Over sixty-five million Americans have high blood pressure. Although prescription drugs may effectively treat this problem, they have potentially dangerous side effects. Fortunately, natural alternatives are available. In this updated edition of Lower Blood Pressure Without Drugs, best-selling author Roger Mason provides a proven nutritional approach to lowering blood pressure safely and naturally.
The book begins by explaining what hypertension is, what causes it, and how it is diagnosed. From there, it goes on to describe how a simple diet, rich in whole grains and low in fat, can improve both blood pressure and general health. This is followed by chapters that address such key topics as the best nutritional supplements to take; which exercises are most effective; how to maintain hormonal balance; and, just as important, how to overcome poor dietary and lifestyle habits. Lower Blood Pressure Without Drugs can be your first step towards safely and effectively improving your health.
Roger Mason is an internationally known research chemist who studies natural health and life extension. He develops unique natural supplements and products, and has written several best-selling titles, including The Natural Diabetes Cure and Lower Cholesterol Without Drugs. A frequent guest speaker on radio stations across the country, Mr. Mason advocates natural alternatives to drug therapies.
About This Book, vii
1. About Hypertension, 1
2. Diagnostics, 7
3. Insulin Resistance Is the Key, 17
4. Whole Grains—The Staff of Life, 23
5. Diet, Diet, Diet, 29
6. Obesity Is Basic, 37
7. The Minerals You Need, 43
8. The Low Sodium Myth, 55
9. The Supplements You Need, 61
10. Temporary Supplements, 69
11. Omega-3 Fatty Acids, 73
12. You Must Exercise, 79
13. Your Basic Hormones, 85
14. Home Hormone Testing, 97
15. Heart and Artery Health Review, 103
16. Bad Habits, 113
Seven Steps to Natural Health, 119
About the Author, 121 Index, 123