Heart disease is not just a “man’s” disease but
the #1 cause of death among women too!!
The warning signs in women seem to be more subtle and the disease evolves more slowly, but it is just as deadly. Don't be fooled to thinking this is only a concern in later years either, it is the leading cause of death for women in their 40s and above. The reality is that more and more women are dying of heart attacks and strokes in their 40s and leaving behind young children - tragedies that could have been prevented.
There is a mountain of scientific research that tells us heart disease is relatively easy to prevent for both men and women. So, then why is it the #1 cause of death in the U.S.?
DON'T BE A VICTIM!
Avoid cardiovascular disease.
Prevent a tragedy
It is as easy as 1-2-3 . . .
- Eat a heart-healthy diet
- Be active
- Do not smoke
Sounds simple, right? The problem is with so much misinformation bombarding us in the media promoting unhealthy food, diet books, and weight loss programs, the majority of people do not understand what a heart-healthy diet style really is.
So, many people are being led down the wrong path and believe they are protecting their heart – when they are doing more harm. As an example, a member of DrFuhrman.com, recently sent in this compelling story. After years of following a strict low fat diet, his heart condition got progressively worse! He thought he was doing the right thing by adapting what he thought was a "healthy", cholesterol lowering diet to address his cardiovascular condition. (By the way, he wasn't far off in his thinking because the low fat diet is, comparatively, one of the healthier diet plans around and many people do indeed achieve good results with it.) It just wasn't working for him and he needed to make even more improvements. When he learned about Eat For Health and understood how to eat for nutritional excellence, he finally got the results he was looking for.
Hi Dr. Fuhrman,
I wanted to share great news from my recent Carotid IMT test. This is an ultrasound of the carotid artery walls located in the neck, totally harmless, and takes about 10 minutes. It provides pictures of any significant plaque, blockages, or inclusions, and a verbal description of the findings. The numbers are average thickness of the Intima-Media artery wall, in millimeters. Thinner is better.
Here is my IMT results history, with comments:
(1) 6/20/05: (.877 L / .693 R) After a year on a low fat diet, the results were same or very slight improvement. I then went on very strict low fat diet for 2 more years, to improve it.
(2) 6/18/07: (.916 L / .693 R) After 2 years on very strict low fat diet, I was significantly worse! The radiologist said "The lesion on the left side is stable, there is some early buildup on the right side."
I got a nice picture of a lipid (fat) inclusion in the artery wall.
It wasn't working, I knew I had to try something different. I learned about Dr. Fuhrman and his plan and started it right away.
(3) 3/27/09: (.76 L / .64 R) After 20 months of Fuhrman program, great results. Thinner artery walls. No longer talking about a lesion or early buildup!! Barely any sign of atherosclerosis.
In the process of following your program to address my cardiovascular problem, I also lost 10 pounds, to pinch 1/2 inch (I am 6'0" and now 157 pounds). This was my regimen:
- Run 2 miles/day. (I ran 4 miles/day during the last 2 unsuccessful years on a strict low fat diet.)
- Daily supplements: Osteo-Sun, Gentle Care, fish oil.
- 3-4 oz nuts and seeds daily, after I reached my lean weight (pinch 1/2 inch) which took the first 2 months.
- Last 5 months eating 2 meals instead of 6+ meals (I believe very valuable) (the low fat diet was different in that I was living on whole grains, and eating 6+ meals while gaining much less nutrition.)
- Morning blended salad, noon workout, evening steamed veggies, beans, nuts & seeds, fruit, oatmeal. (No noon meal, no snacks. Evening meal is several little meals, 5PM to 8PM (roughly).
Learn more about how to say "No!" to heart disease in Dr. Fuhrman's May 2006 Healthy Times Newsletter, Issue #25
My high-nutrient, vegetable-based diet as outlined in Eat For Health enables people to achieve remarkable reductions in these cardiac risk factors (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and overweight/obesity). Furthermore, for those who are unable to reduce their LDL below 100 through dietary changes alone, by adding a natural side-effect-free nutritional supplement, like LDL Protect, almost everyone can achieve truly protective cholesterol levels without medications and their risky side effects.
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