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


I have the privilege of holding this book in my hands. I absolutely LOVE the title of this book and the author, Dr. Michael Greger. He is one of my heroes – a doctor who is out there telling the truth, both on his site and now with this book which will be released on December 8th.

The title says it all – HOW NOT TO DIE – and it isn’t even that complicated. Through simple changes in diet and lifestyle, the vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented. Dr. Greger examines the top 15 causes of death in our country – heart disease, high blood pressure, cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, and more. These diseases claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually and it does not have to be this way.

Dr. Greger doesn’t just say it – he backs it up – with peer-reviewed scientific evidence. He tells us what food to eat and what we need to do to live longer, healthier, drug free lives.

From simple things like adding flaxseed to prevent prostate cancer or drinking hibiscus tea to bring down blood pressure or eating soy to prolong survival of those battling breast cancer, Dr. Greger pulls no punches. Eating a whole foods, plant based diet is the key to not only preventing these diseases, but arresting and even reversing them.

Don’t you want to know what eat? How about Dr. Greger’s daily dozen – a checklist of the foods we should consume every day. I am not going to tell you what they are because you need to preorder this book right now! I would advise you to order a hard copy and not the Kindle version – it is too valuable a resource not to have at your fingertips for reference and you are going to want to lend it to everyone you love.

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