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How Not To Die 

I know I’m a bit late to the game, but you should cut me some slack because I’ve been waiting about 3 months to get my hands on Dr. Michael Greger’s new book, How Not To Die. 


In an effort to cut down spending, I requested the book through my local library – apparently along with many other people – and therefore had a seriously long wait before I finally got to the top of the waitlist. 

A couple first impressions of the book:

1. Definitely much longer than I thought! It’s 404 pages long with 8 pages of appendix, followed by nearly 125 pages of notes. These notes provide specific sources for each of the tidbits and citations in the body of the book 

2. Well organized layout. Each chapter provides a narrative and well-researched outline of “how not to die” from the top 15 leading causes of death. There is also a section on Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen which includes info on a dozen habits to include in daily life for nutritious and healthy living. 

I’m only 45 pages into the book currently, so I have a long way to go. But so far, it’s an interesting read. 

I would suggest it to anyone looking to inform themselves about the importance of a plant-based diet, whether you’re already consuming plant foods or not. 

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