The Great American Heart Hoax

The Great American Heart Hoax Author Michael Ozner
ISBN-10 9781935251040
Year 2010-12-14
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher BenBella Books, Inc.
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Clinical studies show that cardiovascular intervention does not prevent heart attacks or prolong life in stable patients with coronary artery disease . . . so why are more than 1.5 million angioplasties and coronary bypass surgeries done annually in the United States alone? In The Great American Heart Hoax, esteemed cardiologist Michael Ozner, author of The Miami Mediterranean Diet, reveals groundbreaking truths about what actually helps prevent and reverse heart disease and what isn’t worth the money or risk. Discover disturbing realities from a cardiologist about the billion-dollar cardiovascular intervention industry. While a minority of patients may benefit from surgery, Ozner uncovers that the majority can employ much simpler methods, such as diet, exercise and medical therapy, to achieve better results—without stents or surgery. Most important, The Great American Heart Hoax provides a 10-step program to improve your heart health and reduce your risk of heart disease.

The Great American Health Hoax

The Great American Health Hoax Author Raymond Francis
ISBN-10 9780757318504
Year 2015-02-03
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Health Communications, Inc.
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Described as "one of the few scientists who has achieved a breakthrough understanding of health and disease," Raymond Francis draws deeply from his years of personal experience and professional training. A chemist and a graduate of MIT, Raymond exposes the truth about why the conventional approaches to health and disease aren't working. In The Health Hoax, Francis blends wisdom from his previous books with new information and research, then he pulls out all the stops and creates a simple roadmap to health so that you can get well, stay well and never be sick again. Francis believes that, through education, we can put an end to the epidemic of chronic disease while providing a solution to the biggest social and economic problem of this century—the costs of global aging. In The Health Hoax, Francis exposes the truth about how to stay healthy and introduces us to a way of life that can become a "highway to health", while he quite effectively demonstrates that we really don't have to be sick. Then, he reminds us that not only is there absolutely no fun in being sick, but we are going broke trying to pay the cost. Francis realizes that the only solution for individuals and society as a whole is to maintain health. But health is a solution that we must choose, and once we make that choice, we must learn how to achieve it. Fortunately, learning how to be healthy has never been easier—The Health Hoax makes it simple. Because the human organism is a magnificent self-regulating, self-repairing system, it is capable of being completely functional and in excellent health for well over 100 years of vital, productive life. We are the sum of everything that goes into our system – it is our job to support it. When we make the choice to properly care for ourselves, our bodies will reward us with the gift of good health and long life. All we need is a tool to help us master the elements of health that are the most important. This book is that tool. It will empower you to choose health and never be sick again!

Heart Attack Proof

Heart Attack Proof Author Michael Ozner
ISBN-10 1936661888
Year 2012-04-03
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher BenBella Books, Inc.
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A combination of the newest blood tests, medications, and nutrition approaches have made coronary heart disease preventable, but for most of us, it’s still not a question of if, but when. Renowned and leading preventive cardiologist Michael Ozner says there’s no reason to wait until you have a heart attack or stroke. In Heart Attack Proof, Dr. Ozner shares the same six-week cardiac makeover to prevent and reverse heart disease he has been successfully giving his patients for more than 25 years. Even if you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease or have undergone surgery, you can still improve your condition; his easy week-by-week plan arms you with the latest science and research to make you virtually heart attack proof. Learn: In Week 1: What new blood tests can uncover hidden risks and save your life In Week 2: How to get started on an exercise routine In Week 3: Effective ways to manage stress In Week 4: Scientifically proven approach to a heart-healthy diet and weight control In Week 5: How to treat and reverse the metabolic risk factors In Week 6: Which vitamins and supplements are beneficial for cardiovascular health Complete with checklists to keep you on track and a heart-healthy 7-day meal plan and recipes, Heart Attack Proof gives you the toolkit to start your six-week journey toward a heart-healthy life!

