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Richard Moore, MD, PhD; Diuretics reduce blood pressure by excreting sodium
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“[T]hiazide diuretics lower blood pressure because they get sodium out of the body (through the kidneys)," notes wrote Richard Moore, MD, PhD, professor and research scientist, and author of the book "The High Blood Pressure Solution".
“Instead of using a synthetic chemical to get excess sodium out of the body, why not just stop over-consuming sodium?”
“[The primary culprit is] processed food.”
“The typical American consumes 4,000 to 5,000 mg of sodium per day, yet we only need 100 to 400 mg per day!”
Here are some other quotes from Dr. Moore’s letter.
“[In our book, The K Factor (1986), we] showed that 95% of the cases of hypertension [in the U.S.] are due to [too little potassium and too much sodium].
“[S]ince you can’t repair a dietary deficiency with a synthetic chemical [a drug], this clearly indicated that drugs are not the answer for hypertension.”
“[A] study [of blood pressure drugs] did show a 30% reduction in strokes, but Finland found that simply replacing table salt (sodium chloride) with a salt mixture containing some potassium and magnesium in addition to sodium reduced strokes by 60% in the whole country!”
“A study of 17,000 people over a 5 year period demonstrated that lowering blood pressure with drugs had zero effect on over-all mortality!”
This is an excerpt from a letter by Richard Moore, MD, PhD dated August 31, 2009.About Dr. Moore
About Dr. Moore
Dr. Moore’s received his M.D. from Indiana University, and his Ph.D. in biophysics from Purdue University.
Starting in 1963, Dr. Moore spent 40 years as a college professor and research scientist teaching and researching cellular biophysics.
Dr. Moore’s research group research group discovered that insulin regulates the activity of the mechanism that exchanges potassium for sodium in live cells.
Dr. Moore’s group also discovered that, connected with this, insulin elevates the pH inside cells.
This research and that of others then led to insights in how our dietary imbalance between potassium and sodium cause hypertension and other diseases.
“Since recognizing the critical importance of the dietary ratio of potassium-to-sodium (in 1983), I have been trying to educate the public about this issue primarily by writing books.”
Dr. Moore is the author of several books including “The High Blood Pressure Solution”.
Dr. Moore is the also co-author of “The Salt Solution”.
This book discusses how an imbalance of potassium and sodium not only affects:
... but also
how it affects:
• stomach cancer
• kidney disease
Contact Information for Dr. Moore
Richard D. Moore, MD, PhD
4 Calle Sabina
Placitus, NM 87043
(505) 771-8615 phone
(505) 615-8020 cell
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