Lifestyle changes can be just as effective as prescription drugs in reversing and preventing hypertension
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 21, 2013
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 through a unique plan that harnesses the power of the lifestyle changes, reveals the latest book by renowned dietitian Janet Brill PhD, RD, LDN, CSSD.
BLOOD PRESSURE DOWN: The 10-Step Plan to Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Weeks–Without Prescription Drugs (Three Rivers Press; May 7th, 2013) by Dr Janet Brill, an expert in the field of health and cardiovascular disease prevention and lifestyle nutrition, unveils these ten, simple delicious steps to harness the power of the lifestyle changes, including elements of the DASH diet, proven to be the most effective medicine for hypertension: blood pressure power foods like bananas, yogurt, soy, and dark chocolate, as well as exercise and stress reduction.
To be published on May 7th, BLOOD PRESSURE DOWN will arrive just in time for National High Blood Pressure Education Month and is the perfect guide for anyone who has been diagnosed with high blood pressure, feels they may be at risk, or is simply looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The book can be pre-ordered now.
Backed by solid research, Brill cuts through the medical jargon to explain how and why each step in her program works. The Blood Pressure Down plan is both thorough and accessible, including many convenient checklists, charts, meal plans, and over fifty delicious heart-healthy recipes that make incorporating each step into a heart-healthy lifestyle easy, practical, and never overwhelming.
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-six million adult Americans continue to suffer from this life-threatening condition, and another two million will be diagnosed over the next year.
Perhaps even more alarming, fifty-six percent of those already diagnosed with this potentially fatal affliction still do not have their blood pressure 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 fact, the government-endorsed Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet was rated the #1 Best Diet Overall by the U.S. News & World Report.
“Bringing her extensive experience as a dietitian, researcher, and author to bear on the prodigious problem of high blood pressure, Dr. Brill has created a scientifically rigorous, engaging, and practical guide to lowering your blood pressure through specific dietary, physical activity, and weight loss interventions. In doing so, she has distilled decades of research into an easy-to-read treatment program comprised of proven prescriptions for lifestyle changes that lower blood pressure,” says Emil M. deGoma, MD, Medical Director, Preventive Cardiovascular Program, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, in a foreword to the book.
Janet Bond Brill (http://www.drjanet.com) is an award winning author, nutritionist and Go Red Spokesperson. She is a nationally recognized expert in the field of health, wellness and cardiovascular disease prevention and is frequently sought after by the media as a trusted source of nutrition and fitness information.
"There is no medicine more powerful or supplement more effective in promoting health and longevity than the combination of good nutrition with daily exercise," says Dr Janet, Nutrition & Fitness Expert, Writer, Speaker, Spokesperson, Consultant, Educator, Blogger, wife and mother of three.
Dr. Janet is the author of three books:
- Cholesterol Down (2007)
- Prevent a Second Heart Attack (Feb. 2011)
- Blood Pressure Down (due out May 7, 2013)
Both Cholesterol Down and Prevent a Second Heart Attack books have been widely appreciated for their informative, practical and effective approach.
Dr. Janet is also the author of Nutrition Together (2010), a healthy eating and weight loss program available at all Fitness Together personal training studios, worldwide.
She holds master's degrees in both nutrition and exercise physiology and a doctorate in exercise physiology.
She is a registered dietitian and certified by:
- American College of Sports Medicine
- National Strength and Conditioning Association
- Wellcoaches, Inc.
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics.
For more information:
Janet Bond Brill, Ph. D., R.D., LDN
Nutrition, Health and Fitness Expert
484.924.8696 | janet(at)drjanet(dot)com
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