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Book Review: How not to die


The good doctor and his co-writer created an extremely valuable book for all, but especially for North Americans, who, surprisingly, eat very few fruits and vegetables.

The authors, Dr Greger being the major contributor, have divided the book into two parts.

The first part deals with common diseases (cardiovascular, lung, brain, infectious, diabetes, high blood pressure, liver, kidney, mental, Parkinson’s) and explains in great detail how they can be prevented, or even cured, using certain foods, and following the rules and regulations of a vegetarian diet.

In fact, the good doctor believes, and rightly so, food to be medicine, and attributes most common diseases befalling North Americans to poor nutritional choices, mostly eating processed foods which contain little more than flour, sugar, fat and salt, ordering in, and buying take out food.

Several multi-national food corporations (most fast food enterprises) accumulated immense fortunes, and have expanded to many countries all over the world.

Part two of the book is devoted to discussions of beneficial foods (beans, berries, other fruits, cruciferous vegetables, greens, flaxseeds, nuts, herbs, spices, and whole grains.).

A chapter is devoted to exercise, which is essential for a long and healthy life.

This is the only book you need to inform you what you need to eat to be healthy and enjoy a long life.

It is well written, detailed, well sourced), and highly illuminating for anyone remotely interested in nutrition and healthy living.

Doctor’s daily dozen alone is an excellent regimen to follow and from which to benefit.

It is concise, beneficial, very interesting and revealing to understand how politics influence eating habits in North America.

How Not To Die is an outstanding book to live by, and use as a reference.

Buy it now, read it, use the information in it and start living healthy.

Highly recommended.

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