Mini Module 3


Welcome to the Mini Module (Mi-Mo) on Hypertension

Hypertension is sometimes called “the Silent Killer”. Often, there are no symptoms, yet it contributes to over 9 million deaths per year. Half of those who have hypertension don’t even know it. In this Mi-Mo, we will discover natural ways to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of illness by eating a whole food plant-based diet.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this Mi-Mo, you will be empowered to:

  • Define hypertension and its key mechanisms
  • Identify lifestyle factors contributing to high blood pressure
  • Discuss long-term lifestyle changes for hypertension management and reversal


  • English language
  • Basic scientific knowledge
  • A medical background is helpful but not essential

Target Audience

  • Medical students
  • Physicians
  • Other health professionals
  • Nutrition and health enthusiasts

Difficulty Level

  • Intermediate

Materials Included

  • Educational video
  • References for further reading
  • Quiz to test your knowledge
  • Factsheets for physicians and patients
  • Blog posts for physicians and patients
  • Printable patient information card

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Additional Resources

For further reading and related resources check the following resources in our Knowledge Hub:

Related Posts

Related Factsheets

Printable Patient Information Card

This handy document can be printed by patients and stuck on their fridges as a reminder of which foods to add or reduce in their diet for optimal nutrition in the management of hypertension.

Patient Information Card

Download link is available for logged-in PAN Academy Users within the module. 

The Presenters

The module is presented by Terri Chrisman & Dr. Miriam Sonntag. The content was researched and created by PAN International’s team of expert nutrition scientists and physicians.

Get your forks and pens ready to start learning about nutrition!

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Terri Chrisman M.Nutr, Dip.ACLM

Terri Chrisman M.Nutr, Dip.ACLM is a Medical Content Creator at PAN and part of the online education team responsible for the PAN Academy. She is an Australian citizen living in the USA who has travelled and lived all around the world. She is a qualified nutritionist and certified in lifestyle medicine, and is vastly experienced in creating educational content on the topics of nutrition, health and sports.

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Dr. Miriam Sonntag

Dr. Miriam Sonntag is the Medical Content Executive of the online learning platform, PAN Academy. Having worked in basic research, she knows how to decipher complex information. Working now at PAN, she scans and pours over scientific papers and books. She breaks down the latest nutritional research into actionable advice for everyday life. She is committed to sharing the bigger picture of why it is good to put more plants on your plate.