In this lively and informative exploration of all aspects of the heart, Johannes Hinrich von Borstel offers a perfect mix of medical fact and amusing anecdote. A doctor, prospective cardiologist, and former paramedic--as well as a successful science-slammer--von Borstel relates his own experiences to provide a personal insight into the human side of heart medicine, while clearly explaining the science behind cardiac disease and healthcare for the heart. His many tips on how to give your ticker the best chance of enduring for as long as possible include one that will certainly be close to many people's hearts: have more sex Oh, and eat more vegetables.
Heart disease remains the number one killer of women, outpacing breast cancer, diabetes, and stroke, with one in four women receiving a diagnosis in her lifetime. And the problem is only getting worse.
Dr. Mark Menolascino has been on the front lines of cardiac research for most of his life, running a highly successful clinic where he takes a holistic, personalized approach to reversing disease and jump-starting health. Most of his patients are women struggling with symptoms and illnesses that stem from the most important, life-giving organ in the body: the heart. In Heart Solution for Women, Dr. Menolascino explores the many ways our hearts are the pathway to overall health. While the classic risk factors for heart disease--obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stress, and poor diet--are critical components, symptoms of the disease manifest differently in women's bodies and can go misdiagnosed for years. They include depression, anxiety and panic attacks, poor sleep, and widespread pain, and can be masked during pregnancy, post-pregnancy, and menopause only to appear with great force later in life.
Featuring the latest research on gut, brain, and hormone health and including answers to the most common heart-health misunderstandings, Heart Solution for Women finally gives women the tools to succeed, feel great in their bodies, and add years to their lives.
Every day, 2,600 Americans die of cardiovascular disease--and despite remarkable interventional and surgical procedures, over 650,000 new heart attacks occur annually.In The Heart Speaks, Dr. Mimi Guarneri reveals groundbreaking new research that the heart is a multilayered, complex organ, possessing intelligence, memory, and decision-making abilities independent from the mind--and that healing the heart can have more to do with healing the mind and soul than we ever knew. From childhood in a family riddled with heart disease to a medical career facing the pounding heartbeats of cardiac emergencies, Dr. Guarneri draws us into the intimate moments of life and death, and leads us on a riveting exploration of the heart's many mysteries. Through her compelling memoir we see that it is only by knowing the whole heart--its mental, emotional, spiritual, and universal aspects--that we can truly heal.
The fun and easy way to take charge of hypertension and add years to your life
Are you battling high blood pressure? This updated guide explains all the latest breakthroughs in the detection, treatment, and prevention of high blood pressure, helping you determine whether you're at risk and develop a diet and exercise program to keep your blood pressure at healthy levels. You'll also find new information on protecting your heart, kidneys, and brain and dealing with secondary high blood pressure.
- Measure your blood pressure properly
Develop a successful treatment plan
Improve your lifestyle habits
Evaluate new drug therapies
Find resources and outside support
- Proves that the majority of cases of stroke, heart attack, and hypertension can easily be prevented by maintaining the proper ratio of potassium to sodium in the diet.- Updated with scientific evidence from a recent Finnish study showing a 60 percent decline in deaths attributed to strokes and heart attacks. - Provides a comprehensive program for balancing body chemistry at the cellular level. High blood pressure is entirely preventable, without reliance on synthetic drugs. Dr. Moore's approach is simple: by maintaining the proper ratio of potassium to sodium in the diet, blood pressure can be regulated at the cellular level, preventing the development of hypertension and the high incidence of strokes and heart attacks associated with it. Dr. Moore updates this edition with a new preface reporting on the latest scientific research in support of his program. The most striking results come from Finland, where for several decades sodium chloride has been replaced nationwide with a commercial sodium/potassium mixture, resulting in a 60 percent decline nationwide in deaths attributed to strokes and heart attacks. Extrapolated to America, the Finnish statistics would mean 360,000 strokes prevented and 96,000 lives saved every year. Dr. Moore makes it clear that high blood pressure is only one symptom of an entire systemic imbalance. He outlines a safe, effective program that focuses on nutrition, weight loss, and exercise to bring the entire body chemistry into balance. For those currently taking blood pressure medications, he includes a chapter on working with your physician to ensure that any reduction in hypertension drugs can be effected gradually and safely.
Thomas Cowan was a 20-year-old Duke grad--bright, skeptical, and already disillusioned with industrial capitalism--when he joined the Peace Corps in the mid-1970s for a two-year tour in Swaziland. There, he encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner and Weston A. Price--two men whose ideas would fascinate and challenge him for decades to come.
