This book makes me angry every time I see the title. My sister was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and put all her faith in this book. She went on a completely plant based vegan diet thinking it would stop her cancer from reoccurring after her first chemo. What actually happened was that she got so thin, lost so much weight that she could not do chemo when the cancer came back. She was so deficient in nutrition they wanted to give her nutrition counseling. She progressed into not being able to eat at all and diet of starvation. In our family the irony of “How not to Die” is to not do what she did. I strongly recommend you stay far away from this book.
This is a book that is jam packed with important information on how to nurture your body by eating the healthiest foods and getting more exercise than most people get. The authors write in such a way that the information is clear and at times humorous. I plan to read it again to make sure I didn't forget anything.
This book was the biggest health paradigm shift of my life. it is so compelling that I couldn’t help but start making positive changes in the way I ate from the moment I read the first chapter. My blood pressures is reduced and my energy is increased. I feel like I have my life back in a way I actually never had it before. So grateful.
Must read for those whose are researching a Whole Foods Plant Based diet. Dr. Greger gives all the available science, to-date, and allows one to make their own conclusions. I especially like the second section where Dr. Greger provides insight as to what he eats. I would also recommend the audio version (only found currently on Audible) of this book as a suppliment. There is so much information that I have to re-read (an re-listen) to absorb it all.
Totally enjoyed the straight forward truth and clinically supported trials results. Looking forward to applying whole food plant based diet to my life, nice to have a simple way to have helpful information to further where I am currently at eating wise. I am looking forward to aging healthily and enjoying good quality of life as I age currently 55 years old and very healthy.
I just finished chapter 1 and I am seeing all of the symptoms of an elderly 91 year old friend. Everything in this book is true. Please read this. The life you save might be your own. I am ready to make lifestyle changes now.
This guy is my goto for all things nutrition. A wealth of knowledge, and his book will tell you how to live a long, healthy, and amazing life!