Controlling High Blood Pressure through Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, Lifestyle, and Drugs helps prevent and treat high blood pressure and hypertension, the most common primary diagnosis in the United States and a leading cause of heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, and stroke.
Written by two leading experts in nutrition and hypertension, it takes an integrative and evidence-based approach based on scientific research and clinical studies. It explains what causes high blood pressure and includes easy-to-follow solutions for patients that help to treat and prevent it. These include:
- The ideal drugs to reduce blood pressure with fewest side effects and optimal efficacy
- A nutrition program to reduce weight and lower the risk of a cardiovascular problem
- A comprehensive review of nutritional supplements to improve blood pressure control and reduce cardiovascular disease
- A review of lifestyle changes to improve blood pressure such as a detailed exercise program.
This book is for doctors, nutritionists, naturopaths, pharmacists and other health practitioners as well as anyone with a family history of hypertension or overt blood pressure issues that would like to make better and healthier lifestyle choices.
Chapter 2 - The Hypertension Institute Program to Lower Your Blood Pressure: Summary
Chapter 3 - What is Hypertension and How is it Measured?
Chapter 4 - The Arteries, the Endothelium, Endothelial Dysfunction, Nitric Oxide, and Hypertension
Chapter 5 - The Three Finite Vascular Responses That Cause Hypertension: Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, and Vascular Immune Dysfunction
Chapter 6 - The Balance of Hypertension: Injury and Repair
Chapter 7 - The Hypertension Syndrome: The Hypertension Partners and Special Forms of Hypertension: White Coat Hypertension and Masked Hypertension and Gender Differences in Hypertension
Chapter 8 - How Does Excess Blood Pressure Harm Us?: Cardiovascular Diseases and Hypertension
Chapter 9 - Clinical Symptoms, Signs, Blood Tests, and Noninvasive Vascular Testing for Hypertension and Cardiovascular
Chapter 10 - Genes, Gene Expression, Environment, and Hypertension: What You Can Expect When Your Blood Pressure Is Reduced
Chapter 11 - Genetics, Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 12 - Guidelines for the Treatment of Hypertension and the Hypertension Institute Program and Approach
Chapter 13 - Beyond the Dash I and Dash II Diets
Chapter 14 - Putting Nutrition to Work to Lower Your Blood Pressure: The Practical Steps and Solutions
Chapter 15 - Treatment of Hypertension with Nutraceutical (Nutritional) Supplements
Chapter 16 - Life Style Changes and Blood Pressure: Non-pharmacologic (Drug) Treatment of High Blood Pressure
Chapter 17 - Pharmacologic (Drug) Treatment for Hypertension
Chapter 18 - Workbook: What is Your Risk for Hypertension?
Chapter 19 - Grand Summary and Conclusions
"In this second edition of the book, Dr. Houston confirms his stature as master of making the complex understandable, of turning worries into easy and practical action items, and in providing a comprehensive guide for health that goes well beyond blood pressure control. This book is for doctors, nutritionists, naturopaths, pharmacists, and most importantly for all the regular people who understand that high blood pressure is the insidious agent most likely to sabotage our health. I cannot think of another book where all the components of blood pressure control are discussed so thoroughly and clearly."
- Sergio Fazio, MD, PhD, William and Sonja Connor Chair of Preventive Cardiology, Professor of Medicine, Director of Preventive Cardiology, Knight Cardiovascular Institute Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
"Why wait for a heart attack? Follow Dr. Houston’s excellent advice and restore the health of your cardiovascular system now."
- Dr. Joe Pizzorno, Author, The Toxin Solution, Co-Author, Textbook of Natural Medicine
"Dr. Mark Houston is perhaps the best hypertensive physician expert in the world! He not only brings enormous clinical experience to the table in treating thousands of patients, but also teaches physicians, performs and publishes clinical studies, while writing books for the lay public at the same time. If I had high blood pressure, I would consult with him in a heartbeat! This book is a great place to start for anyone with a family history of hypertension or overt blood pressure issues. Highly recommended! "
- Dr. Steve Sinatra, Cardiologist.
"If you, or someone you know, is living with high blood pressure or heart disease, this is the book you must read. Evidence based and approachable, I’ll be recommending it to all my patients, as well as my colleagues."
- Tieraona Low Dog, MD
" If I had to recommend only one required reading for every American this year, it would be "What You Need to Know About High Blood Pressure" by Dr. Mark Houston and Lee Bell. Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) remains the number one killer of men and women worldwide and high blood pressure is the #1 leading MODIFIABLE risk factor for CVD. Two out of every three Americans have an unsafe elevation in blood pressure, even those that are treated with prescription medications. We know that more drugs are not the answer. This book described how YOU, each individual person, can take control of your own health and make simple changes that will save your life. Dr. Houston is a unique physician and teacher that explains complex biology in a very simple easy to understand language. Most importantly, he teaches you how to implement simple, scientifically and clinically proven changes in your diet and lifestyle that can reverse hypertension and significantly decrease your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease."
- Nathan Bryan PhD
"Dr Houston offers an evidenced based approach to hypertension.Whether you are a patient or clinician this book contains a step by step approach not available in conventional medical practice. Learn to transform your health through the power of lifestyle medicine."
- Mimi Guarneri MD FACC, Pres. Academy Integrative Health and Medicine, Med. Director Guarneri Integrative Health
Hypertension is the most common and modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Rather than a disease, hypertension is a manifestation of an abnormal vascular system. Therein is both the problem and opportunity: we need a systems biology approach to address the root cause, and that's what Dr. Mark Houston uniquely provides. He is my go-to expert on hypertension, a world-class leader in precision and personalized medicine for cardiovascular health. This book can help you meet the latest criteria for normal blood pressure with evidence-based diet, lifestyle, and nutraceutical recommendations—and limit your risk of scary downstream consequences, including stroke, heart attack, and dementia.
- Sara Gottfried MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, and Younger
Written by expert specialists in both medicine and nutrition, Controlling High Blood Pressure through Nutrition, Supplements, Lifestyle and Drugs is intended for medical professionals and lay readers alike. Impressing the need of more effective measures against high blood pressure that can benefit the general population, chapters discuss how high blood pressure is harmful, clinical symptoms of hypertension, the limitations of the DASH diet ("Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension" promoted by the US-based National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute), an extensive list of nutritional supplements and what is known about their potential benefits or drawbacks, a survey of drugs used to treat hypertension, and much more. An index rounds out this highly informative resource especially recommended for college libraries and hypertension patients seeking to learn all they can about how to improve their lifestyle and well-being. It should be noted for personal reading lists that Controlling High Blood Pressure through Nutrition, Supplements, Lifestyle and Drugs is also available in a Kindle edition.
- James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review