|Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late
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While most books focus solely on the role of cholesterol in heart disease, Reverse Heart Disease Now draws on new research that points to the surprising other causes. Two leading cardiologists draw on their collective fifty years of clinical cardiology research to show you how to combine the benefits of modern medicine, over-the-counter vitamins and supplements, and simple lifestyle changes to have a healthy heart.
- Cardiac Health
This is an excellent book for anyone interested in Cardiac health.
Although I am a registered nurse and have a genuine interest as I have a heart condition, I think that anyone would find this book helpful.
The explanations are easy to understand and the advice is excellent. I have already been following much of what has been suggested but there were other areas that I didn't know about that were very helpful. My cardiologist advised me to read this as I don't want to use conventional medicine unless absolutely necessary, due to the side effects. I am really please with the results since I have followed this regime and so is my cardiologist. The heart is a muscle whose cells need feeding - if not we have inflamation leading to heart attacks and strokes etc
I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in living a healthier life. ...more info
- It really works!
Having been on his program for 3 months I have normal numbers! I had been told that there was nothing more that they could do. I had 4 heart attacks with bypass surgery and stents put in to save my life. I went from an A1C of 12 down to 7.1 in three months with strick diet and many many supplements but it's working.I had been taking every diabetic pill and insulin known to man to no avail. My heart related tests are normal after being over by hundreds. They gave great advise you have to be in charge of your own health what works and doesn't. I am thankful and highly recommend the book....more info
- Must Read
Everyone should read this book. It contains valuable information whether you have heart disease or just want to try and prevent it....more info
- A patient's review
THIS BOOK SHOULD BE REQUIRED READING FOR EVERY PRACTICING CARDIOLOGIST IN THE AMA. IT JUST MIGHT EXTEND THE HEALTHFUL LIVES OF A FEW MILLION PEOPLE....more info
- Excellent and in-depth for those with CVD
I highly recommend this book for anyone with CVD at any stage as well as for those who wish to avoid developing it. It is very strong on explaining the mechanisms of heart disease as we now understand them and recommending a good diet plan (in a nutshell, low-glycemic, low or no saturated fat, strong on veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds and good fats). It is also fantastic for recommending all the tests (including currently known genetic testing) that can help you pinpoint the mechanisms that are specifically causing you trouble and the supplements (and medications, when needed) that will help you for those specific issues. The authors are two cardiologists who had done more than their share of cardiac "procedures" before realizing they were just seeing the same folks over and over and weren't curing anyone. They are knowledgeable and clear. You can't go wrong with this book.
- Optimistic assessment for heart patients, but some info overload too.
In the final chapter of the book, the authors set out what they call the "four pillars of healing." These are:
1. A healthy diet to help you achieve a healthy body weight.
2. Appropriate over-the-counter supplements and prescription medications for your condition.
4. Use of mind/body techniques to control unhealthy moods, attitudes, and behaviors.
The main text of the book, however, does not give equal emphasis to these four "pillars." The authors use 2 chapters and 71 pages to discuss over-the-counter supplements. They discuss prescription medications in one 17 page chapter. They discuss diet in an 11 page chapter. They discuss exercise in one short 5 page chapter. They discuss stress management in one 10 page chapter. Supplements get much more coverage than all other treatments combined. The authors acknowledge that heart disease (plaque build up in your arteries) is a lifestyle disease (p.217). They recommend lifestyle changes, but the overwhelming impression you get from the book is that over-the-counter supplements are the most essential treatment for heart disease/plaque build up in your arteries.
The authors are so enamoured with supplements, that they give you a full regimen with estimated costs. They estimate the cost to follow their supplement recommendations at from $100 to $500 a month. You will take a handful of pills daily if you follow their supplement recommendations. For many, this prospect may be just as unappealing as taking a handful of prescription medications.
One major weakness in the book is that the authors don't provide any footnote references in their text. They provide an extensive list of books and articles at the end of the book, but there is no realistic way to see whether these actually support the many claims of the authors throughout the book.
The authors also describe a surprising number of obscure techniques for testing for heart disease - many of which your doctor will never have heard of and won't know how to interpret. Given the pervasiveness of heart disease in our society, we don't need more sophisticated testing techniques. Just assume that you need to act to prevent or treat it. The most effective techniques for preventing and treating heart disease are lifestyle changes that we should all adopt anyway.
The authors claim to practice integrative medicine. I was still surprised to see that they have a 9-page chapter in which they support the use of intravenous and oral chelation therapy. And yet they also at times recommend bypass surgery and angioplasty. I was not surprised that neither surgery nor chelation made it onto their "four pillars" list. Yet, for these authors, integrative medicine seems to mean that "anything goes."
Throughout the book the authors rely heavily on their own clinical experience in treating heart patients. They discuss success stories with patients who had even very severe problems. The authors are refreshingly optimistic that even severely afflicted heart patients can achieve symptom relief and a fairly normal life. That is certainly one of the valuable messages of this book.
