Healing the Heart

Healing the Heart

Healing Heart Disease & High Blood Pressure

Poor lifestyle is the overriding health problem linked to elevated risk for many chronic diseases, including, but not limited to, heart disease obesity, Type II Diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Studies have shown that one of the easiest ways to improve health is to improve diet. Along with loads of valuable information, this book provides several meal plans to help start you on your way to a healthier life.

About the Book

Poor lifestyle is the overriding health problem linked to elevated risk for many chronic diseases, including, but not limited to, heart disease, obesity, Type II Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), cardiovascular disease and cancer. All of these come with an array of health consequences. These diseases are financially and socially taxing for both the Australian population and my good ole country of origin, America. We are spending 3 billion a year on health care!

Since 2000, heart disease has been the leading cause of death followed by Cerebrovascular Disease (stroke). Today, a major concern for health professionals is the increasing number of people diagnosed with Type II Diabetes (See Defeating Diabetes). This disease has leapt from 9th place in 2000 to 6th place in 2009.

Although 29.8% of deaths in 2009 were caused by cancers, the Cancer Council of Australia believes that the 13,000 lifestyle-related cancer deaths every year are preventable. (Watch for my book on Beating Breast Cancer coming soon!) They pinpoint smoking, poor diet, alcohol, insufficient exercise, being overweight and excessive sun exposure as poor lifestyle choices, and say that these can be changed to minimise the risk of developing cancer.


  • Introduction
  • You are What You Eat and Absorb
  • Healing the Heart
  • Triglycerides
  • A Compounding Problem
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Stroke
  • Balance the Big Three Nutrients
  • How to Get More Veggies in Your Meals
  • 9 Healthy Habits
  • Supplements for Stroke Prevention
  • Recipes From Garden to Table


  • Mexicali Fish
  • Lemon-Lime Rice
  • Spicy Mexican Corn


  • Chicken with Mushrooms
  • Chicken Rosemary
  • Chicken Veronique
  • Fresh-Herb Pasta
  • Carrots Vichy


  • Hearty Calves’ Liver
  • Liver Americana
  • Brandied Liver
  • Herbed Liver
  • Baked Potato Slices
  • Zucchini-Tomato Provençal


  • Sprouting a ‘Super Food’
  • How to sprout easily at home
  • Four Simple Steps of Sprouting
About the Author
Susanne E. Wilder CFE

Susanne E. Wilder is a Certified Food Executive, Home Economist, and has a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University. She is an “enlightened” Cordon Bleu chef, who specializes in creating quick, super healthy, chef-worthy menus for good health. She has more than three decades of experience in the foodservice and consumer food sectors and has worked as an adventure travel food writer, culinary consultant and instructor, and she is the author of 18 cookbooks. She is also a Hatha Yoga instructor, and a roller-blading, biking, kayaking, and boogie boarding bon vivant!