Lower Your Blood Pressure in Eight Weeks and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $16.00
  • Save: $4.75 (30%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Lower Your Blood Pressure... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Cover and edges has wear, Eligible for free shipping. Shipping and customer service provided by Amazon.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Lower Your Blood Pressure in Eight Weeks: A Revolutionary Program for a Longer, Healthier Life Paperback – February 4, 2003

55 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover, Import
"Please retry"
$2.99
Paperback
"Please retry"
$11.25
$3.99 $0.01

Popular New Release: Kale and Coffee
Read the popular new guide to health and happiness, by Kevin Gianni.
$11.25 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Lower Your Blood Pressure in Eight Weeks: A Revolutionary Program for a Longer, Healthier Life + The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease-and the Statin-Free Plan That Will
Price for both: $22.00

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

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.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review

'My kind of doctor! He integrates the best of conventional and alternative medical practice' Dr Christiane Northrup --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1 edition (February 4, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345448073
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345448071
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #208,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., is a board-certified cardiologist and certified psychotherapist with forty years of clinical experience treating, preventing and reversing heart disease. He is also certified in anti-aging medicine and nutrition.
In his practice, Dr. Sinatra's focus has been integrating conventional medical treatments for heart disease with complementary nutritional, anti-aging, and psychological therapies to counteract the inflammation and plaque processes that cause heart attacks and strokes. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and a former chief of cardiology and medical education at Manchester (Connecticut) Memorial Hospital.
A prolific author, Dr. Sinatra has written numerous books, including The Great Cholesterol Myth (Fair Winds Press, 2012), Reverse Heart Disease Now (Wiley, 2008), The Sinatra Solution: Metabolic Cardiology (Basic Health Publications, 3rd ed., 2011), Lower Your Blood Pressure in Eight Weeks (Ballantine Books, 2003), Heart Sense for Women (LifeLine Press, 2000), Heartbreak & Heart Disease (Keats, 1999), and Earthing:The Most Important Health Discovery Ever? (Basic Health Publications, 2010). He is also the host of the Internet's leading integrative cardiology website for the public, www.heartmdinstitute.com

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

104 of 107 people found the following review helpful By Dianne Foster HALL OF FAME on December 1, 2004
Format: Paperback
Ever wonder what Asparagus, Avacados and Anger have to do with hypertension? Although some folks suggest you should not eat Avocados if you are on a low fat diet, perhaps you will reconsider after you read Steven and Jan Sinatra's book. And although asparagus are available seasonally, so you may want to eat as many of the fresh ones as you can and avoid the canned variety unless you wash the salt off. Frozen asparagus are okay but they lack the crunch of course. The Sinatras say your best bet is to freeze your own.

Anger is the killer. Try yoga, deep breathing exercises, aromatherapy, and pets to release anger. Bodywork including massage will lower your blood pressure if you get angry. Working out with weights or walking can be wonderful stress relievers.

Quercetin in tea and/or red wine may be better for you than taking medications with COX-2 inhibitors. The Sinatras include meal plans and recipes. I'm already eating lots of soy and rice, but the Sinatras offer many other good ideas. My philosopy is `Take what you need and leave the rest" and there is plenty I can take from this book.
5 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
67 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Bill Gottlieb on February 17, 2003
Format: Paperback
Dr. Sinatra has used all the latest and smartest scientific info to devise a unique and effective program for anyone who wants to lower high blood pressure. I have read two of Dr. Sinatra's other books--on coenzyme Q10, and on the role of emotions in heart disease--and found them unfailingly informative, sensible, practical and insightful. I highly recommend this book.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By mizlee on December 5, 2005
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I never thought I'd find a cardiologist who agrees with me that prescription drugs are a last resort, but here he is. Believe it or not, he even understands enough about real life to tell you to get your chi in shape! If you want to know which supplements live up to their hype (and some of them do), this is the book you need.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
39 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Heather L. Parisi on January 30, 2006
Format: Paperback
IN A NUTSHELL: E-Z to grasp balanced approach

Written by a Cardiologist, this book is among the first to suggest that treating hypertension is not just about filling prescriptions and taking your medicine on time.

WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT: Using Prescribed Meds As A Last rather than a 1st Resort!

Most of all, "Lower Your Blood Pressure in Eight Weeks" is about using conventional prescription medicines as a last rather than a first resort.

So how do the Sinatras suggest doing this?

----- * DIETARY CHANGES, including the "Pan-Asian modified Mediterranean diet" plus certain amino acids [L-Arginine, L-Taurine, L-Carnitine], Co-enzyme Q10, flax, soy, fish oils, Hawthorn and much more. Comprehensive "Meal Plans" are included in the second half of the book.

BOTTOM LINE: - SAFE - EFFECTIVE - EASY TO MANAGE PROGRAM

Balanced approach to hypertension treatment which includes alternative medicine blended with conventional allopathic medicine. Best of all, this book is written by a Cardiologist [M.D.] and by a very qualified nurse [M.S.N., C.N.S., A.P.R.N.], who are a married couple.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By DR Tony Berg on May 24, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Fighting mild hypertension I was pleased to find this book and see how well it was reviewed.
Let me say straight away that it is an excellent book but sadly more than 10 years old.

Why is this important?

In the intervening years both Dr Sinatra and his colleague Johnny Bowden PhD have evolved their position on two fundamental points.

1. The book refers to the conventional wisdom of lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol. Recent publications, and a Dr Oz appearance (on line still) have both men strongly claiming that the evidence from multiple trials over many decades show cholesterol levels are not correlated with risk of heart disease. I believe they are correct.

2. The same situation has developed with saturated fats. The growing position of the Medical Community is that saturated fats are good for you and in fact better than the processed 'reduced' or 'zero' fat products coming from our food factories. To quote Bowden in a recent article 'A Harvard study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concludes that "greater saturated fat intake is associated with LESS progression of coronary atherosclerosis".

Sadly the dietary advice in the book, whilst excellent as far as it goes does not recognise these major shifts in accepted knowledge.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Bill McLean VINE VOICE on May 28, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Eight weeks ago I was diagnosed with isolated systolic hypertension (BP 160/64). I was already doing some of the book recommendations before I read it. Then I started on the full program right away. Now my resting BP is running 115/68 to 120/75 and my weight went from 160lbs to 150lbs. While I did NOT feel poorly eight weeks ago, I now feel unbelievably GREAT. I will be 70 years young in September 2008.

I think I should also report that my physician put me on ZOLOFT 100MG DAILY eight weeks ago. This reduced anxiety and depression and may have helped reduce my BP.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By D. Freeman on May 24, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book has good basic information, but it's basically directed to people who need to loose weight. There are a number of diets and recipes which are nutritious. That isn't my personal problem, but I did find information on supplements and herbs which was helpful. The step by step approach is well planned and would be useful for a person desiring to improve their health by changing habits.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Lower Your Blood Pressure in Eight Weeks: A Revolutionary Program for a Longer, Healthier Life
This item: Lower Your Blood Pressure in Eight Weeks: A Revolutionary Program for a Longer, Healthier Life
Price: $11.25
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: high blood pressure