A new cardiovascular study from the University of Michigan is looking beyond modern Western medicine. Pharmaceutical drugs for hypertension just aren’t the long-term answer, as many researchers look to dietary needs to solve heart health problems.
The new study looks in a more holistic direction, finding answers in dietary needs instead of symptom cover-ups.
The research, presented at the Heart Failure Society of America meeting in Orlando, shows how specific dietary measures can dramatically lower hypertension and improve heart function in people prone to a common type of heart failure.
DASH diet plan shows promise by boosting potassium intake, reducing sodium
The low-sodium DASH eating plan (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) was implemented in patients for 21 days. In those three weeks, patients experienced a drop in blood pressure similar to current antihypertension medicines. Prompt and effective, the eating plan showed positive results without the side effects.
The patients, many in their 60s and 70s, agreed to stick to a specific meal plan set up for them at the metabolic kitchen at the University of Michigan Clinical Research Unit. They all shared a common disposition to a specific kind of heart failure. During their stay, they kept journals documenting their heart health improvements.
The diet plan allowed no more than 1150 milligrams of sodium a day, a 75 percent decrease from standard American diet sodium intakes, which hover around 4,000 milligrams of sodium per day.
The DASH eating plan also included high intake of potassium, magnesium, calcium and antioxidants.
After 21 days, all the elder patients saw improvement in left ventricular relaxation and a drastic reduction in diastolic chamber stiffness. There was a significant increase in efficient blood transfer between heart and arteries.
Studies like these make hypertension medications look like a scam
At drugs.com, there is list of over 200 hypertension medications marketed by pharmaceutical companies. Since diet plays such an important role in heart disease prevention, why do drugs like these even exist? Is the whole list a farce? Why are there so many? Why aren’t more people and doctors looking beyond these drugs and forward, toward real dietary solutions? How has the quest for profit on health destroyed real health care and blinded allopathic doctors from giving dietary advice?
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