Charles C.
Charles C.
Atlanta, GAMember since June 2018

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    • Jun 15, 2018
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    The Blood Pressure Solution

    Scam alert

    This product is a total waste of money. Info is readily available elsewhere. And the BP medicine (Lisinopril) prescribed by my doctor works fine for me and thousands of others with little or no side effects. I suspect some of the positive reviews placed here are plants by the money-hungry people behind this scam. AVOID.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Jul 7, 2018

      Frank A.

      I am sure your negative comments are also a plant because if you truly think blood pressure medicine (Lisinopril) works fine for you, you aren't into good health and rely solely on drugs to prop up your successful claims. The book simply states there are natural products and remedies to combat high blood pressure and other ailments. If you are closed minded, stay on your drugs and continue to lie to yourself. When you are dead, you won't have anyone to blame but yourself. Remember, taking medications is a choice you make!

    • Sep 7, 2018

      Brady W.

      If you truly think someone that is taking a medication that does not cause any side effects for them and doesn't work, it's fine for them when they said it did. You are obviously an employee of the quack Marlene. As you stated, "The book simply states there are natural products and remedies to combat high blood pressure" is far from her claim that it will cure it.

    • Sep 8, 2018

      Susan S.

      "Food for thought":

      Is big pharma behind the new blood pressure guidelines?

      December 31, 2017

      Dr. Robert Saunders, an internist practicing in Seattle, believed he had his patient's blood pressure well controlled at 136/82. Jean was taking a diuretic pill, exercising regularly, and watching her salt intake, but then the new guidelines came out. Suddenly with any reading over 130/80 considered high, down from the previous 140/90. Dr. Saunders worried his patient could have a heart attack or stroke. He called her and said, "Look, we've got to do something different here. [This] is not good for you." He prescribed a low dose of Lisinopril, but when it barely budged her numbers he doubled the dosage. And then, both doctor and patient got a scare, Jean ended up in the emergency room. The drug had almost killed her.

      According to Harvard University, prescription drugs are tied with stroke for the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. That makes them a major health risk, and yet most doctors seem to be on board with the new blood pressure plan. "We will label more people hypertensive and give more medication," said Dr. Kenneth Jamerson, professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Health System and one of the 21 guideline-writing committee members. Dr. Robert M. Carey, the co-chair of the committee, agrees. "To reach these goals, [people] may have to take more drugs or increase the dosages," he said.

      But according to Dr. Marlene Merritt, a hypertension expert and author of The Blood Pressure Solution, "Taking more drugs, or increasing dosages of the ones you're already taking, may be unwise." "All drugs have side effects," she said, "and some of the blood pressure medications are the worst." And the sad part is "the drugs don't even work that well on hypertension. My patients do much better on natural solutions."

      In the past, Dr. Saunders relied on the studies and what the drug reps told him. But he's not sure whom to trust now. "In my heart of hearts," he said, "I am concerned that these studies that are telling people to get down to 120 over 80 are all paid for by drug companies who are trying to sell pills. It makes me uncomfortable. I think the days of getting unbiased information are gone."

      Dr. Marlene Merritt is so concerned about the problem she put together an online video presentation, The Four Worst Blood Pressure Drugs. In the video, she reveals the drugs and their risks, along with the natural alternatives she has successfully used in her practice for years.

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