Blood Pressure Down: The 10-Step Plan to Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Weeks--Without Prescription Drugs

Blood Pressure Down: The 10-Step Plan to Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Weeks--Without Prescription Drugs

by Janet Bond Brill PhD RD


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ISBN-13: 9780307986351
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 94,469
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

JANET BRILL, PhD., RD, LDN, is a nationally recognized expert in cardiovascular disease prevention and the author of Cholesterol Down and Prevent a Second Heart Attack, and she has been a nutritionist in private practice for many years.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Emil M. deGoma ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Part I Everything You Need to Know About High Blood Pressure and Your Health

1 Understanding the Problem 13

2 High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer 31

3 Blood Pressure Down: A Potent Natural Combination Therapy 51

Part II The Ten-Step Blood Pressure Down Plan

4 Step 1: Lose Five Pounds 63

5 Step 2: Cut the Salt 80

6 Step 3: Eat Bananas 105

7 Step 4: Eat Spinach 122

8 Step 5: Eat Yogurt 134

9 Step 6: Eat Soy 148

10 Step 7: Eat Dark Chocolate 162

11 Step 8: Drink Red Wine 178

12 Step 9: Take Four Supplements 192

13 Step 10: Exercise 207

A Few Closing Words from Dr. Janet 229

Appendix 1 Quick Guided Imagery Exercise Guidelines 235

Appendix 2 Ten-Step Daily Checklist 237

Appendix 3 Body Mass Index Calculations 241

Appendix 4 Blood Pressure Progress Chart 242

Appendix 5 Chef Card: Slashing Salt at Restaurants 243

Appendix 6 Minerals Pocket Charts 244

Appendix 7 Sample Blood Pressure Down Meal and Exercise Plans 246

Appendix 8 Heart-Healthy Recipes 250

Notes 305

Index 329

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Blood Pressure Down: The 10-Step Plan to Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Weeks--Without Prescription Drugs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
wonderful book, having trouble with the Nook version so going to order the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blood Pressure Down is informative I was keen to review this book. I am in my late 30’s and don’t have any issues with blood pressure. I still wanted to go through the book to make better food choices. After reading the book, I realized how excess salt can be fatal to your health. Salt is a slow poison which increases blood pressure. Though our bodies need salt to function properly, we tend to consume way too much salt than we realize. For instance, the soup we order at a restaurant thinking its healthy actually contains too much salt. Similarly, pizza too is full of excessive salt. So now when I go out, I take a slice of pizza to keep my salt intake in control. I have stopped buying canned vegetables and eat more fresh foods instead. While cooking, I try and use a variety of herbs instead of too much salt to enhance flavor. Blood Pressure Down has lots of valuable information and tips which are easy to follow. Plus there are various heart healthy recipes which would make delicious and nutritious meals. The book contains various helpful lists such as: * 10 step daily checklist * Chef card: slashing salt at restaurants * Sample blood pressure down meal and exercise plans * Heart healthy recipes. The Blood Pressure Down book has given me the essential knowledge to make informative and healthy choices when dining out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to read and to apply.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book out there on the topic!