Factually accurate with current statistics, this work spends two-thirds of its time providing a consumer-level explanation of hypertension along with its dangers, need for management, and standard treatment plans and one-third describing the author's personal philosophy. Throughout, Whitaker stresses the importance of consulting with a doctor before making any changes to one's treatment plan, activities, and/or diet; however his own suggestions range from drinking plenty of water and exercising to reducing stress by using alternative therapies such as yoga and changing one's diet. He frequently mentions nutritional supplements and the Whitaker Wellness Institute he founded. Michael Prichard contributes a well-paced, accent-free reading. Recommended for public and patient libraries.-Laurie Selwyn, Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.