Selmer, wow, thanks. I am 36 years old. The whole thing has been kind of a shock to me. One day I just felt tightness in my chest, went to my doc, forwarded to cardiologist, they did stress test, followed by angiogram, found 90% blockage in several places, and then heart surgery the next day. I am almost 3 weeks after surgery.
My dad died of a heart attack at 42. So i suspect it's in the genes and the doctors tell me so, because my diet was not horrible (could have been much better though). I have kids, so I would like to see them grow up, thus my impetus to do things better.
Thanks for all the books, definitely will check it out.
fastfoodnutrition.org has good info, but it assumes that one is already familiar with all the lingo and needed amounts (e.g. sodium, calories, calories from fat, etc...). I'll have to read up on this.