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10 Ways to Naturally Lower Blood Pressure & Reduce Cholesterol

1. MANAGE STRESS: Although stress is a normal phenomenon of the human experience, it is how we control stress. Stress and anxiety produce chemicals to be released into your body, increase your blood pressure and trigger a reduction of blood flow to your heart. Most people in Stage 1 or 2 of adrenal fatigue typically have high blood pressure secondary to increased cortisol and adrenaline. Those with hypertension should always eliminate  heavy metal toxicity. LDL cholesterol levels may be resulted from excessive stress too.

 

Winning Formulas to Relax and Manage Stress (practice some form of stress reduction EVERY day):

 

– Prioritize – write down your priorities

– Breathe – Full, deep belly breathing. Start with a minimum of two minutes every day and gradually increase to ten minutes daily.

– Yoga

– Meditation

– Massage

– Listen to calm music

– Warm, aromatherapy bath with Epsom salts

– Change how you view situations

– Surround yourself with like-minded people and friends. You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Be aware and eliminate unhealthy, stressful social behaviors including arguments, drama, drinking, inactivity, unhealthy eating and over-eating.

 

University of Utah psychologist found that women in strained marriages are more likely to feel depressed and suffer high blood pressure, obesity and other signs of “metabolic syndrome,” a group of risk factors for heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

– Dissolve unhealthy lose-win relationships and focus on attracting only win-win relationships.

 

2. ELIMINATE ALL PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED OILS (TRANS FATS): Partially hydrogenated oils are found in thousands of processed foods (breakfast cereals, cookies, chips, fried foods, packaged foods, all CRAP food). Trans fats are proven to cause heart disease. Restaurant food, especially from fast food chains, often serve food loaded with trans fats.

 

Consequences of a diet high in trans fats include:

 

– inflammation

– immune function

– testosterone

– Arthritis

– Cancer

– Decrease IQ – learning disabilities. American IQ has dropped 20 points in the past 20 years.

– Diabetes

– Elevated blood pressure

– Free radical production

– Heart Disease

– Interferes with neurological & visual development of fetus

– Liver damage

– Obesity

– Osteoporosis

– Type II diabetes

 

3. LOSE BODY FAT: This is achieved with the “4 Powers” – Nutrition, Lifestyle, Exercise and Supplements. Excess body fat stresses your joints and organs, including your heart. Decreasing body fat in a healthy, slow, steady manner will improve your health, lower your cholesterol and reduce blood pressure and your risk of diabetes.

 

4. CONSISTENT EXERCISE: This isn’t breaking news. Exercise will help you reduce stress, decrease body fat, increase your metabolism and lower your risk of diabetes. Adequate, consistent exercise will lower your blood pressure and increase the “good” HDL cholesterol and lower your triglycerides. Take a brisk 30 minute walk every day. There is evidence that resistance training results in a more favorable balance in myocardial oxygen supply and demand than aerobic exercise due to the lower heart rate and higher myocardial perfusion pressure. Moderate intensity strength training can control or prevent hypertension. Circulation 116: 572-584, 2007.

 

5. ELIMINATE HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP: HFCS is the number one source of calories for most Americans and causes obesity. You’ll find high-fructose corn syrup in processed crap food, sodas, syrup that goes into your Latte from Starbucks, etc. HFCS is extremely toxic to your liver, increases inflammation, oxidative stress and creates an aggressive insulin response.

 

6. SUPPLEMENTS FOR HYPERTENSION: Omega-3 fish oils, magnesium, vitamin D, Biotics VasculoSirt, Green Tea Extract, Hawthorne Extract, Digestive enzymes, Probiotics, Folic Acid, Ginger

– Ginger has blood pressure-lowering effects that can protect against the chronic brain injury caused by hypertension. Vascul Pharmacol, 2005 Oct;43(4):234-41

– Supplementation with at least 5000 microg/d folic acid for at least 6 weeks may reduce systolic blood pressure slightly. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 2009; 8(1): 15-24.

– Diuretics cause potassium levels to drop increasing the risk of hypokalemia.

– Beta-blockers reduce heart rate and cardiac output potentially reducing exercise performance.

– With calcium channel blockers systolic and diastolic blood pressures are reduced during exercise which may result in light headedness and peripheral edema post-exercise.

– Additional side effects from hypertension drugs include: dizziness, increased risk of breast cancer, memory loss, nausea, asthma-like symptoms, joint pain and impotence in men.

