Natural Remedies For High Blood Pressure – Dr Sarah Brewer

About Dr Sarah Brewer

Dr Sarah Brewer

All medical information on is written by Dr Sarah Brewer MSc (Nutr Med), MA (Cantab), MB, BChir, RNutr, MBANT

Dr Sarah Brewer is a registered doctor, registered nutritionist, registered nutritional therapist and the author of over 60 popular health books.

Please note: I do not currently see patients. I can only provide general advice on blood pressure via ASK ME A QUESTION. If you have a specific concern about your own blood pressure or health it’s important to see your own doctor.

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My Qualifications

I qualified from Cambridge University with degrees in Natural Sciences, Medicine and Surgery. I worked at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for five years, and spent time looking after patients with high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke within the general medical wards and intensive care units.

After qualifying as a general practitioner, I was a full-time GP principal in Plymouth, Devon, for five years, then returned to working in hospital medicine in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, for ten years. I then worked in private practice before focusing on medical and nutritional consultancy.

While working as a GP and hospital doctor, I saw the devastating consequences that can result when high blood pressure remains undiagnosed or poorly treated. Unfortunately, few people experience significant symptoms even when their blood pressure is dangerously high. It’s known as the silent killer for a very good reason. Just a few relatively simple lifestyle changes could save your life.

During my career, I soon realised that many illnesses and niggling health problems are linked to diet and lifestyle choices. As a result, I spent six years studying Nutritional Medicine to gain a Master’s degree in the subject from the University of Surrey.

I’ve set up this website to share information, tips and advice that can help keep your blood pressure under control.

If you are taking any antihypertensive medicines, it’s vital to keep taking your medication regularly, as prescribed, until your doctor tells you otherwise. However, if you follow the evidence-based advice on these pages there may come a time when your doctor is willing to supervise a reduction in the dose or number of tablets you need to take on a daily basis.

I hope you find the information within helpful. Feel free to leave comments so that other readers can benefit from your experience, and please share any posts you find useful or interesting. Thank you.

With best wishes for your continuing good health,

Dr Sarah Brewer MSc (Nutr Med), MA(Cantab), MB, BChir, RNutr, MBANT, CNHC



  • MSc Nutritional Medicine University of Surrey 2010
  • MA (Master of Arts) University of Cambridge 1984
  • MB (Bachelor of Medicine) University of Cambridge 1984
  • BChir (Bachelor of Surgery) University of Cambridge 1983
  • BA (Hons) Natural Sciences University of Cambridge 1980

Other Qualifications

  • Certificate of General Practice JCPTGP 1988
  • Diploma in Phytotherapy A. Vogel Institute 1998
  • RNutr (Registered Nutritionist) Association for Nutrition UKVRN 2008
  • MBANT Member British Association Nutritional Therapists 2008


  • Merit, MSC Nutritional Medicine, 2010
  • Health Journalist Of The Year, 2002
  • Distinction, Diploma in Phytotherapy, 1998
  • Distinction, Higher Cert. Wine (WSET), 1994
  • 1st Prize PMS Help GP Essay, 1993
  • 1st Prize Flora National Heart Essay, 1983




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