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by Janet Bond Brill Ph.D. R.D

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This should be a hand-out in every doctor’s office when someone is diagnosed with high blood pressure. Blood Pressure Down is divided into 2 parts. The first section is entitled “Everything you Need to Know about High Blood Pressure and Your Health” – and that is exactly what it delivers. It fully explains the condition and how it can cause other serious problems. Part 2 is a ten-step plan to lower your blood pressure. This includes diet, exercise, supplements and weight loss. There are 8 appendices that follow with progress charts, checklists, meal plans, recipes and more.

Having been through four home blood pressure monitors that just were not accurate enough to depend on, I was very pleased with the information included in this book about an organization (and their website) that tests and rates all of the different BP monitors. I chose an inexpensive recommended model and I finally had very accurate readings for a home model.

I’m not likely to follow the strict diet with fish, soy and tofu and beans of all types, but there is enough included that I can make important changes to my diet and make a difference. I am adding the supplements, using other tips and fully expect good results. ( )
1 vote Tmtrvlr | Jun 15, 2013 |
The key to functional success with long term goals is not deprivation. It is knowledge.

Blood Pressure Down is the ultimate tool chest that provides a wealth of ideas and information on how to lower blood pressure and take less prescription drugs. This is not a quick fix, or band-aid, or an ultimate cure-all. It gives a straight forward way to understand what is potentially damaging and how to tweak bad habits without going to the extreme.

There are sensible nuggets of wisdom that can be incorporated into daily life without ridiculous crash diets.

"...bananas are Mother Nature's sweet blood-pressure-lowering medicine because of their potassium content..."

"Coffee is... linked with reduced risk of developing a number of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's. Coffee is loaded with magnesium..."

Of course, everything should be in moderation. But for those individuals needing a little more guidance, the author has produced sample weekly optimal BP-lowering strategies that combine food and exercise, all the way down to guided meal and snack suggestions, calorie counts and mineral consumption.

Brill's clever approach and deft knowledge has taken on both the psychological and physiological factors of a healthier lifestyle to deliver the most comprehensive, sustainable and empowering program.

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For the 75 million Americans with hypertension, a safe, effective plan for lowering blood pressure without prescription drugs

Nearly a third of the adult US population has been diagnosed with hypertension, and another quarter is well on its way. High blood pressure is the most preventable cause of premature death and disability in the world, but of all the people diagnosed, a whopping 56 percent do not have it under control. With recent controversy in the news about the potential dangers of blood pressure drugs, patients are more interested than ever in lowering their blood pressure through diet and exercise.
     Dr. Janet Brill's program provides an alternative to prescription medications, based on a combination of functional foods, a simple regimen of exercise, and modest calorie restriction. The program can also be used alongside medicinal therapy, potentially allowing patients to lower their dosages and decrease potential side effects. Backed by solid research and complete with checklists, charts, and over 50 delicious heart-healthy recipes, Blood Pressure Down gives readers the tools and knowledge they need to lower their blood pressure naturally.

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Offers a safe, effective plan for lowering blood pressure that is based on a combination of functional foods, a simple exercise regimen, and a modest calorie restriction and doesn't include prescription medication.

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