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Explains the disease or affliction and then describes the foods that have been found to reduce the risk prevent reverse or cure the diseaseThe second part of the book devotes chapters to a number of healthy food groups Dr Greger explains which chemicals elements enzymes or anti oxidants are particularly seful for preventing or curing a diseaseIn each of the first two parts of the book it seems like every other sentence has a reference to a scientific paper that describes the research and evidence for Dr Greger s statements The last third of the book is a listing of all of the references You cannot fault Dr Greger for his conclusions since they are backed p by a tremendous amount of researchDr Greger s nutrition recommendation is to eat only whole plant based foods It reduces the risk of all of the top 15 causes of death in the US I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve hisher nutrition and health This is the best book on nutrition that I have ever read and I have read ite a fewIf you want to stop reading my review here I won t blame you I took lots of notes Here they areDoctors are not trained in nutrition and they do not get paid for giving nutrition advice The California Academy of Family Physicians opposed a California bill to mandate twelve hours of nutrition education for all doctors In debate it was whittled down to zero hoursIt is believed that the decrease in the length of telomeres in one s chromosomes causes aging Dr Greger presents evidence that a healthy lifestyle can increase telomerase activity and actually grow telomeres in length It is the The Spy Who Came in from the Sea uality of food that counts notantity What is a healthy lifestyle One that ses whole foods not supplements or one that tries to emphasize a single chemical or nutrient This book provides plenty of examples of individual nutrients that have proven health benefits but only when eaten in a whole food not when isolated in a pill As an example antioxidant supplements do not reduce the risk of cancer but antioxidants found naturally in foods do reduce the riskTurmeric is an herb found in curry powder and in mustard It may have remarkable anti cancer properties But double blind studies have not been done nobody wants to pay for something that cannot be patented It is true though that India suffers much less colorectal cancer kidney lung bladder and prostate cancer and melanoma But the estion is whether this is due to turmeric or that only 7% of the population eats meat regularlyI did not realize that in some respects poultry is nhealthy than meat Eating poultry raises the risk of pancreatic cancer than red meatVegetarians get higher intakes of almost every nutrient calorie for calorie than meat eaters Also meat eaters gain weight even after adjusting for calories All calories are not eual perhaps because vegetarians have a higher resting metabolic rateMany diabetics can reverse their disease after eating a plant based diet for sixteen days They do not have to lose weight or reduce calorie consumptionThe difficile superbug infects 250000 Americans yearly killing thousands It sed to be thought that it was picked The Bride Wore Scarlet up in hospitals However only one third of cases are linked to infected patients It might instead be due to infected meat About 42% of meats sold in national chain grocery stores is infected The US has the highest levels in the world It is also found in chicken turkey and beef but the highest concentration is in pork Usually the difficile bug does not bother people it lies in the gut without causing harm But antibiotics cannleash it and it is deadly It can survive two hours of cooking at 71 degrees C the recommended cooking temperature Hand sanitizers do not help Antibiotics are found in the rine of meat eaters even when they have not been taking them Agribusiness feeds enormous antities of antibiotics to farm animalsHigh blood pressure is one of the afflictions that Dr Greger describes The so called DASH diet Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension was designed specifically to lower blood pressure It is mostly vegetarian but allows some meat in order to make the diet palatable to non vegetarians Dr Greger mentions that eating a few tablespoons per day of flax seeds induces a very potent blood pressure lowering effectWhile moderate drinking can reduce the risk of heart disease it can also increase the risk of cancerDr Greger has some interesting views on reducing the risk of breast cancer One could put curtains on your windows to sleep in a dark room This increases the production of melatonin Also he recommends eating vegetables cutting out meat and exercising enough to work Mirror Image (SWAT: Top Cops up a sweat at least five times per weekDepression is one of the afflictions that are discussed Coffee reduces depression but artificial sweeteners increase it Exercise reduces depression about as well as Zoloft Some anti oxidants like lycopene red pigment found in tomatoes reduce depression But they only have this effect when eaten in whole foods not in supplementsAnti depressant medicines often work due to a placebo effect Unpublished studies released by the FDA show that