The 30-day heart tune-up A breakthrough medical plan to prevent and reverse heart disease

Steven Masley

Book - 2014

"Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of Americans today, and while most doctors focus on lowering cholesterol and blood pressure they are overlooking the real culprit: glucose levels. With today's overweight population and dramatic increase in Type II Diabetes, studies now show that sugar, not fat, does most of the heart damage. Plaque-reducing statins used to lower high cholesterol treat some symptoms but not the cause of most heart disease -- and they do not stop the growth of arterial plaque. The good news is that everyone-regardless of size, genetics, gender, or age-can treat arterial plaque and prevent heart attacks and strokes with THE 30-DAY HEART TUNE-UP. The key to the program is about shrinking arterial plaque, impro...ving circulation, and strengthening your heartbeat with fiber and fitness using these tools: Adding heart-healing foods to your diet ; Exercise that strengthens your heart and arteries ; Stress management ; A customized heart-friendly supplement plan. THE 30-DAY HEART TUNE-UP program is easy, fast, and could even be called sexy. Dr. Masley devotes a chapter to showing how improving heart health improves sex drive in both men and women"--

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New York : Center Street 2014.
Main Author
Steven Masley (-)
First edition
Physical Description
x, 387 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Foreword
  • My Promise
  • Part I. Getting to the Heart of the Matter
  • Chapter 1. The 30-Day Heart Tune-Up Breakthrough
  • Chapter 2. Truth and Myths about Cardiovascular Risk Factors
  • Chapter 3. How Young Is Your Heart?
  • Part II. The 30-Day Heart Tune-Up
  • Chapter 4. Eat Right for Your Heart
  • Chapter 5. Take Your Heart for a Spin
  • Chapter 6. De-stress Your Heart
  • Chapter 7. Tune Up Your Heart with Revitalizing Foods and Supplements
  • Chapter 8. Sexier You
  • Part III. The Eating Plan
  • Chapter 9. Getting Started with the 30-Day Food Plan
  • Chapter 10. 60 Heart-Healing Recipes
  • Breakfasts
  • Lunches
  • Snacks
  • Dinners
  • Side Dishes
  • Desserts
  • Sauces and Condiments
  • Acknowledgments
  • Appendices
  • I. Body Mass Index Chart
  • II. Dr. Masley's Recommended Body Fat Percentage Rates
  • III. Calcium Requirements
  • IV. Fiber Content of Common Foods (in Grams)
  • Helpful Resources
  • Websites
  • Information Tools
  • Food Sources and Links
  • Exercise Tools
  • Recommended Reading and Information Sources
  • Supplement Companies I Use
  • References
  • Index
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Who wouldn't jump at the chance to feel healthier, sexier, trimmer, and mentally sharper in just 30 days? In his latest book, Masley (Ten Years Younger) looks at cardiovascular disease and advises readers on how to turn back the clock by reducing formed arterial plaque and how to prevent plaque buildup. Keys to success are improving diet, exercise, and stress management. With nuts, berries, avocados, and chocolate included in this plan, and over 50 recipes, readers need not worry about being deprived. Adding a phased exercise plan, most of which can be implemented from home and does not require much gear or machinery, is essential. While both diet and exercise will help reduce stress, reducing stress will also increase the benefit of diet and exercise; sleep quality, relaxation routines, and biofeedback resources are explored. Masley promises that by following this plan, readers can "enjoy a heart ten years younger than when [they] started"-a worthy goal for anyone with cardiovascular health concerns. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Review by Library Journal Review

Masley (Ten Years Younger), a nutritionist and physician who runs a wellness clinic in Florida, is back with a new plan to help reverse heart disease. His goal is to get people who are taking cholesterol-lowering drugs and still not feeling healthier to make the lifestyle changes that we all know are necessary. His advice is a generally straightforward and positive approach to eating better, reducing stress, and exercising more. Masley recommends evaluating the health of your heart and blood vessels with a carotid intimal medial thickness (IMT) test; if that's not possible, he has suggestions for using a simple fitness step test at home. After the assessment is a four-pronged plan of aerobic exercise and strength training, recommended foods, stress management, and supplements. The book also includes 60 healthy recipes for foods such as quinoa salad and gumbo. VERDICT There's nothing really new here, but an easy-to-read and motivational style makes this a preventative prescription that may go down well with the general public. Recommended for readers interested in improving their health.-Elizabeth A. -Williams, St. -Matthew's Univ. Sch. of -Medicine, Grand -Cayman, -Cayman Islands (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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