Dr. Greger spends the first half of How Not to Die touching on the leading cause of mortality in the United States. Starting out, of course, with heart disease. He gives background, the likely causes and what we can do to avoid each disease. The organization allows you to flip straight to the section you’re interested.
Section 2 is where it really gets good. Dr. Greger outlines the science behind why a plant based diet rich in specific foods can help to prevent, treat or reverse all of the diseases discussed during section 1. If you’re not going to read this book, at least keep it on hand so you can look up why turmeric soup is a great choice – even if it does turn your tupperware yellow. Or why your salads are made with spinach, kale and dandelion greens rather than iceberg lettuce.
Dr. Greger offers an easy-to-follow recommendation with his daily dozen: beans, berries, fruit, cruciferous veggies, green, other veggies, flaxseed, nuts, spices, whole grains, beverages (water and unsweetened tea) and exercise.
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