Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Review: Prescription for Life: Three Simple Strategies to Live Younger Longer by:Richard Furman

 Prescription for Life: Three Simple Strategies to Live Younger Longer
About the Book:
During his more than thirty years as a vascular surgeon, Richard Furman literally held clogged arteries and diseased hearts in his hands and wondered why the person lying on the table hadn't been more careful. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in America, and in most cases it is completely preventable. So why are we slowly destroying our bodies and killing ourselves? And what can we do to turn it around?
The good news is, simple, sustainable lifestyle changes can mean the difference between health and infirmity, between life and death. Putting his three decades of experience and education to work, Dr. Furman gives readers the strategies they need to live not just longer, but "younger." This essential resource to health helps readers
-achieve and maintain their ideal weight
-reduce their risk for life-threatening diseases
-make exercise a natural part of their lives
-learn what foods to eat and what foods to avoid
It even shows how following the plan can not only eliminate heart disease, but also keep people safe from various cancers, dementia, diabetes, stroke, erectile dysfunction, and other age- and obesity-related problems. 


My Review:
 So often we go through life wishing for better health or a better body. In Prescription for Life, it is definitely possible to have both. The author leads you down a more healthy path to a more lengthened life. In Prescription for Dr. Furman gives you three simple strategies to live younger and longer.A plan he promises if applied correctly can change your life for the better. He also has a section on different ways to combat or avoid chronic illnesses that deserves a second look.

 I went through the section discussing dementia and learned that there are actually two different types. One being Alzheimer's and the other being vascular. Alzheimer's is known to be a degenerative problem within the brain but the other one mentioned is directly related to the arteries within the brain that have become diseased. My family members eventually all suffer from this disease which I always thought just meant that it was a part of the aging process. Apparently, the author says that these can be prevented with diet and exercise. I am not a doctor but I am not too sure that I all together agree with his theory.

 He gives you ways in which you can implement his eating and exercising strategy. Most should find this book very helpful and full of information regarding disease that may be prevented with diet and exercise. If you are interested in learning more, you can at this link.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Revell.