Cooking

Do you cringe a bit when your clients say their blood pressure is a little high, but they’re “not too worried about it”?  It’s not called the “silent killer” for nothing. The American Heart Association states blood pressure is absolutely the most important risk factor for stroke. 1 Lifestyle...
 

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Prevention

The results of the recent twin study showing the strong association between high sodium intake and elevated BP that is independent of central adiposity coupled with Dr. Hinderliter’s study of the DASH diet and exercise program described here confirm research conducted at the Pritikin Center 35+ years ago. Overall, it seems clear that most patients diagnosed with elevated BP could lower their BP sufficiently to avoid the need for BP-drugs.
Food and Health, Prevention

Most people know that consuming less sodium helps lower blood pressure, but the important role of potassium is often overlooked...
Cooking

The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiologists have announced new blood pressure categories, changing what defines high blood pressure from 140/90 mmHg to 130/80 mmHg.
Cooking, Food and Health

The DASH diet lowers blood pressure by including higher amounts of potassium, magnesium and calcium, even without reducing sodium...