only half of the trials show a benefit to anti depressants When published andnpublished studies are combined there was no clinically significant advantage over placebo sugar pills The FDA knew this but shielded the public and physicians from this information This does not mean that medicines do not work at all They actually do help the 10% most severely depressed patients The problem is for the 90% of patients who take pills that don t work but can have bad side effectsNatural antioxidants in food work synergistically it s the combination of many different compounds working together that tends to protect you not high doses of single antioxidants found in supplements For example a study found that pilots taking than 500 mg of vitamin C a day causes oxidative DNA damage due to radiation Pilots who consumed the most vitamin C through fruits and vegetables were protected from radiation caused DNA damage Supplement and drug companies fall into the same reductionist trap They believe that you can isolate a single active ingredient to get the same effect as a whole food But there may be multiple active ingredientsFor example turmeric may work better than the active ingredient curcumin Research suggests that turmeric works better against a number of cancers than curcumin By the way a little black pepper helps you to absorb turmeric tremendously Cooked turmeric helps protect DNA while raw turmeric may have better anti inflammatory effects Dr Greger recommends 14 teaspoon of turmeric dailyAn over confidence in pills and procedures for disease prevention could be the reason why doctors and patients How to Write Erotica under value lifestyle interventions People rely on drugs to save them But studies show that most people would not take these drugs if theynderstood how little benefit comes from themIn transforming one s lifestyle to a whole plant based diet Dr Greger rges patients not to go cold turkey permanently Dr Greger suggests that patients think of a three week lifestyle experiment This is exactly the approach recommended by Dr Neil Barnard in his excellent book 21 Day Weight Loss Kickstart Boost Metabolism Lower Cholesterol and Dramatically Improve Your Health This is another book that I highly recommendThe largest ever analysis of death and disease was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Hundreds of scientists concluded in 2010 that the leading cause of death and disability was the American diet followed by smoking The worst aspect of our diet the study found is not enough fruit While fruits decrease the risk of Type 2 diabetes fruit juice increases the riskSulfurophane a compound found only in fresh cruciferous vegetables has been found to help treat autism An eighth of a teaspoon of powdered ginger mixed with water works as well as and as fast as sumatripan Imitrex for relieving migraine headaches Ginger also beats Dramamine for relieving nauseaSmoked fatty foods are carcinogeric smoked ham turkey BB chicken smoked fishThe book has a very interesting discussion about gluten Dr Greger claims that non celiac gluten sensitivity might actually be a wheat sensitivity for some people Only 1% of the population has celiac disease but another 1% has wheat sensitivity The other 98% of the population are not affected by wheat A gluten free diet can actually worsen gut health for people without a sensitivity due to the overgrowth of harmful bacteria in their intestines Gluten contains prebiotics that feed good bacteria and may boost immune functionBlueberries and cherries can reduce exercise induced inflammation which may transfer into faster recovery time Strenuous exercise leads to free radicals that cause DNA damage Plant foods reduce the free radicals and counter exercise induced oxidative stress This is the most comprehensive book on health and nutrition that I ve read Written in a way that s easy to nderstand for those new to the subject but also substantive enough that those very familiar with health and nutrition will learn a great deal of new information If you re still eating the standard American diet or if you ve been mislead by one of the many fad diets out there or food industry obfuscation read this book to learn how to eat healthy avoid disease feel your best and maximize longevity Highly recommended In the wake of my heart attack my cardiologist told me that I could reverse my atherosclerosis with diet and exercise specifically a plant based diet She recommended Dr Caldwell Esselstyn s book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease which prescribes a very stringent diet that not only forbids meat and dairy products but also precludes all oils not a drop as well as nuts and avocados I didn t know if I could follow such a diet Besides it s a diet that he gave to people who had significantly advanced and severe coronary health issues than I did So perhaps I didn t need to be on such a draconian regime Also I wasn t entirely sold on the plant based diet before making such profound changes to my diet I really wanted to see solid clinical evidence for it I d hate to give Soldiers Pregnancy Protocol up BB ribs for nothing And while Dr Esselstyn reported striking results in his practice it was anncontrolled interventional study among a very