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    From the physician behind the wildly popular website Nutrition Facts, 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 Nutrition Facts, examines the 15 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 15 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-one 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 to stop it in its tracks. 

    In addition to showing what to eat to help treat the top 15 causes of death, How Not to Die includes Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen - a checklist of the 12 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. 

    PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

    ©2015 Michael Greger, MD (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

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    A guide that should be listened by everyone

    I loved the content and all the info given but there are some much info that it is really difficult to remember everything. I believe it’s a book that we should also have on our shelves besides the audiobook.

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    Pseudoscientific / very disappointed

    Seriez-vous prêt à écouter un nouveau livre de Michael Greger, MD ? Expliquez pourquoi.

    No. His arguments are very biased! It is not an evidence-based guideline.

    Qu'est-ce que vous n'avez pas aimé dans la performance de Michael Greger, MD ?

    The only conclusion, I could draw from this book, that we should not smoke, exercise more, and eat more whole plant-based foods. But I new it already even before listening to the book!! I expected to learn solid scientifically sound data, but the information the author provide is too much vegan-biased! I can not trust all those data! The fact are not provided in a scientific way, and they are too much cherry-picked.
    The author stipulates that eating diary, eggs and poultry are literally killing you. Which I don't find correct! If you are consuming farm-organic-grown meat and diary, especially white low-fat poultry, I don't really see how that can so devastating consequences on my health.
    The author highlights too much some scientific facts, which confirm his vision, but never explains the mechanisms, which I find very un-scientific.
    Moreover, he never talks about the importance of well-balanced diet on the general functioning of our body.
    Very disappointing!

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    • Being
    • 29/12/2015

    A stunningly important book

    What made the experience of listening to How Not to Die the most enjoyable?

    I have read a lot of books on the importance of nutrition -- a LOT. The China Study, anything that Furhman or Weil or Hyman or a dozen others have written. All of them excellent. This one, though, is the one that finally convinced me to quit playing Russian Roulette with my health and get serious. I have listened to it twice and ordered the hard copy because there is so much good information - information backed my multiple studies - about exactly what to eat and why.

    If I could only have one book in my library, this would be it. You may not resonate with how Greger reads his book, but the information in it is far too valuable to let that deter you from reading it.

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    • Kathryn Rickard
    • 22/09/2018

    Good ideas but horrible narration

    The book is well research. However the narration is so irritating that it was difficult to take in the ideas.
    I thought for sure it was being read by an actor who didn't know that first thing about what he was reading and was hugely overcompensating by overacting, over emphasizing and the parts where he wanted to demonstrate his incredible empathy was severely lacking that in his tone. Now I guess the problem is that it should've been read by an actor. The author's ideas are worth hearing - just not from him. His tone is nauseatingly dripping with self-righteous narcissism. It's almost impossible to look past and hear his ideas.

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    • Sara
    • 22/08/2016

    Clear, Compelling & Transformative

    If you only listen to one book about reversing &/or preventing chronic disease related to lifestyle choices this should be the book. The information is research based, scientifically accurate and compelling. Dr Greger presents his subject in language that non-medical people can easily understand. He breaks the book into chapters focused on different diseases--for example heart disease, respiratory illness, & brain disease--to name three of fifteen illnesses covered.

    Please don't misunderstand me when I use the term easy. What I mean is that the message Dr Greger is discussing is easy follow and grasp. However, following a plant-based diet is difficult going until you get the hang of it. This is hard work--because processed foods, prepared food, fast food and anything not plant-based is off the list. That said, it is worth the effort. It is possible to heal what ails you by changing what you choose to eat.

    Dr Greger has an excellent not-for-profit web site with lots of information and video lectures available as well. He is passionate about educating the public and trying to get his message out there. Sometimes this can feel a bit overwhelming--also occasionally I might have preferred a professional narrator. All that aside, if you want to take charge of your own health and wellness this is the book to read. Life changing and really pretty fantastic.

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    • 27/01/2016

    The best book on Nutrition out there!

    I find if I eat the daily dozen I don't crave junkfood like I used to.

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    • Moy
    • 04/11/2018

    Michael Gregory should have never narrated his book

    I enjoyed the book and the context was very informative, however, the narrator could not last 30 seconds without hesitating through words, resulting in annoying lags between thoughts.

    VERY DISTRACTING!

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    • glenn
    • 17/12/2015

    Highly Recommend!

    Would you listen to How Not to Die again? Why?

    Yes. This book is full of important, evidence-based information on health and nutrition. It's a wonderful listen - so well organized, with just the right amount of anecdote and humor (that fans of Dr. Greger from NutritionFacts.org will no doubt find familiar). I listen to audiobooks all the time - Dr. Greger as writer and narrator *could not* be any better. What a joy to read!

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The entire book is a gem.

