Medications and Supplements

Earlier in the book, I described my journey as a cardiologist firmly committed to the prevention first approach, especially as it pertains to diet. But nutrition and exercise alone can't always ensure cardiac health. In the late 1980s a new class of amazing cholesterol-lowering drugs known as the statins medications such as Mevacor, Pravachol, Lescol, Zocor, and Lipitor became available. With these, we were able to cut cholesterol quite easily and dramatically 20 to 30 percent initially, and...

Advanced Blood Testing

Lowering total cholesterol is an important goal in preventive care, but it's not nearly enough. In fact, most people who suffer heart attacks have average cholesterol levels. The fact is that one person can have a low cholesterol number and be at grave risk for a heart attack, while someone else with a higher figure will be fine. The familiar total cholesterol figure alone doesn't tell the entire story. By now, most people realize there are two basic types of cholesterol the so-called good kind...

EBT Scanning

There's a final medical measure that must be taken to promote heart health, one with which I am extremely familiar electron beam tomography (EBT) as a noninvasive tool for examining the heart. More than the electrocardiograph (EKG) or exercise testing, this technology has the power to tell us the exact condition of the blood vessels that supply the beating heart. This test supplies critical information that no other diagnostic tests provide. In June of 1988, I worked with my colleagues Warren...

Day 2

Berry smoothie (8 oz non-fat, sugar-free fruit-flavored yogurt, cup berries, Vz cup crushed ice blend until smooth) Decaffeinated coffee or decaffeinated tea with nonfat milk and sugar substitute Lemon Couscous Chicken (page 210) Tomato and cucumber slices Meat Loaf (page 221) Steamed asparagus Mushrooms sauteed in olive oil Sliced Bermuda onion and tomato drizzled with olive oil Sliced cantaloupe with 2 Tbsp ricotta cheese 1 cup high-fiber cereal (such as Uncle Sam) with cup nonfat milk 1 cup...

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Acidic foods, as sugar stopper, 65,68 Alcohol. See specific alcoholic beverages Almond Ricotta Creme, 181 American Heart Association diet, 9, 17,38 disease, 94-95 Apple juice, 55, 57 Apples vs. apple juice, 57 Apple-Walnut Chicken Salad, 205 Apple-shaped obesity, diabetes and, 75 Apricots Apricot-Glazed Cornish Hens, 271 Chocolate-Dipped Apricots, 294 Artichokes Arugula and Watercress Salad, 282-83 Asian food, in restaurants, 87-88 Asparagus Easy Asparagus and Mushroom Omelet, 132 Oven-Roasted...

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5 ounces cooked chicken breast, cut into V2- chunks Vz cup chopped celery cup chopped apple 2 ounces chopped walnuts 1 tablespoon raisins 4 cup prepared low-sugar Italian dressing Bibb lettuce In a medium bowl, gently stir together the chicken, celery, apple, walnuts, and raisins. Pour the dressing over the mixture and toss gently to coat. . , NWT-mTlQK AT ft SIANPE , , I Per serving 444 calories, 27 g protein, j 33 g carbohydrates, 25 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, i 391 mg sodium, 63 mg...

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Glycemic index of, 22 low-fat, in South Beach Diet, 11, 27 D'Andrea, Michael, 234, 284 Desserts Almond Ricotta Creme, 181 Lemon Zest Ricotta Creme, 180 Lime Zest Ricotta Creme, 182 Mocha Ricotta Creme, 182 Vanilla Ricotta Creme, 181 Phase 2 Chocolate Cups, 242 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, 240 Pistachio Bark, 241 Strawberries in Balsamic Vinegar, 288 Strawberries with Vanilla Vbgurt, 241 Phase 3 Chocolate-Dipped Apricots, 294 Chocolate Sponge Cake, 292 Chocolate-Stuffed Steamed Pears, 293...

Understanding Popular Diets

What about the popular diets promoted to the general public over the 30 years since those guidelines were published Initially, most programs followed the low-fat, high-carb orthodoxy. The most popular was the Pritikin Diet. This regimen requires severe total fat restriction. In recent years, Pritikin has liberalized its view of nonsaturated fats. I admire the Pritikin doctors for their commitment to prevention of heart disease, which has included the successful promotion of exercise. But the...

Changing Your Thinking

Okay, by now it's midafternoon, typically the first dangerous time of day, dietwise. This is when you might normally crave a sugar fix, owing to the natural dip in blood sugar and consequently, energy, that takes place about this time. This is when people tend to run to the coffee shop, the candy counter, or the vending machines. Instead, you'll have nuts let's say plain almonds (not salted or smoked). Nuts contain good, healthy fats, and they fill you up. It's possible to have too many of...

Chicken En Papillote South Beach Recipe For

See also Overweight diabetes and, 75, 77-79 heart disease and, 79 80 Omelets Easy Asparagus and Mushroom Omelet, 132 Western Egg White Omelet, 133 Onions Oven-Roasted Vegetables, 168 Pan-Roasted Steak and Onions, 220 Roast Chicken with Sweet Garlic, Melted Onions, and Sour Orange, 268-69 Stewed Tomatoes and Onions, 172 Vegetable Quiche Cups To Go, 134 Orange juice avoiding, 46 oranges vs., 47, 57 Orange roughy Orange Roughy in Scallion and Ginger Sauce, 163 Oranges...

The Bodys Response

Once the food has been liquefied in the stomach, it travels downward to our small intestines, where millions of capillaries absorb what we've eaten and transport it into our bloodstreams. Once there, it travels through our livers and then everywhere else in our bodies to be used, stored, or eliminated. But let's continue to focus on the carbs. As we've said, they all contain sugar in one form or another. Even the starches are merely chains of sugars digestion cuts the links in order to make the...