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Smart Woman's Guide to Heart Health

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ISBN-10: 1554551579

ISBN-13: 9781554551576

Edition: 2010

Authors: Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe, Michelle Hancock

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Heart disease is North America's leading killer, affecting one in three people and more women than men. Yet this epidemic is preventable and reversible. Regardless of age, you do not have to be one of the millions of people who suffer in hospitals, fill drug prescriptions and require expensive operations.Heart Smart for Women and the Men They Loveprovides a fast, safe and effective program for heart disease prevention and treatment. Learn about: o Why women are more vulnerable than men o What doctors don't tell you about low thyroid's effects on the heart o How inflammation and mercury toxicity affect heart health o Which foods are super heart-helpers and which to avoid o The latest…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date: 3/31/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Introduction
All About the Heart
Heart and Arteries: Friends for Life
One Powerful Pump
Our Artery Helpers
Clogged Pipes
The Role of Cholesterol
Free Radicals and Antioxidants
When Plaque Ruptures
Other Heart Conditions
Arrhythmias
Valve Disorders
Heart Failure
Heart Disease Risks
Age
Gender
Low Thyroid and Hormones
The Truth about HRT and Heart Disease
Estrogen Does Not Predict Heart Disease Risk
The Coronary Drug Project
The HERS Trial
The PHASE Study
The WHI Study
The PEPI Trial and Bioidentical Progesterone
What is a Woman to Do?
HRT - Calcium and Magnesium
Family History
Smoking
Obesity
Inactivity
The Lowdown on Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure
Good Cholesterol
Triglycerides
Lipoprotein(a) and Apolipoprotein B
Homocysteine: Too Much of a Good Thing
High Iron: Dangerous
Fibrinogen: Blood Clot Indicator
C-reactive Protein: Inflammation Agent
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Systolic vs. Diastolic
Diabetes and Depression: Double Trouble
Steady Sugar Destruction
Not Sweet for the Heart
Sugar Speeds Aging
Lifestyle is the Best Drug
Diabetes Prevention
The Adrenal Connection
Heart Disease Linked to Depression
Women More At Risk
Achy, Breaky Heart
Formulate Your Heart Health Plan
Lifesaving Support
Anger Hurts the Heart
Anxiety - The False Heart Attack
Heart-Smarten Up on Carbs and Fats
What Is a Carbohydrate?
Food Glycemic Index
The Low-Glycemic Solution
Hearts Love Fiber
Fat Phobia
Saturated Fats
The Coconut Truth
The Deadliest Fats
Unsaturated Fats: Not Just Good but Fabulous
Why We Need Essential Fats
Omega-3 Superstars
Mercury Hinders the Heart
Echium: A Premium Heart Oil
Echium Fights Inflammation
Eat the Heart-Healthy Way
Protein Provides Power
The Protein Difference
The Soty Story
Calcium Can Clog Arteries
Eat Like a Mediterranean
Preserve Heart Longevity
Powerful Pomegranate
Dangerously Sugary Drinks
Caffeine in a Cup
The Sodium-Potassium Connection
Pumping Up Potassium
Mighty Magnesium
Multipurpose Heart Mineral
Heart Health Personal Assessment
How Did You Score?
Heart-Healthy Recipes
Getting Started
No Fake Sweeteners
More Heart Health Cooking Tips
Breakfast
Appetizers, Dips, and Snacks
Dressings
Salads
Soupy Stuff
Vegetables
Main Dishes
Condiments
Desserts and Baked Stuff
Spreads Et Egg Replacement
Heart-Healthy Nutrients
Sytrinol Lowers Cholesterol and Triglycerides in 30 Days
Sytrinol Keeps Arteries Clear
Sytrinol Is a Powerful Antioxidant
Sytrinol Improves Your LDL: HDL Ratio
Sytrinol's Five Actions Maintain a Healthy Heart
Pycnogenol Protects the Heart
Pycnogenol Lowers High Blood Pressure
Pycnogenol - Blood Clot Preventer
Pycnogenol Repairs Capillaries
Pycnogenol Prevents Fat Deposition in Artery Walls
Coenzyme Q10 - The Heart Superstar
Statin Drugs Deplete Q10
Statins Increase Breast Cancer Risk
CoQ10 Lowers Blood Pressure
Cardiovascular Benefits of CoQ10
Marvelous Magnesium
Potassium and Sodium Need Magnesium
Magnesium Protects Against Stroke
Magnesium Lowers Bad Cholesterol While Increasing Good
Magnesium Regulates Blood Pressure
Multivitamins and Minerals to the Rescue
Niacin - Proven Cholesterol-busting Vitamin
Non-flushing Niacin for Intermittent Claudication
Non-flushing Niacin Lowers Fibrinogen
Heart Health Nutrient Program
Heart Health Fitness Training
Weights: Invaluable for Heart Health
Equipment
Core Training Tips for Your Program
Program Outline
Warm-up (every day)
Conclusion
How to Tame Stress
Fight or Flight: Our Genetic Legacy
Why We Need to Relax
Anti-stress Strategies
Deep Breathing
Yoga: Ancient Practice Has Heart
Meditate Stress Away
Simple Meditation Exercise
Think Happy, Live with Heart
Healing Heart Visualization
Do You Live with Heart?
Have a Positive Outlook
Laughter: The Best Medicine?
Self-honesty: Emotions and Expression
Final Cardio Sense
A Heart Health Conclusion
References and Resources
Index