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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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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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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
  • 12-28-17

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
  • 01-24-18

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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  • 02-01-18

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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  • P Browne
  • 01-29-18

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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  • ramin rad
  • 04-20-18

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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  • Ula
  • 02-20-18

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
  • 01-24-18

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
  • 02-28-18

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
  • 02-26-18

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
  • 02-14-18

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

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

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  • 02-16-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-31-18

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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  • Rosie Marie
  • 05-29-18

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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  • Simon
  • 05-28-18

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
  • 05-26-18

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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  • T. Platt
  • 05-10-18

Really compelling

Absolutely enjoyed this book and learning about a wholefood plant based diet. Read the book, made the life changes. I keep on recommending it to people as it contains compelling rationale for eating wholefoods and plants.

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  • Lisa Warner
  • 04-14-18

A life changer

Important information about what we should eat and why, backed up by accessible science. I wish all books on what we should eat were like this - not based on a formula to make money, but on credible science. This book has really helped me to change my life and my eating habits!

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  • Alec
  • 04-12-18

Wow

What an amazing book. One of those things that blind side you out of no where and end up causing you to change your out look on life. The content of the book was fantastic and very interesting and even though I didn’t start off as a huge fan of Dr Gregers presentation style he has really grown on me. I highly recommend this book but be careful it may lead to massive positive life changes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-25-18

Dr Greger at his best. Loved it

Dr Greger at his best. Particularly loved his own narration. Full of research facts, made interesting. Highly recommended.

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  • Dion Fowles
  • 03-22-18

Great information

It is hard in this world of information overload to find a concise, trustworthy source of information, that is why this audio book is an absolute gift at the price. The information is understandable, concise and immediately usable.