(Reuters) - Until recently, high blood pressure sufferers looking for doctor-approved, drug-free treatment options were out of luck
But a growing number of health experts believe those days are behind us.
Dr. Marlene Merritt (DOM, MS Nutrition), an Austin-based doctor who has treated many high blood pressure patients herself, made a recent announcement that is sending shockwaves through the medical community.
Dr. Merritt knew all too well that commonly-prescribed blood pressure drugs like Lisinopril and Norvasc come with a host of unwanted side effects, and was determined to find a natural, drug-free solution that could actually eliminate the disease, not just treat its symptoms.
After months of research, Dr. Merritt developed a simple diet and exercise regimen that had a profound success rate in treating and even reversing high blood pressure.
Despite the regimen's clear effectiveness, medical journals were slow to publish her findings, perhaps due in part, some have speculated, to financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry.
In response, Dr. Merritt took matters in to her own hands and shocked the medical community by partnering with independent health publisher Primal Health to make her high blood pressure-reversing regimen available to everyone in the form of an online presentation.
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