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Happy Heart Month

I don't normally participate in give aways or promotions on my blog.

I guess I don't because I've always used this place to write my own thoughts, keep track of my own life and to uh, vent.

For the next ten days however I'm going to tell you about my life and share with you a little from a book I'm reading.

It's called, 'Saving Women's Hearts – How you can prevent and reverse Heart Disease with natural and conventional strategies.'

Yep, heart disease.

My grandmother is in the hospital today because yesterday she had a heart attack.

My other three grandparents all died from heart disease.

I wanted to read this book because a nagging part of me is wondering what's going to happen to me one day.

The introduction in the book starts by asking the question, 'Why should you care about your heart? Why does it matter at any age? Well, heart disease is the number-one killer of women. Most women think cancer (particularly breast cancer) should be their number-one health concern, but the facts are the facts. One out of three women will develop heart disease in her lifetime.'

Scary.

Sigh.

But I want to read this book so I can take the steps to protect myself and to teach my daughters how to recognize and prevent heart disease.

So, if you'll excuse me for the next ten days I'm going to deviate from my normal scheduled venting to share with you a little bit about what I'm learning about heart disease. 

If you're interested in reading the book too, leave a comment sometime in the next ten days telling me why you'd be interested in reading it and I'll enter your name into a draw for a copy of the book.

And here's hoping that in the next few days, that by learning more to help myself, I can help some of you too.

 

And here's the small print: Disclosure - I am participating in the Saving Women’s Hearts program by Mom Central on behalf of Wiley Publishing.  I received a copy of the book to review and gift card as a thank you for my participation.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

9 thoughts on “Happy Heart Month

  1. I would be interested in reading it because heart disease runs in both sides of my family. My grandmother and father both died of heart attacks. Apparently I am moderately high risk. I hope your grandmother recovers quickly.

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  2. It’s the second time in 10 years that my cholesterol’s gotten too high. And THAT has put me back on the path of moving more, eating less and being more mindful of ingredients and labels. I think your book would be a very helpful addition to the new regime.

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  3. I will be following your blog over the next 10 days (I usually do anyway just not everyday) as I am interested in learning more about this disease. My family has been affected like most however we too were hit with breast cancer so my focus has mainly been on the risks of that so time to learn more.

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