Narrated By: Jot Davies
Duration: 8 hours and 24 minutes
What to expect
Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Beautiful Cure by Daniel M Davis, read by Jot Davies.
The immune system holds the key to human health. In The Beautiful Cure, leading immunologist Professor Daniel Davis describes the scientific quest to understand how it works – and how it is affected by stress, sleep, age and our state of mind – and explains how this knowledge is now unlocking a revolutionary new approach to medicine and well-being.
The body's ability to fight disease and heal itself is one of the great mysteries and marvels of nature. But within the last few years painstaking research has resulted in major advances in our understanding of this breathtakingly beautiful inner world: a vast and intricate network of specialist cells, regulatory proteins and dedicated genes that are continually protecting our bodies. Far more powerful than any medicine ever invented, it also plays a crucial role in our daily lives. Already we have found ways to harness these natural defences to create breakthrough drugs and so-called immunotherapies that help us fight cancer, diabetes, arthritis and many age-related diseases, and we are starting to understand whether or not activities such as mindfulness might play a role in enhancing our physical resilience.
Written by an expert at the forefront of this adventure, The Beautiful Cure tells a dramatic story of detective work and discovery, of puzzles solved and of the mysteries that remain, of lives sacrificed and saved, introducing the reader to this revelatory new understanding of the human body and what it takes to be healthy.
'One of those books that makes you look at everything human in a new, challenging and thrilling way' Stephen Fry
'Brilliantly conveys the excitement of scientific discovery' Bill Bryson
Popular science, Popular medicine & health, Immunology, Human biology
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Thrilling ... An eye-opening tour de force of scientific writing that reads like the best kind of adventure story
Terrific ... Davis relates the extraordinary modern developments in supercharging the body’s own immune system to fight disease, and one day maybe even eliminate cancer
One of the best accounts I have yet come across of the nature of biological science … Daniel Davis’s wonderful book recounts in exceptionally clear and sympathetic prose how research into the immune system has resulted in a health revolution
Thrilling … Do not underestimate the importance of immunology. This field relates to you personally
Thoroughly absorbing ... Davis is a wonderful storyteller