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  • Keywords
    • Memoir,
    • Heart disease,
    • Healthy living,
    • Cardiovascular disease,
    • Heart-friendly eating,
    • Healthy aging,
    • Health & fitness

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Saving Lives
Possibly Yours Or Someone You Love
by Stephen Marks and Denise Rogers

This book documents our encounter with cardiovascular disease. The disease can manifest in many forms. Unfortunately, some people get no warning since their first encounter is a fatal heart attack. Then there are those who experience the classic symptoms, some of which are: chest pain, shortness of breath and nausea. Some heed these signs and seek medical attention; others push through, believing the discomfort will pass. And then there are those (20 – 30%) that never have any of the classic symptoms. They experience a vague feeling of “unwellness”, indigestion that does not subside or a sense of “just not feeling quite right”. The temptation of many is simply to carry on as if everything was normal. But the bad news is: “EVERYTHING IS NOT NORMAL!” The best outcome for us in telling our story is to have people take action, first to get checked out, and if they are at risk, to change their diet and lifestyle. With Denise’s ongoing support, I am writing this ten years and five months after my experience. It’s your life; don’t play “ostrich” with your health!

Steve Marks received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. In 1992 he retired with emeritus status from a 23 year teaching career at The University of British Columbia in the Department of Counselling Psychology and was the inaugural TEC Chair in Vancouver in 1987. Vistage/TEC is a learning organization for business leaders. Presently, he is a Chair, a consultant and writer (Nutritional Intelligence: Eating For Life on the 80/20 Plan). Denise Rogers has a Diploma in Marketing Management from BCIT. She was a training consultant for over 20 years in corporate, educational and non-profit environments. Currently her focus is writing children’s picture books (Today is the Day to Run Away) and volunteering with seniors to provide a forum for them to tell their life stories.


Stephen Marks
Denise Rogers

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