Why we wrote this book
Frankly, we were tired of seeing people dying unnecessarily.
As a young medic working in one of Sydney‘s biggest emergency departments, Peter saw a lot of people accidentally injuring themselves, accidentally paralysing themselves, even accidentally killing themselves in ways that seemed sometimes wholly preventable.
There’s only so many times you can think to yourself, “Shouldn’t he have known that…” or, "She really shouldn't have..." before you know you’ve got to get up and do something about it.
We all know we should look after our health if we want to live a long, fruitful and happy life. And there’s no shortage of information around telling us, on the one hand, of the numerous potential dangers to our health and on the other hand, the benefits of eating right, exercising more, and finding a proper work life balance. But who should you listen to when everyone’s got an opinion (or a book to sell)?
In How Not To Accidentally Die, you’ll only read the recommendations of the top health authorities in the country built on the research of the top health experts in the world. The Cancer Council. The World Health Organisation. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The Mayo clinic.
There won't be any stories about our aunt who ate a kale-only diet which cured her cancer. No outlier exceptions who smoked a pack a day and lived to be 90. No single-case studies. This book is based on the mass statistics. On the mountains of hard science that have been built up over many many years by the best minds in health around the world working to preserve the human species and rid it of disease and suffering.
It took us 6 years to put it all together. Read it and apply it (even just some of it) and your body will thank you.