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How Not to Die

Discover the foods scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease
Narrated by: Michael Greger
Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Medicine
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Summary

The Sunday Times best seller.

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 life.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site.

©2017 Michael Greger, 2017 Gene Stone (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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This book has changed my life!

I’ve listened to more than 300 audio books mostly about motivation, meditation, lifestyle change, health, nutrition etc. But this book by far is the best book I’ve ever listened to. I was thinking of cutting down on meat for the last 5 years and move to organic slowly. But after 2 hours of listening to this book I turned vegan. Yes, not only I quit meat, I quite eggs, dairy, fish oil, bone broth and anything that is animal based.
It’s amazing how much information food industry hide from people.
I’ve encouraged my family to cut down on meat, eat more fruit and vegetables and stop having all these supplements that cause more harm than good.
Thanks for sharing all these amazing honest valuable information.
I’m going to join the website and support it to make more people aware of this unhealthy food habit pandemic that kills our loved ones in the most cruel ways possible. All number one killers like heart attach, diabetes, cancers, strokes etc. are directly linked with nutrition particularly animal based products.
I normally don’t write reviews but I had to do this.
Thanks for changing my life. It took me 4 weeks to finish this book and I’m already feeling super healthier, skin looks amazing, acid reflux symptoms are reduced and it’s only going to get better.

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An entertaining encyclopaedia of nutrition

For someone who, back in my school days, was not able to digest any sort of scientific terms, this audiobook was suprisingly easy to listen to. Dr Greger is incredibly funny and it is a pleasure to learn from him. Not only can you find a lot of facts about nutrition, diet and all sorts of weird and wonderful scientific research, you can also laugh out loud.
I recommend this book to everyone who likes a bit of a fun fact and/or scientific research, to all the vegans or those advocating healthy eating, those who struggle with poor health, those who don’t want to age, those who want to have energy for their kids, the ones who consider food to be the best medicine and those who think modern medicine will help them out when they start aging. Anyone and everyone who cares about educating themselves even a tiny amount will enjoy “How not to die” because it is a brilliant book!
Thank you Dr Greger for your “labour of love”!

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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend anyone who is interested in nutrition or health.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Michael Greger

Have you listened to any of Michael Greger’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Watched his youtube videos. This is organised and portable.

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Audible have not released the PDF referred to multiple times. Really poor from audible. Disappointing.

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It really works

I read this a month ago and I'm still not dead yet. Would recommend to anyone not wanting to die.

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  • 01-02-18

should be posted to everyone to read

if you only read one book, make it this one. It might not make you change your diet, but it will certainly make you see what you eat in a new light.

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Please audible release the PDF that comes with this book, it is mentioned so many times :(.

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Lifechanging

Pretty hard to fault. Not many books are literally life-changing, but this one is. This is not fluffy, hippy feel good stuff. it's hard science that spades on the facts until you would have to be a halfwit not to change the way you eat.

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Great book and highly recommended.

The wealth of knowledge put into this book is seriously impressive. This is an essential book for those who are looking to make the type of changes in their diet that will last them for the rest of their lives!

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Everyone should read this book

No matter how well informed you think you are about nutrition, there's something new in here for you.

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Great content amazing narrator!!

Dr Greger is an amazing narrator, so entertaining that I didn’t mind the dozens of times I was told to eat greens to cure everything! The content is also so rich (it doesn’t just tell you to eat your greens) there is lots of useful information about specific plants, spices, fruits. It was a delight! I will miss you Doc!

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  • Jess
  • 03-10-18

Game Changer

This book made me question many food beliefs I've held for 2 decades. Would recommend this book to anyone, already have my mum reading it! Can't go back to my old ways after this. Thank you Dr.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-04-18

Thank you! Wondeful!

I miss the book already! I'll listen to it again in 1 year to make fully use of all the practical tips!

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  • Tudor
  • 08-01-20

Useful information hidden behind Vegan propaganda.

I appreciate this book because it contains a bunch of useful information that made incorporate more whole foods and plants into my diet and it taught me how to make some killer berry shakes.
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This entire book can be categorized as Vegan propaganda. Many studies are obviously cherry picked to fit the Vegan narrative and from my own personal research into health related subjects the views in this book contradict other sources. Not to say the least, this book avoids discussing about any other diets that have shown health benefits like Keto and says very few words about the Mediterranean diet or the Icelandic diet.
My take is that this book refuses to take a rational approach on nutrition and look at the both sides of the spectrum in order to fit a (probably emotionally driven) Vegan narative. The most obvious example is the very little talk on fish and the cherry picked studies on meat that don't showcase the whole picture. (We have been eating meat for millions of years with little sign of meat derived cancers as an example, some papers claim that the increase in cancers is due to the increase in polyunsaturated fats in combination with meat consumption.)

I would truly love to regard this book as a great resource for nutrition guidelines but even though this book contains great information on the benefits of incorporating whole foods and plants in your diet, I can't do this due to the obvious Vegan propaganda that avoids studies that don't fit the narrative.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-03-20

A must read for everyone on the planet

What’s not to love about Dr Greger? He delivers a superbly researched text on the latest nutrition information in an entertaining and thought provoking way. Highly recommended

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-08-19

Super Helpful!

Even if you're a carnivore and you disagree with everything he says - It's not about converting you. It's about educating you so you think critically about whether your food is poison or medicine.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-08-19

Enriching!

Loved this book! Dr. Gerber's humorous naration makes for easy listening and easy retention of the many facts he provides. An absolute eye opener! Excellent!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-07-19

Outstanding!

Possibly the most important book you can read. After all, anything in life is founded in being alive and well to experience it.

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  • meruc
  • 17-07-19

Best book ever

Detailed, research based, nicely written and easily understood. Shows you the key for healthy life.

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  • Michaela Z.
  • 22-04-19

Amazing, highly recommended

Great author and narrator as well. Thank you for your hard work. Amazing volume of information

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-11-18

Holy grail of health information

All you need is this one book, and this one man Dr. Micheal Greger for all the answers in your quest for a healthy living.