This book may help those who are susceptible to illnesses that can be prevented with proper nutrition’ His Holiness the Dalai Lama
How Not To Die provides effective, scientifically-proven nutritional advice to prevent our biggest killers – including heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes – and reveals the astounding health benefits that simple dietary choices can provide.
Based on the latest scientific research, theological bestselling How to Examine What can we reduce dramatically reduce our risk or falling sick and even reverse the effects of disease. It also shares Dr. Greger’s ‘Daily Boxes’ – the twelve foods we should eat in the best of health.
With emphasis on individual family health history and acknowledging that everyone needs something different, Dr. Michael Greger offers live, healthier lives.
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.
” It all started with my grandmother.
I was only a kid when the doctors sent her home in a wheelchair to die.
Diagnosed with end-stage heart disease, she had already had so many bypass operations that the surgeons essentially ran out of plumbing—the scarring from each open-heart surgery had made the next more difficult until they finally ran out of options. Confined to a wheelchair with crushing chest pain, her doctors told her there was nothing else they could do. Her life was over at age sixty-five.
I think what sparks many kids to want to become doctors when they grow up is watching a beloved relative become ill or even die. But for me, it was watching my grandma get better.
Soon after she was discharged from the hospital to spend her last days at home, a segment aired on 60 Minutes about Nathan Pritikin, an early lifestyle medicine pioneer who had been gaining a reputation for reversing terminal heart disease. He had just opened a new center in California… “
“… There may be no such thing as dying from old age. From a study of more than forty-two thousand consecutive autopsies, centenarians—those who live past one hundred – were found to have succumbed to diseases in 100 percent of the cases examined.
Though most were perceived, even by their physicians, to have been healthy just prior to death, not one “died of old age.” Until recently, advanced age had been considered to be a disease itself, but people don’t die as a consequence of maturing. They die from disease, most commonly heart attacks.
Most deaths in the United States are preventable, and they are related to what we eat. Our diet is the number-one cause of premature death and the number-one cause of disability. Surely, diet must also be the number-one thing taught in medical schools, right?
Sadly, it’s not… ”