small group of patients Finally rather than being dictated a diet to follow especially one that I didn t think I could keep to I was looking for information about the costs and benefits of various foods so that I could make informed choices in order to create lifestyle changes that I could live with This was exactly what I found in How Not to Die It not only addresses my primary health concern heart disease but the other major health risks that most Americans face diabetes hypertension a variety of common cancers lung colorectal breast prostate leukemia Alzheimer s Parkinson s and even depression And it covers what is known based on the best research we have about various foods that may be helpful or harmful with regard to themDr Greger assembles an impressive array of clinical evidence for the health claims he makes for particular foods to address particular diseases but he manages to keep the material very readable and his style is conversational and personable All of which means that it s possible to get through this book benefit from the information and enjoy the process The audiobook version is read by the author who has a very Behind the Throne (Morgan Crowe Trilogy, uirky and winning narrative style you can get an idea of it through any of a large number of videos at his web site That site provides a mountain of information that expands and supplements this book I This is an important book and has a lot of information I wish I had come across earlier Other than the fact that the book is based on evidence and has good nutrition advice it is also brave challenging the politics which prevents most people knowing the full facts Also much of the medical profession is focused on diagnosis and cure of diseases with limitednderstanding of the role of nutritionThe first and biggest section of the book deals with various serious ailments and how they can be prevented and possibly overcome with diets based on plant food grains spices nuts There is detailed information on the harm meat fish and dairy causes s It will appear as if the matter is repeating across sections since the recommendation is straightforward you need to eliminate processed food meat diary all animal products from your diet to be healthier There is a good amount of research referred in the book and the case histories certainly makes this credible reading Apparently while a lot of medical profession knows about the risks lurking in the foods we eat only a few are inclined to take on big industries and the politics involved So is Dr Greger advocating a strictly vegan diet Dr Greger clarifies that his recommendations are based on what is good for health rather than what to avoid for ethical or other reasons As he points out he comes across many vegans stuffing themselves with French fries and guzzling a lot of beer He advocates a whole food plant based diet and there is detailed information on what to include and what notI would certainly recommend this book it is a wake p call to eat healthierMy rating 45 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 tracksIn 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 liv.
O the audio narrated by Dr Greger and love his passion for this topic Now to start walking the walk myself and following this again If you listen to but one book recommendation I give then listen to this one it could save your life I m a vegan it s only natural that I would have a bias opinion towards books that promote a healthy vegan lifestyle and I can openly admit that However this book was not written by a vegan or vegetarian it was written by a medical professional who has spent his life researching the benefits of a plant based diet And there are many believe me And his story is an interesting one driven by personal experience and a will to prevent further failings of the medical system At the age 65 Dr Gregor s grandma was dealt the ineptness of medical practice first hand After several heart bypass operations buckets of medicine and being confined to a wheel chair she was sent home to die because there was nothing else doctors could do for her She stumbled across some whack miracle cure she saw on television and out of desperation she tried it It worked She lived for another thirty one years That cure was a plant based diet The majority of western doctors are inept at addressing the causes of disease Most deaths in the Captivated by the Millionaire united states are preventable and they are related to what we eat Our diet is the number one cause of premature death and the number one cause of disability Surely diet must also be the number one thing taught in medical schools right Sure Doctors can treat the symptoms well enough they re good at delaying the inevitable but what about the causes Surely it would be prudent to erase the causes of the diseases first rather than attempting to deal with the aftermath They pump their patients full of pills and medicines year after year They alleviate the immediate problems though do absolutely nothing to treat the actual causes of the issue So patients come wondering back for stronger doses and extreme treatments and continue to persist in the behaviour their terrible diets that caused their problems in the first place And this