Cut your risk of a heart attack

Get a healthier heart – from day one – with this unique plan by Martin L. Sullivan, MD, and Ellen Michaud
When 53-year-old Betty Brown* walked into the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, last August, she had an artery-clogging LDL cholesterol level of 190, a heart-thumping blood pressure of 180/100, a sky-high blood sugar of 150, and far too much stress in her life.

She was the proverbial heart attack waiting to happen. But 30 days later, Betty’s LDL had dropped 70 points, her pressure was down to 130/85, her blood sugar had dipped to 100, and she had all the tools that she needed to deal with the ups and downs of her life.

Ultimately, she had slashed her risk of a heart attack in half.

How? By taking advantage of a unique approach developed at the Duke University Center for Integrative Medicine, an approach that integrates the sharply-honed tools of American cardiology with natural remedies that include everything from green tea and exercise to dietary supplements and prayer.

The best part: It’s so simple that you and your doctor can easily tailor it to your needs and cut your risk of a heart attack by up to 60 percent – something no drug or surgery can match! Even if you’ve already had a heart attack, the Duke approach can help. When carried out under your doctor’s supervision, the program can cut chest pain in half, reduce the chances that you’ll have to go back in the hospital by 50 percent, and give you all the energy that you need to resume an active life.

Show your doctor this article. Ask him to monitor your cholesterol, triglyceride, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels, and to work with you to incorporate our heart-strengthening strategies into your life.

Then start with Day 1. Follow the instructions to incorporate that strategy daily. Move on to Day 2, and add that strategy to your regimen as well. Day by day, keep integrating new strategies until they become second-nature.

*not her real name

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