Monday, July 6, 2009

Review of The Blood Pressure Miracle by Frank Mangano

Studies show that hypertension is present in as many as one out of four adults, yet not everyone knows it. At first this diseases causes no symptoms at all until years down the line when much damage has been done and shows up as a host of health problems including stroke, heart attack, or even death.

The Blood Pressure Miracle by Frank Mangano covers this #1 killer and how to be as healthy as possible and live as long as possible. The author doesn’t suggest you toss out your prescriptions (and, if you’re taking drugs for high blood pressure, it will be more than one prescription since you’ll need others to offset the side-effects of the first drug!)

Instead, he recommends down-to-earth and solid advice for lowering your blood pressure naturally. Changes won’t happen overnight, but your high blood pressure didn’t develop overnight either. As the author points out, it can be due to hereditary, lack of exercise, poor eating habits, lifestyle factors, and reasons still unknown to science.

This book is written for the general public in layman’s terms since Mr. Mangano is not a doctor, but someone who has done extensive research and helped to get his mother back into good health after she was diagnosed with hypertension. Since then he’s helped countless others to get off of their prescription meds, take charge of their health and lower their blood pressure for good.

The author tells you exactly what blood pressure is, why high blood pressure is so hard on the body (such as the connection between hypertension and arthritis), and how to easily measure your blood pressure and read it even better than your doctor can. He explains why you should avoid prescription drugs if you can, then gets into the “Mangano Method” of reducing your blood pressure through natural means.

Frank Mangano’s health plan suggests easy-to-find supplements such as potassium and magnesium, and which foods are highest in these vitamins and minerals so you can focus more on dietary choices rather than taking handfuls of vitamins and herbs every day.

The Blood Pressure Miracle leaves no stone unturned. It covers everything a reader needs to know about stress reduction, diet, exercise, and natural ways to beat hypertension. Since everyone’s lifestyle is different, the author offers many ways to be healthier. Suggestions and precise directions are given every step of the way so you can create your very own personalized healing plan.

In our busy world of today we’re so used to living our lives of habit that often lead us down the path of poor health. Whether you or a loved one is facing high blood pressure, you owe it to yourself to read—and put into action!—Mr. Mangano’s book.

You can purchase the book here: The Blood Pressure Miracle

Review of Can't Find the Willpower by Dr. Lew Hamburger

Dr. Lew Hamburger has written a book so full of insight and humor, it should be supplied with every human being upon their emergence into this world. Although he counseled clients for many years, he believes that therapy is overrated and that all knowledge to succeed in life and overcome difficulties lies within us all—if only we could find the willpower. More often than not it’s fear that holds us back.

Each chapter starts with a question or short statement to get the reader thinking such as, what kind of person do you wan to be? And, how can I see this mess differently? Not your typical self-help book where the author shells out advice page after page until you’ve lost sight of why you started reading in the first place, this author gets down to the core of why we humans do the things we do and why we don’t usually do a darn thing to change it. He then provides action steps to overcoming any problem you’re currently facing such as:

Identifying: What you want,
Prioritizing: Narrowing tasks to the most important to do right now,
Eliminating distractions: Thinking only about the most important issue on your mind, how you plan to handle it, what your target is, and then taking action.

In the final chapter he sums everything up, offering tried and true ways to overcome any problem, crisis, or indecision you may face in life.

He peppers this short book with true-life examples, personal experience, and warm advice that can only come from someone who has been there, done it, and learned from it. Reading Dr. Hamburger’s book is like having a family friend holding your hand as you venture forth on paths that may not be easy or comfortable. With his help, you find that life isn’t as serious or complicated as we often make it, and the decision to be a happy, healthy, fun-loving person is quite easy…once you find the willpower.

Purchase your copy of Can't Find The Willpower?