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The Whole Heart Solution: Halt Heart Disease Now with the Best Alternative and Traditional Medicine by [Kahn MD, Joel]
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“Our medical care system is broke and the only way to fix it is by teaching Americans how to protect themselves against disease to avoid medical care. Invasive cardiology is a billion dollar industry based on disproven science. Coronary artery disease and heart attacks are avoidable through superior nutrition. Dr. Kahn can lead the way to change the face of cardiology in America.” (Joel Fuhrman, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live, The End of Diabetes and others, Board Certified Family physician, Research Director of the Nutritional Research Foundation )

"If you want to raise your heart energy, keep your heart arteries clean, and identify the root causes of heart disease to avoid stents and bypass surgery, Dr. Kahn has your prescriptions ready to use. This is a unique manual of caring for your heart by taking out the bad stuff and putting in the good stuff. A must-read." (Mark Hyman, MD, New York Times bestselling author of UltraMetabolism, Blood Sugar Solution and others )

“Coronary artery disease is not a ‘disease,’ but a survival mechanism. Basically, our body is trying to survive our lifestyle. It is about time that a cardiologist of the caliber of Dr. Kahn writes a book to educate both patients and other doctors how to avoid stenting blocked arteries. The need is there for a well respected and loved cardiologist to enlighten the public in this area. I follow Dr Kahn's work almost daily through his emails, and I hope his book will be published soon so I can direct my readers to his work.” (Alejandro Junger, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Clean )

“Dr. Joel Kahn is a colleague and leader in the cardiology world in recognizing the importance of food and lifestyle for heart conditions. Credible doctors like Dr. Kahn, who are not only expert in high-tech medicine but also have an interest and knowledge in holistic approaches, are rare. His book will be a winner for all involved.” (Neal D. Barnard, MD, Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and bestselling author of Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes )

“This is an important book that everyone needs to read. Heart disease and brain disease are intimately connected. Your brain uses 20% of the blood flow in your brain. If your heart is troubled it increases your risk of depression and dementia. Dr. Kahn is an expert at translating complex information into easy to understand, usable techniques to have a better heart and brain.” (Daniel G. Amen, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life and others )

“We live in a world where the truth is hard to find. Dr. Kahn's book breaks through so many barriers to show the truth. The heart can be strengthened in so many ways without surgery. Doctors need to be champions of real health, food-based health, fitness-based health. I know champions and Dr. Kahn is a champion.” (John Salley, four-time NBA champion )

"Heart disease is mostly preventable, and if we all took a page from Dr. Joel Kahn, America would be a whole lot healthier and happier." (Jason Wachob, founder and CEO, )

“Dr. Kahn is a champion of health and a persuasive catalyst for lifestyle transformation. As an advocate of heart health and prevention, Dr. Kahn is a prominent leader in the movement to reclaim health in America. At The Daniel Plan, we believe that health begins with the heart, and our foundation of faith leads people to adopt healthy choices in every area of life. I am confident his new book will inspire and equip many to lead a more healthy life.” (Dee Eastman, Director of The Daniel Plan at Saddleback Church )

“Dr. Joel Kahn is one of the foremost cardiologists in America today. His sharp intellect, extensive clinical experience and deep understanding in the fields of interventional/invasive cardiology and preventive cardiology give him a unique perspective on heart health. In his upcoming book, he will outline his natural approach to preventing and/or curing heart disease that focuses on spirit, nutrition, fitness so as to optimize the brain-heart and mind-body connections. Dr. Joel Kahn’s book will be a powerful and practical tool for bestowing vitality and longevity, and his messages will resonate with a large audience.” (James O'Keefe, MD Director of Preventive Cardiology at Mid America Heart Institute and bestselling author of The Forever Young Diet and Lifestyle and Let Me Tell You a Story )

“Dr. Joel Kahn is a functional medicine rock star! His book provides a critical guide for every patient with heart disease and those who want to avoid it. Dr. Kahn brilliantly uncovers the true root causes and treatments of cardiovascular disease, making the complex simple to understand and even easier to apply. I know Dr. Kahn well, and his life, passion and medical work will insure that this book will be widely read and change lives everywhere. I cannot wait to see it in print!” (Tana Amen BSN, RN, author of the Brain Doctor's Wife series and OmniDiet )

