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Heart Revolution The Extraordinary Discovery That Finally Laid the Cholesterol Myth to Rest

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ISBN-10: 0060929731

ISBN-13: 9780060929732

Edition: 2000

Authors: Martha McCully, Kilmer McCully, B. Carducci, Kilmer Mccully

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Dr McCully explains that homocysteine is really behind the epidemic of heart disease - not clogged arteries. He explains the science behind his theories, then lays out a safe, effective plan that shows readers how to cut their risk of heart attack.
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/2/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Dr. Kilmer McCully was a highly regarded physician at Harvard and the Massachusetts General Hospital until his controversial theories on heart disease cost him his research funding and his job. He continued his work at a VA Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. At long last, his theories are now widely accepted by the medical and scientific community. His coauthor, daughter, Martha McCully, is the beauty director at Allure magazine.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
What is Homocysteine?
The Case for the Heart Revolution Diet
How It All Began: The Creation of the Homocysteine Theory of Heart Disease
The Heart of the Theory
The Cholesterol Myth
A Numbers Game: Heart Disease on the Decline
The Evil Twins: Cholesterol and Oxy-Cholesterol
Proof of the Homocysteine Theory
An Action Plan: Prevention and Therapy of Heart Disease
Glossary of Terms
Why the Low-Cholesterol, Low-Fat Diet Isn't Working
The Carbohydrate Myth
Building the Food Pyramid
Tackling the Food Pyramid
Heading in the Wrong Direction: The Carbohydrate Catastrophe
Dangers of Processed Foods
Good and Bad Fats
Moving On
Improving the Diet
Food Processing
Where Have All the Vitamins Gone? Why We're Deficient
We're Getting Sick from Our Food: Food Processing and Deficiency Diseases
What Happened to the Hunter-Gatherers?
Flour Power: The Industrial Revolution
Going, Going, Gone: How Nutrients Are Lost During Food Processing
Hitting Home: Effects of Food Processing and Cooking on B6, B12, and Folic Acid
The Innocent Bystanders: Effects of Food Processing on Other Nutrients
Wait, There's More: Loss of Minerals and Fiber Through Food Processing
Cutting Out the Processed Foods
The Heart Revolution Diet
Getting Fresh: The Importance of Fresh, Whole Foods
An Optimal Diet for Health
A Balancing Act: Fat, Carbohydrates, and Protein
The Bread Basket Syndrome: Eliminating Refined, Processed Carbohydrates
The Kingdoms: Animal Versus Plant Protein
Getting Over Our Fear of Fat: Good and Bad Fats
Eat to Live: How to Eat the Heart Revolution Diet
Serving It Up: Food Preparation and Cooking Methods
Junk Food Junkies: Restaurant Food, Fast Food, Snacks
The Heart Revolution Diet Menu Suggestions
Eating the Heart Revolution Diet
Food Fortification and Supplements
Federal Foodies: Who Decides on Fortification Levels
The Heart of the Matter: Fortification and Heart Disease
When Food Fortification Works
Should I or Shouldn't I? Vitamin Supplements
Health for Sale: Choosing the Right Supplement
Suggested Supplements to Control Homocysteine
Food Additives, Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking, Caffeine, and Hormones
What's in Our Food? Food Additives and Preservatives
Synthetic Foods: Olestra and Transfats
Finding Safe Food: Shopping for Food
Hello Dolly: Genetic Engineering
Altered States: Drugs, Homocysteine, and Heart Disease
The Lowdown on Statin: Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
"Legal" Drugs: Alcohol, Smoking, and Caffeine
Circuit Breakers: Hormones and Homocysteine
Protective Drugs
Controlling Contaminants: Practical Tips
Exercise and Obesity
Making the Connection: Homocysteine and Exercise
Why Cavemen Were More Fit Than We Are, and Why That Matters
How Much Can We Get Away with Doing, or Not Doing
Getting to Go
Movers and Shakers: How to Keep Exercising
Strength in Numbers: The Importance of Strength Training
The Skinny on Fat: Why We're Obese
The Cat in the Hat Is Fat: Childhood and Adolescent Obesity
Getting Fit and Staying That Way
Aging, Antioxidants, and Heart Disease
The Free Radical Theory and Thioretinaco Ozonide
The Scavenger Hunt: Antioxidants and Aging
Missing Links: Other Antioxidants and Homocysteine
Precautionary Measures: Avoiding Free Radicals
Going the Distance: Diet, Aging, and Longevity
Upping the Ante: The Effects of Minerals and Phytochemicals on Homocysteine
Beat the Clock: Living Longer and Healthier
The Future of the Revolution
A New Outlook
Homocysteine and the Brain
Vitamin Deficiencies and the Brain
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Immunity and Infection
Autoimmune Diseases
A Call to Action
Survival of the Fittest: Evolution and the Heart Revolution
The Six-Week Plan
Recipes
Bibliography
Index