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The Magnesium Solution for High Blood Pressure [NOOK Book]

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Written by health professionals who are well recognized in their respective fields, these concise, easy-to-read books focus on a wide range of important health concerns. From migraine headaches to high cholesterol, each title looks at a specific problem; each provides a clear explanation of the disorder, its causes, and its symptoms; and each offers natural solutions that can either greatly reduce or completely eliminate the problem. Some titles also focus on natural alternatives to drugs with serious side ...
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The Magnesium Solution for High Blood Pressure

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Overview

Written by health professionals who are well recognized in their respective fields, these concise, easy-to-read books focus on a wide range of important health concerns. From migraine headaches to high cholesterol, each title looks at a specific problem; each provides a clear explanation of the disorder, its causes, and its symptoms; and each offers natural solutions that can either greatly reduce or completely eliminate the problem. Some titles also focus on natural alternatives to drugs with serious side effects—alternatives that in many cases can be used in conjunction with prescription medications. This growing series of titles can be counted on to provide safe and sensible solutions to all-too-common health problems. 
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"A timely rebuttal to the pill-first argument."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780757052552
  • Publisher: Square One Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/6/2012
  • Series: Square One Health Guides
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 217,687
  • File size: 935 KB

Meet the Author

Jay S. Cohen, MD, is an Associate Professor (Voluntary) of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Cohen is a widely recognized expert on prescription drugs and their natural alternatives. He has published scientific papers in leading medical journals and has written articles for Newsweek, Bottom Line Health, and Life Extension Magazine. A highly sought-after speaker, Dr. Cohen is also the founder of the Center for the Prevention of Medication Side Effects, which offers commentary on current issues in medical care.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Preface vii
Introduction 1
1. Normal Vascular Functioning and Magnesium 9
What Is Hypertension and Why Is It So Harmful? 9
Blood Vessels, Hypertension, and Magnesium 11
The Problem With the Standard Medical Treatment of Hypertension 15
Magnesium--The Essential Element for Normal Body Functioning 18
2. Magnesium Deficiency and High Blood Pressure 20
The Most Common Mineral Deficiency 20
The Evidence Linking Magnesium and Hypertension 23
The Importance of Magnesium for People Taking Antihypertensive Drugs 28
The Failure to Identify Magnesium Deficiencies 29
3. Magnesium Deficiencies in High-Risk Populations 36
Older Adults, Hypertension, and Magnesium Deficiencies 36
Women, Hypertension, and Magnesium Deficiencies 38
African-Americans, Hypertension, and Magnesium Deficiencies 40
Diabetes, Hypertension, and Magnesium Deficiencies 42
Alcohol Use, Hypertension, and Magnesium Deficiencies 45
4. How to Use Magnesium to Help Prevent and Treat Hypertension 47
Magnesium: A Nutrient and a Medication 47
Preventing Hypertension 49
Treating Hypertension 50
Types of Magnesium Supplements 55
How Much Magnesium to Take 57
Diets for Hypertension and the Role of Magnesium 59
Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, and Other Non-drug Methods for Reducing High Blood Pressure 62
Conclusion 64
References 67
About the Author 77
Index 80
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