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The great American heart hoax : lifesaving advice your doctor should tell you about heart disease prevention (but probably never will)

Author: Michael D Ozner
Publisher: Dallas, Tex. : BenBella Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that only a minority of patients benefit from heart surgery and offers a ten-step program to improve heart health and decrease the risk of heart disease.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Ozner
ISBN: 9781933771540 1933771542
OCLC Number: 228365491
Description: xv, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The problem --
The heart surgery hoax --
Heart disease--it's not worth dying for! --
Understanding heart surgery --
Why bypass surgery and angioplasty seldom work and why we keep doing them anyway --
Pharmaceutical follies --
The radiation ruse --
The solution --
The Ozner 10-step prevention program --
Step 1: follow a Mediterranean diet --
Step 2: exercise regularly --
Step 3: manage your stress --
Step 4: take command of your blood pressure --
Step 5: control your cholesterol --
Step 6: avoid chronic inflammation --
Step 7: reduce free radicals and oxidative stress --
Step 8: prevent metabolic syndrome and diabetes --
Step 9: have an annual physical exam with comprehensive lab --
Step 10: avoid unnecessary diagnostic tests and procedures --
Putting it all together --
Appendix A: national cholesterol guidelines and coronary heart disease risk assessment --
Appendix B: cellular respiration and free radical production.
Responsibility: Michael Ozner.

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Illustrating the disturbing realities about the heart industry and how undependable bypass surgery can be, this survey argues the alternative--how the majority of people can employ much simpler  Read more...

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"Inside information you need to become a more responsible, more informed partner in your own care." --Philip Smith, editor in chief, "Life Extension"

 
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