When John, aged 62, first came to Eric Braverman, M.D., director of the
Princeton Associates for Total Health, he had suffered from high blood
pressure for 10 years. His levels for cholesterol, triglycerides, and
high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL), which are key indicators of
heart health, were highly imbalanced and he was taking strong daily doses of
3 conventional medications. When John began Dr. Braverman’s program, his
blood pressure was 140/90.
First, Dr. Braverman put John on a low carbohydrate, high protein diet to
help him lose weight. Next, he started John on daily supplementation with
evening primrose and fish oil, a niacin-garlic formula, safflower oil, and a
hypertension nutrient formula. This consisted of garlic powder (200 mg), the
amino acid taurine (200 mg), magnesium (oxide, 50 mg), potassium (chloride,
6.7 mg), selenium (sodium selenite, 20 mcg), zinc (chelate, 4 mg), chromium
(chloride, 26.7 mcg), niacinamide (50 mg), vitamin C (40 mg), molybdenum (40
mg), vitamin B6 (50 mg), and beta carotene (1222.33 IU), furosemide 100mg. John took 6 pills
daily of this formula.
Dr. Braverman used a hypertension formula he specially developed for his
blood-pressure-lowering program, as well as a magnesium formula, containing
vitamin B6 (65 mg), magnesium (oxide, 470 mg), and zinc (chelate, 15 mg).
Two weeks into the program, John’s cholesterol had dropped from 264 to 131,
his triglycerides had decreased from 161 to 100, his blood pressure was
120/80, and his HDL increased positively from 59 to 64. John was able to
stop taking his conventional medications. After another week on the
nutrients, his blood pressure was a healthier 110/80.
Over the following months, Dr. Braverman reduced John’s nutrient program and
adjusted his diet. John continued to be drug-free, his energy level and
sexual drive had increased, and he was doing fantastically well, reports