How Not to Die: Surprising Lessons on Living Longer, Safer and Healthier

Jan Garavaglia

How Not to Die: Surprising Lessons on Living Longer, Safer and Healthier

Dr Jan Garavaglia is a chief medical examiner and forensic pathologist in Florida who presides over 6,000 autopsies a year. By using cutting-edge forensic science and technology, she explores the reasons for sudden and unexplained deaths. As a result, she has developed what she feels is a unique insight into life, safety and health. In this health book, Dr Garavaglia reveals how to live better today by investigating how others die. The dead have a lot to teach us. More often than not, it is not the dramatic or traumatic that can kill us, but often the small lapses in attention and judgement when it comes to our own health and safety. Organised around topics to bring the reader better health (such as losing weight, overcoming addictions, better nutrition, avoiding accidents), this book is unlike any other health book because it gets to the heart of the matter of how not to die. 2.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
How Not to Die: Surprising Lessons on Living Longer, Safer and Healthier

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Classification Non-fiction
Genre Family & Lifestyle
Format Paperback
Pages 288
RRP £12.99
Date of Publication August 2009
ISBN 978-0462099484
Publisher Marshall Cavendish
 

Dr Jan Garavaglia is a chief medical examiner and forensic pathologist in Florida who presides over 6,000 autopsies a year. By using cutting-edge forensic science and technology, she explores the reasons for sudden and unexplained deaths. As a result, she has developed what she feels is a unique insight into life, safety and health. In this health book, Dr Garavaglia reveals how to live better today by investigating how others die. The dead have a lot to teach us. More often than not, it is not the dramatic or traumatic that can kill us, but often the small lapses in attention and judgement when it comes to our own health and safety. Organised around topics to bring the reader better health (such as losing weight, overcoming addictions, better nutrition, avoiding accidents), this book is unlike any other health book because it gets to the heart of the matter of how not to die.

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Reviews

The Guardian

Steven Poole

It's hard to say how many of the lifestyle lessons she draws are "surprising". They come down to the rather obvious, such as: don't fall from a great height; don't ride your motorcycle too fast; don't drink or take other drugs excessively; don't contract a flesh-eating microbial infection; don't be obese; and (I kid you not) don't kill yourself.

22/08/2009

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