The Ultimate Guide for Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally

The Complete Pritikin Program for Lowering High Blood Pressure With Little Or No Medication. Includes Recipes and 5-Day Meal Plan.

Proven Science Based Results

In more than 100 studies published in prestigious medical journals, the Pritikin Program has been found to not only promote weight loss and lower blood pressure naturally, but also prevent and control many of the world's other leading killers, including diabetes and stroke.

No Longer Needed High Blood Pressure Medication

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Had Their High Blood Pressure Medication Reduced

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Among 216 adults who entered the Pritikin Center taking pills for hypertension, 83% left Pritikin free of these pills, and with significant reductions in blood pressure. Most of the remaining 17% had their pill dosages reduced. Journal of Cardiac Rehabilitation, 3: 839, 1983. See also Circulation, 106: 2530, 2002.

How Long Does It Take To Lower Blood Pressure?

You may be surprised at how quickly you can reduce your blood pressure. Many guests at the Pritikin health resort wipe out the need for blood pressure pills in as little as 3 days.

Ultimate Guide for Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is by far the most common form of cardiovascular disease in the U.S.  More than 90% of Americans can expect to develop it in their lifetime.

While most Americans with hypertension are treated primarily with drugs, “these drugs do not come close to eliminating all the cardiovascular ills associated with the typical American diet and sedentary lifestyle,” observes Danine Fruge, MD, Medical Director at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami. Over the last four decades, the Center has helped thousands worldwide lower blood pressure naturally and significantly reduce many cardiovascular risks.

Side Effects of Medications

There are more worrisome facts about medications, notes Dr. Fruge.  Drug treatment frequently has annoying and sometimes dangerous side effects, and never cures the disease.  All too often, blood pressure problems grow progressively worse despite the use of medications.  That’s deeply troubling because hypertension is a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmia, and premature death.

Lifestyle-Focused Guide for Lowering Blood Pressure

The heartening news is that most people can effectively control their blood pressure without the need for medications by following a healthy lifestyle like the Pritikin Program.  “Those who still need medications usually require a lower dose and/or fewer drugs, thereby reducing their risk of suffering adverse side effects from the medications,” states Dr. Seth Marquit, MD, Medical Director at Pritikin.

“For many years, the Pritikin Program has offered a safer and more effective alternative to pharmacological therapy because the program eliminates the dietary insults and other lifestyle-related factors that caused hypertension to develop in the first place.”

Alternatives To High Blood Pressure Medication

Find out about safe and side-effect-free alternatives to blood pressure drugs. Learn the lifestyle measures that science has discovered are most effective.

Danine Fruge, MD, Medical Director at Pritikin is one of several physicians, all board-certified in fields such as cardiology and endocrinology, provide each guest with the expert medical attention required for achieving major life changes smoothly and successfully.

High Blood Pressure Cures – Diet Is #1

We cannot cure hypertension, per se, but science has found that dietary changes can have enormous benefits in controlling it.

In a landmark American Heart Association scientific statement, the nation's experts in hypertension research concluded that of all environment factors that affect blood pressure, dietary factors "have a prominent, and likely predominant, role in blood pressure control."

Pritikin Diet & Eating Plan

We use the latest scientific research to provide dietary guidelines that will help you avoid and often reverse diseases that can rob you of the good health you need to enjoy a good life.

Shopping List for Lowering Blood Pressure

The 50 foods on this Shopping List for Lowering Blood Pressure are great not only for blood pressure but also for shedding excess weight, lowering cholesterol, and more.

Meal Plan To Help Lower Blood Pressure

This super-simple meal plan is a great guide for lowering blood pressure. It will give you a bunch of ideas for meals that are healthy, filling, and delish.

Pritikin Frozen Foods

Hate to cook but want to lose weight and lower high blood pressure? You’ll love Pritikin Frozen Foods delivered straight to your home or office.

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Salt & High Blood Pressure

Salt is everywhere, and high blood pressure (the result of too much salt in our diets) is an American epidemic. New CDC guidelines (and decades-old Pritikin guidelines) advise that most of us should eat no more than 1,500 mg of sodium a day. We average 3,500 to 5,000 mg daily. Why are we so blasé about the massive doses of salt we’re consuming? How can we change?.

Cut 1,000+ Mg of Sodium From Your Daily Diet (And Hardly Notice)

Most of us should be eating no more than 1,500 mg of sodium a day. Americans average, however, about 3,500 mg daily. Get quick and easy tips to reduce sodium intake. Enjoy a healthier (and still delicious) life.

