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Defeating Dementia:What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of Dementia

Dementia. It’s one of the most dreaded conditions we face as we age. Many people claim they would rather be diagnosed with cancer than Alzheimer’s. What many don’t realize is that dementia is not a forgone conclusion as we get older. Our own lifestyle choices and habits can have a significant impact–for good or ill–on our chances of developing the disease.

And that means there’s hope.

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Drawing from the latest medical research, Dr. Richard Furman helps you understand dementia and Alzheimer’s and shows you how to make three powerful lifestyle changes that can help decrease the probability of developing this disease. He explains how eating the right foods, exercising, and sustaining an ideal weight can dramatically reduce the likelihood of developing dementia in the first place, and how these habits can even slow the progression of the disease in someone who has already received a diagnosis.

If you or your loved ones are concerned about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, let this book be your guide into a healthy future.|Richard Furman, MD, FACS, spent more than thirty years as a vascular surgeon. The author of Prescription for Life and Your Cholesterol Matters, Furman is past president of the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, past president of the North Carolina Surgical Society, and a two-term governor of the American College of Surgeons. He is cofounder of World Medical Mission, the medical arm of Samaritan’s Purse, and is a member of the board of Samaritan’s Purse. He lives in Boone, North Carolina.


Your Cholesterol Matters

85 percent of people over the age of 50 have significant artery blockage without any symptoms.

Two-thirds of the time, the initial symptom is a full blown heart attack

Doctors routinely tell patients to watch their diet, get regular exercise, and lose weight. They also increasingly prescribe “cholesterol lowering” drugs that patients will take everyday for the rest of their lives. The pill makes us feel like we’re doing something, so we slack off in our goals for a healthier lifestyle. To make matters worse, the pill solves only a portion of the problem, giving us a false sense of security.

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Dr. Richard Furman wants you to know that you don’t have to pin your health hopes on expensive medications that only address a small part of the cholesterol puzzle (and often have negative health-impacting side effects). In this practical guide to better health, he offers specific strategies to

  • lower your levels of “lethal” LDL cholesterol
  • raise your levels of “hero” HDL cholesterol
  • develop new habits that make healthy living easy and natural
  • adjust your lifestyle in order to stay off of expensive medication
  • and more

Your aging process depends on the health of your arteries. Dr. Furman’s advice will not only give you extra years but, even more important, it will improve the quality of those years, beginning today.


Prescription for Life

Did you know?

  • Over half of all Americans die simply because of six foods we eat.
  • The way you age is primarily dependent on the condition of your arteries.
  • Erectile dysfunction is actually a warning sign of blockage in a man’s heart.
  • A third of cancer deaths can be prevented by eating properly, losing excess weight, and exercising.

For over 30 years as a vascular surgeon, Dr. Richard Furman literally held clogged arteries and diseased hearts in his hands. He 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. Why are we slowly destroying our bodies? What can we do to turn it around? The good news is simple, sustainable, lifestyle changes can make a huge difference. Combining decades of experience and along with latest medical research,

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Dr. Furman explains how you can:

  • Achieve and maintain your ideal weight
  • Learn what foods to eat and what foods to avoid
  • Make exercise a natural part of your life
  • Reduce your risk for life-threatening diseases

Dr. Furman reveals how to eliminate the risk of heart disease and keep safe from various cancers, dementia, diabetes, stroke, erectile dysfunction, and other age-related problems. Poor health as you get older does not have to happen. Dr. Furman’s expert advice will help you live a long, healthy, vibrant life. Enjoy more time with friends and family, instead of wasting it in doctors’ offices and hospitals. Read Dr. Furman’s Prescription for Life and discover how you can live younger longer!

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