Heart disease needn’t be inevitable.
is still the number one killer in the United States. But many of the deaths
that occur each year due to atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, and stroke
need never to have happened. Heart disease is one of many common afflictions
that are directly influenced by diet and lifestyle. For instance, did you know
that maintaining a healthy weight and getting daily exercise can dramatically
reduce your risk of succumbing to these diseases?
In an opinion
piece published in the influential medical journal, Circulation, in early 2011, the editorial
board of the American Heart Association announced that costs due to heart
disease will skyrocket by 2030 to more than $800 billion per year. Remarkably,
the United States has the highest expenditures for health care of any nation on
the planet. But we don’t have the best health outcomes.
too late to start eating more healthfully and caring for your body, although
the sooner you start, the better. Doctors now know that “hardening of the
arteries,” or atherosclerosis—which is at the root of most modern heart
disease—begins in early childhood and progresses throughout one’s lifetime. If
you’re a parent, you owe it to yourself and your children to adopt my True Nutrition principles for a happy,