Both drawn to the art of healing and repelled by the way medicine was--and continues to be--practiced in the United States, Cowan returned from Swaziland, went to medical school, and established a practice in New Hampshire and, later, San Francisco. For years, as he raised his three children, suffered the setback of divorce, and struggled with a heart condition, he remained intrigued by the work of Price and Steiner and, in particular, with Steiner's provocative claim that the heart is not a pump. Determined to practice medicine in a way that promoted healing rather than compounded ailments, Cowan dedicated himself to understanding whether Steiner's claim could possibly be true. And if Steiner was correct, what, then, is the heart? What is its true role in the human body?
In this deeply personal, rigorous, and riveting account, Dr. Cowan offers up a daring claim: Not only was Steiner correct that the heart is not a pump, but our understanding of heart disease--with its origins in the blood vessels--is completely wrong. And this gross misunderstanding, with its attendant medications and risky surgeries, is the reason heart disease remains the most common cause of death worldwide.
In Human Heart, Cosmic Heart, Dr. Thomas Cowan presents a new way of understanding the body's most central organ. He offers a new look at what it means to be human and how we can best care for ourselves--and one another.
Healing foods--your guide for treating PCOS.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) poses unique challenges to your body. And because PCOS often includes insulin resistance, changes in diet and lifestyle are necessary. Help is here. The Insulin Resistance Diet for PCOS is the first meal plan and cookbook to address these needs directly and compassionately--offering a proven pathway to regain control of your life.
With the understanding that "you are not alone," The Insulin Resistance Diet for PCOS provides direct steps to counter PCOS issues, including mini-goals, day-by-day meal plans, and tasty recipes with strategic nutritional profiles.
The Insulin Resistance Diet for PCOS includes:
- Easy meal plans for the insulin resistance diet--Recipes are tailored to meet the additional needs caused by PCOS by helping boost fertility, lowering calorie intake, and fighting inflammation.
- Uniquely satisfying foods--This insulin resistance diet is designed to be fulfilling and reduce your cravings. It includes PCOS-specific food lists, shopping guides, and cooking essentials.
- "Intuitive eating" and other practical advice--Learn a variety of diet, exercise, and lifestyle guidelines that can dramatically improve your symptoms and quality of life.
Reclaim your health and rejoin your life. The Insulin Resistance Diet for PCOS puts you on the road to positive change.
Remarkably moving and uplifting, Journey of the Heart is not only a primer on how people can mentally and emotionally prepare themselves for a life-saving, risky medical procedure, but a blueprint for all generations on navigating uncertainty, triumphing against odds, chasing and finding love and living life to its fullest with the backdrop of all that is Hollywood.
At age 62, tv producer, writer and brother of show business icon Billy Crystal experiences chest pain while playing golf and learns he needs an aortal valve replacement. Without the highly innovative and challenging surgery, he would die. Facing his own mortality, Richard successfully undergoes the surgery. During his days and nights of recovery in the hospital, he revisits his past and a flood of memories rush in, allowing him to rediscover the dramatic events that shaped his life. He uses his life-affirming memories to accelerate the healing process.
- Dr. Michael James to Michael Ranville
A generation ago, heart patients rarely defied the statistical category that dictated a sedentary existence and an abbreviated life. But one patient didn't die. He continued to live, refused to take up membership in that statistical category.
Under the 30-year care of Dr. Michael James and a forward-leaning cardiac community, Mike Ranville and a host of other determined heart patients created a new statistical category. A robust re-entry into life after heart disease is but one of many compelling topics examined by the insightful doctor-patient team in Life to the Years.
Life to the Years is the story of a tenacious and resourceful cardiologist and his resolute patient. It is a lively, anecdote-laden account of seizing control of life after heart disease - long the nation's number one killer. The authors illustrate the development of life-saving technology with fascinating stories that underscore the human element that still drives medicine.
Life to the Years does not shy from the controversial, from the uncomfortable. A confrontation with mortality is the inevitable companion of heart disease. For the authors, the significance of dignity when faced with death - for both family and patient - is far from a theoretical discussion.
Eat your way to lower blood pressure.
There are ways to help treat high blood pressure that don't require medications with unpleasant side effects. Lower Your Blood Pressure provides you with the guidance you need to manage your hypertension with the foods you eat. It's also filled with heart-healthy advice and delicious DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet recipes.
The DASH diet focuses on improving your blood pressure using foods that are low in sodium and high in magnesium and potassium. New to DASH? Lower Your Blood Pressure makes things easy with a three-week meal plan-complete with shopping lists-designed to get you started on the right (and yummy) path.
Lower Your Blood Pressure includes:
- 21-day meal plan-Jump right into healthy eating with a simple and straightforward meal plan that helps you adjust to the DASH diet in just three weeks.
- 75+ quick and easy recipes-From Stuffed Breakfast Peppers to Pecan-Crusted Catfish, start deciding your own meals using these healthy and mouthwatering options.
- Hypertension explained-Learn all about how to manage your blood pressure naturally, including dietary goals, de-stressing tips, exercise advice, and more.
Take the pressure off with this complete dietary guide to lowering your blood pressure.