Table of contents for Control high blood pressure without drugs : a complete hypertension handbook / Robert L. Rowan, with Constance Schrader.

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Part I. The Basics

  1. Could You Have Hypertension?

  2. The Dangers of High Blood Pressure

  3. Measure Your Pressure

  4. Diastolic and Systolic Pressure -- What Does Each Mean?

  5. What Happens When You Learn You Have High Blood Pressure?

  6. Do It for Yourself

Part II. Your Diet or Your Life

  1. The Truth About Salt

  2. Obesity Is a Hypertension Issue

  3. Are You Really Hungry?

  4. Eat Right/Feel Right

  5. The Rice Diet and Other Diet Choices

  6. Cholesterol As a Culprit

  7. Fiber Is Important

  8. Sugar Is Not Sweet to Your Body

  9. Diabetes and Kidney Disease and Hypertension

  10. Hypertension: A Risk Factor for Stroke

  11. Working Together: The Pump and the Hose

  12. Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium and High Blood Pressure

Part III. Your Style of Living

  1. Smoke Gets in Your Blood

  2. Alcohol and Illegal Drugs and Hypertension

  3. Sleeping with Hypertension

  4. Hypertension and Aging

  5. Women and High Blood Pressure

  6. Impotence and Hypertension

  7. Stress and Hypertension

  8. Complementary (Alternative) Therapies for Hypertension

  9. Biofeedback: Training Your Body to Reduce Hypertension

  10. Folk Medicine and Other Traditions

  11. Exercise Combats Hypertension

  12. Walking Your Blood Pressure Down

Part IV. Hypertension Drugs

  1. About Antihypertensive Drugs

  2. Herbs, Vitamins, and Minerals and Hypertension

Part V. Shopping and Cooking with High Blood Pressure

  1. A Life of Healthy Eating: Recipes to Lower Your Blood Pressure



Veggie Pasta Sauce

Lasagna Without Guilt

Spaghetti with a Gobble

Swimming with the Tuna


Hot Vegetable Bean Dip

Herbal Zucchini Combo

Broccoli (or Other Vegetable) Soup

Escalloped Corn Pudding

Terrific Taco Salad


Sweet and Sour Roast Pork

"Lite" Beef Stroganoff

Oriental Beef and Vegetable Stir-fry

Oriental Chicken and Vegetable Stir-fry

Chicken and Spanish Rice

Chicken Salad

Tuscany Chicken

Tuscany Turkey

Broiled Sesame Fish

Dizzy Dill Fish

Spicy Baked Salmon


Apple Crisp

Jiggling Mold

Bran Apple Bars

Zucchini Bread

Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Appendix 1. Sodium in Foods

Appendix 2. A Week with the DASH Diet

Appendix 3. A Comparison of Saturated Fat, Total Fat, Cholesterol, Calories, and Sodium

Appendix 4. A Walking Program to Reduce Blood Pressure


Additional Resources


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Hypertension -- Popular works.
Hypertension -- Alternative treatment.