Heart Fitness for Life: The Essential Guide for Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease

Paperback | March 15, 1999

byMary P. McGowan, Jo Mcgowan Chopra

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In this groundbreaking volume, Dr. Mary McGowan draws on her years of clinical experience in working with real patients to create a proven, livable program for preventing and reversing cardiac disease. Heart Fitness for Life offers a comprehensive and down-to-earth life plan that includes:* A 20 percent fat diet--which gets results because it is strict enough to make a difference but lenient enough for real people to stick with it* A selection of delicious and easy low-fat recipes developed by a professional chef--including pizzas, pasta, and desserts* A detailed investigation into the genetic basis of high blood cholesterol--and what to do about it* A non-judgmental and supportive approach to cholesterol and blood pressure medications that explains when taking medication is appropriate and even necessary* An energizing section on making exercise an exciting and fulfilling part of one's life, developed in tandem with an exercise physiologist* A concrete plan for giving up smoking--that really works!* An analysis of the connection between stress and heart disease, with tested stress-reduction techniques developed by a psychiatristAnd, at the core of Heart Fitness for Life are the stories of nine patients, ordinary men and women, who took on the challenge of fighting heart disease with Dr. McGowan's program--and who have won extraordinary victories.

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If you’re concerned about preventing or reversing heart disease, you need to take a look at this book. Heart Fitness for Life includes a diet that’s easy to follow, recipes developed by a professional chef, advice on medication and an investigation into the genetic factor in high blood cholesterol. Also, a section devoted to exercise a...

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In this groundbreaking volume, Dr. Mary McGowan draws on her years of clinical experience in working with real patients to create a proven, livable program for preventing and reversing cardiac disease. Heart Fitness for Life offers a comprehensive and down-to-earth life plan that includes:* A 20 percent fat diet--which gets results bec...

Mary McGowan, M.D., trained in internal medicine at the niversity of Massachusetts Medical Center and in cholesterol metabolism at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is the Director of the Cholesterol Management Center at the New England Heart Institute in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 5.31 × 7.91 × 0.71 inPublished:March 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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If you’re concerned about preventing or reversing heart disease, you need to take a look at this book. Heart Fitness for Life includes a diet that’s easy to follow, recipes developed by a professional chef, advice on medication and an investigation into the genetic factor in high blood cholesterol. Also, a section devoted to exercise and living actively suggests ways to make it a fulfilling part of your life. And a solid plan to help you stop smoking makes sure your lifestyle is heart-smart.

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"Although well-grounded in conventional medicine, McGowan takes the holistic approach. She assesses how heart disease affects a person's life while explaining how to adopt a diet, exercise, and smoking-cessation program, if necessary."--Elizabeth Hiser, Eating Well