Beat the Heart Attack Gene: The Revolutionary Plan to Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes (Hardcover)
A revolutionary, personalized guide to preventing heart disease based on genetic factors
Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in America. It affects 81 million Americans and is the culprit in one of every two deaths in the United States. Most people think that they are not at risk of a heart attack if they control their cholesterol and blood pressure, but they aren't aware of other major risk factors. The good news is that with the right information and strategies, heart attacks are preventable--even if heart disease runs in the family.In Beat the Heart Attack Gene, world-renowned cardiovascular specialists Bradley Bale, MD and Amy Doneen, ARNP, present a new model for understanding and preventing heart disease. They explain the three different genetic types of cholesterol profiles and tailor treatments for each type, using their cutting-edge Bale/Doneen Method, a simple, comprehensive prevention plan that detects cardiovascular disease (CVD) at early stages. Beat the Heart Attack Gene includes easy quizzes and self-tests that show how to determine cholesterol genotype as well as advice for how to apply that knowledge through nutritional and lifestyle changes. For heart attack and stroke survivors, the Bale/Doneen Method also helps prevent recurrences by identifying and treating what's triggering the patient's disease--a crucial step that many cardiologists neglect. With their proven method utilized by healthcare professionals worldwide, Bale and Doneen empower readers by alerting them to potential health threats, and then offer personalized, evidence-based strategies so they can live healthy, active lives without fear of heart attack or stroke. Specifically, Beat the Heart Attack Gene addresses: *The hidden cause of most heart attacks
*Early prevention methods
*The dangerous cholesterol most doctors don't check
*Major red flags for heart attack and stroke risk, including gum disease
*The gene that increases cardiovascular risk as much as smoking
*The best and worst supplements for your heart
*10 surprising ways to prevent heart attacks
About the Author
Bradley F. Bale, MD and Amy Doneen, MSN, ARNP are co-founders of the Bale/Doneen Method, which they teach to healthcare providers in their American Academy of Family Medicine-accredited preceptorship program. They have given hundreds of lectures at leading medical conferences globally and have published their research in many peer-reviewed medical journals. They also co-founded the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center in Spokane, Washington, of which Amy Doneen has been the Medical Director since 2003. She is also Adjunct Professor at Texas Tech Health Sciences School of Nursing and past chair of the Pacific Northwest Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association. Dr. Bale serves as Medical Director of the Heart Health Program at Grace Clinic in Lubbock, Texas and has a private practice in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lisa Collier Cool is a bestselling author, blogger for Yahoo! Health, and winner of 19 medical journalism awards.