How to Live Life Book Review

How to Live Life Book Review


Howto Live Life Book Review

Howto Live Life Book Review

Inthis book, Dr. Fuhrman offers long term health solutions in a worldthat is endowed in complex dietary problems that only offer onlyshort term health solutions. I selected this book because it connectsto the current problem where people are trapped in a vicious cycle ofunhealthy food additions. He offers an effective and easy healthformula that guarantees better health, elevates diseases and ensuresa happier life. He advocates for diets composed of high nutrientdensity food as opposed to calories. According to Dr. Fuhrman (2014),high nutrient density foods are more satisfying, they help in thenatural healing of the body and they eliminate toxic cravings. Thus,they promise a long, healthy and happy life.

Iwas motivated to choose the book because it seeks to offer apermanent solution to a common dietary health problem. This bookadvocates for G-BOMBS approach meaning greens, beans, onions,mushrooms, berries and seeds (Fuhrman, 2014). In this approach,Fuhrman lays much emphasis on vegetable diet. He cites the reasonbeing that an animal protein is one of the leading causes of ailmentsand death, making it unhealthy. Animal protein according to researchhas been found to be the leading cause of cancer and diabetes(Fuhrman, 2015). Most people consider having animal proteins that mayseem as a temporary solution to their weight protein, but will besecuring diseases in future. Dr. Fuhrman stresses for a high plantprotein content food that will be helping in healing the cells andreversing diseases.

Iview the book as a big revelation on how to live healthy throughnutrition. The book effectively takes a natural health outlook,inside and out and a healthy body weight. He has clearly laid outsimple and effective recipes that convenient to anyone. For those wholove cooking and those who do not, this book addresses the problem offood addiction, giving the impression that it is possible to overcomethis addiction and uncontrolled health desire. Often people whilethey struggle with weight solution, find themselves addicted to verylarge amounts of junk foods. Just like drug addiction, it has acertain effect on the brain leading to addiction. The junk foods aregreat contributors to the toxins in the body.

Dr.Fuhrman further explores the psychological difficulties of being fatand sick. The ordinary thinking is that a stressed person tends toeat more “comfort foods” usually sugary and in effect get morecalories in the process that eventually makes one to gain weight(Fuhrman, 2014). Although there is some truth in this, he has given ascientific finding that fully illustrates the real cause of weightgain. He shows that a stressed person is likely to add more weightthan a non-stressed individual because the metabolic processes in thebody are altered and the immunity system is suppressed. When thishappens, there is a high probability of an individual to gainsubstantial weight and be sick at the same time.

WhileI agree with Dr. Fuhrman’s advice on using healthy foods to promotea healthy lifestyle, I disagree with some of his food specifications.Specifically, I disagree with his view that avocados are part of thefatty foods that should be avoided. I think this is an assumption.This is because olive oil and saturated fats are important for thenormal function of the body (Saxelby2006).

However,the book is consistent with other authors about nutrition. Just likeFuhrman,Saxelby,in her book “Nutrition for Life” gives the best practicallifestyle practices that have a positive impact on the body (Saxelby,2006). In her book, she indicates that a healthy diet combined withroutine exercise and personal reflection will lead to very successfulresults (Saxelby,2006). The consistency shows that health elements of nutrition aresignificant for personal health and national health. Both Fuhrman andSaxelbynote that people often fail to learn the basic important nutritionalpractices because of lacking awareness and nutritional education.


Fuhrman,L.J. (2014). Eatto live, End of dieting. NewYork. New York Times.

Saxelby,C. (2006). Nutritionfor Life.Melbourne:HardieGrant Publishing