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Posted by Alan S. on September 07, 2000 at 11:26:36:

In Reply to: Alternatives to BP meds posted by Aileen on September 02, 2000 at 22:44:54:

: I'm sure there must be a host of herbs that could be used to ameliorate blood pressure. Gingko would be one for a start. I haven't sussed out any others. What about meditation?

The best alternative to medications for reducing high blood pressure is a low carbohydrate diet such as Dr. Atkins or Protein Power. This type of diet removes excess fluid from the body (diuretic) similar to the high blood pressure medications without any of the side effects. An additional benefit is reduced body fat, reduced risk of heart disease, and a reduced risk of cancer (due to the reduced intake of sugars, refined carbohyrates, and processed foods). Alan S.

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