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Book Review: The End of Illness by David B. Angus

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The End of Illness by Dr. David B. Angus is a work based upon treating the body as a complex interwoven system of interdependent parts. The author utilizes the power of data to decode the personal and molecular basis for diseases of all kinds. Plato once said that: “The part can never be well unless the whole is well. “

Dr. Angus employs a personal inventory to model health information for each patient. The inventory elicits very basic questions like how do you feel, what are your energy levels, how do you tolerate movement, what is your walking gait, and much more.

Next, the model focuses on classic inflammations in the body. An increase in the C-reactive protein indicates a risk of heart trouble eight years in advance! The rest of his tests include a comprehensive lipid panel, the metabolic panel, blood cell counts, the thyroid stimulating hormone, and the hemoglobin A1C moving average for diabetics and pre-diabetics.

Dr. Angus discusses power nutrients like Vitamin D. Deficiencies in Vitamin D have been shown to correlate with many disease processes like Parkinson’s. Increments in Vitamin D have produced reductions in the flu, breast cancer, stroke, blood sugar, and weight loss, to mention just a few. Although Dr. Angus supports the idea of some targeted vitamin supplementation, he warns against blocking the ability of the body to control itself naturally. Dr. Angus explains the virtues of aspirin, statins and the flu vaccine in his book.

The presentation explains the top five disease killers. The order of diseases that kill starts with heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic respiratory disease, and diabetes including untreated or undiagnosed diabetes. Dr. Angus utilizes his model to gather the personal data on the inflammatory components of these diseases to reduce or eliminate their deadly consequences to patients over a lifetime.

The End of Illness is an important medical resource for patients in order to detect, treat and ultimately prevent the worst consequences of a number of dreaded diseases. The presentation is easy to read and understand. Patients would benefit immensely by utilizing this book in conjunction with routine medical examinations, and discussions with their private physicians

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.