Coronary heart disease has long been the number one killer in this country, and for decades, we have been told about five basic risk factors: elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and smoking. But the truth is that heart disease is much more complex-- with close to 400 risk factorsIn this innovative guide, Dr. Mark Houston helps readers discover the causes of heart disease, how to prevent and treat its debilitating effects via nutrition, nutritional supplements, exercise, weight management, and lays to rest to various myths (cholesterol is not the primary cause) based on scientific studies and medical publications. Readers will also learn how to indentify the risk factors most likely to endager them and construct an arsenal of non-pharmacological preventitive strategies that can counteract this most deadly disease.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women worldwide. Yet most people are still unaware that heart disease is not just a man's problem. Carolyn Thomas, a heart attack survivor herself, is on a mission to educate women about their heart health. Based on her popular Heart Sisters blog, which has attracted more than 10 million views from readers in 190 countries, A Woman's Guide to Living with Heart Disease combines personal experience and medical knowledge to help women learn how to understand and manage a catastrophic diagnosis.
In A Woman's Guide to Living with Heart Disease, Thomas explains
- how to recognize the early signs of a heart attack
- why women often delay seeking treatment--and how to overcome that impulse
- the link between pregnancy complications and future heart disease
- why so many women with heart disease are misdiagnosed--and how to help yourself get an accurate diagnosis
- the importance of cardiac rehabilitation in lowering mortality risk
- what to expect during your recovery from a heart attack
- how the surreal process of coping with heart disease may affect your daily life
- methods for treating heart disease-related depression without drugs
Equal parts memoir about a misdiagnosed heart attack, guide to the predictable stages of heart disease--from grief to resilience--and patient-friendly translation of important science-based findings on women's unique heart issues, this book is an essential read. Whether you're a freshly diagnosed patient, a woman who's been living with heart disease for years, or a practitioner who cares about women's health, A Woman's Guide to Living with Heart Disease will help you feel less alone and advocate for better health care.
From the authors of The Harvard Guide to Women's Health
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in this country. Every year half a million American women die of heart problems--and another 2.5 million are hospitalized for heart disease. This book brings the risks and realities of cardiovascular disease for women into clear focus. Where previous books have concentrated on men, The Women's Concise Guide to a Healthier Heart recognizes and clarifies the significant differences between men and women in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions.
The book lays out in plain English all that we currently know about preventing, recognizing, and living with a heart problem. Does an aspirin a day prevent heart disease in women? Does moderate alcohol consumption help or hurt? What about weight gain in middle age? Estrogen replacement therapy? These are the kinds of everyday, life-and-death questions that are addressed specifically for women in this concise guide. It considers questions of cholesterol and diabetes, stress and depression, diet and smoking. It explores diagnostic procedures and surgeries and explains their differing reliability and benefits for women and men.
Helpfully illustrated and easy to use, clear and comprehensive on every heart problem and related symptom and behavior, this book is the best resource for any woman wishing to understand the health and workings of her heart.
In Your Whole Heart Solution, America's Holistic Heart Doc Joel K. Kahn, MD, reveals more than 75 simple, low-cost things you can do right away--from drinking your veggies to opening your windows to walking barefoot--to make yourself heart attack proof.Cardiovascular disease (CV) is the number one killer in the Western world. But it doesn't need to be. The truth is that more than 75 percent of cases of heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular disease events are preventable. In Your Whole Heart Solution, America's Holistic Heart Doc Joel K. Kahn, MD, reveals more than 75 simple, low-cost things you can do right away--from drinking your veggies to opening your windows to walking barefoot--to make yourself heart attack proof. Here's what leading physicians and other experts have to say about The Whole Heart Solution:
"If you want to raise your heart energy, keep your heart arteries clean, and identify the root causes of heart disease to avoid stents and bypass surgery, Dr. Kahn has your prescriptions ready to use. This is a unique manual of caring for your heart by taking out the bad stuff and putting in the good stuff. A must-read." --Mark Hyman, MD, New York Times bestselling author of UltraMetabolism, Blood Sugar Solution and others "Coronary artery disease and heart attacks are avoidable through superior nutrition. Dr. Kahn can lead the way to change the face of cardiology in America." --Joel Fuhrman, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live, The End of Diabetes and others, Board Certified Family physician, Research Director of the Nutritional Research Foundation
"This is an important book that everyone needs to read. Dr. Kahn is an expert at translating complex information into easy-to-understand, usable techniques to have a better heart and brain." --Daniel G. Amen, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life and others "Heart disease is mostly preventable, and if we all took a page from Dr. Joel Kahn, America would be a whole lot healthier and happier." --Jason Wachob, founder and CEO, MindBodyGreen.com "Dr. Joel Kahn has a national reputation as one of the top cardiologists in the US. His book] will be a tremendous asset to patients, their families and physicians." --Mark Houston, MD, MS, Director, Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology of Nashville, TN, and author of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Heart Disease "The heart can be strengthened in so many ways without surgery. Doctors need to be champions of real health, food-based health, fitness-based health. I know champions and Dr. Kahn is a champion." --John Salley, four-time NBA champion "Dr. Joel Kahn is a...leader in the cardiology world in recognizing the importance of food and lifestyle for heart conditions. His book will be a winner for all involved." --Neal D. Barnard, MD, Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and bestselling author of Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes
"The Whole Heart Solution by Dr. Joel Kahn is an enlightened comprehensive examination by a dedicated physician as well as a treasure chest of opportunities to enhance a full and healthy life." --Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease