Unclog Your Arteries: Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke and Live a Longer, Healthier Life

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There is now good evidence that clogging of the arteries is reversible - if we take serious steps to control the disease process. Unclog Your Arteries has been written to help you understand how best to undertake a programme to maintain optimal health and wellbeing. It includes:Special sections for men, women, children and the elderly. Balancing the body's cholesterol. Recipe and diet suggestions: low cholesterol cuisine.Risk assessment: lifestyle or genes. Unclogging arteries after a heart attack or a bypass. Your doctor will play an important roll in this, because medications are an integral part of the anti-clogging programme . Knowledge and self-motivation are the others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741106039
  • Publisher: New Holland Australia
  • Publication date: 4/10/2009
  • Series: No Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Hamilton-Craig has been a keynote speaker at major international conferences in US, UK, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and all capital cities in Australia. His presentations are positive and entertaining, bringing information and education with both encouragement and a light touch of humor to important health issues.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 10

List of acronyms and common terms 12

Part I Of Arteries and Coronaries

1 What is Clogging of the Arteries? 16

2 Plaques in the Arteries 23

3 What Causes Clogging? 26

4 Getting Your Arteries Checked Out 31

5 Heart Attack 37

6 Risk Factors for Heart Attack and Stroke 44

7 Measuring Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke 50

Part II All About Blood Fats

8 Cholesterol, Triglycerides and Lipoproteins 58

9 Good and Bad Cholesterol 63

10 Blood Fat Levels in Adults and Children 71

11 High Blood Fat Levels-Acquired or Inherited? 77

12 Testing Your Blood Cholesterol Level 88

13 Balancing the Body's Cholesterol 91

Part III You Are Your Arteries

14 Food Fat: The Facts 98

15 Something Fishy 106

16 Health Supplements 112

17 The Effects of Alcohol 120

18 For the Love of Coffee 126

19 Controlling Those Carbs 130

20 Flab is Not Fab 135

21 Blood Glucose Disorders 141

22 Prohibited and Forbidden: Cigarettes 147

23 The Fitness Factor 152

Part IV Coming Clean with Prof Ian

24 The SAFE Program 162

25 A Seven Step Plan to Clear Arteries 171

26 How Low Do You Go? 177

27 Success Stories from My Casebook 182

Part V The Magic of Modern Medicine

28 Medication-Oldies But Goodies 198

29 Statins: The Magic Bullets 204

30 The Latest and Greatest Medications 215

31 Lowering Triglyceride Levels with Drugs 222

32 Tablets Only Work if You Take Them 229

33 Surgery and Mechanical Unclogging 237

Part VI Targeted Groups

34 Unclogging Women's Arteries 244

35 Unclogging Children's Arteries 248

36 Unclogging Arteries in the Elderly 251

37 Unclogging Arteries after Heart Attack or Surgery 256

Part VIILow-Chol Cuisine

Changing Old Habits 263

Breakfast 265

Nibbles 269

Vegetable Dishes 272

Soups 276

Main Courses 281

Puddings and Desserts 289

Appendix 292

References 300

Index 301

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