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The 10% Solution for a Healthy Life: How to Eliminate Virtually All Risk of Heart Disease and Cancer Hardcover – December 30, 1992


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 357 pages
  • Publisher: Crown; 1st edition (December 30, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517591065
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517591062
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,320,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Scientist Kurzweil, author of The Age of Intelligent Machines ( LJ 3/11/91) and LJ 's Futurecast column, was diagnosed as having high cholesterol, early onset diabetes, and a great chance of having a heart attack. Because he had only modest improvement following the American Heart Association guidelines of 30 percent fat intake, Kurzweil began intensive research to develop a plan to improve his health. His study indicated that in societies where heart disease and cancer are virtually nonexistent, the dietary fat intake is 10 percent. By combining a diet of 10 percent fat intake with other significant lifestyle changes, he reduced his own risk of heart disease by 97 percent in fewer than two years. Dividing his book into two sections, Kurzweil first discusses his research in a question-and-answer format. In Part 2, he lays out his "10% solution" of lifestyle change, including eating (with food charts and recipes), weight control, exercise, and stress control. Appendixes include an extensive bibliography; various nutrition, body fat, and progress charts; and a glossary. Kurzweil's research is impressive, his style eminently readable, his enthusiasm contagious and his challenge to our American lifestyle and the medical community powerful. Highly recommended.
- Barbara Keen, Spokane Community Coll. Lib., Wash.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

Ray Kurzweil is a prize-winning author and scientist. He was named Inventor of the Year by MIT in 1988 and was awarded the Dickson Prize, Carnegie Mellon's top science prize, in 1994. He is the recipient of nine honorary doctorates and honors from two American presidents. He lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Darla M. Desautel on March 10, 2000
Format: Hardcover
One of the best books on the subject, if not thee best. I've read Pritikin, McDougal, Depak Shopak (spelling), Ornish, even Susan Powter, and all the others during a 1 year exhaustive search of the medical facts on heart health and disease. This is the only book I continue to recommend to absolutely everyone who wants the truth about animal fat and it's relationship to whatever ails you, from heart disease to depression. I personally have not had one single day of depression since I went completely off dairy products. Kurzweil has changed my life and it's been one of the answers I had been looking for for many years. Nutrition is definitely one of the cures for all maladies. All who read this book can't help but benefit for themselves and those they love or cook for.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By sjames96@aol.com on September 5, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I picked up this book because I was ambling along 20 lbs overweight, approaching 50 and not feeling all that good about myself. What I read was completely in sync with what I always knew to be true but was presented in such a no-nonsense style that I decided to act on it. The results have been better than I hoped for. Read this book.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Philip on March 25, 2014
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Its an interesting book. I did have to speed read it because the format is like a ficticous person asking questions of himself
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