READ THIS IF YOU HAVE A HEART: On Lowering Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Blood Sugar – Naturally!Bonnie Black December 1, 2013
Author: Dr. Elie Klein BSc., ND
Publisher: 10-10-10 Publishing
Publish Date: 2013
In this revolutionary, yet highly readable book Elie Klein, naturopathic doctor and health educator, dispels common myths about cardiovascular disease and explains why heart disease and diabetes are often entirely preventable.
Prior to becoming an author, Klein spent a decade developing and fine-tuning his expertise in naturopathic cardiology. In his practice he has helped many patients normalize their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar, all without the use of medications.
In Read This If You Have A Heart, Klein provides compelling scientific evidence to support his conviction that many are afflicted unnecessarily by heart attacks and strokes due to widely disseminated dietary misconceptions. In easy-to-understand terms, he shares his findings on the true dietary causes of cardiovascular disease. Then he shares effective alternative solutions to help lower blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar – naturally.
It appears that, contrary to what we’ve been told for years – by limiting our intake of saturated fat, cholesterol, and salt we will eliminate the number one cause of death (cardiovascular disease) – focusing on such dietary guidelines has done nothing to reverse this deadly trend. Rather, the information fed to us by public health agencies has been false. He then goes on to detail his concerns about commonly prescribed drugs for blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes.
You will also learn how to recognize the potential harmful effects of pharmaceutical drugs commonly prescribed for high blood pressure and cholesterol. As we are learning more and more, these drugs do not treat the cause of cardiovascular disease; rather (like a band-aid), they address the symptoms only. In these pages you will discover which vitamins and foods can successfully treat 90% of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack, stroke and diabetes.
We’ve heard about those who suffer a stroke or cardiac event with little or no advance warning signs. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of plaque in the arteries, a tool in determining whether or not you are at risk.
Such an education can also help with regard to other risk factors and health problems associated with diabetes, obesity, arthritis, gastrointestinal issues, etc. The suggestions offered in this book can bring improvements in these conditions as well.
The first chapter title that popped out at me was ‘Saturated Fat – A Big Fat Lie’. It continues: “Satur- ated fat is NOT dangerous, contrary to what you have been led to believe!” That statement flies in the face of everything I’ve been told by virtually every medical authority. Klein busts this myth with evidence that dispels the misconception that saturated fat causes cardiovascular disease (CVD). Who knew?! He educates the reader on the two different types of oil – healthy and harmful, the basic structure of fats and oils, etc…all with the aid of helpful diagrams to illustrate. As we are now learning, the incidence of CVD has significantly increased over the past hundred years, even as our consumption of saturated fat has dramatically decreased. The substantial scientific evidence showing the health benefits, importance and safety of saturated fat is overwhelming. As Klein writes, “We need to embrace [organic] butter, cream, eggs, animal fat and coconut oil as health foods. Saturated fat is important for human health and eating less and less of it has cost us our health.” Lest the meat lovers among us get carried away, he does caution that the following sources of saturated fat are indeed linked to CVD: inorganic and processed meats such as luncheon meats, cold cuts, sausages and other types of meats prepared with additives and preservatives.
As best-selling author, Raymond Aaron, writes in the foreword, “This book offers so much hope and makes it obvious that it is possible to eradicate cardiovascular disease, an unnecessary world-wide pandemic, and save many lives as a result of that.” What more to say than, ‘Thank you, Dr. Klein.’ (For more information visit: www.drkleinhealthyheart.com)