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Conquering Heart Disease: New Ways to Live Well Without Drugs or Surgery Harvey B. Simon

Conquering Heart Disease: New Ways to Live Well Without Drugs or Surgery

Harvey B. Simon

Published October 1st 1995
ISBN : 9780316791724
Paperback
432 pages
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 About the Book 

Heart disease remains Americas leading killer, accounting for 43 percent of all deaths. Despite advances in medical technology, heart disease is most effectively prevented—and even treated—outside a doctors office or hospital. Now, Dr. Harvey B. Simon shows how you can fight heart disease with the most up-to-date scientific information, but without drugs or surgery. Dr. Simons program is unique in going far beyond the familiar big four—low-fat diet, exercise, smoking cessation, and stress reduction. His program advocates nutritional supplements such as antioxidants and soluble fiber, which are often overlooked by physicians despite their demonstrated benefits....Other controversial though scientifically valid recommendations include low-dose alcohol, regular consumption of fish, low-dose aspirin, and avoiding passive smoking. Dr. Simon also takes a clear position on dietary minerals—those to avoid and those to increase. The role of niacin is assessed in light of its potentially serious side effects. And there is even a chapter called Facts or Fads: Other Tips That May Help, which includes the latest word on everything from garlic and onions to vitamin B, antacids, and lecithin. An important chapter on estrogen replacement therapy addresses the specific concerns of women....In addition, the book features self-assessment tests and options for planning customized programs tailored to personal risk factors, needs, and preferences. And, finally, should medical intervention be necessary, Dr. Simon explains the benefits and risks of state-of-the-art medical tests, medications, and other treatments. Because many of Dr. Simons recommendations may strike some asunorthodox, he documents the scientific basis for his program by presenting and explaining in