Reversing Hypertension: A Vital New Program to Prevent, Treat, and Reduce High Blood Pressure

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Reversing Hypertension: A Vital New Program to Prevent, Treat, and Reduce High Blood Pressure

Format:  Paperback,

336 pages

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

Publish Date: Feb 2001

ISBN-13: 9780446676632

ISBN-10: 0446676632

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It Strikes One in Four Americans Without Warning... it triples your risk of dying from a heart attack...it increases your risk of stroke sevenfold...it can lead to kidney disease, diabetes, and blindness...and to fight it, you may be taking expensive-and dangerous-drugs. Now Dr. Julian Whitaker, a leading champion of nutritional medicine and the author of Reversing Diabetes and Reversing Heart Disease, unleashes a new weapon in the war against hypertension. His simple yet dramatically effective plan offers: * a comprehensive program of diet, exercise, nutritional supplements, and stress management-to replace or cut down your dependence on medication * Dr. Whitaker's Quick Start Diet-to decrease dangerously high blood pressure fast * over 30 easy recipes for delicious, low-fat, healthy eating * custom-tailored exercises, from simple stretching to extensive walking regimens * tips on how to properly balance your salt intake and drink more water-hypertension's most overlooked remedy * important information on inexpensive mineral supplements, EDTA chelation and EECP therapies, and much more.

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Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Publish Date: Feb 2001
ISBN-13: 9780446676632
ISBN-10: 0446676632
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 336
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.65
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 7.75 x 0.75

About the author

Biography of Whitaker, Julian M.

Julian M. Whitaker Whitaker graduated from Dartmouth College in 1966 and received his M.D. in 1970 from Emory University Medical School. He completed his surgical internship at Grady Memorial Hospital in 1971, and continued in orthopedic surgery at the University of California in San Francisco. In 1974, Dr. Whitaker founded the California Orthomolecular Medical Society with four other physicians and Nobel prize-winning scientist, Dr. Linus Pauling. He is also a founder and past president of the American Association for Health Freedom.

He has appeared on numerous national television programs, including The Today Show, 48 Hours, Larry King Live, Dateline NBC, Sally Jessy Raphael, PM Magazine, The 700 Club and more. He has also been featured on, of radio broadcasts both national and regional. He is the author of eight books, including she'd 10 Years in 10 Weeks" and " Reversing Hypertension". Whitaker is founder and director of the Whitaker Wellness Institute in Newport Beach, California, and an editor of Health & Healing, the largest U.S. monthly health newsletter.

