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What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease

This book reveals the truths behind coronary illness.

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What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease is a book written by Dr. Mark Houston that reveals the truth behind coronary illnesses and how you can fight them. Dr. Mark Houston is an associate clinical professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Coronary heart disease has been the number one killer in this country for decades, but this book points out there are actually over 400 risk factors instead of the basic five risk factors that are commonly communicated. The typical risk factors that are often highlighted include obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and smoking. What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease serves as a guide to show you what causes heart disease and how to prevent and treat the effects of it. This book also focuses on some myths of heart disease and offers information on fighting it with nutrition, exercise, supplements and weight management.

You can discover the real reason people have heart attacks, how to eat for optimal heart health, how to fix your cholesterol by going beyond the numbers and several other key components to having the healthiest heart possible.

PRO
  • Gives information on heart health
  • Deals with some common myths surrounding heart disease
  • Written by a medical expert in the coronary field
  • Offers diet and fitness instructions
  • Informs of the many risk factors involved with heart disease
CON
  • None to speak of
DIET and NUTRITION

Nutrition can be a very important component for What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease. The book actually calls out the DASH Diet and the Mediterranean Diets as excellent foundations for heart health although it does state that they are missing the relationship between human health and our heritage. The book includes a recommendation for different combinations of supplements. There are some recipes included in the book that makeover some of the classic dishes you may enjoy. Some of the recipes contained in the book include:

  • Lasagna
  • Salmon Tacos
  • Golden Apple Oatmeal
  • Apple-Hazelnut Salad in a Cup
  • Asian Pear and Jicama Salad
EXERCISE

It is mentioned that certain types of exercise can alter the way genes function and interact with your cells. If you include the right exercise-gene interactions, you can tone down inflammation, reduce oxidation, strengthen your cardiovascular system and turn your body into a fat-burning machine. Some of the benefits of the exercise program featured in What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease include:

  • Improved heart function
  • Reduced total cholesterol
  • Reduced risk of stroke
  • Improved immune function
  • Reduced body weight and body fat

The exercise plan within the book is based on science and will improve your health. This program will allow you to slow the aging process, lower your risk of Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cancer while improving your quality of life. The exercise program is called ABCT which stands for aerobics, build, contour and tone. This program emphasizes interval aerobic and anaerobic resistance movements. The importance of stretching is stressed to help avoid injuries and increase flexibility. Some of the recommendations for the best results with the ABCT exercise program include:

  • Exercise in the morning on an empty stomach
  • Drink six ounces of water mixed with 10 grams of whey protein before exercising
  • Warm up for five minutes with stretching, flexing and extension exercise of the upper and lower body
  • Start the resistance portion of ABCT based on your present exercise level
  • Exercise daily, but it is ok to take a day off each week if necessary
CONCLUSION

Those wanting to know about heart disease, the many risk factors and how to prevent it or reduce some of the risk factors will find What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease to be helpful. This book is packed with helpful information along with a meal plan, exercise guidance and supplement guidance. Following the directions offered in this book can get you on your way to a healthy weight and a healthy heart.

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