Internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician and founder of NutritionFacts.org, Dr. Michael Greger reveals the groundbreaking evidence behind the only diet that can prevent many of the diseases that cause death.
The Bottom Line
The book won’t give you the secret to immortality — but it will tell you what to eat to avoid the top 15 causes of death and what you need to live a long and healthy life.
When Michael Greger’s grandmother was 65, she was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease and sent home to die. But she refused to give up. Instead, after watching a 60 Minutes segment about nutritionist Nathan Pritikin, she made an appointment to see him. Pritikin had a reputation for reversing terminal heart disease in patients who followed his plant-based diet and exercise program. At the time Greger’s grandmother signed on as Pritikin’s patient, she was so weak she had to be wheeled into his center. Just three weeks later, she was walking miles a day — and went on to live another 35 years.
This experience launched Greger on a mission to promote the healing power of food. Diet, he points out, is the No. 1 cause of both premature death and disability in the United States. By marshaling scientific evidence, Greger argues that embracing a whole-foods, plant-based nutrition plan can decrease your likelihood of getting a large panel of diseases, from heart disease to Alzheimer’s, freeing you to live a healthier life.
II. How Not to Die from Heart Disease
III. How Not to Die from Diabetes
IV. How Not to Die from Cancer
V. Diet By Color
VI. Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen
VII. The Exercise Factor
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