goes on and onntil they fall into an early graveSo why aren t Doctors advising patients about their lifestyle choicesBecause they don t know Most Doctors receive a minimum of ten hours tuition on nutrition during their training That s it The treatments they prescribe treat the immediate problem but do not address the real causes The majority of them don t look at the research that promotes healthy living and ascribe such diseases to genetic factors which is very inaccurate Some even ignore diet as a risk factor altogether I mean think about people say cancer and heart disease runs in families but don t diets run in families too People generally speaking eat what their parents ate because it was the way they were brought A Mighty Big Wish up on We eat almost as if the future doesn t matter And that s the problem Junk food tastes good Process meat and dairy foods taste good though they areite literally destroying our bodies ever so slowly It amazes me how shocked people are when their relatives get cancer or they themselves do Why has it happened to s why has it happened to me They might ask Nine times out of ten people cause their own diseases and cancers because of the way in which they live It s a hard truth I know but it s also real A lifetime of eating meat and dairy is dangerous than smoking Prostate cancer bowl cancer breast cancer heart disease stokes and diabetes it all harkens back to what we eat The shit we put in our bodies the things go wrong It s simple really No doubt someone reading this might say what about children who die of cancer And what about that really healthy person I knew who got cancer and died anyway The point is it s all about risk There is never no risk no matter how healthy you are but there is such a thing as low risk And eating a bad diet puts you firmly in the high risk category It s just how these things work Why take chances I want to live for a long timeThis book brings together decades worth of research to the table And there is a huge wealth of it that is ignored by so many I implore you to read If you followed it it may prevent yourself from having to seek treatment for a nasty disease you could have This book has me torn It contains so much good and yet it has so many problems It s an important read for everyone but also misleading Overall I learned a lot from it but also ended p confused than everLet me break it downThe good The general recommendation is spot on Just about everyone should eat veggies fruits nuts seeds and whole grains and less processed foods and animal products This isn t exactly a controversial claim For the most part this book does a good job of covering the vast amount of research backing the health benefits of fruits veggies though see below for some of the issues with the research Many of the leading causes of death in the US are a choice Most heart disease lung disease liver disease kidney disease cancers and so on are due to lifestyle choices You can dramatically reduce your chance of death from these diseases by choosing a different diet and lifestyle One of my favorite lines from the book I don t mind dying But I don t want it to be my fault The author Michael Greger says all the proceed from the book will go to charity his website nutritionfactsorg is a donation driven nonprofit and he doesn t offer any products in fact his main recommendation is to avoid any products and just eat whole natural food Unlike many other authors of diet books it doesn t seem like Greger is trying to sell anything here Greger makes a strong case in the book that the contents of your fridge are far important to your health than the contents of your medicine cabinet Most supplements and magic pills don t work are expensive and have nasty side effects Whole natural foods have powerful beneficial effects don t cost much and have only positive side effects If drug companies could create a pill that reduces your risk of death by 10% and only had positive side effects they d make billions the good news is that fruits and veggies are just such a pill I learned a lot of distressing health facts Examples Hospital care is one of the leading causes of death in the US roughly 3rd A huge number of people die every year from prescription side effects infections medical errors and so on It is legal at least in the US to inject chickens with lots of additives to increase the chicken s weight and it turns out those additives eg phosphates can have serious negative health conseuences There is such a thing as 3rd hand smoke ie the smoke that stays in the walls carpets etc and it also has negative health conseuences Smoking in any indoor area is not safe One theory of aging is that oxidation is damaging our DNA We are literally rusting Doctors in the US receive very little or no nutritional training Worse yet they are paid for performing procedures and prescribing medication but make no extra money for recommending diet and exercises This creates a horrible conflict of interest There are even bigger conflicts of interest with the governmental agencies in the US that make recommendations around food and health eg the FDA Many of these organizations take in huge amounts of money from corporations eg from Coke and Pepsi and ignore scientific