Nationally recognized nutrition, health, and fitness expert Dr. Janet Bond Brill’s 10-step plan to lower your blood pressure in 4 weeks, Blood Pressure Down
For the seventy-eight million Americans with hypertension, a safe, effective plan for lowering blood pressure without prescription drugs
Blood Pressure Down: The 10-Step Plan to Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Weeks--Without Prescription Drugs
Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN
- Imprint: Three Rivers Press
- On sale: May 7, 2013
- Price: $15.00
- Pages: 352
- ISBN: 9780307986351
“A simple, holistic and achievable ten-step plan that is highly effective in reaching the ideal blood pressure in four weeks. Maintaining optimal blood pressure is critical in preventing heart disease and stroke.”
—Jennifer H. Mieres, MD, FACC, FASNC, FAHA, professor of cardiology and population health, Hofstra North Shore–LIJ School of Medicine
Cardiovascular disease is America’s leading cause of death. Every thirty-nine seconds, we lose another American to a fatal heart attack or stroke, and, yet, despite the fact that the largest risk factor for cardiovascular death—high blood pressure—is both reversible and preventable, seventy-eight million adult Americans continue to suffer from this life-threatening condition. Perhaps even more alarming, 56 percent of those already diagnosed with high blood pressure still do not have this potentially fatal affliction under control, with many deterred by the frustrating side effects of medications.
The good news? Lifestyle changes can be just as effective as prescription drugs in reversing and preventing hypertension. In her new book, BLOOD PRESSURE DOWN: The 10-Step Plan to Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Weeks–Without Prescription Drugs (Three Rivers Press; May 7, 2013), nationally recognized nutrition, health, and fitness expert and Cholesterol Down author Dr. Janet Bond Brill shows how high blood pressure can be lowered and prevented quickly and safely—without the side effects of many blood pressure medications. In ten simple—and delicious—steps, her unique plan harnesses the power of lifestyle changes, including elements of the DASH diet, which was rated the #1 best diet overall by U.S. News & World Report, and blood pressure power foods like bananas, yogurt, soy, and dark chocolate, as well as exercise and stress reduction.
Backed by the latest cutting-edge research in nutrition and heart health, Dr. Brill cuts through the medical jargon to explain how and why each step in her program works. Both thorough and accessible, BLOOD PRESSURE DOWN gives readers every tool they need to lower their blood pressure in just four weeks, including convenient checklists, charts, meal plans, and more than fifty delicious heart-healthy recipes that make a heart-healthy lifestyle easy, practical, and never overwhelming.
BLOOD PRESSURE DOWN is the definitive guide for anyone who has been diagnosed with high blood pressure, feels they may be at risk, or is simply looking to maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: JANET BRILL, PhD, RD, LDN, is a nationally recognized expert in cardiovascular disease prevention and the author of Cholesterol Down and Prevent a Second Heart Attack. She has been a nutritionist in private practice for many years.