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The Road to a Healthy Heart Runs through the Kitchen
     

The Road to a Healthy Heart Runs through the Kitchen

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by Joseph C. Piscatella, Bernie Piscatella
 

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The bible used by heart patients and recommended by thousands of hospitals, The Road to a Healthy Heart is the cardiac patient's step-by-step guide to cooking and eating in the real world. Born out of Joe Piscatella's own experience of coming back from emergency bypass surgery—and his wife's determination to gather the recipes and prepare the foods that

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The bible used by heart patients and recommended by thousands of hospitals, The Road to a Healthy Heart is the cardiac patient's step-by-step guide to cooking and eating in the real world. Born out of Joe Piscatella's own experience of coming back from emergency bypass surgery—and his wife's determination to gather the recipes and prepare the foods that would keep her husband alive—this is a complete 10-years-in-the-making revision of the classic Don't Eat Your Heart Out Cookbook.

With: Silver Dollar Pancakes, Grilled Steak and Onion Salad, Tex-Mex Pizza, Linguine with Clam Sauce, Warm Caramel Pears, and Apple Cranberry Crisp.

The furthest thing from a diet of deprivation, these 300 family-friendly, Mediterranean-style recipes will help you prevent, manage and perhaps even reverse heart disease, lose weight and keep it off, and enjoy the double benefit of good health and good cheer.

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Publishers Weekly
Coronary bypass survivor Piscatella (Don't Eat Your Heart Out Cookbook) champions the benefits of a Mediterranean-style diet for both preventing heart disease and promoting good health in general. The first half of his hefty book surveys all things heart related, with an emphasis on what causes heart problems and how to prevent or reverse them. Though not a physician or a Ph.D., Piscatella presents the material well, using simple graphics to stress key points, such as the fact that a New England Journal of Medicine report suggests that eating only two servings of fish per week may cut the risk of dying from heart attack in half. The latter portion of the book contains practical, family-friendly recipes prepared by Piscatella's wife, Bernie. Easy to follow, and clearly developed with kids in mind (e.g., six kinds of pizza), they include Soba Noodle Salad, Red Snapper with Creamy Parmesan Sauce, and Classic Lasagna with only 346 calories per serving. There's even a Mac and Cheese recipe, which will quell fears that maintaining a healthy heart requires kissing comfort foods good-bye. The Piscatellas not only write well and are passionate about the material, but obviously also love to eat. (Feb.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761135180
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
555,379
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.72(d)

Meet the Author

Author Joseph C. Piscatella has been a keen observer of American eating habits since 1977, when emergency open-heart surgery at the age of 32 forced him to recognize the intimate connection between dietary habits and overall health. His successful recovery and determination to make adjustment in his own lifestyle and diet inspired a new career as an active proponent of healthy lifestyle changes. As president of the Institute for Fitness and Health, Inc. in Tacoma, Washington, he lectures extensively to a variety of clients, including medical organizations, corporations and professional associations, and is a consultant on major wellness projects for Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. Cited in Time for their practicality and effectiveness, his seminars deal with the management of lifestyle habits to increase health, longevity and productivity. Mr. Piscatella is the only non-medical member of the National Institute of Health Cardiac Rehabilitation Expert Panel, which develops clinical practice guidelines for physicians. He is also a member of the Association for Worksite Health Promotion, the American Association of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, and the National Wellness Association.

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