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How Not to Die

Author: Michael Greger

Last Updated: 22 July 2021Published On: 1 November 2015

How Not to Die explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills freeing us to live healthier lives.

A cover for the book How Not to Die. Features a mostly white background with the book title spelled out in greens.

How Not to Die

Author:Michael Greger

Last Updated: 22 July 2021Published On: 1 November 2015

How Not to Die explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills freeing us to live healthier lives.

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How Not to Die Overview

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

The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org 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.

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.

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.

 

About the Author

Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues.  He has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous “meat defamation” trial. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. His latest book How Not to Die became an instant New York Times Best Seller. He has videos on more than 2,000 health topics freely available at NutritionFacts.org, with new videos and articles uploaded every day.

 

Editorial Reviews

“The news that a plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat is spreading. Dr. Michael Greger presents the groundbreaking science on how simple plant-based food choices help us live healthier and happier lives. Dr. Greger describes which foods to eat to prevent the leading causes of disease-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 Over Knives

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