Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, more than all forms of cancer combined, yet many forms of cardiovascular disease (ie. Coronary Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, and Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease) can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices. 1 out of 3 Americans has high blood pressure and only half of those Americans have their blood pressure under control. People often wait too long or until it’s too late to seek help, giving hypertension or high blood pressure the nickname ‘the silent killer”. Hypertension can be treated nutritionally through weight management, sodium restriction, diet, and nutrition education.