There’s one thing we can all agree on: Trying to stay healthy.
That’s why you may want to know about a new book, Killer diseases, modern-day epidemics: Keys to stopping heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and obesity in their tracks, by Swarna Moldanado, PhD, MPH, and Alex Moldanado, MD.
In this extraordinary book, the authors have pulled together an invaluable compendium of both evidence and advice on how to stop the “killer diseases” they call “modern-day epidemics.”
First, using their accumulated wisdom and experience in public health, nursing science, and family medical practice, Swarna and Alex Moldanado offer the reader a wide array of scientific evidence. Next, they present their well-thought-out conclusions on how this evidence supports their theories of how to combat the killer diseases that plague us today.
Their most compelling conclusion: Lifestyle choices have an overwhelming impact on our health. So although some individuals may suffer from diseases that are unavoidable, evidence points to the tremendous importance of lifestyle choices.
Specifically, the authors note that evidence “points to the fact that some of the most lethal cancers are attributable to lifestyle choices.” Choosing to smoke tobacco or consume alcohol in excess are examples of the sort of risky lifestyle choices that can lead to this killer disease.
Similarly, cardiovascular diseases–diseases of the heart and blood vessels–share many common risk factors. Clear evidence demonstrates that eating an unhealthy diet, a diet that includes too many saturated fats—fatty meats, baked goods, and certain dairy products—is a critical factor in the development of cardiovascular disease. The increasing size of food portions in our diet is another risk factor many people may not be aware of.
On the other hand, most of us are aware of the dangers of physical inactivity. But knowledge of these dangers is not enough. Many of us must change our lifestyle choices. Those of us in sedentary careers, for example, must become much more physically active than our lifestyles lend themselves to.
Yes, the basics of this information appear frequently in the media. But the Moldanados reveal a great deal of scientific evidence you might not know about.
Even more importantly, in Chapter 8, “Making and Keeping the Right Lifestyle Choices,” the authors step up to the plate in a big way. Here they clearly and forcefully state their specific recommendations for succeeding in the fight against killer diseases.
Following these recommendations could lead all of us to a healthier and brighter outcome.
Kudos to the authors for collecting an enormous volume of evidence, clearly presenting it to us, and concluding with their invaluable recommendations.
No more excuses! Let’s resolve to follow their advice and move in the right direction to help ensure our good health.