The Complete Mediterranean Diet

The Complete Mediterranean Diet Author Michael Ozner
ISBN-10 9781939529961
Year 2014-04-29
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher BenBella Books, Inc.
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Obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer—all diseases that have been scientifically linked to diet—are at an all-time high. But there’s a way that’s been successful for millions of people for thousands of years: the Mediterranean diet. In The Complete Mediterranean Diet, top cardiologist Michael Ozner offers the traditional Mediterranean diet—clinically proven to reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer and numerous other diseases—with the latest scientific findings in health and nutrition to create a diet that’s easy to follow. Alongside an abundance of evidence supporting the Mediterranean diet’s incredible health benefits, including sustainable weight loss, Dr. Ozner includes 500 delicious, classic Mediterranean recipes, such as: Savory Mediterranean Chickpea Soup Pizza Margherita Grilled Citrus Salmon with Garlic Greens Spicy Whole Wheat Capellini with Garlic With a foreword by Debbie Matenopoulos, The Complete Mediterranean Diet shows you how and why to change your diet for a longer, healthier, happier life.

The Death and Life of the Great American School System

The Death and Life of the Great American School System Author Diane Ravitch
ISBN-10 9780465097999
Year 2016-06-28
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart from one of America's best-known education experts. Diane Ravitch-former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum-examines her career in education reform and repudiates positions that she once staunchly advocated. Drawing on over forty years of research and experience, Ravitch critiques today's most popular ideas for restructuring schools, including privatization, standardized testing, punitive accountability, and the feckless multiplication of charter schools. She shows conclusively why the business model is not an appropriate way to improve schools. Using examples from major cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, and San Diego, Ravitch makes the case that public education today is in peril. Ravitch includes clear prescriptions for improving America's schools: leave decisions about schools to educators, not politicians or businessmen devise a truly national curriculum that sets out what children in every grade should be learning expect charter schools to educate the kids who need help the most, not to compete with public schools pay teachers a fair wage for their work, not "merit pay" based on deeply flawed and unreliable test scores encourage family involvement in education from an early age The Death and Life of the Great American School System is more than just an analysis of the state of play of the American education system. It is a must-read for any stakeholder in the future of American schooling.

The Great Cholesterol Myth

The Great Cholesterol Myth Author Jonny Bowden
ISBN-10 9781592335213
Year 2012-11-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Fair Winds
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Heart disease is the #1 killer. However, traditional heart disease protocols--with their emphasis on lowering cholesterol--have it all wrong. Emerging science is showing that cholesterol levels are a poor predictor of heart disease and that standard prescriptions for lowering it, such as ineffective low-fat/high-carb diets and serious, side-effect-causing statin drugs, obscure the real causes of heart disease. Even doctors at leading institutions have been misled for years based on creative reporting of research results from pharmaceutical companies intent on supporting the $31-billion-a-year cholesterol-lowering drug industry. The Great Cholesterol Myth reveals the real culprits of heart disease, including: - Inflammation - Fibrinogen - Triglycerides - Homocysteine - Belly fat - Triglyceride to HCL ratios - High glycemic levels Bestselling health authors Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., and Stephen Sinatra, M.D. give readers a 4-part strategy based on the latest studies and clinical findings for effectively preventing, managing, and reversing heart disease, focusing on diet, exercise, supplements, and stress and anger management. Get proven, evidence-based strategies from the experts with The Great Cholesterol Myth. MYTHS VS. FACTS Myth–High cholesterol is the cause of heart disease. Fact–Cholesterol is only a minor player in the cascade of inflammation which is a cause of heart disease. Myth–High cholesterol is a predictor of heart attack. Fact–There is no correlation between cholesterol and heart attack. Myth–Lowering cholesterol with statin drugs will prolong your life. Fact–There is no data to show that statins have a significant impact on longevity. Myth–Statin drugs are safe. Fact–Statin drugs can be extremely toxic including causing death. Myth–Statin drugs are useful in men, women and the elderly. Fact–Statin drugs do the best job in middle-aged men with coronary disease. Myth–Statin drugs are useful in middle-aged men with coronary artery disease because of its impact on cholesterol. Fact–Statin drugs reduce inflammation and improve blood viscosity (thinning blood). Statins are extremely helpful in men with low HDL and coronary artery disease. Myth–Saturated fat is dangerous. Fact–Saturated fats are not dangerous. The killer fats are the transfats from partially hydrogenated oils. Myth–The higher the cholesterol, the shorter the lifespan. Fact–Higher cholesterol protects you from gastrointestinal disease, pulmonary disease and hemorrhagic stroke. Myth–A high carbohydrate diet protects you from heart disease. Fact–Simple processed carbs and sugars predispose you to heart disease. Myth–Fat is bad for your health. Fact–Monounsaturated and saturated fats protect you from metabolic syndrome. Sugar is the foe in cardiovascular disease. Myth–There is good (HDL) cholesterol and bad (LDL) cholesterol. Fact–This is over-simplistic. You must fractionate LDL and HDL to assess the components. Myth–Cholesterol causes heart disease. Fact–Cholesterol is only a theory in heart disease and only the small component of LP(a) or “bb shot” LDL predisposes one to oxidation and inflammation.

