The High Blood Pressure Solution: A Scientifically Proven Program for Preventing Strokes and Heart Disease Paperback – May 1 2001
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"A fantastic treatment presented in a simple, practical, logical order for the patient and physician as well. Here is a book that needed to be written." (Armand E. Brodeur, M.D., M.R.D., Professor, St. Louis University School of Medicine)
"Should be required reading for everyone, especially those who have a familial history of high blood pressure, or those who have already been diagnosed as having high blood pressure." (John J. Duncan, M.D., Institute for Aerobics Research, Dallas, Texas)
"A fantastic treatment presented in a simple, practical, logical order for the patient and physician as well. One of my colleagues glanced through the book as it was sitting on my desk and said 'Hey, this is a life saver!' Here is a book that needed to be written." (Armand E. Brodeur, M.D., M.R.D., Professor, St. Louis University School of Medicine)
"This is the finest blend of science and healing I've seen in a very long time. . . . this is the medicine of the future!" (Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Reinventing Medicine)
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Richard D. Moore holds an M.D. from the Indiana University School of Medicine and a Ph.D. in biophysics from Purdue University. He has been a professor of biophysics at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and a visiting professor at the University of Vermont's medical school. A fellow of the American College of Nutrition, he has been active in the field of biomedical research for over 30 years. He lives in New Mexico.
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However, the action plan would only garner 2 stars. While he is anti-establishment in terms of treating blood pressure, he falls right in line with the establishment in terms of dietary recommendations (either vegetarian or near vegetarian and an extreme phobia of fats) despite the fact that many other scientists have proven that fat is perfectly fine for you (check out Dr. Ellis's Ultimate Diet Secrets for a good summary of the various studies that prove low-carb diets are perfectly healthy)...even going so far to recommend an extreme reduction in fat so you won't gain weight (extremely funny to me since I've lost 20 pounds in the last 2 months on a low carb / high fat diet). The most important thing that could be included in his book are tables showing the potassium levels in foods, but it is rather sparse.Read more ›
The book backs up the above admonishment with lots of scientific background. The book references many articles in medical journals. I am not qualified to judge the quality of all this information. But alot of the data in the book seems consistent and makes sense. I do have one question about all the information. The book highlights two key factors contributing to high blood pressure, low potassium/sodium ratio in body fluids,
and insulin resistance. The books says there is some a relationship between the two because the potassium/sodium pump has an effect on glucose transport through cell membranes. Does a high K-factor diet lower insulin resistance? The book alludes to this but doesn't come right out and say it.
No matter what, even if you have doubts about the science....the advice in this book seem like very healthy advice. Basically dieticians have been giving the same advice for decades. So you can't lose by following it.
I am borderline high blood pressure (130-140/80-90). Since following this advice for about two months, my blood pressure has dropped to about (110-125/70-80). But by far for me,
exercise has the largest effect. After a good 6 mile run, blood pressure will stay at 110/70 for hours! and below 120/80 for the rest of the day.
If you start eating a high K-factor diet and exercising, be patient. It takes a few weeks for the effects to kick in.
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This book covers it all. If you want to know what causes high blood pressure, it explains it. If you want to know the supporting research, it is there. Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2001 by R. Brown
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