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How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease Audiobook, by Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
Author: Gene Stone, Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM Narrator: Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2015 ISBN: 9781427268112
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From the physician behind the wildly popular website, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.

The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America-heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson's, high blood pressure, and more-and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives.

The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. The fifteen leading causes of death claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually. This doesn't have to be the case. By following Dr. Greger's advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer.

History of prostate cancer in your family? Put down that glass of milk and add flaxseed to your diet whenever you can. Have high blood pressure? Hibiscus tea can work better than a leading hypertensive drug-and without the side effects. Fighting off liver disease? Drinking coffee can reduce liver inflammation. Battling breast cancer? Consuming soy is associated with prolonged survival. Worried about heart disease (the number 1 killer in the United States)? Switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet, which has been repeatedly shown not just to prevent the disease but often stop it in its tracks.

In addition to showing what to eat to help treat the top fifteen causes of death, How Not to Die includes Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen -a checklist of the twelve foods we should consume every day. Full of practical, actionable advice and surprising, cutting edge nutritional science, these doctor's orders are just what we need to live longer, healthier lives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This book brims with valuable insights. Dr Greger tends to rely on the gold standard of medical research: randomized controlled trials rather than the latest fads…This book is a great way to improve your diet.”

    Financial Times (London)

  • “Greger tackles fifteen major diseases one by one, presenting a wealth of research to shore up his assertion that most of these ailments can be prevented by diet and lifestyle choices…He urges readers to take charge of their health and faults the medical profession for neglecting the significance of nutrition…making a strong case for the healing power of food.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Meticulously well documented, Greger’s guidebook provides evidence on everything from the pesticide–Parkinson’s connection to the role of antioxidants in breast cancer prevention. Greger also offers up friendly tips, like his favorite smoothie recipe and a turmeric tutorial. Follow his advice and you may not live forever but you’ll almost certainly live a healthier life.”


  • “This book may help those who are susceptible to illnesses that can be prevented.”

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • “Absolutely the best book I’ve read on nutrition and diet.”

    Dan Buettner, New York Times bestselling author

  • “An absolute rhapsody of informational wisdom on how to achieve a life of health and longevity without disease.”

    Caldwell B. Esselstyne, MD, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Finally a physician has pulled together the latest scientific studies on how to fight disease and prolong life…Empowering, groundbreaking, transformative work.”

    Kathy Freston, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A new way of looking at nutrition and health. Michael Greger shows people how to save their own lives.”

    Rip Esselstyne, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Michael Greger, MD, scours the world’s scholarly literature on nutrition for the most interesting, groundbreaking, and practical new research….and in How Not to Die features the latest science on nutrition and health to show how to treat and prevent disease.”

    Joel Fuhrman, MD, New York Times bestselling author

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A #1 bestseller in Nutrition for Cancer Prevention
  • An iBooks bestseller in Health, Mind & Body

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimon | 10/19/2020

    " The narrator is distracting. I don't mind his unusual cadence, and appreciate the emphasis he puts into his narration, but he often mumbles over his words. Imagine in every third sentence, one or three of the words you read is slightly smudged and makes you strain your eyes and re-read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalia | 2/18/2018

    " Amazing book! Very informative, well researched and explained in a way I easily understand. Dr Greger also reads the book - he's got character! "

  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 Pete | 1/21/2018

    " This is a great book if you are able to decipher from it interesting facts about what a proper diet can do for you. This book is obiously written by someone who is anti meat however there is a lot of valuable information about what vegetables can do for your body and your diet. Combine the information from this book with info from other sources and you are on your way to a perfect way to feed yourself and your family. "