Nat Tate

Nat Tate Author William Boyd
ISBN-10 9781408824153
Year 2011-04-04
Pages 72
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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The infamous literary prank that fooled a legion of art critics in the 1990s Artist Nathwell Tate was born in 1928 in Union Beach, New Jersey. On January 8 1960 he contrived to round up and burn almost his entire output of Abstract Expressionism. Four days later he killed himself. This book offers an account of Tate's life and work. --- When William Boyd published his biography of New York modern artist Nat Tate, a huge reception of critics and artists arrived for the launch party, hosted by David Bowie, to toast the late artist's life. Little did they know that the painter Nat Tate, a depressive genius who burned almost all his output before his suicide, never existed. The book was a hoax, and the art world had fallen for it. Nat Tate is a work of art unto itself - an investigation of the blurry line between the invented and the authentic, and a thoughtful tour through the spirited and occasionally ludicrous American art scene of the 1950s.

Track Your Plaque

Track Your Plaque Author William Davis
ISBN-10 9780595316649
Year 2004
Pages 261
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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It's a sad fact: 90% of all heart disease goes undetected until heart attack strikes. An annual physical won't uncover it, you may feel great, exercise and eat intelligently, your LDL cholesterol may be 92 or 192-it makes little difference. Then how can you predict your heart's future? Do you need a crystal ball? Well, you don't have a crystal ball. But you have the next best thing: Track Your Plaque, the program that shows you how to use the new heart scans to measure and control coronary plaque. Coronary plaque is heart disease that leads to heart attack. If you know you have hidden coronary plaque and how much, you have the power to take control of your heart health future. Quantifying the amount of plaque you have is the most powerful measure available to predict future heart attack, far better than knowing your cholesterol. The revolutionary program that shows you how to begin to take control of your heart's future now! Track Your Plaque is a 3-step program that shows how you can: 1) Detect and measure coronary plaque easily and inexpensively 2) Identify the causes of your coronary plaque with methods that go far beyond simple-minded cholesterol measures 3) Effectively treat the causes and gain control of your plaque Track Your Plaque reaches farther than any other available program and can provide life-changing information to seize control of your future.

Education and Ecstasy

Education and Ecstasy Author George Leonard
ISBN-10 1556430051
Year 1987
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher North Atlantic Books
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"Education and Ecstasy" was originally written as a call for reform in America's school systems. Published in the 60s, and then revised in the 80s, this book reveals the deep-rooted structural problems in American schools--problems which still plague the system. (Education/Teaching)

Improbable Scholars

Improbable Scholars Author David L. Kirp
ISBN-10 9780199987504
Year 2013-03-12
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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No school district can be all charismatic leaders and super-teachers. It can't start from scratch, and it can't fire all its teachers and principals when students do poorly. Great charter schools can only serve a tiny minority of students. Whether we like it or not, most of our youngsters will continue to be educated in mainstream public schools. The good news, as David L. Kirp reveals in Improbable Scholars, is that there's a sensible way to rebuild public education and close the achievement gap for all students. Indeed, this is precisely what's happening in a most unlikely place: Union City, New Jersey, a poor, crowded Latino community just across the Hudson from Manhattan. The school district--once one of the worst in the state--has ignored trendy reforms in favor of proven game-changers like quality early education, a word-soaked curriculum, and hands-on help for teachers. When beneficial new strategies have emerged, like using sophisticated data-crunching to generate pinpoint assessments to help individual students, they have been folded into the mix. The results demand that we take notice--from third grade through high school, Union City scores on the high-stakes state tests approximate the statewide average. In other words, these inner-city kids are achieving just as much as their suburban cousins in reading, writing, and math. What's even more impressive, nearly ninety percent of high school students are earning their diplomas and sixty percent of them are going to college. Top students are winning national science awards and full rides at Ivy League universities. These schools are not just good places for poor kids. They are good places for kids, period. Improbable Scholars offers a playbook--not a prayer book--for reform that will dramatically change our approach to reviving public education.