November 13, 2016 3 min read
There is so much confusion about what you should be eating. One day it is good to drink a glass of wine, and the very next day it is terrible for you. One day you read eggs are good for your cholesterol and the next day you learn they are not.
There are so many fad diets and bad advice that it is challenging to know what to eat as there just does not seem to be conclusive scientific evidence that backs up the advice. We all know that a good diet is essential for good health, longevity and increased quality of life. So how can you make qualified decisions on what to eat? How Not To Die may be precisely what you need. This book is a personal favourite. I can honestly say it has changed how I make decisions about what I eat. Each decision is based on scientific evidence that is not hyped, controlled by the food industry or is a fad. I must admit that I already ate very well (lots of vegetables, no meat, minimal dairy etc.) but now I can make informed and clear decisions without any contradictory or incomplete advice.
How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease *, a New York Times bestseller co-written by Dr Michael Greger, has taken all the guesswork out of what is good for you to eat. Dr Greger and his team of doctors have laboriously read and extracted scientifically accurate information from thousands of scientific research papers. This information has then been thoroughly collated and then presented in a way that gives you the facts that are based on clear scientific evidence. Also, Dr Greger has looked deeper into the analyses and has uncovered some of the reasons why specific food industries seem to be pushing a particular position of healthy ‘facts’ that are not based on scientific evidence. It does provide an informative and interesting read that goes far beyond any other nutritional information that I have found anywhere else.
The book is written in such a way that it tackles some of the main reasons why we die — such as heart disease, diabetes, cancers etc. It looks at what you can eat that not only reduces your potential of developing such conditions, but also the foods that you can eat to help you recover. The one thing that stands out is that even if you have established certain diseases, there is often a way that you can undo much of the damage that has occurred just by changing your diet. I love this as it shows that it is never too late to start eating correctly which may then have a significant impact on improving your health. It is a no-brainer to me!
I highly recommend How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease * to anyone who wants to improve their diet and health. To me, it is a life-changing and potentially even a life-saving book. I think you will be just as surprised as I was to find out how many ‘good’ foods are scientifically shown to be harmful! You do need to read this book. I think it is a must-have book for anyone's healing and spiritual development library. Remember you are what you eat. Cut out the confusion, hype, miss-selling and make scientifically informed food choices that reduce disease and increase vitality and well-being.
Visit nutritionfacts.org. This is Dr Greger's website. The website is packed with information and lots of videos explaining nutrition and also the latest scientific evidence about foods that not only build up health but even can reverse disease. There is a lot of information, so I highly recommend signing up to their newsletter, which I have personally subscribed to, and receive a daily email.
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