Janice Stanger, PhD

Janice Stanger, PhD

Posted December 5, 2015

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How Not To Die: Plant-Based Nutrition Facts and Fun

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Dr. Greger Shows Nutritional Science Triumphs Over Dietary Myths

Dr. Michael Greger is best known for his site, which showcases over 1,000 videos on nutrition and health. Each video tells a story using research journals articles and Dr. Greger's commentary on what the facts mean. The popular enthusiasm for this approach shows that people really are hungry for science, and don't want to rely on celebrity endorsements or vague, endlessly-repetitive articles to decide what to eat. People want to know "what's the evidence, how can I break through the confusion of competing diets?"

In his new book How Not To Die, Dr. Greger uses the same evidence-based approach to tell the compelling story of greger book cover smaller.jpgwhole foods, plant-based diets that can prevent, and often even reverse, the chronic diseases that kill most people in richer countries. In fact, there is so much research supporting Dr. Greger's conclusions that the book list 149 pages of references.

But don't worry, you don't need to read all (or any) these thousands of studies yourself. Dr. Greger has sifted through them for you, and woven the findings into a clear outline of what you should eat, what you shouldn't eat, and why.

How Not To Die is threaded with Dr. Greger's signature droll humor, making the book entertaining and easy to read. For example, in the Preface he talks about how modern medicine usually ignores the power of lifestyle to treat disease. He observes, "I think the only medical professional who ever asked about a member of my family's diet was our veterinarian." I had to smile at the accuracy of that statement for my own experience.

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