Dr. Vagnini's Healthy Heart Plan: A Surgeon's Approach to Natural and Allopathic Treatment for Cardiovascular Wellness

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781884820717
  • Publisher: SAFE GOODS/New Century Publishing 2000
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

The Author 3
Foreword 5
Acknowledgments 6
Introduction 7
Prologue 13
Chapter 1 Prevention is Prime 15
Ten Steps to a Healthy Heart
Your Cholesterol Levels
The New Cholesterol Guidelines
Exercise Can Keep You Young
Lifestyle Physical Activity
Need a Daily Reminder?
No Let Up in Stroke Prevention
Prevention Notes: Stroke and Alzheimer's
Chapter 2 Heart Health and Drugs 31
Statins: A Need for Information
Statins Are the New Aspirin
HOPE: From Trials to Clinical Benefits
Good Ol' Reliable Aspirin
Improved Drug Therapy Aids Management of Diabetes
MDs Prescribe Too Few Drugs
Improved Drug Therapy Aids Management of Diabetes
Patients Are Not Taking Their Medicines
Chapter 3 Invasive Solutions 45
Angioplasty Is Here to Stay
Angioplasty in Community Hospitals
In the Cath-Lab with VP Cheney
Stents: The State of the Art
The Technology of Treating Tachycardia
Report Is Positive on Heart Surgery for the Elderly
Better Heart Surgery
Heart Briefs
Chapter 4 Miscellaneous Advice 58
Are You Following Your Doctor's Orders and Taking Your Medications?
Linking Peace of Mind to Good Health
Alcohol and Your Heart
New Classifications of Heart Failure
Heart Attack Diagnosis in the ER
Sex after 60 is Better Than in Middle Age
Lifestyle that Promotes Heart Health Also Assists Male Sexual Function
Sex after a Heart Attack
A Men's Health Brief
Chapter 5 Maria Santoro's Healthy Kitchen 69
Introducing Mary Santoro R.D.
Dieting Techniques
The Daily Practice of Dieting
The Fruits and Vegetables Rule
Shopping Strategies
Eating on the Run
Conquer Dietary Pitfalls
How to Survive the Holidays
How Garlic Lowers Lipids
Getting the Fat Out of Your Diet
Potassium in Your Diet
Put Some Sizzle in Your Life
Spicing Up the Diet
Food Sensitivity
Ever Consider Strength Training
Refining Your Exercise Program
Chapter 6 Nutrients 87
Calcium Builds Strong Bones
Carnitine: Key to Heart Health
Carotenoids Explored
Choline Lowers Cholesterol and More
DHEA: Fountain of Youth?
Folic Acid: Nutrient of the 90s
Ginseng Promotes Vitality
Iron: The Most Common Deficiency
Magnesium's Benefits Abound
Omega-3s Lower Heart Disease Rate
Pantethine Lowers Cholesterol
Phosphatidyl Serine Aids Memory
Selenium Fights Cancer & Heart Disease
St. John's Wort
Vitamin D Deficiency Widespread
Chapter 7 Questions & Answers 105
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and the Advance of Preventive Medicine
An interview with Dr. Frederic J. Vagnini
Chapter 8 Natural Therapies 111
Reduce Cholesterol
Lower Blood Pressure
Alleviate Arrhythmias
Control Diabetes, Glucose, and Insulin
Spur Weight Loss
Chapter 9 Insulin Resistance 125
Understanding Insulin Resistance
Insulin Resistance and Heart Disease
How Insulin Resistance Affects Heart Disease
Diabetes and Heart Disease are Inextricably Linked
Solving the Diet Dilemma
Carbohydrate Addiction: Not Just a Weight Problem
In Dieting, One Diet Does Not Fit All
Finding the Right Insulin Regulating Diet
Changing Concepts of Weight Loss
Obesity Problems Start at an Early Age
Beyond Dieting
Summing Up
Chapter 10 The Diet 150
The Insulin-Regulating Diet
Index 153
Bibliography 158
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2003

    natural approach is better than meds

    I once again read all I can so when I meet with my MD I have as much info as I can. She works with me to help me keep medication to a minimum. Thanks for the information on diet and supplements.

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