This book provides a lot of interesting information about a whole lot of methods for diagnosing and treating heart disease. Notwithstanding the usefulness of the "four pillars," the book is weak in describing a plan of action for you. Too much emphasis is placed on over-the-counter supplements. We know heart disease is treatable, but there is no magic bullet treatment. Give yourself the best chance by also incorporating ALL of the other "pillars" into your prevention or treatment program. ...more info
- This book lets YOU take control of your health!
Dr. Sinatra's book endorses traditional medicine's solutions to heart disease -- as a last resort! He believes there are many changes in diet and supplements that may help you avoid/postpone heart surgery. And he backs up his findings with research. Finally, a intelligent approach that lets the patient decide what's right for them.
- Reverse heart disease now
this was a decent book with a lot of good usuable information. It is a Must Read for anyone over 45 who has a poor diet and is over weight. It is written by medical doctors who are interested in healing the body-not just treating the symtoms. there are also many suppliments that they recommend that are available in most stores (unlike Kevin Trudeau who recommends product not even available in the U.S.)!! It was well worth the money and I strongly recommend it to any one who is concerned about heart disease....more info
- Heart disease will be reversed.
I have been reading a lot of books on medical matters. The titles in general are always very promising but the content deceives from time to time. Not this time. This book is a must read for everybody, CVA-diseased people but even more for healthy people. I should recommend it also to every doctor. Not only in the States but certainly in Europe where medicine is based on treating the symptoms. That's old stuff. Prevention is what the population needs and that's what this book is all about.
A very sincere congratulation for the authors of this fantastic work....more info
- Up to date and useful
This accurate and up-to-date book presents useful information on heart disease in easy to understand language....more info
- CVD - There's more to the Story - There is hope.
I've had a heart attack. I want to take personal responsibility for my health and do all I can to prevent my experience from reoccurring. As I began recovery and started researching the why's of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), I found there was more I needed to know. Dr. Sinatra's book helped me understand how my body works and what I and my doctor can do to promote healing and restore my health. Dr. Sinatra's book is well written and chocked-full up-to-date information that the reader can use. The resources contained in this book are invaluable. There is hope. GW...more info
- New Insight on Vascular problems
I have found this book to be both state-of-the-art, and practical with their excellent results which are backed up by their work in cardiac care practices. They give answers that go well beyond the old "high cholesterol is the problem" thinking that has characterized the field for so long. A breath of new air and thinking. This brings new hope to an often gloomy prognosis for arterial obstruction....more info
- Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late
A must read for anyone who has or is at risk for Heart Disease.
The information is far superior to any I received from my cardiologist and
accomplished results without hazardous to your health prescription drugs....more info
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An excellent book if you are interested in being proactive about heart health. Plenty of information regarding the use of supplements for heart disease. Definitely worth the read....more info
- Reverse.... or Possibly "Prevent" Heart Disease
When Dr. Oz, a frequent guest on Oprah, describes this book as "a comprehensive and accessible guide to stop the rusting of our arteries so we can live longer and better" one needs to take a second look. Whether you have heart disease or you are trying to prevent it, Reverse Heart Disease Now offers useful and practical tips.
One of my favorite lines in the book tells about how patients always tend to listen AFTER their heart attack! Another point made is how blood donation can help the donor. Who knew? The doctors talk about the benefits of CoQ10, Magnesium, D-Ribose and L-Carnitine as well as the PAM Diet which is the best of Pan Asian and Mediterranean food.
- Great Heart and Supplement Book
Nice book especially the supplements section, such as vitamins, enzymes, etc...that is if you don't mind taking supplements instead of or in addition to standard medications....more info
- This book can save your life!
Dr. Sinatra has done an excellent job with this book providing valuable insight into the causes of cardiovascular diseases and includes specific information on what you can do to save your own life. I have several years experience with cardiology and this book provides more insight and help than all the textbooks combined. If you have a question about specific supplements, foods, exercise or medicines and how to prevent, stop and even reverse cardiovascular disease, this book is for you....more info
- A lot of information in an easy to read format
I was recently diagnosed at the age of 41 with congestive heart failure. It came on fast, and I was not prepared for it. I have been researching on the internet the procedures, drugs, and supplements that might be effective in treating my condition, but the information is all over the place and difficult to bring together. In "Reverse Heart Disease Now", there is a lot of information on suppplements as well as conventional therapy, with excellent suggestions on dosages and what benefits might be expected. I read the book all of the way through and gained a better understanding of my own condition. In these days of fast and prepared food, stress, polution, etc. having this knowledge is a must even if there are no symptoms. I wish that I had come across this book 5 years earlier!...more info
- Whether you are a patient, family member or Doctor, you NEED to read this book!
