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Best Practices for a Healthy Heart : Hoe to stop heart disease BEFORE or AFTER it starts - Sarah Samaan

Best Practices for a Healthy Heart

Hoe to stop heart disease BEFORE or AFTER it starts

Paperback Published: 1st January 2011
ISBN: 9781615190478
Number Of Pages: 367

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The heart beats more than 2,500,000,000 times over the average life-and, despite great strides in medicine, prevention is still the best way to keep your heart running strong. If you want to help your heart-and especially if you already have a cardiac diagnosis, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or a family history of heart disease - Best Practices for a Healthy Heart is your complete guide to cardio care. For more than twenty years, award-winning, board-certified cardiologist Dr. Sarah Samaan has treated thousands of patients and tirelessly kept pace with the latest research-and now, she condenses her best advice into 7 easy steps on how to:

Take charge of your "numbers"- your weight, cholesterol, heart rate, and blood pressure
Make heart-smart choices about food, exercise, and stress
Work with your doctor to design the right treatment for you
Tell which supplements and alternative therapies really help
Avoid vices that will harm your heart-and much more!

Put these best practices in action today, and you will decrease your risk of disease and dependence on medication, experience a wealth of positive "side effects" (from a smaller waistline to a happier outlook!), and soon be seven steps nearer to optimal heart health.

Industry Reviews

'She efficiently tackles complex subjects (e.g., stress, alternative therapies, and childhood risks) as well as myths contributing to the epidemic of deaths each year from heart attacks. . . . [H]er passion is evident in the real-life stories she relates, and readers will be drawn by her personal commitment, fueled by the loss of many family members, to conquer a largely preventable disease.' Publishers Weekly

Preface: Why I Wrote This Bookp. ix
Introductionp. xiii
Take Charge of Your Numbersp. 1
What You Need to Know and Why You Should Carep. 2
Overweight: WhatÆs the Big Deal?p. 12
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Understanding Cholesterol and Your Lipid Profilep. 26
Eat Well to Live Betterp. 43
Diet: Why You Really Are What You Eatp. 44
The Truth About the Wonder Foodsp. 80
The Evildoers: Fact or Fiction?p. 97
The Battle of the Dietsp. 107
The Big Fake-Out: The Skinny on Sweeteners and Other Food Fakesp. 129
Learn How to Take a Break (Without Checking Out)p. 137
Rituals, Vices, and Addictions, Oh My! The Truth About Caffeine, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Recreational Drugsp. 138
Get a Move onp. 161
Exercise and the Active Lifestylep. 163
Use Your Common Sensep. 173
Mother Knows Best-Are You Listening?p. 174
Attitude and Stress: Don t Let It Break Your Heartp. 187
Know Your Optionsp. 301
The Power of Preventive Medicine: Managing Risk, Preventing Consequencesp. 303
Vitamins and Minerals for a Healthy Heartp. 247
Supplements and Herbsp. 272
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Hope, Hype, or Healing?p. 312
Be Hip To Your Hormonesp. 317
Smart Talk About Hormonesp. 319
Kids Have a Heart, Toop. 336
Afterword: Power Up Your Lifep. 344
Appendixp. 346
Glossaryp. 351
Referencesp. 354
Acknowledgmentsp. 356
Indexp. 357
About the Authorp. 368
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ISBN: 9781615190478
ISBN-10: 1615190473
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 367
Published: 1st January 2011
Publisher: Experiment LLC, The
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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