Book Review

Author Advocates

Healthy Lifestyle and Disease Prevention

Starting from the Womb and Dieting in the Crib

New challenging health book, written in layman’s term by a US cardiac surgeon, provides valuable health information and some pertinent philosophy and principles designed to change lives of individuals and society as a whole through good and pre-emptive and proactive parenting for healthy lifestyle and disease prevention, which the cardiac surgeon author says “must start in the womb and dieting should begin in the crib, to maximize their full potential in achieving their goals.”

XLIBRIS - (PRWEB) August 29, 2011

What is the best strategy to prevent diseases? Cardiac Surgeon Emeritus in Northwest Indiana Dr. Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS, attempts to provide resolution to this issue as he presents Let’s Stop “Killing” Our Children, a valuable, inspiring, and innovative 800-page health reference that focuses on disease prevention starting from “ground zero”, and highlights the fundamental obligation both parents and society have in teaching children how to life a healthy lifestyle by setting good examples early on.

This book emphasizes that healthy lifestyle and disease prevention for the child should start in the womb and dieting should begin in the crib. This revolutionary concept puts the onus squarely on society, parents and guardians of young children who are totally “at the mercy” of these adults, whose good or bad habits and behaviors will inevitably be emulated by the children. It is in the five formative years of the children and up to age 12 when instilling proper discipline and behavioral modification are most influential and effective, states this heart surgeon.

“Almost all diseases known to man are self-induced and are, therefore, preventable…however, most of us seemed to have unwittingly programmed our mindset and behavior to a self-destruct and slow-suicide mode…this negative surrender and fatalistic attitude are what this book aims to change,” Dr. Chua critically pointed out in his book.

An international health advocate and writer, Dr.  Chua, in this highly charged book, poses this great challenge to society as a whole in his belief that most diseases known to man are self-induced through self-abuse. It is important that both society as a whole and parents play their essential role of doing what is right for the children, way before age 5 – to save these young lives from avoidable morbidity and premature death as they grow to middle age and beyond. “After all,” poignantly says Dr. Chua, “the race does not start in the middle.”

The author points out that “autopsy findings on children, as young as 4-5 who were victims of accidents, already had evidences of arteriosclerosis (hardening of their arteries) which we expect see only in older adults…we must be doing something wrong.”

Dr. Chua, in this book, strongly suggested for parents and society to practice this novel pre-emptive and pro-active health concept even before conception to achieve a healthier family, a healthier citizenry, and thus a healthier nation.

 "Since, we have not really significantly succeeded in our war against many diseases over the past half a century, the medical community and society as a whole need to seriously re-examine, re-evaluate our current conventional strategy in dealing with health and disease prevention, if we are to contain, if not eradicate, the common diseases afflicting man around the world today, including hypertension, arthritis, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even cancer," admonishes the author.

This pre-emptive health strategy could forever change the role of parents, society and government in our quest for health, well-being, happiness, and longevity.

This challenging coffee-table “book of wisdom” is a must-read. Every home deserves one.

Let’s Stop "Killing" Our Children by Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS -Disease Prevention Start in the Womb, Dieting Begins in the Crib - A SIMPLIFIED SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND SOCIETY TO SAVE OUR CHILDREN - Publication Date: August 25, 2011. Trade Paperback - $23.99, 800 pages, 978-1-4628-7753-9; Trade Hardback - $34.99, 800 pages, 978-1-4628-7754-6; eBook - $9.99, 978-1-4628-7755-3.

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