How to Prevent Heart Attacks

Can you eat your way to a healthier heart? Dr. Benjamin Sandler would answer with a resounding yes. His book, How to Prevent Heart Attacks, was published in 1958 by the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research, yet his theories and advice are supported by recent research regarding diet and heart disease.

Although some nutritionists, doctors, and other health experts and organizations insist that fat is the culprit of heart disease, there are even heart surgeons who challenge this accepted notion. Dr. Sandler, too, offers a different perspective supported by scientific case studies and incorporates the whole diet into prevention. Chapter 8, “Diet,” is worth reading if you want an excellent overview of what to eat now to start on your way to a healthier heart.

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Samantha Prust

Samantha Prust is a freelance writer, editor, and owner of Your Editor On Call in Fort Collins, Colorado. She can be contacted at

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