The Whole Heart Solution by Dr. Joel Kahn needs to be everyone's recipe for living a long, healthy and happy life.
Specific information about food, exercise, stress reduction, and ways to seek comfort and happiness are presented here in a "street friendly" tone. As accomplished as Dr. Kahn is, with his never-ending list of jaw dropping medical credentials, he talks to us in a friendly non-threatening, easy to understand tone. Everyone knows that it's scary to make changes. As you read through his book, Dr. Kahn seems to be holding our hand as we explore a different road toward improved health.
On a personal note, my mother was diagnosed with mitral valve regurgitation and was one of the few patients (at the time) selected for an innovative mitral valve repair procedure. One of the criteria for selection was that the patient would not survive without this. Dr. Kahn guided me over the phone (he in Detroit, me in NY) about supplements that would be helpful for her, better heart meds, better food choices, heart strengthening exercises, health brain exercises (a healthy brain and a healthy heart go together) and encouraged me to keep offering her strength and support. When is came time for my mom's final evaluation right before surgery, the doctors in New York were flabbergasted. Her heart condition significantly improved and she no longer has regurgitation. Her cardiologist in New York said, 'I have never seen anything like this before, usually things go the other way, her progression is unbelievable." Mom no longer needed this procedure! Now, almost 3 years later at 87, she is dancing, playing Bridge and enjoying her life with her family.
I have bought and given this book out as a gift to several of my friends. Indeed, The Whole Heart Solution can be considered a gift of life.