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Product Details

  • Series: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style; Original edition (February 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609412540
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609412548
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #198,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr. Houston is presently Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Director of the Hypertension Institute, Vascular Biology and the Life Extension INstitute at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN.

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I highly recommend this book as a MUST READ for everybody at any age.
Angela Pressman, Pharm. D. Pill Box Pharmacies and Medical Supply , Pembroke Pines, FL.
The lifestyle changes that Dr. Houston discusses have specific rationales, and by incorporating these regimens, I hope to continue to improve my health.
Alex Campbell
This book is written for the layman, but is packed with useful and reliable scientific information.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Dr Kristi Hughes on February 29, 2012
Format: Paperback
I have the privilege of working very closely with Dr Houston as one of our lead faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine, and I am extremely impressed with his new book "lifting up the hood" to truly reveal why patients develop endothelial dysfunction and what they can do about it. I have been recommending this book to my patients and health care providers who all rave about the way in which Mark is able to explain complicated processes In the body. His skills in communication, along with his expertise in this subject matter, make this book a must read if you have Heart Disease, a family history of cardiovascular concerns, weight control issues, hypertension, and want to take charge of your own health to change your trajectory away from the development of chronic disease.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By D. Wong on February 27, 2012
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An excellent book for people of all ages to use who wants to prevent heart disease and living a healthy lifestyle
This book tells what is the underlining cause of heart disease. Dr Houston indicates that high cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease. The book explain how the heart when weaken by our lifestyle of poor diet and lack of exercise and stress contribute to heart disease. He provide his own formula of diet which is between a Mediterranean and a DASH diet and supplements to reduce inflammation and enhance your energy with proper nutrients. He also indicate what type of exercise to do which is both resistance and aerobic exercise to burn the fat and strengthen the artery.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By David Schwartz on November 17, 2013
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Excellent book! After suffering a heart attack two years ago now, I was curious why it happened to me. I've been researching material, because pretty much all my doctors told me were to reduce my cholesterol and take a bunch of drugs. Cholesterol is not the dominant cause of clogged arteries that doctors make it out to be, although it is a factor. What they don't tell you are all of the other factors that are FAR MORE SIGNIFICANT -- namely the nutritional roots of the disease. If you ask your doctor, "What is the REAL cause of heart attacks", they might reluctantly admit it's arterial inflammation, which is the main cause of plaque buildup. What they won't admit is that the real reason statins have any noticeable benefit is because they're powerful anti-inflammatories; the reduction in cholesterol is modest at best. (If there's no inflammation going on, then there's no reason cholesterols in our blood should cause plaque buildup. With lots of inflammation going on, then reducing blood cholesterol levels sort of makes sense in a backwards kind of way. The truth is, ARTERIAL INFLAMMATION is the thing we want to be controlling, not cholesterol levels.) Unfortunately, they won't tell you about the damaging side-effects that statins cause. And they also won't tell you that the most significant cause of arterial inflammation for most people today revolves around our diets. Why? Perhaps because they have virtually no training in nutrition, and drug companies aren't funding research into how our diets are affecting our health. Read the book to learn more.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Alex Campbell on March 1, 2012
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This is a great companion to Dr. Houston's earlier hypertension book. It helps patients to understand why heart disease occurs, and how to prevent further heart damage. Some of the risk factors, such as high blood pressure, are well known, but the role of inflammation is entirely new to me, and none of my doctors had ever addressed this. The lifestyle changes that Dr. Houston discusses have specific rationales, and by incorporating these regimens, I hope to continue to improve my health. And I really enjoy the Salmon Taco recipe, part of my commitment to eat more fish!
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Dr. M. Houston helps us to understand what is a cardiovascular disease, how can we prevent it, and shows treatments and guidelines via lifestyle changes like: diet modification, nutrition, supplements, exercise and a lot more by supporting all information with medical reviews and newest researches of the relevant science.
I read this book twice plus I use it as a guide for helping my patients with cardiovascular disease on daily basis. If you follow Dr. Houston's suggestions and guidelines from his book -you can see a BIG difference in your and your patients health.
It is must read not only for medical professionals but any lay person. It is very easy to follow and understand plus at the end of the book Dr. Houston put appendixes and 'practical approaches' for health professionals and interested laypeople. I highly recommend this book as a MUST READ for everybody at any age.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Steven Pressman on March 8, 2012
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Good book - highly recommended - I'm not a reader - but my Pharmacist wife insisted I read it - so I did - it was informative & easy to understand and follow .......I'm feeling better already - learn to live healthier and feel better .......read the book ....
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nutrition MD on July 10, 2012
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Mark Houston MD is recognized as one of our nation's thought-leaders and an authority on this topic, and I decided to read this interesting title.

In a nutshell, it's quite easy to understand what he is explaining, i.e. that your doctor's status quo attitude toward heart disease and prevention may be erroneous and perhaps even dangerous.

If you were to just read the introduction, you're surely going to begin to look at heart disease in a new light. The entire book discusses the real causes of heart disease, and what preventive measures to consider.

Thank you Dr. Houston for taking on this topic and presenting it in such a way that we can help ourselves find optimal heart health, and ask our primary care docs better questions.
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