How Not To Die: Discover The Foods Scientifically Proven To Prevent And Reverse Disease by Michael GregerHow Not To Die: Discover The Foods Scientifically Proven To Prevent And Reverse Disease by Michael Greger

How Not To Die: Discover The Foods Scientifically Proven To Prevent And Reverse Disease

byMichael Greger

Hardcover | December 8, 2015

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"This book may help those who are susceptible to illnesses that can be prevented."
-His Holiness the Dalai Lama

"Absolutely the best book I've read on nutrition and diet"
-Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones Solution

From the physician behind the wildly popular Nutrition Facts website, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can help prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.

In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of, 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 to help prevent and reverse these diseases, freeing us to live healthier lives.

The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. The fifteen leading causes of death claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually. This doesn't have to be the case. By following Dr. Greger's advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer.

History of prostate cancer in your family? Put down that glass of milk and add flaxseed to your diet whenever you can. Have high blood pressure? Hibiscus tea can work better than a leading hypertensive drug-and without the side effects. Fighting off liver disease? Drinking coffee can reduce liver inflammation. Battling breast cancer? Consuming soy is associated with prolonged survival. Worried about heart disease (the number 1 killer in the United States)? Switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet, which has been repeatedly shown not just to prevent the disease but often stop it in its tracks.

In addition to showing what to eat to help treat the top fifteen causes of death, How Not to Die includes Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen -a checklist of the twelve foods we should consume every day.Full of practical, actionable advice and surprising, cutting edge nutritional science, these doctor's orders are just what we need to live longer, healthier lives.

Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety and public health issues. He runs the popular website, a nonprofit, science-based public service providing free daily videos and articles on the latest in nutrition research. Dr. Greger also proudly serves as ...
Title:How Not To Die: Discover The Foods Scientifically Proven To Prevent And Reverse DiseaseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 9.42 × 6.44 × 1.84 inPublished:December 8, 2015Publisher:Flatiron BooksLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! Really well organized and clearly written. Backed up by scientific facts so you know you can trust the information provided.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Knowledgeable book I liked the way everything was scientifically referenced to back up what the author has to say. Its easy changes that individuals can incorporate into their lifestyles. There is lots of helpful information. It recommends a vegan lifestyle but doesn't breathe it down your neck every single page.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It actually works Having had a parent with Diabetes and courted Type 2 for a few years myself I was always looking for something that would keep me from slipping over the edge. The book is full of interesting helpful information. The food charts are easy to decipher. Joel Fuhrman has a number of books but this was the one I started with first, and after working with it gradually moved on to purchase the rest. If you are lost and looking for guidelines read this.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An eye opening read This book is a really amazing eye opening book about the importance of the food you eat and how becoming vegan can really change your life. A definitive must-read for anyone, wether you're already vegan, just thinking about it or don't really like the idea/concept.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Imagine I enjoyed reading through this book. It's easy to read and understand and very informative. Can you imagine having the kids reading this book in schools. Imagine kids understand the importance of eating right.
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Didn’t love it Some good information, but very, VERY heavy on the fear-mongering. I can appreciate the research and the intention behind this book, but it definitely didn’t make me feel very good about myself...yet it also didn’t really inspire me to make any significant changes in my life. (Not that I won’t - I just don’t think this is the book for you if you are looking for inspiration to change your life.)
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You need to read this!! Can you imagine if this type of book was added to the school curriculum so people could be educated at a young age and then decide for themselves how they want to eat. The world would be better for it.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's a must read Dr. Greger is a genius! This book is one full of information that everyone must be exposed to.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So informative! So much information and scientific data presented to support a plant-based diet. Enjoyed how Dr. Greger's humour comes through in his writing.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More like an encyclopedia because of the amount of data A very good book with so much data backed by a lot of scientific references. The data available versus the price of the book makes it a great investment. Even if you still want to continue eating meat, it is worth reading, because of the serious information about many foods, including how to consume them. However, he is very convincing about letting go of meat, milk products and eggs. He maintains a web site that can be accessed for free. He is on a crusade for health through nutrition.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book!! I bought the book and my mom told me to buy more for her friends! great book
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from just the science such valuable information collected in on place in an incredibly thorough book with all the scientific references listed
Date published: 2017-08-25
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Date published: 2017-08-22
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Date published: 2017-08-22
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Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it More prof for the validity of a plant based diet for overall longevity.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Speechless I received this book on a Friday and finished reading it the first time on the Sunday. I couldn't put it down. First, I read it helter skelter and then I read it page by page. The information provided and the research that went into this book is amazing. I cannot recommend this book enough for anyone who wants to change their life for the good.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing This book is great! I recommend it
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Dr. Michael Greger reviews tons of nutrition and health research in this mammoth of a book. It reads very easily, and somehow manages to be entertaining as well. Has amazing information about just about anything you can think of, and will probably change your life. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! This book is packed full of evidence-based information. It reads like a compilation of the many blogs and videos that are on Dr. Greger's non-profit website He doesn't push you to change your lifestyle, but presents you with the facts and lets you decide on your own. A must-read for anyone who wants to know what to eat to prevent or treat disease!
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Literally a Life-Saving Book! This book is full of real, scientific, evidence-based information that really does teach you how not to die. Dr. Greger is also a terrific writer with great humour. This book is a pleasure to read and should be passed on to your loved ones!
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! Excellent book, highly recommend!! Life changing information and very comprehensible. Everyone can benefit from this read!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from wealth of facts this book has the power to save lives. it is written in an engaging manner and is very accessible. no stone is left unturned and there is a complete list of references to the science discussed.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent information Best science based health book I've ever read! All facts! Dr.Greger is amazing and full of knowledge and has changed my life. I am no longer on the 5 pills I was supposed to take for the REST OF MY LIFE! My cholestoral , diabetes all have come down, and my arterial plaque has gone from 23% blockage in my left main, to ZERO!
Date published: 2015-12-27
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Editorial Reviews

