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  1. 1. Managing Blood Pressure With a Chocolate Shake! John H. Maher, DC, DCBCN, BCIM, Creator SuperFood Solution™ , Lifelong Wellness Made Easy
  2. 2. Hypertension: The Silent Killer <ul><li>The American Heart Association (AHA) </li></ul><ul><li>estimates approx. 73 mil US adults, age 20+, </li></ul><ul><li>have hypertension </li></ul><ul><li>Also known as the “silent killer” because: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Only 60% of adults who have hypertension are being treated for it, and </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Two-thirds of those don’t have it under control! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. High Blood Pressure Defined <ul><li>AHA defines hypertension as a </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Systolic blood pressure (BP) of 140 mmHg or higher, or </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diastolic BP of 90 mmHg or higher </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Almost 30% of adults have pre-hypertension , with systolic BP between 120 and 139, or diastolic BP of 80 to 89 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Morbidity <ul><li>According to AHA’s “Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics, 2005 Update”: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High BP killed nearly 50,000 Americans in 2002 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Was listed as a primary or contributing factor in 261,000 deaths </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Cardio Vascular Disease Risk <ul><li>Starting as low as 115/75, the risk of heart attack and stroke doubles for every 20 point jump in systolic BP, or every 10 point rise in diastolic BP </li></ul><ul><li>People with pre-hypertension (BP >119/79), levels once considered normal, have twice the risk of heart disease as those with normal blood pressure </li></ul><ul><li>People with frank hypertension (BP >139/89) have four times the risk of heart disease as people with low BP. 1 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Chiropractic Wellness Care <ul><li>Clearly, chiropractors who are promoting anti-aging and wellness care might consider what we can do naturally for patients with BP >120/80 </li></ul><ul><li>WebMD reports that a special chiropractic adjustment can significantly lower high BP , a placebo-controlled study suggests. A second trial will hopefully soon be under way. </li></ul><ul><li>Still, other adjunctive approaches need to be considered </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 7. Milk Does A Body Good? <ul><li>Milk proteins, both caseins and whey, have previously been shown to significantly reduce blood pressure in animal models </li></ul><ul><li>A 2006 study published in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension reported similar results in humans 2,3 </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Whey-derived peptides might be a viable option for pre-hypertensive and/or stage 1 (systolic >139, <159 mmHg and/or diastolic >99, <119 mmHg) hypertensive populations,&quot; concluded these researchers </li></ul>
  8. 8. Logan Chiropractic Study <ul><li>John Zhang, MD, PhD of Logan Chiropractic College , and I have authored a human study on a multi-ingredient whey and colostrum based zoonutrient powdered drink mix, formulated with liposomes to enhance bioavailability </li></ul>
  9. 9. A Better Whey? <ul><li>In 90 days, this dairy peptide formula lowered BP 13.4 mmHg and 8.2 mmHg, respectively 4 </li></ul><ul><li>This result is: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comparable to benefits seen with the proven best dietary approach, the D.A.S.H. diet </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Equal to the average results of any one medication </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Better than the results attained through exercise. 5,6,7 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Wheying Less! <ul><li>Of even more interest, the control group in the study, who received 500 mg of calcium daily: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gained an average of 6 pounds </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>While the special whey formula group gained no weight </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Growing List of Nutraceuticals <ul><li>Nutraceuticals for hypertension: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grape seed extract, quercitin, cocoa, green tea extracts, hawthorne berries </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hibiscus tea, stevia, lycopene extracts, soy isoflavones, </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fatty acids in oils like olive oil, flax oil, and fish oil 8-19 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Shake It Up, Baby! <ul><li>The pathways through which BP is lowered are many, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inhibiting angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blocking calcium channels </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting nitric oxide induced vaso-relaxation and diuretic activity. 20 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Therefore, it is likely that combining several approaches in one may provide not only greater hypotensive effects, but other benefits as well </li></ul>
  13. 13. Chocolate Shake for HBP <ul><li>Melt 14 gm 60+ % cocoa (dark baking chocolate squares) in 6 oz. high isoflavone (> 20 mg) soy milk, vitamin D and calcium enriched. Stir well. </li></ul><ul><li>Then, mix 12-18 gm of stevia sweetened, fiber enriched, vanilla flavored whey protein + ice. (Alternately, enjoy warm) Blend. </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy twice a day as a “Heart Healthy Chocolate Shake”. If results are to come, they should be apparent within 60 days, and likely to improve further with time. </li></ul>
  14. 14. For 12 Free Samples and the SuperFood Solution User’s Guide, Call 1-877-772-4362 , M-F, Pacific <ul><li> </li></ul>