New Book Targets Better Nutrition for Heart Attack Survivors:
Prevent a Second Heart Attack
Author inspired after her father dies from
second heart attack; focus is on 8 foods, includes recipes
Janet Bond Brill,
Ph.D., R.D., LDN, is a leading diet, nutrition, and fitness author;
guest nutrition and health expert on national television. She
specializes in cardiovascular disease prevention.
Jan. 12, 2011 - Each year, roughly 1.5 million
Americans have a heart attack -- and most of them survive. But research
shows that just one year after their diagnosis, the vast majority of
these 13 million American heart attack survivors fail to adhere to the
dietary changes that could prevent a second heart attack.
After her father's death at a young age from his
second heart attack, and by her husband heart attack at age 51,
Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN, decided to look very closely
at what could be done to make a difference in her husband's life.
The research inspired her to write Prevent a Second
Heart Attack: 8 Foods, 8 Weeks to Reverse Heart Disease.
"I want to teach
Sam and the 13 million other American heart attack survivors how to live
long, happy, and healthy lives -- and to teach them how to prevent that
second lethal attack and even reverse the actual disease process," Brill
Brill, a leading
diet, nutrition and fitness expert, offers a successful,
straightforward, eight-point program in her newest book. Her simple,
easy-to-follow lifestyle plan can reduce the risk of a second heart
attack by up to 70 percent, according
to the publisher.
Inspired by the heart-healthy, time-proven Mediterranean diet, Brill's
approach is simple: incorporate eight key food groups -- like olive oil,
oatmeal, leafy greens, even red wine and dark chocolate -- into your
daily diet, and get moderate exercise each day.
Among the more
than 50 recipes:
● Oatmeal, Walnut, and
● Whole-Grain Pizza
with Arugula, Eggplant, and Caramelized Onions
Salmon with Fennel and Saffron
● Shrimp with
● Flourless Dark
Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts
These and the
other recipes in the book feature the 8 foods that are the core of the
cutting-edge research, Brill explains why each food is so important to
cardiovascular wellness, and gives creative tips on how to get a daily
dose of each one.
Packed with every tool someone needs
including daily checklists, nutrition information, a complete two-week
eating plan, and dozens of mouth-watering recipes to suit every meal,
taste, and budget - the delicious and foolproof program ensures that
heart attack survivors and their loved ones will be satisfied, rather
than deprived, as they eat their way to better heart health.
reassuring and accessible voice of a trusted health professional,
Second Heart Attack
gives heart attack survivors the knowledge, skills, and confidence they
need to make simple - but life-changing - diet and lifestyle
modifications to reverse their disease and live long, full,
heart-healthy lives, according to the publisher.
Dr. Brill lives in Pennsylvania with
her husband and three children.
provides an engaging and informative book for patients and providers
alike. This exceptional book provides easy to read information on
nutrition and heart disease, practical approaches to heart healthy
living and tools to help patients successfully reduce heart disease
risk. I will recommend this book most highly to all my patients."
- JoAnne M. Foody, MD, FACC, FAHA, Medical Director, Cardiovascular
Wellness Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
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