Synopses & Reviews
The Cardiovascular Cure
offers a groundbreaking approach to preventing heart attack and stroke by enhancing your bodys own natural defenses. Dr. John Cooke, head of Stanford Medical Schools vascular unit, has devised a powerful new method for fighting cardiovascular disease without bypass surgery or angioplasty. Drawing on his own investigations, as well as Nobel Prize-winning research from a team of American scientists, Dr. Cooke provides heart patients with a diet, supplement, and exercise program that will help them feel better in as little as two weeks. His program also works to prevent heart disease in those at risk.
In 1998, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded for the discovery of EDRF (endothelium-derived relaxing factor), a chemical produced in the lining of the blood vessels, which keeps them free of plaque. Dr. Cooke and other investigators have found that specific nutrients can enhance EDRF production and improve blood flow in people with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, or other risk factors for heart disease.
This potentially life-saving book shows how anyone can achieve healthier blood vessels (the key to preventing heart disease). A two-week menu plan contains recipes that emphasize EDRF-enhancing foods, and there is detailed information on supplemental nutrients and vitamins that are useful in strengthening the cardiovascular system. Recipes from breakfast (Banana Date-Nut Bread; Blueberry Oat Pancakes; Pineapple Ginger or Tropical Smoothies; Pumpkin Muffins) to dinner (Moroccan Red Snapper; Chicken Wrap with Refried Beans; Soy-Glazed Salmon; Turkey Meatloaf) feature healthy fats found in fish, nuts, and olive oil. There is also welcome news that red wine and chocolate can be good for you (there are recipes for Double Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Raspberry Surprise).
The exercise program consists of the same therapeutic plans Dr. Cooke has prescribed for even his most severely ill patients, many of whom begin to walk and even exercise more vigorously without pain after two weeks. In addition, there are aerobic workouts designed for more active patients. Dr. Cooke also provides state-of-the-art information (pro and con) on conventional drugs–from aspirin to beta blockers–and medical tests and procedures to further combat cardiovascular disease.
With an introduction by Sir John Vane, a Nobel Prize-winning cardiovascular scientist, this book will provide anyone concerned about his or her cardiovascular health with new hope for a pain-free, disease-free life.
From the Hardcover edition.
Based on Nobel Prize-winning science, this groundbreaking approach to preventing and treating heart disease works by enhancing the body's own natural defenses.
Based on Nobel Prize-winning science, this ground-breaking approach to preventing and treating heart disease works by enhancing the body's own natural defenses. Each year, half a million Americans die of heart disease and stroke, often after enduring painful surgeries and expensive drug treatments. Now, Dr. John Cooke, the head of Stanford Medical School's vascular unit, has devised a powerful new method for fighting this epidemic killer--a diet, supplement, and exercise program that will have heart patients feeling better in just two weeks. Combining a Nobel Prize-winning discovery and Cooke's own research, The Cardiovascular Cure will give new hope to those with debilitating heart disease as well as those who are at risk. Cooke's breakthrough strategy relies on the properties of a newly discovered chemical produced in the lining of blood vessels, as well as on his own discovery that specific nutrients enhance this chemical to improve blood flow in people with, or at risk for, heart disease. His program features a two-week eating plan, with recipes and menus that promote cardiovascular health, and there is detailed information on supplemental nutrients, phytochemicals, and vitamins. A three-tier aerobic workout program provides readers with the same therapeutic plans prescribed by Dr. Cooke for even his most severely ill patients, many of whom begin to walk and even exercise without pain after being on the program for just two weeks. There's also a state-of-the-art review of medications and procedures. For anyone concerned about heart disease, this book offers new hope for a pain-free, disease-free life.
A groundbreaking approach to preventing heart attack and stroke by enhancing your body's own natural defences.
About the Author
JOHN P. COOKE, M.D., Ph.D
., is Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Section of Vascular Medicine at Stanford Universitys Medical School. He trained at the Mayo Clinic, earning a Ph.D. in physiology there, and he was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School before he was recruited to Stanford to spearhead the program in Vascular Biology and Medicine. He is a sought-after consultant and has served on numerous national and international committees dealing with cardiovascular diseases, including those of the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. JUDITH ZIMMER
has been a medical journalist for more than fifteen years. She has contributed to such publications as the New York Times
, and Self
magazines, and she currently writes for academic medical centers in New York City.
From the Hardcover edition.