The McDougall Program for a Healthy Heart: A Life-Saving Approach to Preventing and Treating Heart Disease

The McDougall Program for a Healthy Heart: A Life-Saving Approach to Preventing and Treating Heart Disease

by John A. McDougall, Mary A. McDougall
     
 

This pioneering book by Dr. John A. McDougall, founder of the nationally renowned McDougall Program, addresses ways to combat the number one killer of Americans today - heart disease. At St. Helena Hospital in the Napa Valley of California, Dr. McDougall teaches cardiac patients a revolutionary new way of living that frees them from fear of future heart attacks and… See more details below

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This pioneering book by Dr. John A. McDougall, founder of the nationally renowned McDougall Program, addresses ways to combat the number one killer of Americans today - heart disease. At St. Helena Hospital in the Napa Valley of California, Dr. McDougall teaches cardiac patients a revolutionary new way of living that frees them from fear of future heart attacks and allows them to lead healthy lives. Now he offers readers the same breakthrough advice that thousands of people have learned through his clinical practice. Combining step-by-step diet, exercise, and lifestyle recommendations, it is designed to bring about dramatic health improvements in less than two weeks. A lifesaver for patients who have already suffered a heart attack or been diagnosed with heart disease, it is equally valuable as an authoritative guide to prevention.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Making a strong pitch for the vegan lifestyle, McDougall (The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss) freely criticizes mainstream medicine for scanting nutritional advice. Unlike the modest dietary changes recommended by such authorities as the Texas Heart Institute (see above), McDougall, who runs a cardiac program at St. Helena Hospital in California's Napa Valley, bans all animal products-fish, poultry, eggs, even nonfat dairy-from his no-cholesterol, under-10%-fat diet. Though the emphasis is primarily on nutrition (two weeks of menu plans, 100 recipes and extensive brand-name shopping lists are provided), McDougall also discusses exercise and stress management, medications and surgical procedures and offers plenty of cautionary words on diagnostic tests. Peppering his lively prose with anecdotes, McDougall is persuasive and upbeat about his program's success in preventing as well as treating heart disease, but his demanding regime will likely appeal most to the highly motivated, especially those already experiencing heart problems. (Feb.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
What gives? The McDougalls' best-selling The McDougall Program (LJ 4/15/90) promised better overall health in 12 days, yet this latest requires two months of dieting, exercise, and lifestyle changes in order to safeguard one's ticker!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780783820132
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
02/15/1997
Series:
Spec-Hall Ser.
Edition description:
LARGEPRINT
Product dimensions:
8.55(w) x 11.32(h) x 1.46(d)

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