Prevent a Second Heart Attack: 8 Foods, 8 Weeks to Reverse Heart Disease

Prevent a Second Heart Attack: 8 Foods, 8 Weeks to Reverse Heart Disease


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Reverse Your Heart Disease in Just Eight Weeks by Harnessing the Power of the Mediterranean Diet

If you’re one of the 13 million Americans who have survived a heart attack or been diagnosed with heart disease, Dr. Janet Bond Brill offers a delicious and foolproof plan that can lower your risk of a second heart attack by up to 70 percent.  Inspired by the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, the Prevent a Second Heart Attack Plan is based on satisfaction, rather than deprivation.   

Backed by cutting edge research, Dr. Brill explains:

   • Why the Mediterranean diet is the gold standard of heart-healthy eating
   • How “good carbs” such as oatmeal and popcorn lower bad cholesterol, prevent high blood pressure, and control your weight
   • The science behind eating fish for heart health
   • Why having a glass of red wine with dinner is great for your heart—and which wines are the best choices
   • The easiest, most delicious daily habit that will cut your heart attack risk
Packed with every tool you need to eat your way to better heart health—including daily checklists, a complete two-week eating plan, and dozens of mouthwatering recipes to suit every meal, taste, and budget—Prevent a Second Heart Attack provides you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to live long and enjoy the good life, the heart healthy way.
JANET BOND BRILL, Ph.D., R.D., LDN, is a diet, nutrition, and fitness expert who has appeared on national television.  She is the author of Cholesterol Down: 10 Simple Steps to Lower Your Cholesterol In 4 Weeks Without Prescription Drugs, and specializes in cardiovascular disease prevention.  Dr. Brill lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and three children.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307465252
Publisher: Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Janet Bond Brill, PhD, RD, LDN, is a leading diet, nutrition, and fitness writer. A guest nutrition and health expert on national television, she is the author of Cholesterol Down: 10 Simple Steps to Lower Your Cholesterol in 4 Weeks Without Prescription Drugs. Dr. Brill specializes in cardiovascular disease prevention. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and three children.

Annabelle S. Volgman, MD, is a professor at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Volgman’s primary specialty is cardiovascular disease. She studied at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, was a resident at the University of Chicago Medical Center, and was a fellow at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She wrote the foreword to Prevent a Second Heart Attack: 8 Foods, 8 Weeks to Reverse Heart Disease.

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Part I

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Table of Contents

Foreword Dr. Annabelle Volgman ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

Part I How You Got Heart Disease in the First Place

1 Making the Transition from Sickness to Health 11

2 Atherosclerosis: A Story of Inflammation, Plaque, and Death of a Heart Muscle 27

3 The Science Behind the Solution 51

Part II Reversing Heart Disease with Eight Foods and Exercise

Section 1 Foods that Harm the Arteries

4 Beware the Plaque-Building Foods: Red Meat, Cream, Butter, Eggs, and Cheese 67

Section 2 Foods that Heal the Arteries

5 Heart-Healthy Food Number 1: Extra Virgin Olive Oil 93

6 Heart-Healthy Food Number 2: Greens and Other Vegetables 109

7 Heart-Healthy Food Number 3: Figs and Other Fruit 126

8 Heart-Healthy Food Number 4: Lentils and Other Legumes 138

9 Heart-Healthy Food Number 5: Salmon and Other Seafood 153

10 Heart-Healthy Food Number 6: Walnuts and Flaxseeds 172

11 Heart-Healthy Food Number 7: Oatmeal and Other Whole Grains 187

12 Heart-Healthy Food Number 8: Pinot Noir and Other Red Wine 203

13 A Heart-Healthy Bonus: Dark Chocolate 220

Section 3 Stay Active: Movement = Heart Health

14 Heart-Healthy Exercise: Walking 237

Part III The Prevent a Second Heart Attack Plan in Action

Section 1 14-Day Meal Plan

15 Meal Plan-14 Days of Eating Your Way Back to Health 259

Section 2 Recipes

16 Prevent a Second Heart Attack Recipes 269

Prevent a Second Heart Attack Daily Checklist 330

Notes 333

Index 357

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