If You Can't - Won't Stop Smoking: How to Reduce the Ill Effects of Tobacco

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For the millions of Americans who either won't or simply can't stop smoking, Dr. James Scala has good news - you can combat the ill effects of smoking! An expert on diets for better health and better living, Scala offers hope to those who smoke or live with someone who does. By providing accessible information on dietary and exercise practices, Dr. Scala explains in detail how to build a body reservoir of antioxidants to counter the chemicals in smoke that initiate major smoking-related diseases. He introduces ...
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Overview

For the millions of Americans who either won't or simply can't stop smoking, Dr. James Scala has good news - you can combat the ill effects of smoking! An expert on diets for better health and better living, Scala offers hope to those who smoke or live with someone who does. By providing accessible information on dietary and exercise practices, Dr. Scala explains in detail how to build a body reservoir of antioxidants to counter the chemicals in smoke that initiate major smoking-related diseases. He introduces his Smoker's Longevity Diet, a functional, easy-to-use plan designed to help smokers live longer and better lives, with tips on reducing wrinkles and poor skin tone caused by smoking. Also addressed are the special concerns of women smokers, through diet tips for preventing osteoporosis, lowering the risks of breast cancer, and having healthier babies. For "secondhand smokers" - those who live with smokers - this useful book provides dietary supplement and exercise measures to reduce the health risks they face. With its positive approach and straightforward advice, this book is a must for all smokers and those who love them.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312081416
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/5/1992
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 224

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
1 Reducing Risks 1
2 Blocking Toxins from Smoke 11
3 Antioxidants in Food and Food Supplements 25
4 The B-Team 41
5 Dietary Fiber Needs of Smokers 50
6 Stroke and Heart Attack 60
7 High Blood Pressure 69
8 Controlling Cholesterol and Heart Disease 83
9 Building Strong Bones 96
10 Pregnancy 105
11 Infants and Children: Not for Parents Only 119
12 Exercise for Smokers 123
13 Skin: Its Nature and Color 143
14 Skin Wrinkles and Poor Gums 152
15 Smoker's Skin and Emphysema 158
16 Why Do People Smoke? 161
17 Smoker's Longevity Diet 168
18 Sample Menus for the Smoker's Longevity Diet 181
Epilogue 193
Additional Readings and Sources 195
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