Contents Introduction Part 1 Preventing illness the basics Identifying preventable illnesses The problem achieving change Assessing medical information Part 2 Mental health Functioning in our society Mental illness Alcohol and cannabis use and abuse Part 3 Nutrition and illness prevention What's in your food Diet and cancer prevention Part 4 Obesity and physical inactivity Obesity Childhood obesity Physical activity Part 5 Preventing heart attacks and strokes Vascular disease an overview Lowering blood cholesterol and other lipids Hypertension Diabetes Other influences on vascular disease Part 6 Cancer prevention Understanding how to prevent cancer Prevention of lung and other smoking related cancers Bowel cancer prevention Breast cancer Ovarian and cervical cancer Skin cancer pre
Paul Goyen has been working as a general practitioner since 1983 with a principal interest in preventative medicine. He lives with his wife and daughters in Sydney.
"Dr. Goyen notes that one of life's mysteries is that routine car maintenance is considered essential but routine body maintenance is not. Live Well, Live Long does an excellent job in redressing this paradox." --Dr. Geoffrey Toffler, professor of preventative cardiology, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia