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  • People consuming the most potassium were 35% less likely to die from coronary heart disease


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    The one-fifth of people consuming the most potassium were 35% less likely to die from coronary heart disease than the one-fifth of people consuming the least.

    The top one-fifth consumed an average of 3363 mg of potassium per day versus 1720 mg per day for the bottom one-fifth.

    The one-fifth of people consuming the most sodium versus the one-fifth consuming the least were:

    The top one-fifth consumed 6523 mg of sodium per day versus 2322 mg per day for the bottom one-fifth.

    Subjects

    Subjects: 58,730 Japanese subjects aged 40-79 years

    The study involved 58,730 Japanese subjects (23,119 men and 35,611 women) aged 40–79 years with no history of stroke, coronary heart disease, or cancer completed a lifestyle questionnaire between 1988 and 1990.

    Follow-up

    Followed for 12.7 years

    They were followed for an average of 12.7 years.

    Potassium Superior to ALL Prescription Blood Pressure Medicines

    I believe potassium (bicarbonate) is superior to all blood pressure drugs

    This is another reason that I believe that potassium (bicarbonate) is vastly superior to ALL of the drugs used for blood pressure.

    All of the drugs used for blood pressure interfere with natural processes in the body.

    Blood Pressure Drugs INCREASED Risk of Dying from Cardiovascular Disease

    Blood pressure drugs INCREASED the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease in 7 of 8 drug groups

    A 2004 study (Smoller) found that in older (50-74) “hypertensive” women, where 20,000 were taking BP meds, and 10,000 were taking NO BP meds, even though blood pressure was 10-15 mm Hg lower in those taking BP meds, 7 of the 8 drug groups were MORE likely to die of CV disease.

    See here.

    Potassium Bicarbonatev

    I’ve been taking potassium bicarbonate since 2000

    I’ve been taking 1000 mg of potassium twice a day (2000 mg per day) in the form of potassium bicarbonate since 2000.

    My blood pressure dropped from 140/80 to 124/73 mm Hg

    My blood pressure dropped from roughly 140/80 mm Hg to 124/73 mm Hg (taken recently).

    Warning: Only take potassium under a doctor’s care

    WARNING: Only take potassium under a doctor’s supervision. Too much potassium can kill you.

    Magnesium Necessary

    Magnesium is necessary to utilize potassium

    Note: Magnesium is necessary for the body to utilize potassium.

    And research shows that most American get less than the recommended amount of magnesium.

    Try Potassium First?

    Why not try potassium (bicarbonate) first?

    Why not try potassium (bicarbonate) first?

    Potassium in Food

    Potassium content of a few foods

    You can also get extra potassium from many foods.

    Medium Banana
    450 mg of potassium

    4 ounces of Orange Juice
    230 mg of potassium

    4 ounces of Prune Juice
    350 mg of potassium

    4 ounces of V8 Juice
    230 mg of potassium

    4 ounces of Prune Juice
    350 mg of potassium

    “The High Blood Pressure Solution”

    “The High Blood Pressure Solution” by Richard D. Moore, MD, PhD

    For those interested in reading more about the benefits of potassium, I highly recommend the book “The High Blood Pressure Solution” by Richard D. Moore, MD, PhD, who was a Professor of Cellular Biophysics for 40 years.

    Reference

    Umesawa M, Iso H, Date C, Yamamoto A, Toyoshima H, Watanabe Y, Kikuchi S, Koizumi A, Kondo T, Inaba Y, Tanabe N, and Tamakoshi A. Relations between dietary sodium and potassium intakes and mortality from cardiovascular disease: the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study for Evaluation of Cancer Risks. Am J Clin Nutr, 2008 Jul; 88(1): 195-202.

    Author’s Contact Info

    Hiroyasu Iso
    Public Health,Department of Social and Environmental Medicine
    Graduate School of Medicine
    Osaka University, Suita, Osaka-fu 565-0871 Japan
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    On Dec 08, 2009 at 7:36 pm Cynthia wrote:

    . . . . .

    My husband is afraid to consume V8 juice because of the sodium. I can get the low sodium V8 juice, but it has proportionally reduced potassium also. Could you address this issue? And also the dangers of ultra low salt diets?

    On Dec 09, 2009 at 12:34 pm Larry Hobbs wrote:

    . . . . .

    Cynthia,

    Low Sodium V8 Juice Better Than Regular V8 Juice

    You are correct -- as far as getting more potassium and less sodium, Low Sodium V8 juice appears to be a far better choice than regular V8 juice.

