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AJ Jacobs:
How healthy living nearly killed me

TEDMED 2011 · 8:42 · Filmed Oct 2011
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AJ Jacobs: How healthy living nearly killed me
8:42 · Filmed October 2011 at TEDMED 2011 · Subtitles available in 39 languages

For a full year, AJ Jacobs followed every piece of health advice he could — from applying sunscreen by the shot glass to wearing a bicycle helmet while shopping. Onstage at TEDMED, he shares the surprising things he learned.

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Immersing himself in alternate lifestyles and long, hilarious experiments (usually with himself the guinea pig), writer AJ Jacobs tests the limits of behavior, customs, culture, knowledge — and his wife's sense of humor. Full bio
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