findings when making recommendations Greger s argument is that we should show people the science and let them decide rather than making biased recommendationsThe bad Although Greger tries to dance around it his The Italians Stolen Bride ultimate recommendation is that everyone should become a vegan He says he doesn t subscribe to any diet ism and instead is merely recommending a plant based diet But let s be honest in this book he categorizes ALL meat and animal products as red light foods which should be completely avoided Do the math and you endp with veganism Why is he avoiding that term Perhaps it s because veganism has been studied The Greek Tycoons Mistress uite a bit Some of the findings are good and some are not One of the downsides for example is that almost all vegans must take B12 supplements some will also need vitamin D and iodine supplements This is a critical point as it shows a purely plant based diet is a lacking critical nutrients and b not natural as it would not have been possible in the wildntil supplements were invented in the 20th century Moreover Greger spends much of the book talking about how supplements don t work but the very diet he recommends doesn t work without supplements Greger often praises traditional diets of Japan India China etc and argues that those diets are responsible for the lower incidences of many diseases in those countries However most of the people in these countries are NOT vegans Some eat meat some eat fish some eat animal products such as milk Sure those cultures probably eat plant based foods too but their diets are still very different than what Greger recommends Greger mentions freuently how the US gov should just show Tikki Tikki Tembo us the science and lets decide And yet Greger himself doesn t do that He shows Bidding on Her Boss (The Hawke Brothers, us some of the science but it turns out his data is VERY heavily cherry picked In other words it s not that he s lying though the interpretation of some of the studies is definitelyestionable but omitting critical facts For example Greger comes down very hard on dietary fat and cholesterol but many recent studies have shown compelling evidence that these are not as bad for you as we sed to think Greger s recommendations around Omega 3 fatty acids fish fat impact of vegetarianismveganism on health soy and many other topics are estionable at best There s a great overview of some of the cherry picking here The fact that the research was so cherry picked is what frustrates me the most about this book Surely Greger and his team know of the MANY studies that contradict his claims Why not show Twos Company us this science and lets decide as he advocates in the book And if these contradictory studies are in some way invalid why not say so The book would ve been so much stronger if he had taken on these counterpoints head on Instead they are completely missing and I m now left to try to figure out who to believe I m not a nutrition expert so how should I know if Michael Greger go vegan Gary Taubes avoid carbs or Michael Pollan eat traditional diets is right Greger seems a little too eager to recommend things even those with relatively little research about them saying why not try it Why not Because a it could have His Convenient Highland Wedding unintended side effects eg Americans who started eating less fat endedp eating refined carbs which may be worse and b making lifestyle changes is hard and we shouldn t waste our time and energy on things that might not work ConclusionOverall this book is worth reading There s no doubt it ll make you reconsider some of your dietary habits I m already trying to get veggies berries and beans into my diet But if you take the time to research things yourself you find that the story is not nearly as simple as Dr Greger makes it out to be In part this is because the food industry intentionally funds bogus studies that confuse the issue But in part it s because the human body is complicated and the state of food science and research today is still Secret Hideout (Cooper, uite primitiveAt the end of the day the most reasonable advice to me seems to be that of Michael Pollan Eat food Not too much Mostly plants A book written by the man that tellss one egg a week can give you diabetes His webpage nutritionfactsorg is interesting in that like his book and science this doctor has the answer and orders his facts along to meet with his preferred answer Just a note to be wary if new to this man Vegan facts are not facts as science views them Vegan facts are religious like in their fervor promoting ONLY their cause Everything the religion of veganism hates just happens to be cancerous Funny that I see the Christians saying the same thing about getting jesus or being tortured forever in burning fire There is little difference between the two belief systems nothing gained from arguing with the faithful they are deaf to science If your God hates every single tiny thing you do chances are you invented your god yourself Veganism loves the terms of cure and reversal of major diseases Seems to me a healthy diet and reducing body mass is the actual and only reason their fad diet works But like every fad diet they love their marketing Vegan science is NOT