Unintentional Suicide

A Doctor's Guide to Preventing Disease
By Tim Loy, MD
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13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-63413-746-1
LCCN: 2015913203
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Trim: 8.5x11
Format (pb/hc): Paperback
Pages: 254
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By taking the initiative to improve your health, you can prevent disease before it is too late.

Throughout the country and around the world, people are dying needlessly every day. Poor health resulting from poor decisions is behind this epidemic, but there’s hope: most of these early deaths could be prevented, and the solution starts with you.

Written by Professor of Pathology Dr. Tim Loy, Unintentional Suicide dissects the most prevalent causes of death in our society—the diseases most likely to touch the lives of you or your loved ones in the future, if they haven’t already affected you in the past.

The book is written from the prospective of a pathologist with the mindset that if people could see what I have seen, they might be motivated to change. Graphic disease images are included to illustrate the devastation that could be avoided. This work opens by taking an in-depth look at these top killers—heart disease, stroke, cancer, COPD, diabetes, cirrhosis, and accidents—with information on causes, symptoms, who is most at risk, solutions for prevention, and statistics that will prove just how effective lifestyle choices can be in fighting back. Loy dedicates the remaining chapters to strategies—including exercise plans and practical diet solutions—that will help you live a healthier life starting now.

Through simple lifestyle changes, tremendous health benefits are possible. By deconstructing the science behind illness and providing a wellness routine that is easy to maintain, Unintentional Suicide gives you the tools you need to attain a healthier, happier body.


This is a book about lifestyle and disease.  The diseases which kill most people are discussed along with simple ways to help prevent them.  Lifestyle choices are also discussed with associated health consequences.  The information in this book could prevent millions of premature deaths and save billions of dollars.


Tim Loy, MD, grew up in rural Illinois and graduated from Greenville College. He received his MD from Southern Illinois University. After completing a residency in Anatomic Pathology at the University of Missouri, he did a Surgical Pathology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. He joined the Pathology faculty of the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1987 and served as their Director of Anatomic Pathology from 2005 to 2011. Since 2011, Dr. Loy has been a Professor of Pathology at Ross Medical School. He has published numerous pathology articles and has received national awards, including recognition in Best Doctors in America, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in Medical Sciences. Married for thirty-five years and the father of four, Dr. Loy presents this material with the goal of improving the health of you and your loved ones.