How to Treat High Blood Pressure with Diet

How To Treat High Blood Pressure With Diet

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How To Treat High Blood Pressure With Diet

DESCRIPTION: The first-line treatment for hypertension is lifestyle modification, which often includes the DASH diet. What is it and how can it be improved?

How To Treat High Blood Pressure With Diet

This is the companion video to How to Prevent High Blood Pressure with Diet ( ).

How To Treat High Blood Pressure With Diet

The DASH diet is one of the best studied, and consistently ranks as US News & World Report’s #1 diet. It’s one of the few diets that medical students are taught about in medical school. I was so fascinated to learn of its origins as a compromise between practicality and efficacy.

How To Treat High Blood Pressure With Diet

I’ve talk about the patronizing attitude many doctors have that patients can’t handle the truth in:
• How to Prevent a Stroke ( )
• Convergence of Evidence ( )
• Halving Heart Attack Risk ( )

How To Treat High Blood Pressure With Diet

What would hearing the truth from your physician sound like? See Fully Consensual Heart Disease Treatment ( ) and The Actual Benefit of Diet vs. Drugs ( ).

How To Treat High Blood Pressure With Diet

For more on what plants can do for high blood pressure see:
• Hibiscus Tea vs. Plant-Based Diets for Hypertension ( )
• Flax Seeds for Hypertension ( )
• Drugs and the Demise of the Rice Diet ( )

How To Treat High Blood Pressure With Diet

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DESCRIPTION: The first-line treatment for hypertension is lifestyle modification, which often includes the DASH diet. What is it and how can it be improved?

This is the companion video to How to Prevent High Blood Pressure with Diet (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-to-prevent-high-blood-pressure-with-diet/).

The DASH diet is one of the best studied, and consistently ranks as US News & World Report’s #1 diet. It’s one of the few diets that medical students are taught about in medical school. I was so fascinated to learn of its origins as a compromise between practicality and efficacy.

I’ve talk about the patronizing attitude many doctors have that patients can’t handle the truth in:
• How to Prevent a Stroke (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-to-prevent-a-stroke/)
• Convergence of Evidence (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/convergence-of-evidence/)
• Halving Heart Attack Risk (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/halving-heart-attack-risk/)

What would hearing the truth from your physician sound like? See Fully Consensual Heart Disease Treatment (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/fully-consensual-heart-disease-treatment/) and The Actual Benefit of Diet vs. Drugs (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/The-Actual-Benefit-of-Diet-vs-Drugs).

For more on what plants can do for high blood pressure see:
• Hibiscus Tea vs. Plant-Based Diets for Hypertension (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/hibiscus-tea-vs-plant-based-diets-for-hypertension/)
• Flax Seeds for Hypertension (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/flax-seeds-for-hypertension/)
• Drugs and the Demise of the Rice Diet (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/drugs-and-the-demise-of-the-rice-diet/)

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42 thoughts on “How to Treat High Blood Pressure with Diet

    1. +atripto cambodia A wheat bun or a wheat bran bun? There’s a difference and
      yea, too much wheat bran will tear up your GI tract. I’ll stick with
      vegetables for fiber, much more gentle.

    2. It’s still surprise me just how some people do not
      know about Hybetez Remedy (do a google search)
      although a lot of people cure their cholesterol
      safely with it. Thanks to my personal pal who told
      me about this. I have eliminated my pain &
      embarrassment for good by using healthy
      approaches.

    1. thanks…ive been takin celtic sea salt under the tongue and then drink
      some water immediately after the salt dissolves…all i see are vids on
      HBP..nothing on low.

    1. +Emil Bozhilov I would encourage you to, yes.Some people also have high
      tryglycerides on fruit and they fix that by following a more starch based
      diet (mcdougall or furhman).

    2. +Emil Bozhilov Try cutting back on sugar, even from fruit. You could have
      issues with insulin sensitivity and that could be what is causing your
      blood pressure to be abnormally high.

    3. +Emil Bozhilov Read Dr. Julian Whitaker’s book Reversing Hypertension. This
      book tells you a lot of keys to lower blood pressure without drugs. It
      worked for me.

  1. I just saw a video with Marion Nestle, where she says the Chinese are
    consuming more dairy (despite being mostly lactose intolerant, and to the
    detriment of NZ), so it might be interesting to see the change in blood
    pressure per capita. They are already becoming more diabetic.

  2. Compared to fudge cookies, cheese-itz, and chips ahoy. Glad we’re holding
    our selves to such high standards. lol

    1. +Jessica Vegan Nothing to do with “we”. Illustrates one of the ways $
      interested parties manipulate studies such that they can turn out a
      “positive” result. They’re simply generating “news bites” for product
      promotion. Few take time to read the details. Dr. Greger pre-screens most
      of my medical research reading for sure!

  3. I am a strict vegetarian. I use no added salt. My staple is whole
    grain gruel, with a salad. Dressing is peaches, blueberries and balsamic
    vinegar blended with water. No oil.

    My gruel is 1/2 cup each of dry quinoa, brown rice and lentils. Veggies are
    added as two carrots (blended) half a cabage (blended) three mushrooms
    (blended) and four stalks of celery (chopped) with 12 cups of water in a
    six quart crock pot. To this is added nutritional yeast flake, turmeric,
    cumin, cayenne pepper and Italian seasoning for flavor. This feeds me for
    two days.

    The only addition to this is 300 gm of plain baked potato, to which is
    added a tablespoon of oil every other day. (Olive or flaxseed)

    I workout about an hour a day. 30 minutes walking, 12 minutes
    (pushup/step) intervals, 10 minutes sprint training, 18 minutes bodyweight
    squats. This is not done sequentually but during work breaks, when I get up
    and when I get home from work.

    My blood pressure was 99/60 with a 57 bpm pulse just now. My total lipid
    count, trig. LDL, HDL…all in is under 150. But I weight 260lbs at 5’6″
    and lose about a lb a week. This has been going on for about 3 years.
    (Yeah I was over 400 at the start.) While I get all of the benefits of
    following a strict McDougal style diet…I am NOT losing 12 lbs per month.
    My doctor says that my numbers don’t match my body.

    I am losing weight too slow to be happy but have so much benefit I can’t
    stop. I am not asking for any tips or any of your time doc…I just needed
    to get that off of my chest. :)

  4. The evidence for certain types of meditation having a positive effect on
    blood pressure seems widespread.

  5. My toddler has been drinking raw *sprouted* flax seed milk since age 1 &
    he’s a pure genius! Drink it up as soon as you make feel the difference.

  6. If you have high blood pressure, go to True North Health Centre and fast
    for 25 days on water only. Then continue living a vegan SOS diet. You’ll be
    fixed up soon, no drugs either.

  7. What is the best way to go about researching these topics? I can manage to
    find research for papers, but I’m just wondering how you approach it? Where
    do you start and what are the steps along the way?

  8. My blood pressure has dropped from per-hypertensive to 100/66 when I cut
    out processed foods, grains, and increased my meat, egg, and dairy
    consumption but sourced it from healthy farms. I’ve had to add salt to some
    of my meals to keep from going too low and becoming light headed from quick
    movement.

  9. im 26, bodybuilder/powerlifter, in good shape, always exercising, but i was
    diagnosed to have hypertension, doctors wanted to put me onto meds straight
    away but my thinking was that thats not a cure, so i refused and have now
    gone vegan for the past couple of months and already my blood pressure has
    changed dramatically, im now in a “good” range

  10. I have been following plant based diet for over a year now, but BP is still
    high, will add the flex seed and water melon, hope that works.

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