How Not to Die 2020
Wealth of nutrition science! The author, Michael Greger, MD, maintains a huge database of nutrition studies for his website, NutritionFacts.org, and this book condenses that data into healthy eating guidelines. The book has 134 pages of references that support his recommendations behind the diet that prevents and reverses many of the causes of disease-related death.
Liked most: The author’s style of writing. I appreciate that I can take my time...when I am able to go at my own pace, I can better understand and retain the information. JL 5/2020
Great research—interesting topics; very applicable. VA 1/2020
The book is definitely a keeper, one to use throughout life. 2/2021
Good research-based information on plant-based diet. JM 1/2021
Absolutely the best on plant-based diets. DW 2/2021
Level 2 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 2.1.3, 4.1.2, 4.2.6, 4.2.7, 6.1.2, 6.1.9, 6.2.5, 6.3.6, 6.3.8, 6.3.11
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:
1. Identify three patients’ and other professionals’ misperceptions about plant nutrition.
2. Explain five differences between the early human diet and what we consume today.
3. Describe four functions of soluble and insoluble fiber and the daily recommendations.
4. Discuss four major influences how a plant-based diet promotes health and longevity.
5. Explain two reasons why producing more daily stool, above one-half pound, is beneficial.
6. Identify two food sources and compare actions of the following: phytoestrogens, arachidonic acid, heterocyclic amines, and sulforaphane.
7. Match each malady with the recommended beneficial plant to treat it: gout, prostate cancer tumor, depression, and breast cancer.
8. Describe three negative results found in studies about meat, poultry, and fish consumption.
9. Identify the recommended method to wash fresh fruit and vegetables.
10. Explain two beneficial results of consuming allium and cruciferous vegetables and give two examples of each.
Why we chose this book
This book brings new awareness to dietitians about the volume of nutrition research world-wide that shows which foods or nutrients and lifestyle choices delay or reverse illness.
About the author
Dr. Michael Greger is the physician behind the very popular website, NutritionFacts.org. His review of nutrition research gives him exposure to unique perspectives on what really works to reverse or prevent chronic diseases.