundant and all predictive, not practical.
I listen for the sake of learning
You can definitely listen to this book their is a lot of value, it may also help in forcing you to ignore the technical until later.
I think the subject was interesting, but David, has a grandiose view of his perspective. So in that vain their is some odd hype, so be careful about being sucked in, and remember this is just his perspective.
People are different, on many levels. If you want to understand how different they can be this book is a good one for that.
All information that is out all over every where. Eat more veggies, exercise, don't smoke, ect
Read at least two books a week... like Faulkner and Hemmingway and books that have spiritual outreach like Eat, Pray and Love. I have read most of James Lee Burk's books. My favorite narrator is Will Patton. He did an incredable job with Charles Fraziers Cold Mountain and 13 Moons and James Dickey's "Deliverance"
Yes... I wanted to think and evaluate more Dr Agus' inspiration and the progress medical science is making through the convergence of computer science, biology, traditional medicine and todays work in proteins going far beyond DNA. Makes me want to strike a better balance with my choices for food, raising doubts about my enormous vitamin and supplement intake... let nature take it's course... let you body heal itself at it it's own pace.
Dr. Agus speaks from experience and is passionate about his message!
Holter Graham was an excellent choice for this book... kind of like Will Patton with Faulkner's "Light in August" and those books Will did for James Lee Burk. The other narrators that read Burk's books left them flat and lifeless.I was amazed to hear Burk say he never met Will; only talked to him on the phone. I'd love to see an interview between both of them. Holter narrated with a tempo and inflection that make Dr Agus' book come alive for me and I think he did a much better job than the author whom I have great respect for. I have seen him do podcasts and they were full of high energy. I had to ask my self when he closed out the book what happened? It was a real downspeed shifingt lacking the enthusiam for the great book he had just written.
It took three days... because I wanted to stop and think about what he was encouraging us to do to be healthier and enrich our lives. However, I tried to find books like Good Night and others he referred to but could not... they (not all) should be available on Amazon. Perhaps making it easy for the reader to order right then for follow up would be something you shoud look at at least providing a like because I got the Kindle version as well. I'd like to see both the narrator and write discuss their intention and dreams of how this great should be narrated.
This is a masterful work and deserves a much higher rating than 3.7... it was one of the best Audible Books I have been fotunate to listen to and I have purchased over 200 mostly in the past year. When I'm working out, driving in my car or truck or just rounding up cows on my ranch on horse back I have one of your books going... my close friends call me an electic cowboy... I just am in awe of the thinking and working of these fine authors and the great work they have done... Wish you could do more interviews like the one by James Lee Burk on Faukner... finally I get him! Thank you!!! John Murphy
Hard to say
There are so many different opinions from very reliable sorces about what we need to do to obtain and maintain optimum health. One day coffee is bad. Next year or so....it is ok or even good for you. Take what you need and leave the rest.
This is not a book - it is an advertisement for the author's company, Navigenics. It represents the a core problem with healthcare - physicians hawking BS under the guise of science. The cover should read "Advertisement" in large letters across the top, subtitled "will only enrich the author and do nothing for your health." The content is recycled news releases from various mass publications.
Very well written, information very accessible to lay person, was sorry to have it end.
I am developing a new approach to my health and relationship with my medical practitioners.
Definitely recommend this book!
This was rather disappointing, as it was marketed to be quite 'revolutionary'. Basically, it could be summed up as, "we're not sure about what we thought we knew." The author states that many of the studies done in the last few decades have been debunked - i.e. Selenium, lycopiene (stuff from tomatos), and vitamins do not really 'starve' cancer. Also, there are mostly mixed reviews about whether or not vitamins even do what they are marketed to do! He gives advice such as "wear comfortable shoes." I mean, basically, it was a wake-up call in the sense that you shouldn't believe all the 'pop' medical information. So if you've been believing everything you see on Dr. Oz, than maybe this would be a good book for you.