I never put salt on anything. Why do I have high blood pressure?

It’s great that you aren’t fast and easy with your salt shaker. Congratulations! But it’s important to realize that about 75% of the salt (sodium-chloride) Americans eat every day does not come from their salt shakers. It’s in your food before it even hits your plate!

Are Salt Substitutes Safe?

It’s a common question among our guests at the Pritikin Longevity Center, who are taught how devastating the high-salt U.S. diet is to our blood pressure and overall health. Searching for alternatives, people often ask: What about salt substitutes with potassium? And what about MSG? Isn’t it a bad choice? Here are answers, some of which may surprise you.

The Dangers of Salt: It’s More Than Just a Blood Pressure Problem

There are many people who think, "I don't have to worry about my salt intake because my blood pressure is fine." That's not true, asserts research. The dangers of salt go well beyond high blood pressure.

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Additional Resources for Lowering High Blood Pressure

Explore the articles below to learn more about blood pressure control and healthy living, and to start developing your own personal guide to lowering blood pressure. Even better, book a health vacation at Pritikin, recently described by The New York Times as the “granddaddy of health-based wellness spas.” Make a personal investment in what matters most – a longer life, a better life.

Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally – 7 Tips

These 7 tips for lowering high blood pressure are excellent not only for blood pressure control but also for losing excess weight and preventing heart disease.

FAQs About High Blood Pressure

The physicans and other health experts at Pritikin answer the questions they are most commonly asked about high blood pressure.

Treatment for Resistant Hypertension

Have you been told you have resistant hypertension, and there is little you can do about it? Research has found that there is, in fact, treatment for resistant hypertension. It's simple, it's medication-free, and, for many people, the results start happening within one to two weeks.

Do You Have Masked Hypertension?

Essentially, masked hypertension is blood pressure that tends to be normal in the doctor’s office but higher outside the doctor’s office, reaching levels classified as high blood pressure, or hypertension. It truly is the silent killer.

Reduce Sodium Intake | Cut 1,000+ Mg From Your Daily Diet

October 28, 2014

From the physicians and dietitians at the renowned Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami, here are 9 easy switches that can help shave 1,000+ mg of sodium off your daily diet in no time.

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Are low-sodium diets unhealthy?

August 19, 2014

Are low-sodium diets healthy? Two new studies suggest a link between low-sodium intake and disease. Are they right? Find out from salt expert Jay Kenney, PhD, FACN, RD, Educator and Nutrition Research Specialist at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami, Florida.

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“I had a stroke. Now what?” Learn How To Prevent the Next One

August 19, 2014

A typical stroke is basically a heart attack in the brain. To prevent strokes, follow the same healthy lifestyle that prevents heart attacks. Here are the key steps for preventing strokes and keeping your brain in good working order.

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How Long Does It Take To Lower Blood Pressure?

July 30, 2014

How long does it take to lower blood pressure? And what’s the best way to do it? Here are answers from the physicians and other faculty at the Pritikin Longevity Center, which has been helping people control blood pressure via lifestyle changes for nearly 40 years.

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Alternatives To High Blood Pressure Medication

July 28, 2014

About 1 in 3 U.S. adults has hypertension, or high blood pressure. Many are treated with drugs but wonder: “Is this my only option?” Find out about alternatives to taking blood pressure medication. What’s proven effective? What isn’t?

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Super-Simple Meal Plan For Blood Pressure and Weight Loss

June 18, 2014

This 5-Day, Super-Simple Meal Plan is based on the ultra-healthy foods served at the renowned Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami. It’s all about minimal time in the kitchen but maximum flavor and good health..

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Campbell’s Mmm mmm salt.

March 1, 2014

An overwhelming body of research has found that a high-salt diet leads to high blood pressure, which leads to kidney failure, strokes, heart attacks, dementia, and other maiming, life-threatening woes. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American consumes about 3,500 milligrams of sodium every day, more than twice the…

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Do You Really Need To Reduce Salt Intake?

November 8, 2013

When a new Institute of Medicine (IOM) report entitled "Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence" came out in May, many in the media spun a story that was far different from what the report actually said. From the doctors and dietitians at the Pritikin Longevity Center, here are the facts.

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How do I lower blood pressure naturally?

November 8, 2013

In a new video airing on Public Television stations nationwide, experts at the Pritikin Longevity Center discuss how to lower blood pressure naturally, and why it is so vital to do so.

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