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How Not to Die

How Not to Die (CHES)

This course is only for CHES professionals.

Wealth of nutrition science! The author, Michael Greger, MD, maintains a huge database of nutrition studies for his website,, 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

Choose between two options:

CHES Program ID #SS114228_HND152020  Max CHES 15 hours / Advanced CHES 6 hours

CHES Program ID #SS114228_HND282020  Max CHES 28 hours / Advanced CHES 12 hours

Michael Greger, MD
Course Expiration Date: Jun-12-2026
Course Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 4.2.8, 8.1.1, 8.1.5
Product Name

Book Only (1370)

Regular price $22.00 $22.00

15 CE Online Test Only (3081CHES)

Regular price $128.00

28 CE Online Test Only (3082CHES)

Regular price $163.00

15 CE Book & Online Test (3083CHES)

Regular price $145.00

28 CE Book & Online Test (3084CHES)

Regular price $180.00

Book Details

Author Michael Greger, MD
Year Published 2015
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Flatiron Books
ISBN 978-1-250-06611-4
Format Paperback
Page Count 576
CDR Activity Numbers
  • 15 CE Online Test Only: 177128
  • 28 CE Online Test Only: 177127
  • 15 CE Book & Online Test: 177128
  • 28 CE Book & Online Test: 177127

Course Objectives

CHES Competencies:

6.1.2 Identify valid information resources

6.1.4 Convey health-related information to priority populations

6.1.5 Convey health-related information to key stakeholders

Advanced Competencies:

6.3.5 Provide expert assistance

7.5.1 Use evaluation and research findings

7.5.4 Use evidence-based research to develop policies to promote health

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.

Recommended For...

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

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, His review of nutrition research gives him exposure to unique perspectives on what really works to reverse or prevent chronic diseases.