Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease For Dummies

Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease For Dummies

by James M. Rippe


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118944233
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/02/2015
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 671,076
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

James M. Rippe, MD, is a graduate of Harvard College andHarvard Medical School with post graduate training at MassachusettsGeneral Hospital. He is currently the Founder and Director of theRippe Lifestyle Institute and Professor of Biomedical Sciences atthe University of Central Florida.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease 5

Chapter 1: Taking Charge of Your Heart Health 7

Chapter 2: Understanding the Onset and Outcomes of Heart Disease 15

Chapter 3: Are You at Risk of Heart Disease? How to Turn That Risk Around 39

Part II: Taking Basic Steps to Heart Health 51

Chapter 4: Forming a Partnership with Your Doctor for the Best Heart Care 53

Chapter 5: Embracing a Healthy Diet and Active Lifestyle 65

Chapter 6: Tapping the Power of the Mind/Body Connection 89

Chapter 7: Taking a Family Approach to Preventing Heart Disease 101

Part III: Tackling Key Health Risks for Heart Disease 111

Chapter 8: Combating High Blood Pressure 113

Chapter 9: Managing Bad (and Good) Cholesterol 129

Chapter 10: Managing Your Weight to Lower Your Risk 143

Chapter 11: Quitting Smoking 157

Part IV: Treating Heart Disease 169

Chapter 12: Modern Medical Arsenal: Rx Weapons for Heart Disease 171

Chapter 13: The 411 on Invasive and Surgical Procedures 189

Chapter 14: Exploring Complementary Therapies 201

Chapter 15: Taking Back Your Life after a Heart Event 213

Part V: Heart-Healthy Recipes 225

Chapter 16: Heart-Healthy Breakfasts 227

Chapter 17: Heart-Healthy Lunches 243

Chapter 18: Heart-Healthy Dinners 263

Chapter 19: Snacks, Starters, and Desserts 287

Part VI: The Part of Tens 299

Chapter 20: Ten Differences in Heart Disease between Women and Men 301

Chapter 21: Ten Cardiac Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore 307

Chapter 22: Ten Heart Tests to Consider or Avoid 311

Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Involving Your Family in a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle 317

Appendix: Metric Conversion Guide 323

Index 325

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