"We strive to make the best of our lives by maintaining ourphysical health and mental happiness. As food is the fuel for our survival, howhealthily we survive and how well we recover from illness may also depend onwhat we eat. Michael Greger's How Not toDie suggests different preventative and curative measures for tacklingailments we are all vulnerable to. I hope that this book may help those who aresusceptible to illnesses that can be prevented with proper nutrition." -His Holiness the Dalai Lama"The primary determinant of our health and well-beingis what we eat and how we live. In this extraordinary and empowering book, Dr.Michael Greger explains why. Highly recommended." - Dean Ornish, M.D., author of TheSpectrum and Dr. Dean Ornish s Program for Reversing Heart Disease"The news that a plant-based diet is the healthiest wayto eat is spreading. Dr. Michael Greger presents the groundbreaking science onhow simple plant-based food choices help us live healthier and happier lives.Dr. Greger describes which foods to eat to prevent the leading causes ofdisease-related death and shows how a diet based on fruits, vegetables, tubers,whole grains, and legumes might even save your life."-Brian Wendel,Founder and President of Forks OverKnives"Stop whatever you're doing and buy this book. Not onlydoes Dr. Michael Greger drop a metric f*ckton of evidence that a plant-baseddiet will save your damn life, he lays out the blueprint to make it happen. Dr.Greger shows us how regular folks can eat well and not get taken down by sometotally preventable bullsh*t." -Thug Kitchen"A new way of looking at nutrition and health. Michael Greger shows peoplehow to save their own lives."-Rip Esselstyn, author of The Engine 2 Diet"Finally a physician has pulled together the latest scientific studies onhow to fight disease and prolong life. How Not to Die shows how theright nutrition prevents disease and transforms our genes so we can livehealthier, longer. Empowering, groundbreaking, transformative work."-KathyFreston, author of Quantum Wellnessand The Lean"Michael Greger, M.D. scours the world's scholarly literature on nutritionfor the most interesting, groundbreaking and practical new research. His workat and in HOW NOT TO DIE features the latest science onnutrition and health to show how to treat and prevent disease."-JoelFuhrman, M.D., author of Eat to Live"An absolute rhapsody of informational wisdom on how toachieve a life of health and longevity without disease."-Caldwell B.Esselstyn, Jr. M.D., author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease"How Not To Die is one of the mostimportant books on health ever written. Dr. Greger shows us how to prevent andsometimes reverse all the major diseases that are killing us. We have thegenetic potential to live disease free lives full of health and vitality untilwe are past 100. This book is the scientific road map we need to do exactlythat."-John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market"Absolutely the best book I've read on nutrition anddiet."-Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones Solution"Meticulously well-documented, Greger's guidebookprovides evidence on everything from the pesticide-Parkinson's connection tothe role of antioxidants in breast cancer prevention. Gerger also offers upfriendly tips, like his favorite smoothie recipe and a turmeric tutorial.Follow his advice and you may not live forever, but you'll almost certainlylive a healthier life." -BookPage"This book brims with valuable insights. Dr Gregertends to rely on the gold standard of medical research randomised controlledtrials rather than the latest fads. Vegetarian or not, this book is a great wayto improve your diet."-Financial Times