    Have you listened to any of Michael Greger, MD’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I follow Dr. Greger on his website (free), NutrionFacts.org. His voice, energy, humor, can be fully appreciated on the audio. Simply the best! This is no textbook....the personal stories, anecdotes, and humor spread throughout the book are a treasure. I definitely found myself having a chuckle here and there.

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    At just over 17 hours long....I finished this book off in 3-days, with commuting, time spent in the gym, and long hikes. I will read it again very soon.

    Any additional comments?

    I could not recommend this audiobook any more highly. A great listen. It could save your life and that of the people you love - all by changing what we put in our mouths.

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    • Marcy P
    • 23/12/2015

    My favorite book of its kind!

    What did you love best about How Not to Die?

    So thorough and compelling!

    What other book might you compare How Not to Die to and why?

    Proteinaholic, The Campbell Plan, China Study, Food Revolution. All awesome books, too. All about plant based eating and positive effects.

    Have you listened to any of Michael Greger, MD’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have and it is very close to his presentations. He reads in an entertaining manner, just like his presentations.

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. There is too much info to listen in one sitting (and over 17 hours). But I listened to it daily and couldn't wait until the next time. I am also reading the hard copy and listening to it again.

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    • Keith
    • 15/11/2019

    Nutrition Information That Appears Slanted

    The author seems to have an agenda to get people to avoid dairy and meat, and to switch to a plant based diet. Seems like many studies that he includes in the book are to push this agenda. As a fan of Dr. Weston A. Price, Sally Fallon, who stress traditional, ancestral diets, I started to find this book tiring, like I was being preached to. For example, he recommends GMO soy products to women to help prevent breast cancer (and recommends soy to all people). Other articles, that I've read, show that soy is a major hormone disruptor. The author says how harmful poultry and meats are for the body. Because of the harmful things that the livestock consume like a poor diet, chemicals and toxins. But, you could also argue that if animals are raised in a healthy, humane way, that meat will be in turn be healthy. For example, eating 100% grass-fed, pasture raised, organic beef of cattle raised on small, non-industrial farms. He quotes a lot of studies. But, why not look at traditional diets more, like the Dr. Weston A. Price foundation does.

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    • Valentino
    • 24/01/2016

    Must listen - the best nutrition book I've ever read

    The best diet explained and backed up with overwhelming scientific evidence. Uncovering how the food and pharma industry dont want you to live the healthiest possible and how you can start living a life rich in energy, sexual capacity and longitivity. Love it.

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    • 13/12/2015

    Evidence based

    This is a persons life long love affair with evidence based nutrition. I'm so glad that Dr. Greger did his own audio. His corky personality shines and adds a little flavor. I strongly recommend it.

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    • 16/07/2017

    A potentially world-changing message

    Eating a whole foods plant based diet can positively affect 14 out of the 15 leading causes of death in the united states, most importantly hard disease and cancer.

    However, if you already heard the message from the documentary "What the health" or from YouTube videos from Dr. Greger, you don't need this book. It's a long and boring list of which food has which benefit (for example beets enhance sports performance). Just eat varied as hell and check out Dr. Gregers daily dozen on nutritionfacts.org.

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    • JulieC1971
    • 01/11/2017

    Info OK; Sprecher extrem schlecht

    Bezieht sich auf die englische Version: Die Informationen im Buch sind wertvoll und interessant. Allerdings wer Eat to Live und Co. bereits kennt, wird hier nicht viel neues finden. Das Problem ist wie der Autor das Material vorliest. Es ist als ob er beim Podcast wäre. Er wollte wohl, dass es locker klingt wie bei einem Gespräch, aber sein Stil ging mir richtig auf die Nerven. Mit so vielen "ähs" und "ehms" und "you knows" konnte ich mich überhaupt nicht auf den Inhalt konzentrieren. Er macht auch dauernd Pausen mitten im Satz. Wenn ich ein Hörbuch kaufe, dann erwarte ich einen professionellen Sprecher!

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    • Ein Kunde
    • 14/07/2016

    Das Beste Buch

    Das ist mit Abstand das Beste Buch zum Thema Ernährung was ich je gelesen habe!!! Unbedingt weiterzuempfehlen!

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    • Leonie
    • 05/04/2016

    Das perfekte Buch!

    Dieses Buch ist mein neues Lieblingsbuch! Dr. Greger beschreibt zunächst die häufigsten Todesursachen und bietet eine Erklärung, wie sie überhaupt entstehen, alles mit Hilfe von Statistiken/Studien, die auch sehr glaubwürdig und plausibel klingen. Auch ich habe Todesfälle, wie Herzinfarkte in meiner Familie erlebt und kann nun verstehen, woran es gelegen hat. Nachdem Dr. Greger beim letzten der häufigsten Todesfälle angekommen ist, dachte ich, das Buch höre dort auf und war begeistert. Doch dann folgte ein weiteres Kapitel mit Empfehlungen für eine gesunde Ernährung. Er geht die wichtigsten Lebensmittel durch und am Ende sogar noch Getränke. Was für ein vollendetes Buch, genau wonach ich immer gesucht hatte. Ich werde es mir noch in physischer Form kaufen, um immer nachschlagen zu können, um Krankheiten und Todesfälle in meinem Umkreis erklären zu können. Auch seinen YouTube-Channel kann ich zum Nachschlagen von sämtlichen Wehwehchen empfehlen!