science it is a cause wrapped in subterfugemisdirection and a heck load of religious like belief Enough of the cons let s look at the pro sThe vegan diet is healthy and I find it the laziest way I know to stay healthy yes I am vegan The diet is not magic vegetables are not magical and vegetables don t cure cancer they are just healthy You can do exactly the same thing on any healthy diet this one just happens to suit me SUMMARY take the book for what it is don t take it seriously because there is a MD in front of the authors name look p ackWatch pages Or just believe because it s easier Or just view it as a healthy diet This is an amazing book I am completely blown over by it Let me explainThis book is divided into three main parts In the first part there are 15 chapters one for each of the major afflictions that cause people to die In each of the chapters Dr Greger. Maceutical and surgical approaches freeing s to live healthier livesThe 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 16 million Americans annually This doesn't have to be the case By following Dr Greger's advice all of it backed p by strong scientific evidence you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longerHistory 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.
It s tragic funny that humans are Cinderella Bride unable to associate the things they eat with the fatal problems the consumption causesp and down the whole spectrum from immediate small damage that accumulates over years to terminal illnesses I ve been one of those ntil realization and insight kicked in and I did a 180 to a kind of extreme permanent clean eating natural organic no sugar fat etc lifestyleCertain foods are no nourishments they are drugs and the similarities are evident A short high followed by a craving for permanent increase of the dose loss of interest in any other food ntil to completely losing control over eating habits weight health and life that is primarily focused on what to eat when and as much as possibleAs an illustration Three people three ways of eating Extremely nhealthy with the most nnatural fat artificial industrial food in the right corner and the vegan bereater in the left corner don t allege that I am hiding any subliminal political statements in this review it s just about the food so back to the topic Between the intolerant eater of just some kinds of fast foods and other junk who doesn t care or think about her yes I was shocked toohimself the world and science and the elflike progressive warrior for a better world is the place where most of s are standing right now so which way to chooseOr compare industrial food with natural substances be it on the biochemical physiological or neurological level Highly processed stuff loses all of its healthy contents and is filled with tens of thousands of different artificial chemicals instead while the clean eater eats what was normal for millions of years The epigenetic genetic and brain chemistrytic conseuences could get nastyDr Greger does an nbelievable job in first showing how most dangers can be avoided by eating against certain diseases what is especially interesting if someone has a genetic predisposition for certain health problems and describes the best general nom nom compendium for staying fit in both body and membraneWho doesn t listen to doctors and health specialists pays the bill and instead of researching for cures for genetic or not nutrition related diseases physicians waste their time in curing The Potato Chip Puzzles (The Puzzling World of Winston Breen unnecessary illnesses with huge amounts of pills and drugs that wouldn t have to be described to finally add their patients to a pile of corpses thoseantity no one can reliably guess But it might grow exponentially with the spread of the obesity epidemic and American lifestyle to the rest of the world when states are becoming wealthierSome say that Greger is biased towards vegetarianism and veganism and the Master of Her Virtue uestion arising in my head when confronted with such opinions is what the problems of meat eating overconsuming overweight general ignorant people is it even can t be envy because of the far longer lives of conscious eaters because they are too narrow minded to even realize what they are doing to themselves and the planet The only left option fort hem is to troll hate shstorm as much as possible out of a primitive reflex to be against anything progressive that could help them not to die young and very sick People seem to transfer their not see not hear not say mentality from politics and faith even to their eating habits and start crusades against anything alien andnaccustomed it s so weird Friends often tell me that they try to help their elder relatives especially the manly why are it always the men who are bonkersI like having the gender related N word privilege Sex By The Numbers (Harlequin Blaze, uncles fathers and grandfathers and get reactions between condescension and strong reluctance towards the bearer and resign in most cases probably someday rather earlier than later culminating in a dialogue like thisHe diedHow ineluctable and not completely senselessBefore there may be the vicious cycle of not exercising taking many prescription