How Not To Die, a must read how-to for staying alive (and well)

How Not To Die, the master plan prescription that navigates you to a longer, healthier life free of illness, disease and extravagant medical bills

How Not To Die: Detail & Review

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease is one of my recent (self) health and wellness book favorites!  With Dr. Greger, M.D. safely guiding you past some of the leading causes of death in America, those who take heed can steer clear of heart disease, cancers, diabetes, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s and many more deadly tolls that have been taking lives annually.  How Not To Die is literally a must read for anyone looking to stay alive and well for as long as humanly possible.  Avoid illness and disease and save money on medical bills with the help of Dr. Greger's book, How Not To Die, full of research and nutritional facts designed to show you the way to the good (i.e. healthy) life.  Similar to The China Study, this is another book that just may save your life.  Literally. 

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

Book Description

From the physician behind the wildly popular website, 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, 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.
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.

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About the author, Michael Greger, M.D.

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 the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States.  See more →