Why rely on drugs and surgery to cure you of life-threatening disease when the right decisions can prevent you from falling ill to begin with? How Not To Die gives effective, scientifically-proven nutritional advice to prevent our biggest killers - heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes - and reveals the astounding health benefits that simple dietary choices can provide.
Based on the very latest scientific research, How Not To Die examines each of the most common diseases, chapter by chapter, to reveal what, how and why different foods affect us and how increasing our consumption of certain foods and avoiding others can dramatically reduce our risk of falling sick and even reverse the effects of disease. With emphasis on individual family health history and acknowledging that everyone needs something different, Dr Michael Greger offers practical dietary advice to help you make valuable decisions about your diet in order to live a longer, healthier lives.
About the Authors
Dr Michael Greger is a physician, author and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety and public health issues. He runs the popular website NutritionFacts.org, a non-profit, science-based public service providing free daily updates on the latest in nutrition via bite-sized videos. Dr Greger has lectured at the National Institutes of Health, testified before Congress and was invited as an expert witness in Oprah Winfrey's defense at the Texas 'meat defamation' trial. A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, he is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. He currently serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Human Society of the United States. Dr Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.
Gene Stone graduated from Stanford University and received his masters in English Literature from Harvard Unviersity. He then joined the Peace Corps, and spent two years in the Republic of Niger in West Africa. Returning to his home state of New York, he became an editor at Harcourt Brace, where he edited a wide range of books, including Patricia Bosworth’s biography of Montgomery Clift. He then worked at Bantam Books, where he helped launch its hardcover division by acquiring such books as Albert Goldman’s biography of John Lennon and Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s autobiography. Next, he worked as a senior editor at Esquire Magazine, editing authors ranging from Alan Furst and Bobbie Ann Mason to Michael Kinsley and Joel Kotkin. He then moved to Los Angeles, where he was west coast editor of Simon & Schuster, a consulting editor at The Los Angeles Times, and editor in chief of California Magazine.
Michael Greger, MD, scours the world's scholarly literature on nutrition for the most interesting, groundbreaking and practical new research. His work at NutritionFacts.org and in How Not To Die features the latest science on nutrition and health to show how to treat and prevent disease -- Joel Furhman, author of Eat to Live Finally a physician has pulled together the latest scientific studies on how to fight disease and prolong life. How Not To Die shows how the right nutrition prevents disease and transforms our genes so we can live healthier, longer. Empowering, groundbreaking, transformative work -- Kathy Freston, author of Quantum Wellness and The Lean A new way of looking at nutrition and health. Michael Greger shows people how to save their own lives -- Rip Esselstyn, author of The Engine 2 Diet 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
** Section - i: Preface* Introduction - ii: Introduction* Unit - 1: Part 1* Chapter - 1: How Not to Die From Heart Disease* Chapter - 2: How Not to Die From Lung Diseases* Chapter - 3: How Not to Die From Brain Diseases* Chapter - 4: How Not to Die From Digestive Cancers* Chapter - 5: How Not to Die From Infections* Chapter - 6: How Not to Die From Diabetes* Chapter - 7: How Not to Die From High Blood Pressure* Chapter - 8: How Not to Die From Liver Diseases* Chapter - 9: How Not to Die From Blood Cancers* Chapter - 10: How Not to Die From Kidney Disease* Chapter - 11: How Not to Die From Breast Cancer* Chapter - 12: How Not to Die From Suicidal Depression* Chapter - 13: How Not to Die From Prostate Cancer* Chapter - 14: How Not to Die From Parkinson's Disease* Chapter - 15: How Not to Die From Iatrogenic Causes* Unit - 2: Part 2** Introduction - iii: Introduction* Section - iv: Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen* Chapter - 1: Beans* Chapter - 2: Berries* Chapter - 3: Other Fruits* Chapter - 4: Cruciferous Vegetables* Chapter - 5: Greens* Chapter - 6: Other Vegetables* Chapter - 7: Flaxseeds* Chapter - 8: Nuts and Seeds* Chapter - 9: Herbs and Spices* Chapter - 10: Whole Grains* Chapter - 11: Beverages* Chapter - 12: Exercise** Section - v: Conclusion* Acknowledgements - vi: Acknowledgements* Section - vii: Appendix: Supplements* Section - viii: Notes* Index - ix: Index