drugs after getting sick from the junk food takingseless artificial vitamin pills antioxidants miracle multi component pills and stuff instead of eating fresh foods not having the discipline to make a diet or gain weight after oneAnd before the tragedyI don t believe in those telomeres they are just another fake news conspiracy theory stuff like this climate change thingIt s Long Slow Burn uite similar to a stubborn spoiled and petulant kid they are virtually adult kids whose parents didn t give them the skills to finish the deviant phaseHow should I put this mildly We are in many cases eating ourselves to an earlynnecessary death while giving vast amounts of money to the dealers of doom who cook those nasty potentially always last mealsNo calory bomb but a explosion of knowledge about how to stay as healthy as long as possible with the side effect of as less environmental impact as possible because by avoiding or completely banning meat just eating natural not industrially processed foods and gosh eating less the environmental footprint goes down just as the body weight and the possibility of an early encounter with the grim reaperA short look on how I eat because people tend to ask this Best erotica 2006 uestion before asking why I am macerating myselfntil a level close to torture I don t feel soany with this sick ascetic overkill I ve added the same list to the review of Mosley Michaels great book about intermittent fasting and will put it in Gregers How not to diet as soon as I ve finished reading itThe Fast Diet The Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting Lose Weight Stay Healthy Live LongerHow Not to Diet The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy Permanent Weight LossBefore this epiphany I had 3 meals a day and let s say I didn t really care about what I ate Silent whispering in the background You were fat Shut the heck A Soldiers Pledge up That changed too but to describe my eating habits in detail why and how they evolved would go too far and Goodreads has this limit on how long reviews can be and I am already talking far too much about myselfI changed to this schedule6 am carbohydrates protein milk products nuts dried fruits seeds wholemeal cereal No bread rolls12 pm carbohydrates vegetables less protein cause I want a break between the 6 am andntil 4 pm intake No empty carbohydrates like noodles pure flour just the fresh natural form as rice potatoes durumuntil 4 pm just fruits whey natural sport dietary supplements hemp protein soja protein etcIn general I am some calories below the daily intake I should have with exercise ergo and bodyweight training and am hungry in the morning short before lunch and from 7 pm ntil I go to sleep and sometimes I am completely nuts or better said even than sual and eat close to nothing for one or two days Jay doesn t that sound funny But the thing is the rare times I eat than sual or substandard junk probably accompanied by those two demons alcohol and social contac I mean conventions I feel dumber and sicker than after a day of just veggie fruits tea and waterThe greatest advantage is the saving of time that comes with clean and lesser eating because all that chewing around is reduced to the necessary minimum and one can choose from a few hundred fresh ingredients that can be eaten cold or cooked or prepared and portioned for cooking and frozen or cooked and frozen Trying out new recipes searching for new interesting herbs veggies seeds and combining them is the alternative to keep searching for the latest poison in the supermarket those assortment has become mostly ninteresting what saves enormous amounts of time because just the fresh mostly organic stuff is bought there and the rest online automated and hidden commercial alert subscribed You see just as with general shopaholism there is hardly any stuff in a megafoodstore that one really needs except of wasting time money and losing a few years of life by the wayA wiki walk can be as refreshing to the mind as a walk through nature in this completely overrated real life outside books I m going to start off this review by alifying the perspective from which I read the bookI have a longstanding passion in all things health and fitness that started at the age of 10 when as a chunky child I decided I wanted to be healthyJoining my first gym at 13 it wasn t long ntil I started teaching group fitness A Bachelors in Nutritional Sciences seemed like the next logical step But it didn t end there While continuing to branch out by teaching every mode of group fitness I could find I pursued and obtained a Professional Master in Physical Therapy Since then I have completed over a half dozen fitness certifications taught every fitness class you can imagine counseled tons of patients and clients and earned hundreds if not approaching a thousand hours of professional continuing education that include anything from the therapeutic applications of yoga to vegan nutrition to the strengths and pitfalls of alternative medicine I also teach a personal training certification course through our local community college and am currently pursuing an advanced certificate in sports nutrition Most importantly I walk the walk I exercise daily eat clean and continue