Episode 31: Fixing High Blood Pressure with Fasting / Lifestyle

How and why intermittent fasting helps with high blood pressure (aka hypertension), what else can help, and how to get started.

Topics Addressed:

  • Intro / preview (00:04)
  • Causes and frequency (1:35)
  • Complications (2:31)
  • Typical blood pressure treatments (2:58)
  • How fasting helps with blood pressure (7:30)
  • Other lifestyle changes that help (9:48)
  • How to get started with fasting (11:23)
  • Other next steps (12:34)

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Ben Tanner, PA-C

Ben has been practicing as a physician assistant (PA, or PA-C, similar to a doctor) in emergency medicine, urgent care, and family practice since 2014. Since 2016, he has developed an avid interest in various forms of fasting, using it to improve his own health while helping friends, family, and patients do the same.