What Is Health In A Nutshell?

An accessible primer to health, nutrition and healthy living. The book explains the science behind healthy living while avoiding woo-woo health myths. It also includes essential information for finding health-care providers who understand why you need health, from diet to exercise to sleep.

When I tell people that I’m in health condition, their response is overwhelmingly positive. But then I tell them how the author, author of the book, Dr. Michael Greger , has put the science behind the science behind health. By doing your own research on diet, exercise, supplements and vitamins, Dr. Greger uncovers the secrets and myths of healthy living.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that not only is this book a great read, but that my children have started reading it since their first day at school. I think if everyone had access to the information behind health, there would be fewer of these health myths and misconceptions.

Now, on to the review…

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If The Biggest Secret in the Whole World Is Just a Bunch of Nutrients for Living Well, Then Why Don’t I Want It for Your Health? By Michael Greger This book has a lot to say about health, nutrition, healthy living and living life to the full. It’s the brainchild of Dr. Michael Greger, who has been the world’s leading researcher on the science of diet, nutrition and healthy living for 20 years. This book is an accessible explanation of how human biology works, a foundation for understanding how we can live longer, healthier lives, and a guide to turning that insight into action by learning how to implement it into your own daily lives. I know how important information on nutrition is, especially if people don’t believe it in their own lives. So I decided to make an attempt at writing the book myself. After more than a year of research, I felt this was the book I wanted to read. If the scientific evidence is behind this book and I can make it useful to anyone, I think it’s a good investment. I know most people buy this sort of book for their own health and wellness, but it doesn’t hurt to have this in everyone’s arsenal when they consider what’s best for us – our health.

The book starts off with a brief introduction on the history of nutrition, the science behind it and the health implications of dietary advice for most western countries. With that said, I must ask – is that why I got an email from the publisher who said “We have a really strong case for this book” and “The scientific evidence is very compelling for this book” (which I’ve seen, but I’m not sure where else I would read these words)? Are scientists, like yourself, not allowed to make such statements without a solid case behind them? My feeling is that these sorts of claims will become more common in the future, as we become more and more concerned about what’s going into our bodies. I am not aware that this is the case at all.

The first third of the book consists of nine chapters, some of which do go into the details of specific aspects of the study and research, but at the end of the day, Dr. Greger provides the basics and explanations on the basis of an overview of a comprehensive knowledge base. This first part of the book makes it clear that there are many aspects of biology which cannot be completely determined or comprehended by the human mind alone. As humans we have very limited knowledge.