Bringing Down High Blood Pressure

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Government Institutes, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 285 pages
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Bringing Down High Blood Pressure offers readers straightforward solutions they can incorporate into their lives both immediately and long term. The authors focus on factors readers can change, including diet and nutrition, weight loss, exercise, binge eating, alcohol, tobacco and drug use, emotional wellness and stress management. Additionally, the book provides in-depth discussion of the risks and benefits of medications and when lifestyle changes may allow an individual to reduce or eliminate medication. Dr. Rhoden also weighs in on alternative therapies for reducing blood pressure. Sarah Schein brings her dietary expertise to the table with practical advice on nutrition, tips for healthy food selection and preparation, and 70 tantalizing recipes, each with its own nutritional breakdown.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 WHAT IS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
1
Chapter 2 GETTING STARTED WITH THE OPTIMUM HEALTH EXERCISE AND LOWSODIUM DIET PLAN
17
Chapter 3 EATING FOR OPTIMUM BLOOD PRESSURE
33
Chapter 4 DELICIOUS RECIPES FOR BRINGING DOWN HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
55
Chapter 5 EXERCISING TO SAVE YOUR LIFE
131
Chapter 6 THE ROLE OF MEDICATION IN BRINGING DOWN HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
173
Chapter 7 ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO MEDICATION
197
Chapter 8 DESTRESSING TO PROLONG YOUR LIFE
213
FAQS ABOUT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
235
Appendix A NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF SUPERFOODS
255
Appendix B VITAMIN SUPPLEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
259
Appendix C AWAYFROMHOME DINING TIPS
263
Appendix D OVERCOMING ADDICTIONS TO FOOD ALCOHOL TOBACCO AND DRUGS
265
Appendix E APPROVED HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS
275
INDEX
277
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Chad A. Rhoden, M.D., Ph.D. is a leader in the field of disease prevention and is recognized as a key expert consultant and speaker/writer for Your Optimum Health - Corporate Health Management. His particular expertise is in prevention and management of cardiometabolic and infectious disease occurring in the occupational setting. Sarah Wiley Schein, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. is a Registered Dietitian. She dedicates herself to providing high quality, evidence-based, client-centered nutritional assessments and counseling, as well as group workshops and seminars.

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