I don't know if they attack the root cause but at least they don't have side effects that meds would have.Those of us on a diet high in potassium(lots of vegetables and potatoes)have a decline in blood pressure.....but then i think foods are much like the herbs ....they don't necessarily get at the root cause.I guess thats because garlic and herbs are food....but I think over time less pressure may help the blood vessels to heal.
I would discount the reading the cardiologist got....may be white coat hypertension....unless you get the same reading at home.View Thread
Mine is also highest in the morning.I don't necessarily buy the pulse pressure theory....it seems just another way of saying isolated systolic hypertension is a risk factor....may have nothing to do with the difference in the two pressures.... it simply flags high systolic pressure,and with high systolic pressure and normal diastolic you get a large difference which would show up in studies as a risk factor.
I cant sleep thru the night due to prostate issues... have to get up twice in 7 hrs.Before I started betasitosterol it was 3-4 times a night.
Grape seed extract,garlic,and olive leaf extract have lowered my blood pressure....that and no salt/sodium....about 20 points systolic....no beans or anything from a can or package.....only sodium/salt I get is from whole foods.....I make a pot of dried beans and freeze them in small containers.View Thread
I picked a good day to check in on the McDougall forum.I really liked baardmk's philosophical anaysis of science and scientific method.Science is not necessarily the only way or even the best way we get at truth.A good debate here.
May not be very much but enough to make a difference in the study.Why do you say it does not tell us anything about the Fuhrman diet....when high nutrient vegetables take the place of starches and mortality drops that tells us something about the Fuhrman diet....OK not a super high vegetable diet but the study did replace some rice with vegetables.
I'm not sure but I don't think Fuhrman allows fish.
Both plant based diets show success but it was the ultra low fat diet that Essee used in his famous trial to stop heart disease.That does not necessarliy make it the better diet just the better diet for heart disease.View Thread
This suggest that starch is not nearly as healthy as vegetables.When a starch such as rice is subed by vegetables mortality drops.Does this suggest that Fuhrman is right about high nutrient foods as opposed to startches.
But I have to add potatoes are a very high nutrient food although sweet potatoes may be even a bit higher.
Crow,Another key mistake you made was to compare the absolute number of cases instead of looking at percent.There were far fewer non compliant patients so naturally you would expect fewer deaths in the non compliant group.View Thread