I’ve just got to share the latest book that I’ve come across on health and nutrition. It is called “How not to Die” by Dr Michale Greger. It advocates a plant-based diet cutting the refined and processed foods and goes through the main killers of modern society – from heart disease, to cancers etc. – explaining just how common foods help or hinder our well-being. And also how the aging process works and how foods can once again help or hinder that. I loved the free internet resources he provides and the on-going research that puts together information for the public. He makes so many interesting points – like doctors spend less than 1% of their time learning about diet and get paid for procedures and tests not people who get better. His own grandmother was about to die from heart disease and went on to live for another 30 years because of diet. It inspired him on the course he has taken. It is never too late to do the right thing for your body! So encouraging and refreshing compared to diet books that make healthy eating seem a chore.

Posted by mom176887, 22nd April 2016

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  • Thanks for an interesting share – have not heard of this book or author. May take a look.


  • I don’t know that book, but I like the way you presented it.
    In my idea to live and age well, you have to become your own doctor. Listen to your body, avoid traditional medicines as much as possible. I agree in eating “real food” and avoid all the processed ones. Think about places like Japan where women don’t suffer of menopause like the rest of the world does. Why is that? They eat a lot of fish and seaweed. They live a simpler life. They do relax more. We should be looking at the way they live and I’m sure we’d learn something.


  • That sounds like a great read. Thank you


  • Does sound like an interesting read. I do think we eat far too much rubbish, largely thanks to the high proportion of processed foods in most people’s everyday diets.


  • I believe in the sayings “You are what you eat” & “everything in moderation”

    • This is definitely an old, but very true saying.


  • Sounds like a great read, back to basic is the way we aim to eat


  • My dad always said food was fuel for our body! I try to cut out all refined foods, sugar and I make 95% of our meals from scratch. Not sure I feel better for it but hoping it’s doing something


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