Dr. Attia is a former ultra endurance athlete and a relentless self-experimenter. With a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Queen’s University and an M.D. from Stanford, he is Tim Ferriss’s (a popular author and podcaster) go-to doctor on all things performance or longevity-related. Attia worked as a surgeon, putting in years of study before switching into consultancy at McKinsey & Co. modelling credit risk.
He has since returned to medicine as the founder of Attia Medical PC. Attia Medical is a practice that focuses on the applied science of longevity. It applies nutritional biochemistry, exercise physiology, sleep physiology, and other tactics to increase distress tolerance, pharmacology, and four system endocrinology. The outcome being an increased lifespan by delaying chronic diseases while improving health span by means of improvements in the quality of one’s life.
“In my specific area of longevity, I hear too much emphasis on how people look (sort of important) and feel (important, to be sure), but very little on the actual task of delaying the onset of chronic disease, which is almost the mathematical equivalent of delaying death and improving the quality of life.”
The story of the new scientific breakthroughs that have revolutionized the treatment of cancer and other terminal illnesses. The author is a world authority on cancer and its treatment. His quest for a cure began in 1968 when a patient of his with inoperable cancer recovered spontaneously. Had the man's immune system somehow killed the tumour? And if so, can the body rid itself of cancer?
Backed by years of research, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me ) offers a fascinating explanation of self-justification - how it works, the damage it can cause, and how we can overcome it. This updated edition features new examples and concludes with an extended discussion of how we can live with dissonance, learn from it, and perhaps, eventually, forgive ourselves.
Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. Here he recounts in his inimitable voice his experience trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek; cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the most deeply held nuclear secrets; accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums; painting a naked female toreador.