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How Not To Die Book Review


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Title: How Not To Die

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult

Page Count: 673

Author: Michael Greger, MD

ISBN: 978-1250066114

Publisher: Flatiron Books


"How Not to Die" by Dr. Michael Greger is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to improve their health and longevity. With a wealth of updated information drawn from recent studies, Greger provides readers with practical insights and evidence-based recommendations to prevent and reverse chronic diseases. His meticulous research and engaging writing style make complex medical concepts accessible to readers of all backgrounds.


One of the standout features of "How Not to Die" is Greger's emphasis on the power of plant-based nutrition in promoting optimal health. Through compelling evidence and real-life case studies, he illustrates how adopting a vegan lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other common ailments. Greger's advocacy for plant-based eating is not only based on scientific evidence but also on ethical and environmental considerations, making it a compelling and holistic approach to wellness.


Furthermore, Greger's book goes beyond mere dietary recommendations, offering practical tips on exercise, stress management, and lifestyle modifications to enhance overall well-being. By empowering readers to take control of their health through informed choices, "How Not to Die" serves as a comprehensive guide to living a vibrant and fulfilling life.


Though adopting a vegan diet is easier said than done, Greger offers information on foods that are less harmful to your system. I had read reviews of this book before I read it and it commonly said "be a vegan, problems solved." Which is something he is describing in the book as the best way to eat for your body, diseases and cancers. But the main thing that's emphasized is eating WHOLE plant foods. For example, don't just have juice, eat an orange. The process of making juice takes out a lot of nutrients and those nutrients help your body to digest and absorb all the benefits from eating that orange.


One thing I appreciated is that each chapter was written as a stand alone, so if you're interested in just one area, you can read just the section you want and not be lost. Also, it had specific recommendations for specific concerns. For those worried about esophageal cancer, strawberries showed to be highly affective in preventing further progression and prevention. It wasn't just about changing the way you eat, but in helping to eat preventatively.


I'm always interested in reading about the updates in science and different ways to help people. So if you're looking for something to help you get started into living a more healthful life, this is a good place to start. Greger doesn't pull any punches when it comes to the medical industry and what should be done based on science and evidence verse what's actually done. It's an eye opening and informative read that I absolutely recommend it. The facts about chicken will make you not want to eat it ever again.



How Not To Die Book Review Ratings and Recommendation

Rating: 4/5

Recommended: Yes


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