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Michael Gregor was born on October 25, 1972. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. He writes and speaks on health issues. His subjects include animal agriculture, nutrition and human health. He promotes a vegan diet. Dr. Gregor serves mostrar mais as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture for the Humane Society of the Unted States and Humane Society International. He also runs the popular website NutritionFacts.org. 30 mostrar menos

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Greger, Michael
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1972-10-25
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I saw this book in a bookstore not long after it was published. Although I had no interest in getting his previous book: [b:How Not To Die: Discover the foods scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease|39093890|How Not To Die Discover the foods scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease|Michael Greger|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1520626193l/39093890._SY75_.jpg|45486853], and although I had no interest in diet books, yet I came close to buying this book.

I borrowed it from my local library. By the end of chapter 1, there were over 800 end notes already. I peeked at the end of the book: 4990 end notes in the book! Never have I seen such a book include so many references.

By the time I had finished chapter 1, I was thoroughly enchanted. It is such delightful reading that the same day that I started reading it, I bought a kindle edition.

I have been delighting in Dr. Michael Gregor’s observations for years. This comprehenisve source evaluates the scientific evidence for weight lost strategies, many of which we have never heard of. He spends little time on fad diets, but concentrates on the evidence for what does and does not work.

Serious books typically have footnotes. This one had endnotes, 4990 of them! I have never seen a book with so much documentation behind it. The printed copy of the book would have been 500 pages longer if the endnotes had been included. Instead there is a QR code and/or URL link to them, which is much more convenient for someone who wants to actually go look at the source.

The only way it might be better would be to attend a talk by Dr. Michael Gregor.
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bread2u | outras 2 resenhas | May 15, 2024 |
This book covers COVID-19, but most of the book talks about a much greater threat from H5N1 causing a much more lethal pandemic than the one we are now in (in the year 2020). That threat comes from intensive factory “farming” of poultry with thousands of birds cooped up in cramped quarters. Wild birds are the carriers of a form that is not optimized to infect humans. Chickens are the intermediary where the virus mutates into forms that can infect humans. Intensive pig farming is also a virus breeding ground.

As usual, Dr. Michael Greger intensively documents his findings, with the last 40% of the book containing 3612 references.

The kindle version is very reasonably priced, or you can check it out from your library.
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bread2u | outras 3 resenhas | May 15, 2024 |
Absolute must-read for anyone who has suffered a chronic disease, or know somebody who has (I'd wager most of us do). A friend referred this book to me when my boyfriend and I started leaning more toward a plant-based lifestyle, and even though it took me a long time to get through it (wanted to soak up all the information in here), it was completely worth the read. Even my reading-averse boyfriend has been working on this book, as well. Both of us are healthcare providers, and we've both found the information immensely helpful.

Plenty of evidence-based information on the progression of chronic diseases (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, depression...just to name a few), what causes them, and how so much of it is based on diet. Most people don't think about food as a reason why these problems are so common here in the USA, and don't realize that doctors aren't given nearly enough training in nutrition. We're trained to think that pills and medication solve everything, never giving diet and lifestyle a second thought. In Part 2 of the book, he also talks about different food groups and his recommendations, plus a few recipes here and there.

I personally have adopted more of a plant-based diet to try and help my allergies and constant skin breakouts from eczema. I was a heavy meat and dairy eater for most of my life, and it didn't do my health any favors. Of course, I have to cook a lot more now, but I fell in love with it, and now enjoy creating vegan and plant-based dishes of anything, and everything. Granted, I am not 100% plant based, and still eat meat once or twice a week (mostly when I don't really have a choice). But overall I feel lighter, my skin has cleared, and now, in my 30s, I look and feel better than I did in my 20s. Now, working on slowly cutting oil out of my diet.

I have yet to download the Daily Dozen app, but will be doing that in the future. Also, his guidelines on red, green, and yellow light foods help to make good, conscious dietary choices. The way the book is written isn't boring, and almost reads like a novel. He injects a lot of his personal experiences into each chapter.

I will be referring my patients to this book, as well as Dr. Greger's website, NutritionFacts.org, or at least, those in more natural management of their conditions. Again, highly recommend this book for well, anyone and everyone, even if just to learn how to eat properly and the way that we're supposed to. You just might see a change in your health and overall well-being!
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galian84 | outras 19 resenhas | Dec 1, 2023 |
This was a very well written and meticulously researched book about how the avian influenza came about thanks to our intensification of the domestication of poultry, the possible catastrophe that is coming, and some simple ideas of how to protect ourselves. After reading this book, I'm a believer to how bad the bird flu will be and am appalled at how the poultry industry around the world is ignoring the signs and what experts are saying in order to continue making their profit.
 
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wisemetis | outras 2 resenhas | Jan 15, 2023 |

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