“Lifestyle changes can effectively cure the #1 killer in the industrialized world. That's why a book like this is so critical. Hundreds of thousands of lives hang in the balance.” (Michael Greger, MD, bestselling author of Carbophobia )

“At least 80% of all ischemic heart disease—and maybe just about all of it—is preventable. And yet, despite over 30 years of national preoccupation with the risk and impact of heart disease, it remains the number one cause of death and a leading cause of chronic misery. Dr. Joel Kahn, a leader in preventive cardiology, is uniquely qualified help fix this, with provocative insights, a deep well of knowledge, and a clear view of the big picture. When someone trained to put stents into occluded coronary arteries is prepared to tell us how to avoid that fate, we should all pay close attention! I will certainly be sharing this book with all of my patients.” (David Katz, MD, Director, Preventive Medicine at Yale University and author of The Plant-Powered Diet )

“I know Dr. Joel Kahn very well. His clinical skills and knowledge in CVD are remarkable, he is well respected by his peers and his patients and has a national reputation as one of the top cardiologists in the US. His book is overdue and definitely needed to explain and treat CHD and CVD based on new concepts that he has outlined in his proposal. I fully support and endorse this book…. It will be a tremendous asset to patients, their families and physicians.” (Mark Houston MD, MS, Director, Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology of Nashville, TN, and author of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Heart Disease )

  “There is truly no better person to write a comprehensive, integrative, mind-body-spirit book for the consumer on cardiovascular disease than Dr. Joel Kahn. Dr. Kahn is a physician with integrity who stays on the pulse of recent literature in the cardiology field, along with being true to his own healing path, setting an excellent example for his patients. Because Dr. Kahn is a cutting-edge leader in integrative cardiology and is sincerely invested in his own health, he would be able to beautifully tie together these elements in a teaching, experiential way that makes sense, is readily applied, and is fun and enlightening to the average person. As a clinician, I would heartily recommend such a book to patients, as there is no other text I can think of that would take his novel approach and be so thorough in providing a complete spectrum of information and resources.” (Deanna Minich, PhD, nutritionist and author of The Complete Handbook of Quantum Healing )

“Dr. Joel Kahn's book will give you the reasons ‘why’ all our hearts are in danger and necessary ‘how’ for self transformation. As a passionate leader of health and wellness Dr. Kahn demonstrates how heart disease cannot be compartmentalized and is related to the whole person. Like the man himself, this is a book that will first open your heart and then heal it." (Jonny Kest, founder of Center for Yoga and national director of yoga, Lifetime Fitness Corporation )

“As a vegan chef who for decades has promoted the benefits of a meatless diet, I appreciate Dr. Kahn's well-researched efforts to encourage a plant based diet to reduce heart disese and diabetes caused by consuming dairy and meat. Few doctors have the courage to direct their patients, as well as the greater community, down this path.” (George Vutetakis, author of Vegetarian Traditions )

“Dr. Kahn is the rare breed that has both traditional medical training of the highest quality and a keen interest and expertise in food as medicine, stress management, and nutrition and supplements. In my work as a healing chef, I know that much progress needs to be made in preventing heart disease. I know that my friend Dr Joel Kahn will achieve that in this book.” (Tal Ronnen, author of The Conscious Cook and Executive Chef, Wynn Hotels, Las Vegas )

About the Author

Dr. Kahn serves as Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and Director of Cardiac Wellness at Michigan Healthcare Professionals. He was the first physician in Michigan to be certified by the Society of Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication and the first in the world with a board certification in Cardiology to be certified by the University of South Florida and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine in Metabolic Cardiology. A founding member of the International Society of Integrative, Metabolic and Functional Cardiovascular Medicine, he is also the first physician to implement in a synagogue the life-changing Daniel Plan developed at Saddleback Church in California by Drs. Daniel Amen, Mehmet Oz, and Mark Hyman. He lectures widely and has been named a TopDoc in Detroit for many years running. A devoted athlete, vegan, and health advocate, Dr. Kahn is married and has 3 children. He has been a practicing cardiologist for more than 20 years in the Detroit area.

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  • File Size: 5061 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest; 1 edition (September 16, 2014)
  • Publication Date: September 16, 2014
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IQ8QS54
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