    It appears that 8 ounces of Low Sodium V8 juice contains:

    820 mg of potassium
    140 mg of sodium

    Compared to 8 ounces of regular V8 juice which contains:

    470 mg of potassium
    480 mg of sodium

    I got this information from:

    http://www.wegmans.com

    Larry Hobbs

    On Dec 09, 2009 at 12:35 pm Larry Hobbs wrote:

    . . . . .

    Cynthia,

    I Don't Know the Dangers of Ultra-Low Sodium Diets

    I don't know the dangers of ultra-low sodium diets.

    However, my guess is that it is a problem for most people because most processed foods contain salt (sodium).

    I imagine that most people eat at least some processed foods, and so probably get more than enough sodium.

    Larry Hobbs

    On Dec 09, 2009 at 12:37 pm Larry Hobbs wrote:

    . . . . .

    Cynthia,

    Low Sodium Diets Alone Will Not Work. You MUST Increase Potassium

    Richard Moore, MD, PhD, Professor of Cellular Biophysics for 40 years and a researcher, and author of the excellent book, "The High Blood Pressure Solution", wrote that the ratio of potassium to sodium is the important thing.

    He also noted that the amount of potassium plus sodium inside cells is constant.

    Therefore, just reducing sodium in the diet without increasing potassium misses the point.

    He says that while lowering sodium intake, you MUST increase potassium intake to replace the sodium inside cells.

    He says that lowering sodium will not work.

    Larry Hobbs

    On Dec 09, 2009 at 12:39 pm Larry Hobbs wrote:

    . . . . .

    Cynthia,

    Dr. Moore's book on High Blood Pressure is Excellent

    Professor Richard Moore's book, "The High Blood Pressure Solution", is excellent.

    He tells how giving drugs for blood pressure is NOT the answer.

    He talks about the problems caused by blood pressure drugs.

    He tells how people with high blood pressure have a whole body potassium deficiency.

    It should be required reading for all doctors treating patients for high blood pressure.

    If they read it, they would treat all high blood pressure patients with potassium (and some magnesium to allow the body to use potassium).

    They would only use blood pressure drugs in emergency or special situations.

    And they would not fall for the propaganda from the drug companies.

    It is an excellent book.

    Larry Hobbs

    On Dec 09, 2009 at 12:49 pm Larry Hobbs wrote:

    . . . . .

    Cynthia,

    Dr. Whitaker Takes People OFF Their Blood Pressure Drugs and Uses Natural Treatments

    If I remember correctly...

    Julian Whitaker, MD, author of several books and a doctor who uses many natural treatments for health conditions, has talked about on his radio program how he has patients with high blood pressure drink Low-Sodium V8 juice.

    Here is a quote from his website:

    http://www.whitakerwellness.com/health-concerns/high-blood-pressure/

    Natural Treatments for High Blood Pressure

    "[... drug treatment in people with 'pre-hypertension' is increasingly common.]

    "This is nonsense.

    "The ultimate goal in the management of hypertension is not to hit the jackpot blood pressure of 120/80. It?s to prevent stroke, heart attack, and other complications, and that requires paying attention to the patient?s overall health.

    "At the Whitaker Wellness Institute, we do not rely on drugs.

    "In fact, one of our main goals is to help our patients get off their blood pressure-lowering medications using natural treatments for high blood pressure.

    "We slowly wean them off their drugs as they start on a diet and exercise program, along with targeted nutritional supplements and, in some cases, cutting-edge therapies than enhance cardiovascular health.

    "The result is often better blood pressure control than they achieved while taking drugs!"

    Larry Hobbs

    On Dec 09, 2009 at 12:53 pm Larry Hobbs wrote:

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    Cynthia,

    Dr. Whitaker also has a radio program which he has done for year.

    Past programs from the previous few months can be downloaded from here:

    http://www.whitakerwellness.com/dr-whitaker-show/past-shows/

    You might look through and see if you can find a program where he talks about how he treats high blood pressure.

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    Dr. Whitaker has also said that he has NEVER given a statin to lower cholesterol and never well.

    Statins have been around for 22 years -- since 1987.

    Dr. Whitaker also does not like ANY of the oral diabetes drugs.

    He says the research shows that they cause more problems than they solve.

    This is the exact same thing as with cholesterol drugs and high blood pressure drugs.

    It's all the same thing. They all cause problems because they interfere with natural processes in the body.

    Larry Hobbs

    On Dec 09, 2009 at 1:13 pm Larry Hobbs wrote:

    . . . . .

    Cynthia,

    Dr. Whitaker talked about Hypertension on Hour 3 of his radio program on July 5, 2009.

    It can be download here:

    http://www.healthradio.net/shows/HealthyTalk/HTRShows/DRS2009070511.mp3

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