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The Heart Revolution : The Extraordinary Discovery That Finally Laid the Cholesterol Myth to Rest and Put Good Food Back on the Table :  The Extraordinary Discovery That Finally Laid the Cholesterol Myth to Rest and Put Good Food Back on the Table - B Carducci

The Heart Revolution : The Extraordinary Discovery That Finally Laid the Cholesterol Myth to Rest and Put Good Food Back on the Table

The Extraordinary Discovery That Finally Laid the Cholesterol Myth to Rest and Put Good Food Back on the Table

Paperback Published: December 1999
ISBN: 9780060929732
Number Of Pages: 288

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A safe, effective, and revolutionary program for lowering homocysteine levels and cutting your risk of heart disease

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Kilmer S. McCully explains what is really behind the epidemic of heart disease. For many years, clogged arteries have been inaccurately viewed as the cause, rather than a symptom, of heart disease. Now, McCully shows you how to cut your risk of heart disease by controlling the real culprit, homocysteine. Considered one of the most significant medical breakthroughs in recent years, McCully's findings have been validated by numerous large-scale studies. "The Heart Revolution: "

  • Challenges the long-held assumption that lowering cholesterol is the key to preventing heart disease

  • Explains how eating vitamin B-rich food can control homocysteine levels

  • Lays out a plan with menus for putting more B vitamins in our diet

  • Discusses how food processing and additives compromise our health

  • Explains how costly cholesterol-lowering medicines can actually harm our health

Eat Your Way to a Healthy Heart

Pork Chops with Potatoes and Onions, Veal with Wine and Mushrooms, Guacamole, Omelettes. This is not your typical diet program. Dr. McCully offers real food choices with fresh ingredients available just about everywhere. The focus is on delicious foods that will leave you satisfied. The purpose is to make sure you're getting enough of the vitamins needed to prevent heart disease--B6, B12, and folic acid, as well as essential, phytochemicals, fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential oils. It's easy to follow this plan as it relies on foods you want to eat with little preparation time and tons of variety.

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Forewordp. xv
What is Homocysteine?p. 1
The Case for the Heart Revolution Dietp. 4
How It All Began: The Creation of the Homocysteine Theory of Heart Diseasep. 7
The Heart of the Theoryp. 10
The Cholesterol Mythp. 13
A Numbers Game: Heart Disease on the Declinep. 17
The Evil Twins: Cholesterol and Oxy-Cholesterolp. 20
Proof of the Homocysteine Theoryp. 21
An Action Plan: Prevention and Therapy of Heart Diseasep. 25
Glossary of Termsp. 28
Why the Low-Cholesterol, Low-Fat Diet Isn't Workingp. 31
The Carbohydrate Mythp. 31
Building the Food Pyramidp. 33
Tackling the Food Pyramidp. 35
Heading in the Wrong Direction: The Carbohydrate Catastrophep. 39
Dangers of Processed Foodsp. 41
Good and Bad Fatsp. 44
Moving Onp. 46
Improving the Dietp. 47
Food Processingp. 49
Where Have All the Vitamins Gone? Why We're Deficientp. 49
We're Getting Sick from Our Food: Food Processing and Deficiency Diseasesp. 50
What Happened to the Hunter-Gatherers?p. 52
Flour Power: The Industrial Revolutionp. 53
Going, Going, Gone: How Nutrients Are Lost During Food Processingp. 55
Hitting Home: Effects of Food Processing and Cooking on B6, B12, and Folic Acidp. 58
The Innocent Bystanders: Effects of Food Processing on Other Nutrientsp. 63
Wait, There's More: Loss of Minerals and Fiber Through Food Processingp. 67
Cutting Out the Processed Foodsp. 69
The Heart Revolution Dietp. 71
Getting Fresh: The Importance of Fresh, Whole Foodsp. 72
An Optimal Diet for Healthp. 74
A Balancing Act: Fat, Carbohydrates, and Proteinp. 76
The Bread Basket Syndrome: Eliminating Refined, Processed Carbohydratesp. 78
The Kingdoms: Animal Versus Plant Proteinp. 79
Getting Over Our Fear of Fat: Good and Bad Fatsp. 82
Eat to Live: How to Eat the Heart Revolution Dietp. 90
Serving It Up: Food Preparation and Cooking Methodsp. 92
Junk Food Junkies: Restaurant Food, Fast Food, Snacksp. 95
The Heart Revolution Diet Menu Suggestionsp. 97
Eating the Heart Revolution Dietp. 101
Food Fortification and Supplementsp. 103
Federal Foodies: Who Decides on Fortification Levelsp. 105
The Heart of the Matter: Fortification and Heart Diseasep. 107
When Food Fortification Worksp. 109
Should I or Shouldn't I? Vitamin Supplementsp. 111
Health for Sale: Choosing the Right Supplementp. 113
Suggested Supplements to Control Homocysteinep. 117
Food Additives, Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking, Caffeine, and Hormonesp. 118
What's in Our Food? Food Additives and Preservativesp. 119
Synthetic Foods: Olestra and Transfatsp. 123
Finding Safe Food: Shopping for Foodp. 124
Hello Dolly: Genetic Engineeringp. 126
Altered States: Drugs, Homocysteine, and Heart Diseasep. 127
The Lowdown on Statin: Cholesterol-Lowering Drugsp. 129
"Legal" Drugs: Alcohol, Smoking, and Caffeinep. 131
Circuit Breakers: Hormones and Homocysteinep. 135
Protective Drugsp. 138
Controlling Contaminants: Practical Tipsp. 139
Exercise and Obesityp. 141
Making the Connection: Homocysteine and Exercisep. 143
Why Cavemen Were More Fit Than We Are, and Why That Mattersp. 144
How Much Can We Get Away with Doing, or Not Doingp. 145
Getting to Gop. 148
Movers and Shakers: How to Keep Exercisingp. 150
Strength in Numbers: The Importance of Strength Trainingp. 151
The Skinny on Fat: Why We're Obesep. 153
The Cat in the Hat Is Fat: Childhood and Adolescent Obesityp. 154
Getting Fit and Staying That Wayp. 155
Aging, Antioxidants, and Heart Diseasep. 157
The Free Radical Theory and Thioretinaco Ozonidep. 157
The Scavenger Hunt: Antioxidants and Agingp. 160
Missing Links: Other Antioxidants and Homocysteinep. 163
Precautionary Measures: Avoiding Free Radicalsp. 166
Going the Distance: Diet, Aging, and Longevityp. 168
Upping the Ante: The Effects of Minerals and Phytochemicals on Homocysteinep. 171
Beat the Clock: Living Longer and Healthierp. 175
The Future of the Revolutionp. 177
A New Outlookp. 177
Homocysteine and the Brainp. 179
Vitamin Deficiencies and the Brainp. 180
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndromep. 183
Immunity and Infectionp. 184
Autoimmune Diseasesp. 185
A Call to Actionp. 187
Survival of the Fittest: Evolution and the Heart Revolutionp. 189
The Six-Week Planp. 191
Recipesp. 213
Bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780060929732
ISBN-10: 0060929731
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: December 1999
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 14.1  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.25

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