Conquering Heart Disease. New Ways To Live Well Without Drugs Or Surgery

Simon Harvey B

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Little Brown And Co
Publisher Place: Boston
Publisher Year: 1994
Edition: First Edition

Description: 412 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: "Heart disease remains Americas leading killer, accounting for 43 percent of all deaths. Despite advances in medical technology, heart disease is most effectively prevented - and even treated - outside a doctors office or hospital. Now, Dr. Harvey B. Simon shows how you can fight heart disease with the most up-to-date scientific information and know-how, but without drugs or surgery." "Dr. Simons program is unique in going far beyond the familiar "big four" - low-fat diet, exercise, smoking cessation, and stress reduction. His program advocates nutritional supplements such as antioxidants and soluble fiber, which are often overlooked by physicians despite their demonstrated benefits, and he explains why recent controversial studies of antioxidants may be misleading." "Other controversial though scientifically valid recommendations include low-dose alcohol, regular consumption of fish, low-dose aspirin, and avoiding passive smoking. Dr. Simon also takes a clear position on dietary minerals - those to avoid (sodium, copper, iron) and those to increase (selenium, chromium, calcium, potassium). The role of niacin is assessed in light of its potentially serious side effects. And there is even a chapter called "Facts or Fads: Other Tips That May Help," which includes the latest word on everything from garlic and onions to vitamin B[subscript 6], antacids, and lecithin. An important chapter on estrogen replacement therapy addresses the specific concerns of women and their particular risk factors. In addition, the book features self-assessment tests and options for planning customized programs tailored to personal risk factors, needs, and preferences. And, finally, should medical intervention be necessary, Dr. Simon explains the benefits and risks of state-of-the-art medical tests, medications, and other treatments." "Because many of Dr. Simons recommendations may strike some as unorthodox, he documents the scientific basis for his program by presenting and explaining in clear language the relevant medical studies. Authoritative, practical, and supportive, Conquering Heart Disease is an empowering way to avoid high-tech medicine and achieve optimum cardiovascular health."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

ISBN: 9780316791571


412 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout.

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