• The Beautiful Cure

  • The Revolution in Immunology and What It Means for Your Health
  • By: Daniel M. Davis
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (234 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The immune system holds the key to human health. In The Beautiful Cure, leading immunologist Daniel M. Davis describes how the scientific quest to understand how the immune system works - and how it is affected by stress, sleep, age, and our state of mind - 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 in recent years, painstaking research has resulted in major advances in our grasp 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, the immune system plays a crucial role in our daily lives. We have found ways to harness these natural defenses 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 activities such as mindfulness might play a role in enhancing our physical resilience. 

Written by a researcher at the forefront of this adventure, The Beautiful Cure tells a dramatic story of scientific detective work and discovery, of puzzles solved and mysteries that linger, of lives sacrificed and saved. With expertise and eloquence, Davis introduces us to this revelatory new understanding of the human body and what it takes to be healthy.

©2019 Daniel M. Davis (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Wonderful Book about your Immune System

This is a wonderfully written book describing our marvelous immune systems. I wish there were more books like this, or if this one were only longer. More information. More in depth. I listened to it twice and will again.

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interesting

enjoyed this book, great reading and complicated ideas presented in an understandable way. would recommend.

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Very Informative

Great introduction to research on immunotherapy. If you have or had cancer, you will appreciate this book.

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Immunology explained

This is an excellent source for the history of immunology, What they knew and how they discovered it.

Detailed research and step-by-step understanding of the findings. It covers the discoveries, the setbacks and the successes of decoding how our bodies fight back and take advantage of microbes, both good and bad. It covers scientists who were at the forefront of this amazing and important knowledge.

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Great for the layperson with an interest in medical topics.

This is a fascinating topic and is very current, particularly with the current COVID19 pandemic. The narrator was easy to listen to.

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Outstanding!

Excellent and consistent with the recent science. Immunology is very complex and elegant. This book makes the topic accessible and easy to listen. Excellent!!

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mildly interesting

The best part of this audiobook was the narration. Book title should be renamed "the search for a beautiful cure" since there isn't an actual cure. It is basically a history of studies done, small collection of discoveries which led to helping some and hurting others.

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Even for someone who studied immunology, this was a lovely refresher. Great background about pertinent discoveries.

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Interesting easy listen

I really enjoyed this book. Just an easy listen to start getting interested in the subject

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A MUST READ!

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is at all curious about viruses and bacteria and how each interacts with the immune system. On top of which it explains how vaccines interacts with the body a little bit. You really learn a lot about your immune system. A must read!!