52 Foods and Supplements for a Healthy Heart: A Guide to All of the Nutrition You Need, from A-to-Z

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Heart disease is one of today's most common -- and preventable -- health conditions. Learn how to reduce your risk, strengthen your heart, and even reverse the disease process with 52 Foods and Supplements for a Healthy Heart. Author Deborah Mitchell has compiled the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on how to promote a healthy heart - naturally and nutritiously. With this book, you will find:

• A-to-Z listings of the most essential heart-smart foods, vitamins, and supplements
• Simple, nutritional ways to reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart attack, and reverse the process of heart disease
• How to incorporate healthier foods and supplements into your daily diet
• Delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes that your whole family will love
• Which supplements to take to replace nutrients that are lost when taking statins
• The latest medical studies supporting the importance of certain foods and supplements for a strong, healthy heart

52 Foods and Supplements for a Healthy Heart is an essential reference guide for all interested a healthy diet, and for preventing and reversing the effects of heart disease.

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About the author

Deborah Mitchell is a widely published health journalist. She is the author or coauthor of more than three dozen books on health topics, including books for St. Martin's Press's Healthy Home Library (25 Medical Tests Your Doctor Should Tell You About, A Woman's Guide to Vitamins, Herbs, and Supplements; The Complete Book of Nutritional Healing; and The Concise Encyclopedia of Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health) as well as The Wonder of Probiotics (coauthored with John R.Taylor, N.D.), Foods That Combat Aging, Your Ideal Supplement Plan in Three Easy Steps, and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Back Pain (coauthored with Debra Weiner, M.D.).
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St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Published on
Feb 2, 2010
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781429955577
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Diet & Nutrition / Nutrition
Health & Fitness / Diseases / Heart
Health & Fitness / Reference
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