Michael Greger, How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

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Michael Greger, How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

This is a book I recommend wholeheartedly. It could be the most important book you have read in your life. In fact, it can save your life. It advocates a plant-based, non-processed foods diet in order to keep at bay a host of diseases and it provides a plethora of hard evidence as well as exposing the tricks of Big Pharma and Big Food.

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Some selected quotes from the book:

The two most prominent dietary risks for death and disability in the world may be not eating enough fruit and eating too much salt. Nearly five million people appear to die every year as a result of not eating enough fruit, while eating too much salt may kill up to four million.
p.143

When you buy antioxidant supplements, you may be doling out money to live a shorter life. Save your cash and your health by eating the real thing: food.
p.182

Unfortunately, this type of Band-Aid approach is all too typical of today’s medical model. Cholesterol too high from eating a diet unnaturally high in saturated fat and cholesterol? Take a statin drug to cripple your cholesterol-making enzyme. Diet unnaturally high in acid-forming foods? Swallow some baking soda pills to balance that right out.
p.194

According to the published literature, the results of nearly all antidepressant trials were positive. In contrast, FDA analysis of trial data—including the unpublished studies—demonstrated that roughly half of the trials showed the drugs didn’t work after all. When all the data—published and unpublished—were combined, antidepressants failed to show a clinically significant advantage over placebo sugar pills. This finding suggests that the placebo effect explains the apparent clinical effectiveness of antidepressants. In other words, improvements in mood may be a result of the patient’s belief in the power of the drug—not the drug itself.
p.240-1

Let me share with you what has been called the “best kept secret in medicine”: Given the right conditions, the body heals itself. If you whack your shin really hard on a coffee table, it can get red, swollen, and painful. But your shin will heal naturally if you just stand back and let your body work its magic. But what if you kept whacking it in the same place three times a day—say, at breakfast, lunch, and dinner? It would never heal.
p.30
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