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The High Blood Pressure Solution: A Scientifically Proven Program for Preventing Strokes and Heart Disease Paperback – May 1, 2001
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"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)
"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)
From the Back Cover
The High Blood Pressure Solution presents a natural approach to controlling hypertension and dispels many of the myths surrounding the treatment of this silent killer. In clear, simple language, backed by sound scientific research, Dr. Moore explains how:
• Hypertension is completely preventable without reliance on synthetic drugs
• Artificially lowering blood pressure to “normal” levels with drugs fails to prevent many strokes and heart attacks
• The vast majority of strokes could be eliminated by balancing dietary potassium and sodium
• Based on the principles in this book, the entire country of Finland has reduced strokes and heart attacks 60% nationwide
Dr. Moore’s approach is simple: by maintaining the proper ratio of potassium to sodium in the diet, blood pressure can be regulated at the cellular level, preventing the development of hypertension and the high incidence of strokes and heart attacks associated with it. Dr. Moore updates this edition of The High Blood Pressure Solution with a new preface reporting on the latest scientific research in support of his program. The most striking results come from Finland, where table salt has been replaced nationwide with a commercial sodium/potassium/magnesium mixture. Between 1972 and 1992, Finland saw a 60 percent decline nationwide in deaths attributed to strokes and heart attacks.
Dr. Moore makes it clear that high blood pressure is only one symptom of an entire systemic imbalance. He outlines a safe, effective program that focuses on nutrition, weight loss, and exercise to bring the entire body chemistry into balance. He also includes a chapter on working with your physician to ensure that reduction of any hypertension drugs you might be taking can be effected safely.
RICHARD 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. He has been active in the field of biomedical research for over thirty years.
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So I started reading and researching and eventually found this book, which boiled it down to one correctable problem. After only one week religiously following this program my BP dropped by 20 points. I have found my "lifestyle". And I don't have to give up meat and go vegan which Bill Clinton did and I would be willing to do if it was the only thing to improve my BP and my overall heart health.
I haven't been hungry on the K Factor program but I am losing weight naturally--three pounds the first week. It's been challenging to find no-salt products but I purchased three salt free cookbooks on this site and that's been helpful. Yes, food tastes different and "flat" but I want to "eat to live".
We used the ideas of added potassium from dietary sources and it did help lower his numbers for about 3 years and kept them lower. Eventually he needed more intervention. We used the Resperate biofeedback device as well and this helped too.
Eventually though he became diabetic. He was in pre-diabetic levels before this (though we did not know it at the time, as his doctor neglected to mention this) as his blood pressure started to rise. His blood pressure went to 145 on the top number at this time. He did have to take a single very mild blood pressure pill at this point at a low dose.
What lowered his blood pressure the most, was lowering his blood sugar through Metformin and a ketogenic, low carb diet (which also lowered his weight by 20 lbs into a normal range) (now also wheat & gluten free per Dr. William Davis of the "Wheat Belly" series. Please read books by Jenny Ruhl, Dr. Richard Bernstein and any in the Atkins series for great advice. We stay below 50 net carbs (total carbs minus fiber) a day to be ketogenic.
I still think this is a good book and that there is a lot of truth to the lack of dietary potassium (and magnesium). I just think that the sources should be lower in carbs than the sources he was using before (bananas, black strap molasseses, tomato juice). There is no denying the improvement upping the potassium made on his numbers, just be careful to choose low carb veggies and foods:
-romaine or iceburg lettuce
It is not as easy to get as much potassium as it was when he ate high carb (oatmeal with 2 bannanas, 2 T blackstrap molasses for example for breakfast). For him lowering the blood sugar was the most important thing and did lower the blood pressure. He now reads about 110 on his top number with the low carb diet and the single low dose blood pressure pill.
If his blood pressure ever fluctuates or tries to go higher, instead of upping his dose, we'd try to add more potassium because it did seem to help.
Dr Moore explains why we get high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Rather than just take a pill for the symptoms, why not attack the cause.