If you or your spouse have heart disease, or a genetic predisposition to it, or you want to discuss your options rationally with your MD or cardiologist, this is a SUPERB book, a MUST READ. Dr Sinatra provides the technical research backup that a doctor or cardiologist would want, as well as explaining in easy to read, layman's terms: how the cardiovascular system functions, how the common heart drugs work (or fail to work), and how vitamins, minerals and supplements can not only help but also save lives.
M Jewel (author of "Major Steps to Health and Wellness") ...more info
- Up to date and informative
For those of us who wish to be proactive in making decisions that directly impact our health and lives, Reverse Heart Disease Now by Dr. Stephen Sinatra and James Roberts contains the up-to-date scientifically supportable information we need. Every heart patient can benefit from the information provided in this book. After reading the book, I feel like I can discuss my condition and treatment with my doctor in confidence. With the veil of ignorance lifted, I can make better decisions about my health, my doctors and my treatments. Thank you Doctors Sinatra and Roberts....more info
- Best New Book on Heart Disease
It's too bad this book won't be read by every primary care physician and every cardiologist and every patient with heart disease, but it should be. The collaboration of two leading edge cardiologists has resulted in a book full of the latest approaches to managing plaques and heart disease. This book moves beyond Dr. Sinatra's first classic, The Sinatra Solution, and focuses on the problem of plaque build-up in your arteries. The latest theory of inflammation as the cause of hardening of the arteries, as well as many other chronic illnesses is addressed here with dietary changes, supplements, and medications. For example, when to use statins alongside the natural supplements for reducing cholesterol and other risk factors for plaque formation is clearly discussed. It's wonderful to read what these two doctors do for their patients outside the box set by the FDA in defining the indications for prescription medications. From my own experience their approaches do work for many people. I will be recommending this book to many patients and featuring it on my website.
Bob Sager, MD, DABFM...more info
- Quick study
The book provided a great deal of self-help information regarding vitamin supplements to improve heart problems, but also is good information for general health. What I really like is that it's layed out in a manner that makes it easy to use as a reference document in the future when I need to review or look up information regarding a specific supplement or heart related ailment. If you are dealing with heart issues or with someone who has heart problems, this is a must have book....more info
- Hope & Information Galore
Written by two cardiologists.By far the most informative book I've read so far on heart disease. It's an easy read, yet chucked full of information you need & must know. Unfortuneately when we see a doctor or cardiologist they focus solely on the symptom, they have little or no time to devote to prevention nor a cure. You'll be happy to know...as the book states you CAN stop deadly cardiovascular plaque before it's too late. ...more info
This book is wonderful! I have learned so much. A must read for anyone with Cardio-Vascular Disease....more info
- A great primer for Docs & patients alike, saved my life!
I have been reading alternative & conventional texts for years and what I found is that when I had lots of health problems the conventional medicine only works to get you out of immediate danger but does not address underlying problems or corrections, and treats symptoms only.
After turning 50 I decided I needed to read this book and found it to be a wealth of information. Thanks to this book I went out and found an "intergrative" doctor who did these extra tests and found my LPa's were >300, Normal is below 30 (even though other cholesterol numbers were good). This means I'm a walking time bomb for blood clots to brain or heart. By using L-lysine, curcumin and natkonise my numbers are 45 after 2 months. Conventional doctors don't do these extra tests because there are no drugs to fix LPa's. By reading this book, going to find an intergrative doctor, (one trained as MD & then gets extra training in alternative medicine)I believe I will live longer,(survival rates are low for blood clots to brain or heart). My new doctor has also helped me with numerous other ailments an I feel better than I did 10 years ago.
Thank you Dr. Sinatra. If I had not read your book I would never have known about the LPa's. You saved my life!...more info
- It worked for me
I'm 46 years old, I'm 35 pounds over weight, rarely excercise and don't drink & don't smoke. However, I like cheesy, fatty, & fried foods. I'm a pretty typical middle aged American man. That being said, my wife is constantly on me about my health. She is in great shape, excercises & eats right. I didn't tell her, but I started having tightness in my chest. So, I bought a couple books. This one made the most sense. I've read it twice and I learn a little more each time.
Other reviewers complained that the vitamin program was too extensive. However, from the information, I put together a simple version of the vitamin plan that I felt was appropriate for me. The tightness in my chest is gone, my blood pressure is down, and I feel good enough that I've now been able to work on my lifestyle.
A little more activity each week, fewer fatty foods, and more vegetables. Feeling good from the vitamin supplement program first, gave me the motivation to work on my other problem habits. Not a drastic change, but steps in the right direction. I've now lost 14 pounds & feeling better every day. I keep up the supplement program because if I'm off for more than 4 days, I start to feel it in my chest.
I highly recommend this book. In fact I've bought 3 more & given them to friends and family that I knew could benefit. It worked for me....more info
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