How Not to Die

How Not to Die

Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

Book - 2015
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Dr. Michael Greger examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson's, high blood pressure, and more and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives. By following Dr. Greger's advice, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes may help you to live longer.
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, ©2015
ISBN: 9781250066114
Branch Call Number: 613.2 GRE 2015
Characteristics: 562 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Stone, Gene 1951-


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Jun 12, 2019

Follows nutrition information we've heard, but not followed, for years. It's well written and can prolong a good life. Excellent advice.

Dec 28, 2018

Changed my diet. This book is a great reference and filled with information, backed by studies. It is broken down into sections of the most common causes of death so easy to jump back and forth based on what sections interest you the most. I recommend this to any one that is concerned with their health and want to make positive changes. Some are easier to do than others, such as 1 tablespoon of flax a day, vs never eating dairy. But, all are well researched and backed by facts.

Oct 19, 2018

The audio book is great and MUCH easier to get through!

Oct 19, 2018

Great read!!

Oct 07, 2018

A lot of well-researched information about how diet affects health. The anecdotes, especially the initial story about the author's grandma, made the information more relatable. Checking out the cookbook next!

Oct 01, 2018

If you tried reading the book and found it overwhelming, try the audiobook. Also Dr. Greger’s website, YouTube channel and podcasts are wonderful places to gain even more knowledge.

Sep 11, 2018

Worth reading for some insights into where you can make dietary and food practices improvements. I modified mine. Lots of good tskeaways- even for the omnivore (book espouses vegitarisn - but not annoying) - like raw pork/poultry home cross contamination issues.

heidenkind Mar 17, 2018

Absolute must read, especially if you suffer from heart disease, hypertension, or diabetes

Jan 05, 2018

Five-star FACTS fill this book. It's a thick book and may appear daunting, but wade right in! You can easily skip chapters in Part 1 to concentrate on specific diseases that concern you most. Part 2 is pretty quick reading, recommendations on the best-of-the-best for what to eat for maximum nutrition, with tips for making everything more tasty. And you can skip almost 150 pages of Notes at the end unless you, personally, are researching the research that went into writing this book. The book is a real treasure for lay people who just want unbiased nutrition facts, and that truth is mighty hard to come by as Dr. Greger explains how monetary contributions and corporate interests often worm their way into our dietary guidelines. Junk food, meat, dairy and sugar have plenty of lobbyists promoting their industries, but when did Big Broccoli ever come calling, trying to unduly influence our grocery shopping choices? This book is the perfect RX to counter "decision fatigue" when various segments of the food industry profit because so much conflicting nutrition information is presented that consumers give up in exasperation and continue to eat whatever they want. Many doctors are unable to advise their patients because nutrition education was virtually non-existent in their medical training, and several government agencies are abjectly failing in their mission to inform and protect us. The Standard American Diet is aptly named, SAD, indeed! Is it any wonder that obesity has reached epidemic proportions, and we blithely accept heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and dementia as normal? Dr. Greger has the right idea: present facts, the results from nutrition studies that were not conducted or paid for by industries destined to benefit from those studies, then let people decide for themselves what to eat.

ontherideau Jan 02, 2018

How Not to Die-- Prematurely. This isn't a fad diet book but a sensible guide, an antidote to most food advertisements. #EatTogether is a good companion to good food, eating isn't just about putting edible items in your mouth.

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