Cardio Cures

Cardio Cures

by Gary Bushkin, Estitta Bushkin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780658015311
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 11/14/2001
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Acknowledgmentsix
Disclaimerx
Introductionxi
Part IWhat Is Heart Disease and Why Do We Develop It?1
1The Cardiovascular System3
Big Red
The Pipeline: It's Your Plumbing, So Keep It Clean
Blood: Your Magical "Life Juice"
Death: The Final Frontier
2The Many Faces of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)9
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Cardioirritants and Abnormalities
Anatomy of a Heart Attack: Are You Having the "Big One"?
The Real Causes of CVD
The Development of Cardiovascular and Coronary Artery Disease
Endothelial Dysfunction: The Walls Start Tumbling
Cardiovascular Metabolic Repair Response
Angina
High Blood Pressure and Tight Arteries: Are You Ready to Burst?
Stroke
Heart Failure
Arrhythmias
Valvular Heart Disease
Cardiomyopathy: Heart Muscle Diseases
Inflammatory Heart Diseases
Congenital Defects
What You Should Know About Aspirin, Heart Disease, and Heart Attacks
Do You Need Bypass?
3Women and Heart Disease35
Estrogen's Protective Effect
Pregnancy-Induced Heart Disease
4Blood Chemistry, Screening, and Diagnostic Tests39
The Tests
Get Tested Regularly
Part IIThe Mechanics of Cardio Destruction51
5Vitamin C Deficiency: The Overlooked Culprit55
A Damage and Repair Theory Based on Genetic Intelligence
Chronic Vitamin C Deficiency and Subclinical Scurvy Syndrome (SSS)
Scurvy: It's Still a Scourge
The Vitamin C-Heart Disease Connection: How Long Have We Known?
The Collagen Connection
How Vitamin C Contributes to a Healthy Heart
6The Confusion over Cholesterol67
The Misunderstanding
Cholesterol Movers
What Causes High Cholesterol
Is Cholesterol Really Killing You?
The Immune System Response
7Free Radical Damage, Antioxidants, and Heart Disease77
Free Radicals: The Enemy Within
Guardians of the Heart and Cardiovascular System
Antioxidants Are Biopolice Working 24/7
Plants and Antioxidant Action
Stayin' Alive with PhytoFood ORACs
8Other Physiological Factors85
Lipoprotein(a): A Metabolic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Homocysteine and Cardio Destruction
Blood Sugar Disorders and Syndrome X
The Glycemic Index
Do You Have Syndrome X?
Test Yourself for Insulin Resistance
Diabetes: The Silent Epidemic
Arterial Inflammation
The Clotting Factors
Congenital Defects: Good Genes, Bad Genes
9Nutritional Factors117
Just Say No to Sugar, Glucose, and AGES
EFA Deficiency: Fat Facts and Fantasies
All Fats Are Not Created Equal
Obesity: More Than a Battle of the Bulge
10Lifestyle139
Stress: The Battle Against Burnout
Oral Health, Bacterial Infections, and Heart Disease
Exercise and Overexertion
Alcohol, Smoking, and Drugs--Dumb, Dumber, and Dumbest
Part IIIThe Healthy Heart Program147
11Diet and the Healthy Heart149
Diet Faddism
Eat Smart for a Healthy Heart
Eating for Heart and Whole Body Health
Chocolate: Sweet Nutrition for a Healthy Heart
12Supplements for Cardiac Health171
Quick Guide to Cardiac Health
Supplements for Optimum Cardiac Health
Systemic Oral Enzyme Therapy
13Exercise For Life227
Take a Hike for Health!
14De-Stress or Distress?233
Learn to "Chill"
The Serenity Prescription for Stress-Free Living
Notes241
Glossary259
Recommended Readings and Resources263
Index265

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