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    • J. S.
    • 10/02/2016

    Dieses Buch kann Leben retten!

    Das Buch ist einzigartig. Wer schon die Webseite von Dr. Greger kennt (nutritionfacts.org), der wird sich dieses lang ersehnte Buch nicht entgehen lassen. Spannende Fakten zur Ernährung, alles was wissenschaftlich belegt ist, und wie man diese Erkenntnisse am Besten in eine gesunde Lebensweise umsetzt. Allerdings sollte man sehr solide Englischkenntnisse mitbringen, idealerweise mit etwas medizinischen Vorkenntnissen, sonst entgeht einem wahrscheinlich vieles. Trotz des geballten Inhaltes an Faken und Studien ist das Hörbuch charmant und witzig aufgemacht; ich mag Dr. Greger und seine Art das Thema zu präsentieren.

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    • Alvako
    • 20/03/2020

    Katastrophe

    Das Buch verbreitet eine gefährliche Message... Als wäre Ernährung die Lösung für alle Krankheiten. Zweifelhafte Studien...
    Ernährung ist wichtig und ein TEIL zur Krankheitsprävention aber das, was er sagt, ist schädlich! Hört auf eure Ärzte!

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    • Viktoras
    • 19/02/2020

    It did motivate me

    First part - more medical. second - more of home tips.
    I likdd both parts.
    could be more recipies . but i guess i have tocheck www. . org

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    • Amazon Kunde
    • 31/08/2019

    Kurzweilig, informativ und Augen öffnend!

    Ein wirklich gutes Argument für dieses Hörbuch ist, dass der Autor es auch selbst eingesprochen hat, sodass man wirklich heraushört, wie wichtig ihm die Thematik ist und wie viel Herzblut er in seine Arbeit investiert. Es hört sich an, als würde man einem Live-Vortrag von Michael Greger lauschen, wodurch der interessante Inhalt des Buches auch noch sehr unterhaltsam und keineswegs langweilig vorgestellt wird.

    Vielleicht noch ein paar Worte vorneweg zu meiner Person: ich war kein Veganer und werde es auch nach der "Lektüre" des Buches nicht wirklich werden, aber um Veganismus geht es in dem Buch auch gar nicht. Michael Greger spielt nicht den Moral-Apostel, sondern stellt allerhand Studien verständlich vor, welche auf vorteilehafte Auswirkungen einer auf Pflanzen basierenden Ernährung hindeuten. Mal wurden diese positiven Auswirkungen zweifelsfrei nachgewiesen, mal waren es aber auch lediglich interessante Beobachtungen oder gute Trends. Im Rahmen der "Lektüre" habe ich mich erstmals etwas stärker mit den wichtigsten chronischen Krankheiten der westlichen Bevölkerung auseinandersetzen dürfen und habe etwas über deren Ursachen gelernt und auch darüber, wie man diesen Krankheiten vorbeugen kann.
    Ich fand die präsentierten Studien so faszinierend, dass für mich die einzige logische Schlussfolgerung war, meine Ernähung zumindest stärker auf Pflanzen auszurichten. Schon zuvor habe ich angefangen, den sehr hohen Fleischkonsum zu hinterfragen, und "How not to die" hat mir nun genug Gründe geliefert, einfach mal mehr Fokus auf Michael Gregers "Daily Dozen" zu legen.

    Der Autor legt viel Wert darauf, zu sagen, dass er keineswegs ein Ernährungs-Guru sein möchte, sondern dass es ihm wichtig ist, Leute über Vor- und Nachteile bestimmter Ernährungsweisen aufzuklären. Für mich wird dieses Hörbuch und sein Inhalt somit auch nicht zu einer Art Ernährungs-Bibel, die die einzige Wahrheit enthält. Ich werde mich demnächst an weitere Bücher zum Thema Ernährung wagen und mir mit immer mehr Informationen meine eigene Meinung bilden. Ich kann jedem nur empfehlen, es auch so zu tun und möglicherweise mit diesem Werk anzufangen, denn es hat sich ehrlich gelohnt.

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    • Eric M.
    • 14/08/2019

    Must read!

    Key literature for anyone who wants to drasticslly improve his quality of life with simply changing what you give to your best friend: your body.

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    • Amazon Kunde
    • 04/03/2019

    A must read.

    - great explained.
    - practical knowledge.
    - the information is easy to grasp and bring in your every day way of living.
    - I can really recommend the book.