Saturday, April 10, 2010

Review - Bringing Down High Blood Pressure By Chad Rhoden

High Blood Presuure - Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is, by definition, a repeatedly elevated blood pressure exceeding 140 over 90 mmHg -- a systolic pressure above 140 with a diastolic pressure above 90. High blood pressure typically develops over many years, and it affects nearly everyone eventually. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be easily detected. And once you know you have high blood pressure, you can work with your doctor to control it.

Usually high blood pressure is treated with regular aerobic exercise, weight reduction (if overweight), salt restriction, and medications. This book tells you how to really do it.

This book tells you how to make changes in all of the areas to lower your blood pressure naturally. The book recommends the DASH diet which encourages the eating of whole, natural foods and lowering consumption of red meats, sweets, and sugar to reduce weight. It also includes about 70 healthy recipes to help you with your diet. The book explains that being physically active is one of the most important things you can do to prevent or control high blood pressure. It recommends both cardiovascular exercise and muscle-strengthening.

The book It explains the effects that tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, and stress has on your blood pressure and why it is so important to change these habits and behaviors. You will be told to limit sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams per day (which is very hard to do if you eat out).

Dr. Rhoden weighs in on alternative therapies for reducing blood pressure, while Schein gives practical advice on nutrition, tips for healthy food selection and preparation, and 70 tantalizing recipes each with its own nutritional breakdown.

Product Details
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: M. Evans and Company, Inc. (February 16, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590771591