In his highly acclaimed book, Michael Greger, MD, draws upon numerous studies to demonstrate and discuss how a whole-food, plant-based diet helps prevent, arrest, and even reverse — to varying degrees — a long list of diseases. Dr. Greger uses reputable and concrete studies in “How Not to Die” to discuss how various diseases and ailments may be treated through a whole-food, plant-based diet.

Keeping with objective data and conservative approaches, this well-respected expert demonstrates how one can NOT die from these diseases. Dr. Greger starts this New York Times bestselling book with how he began his journey into medicine – his personal experience. This sets the foundation for his work.

During his discussions, he expands on the truly amazing benefits of nutritional and lifestyle interventions and what studies have shown they can do. I would simply caution that once you read “How Not to Die,” you will never look at food in the same way again.

Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on a number of important public health issues. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. He later specialized in clinical nutrition – becoming active and speaking out on the unhealthy nature of consuming meat and the public health implications of industrialized animal agriculture. Dr. Greger is a founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

If at any time, you have felt that dealing with the illnesses of your patients seems like an endless and futile effort, this book demonstrates how all that can change — not for everyone — but for a vast majority. It brings health care into a different perspective from fighting disease to addressing the very cause and preventing it.

Dr. Greger, whose topic is “Food is Medicine,” will speak on day 1 of the Jeffrey Weisz, MD Wellness Conference, April 28 and 29, 2017, in Westlake Village.

Book review by
Krikor Deramerian, MD
Physician Wellness Champion
Pediatrics Urgent Care, Baldwin Park