Chapter outline

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Hypertension and Its Related Risksp. 1
Hypertension: Action Alertp. 5
Measuring Blood Pressurep. 7
Making the Diagnosisp. 8
Check and Recheck Your Blood Pressurep. 10
What Do You Do if You Have Hypertension?p. 13
Understanding Blood Pressurep. 15
The Pump and Pipes of the Cardiovascular Systemp. 15
Pump, Pipes, and Blood Pressurep. 19
Blood Pressure: The Rest of the Storyp. 21
Two Types of Hypertensionp. 25
Heart Attacks, Strokes, and Other Hazards of Hypertensionp. 28
Hypertension Wears Out the Heartp. 29
Top Risk Factor for Strokep. 30
Hypertension and Your Brainp. 31
High Blood Pressure Increases Risk of Kidney Diseasep. 32
Atherosclerosis and Arteriosclerosis: Causes or Results of Hypertension?p. 33
The Primary Causes of Hypertensionp. 35
Obesity and Hypertension Go Hand in Handp. 36
Dietary Factors Contributing to Hypertensionp. 39
Stop Smoking and Live Longerp. 44
Excess Alcohol Consumption Drives Up Blood Pressurep. 46
Chronic Stress and Blood Pressurep. 47
Less Obvious Causes of Hypertensionp. 49
Drugs That Raise Blood Pressurep. 50
High Blood Pressure as a Symptom of a Poisoned Planetp. 53
Risk Factors Beyond Your Controlp. 55
Insulin Resistance: An Underlying Cause of Hypertensionp. 61
Understanding Insulin Resistancep. 64
How Insulin Resistance Raises Blood Pressurep. 65
Dietary Aspects of Insulin Resistancep. 65
Obesity and Insulin Resistancep. 67
Other Causes of Insulin Resistancep. 68
Insulin Resistance, Cardiovascular Disease, and Diabetesp. 69
What to Do About Insulin Resistancep. 70
The Dangers of Antihypertensive Drugsp. 71
All Drugs Have Side Effectsp. 73
Antihypertensive Drugs and Their Side Effectsp. 74
Diuretics Cause Nutrient Lossesp. 75
Beta-Blockers Weaken the Heartp. 78
ACE Inhibitors Block the Formation of Angiotensinp. 80
Calcium Channel Blockers Relax the Blood Vesselsp. 82
Other Drugs for Hypertensionp. 84
In Summaryp. 86
Safe, Effective Natural Therapies for Hypertensionp. 89
Salt and Potassium: Dynamic Duo for Healthy Blood Pressurep. 93
A Tale of Two Mineralsp. 94
The Power of Potassiump. 96
How Much Sodium?p. 98
Salt Sensitives, Bewarep. 99
How Do You Get the Potassium You Need?p. 100
In Summaryp. 103
Magnesium, Calcium, and Other Beneficial Mineralsp. 104
Magnificent Magnesiump. 105
Magnesium Protects Against Insulin Resistancep. 107
Calcium, Hypertension, and Insulin Resistancep. 108
Trace Minerals Against Hypertensionp. 110
In Summaryp. 113
Nutritional Supplements Against Hypertensionp. 115
Who Needs Nutritional Supplements?p. 117
How Free Radicals Affect Blood Pressurep. 119
Antioxidants for Your Cardiovascular Systemp. 120
B-Complex Vitamins: Power Against Hypertensionp. 125
Essential Fatty Acids Help Normalize Blood Pressurep. 127
Coenzyme Q10 for Hypertensionp. 130
Arginine: An Amino Acid for the Heartp. 131
Herbs That Lower Blood Pressurep. 132
Putting Together a Nutritional Supplement Programp. 135
The Whitaker Wellness Diet for High Blood Pressurep. 138
The DASH Study: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertensionp. 140
The Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Dietp. 141
The Whitaker Wellness Diet for High Blood Pressurep. 146
Glycemic Guidelinesp. 152
Let Diet Make a Difference in Your Lifep. 155
Your Guide to Eating Outp. 164
In Summaryp. 165
The Hypertension-Water Connectionp. 166
The Hazards of Dehydrationp. 167
Another Reason to Avoid Diureticsp. 169
Make Sure You Drink Enough Waterp. 170
Make Sure Your Water Is Cleanp. 171
In Summaryp. 173
Exercise Your Way to Healthier Blood Pressurep. 174
How Exercise Reduces Blood Pressurep. 175
Exercise Improves Insulin Resistancep. 177
Don't Fear Exercise-Induced Hypertensionp. 178
Design Your Own Personalized Exercise Programp. 179
How to Begin a Walking Programp. 181
How to Make Exercise a Part of Your Lifep. 185
In Summaryp. 187
Reduce the Stress in Your Life--and Your Blood Pressurep. 189
How Stress Raises Blood Pressurep. 190
Chronic Stress and Hypertensionp. 192
Stress and "Pre-Hypertensionp. 193
Tips on How to Manage Stressp. 194
In Summaryp. 204
Additional Therapies for Hypertensionp. 205
EECP Dramatically Improves Circulationp. 206
Reverse Atherosclerosis with EDTA Chelation Therapyp. 209
Lower Blood Pressure the Ancient Chinese Wayp. 211
In Summaryp. 212
Get Started Now!p. 213
Work with Your Physicianp. 216
Get Nutrition Insurance with Nutritional Supplementsp. 216
Balance Your Mineralsp. 217
Reduce Your Body Fatp. 217
Stop These Unhealthy Habitsp. 218
Eat (Low-Glycemic), Drink (Water), and Be Healthyp. 218
Exercise Your Body, Mind, and Spiritp. 219
Try EECP, Chelation Therapy, and/or Acupuncturep. 219
Congratulations on Your Commitment to Optimal Healthp. 220
Antihypertensive Drugsp. 221
Keeping Track of Your Blood Pressurep. 224
The Whitaker Wellness Diet for High Blood Pressure: Two-Week Menu Plan and Recipesp. 225
How to Monitor Your Blood Pressure with a Sphygmomanometerp. 252
Resourcesp. 254
Alternative Medicine Organizationsp. 255
Compounding Pharmaciesp. 255
Health Informationp. 256
Information on Specific Therapiesp. 256
Productsp. 257
Recommended Readingp. 257
Glossaryp. 259
Referencesp. 267
Indexp. 297

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2006-07-01)

Factually accurate with current statistics, this work spends two-thirds of its time providing a consumer-level explanation of hypertension along with its dangers, need for management, and standard treatment plans and one-third describing the author's personal philosophy. Throughout, Whitaker stresses the importance of consulting with a doctor before making any changes to one's treatment plan, activities, and/or diet; however his own suggestions range from drinking plenty of water and exercising to reducing stress by using alternative therapies such as yoga and changing one's diet. He frequently mentions nutritional supplements and the Whitaker Wellness Institute he founded. Michael Prichard contributes a well-paced, accent-free reading. Recommended for public and patient libraries.

-Laurie Selwyn, Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

It Strikes One in Four Americans Without Warning... it triples your risk of dying from a heart attack... it increases your risk of stroke sevenfold... it can lead to kidney disease, diabetes, and blindness... and to fight it, you may be taking expensive-and dangerous-drugs. Now Dr. Julian Whitaker, a leading champion of nutritional medicine and the author of Reversing Diabetes and Reversing Heart Disease, unleashes a new weapon in the war against hypertension.

His simple yet dramatically effective plan offers: * a comprehensive program of diet, exercise, nutritional supplements, and stress management-to replace or cut down your dependence on medication * Dr. Whitaker's Quick Start Diet-to decrease dangerously high blood pressure fast * over 30 easy recipes for delicious, low-fat, healthy eating * custom-tailored exercises, from simple stretching to extensive walking regimens * tips on how to properly balance your salt intake and drink more water-hypertension's most overlooked remedy * important information on inexpensive mineral supplements, EDTA chelation and EECP therapies, and much more.

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