Beat the Heart Attack Gene: The Revolutionary Plan to Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes

Beat the Heart Attack Gene: The Revolutionary Plan to Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes


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ISBN-13: 9781681620220
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Pages: 340
Sales rank: 75,206
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bradley F. Bale, MD and Amy Doneen, MSN, ARNP are co-founders of the Bale/Doneen Method, which they teach to healthcare providers in their American Academy of Family Medicine–accredited preceptorship program. They have given hundreds of lectures at leading medical conferences globally and have published their research in many peer-reviewed medical journals. They also co-founded the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center in Spokane, Washington, of which Amy Doneen has been the Medical Director since 2003. She is also Adjunct Professor at Texas Tech Health Sciences School of Nursing and past Chair of the Pacific Northwest Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association. Dr. Bale serves as Medical Director of the Heart Health Program at Grace Clinic in Lubbock, Texas, and has a private practice in Nashville, Tennessee.

Bale and Doneen have also formed the Institute of Arteriology, a nonprofit organization aimed at promoting the study of arterial wall health with the mission to ensure all individuals have the opportunity to live their lives free of cardiovascular disease events.

Lisa Collier Cool is a bestselling author, blogger for Yahoo! Health, and winner of 19 medical journalism awards.

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New cars come with a warranty. Who would buy one otherwise? We think medical providers should guarantee that their care is effective. Since 2008, all patients we’ve treated every year at our clinics—the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center in Spokane, Washington, and the Heart Attack, Stroke and Diabetes Center at the Grace Clinic in Lubbock, Texas—have been offered a written guarantee stating that if they suffer a heart attack or stroke, they will receive a refund of 100 percent of the fees paid during the year. To date, we’ve only had to give one refund.

While you might think we achieved these results by catering to already healthy people, in fact, many of the men and women we treat have major cardiovascular risk factors like high cholesterol or metabolic syndrome (a dangerous cluster of abnormalities—high blood sugar, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and a wide waistline—that greatly magnify the threat of heart disease, stroke, or diabetes). Other patients were past or current smokers, were diabetic (which quadruples a person’s risk for heart attacks or strokes), had a family history of cardiovascular disease, or were morbidly obese, including people weighing as much as 400 pounds. Many of our patients have already suffered a heart attack or stroke, putting them at a particularly high risk for having another of these life-threatening events.

In this book, we’ll present the unique, personalized prevention and treatment plan that could save your life. By following our plan, called the Bale/Doneen Method, you can avoid a heart attack or stroke, even if cardiovascular disease (CVD) runs in your family. If you’ve already had a heart attack or stroke, we’ll show you how to keep it from happening again. You’ll also learn the action steps you need to take—today—to improve and protect the health of the most important muscle in your body, the heart, and the most important organ, your brain. The Bale/Doneen Method has helped thousands of people live active, healthy and pleasurable lives, without the fear of a heart attack or stroke.  

Table of Contents

Foreword by luminary heart specialist TBD



Part 1: Fundamentals

Chapter 1: A Plan That’s Guaranteed to Prevent Heart Attacks

Chapter 2: What Really Causes Heart Attacks

Chapter 3: Red Flags—Are You at Risk?

Chapter 4: The Best Kept Secret in Medicine

Chapter 5: Women and Heart Disease


Part 2: Medical Detective Work

Chapter 6: Tests That Could Save Your Life

Chapter 7: How Hot Are Your Arteries?

Chapter 8: Sizing Up Cholesterol

Chapter 9: The Hidden Cause of Most Heart Attacks

Chapter 10: Decoding Your DNA


Part 3: Your Action Plan

Chapter 11: Setting Optimal Treatment Goals

Chapter 12: A Diet-and-Exercise Plan Based on Your DNA 

Chapter 13: Personalizing Your Prevention Plan

Chapter 14: The Health Hazard in Your Mouth

Chapter 15: The Journey to Peak Health

Afterword (Letter to Reader)

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