Fasting to Naturally Reverse High Blood Pressure

[Music] [Music] medically supervised water only fasting and the treatment of high blood pressure 174 consecutive patients were treated in an inpatient setting first a few days of recent vegetables this is to kind of clear out the gut so they don’t become constipated followed by 10 or 11 days of water only fasting before transitioning them back to a whole food plant-based diet fruits vegetables whole grains all egos are being split peas chickpeas and lentils and nuts and seeds with no animal products processed foods or added salt oil or sugar they all came in hypertensive over 140 over 90 but nine out of ten them 89% walked out with pressures under 140 over 90 the average reduction in systolic blood pressure was 37 points widowed it’s just remarkable compared to other interventions including drugs and that was just the average drop those came in with really high pressures like over 180 experienced a 60 point from this is arguably the largest effect ever published in the scientific literature and that was after they had all stopped all their blood pressure medications they conclude that medically supervised water only fasting appears to be a safe and effective means of normalizing blood pressure I explored the safety in a previous video and yes extraordinarily effective but for how long I mean fasting is the least sustainable diet out there interestingly when they resumed feeding them their blood pressures dropped even further suggesting fasting could be used to start at the normalization of blood pressure and then you could keep it down from then on with a healthy enough diet they were able to track down a few dozen patients much later and on average the pressures remained down we don’t know what happened to the rest but I mean it shows that at least it can provide more lasting benefits for some a subsequent smaller study followed up people up to a year later and the blood pressure reduction seemed to hold along with the weight loss Oh they stuck with the healthier diet now no one should be fasting for more than a day or two unsupervised so this treatment certainly carries a cost but and the entire cost appears to have just been recouped within the first year just from decreased medical care costs alone an alternative is the booking gur method of fasting popular in Europe where instead of water only people get like 300 calories a day like fruit juice and vegetable broth and it still needs to be done under professional supervision but at least people don’t have to like you know take time off work people are randomized seven days of that and then followed up four months later after four months you’d think you know any benefit from the one-week quasi fast would have disappeared but their blood pressure’s ended up fifteen points lower than the control group although long-term follow-up in these subjects has been sporadic the available data suggests that these large reductions in blood pressure can be conserved in patients who remain compliant with the follow-up diet in other words a cure for hypertension may be feasible though of course if they resumed to the original diet that had made them hypertensive in the first place that would presumably lead to a resurgence of their blood pressures and the fast may actually help with that the preliminary fast may help people stick to healthier diets they ordinarily have you know little appeal to people our custom to meretricious ly salty and greasy meals that is an SAT word if I ever saw one I had to google that one but it apparently attractive but having in reality no value sounds about right the secret to long-term benefits may be in a helping kick-start the healthier your diet by cleansing or palate which has been so you know deadened by you know hyper sweet hyper salty hyper fatty foods after not eating for a week you’re a regular normal healthy real food tastes good again like you know the ripe this peach in the world would taste sour after a bowl of fruit loops right but fasting may resent to ties our taste buds such that you can enjoy something like you know corn on the cob without the added you know butter and salt so you can get the best of both worlds tastes great and skilling [Music] you

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