I was about to deliver a lecture on preventive cardiology…
to second-year medical students who were well educated in determining cholesterol-lowering drugs and even performing bypass surgery. But how to ensure that a patient never ends up in a cardiologist’s office in the first place? I can’t believe what I’m not going to tell them, I thought. That’s why I wrote The Whole Heart Solution. It includes dozens of prescriptions that will help you make your heart last a very long time. None requires a trip to a drugstore.
The most powerful medicine: food
I’ve personally followed a plant-based diet for decades, but when the medical literature started reporting that this eating style helped reduce the rate of heart attacks, I began recommending it to patients. Many of them don’t go meat-free, but they still benefit from the advice that follows. You should also know how to spot the warning signs of heart disease.