Y’all, you probably have figured out by now that I do research on stuff. I am not content with just having people tell me things and expect me to believe them or even accept them at face value. I check and double check everything.
In March, 2019, when I decided to change my lifestyle in a desperate need to get healthier (get rid of gout, lower my cholesterol and my blood pressure, and get better kidney and liver markers) I stumbled onto a book by Dr. Michael Greger. How Not to Die. I bought the book in Kindle form, then once I’d plowed through it, I purchased it in hardcover, then bought the How Not to Die cookbook.
I never make anyone my savior. By that, I mean that I don’t put someone up on a pedestal and think that they’re without sin, fault, or flaw. I didn’t do that with Dr. Greger, either, but I have used his website, nutritionfacts.org as a springboard to research various topics about nutrition. I’ve learned so much from him and various other lifestyle doctors in the past nine months, to the extent that I’ve lost 50 pounds, lowered my blood pressure and cholesterol and all of my markers.
Dr. Greger just published a new book, How Not to Diet. I’m only 15% through this 596 page book, but I’ve already learned so many new things. Plus, I’ve highlighted oodles of passages.
I don’t recommend books very often, but I would be amiss if I didn’t recommend this one. If nothing else, we can all learn the lamentable state of our health and things we can do about it.