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Publisher's 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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food for thought

I struggled through this one from time to time, with all the talk of death in the first section, & nutrition information that was at times contrary to what i have learned from other sources. Still, it's good (if not confusing and overwhelming) to get alternate information on the 'facts', & i will continue to endeavour to learn more.

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An excellent debate of both sides of the fence

Michael provides excellent pro and con examples for every chapter as well as any possible cause and effect examples.. any debate or argument you could raise he is one step ahead and explains everything. this book is an amazing investment for your health and there is no gimmicks or selling.. just natural food to feed the body and soul.

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propaganda

I am not a vegan. I accept that too much meat and dairy are not good for you but this book can be very misleading and many things are plain and simply incorrect or flat out lies. The aim of this book is to scare you into veganism and for that it is something I would not recommend.

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good info, if somewhat Cherry picked evidence

Dr Greger has a definite bias towards plant based living, and cherry picks the studies (and even the things he focuses on in each study) to back his conclusions. His stance on meat is particularly troubling, given the two major studies he cites as evidence of meat being bad for you are deeply flawed, but for someone who is time poor and doesn't have a nutrition background, almost all of the second half of the book (i.e. things you should eat) is great advice. He seems to genuinely care about the topic and about the state of nutrition in his native country. Kudos for devoting your life to something this important I say.

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How to live a healthier life

Tons of easily digestible information 😊 that guides you to live a healthier, more enjoyable life. I loved it, and will listen to it again. Great quote at the end..."I don't mind dying. I just don't want it to be my fault." Highly recommended ❤

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I love this book!

I purchased both the hard copy and the audio book. I'm not a reader generally but using the audio book the wealth of knowledge The Doc was sharing had me captivated.
I'm glad I have the hard copy for notes and so I can refer back to refresh my memory show others.
Thanks Doc.

Sincerely
Jadan Green
Perth Western Australia

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Entertaining while being very useful

I really like Michael’s way of presenting the story and felt that nearly all of the details in the book were life changing. It has been a great benefit to help me on my journey to become a vegetarian. I even bought the cookbook.

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  • sam
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  • 26-05-2018

just buy it and listen

this book has so much information and its so amazingly interesting and Jesus all I wanna eat is veggies..ok hes big on a vegan lifestyle. but you don't have to be. there's still so much to learn and hear.

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must listen

If you listen to one book on nutrition in 2018, let it be this one!

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  • Ben
  • 24-01-2018

Oversold vegan agenda

It’s a shame this author has oversold his agenda to hate all animal products. I’m sure there are many good facts in this book, however, to sell his message he quotes extreme circumstances and not “the normal”. Example, not all meat is covered in urine and faeces germs and not all pigs are raised in 6feet square pens. This creates mistrust for me now I am not sure what his real facts and exaggerated points are.
A fairer and less bias opinion backed by real facts would create more trust in the content for me. I am left uncertain of what to believe.
Also, most farmers I know care deeply about the well being of their animals from paddock to plate and are not the bullies this book depicts.

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  • Letitia Howard
  • 16-08-2018

Insightful , Humorous and Informative

I really enjoyed this book! It opened my eyes to new information, and challenged some of the information I previously had, regarding food.

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  • Stefan Daniel
  • 16-06-2018

The Bible of Nutrition ...

If you have to read only one book on nutrition during your lifetime, that's it. If you also put it into action you will certainly live a longer and happier life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-04-2018

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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  • Ross
  • 28-12-2017

No PDF

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.

Any additional comments?

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-01-2018

NO PDF

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

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  • ramin rad
  • 20-04-2018

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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  • S
  • 01-02-2018

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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  • P Browne
  • 29-01-2018

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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  • Ula
  • 20-02-2018

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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  • Mark Daley
  • 24-01-2018

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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  • anon jon
  • 28-02-2018

Some very good advice

A great look at the state of the current Nutrition literature, while offering great tips on how to implement that knowledge aswell.

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  • Sam
  • 26-02-2018

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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  • Grahame
  • 14-02-2018

Where are the PDF's?

Where does How Not to Die rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Excellent book

What did you like best about this story?

Full of common sense which we have lost under the barrage of misinformation from Big Food

Any additional comments?

Could not find the PDF's. Please let me know where I can find them???"

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