Heart Health for Black Women by Beverly Yates

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Author: Beverly Yates
Published: January 26, 2000
Publisher: Marlowe & Company
Number of pages: 240 pages
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Product Description:

Black women as a group are at great risk for developing heart disease for a variety of reasons, including statistically higher rates of hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. Approaching this issue from a prevention standpoint, Yates offers advice on nutrition, exercise, and stress management to help black women avoid life-threatening diseases. Note the "natural" in the title; Yates is a naturopathic doctor (N.D.), not an M.D., so her focus is on alternative healing, diet and supplements, and mind-body wellness. This book would be a good addition to an already sound collection on heart disease, but it is not a good choice as your only source of information. Recommended for large public libraries, public health or consumer health collections, and where there is a specific demand for information on alternative medicine or African American health issues. -Elizabeth A. Williams, Houston Acad. of Medicine-Texas Medical Ctr. Lib.

About the Author

Dr. Beverly Yates' strong voice educates women about ways to take charge of their own health by encouraging them to adopt new attitudes and use effective natural therapies. She is a board certified and licensed naturopathic physician practicing in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Yates presents natural health care seminars across the country.