Saturday, November 19, 2016

I Want The Women In My Family To Know This

Women and Heart Disease: The Real Story
Author: Jacqueline A. Eubany, MD, FACC, FHRS
Self-Published in: Mission Viejo, California, 2016

Dr. Jacqueline Eubany, an American cardiologist, starts out to write a straight-forward, easy to understand, comprehensive, all you need to know “before you have a heart attack” book for women. And she succeeds with honors. In the process, I am sure she has helped hundreds of men.
With well-placed simple diagrams and short sections on key topics, this book is very well organized. And she gives us facts that are easy to remember such as “Heart disease is the number one killer of American women”. She explains why women often get misdiagnosed or diagnosed late, reducing the chance of full recovery. Her bottom line messages to each of us are: 1. Unhealthy lifestyles contribute to heart disease bigtime and 2. Time is tissue which she explains fully. She taught me, very effectively, about four different categories of heart disease and their risks and the symptoms to look for in myself and the women I love.
Then she deals with each of the lifestyles (using real examples from her practice) and showing us how these contribute to the disease.  She addresses: cigarette smoking, physical inactivity [simple lesson here: duration beats intensity and frequency], diet [here she tells you what’s good, what’s not so good, and then she discusses four modern diet plans including the Mediterranean, the DASH, the TLC, and the low carbohydrate], alcohol, weight, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, and the metabolic syndrome. From there she discusses hormone replacement therapy, aspirin as preventative measure, and antioxidants (sorry, supplements won’t cut it).
Highly recommended for women, and for the men that love them. In fact, I hope the author finds a cardiologist of like mind that can follow her formula and write a book for men. (In fact, if there is one, please let me know.)
When I finished reading her book, I felt much more informed than I was two years ago when my own wife had a heart attack. And I even felt better about recognizing one in myself.
Whenever Christmas rolls around again, this book makes a great stocking stuffer.

Ken B. Godevenos, President, Accord Resolutions Services Inc., Toronto, Ontario, November 19, 2016.

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1 comment:

  1. In a very gracious way, author Dr. Jacqueline Eubany sent this reply to our review of her book:

    I just read your review on amazon!! Thank you so much for your glowing review!! I am so happy to know that you learned a lot more about heart disease. Many people are uninformed about this subject manner, and I am really trying to educate people..especially women about this disease and that fact that it is preventable. I know now, from getting similar feedback from others that i need to push forward with this message. Thanks again. I hope your wife is doing well! She is a powerful voice for women with heart disease. Take care and have a wonderful weekend!
    Jackie Eubany"