to seek out knowledge with an open mind always ready to adjust my views I read I study I teach I practice I preachI breath fitness and nutrition on a regular basisThis being the case I am always reluctant to read a nutrition book written by a MD or better yet a journalist who decides he s going to reveal the true secret to eating healthy But How Not to Die was written by Dr Michael Greger who also happens to be the founder of a site that I have been following for a couple years it s called nutritionfactsorg Impressed by the site mainly because it generally offers a balanced message that ses research rather than emotion to support its message I was interested in reading his bookIf I could recommend one book on nutrition I seriously think this might be it and here s why1 The book is basically about empowering people to take control of their health The ole Let Food Be Thy Medicine philosophy Dr Greger does a decent job of acknowledging both the strengths and weakness of our current approach to disease He makes a strong argument against prescribing drugs for lifestyle related diseases at least as a first line of defense Most importantly he tries to se science as a basis for his views His main emphasis is on eating plant based foods particularly fruits veggies beans nuts seeds herbs spicesetc while limiting Healing Tides (Pennies from Heaven, uality or whole animal products and avoiding processed or lowality animal products all together2 The book provides a comprehensive review of the scientific literature I subscribe to several journals but never have I seen so many studies put into a A Little Dare (The Westmorelands, useful context That said his own biases toward a vegan or animal free diet are hard to miss Still it s a pretty amazing feat biases aside And though I might feel he was a little hard on animal products all animal products as a group I do think he makes some valid points about the food industry and their ability to influence policy and suppress research that doesn t jive with their bottom line I wished he would have taken time to make a distinction between differentality animal sources I mean there is a big difference between the venison I Snowbound with the Sheriff use in my favorite black bean chili and the industrially farm raised often abused overly medicated animals anti biotics that provide meat at most local grocery store chains or worse our local fast food joint3 If he seems a little radical in the first half of the book he makesp for it in part two where he puts the perfect diet into context by first acknowledging there is no one perfect diet Foods aren t necessarily good or bad though some are better for you than others His recommendations are not only consistent with everything I ve learned over years they re reasonable and thus doableFrom organic vs non organic to gluten free vs non gluten free to The Good Father (Where Secrets Are Safe use supplements or not tose supplements GMO vs GMO freehe touches on so many hot button topics and his ideas really are very practical and level headed As someone who has been following and experimenting successfully with nutrition for decades I have watched so many fads come and go and have seen too many scientific studies taken out of context and A Baby for Mommy used to promote some extreme eating philosophy It s nice to read a book where both the science and art of nutrition receive eual timeI m not a vegan though I don t eat much meat That said I believeality animal products can have a place in a healthy diet However I don t think there is anyone who can argue against the benefits of a plant based diet In fact if you look at most popular diets the one common thread is the emphasis on whole foods but especially fruits and veggies Ultimately I think that is the message that Greger puts forward Good stuffA little interesting background Greger started nutritionfactsorg with the support of two philanthropists It is now a self sustaining non profit The website and its content are free forever with no ads and no corporate sponsorships He claims that sales from his DVDs go back to the site and proceeds from his books and speaking engagements go to charity This book is one I have re read and referenced time and time again I can t even begin to tell you how much I learned I wish the title were different but at the same time it completely fits the contents I have also listened From the physician behind the wildly popular website NutritionFactsorg 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 deathThe 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 NutritionFactsorg examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America heart disease various cancers diabetes Parkinson's high blood pressure and and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other phar.
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A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Michael Greger MD is a physician author and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition food safety and public health issues He has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs testified before Congress appeared on The Dr Oz Show and The Colbert Report and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey