Posted on Apr 08, 2020, 1 p.m.
This very well written book is the latest release from Dr. Joel Kahn who is one of the world’s top cardiologists. On top of being very informative this book really is a diet and lifestyle guide once more showing that America’s healthy heart doc really is passionate about scientifically showing the body’s ability to heal itself through proper nutrition, he is trying to prevent all future heart attacks by educating and inspiring people to follow an active and holistic lifestyle by applying cutting edge science to their lives.
This book is endorsed by some of the leading professionals and authors in the field, and it is bringing to light the silent risk factors as well as providing important information about lipoprotein(a) to the public who may not be aware of this quiet killer so that they can take steps to safeguard their heart, health, and well being.
Lipoprotein(a) is a known type of cholesterol that does not appear in normal testing which leaves people at risk with high levels who may not be aware. Dr. Kahn provides research, suggests tests, who may be at risk and explains what it all means between the relationship to heart health and disease. Dr. Khan also reviews common medications, nutraceuticals as well as alternatives and various therapies to explain their ability to help lower cholesterol to increase heart health awareness.
While explaining what Lp(a) is and that 1 in 5 people are estimated to have elevated levels, Dr.Kahn also explains that this condition is a factor of genetics rather than lifestyle choices. However, he concludes that the foundation for avoiding cardiovascular disease must always be built on a healthy lifestyle which includes not smoking, keeping stress in check, getting enough sleep, staying physically active, maintaining social connections, having purpose in life, and most importantly following a healthy diet that consists of plant based whole foods.
Along with providing research to support a whole food plant based diet Dr. Kahn has partnered with Beverly Lynn Bennett who is a vegan chef and established author to provide a collection of delicious recipes that are rich in a variety of nutrients that have been found to be the most protective for the heart.
“Joel Kahn is a leader in integrative cardiology….This is a must read book on Lipoprotein(a),” writes Dean Ornish, MD, founder and president of Preventive Medicine Research Institute.
“With over one billion people at risk, trusted advice is urgently needed. Joel Kahn MD, has written the first book about Lipoprotein(a) that brings recommendations from the scientific literature. Bravo,” writes Michael Greger, MD, founder of NutritionFacts.org
“Lp(a) is an important and often neglected heart disease risk factor; diet and lifestyle are the most powerful and often neglected means of reducing overall cardiovascular risk. By addressing both, Dr. Kahn is pulling important public health matter from the shadows and placing it in the bright light of opportunity,” writes David L. Katz, MD, MPH, president of True Health Initiative.
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