More and more people are suffering from high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.
We’ve all heard this story before: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) evaluates a drug that has already flooded the market, only to find that an unintended ‘side effect’ of the drug is that it’s a cancer risk.
If people can have too much of a good thing, imagine the dangers that come from of having too much of a bad thing.
Even scientists can bark up the wrong tree sometimes. For more than a century, they have pointed their fingers at salt as the main culprit in high blood pressure or hypertension that leads to kidney damage, stroke, and heart attack.
The rice diet is one of the oldest diets in the world created in 1939 by Dr. Walter Kempner. That’s why the other name of this diet is Kempner diet. The basic aims of this diet were to lower high blood pressure, to reduce the kidney disease symptoms and to lower the blood sugar levels.
The Rice Diet used by Kempner which consisted of rice, sugar and fruits and juice. This is extremely low in fat (<10%) as opposed to 20-30% of typical ‘low fat’ diets. Denise’s hypothesis is that at extremely low fat states, something ‘magic’ happens. Kempner was a clinician at Duke University in the 1930s who treated over 18,000 patients with this diet of refined carbs
Not eating enough salt can increase your risk for heart disease and death, despite high blood pressure.
Medicalpress, July 8, 2015
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