From Publishers Weekly
Dr. Sinatra (Heart Sense for Women and Optimum Health) offers a tightly focused program designed to reduce blood pressure in a very short time period. He first offers an overview of hypertension and its causes-primarily excessive salt intake, lack of exercise and weight gain. In his studies, Sinatra found that the American Heart Association's "heart healthy" (low fat, high carb) diet led to insulin resistance, weight gain and higher cholesterol levels. As an alternative, Sinatra devised what he calls a Pan-Asian/Modified Mediterranean diet with olive oil, fruit, vegetables along with soy and rice. The sensible diet will require people to give up many foods including hard cheese, white flour products including cereal, bread, pasta, etc. Along with these dietary changes, the program also includes medication and/or nutritional supplements, as well as exercise and stress reduction techniques. Sinatra insists, "treating your high blood pressure is not just about taking pharmaceuticals. In reality, it's a total lifestyle change and commitment." The program, while not easy to follow, is clearly explained and the book includes both meal plans and recipes. For patients willing to change their current eating and exercise patterns to lower their blood pressure, this is an excellent resource.
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