First of all, I must confess that I initially judged this book by its cover and thought it might be boring, but boy, was I wrong! It turned out to be incredibly engaging. Many of the things it discusses are things we already know, but reading them reiterated what we know and gave it that extra push, as if someone were confirming that we're on the right track.
This book was written by a doctor who specializes in cancer treatment in America. It's concise and to the point, focusing on how we can take care of our physical and mental health. The doctor references scientific research, but we must also understand the nature and dynamics of this industry. What we think is right today may not be so in the future.
In essence, the doctor divides his advice into three main categories: what we should do, what we shouldn't do, and how we should take care of our health based on our age.
From what I've grasped, the main points are: smile, exercise, eat unprocessed foods, and try to stick to a diet that's as close to nature as possible. The doctor doesn't recommend supplements and various vitamins. He's not a fan of blending vegetables either. Regular health check-ups are essential, and it's good to keep a health diary for when it becomes necessary to use one.
Oh, and the cherry on top is having a glass of red wine during dinner. I quite like this part, but since I haven't been drinking wine for a while, it doesn't taste as good as I thought.
To be honest, this book is suitable for children, especially. If we teach kids to take care of their health from an early age, the problems in the future might not be as severe as neglecting it.
However, it's not exclusive to adults; it's suitable for everyone. It feels like we're sitting down and having a conversation about health. If you follow the advice and feel okay, that's great. But if you don't want to follow it or have a different perspective from the doctor, that's okay too. Doctor doesn’t know about this.