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The H-Factor Diet : Homocysteine, the Best Single Indicator of Whether You Are Likely to Live Long or Die Young - Patrick Holford

The H-Factor Diet

Homocysteine, the Best Single Indicator of Whether You Are Likely to Live Long or Die Young

Paperback Published: 31st July 2003
ISBN: 9781591200420
Number Of Pages: 242

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Elevated homocysteine is a powerful, independent risk factor in more than 100 major medical conditions, including heart disease, strokes, and Alzheimer's disease. The authors discuss factors that contribute to high homocysteine, tell how to detect it if it's too high, and explain how to dramatically lower it.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
A Note from Dr. Kilmer McCullyp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Homocysteine Story
The Health Secret of Homocysteinep. 9
What Is Homocysteine?p. 17
Ten Reasons to Lower Your Homocysteinep. 25
How's Your Homocysteine?
Homocysteine--Your Most Vital Statisticp. 35
The Homocysteine Scale--From Sick to Superhealthyp. 43
The Risk Factors for High Homocysteinep. 47
How to Measure Your Homocysteine Levelp. 53
Medical Conditions Linked to High Homocysteine
Live to a Healthy 100p. 61
Heart Attacks and Strokesp. 69
Cancerp. 79
Diabetes and Thyroid Problemsp. 85
Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Diseasep. 91
Depression and Schizophreniap. 97
Complications of Pregnancy and Infertilityp. 103
Chronic Pain and Inflammationp. 111
Digestive Disordersp. 117
The H-Factor Solution: Diet and Lifestyle
Eat High-Quality Protein and Fruits and Vegetablesp. 123
Foods and Beverages to Avoidp. 139
Reduce Stress--and Stop Smoking!p. 149
Dieting Don'ts and Correcting Estrogen Deficiencyp. 155
H-Factor Supplements
Eat Right and Take Supplementsp. 161
Supplementing with Folatep. 167
Supplementing with Vitamin B[subscript 12]p. 175
Vitamins B[subscript 6] and B[subscript 2], Zinc, and Magnesium--The Homocysteine Bustersp. 179
TMG, SAMe, and Choline--The Premier Methyl Donorsp. 187
The Synergy Principle--Why Multiple Nutrients Work Betterp. 197
A Gentle Word of Caution about Supplementsp. 201
A Review: Twelve Solutions for Superhealthp. 205
Appendices
The Biochemistry of Homocysteinep. 209
100-Plus Medical Conditions Associated with High Homocysteinep. 210
Resources for Testing and Lowering Homocysteinep. 215
Recommended Readingp. 218
Notesp. 219
Indexp. 235
About the Authorsp. 241
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ISBN: 9781591200420
ISBN-10: 1591200423
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 242
Published: 31st July 2003
Publisher: Basic Health Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.35