Another great read for the health of the body is: "YOU: On A Diet" by Dr. Oz. I have both the South Beach Diet book, per Jibbie, and YOU: On A Diet.
These books together are a powerhouse of information. YOU: On A Diet explains in layman's terms and with cartoon sketches, (as only Dr. Oz can do), how the body works and what happens when you care for it, and when you don't care for it. It has a storehouse of knowledge, information, and tips to help you understand why your body functions the way it does.
The South Beach Diet is geared to help one with getting their numbers, (blood pressure, sugar, cholesterol, ect.), going in the right direction.
Both books will do your heart wonders, and your body will thank you for it.
I think everyone should read ARTHUR AGATSTON, M.D.'s book "The South Beach Heart Health Program." as he is a Cardiologist and Professor at the U. of Miami Medical School. I've learned so much about Metabolic Syndrome/pre-diabetes from reading his books.
Great article. My mother smoked and died from a heart attack when I was 17. She knew it was bad for her, but she made no effort to stop. YOGA would be more helpful with re leaving stress.
1/25/2008 10:14:35 AM
EVERYONE SHOULD TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES MY HUSBAND JUST HAD A CANCER OPERATION THE BEST THING TO DO IS NO SMOKE. HE WAS A SMOKER FOR MANY YEARS IT CAUSES ALOT OF HEALTH PROBLEMS WALKING IS THE BEST FOR EVERYONE IM REISEING A GRANDSON WHOM IS 9 AND I GET ALOT OF EXERISE JUST KEEPING UP WITH HIM AND IVE LOST ALOT OF WEIGHT BY WALKING EVERYDAY FOR AT LEAST ONE HOUR AND DRINKING ALOT OF WATER.
1/25/2008 7:01:53 AM
I loved this article. The smoking aspect is so true! I quit as of 9/27/07. Thumbs up on this one...going to add it to my favorites.
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