How Not to Die by Michael Greger MD, Gene Stone - Book Summary Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
How Not to Die"" By Michael Greger, M. D. with Gene Stone : Book Summary
Note: This is an audiobook summary of How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
By Michael Greger, M. D. with Gene Stone
What does it take to live a healthy life that’s free from chronic disease? As the physician behind the popular NutritionFacts website, Dr. Greger designed “How Not to Die” to be a convenient resource on how to optimize your health and stave off life-threatening diseases like cancer. The book is packed with groundbreaking evidence from the world of nutrition science about the world’s healthiest foods and diets; and how to incorporate them into your everyday life. In his view, the majority of premature deaths due to lifestyle diseases like heart attacks, diabetes and liver problems could all be prevented through a change in diet.
For Dr. Michael Greger, the secret is to follow a healthy, whole foods diet that looks a lot like the vegan diet. However, Dr. Greger doesn’t advocate for a certain way of eating. Rather, he prefers to present the scientific facts and let his readers come to their own conclusions. For most, however, the evidence in support of a plant-based diet is overwhelmingly positive.
By showing us how we can reject pills in favor of fruits and vegetables, Dr. Greger is setting out to change the paradigm of modern health, and to give us the tools we need to take back control of our own nutrition. 1.6 million Americans lose their lives every year to the fifteen leading causes of chronic disease, and almost all of these deaths could be prevented through a healthier lifestyle.
In addition to teaching you what makes you sick, Dr. Greger also reveals what makes you well with his top “Daily Dozen” foods that everyone should eat for good health. This book is packed with practical tips and actionable insights — with a full 150 pages of scientific references to back them up. And in this book summary, we’re excited to present some of the best Big Ideas Dr. Greger presents in “How Not to Die.”
Here’s what you’ll learn about in this book summary:
- Why eating animal products of all forms is more toxic for your health than you’d expect.
- The importance of eating a wide variety of plants for daily nutrition.
- What the “daily dozen” is and how you can get them in regularly.
- The ways that food can work as medicine to keep you healthy from chronic disease.
- Why preventing chronic disease is easier than treating it, and how your diet does the work for you.
Original audiobook description:
From the physician behind the wildly popular website Nutrition Facts, 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 Nutrition Facts, examines the 15 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.
Chapter 0Duration: 36min