Prescription for Life: Three Simple Strategies to Live Younger Longer

Prescription for Life: Three Simple Strategies to Live Younger Longer

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Overview

During his more than thirty years as a vascular surgeon, Richard Furman literally held clogged arteries and diseased hearts in his hands and wondered why the person lying on the table hadn't been more careful. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in America, and in most cases it is completely preventable. So why are we slowly destroying our bodies and killing ourselves? And what can we do to turn it around?

The good news is, simple, sustainable lifestyle changes can mean the difference between health and infirmity, between life and death. Putting his three decades of experience and education to work, Dr. Furman gives readers the strategies they need to live not just longer, but younger. This essential resource to health helps readers

-achieve and maintain their ideal weight
-reduce their risk for life-threatening diseases
-make exercise a natural part of their lives
-learn what foods to eat and what foods to avoid

It even shows how following the plan can not only eliminate heart disease, but also keep people safe from various cancers, dementia, diabetes, stroke, erectile dysfunction, and other age- and obesity-related problems.

Dr. Furman wants readers to realize that poor health during one's "golden years" is not inevitable. It can and should be avoided at all cost. And with his expert advice, readers can live long, healthy, vibrant lives, enjoying time with friends and family instead of wasting it in doctors' offices and hospitals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800724443
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/13/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 637,088
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Richard Furman, MD, FACS, spent over thirty years as a vascular surgeon. He is passionate about helping people prevent the problem that kills over half of all Americans. Furman is past president of the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, past president of the North Carolina Surgical Society, and a two-term governor of the American College of Surgeons. He is cofounder of World Medical Mission, the medical arm of Samaritan's Purse, and is a member of the board of Samaritan's Purse. He lives in North Carolina.

Author's proceeds from this book will be donated to World Medical Mission and Samaritan's Purse to help build housing for doctors abroad.

Table of Contents

Foreword David Jeremiah 11

Preface Senator Bill Frist 15

Introduction 19

Part 1 What You Need to Understand about the Aging Process 33

1 Your Course Determines Your Destination 35

2 Your Arteries Are the Cornerstone of the Aging Process 39

3 Understanding Cholesterol Is Essential 56

4 Beware of Alternative Ways to Beat Aging 76

5 Prevention Is Key to Staying Young 82

6 Commitment and Action Are Key to Success 90

Part 2 Eat the Right Foods 115

7 Food Lessons from around the World 117

8 Grocery Shopping Made Easy 124

9 Foods to Avoid 131

10 Foods to Live By 146

11 Off-Limits Foods 159

12 The Effects of Drinking Alcohol 164

Part 3 Reach Your Ideal Weight 169

13 Determining Your Ideal Weight 171

14 The Penalty for Being Overweight 181

15 Weight Loss 101 185

16 Weight Loss Secrets and Easy Steps 195

Part 4 Exercise 207

17 The Most Unrecognized Way to Combat Aging 209

18 The Sedentary Life of a Couch Potato 215

19 Why Exercise Is So Good for You 220

20 The Exercise Plan Everyone Can Follow 228

21 Exercising to Prevent Disease 243

Part 5 Preventing Dementia 255

22 What Is Good for the Heart Is Good for the Brain 257

Part 6 Preventing Cancer 265

23 The Prescription for Life Plan and Cancer 267

24 The Prescription for Life Plan and Breast Cancer 276

25 The Prescription for Life Plan and Colon Cancer 281

26 The Prescription for Life Plan and Lung Cancer 285

Part 7 Preventing Erectile Dysfunction 289

27 The Causes of Erectile Dysfunction 291

28 What Is Good for Your Heart Is Good for Erectile Dysfunction 297

29 The Prescription for Life Plan and Erectile Dysfunction 301

Conclusion 311

Afterword 313

Prescription for Life 21-Day Plan 319

Medical References 371

Index 384

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