Atul Gawande’s “Being Mortal” subtitled “Medicine and What Matters in the End” was #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. Gawande was recently appointed CEO of a new health-care venture formed by Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway. Gawande’s keen insight talks to the future of healthcare and the direction it’s headed.
The Science of Fasting by Sylvie Gilman, Thierry de Lestrade on Amazon instant video. Fascinating hour-long documentary that challenges conventional wisdom to demonstrate the powerful anti- inflammatory effects of fasting. Valter Longo, a biogerontologist and cell biologist talks to how fasting may improve the efficacy of chemotherapy when treating for cancer.