Diet for a Strong Heart: Michio Kushi's Macrobiotic Dietary Guidlines for the Prevension of High Blood Pressure, Heart Attack and Stroke

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Macmillan, Dec 31, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 556 pages
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The groundbreaking dietary program designed to help keep the heart healthy without drugs, surgery, or expensive treatments. Illustrated.
  

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Contents

The Heart Disease Epidemic
7
The Macrobiotic Approach to Heart Disease
20
How the Heart Beats
33
Diet Ecology and the Heart
49
Making Balance Naturally
61
The Standard Macrobiotic Diet
70
Nutritional Studies and the Heart
97
Cholesterol and the Heart
111
The Tragical Case History of Prince Hamlet
333
The Four Humors
342
The Five Transformations
343
Correspondences in Hamlet
351
RECIPES AND EXERCISES
355
Kitchen Utensils
357
Menus
361
Recipes
370

Serum Cholesterol and Coronary Heart
118
The Macrobiotic Studies at Harvard
122
Diet and the Development of Heart
134
A YinYang Classification of Cardiovascular
137
through Buildup of Atherosclerotic Plaque
150
Multiple Factors and Risk of Heart Attack
189
Comparison of Average American
232
A GUIDE TO DIFFERENT CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITIONS
235
Getting Well
237
Dietary Recommendations
245
Dietary Recommendations for Relieving
255
Abnormal Blood Pressure
259
Coronary Disease and Heart Attack
265
Stroke
271
Blood Circulation to the Brain
272
Major Causes of Stroke
273
Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy
276
Congestive Cardiomyopathy
278
Irregular Heartbeats
280
Valve Disorders
282
Valve Disorders
283
Rheumatic Pulmonary and Infectious Heart Disease
286
Layers of the Heart
289
Diseases of the Arteries
290
Diseases of the Veins
296
Pulmonary Embolism
298
Disease
300
and 27 Congenital Heart Defects
301
Case Histories
310
Now cracks a noble heart
332
Cooking SelfReflection
429
Home Cares
433
Breathing and Chanting Exercises
443
and 33 Right Sitting Postures
444
Meditation Exercises
452
Heart Meditation
453
DöIn Exercises
458
Cheek Massage
459
Shoulder Massage
460
Chest Massage
461
Front Chest Region
463
Arm and Wrist Massage
465
Hand Massage
466
Stretching and Walking Exercises
467
Exercise for the Heart Meridian
468
Faster Walking Exercise
471
Macrobiotic Resources
472
Notes
477
Evaluating the Heart Naturally 12 Sex Race Genetics and Smoking
488
Diet Emotions and the Heart
489
Diet Exercise and the Heart
490
The Artificial Heart and the Future of Humanity
491
Glossary
496
Recommended Reading
504
Index
507
xi
512
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526
Recipe Index
529
Note on the Authors
531
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Michio Kushi, founder of the East West Foundation, is the acknowledged leader of the international macrobiotic community and natural-foods movement. Well known and widely respected among both the medical community and the public at large, he is the author of numerous books and articles on the food-health connection. Alex Jack, a journalist and author, is a former editor of the "East West Journal,"" "Together, they are the authors of "Diet for a Strong Heart,"   Jack is a leading macrobiotic teacher, counselor and author. He is director of the One Peaceful World Society. He is a pioneer in the natural foods movement having taught, counseled, and presented classes throughout the U.S. and abroad over the last 25 years. He is on the faculty of the Kushi Institute.

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