Meet my sister, Sue. In just three months, she did something that 75 million Americans haven’t been able to do.
How did she do all of these things?
She took control of chronic high blood pressure by transitioning to a whole food, plant-based diet.
You would never know by looking at Sue that high blood pressure was an issue. She’s fit, energetic, upbeat, and full of life. And yet she’s been dogged by hypertension for nearly 15 years. She did everything her doctors suggested: ate a balanced diet with no salt, exercised, tried to get enough sleep, made lifestyle changes. Nevertheless, her blood pressure didn’t stabilize.
It was a conundrum; how could this seemingly healthy person have HBP? For sure, genes could play a part. With a family history of heart disease it makes sense to take this into consideration. But was that the whole reason? Bad genes? And did that mean there was nothing she could do about it?
A little over a year ago, Sue was introduced to a plant-based diet. Somewhat skeptical, but always up for trying something new, she gradually transitioned to a whole food, plant-based diet.
Over the course of three months her blood pressure stabilized. Now, she's been able to reduce her blood pressure medication to such a small dose that her doctor is confident she will be totally off it within a month!
Even a gradual shift to more whole food, plant based meals can have a tremendous impact on your health. Just ask Sue…if you can catch up with her. Last time we spoke she was just getting back from a run, feeling great, and loving life.
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