 

SUPPLEMENTS FOR ELEVATED CHOLESTEROL: Omega-3 fish oils, tocotrienols, pantethine, vitamin D, Biotics VasculoSirt or GlucoBalance, Green Tea Extract

 

According to a recent study, men with higher vitamin D levels had a 59% reduction in heart attacks. So if vitamin D’s only benefit was to reduce coronary heart attack rates by 59%, the net savings (after deducting the cost of the vitamin D) if every American supplemented properly would be around $ 85 billion each year. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Jun 9; 168(11):1174-80

 

7. FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE increase potassium rich foods such as vegetables, fruits, legumes and fish. Most Americans consume only half the recommended daily intake of potassium and twice the suggested limit for sodium! Potassium can influence BP levels by increasing sodium excretion from the body by stimulating the blood vessels to dilate, opening potassium channels.

 

FOR ELEVATED CHOLESTEROL increase consumption of plant sterols, sometimes called phytosterols. Plant sterols are the healthy compounds that occur naturally in a variety of plant foods such as fruits and vegetables, seeds and nuts. These foods are recognized for their proven role in lowering LDL “bad” cholesterol levels.

 

FOR BOTH, ELEVATED CHOLESTEROL and HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE include beta-glucan for fiber, a natural occurring soluble fiber found in whole-grain, oat based cereals. Beta-glucan has LDL cholesterol lowering benefits and substantial decreases in blood pressure.

 

8. INCREASE CONSUMPTION OF SMART FATS and ORGANIC PROTEIN:
FATS – avocado, wild fish, raw (unsalted) organic nuts and seeds, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil

PROTEINS – Grass-fed beef and buffalo, cage-free poultry, wild salmon, fish, eggs, quality whey protein isolate or concentrate.

 

9. DECREASE ALCOHOL and CAFFEINE CONSUMPTION and INCREASE WATER INTAKE: Alcohol and caffeine cause adrenaline rushes that make blood pressure soar. Alcohol, sugar and processed, refined grains also lead to insulin resistance, hypertension and elevated cholesterol. Alcohol can affect your nerves and how your liver processes fat in the blood. Alcohol and caffeine disrupt blood glucose levels. Not only is alcohol hard on the body, just one drink can cause cellular death in several organs such as the brain.

 

Take your bodyweight and multiply by .7 – this will give you the number of ounces you should be drinking daily. Add a pinch of Celtic sea salt and lemon to your water.

 

10. ELIMINATE SUGAR, REFINED CARBOHYDRATES and ALL ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS: Phenylalanine, especially found in Nutra-Sweet and OTC antihistamines, can aggravate high blood pressure.

 

Sugar is more addictive than cocaine! Sugar has a profound influence on your brain function and your psychological function. When you consume excess amounts of sugar, your body releases excess amounts of insulin, which in turn causes a drop in your blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia. Sugar and refined carbohydrates wreak havoc on blood glucose levels.

 

In addition, sugar is pro-flammatory and damages skin collagen and promotes again and wrinkles, increases your appetite, depletes your body of B vitamins, causes joint degeneration, ADHD and other behavior disorders, stimulates cholesterol synthesis and weight gain. This is just a small list of sugars’ toxic side effects.

 

Hypertension and elevated cholesterol (as well as diabetes) can be managed WITHOUT pharmaceutical drugs. HOW? Healthy lifestyle habits, stress management, supplements, diet and nutrition, a proper exercise program and fat loss.

 

Copyright © 2009 Paula Owens

 

PAULA OWENS
Author of THE POWER OF 4
Master of Holistic Nutrition
Fitness Expert/Coach
http://www.PaulaOwens.com

Naturally Reduce Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure: Blood is naturally under pressure as the heart forces it around the circulation, with hypertension the pressure is above the normal limits. There may be no symptoms with hypertension at first but over time can increase risk of disorders such as stroke, heart disease and kidney failure. High blood pressure cannot be cured but it can be reduced and controlled, often a change in diet and lifestyle may be all that is necessary to reduce blood pressure. Currently 50 million Americans have hypertension, approximately 20% of the population.

Factors of Hypertension: There are no obvious causes for hypertension, however factors that can increase the risk are.

* Sedentary Lifestyle – Increases risk of cardiovascular disease (60% of Americans do not get enough exercise).

* Genetic Factors – There are gene variants associated with increased risk of hypertension.

* Family history – Having a parent or close relative with hypertension increases your risk.

* Ethnicity – hypertension tends to affect African Americans with greater frequency.

* Obesity – Being overweight increases risk of heart disease, hypertension, and stroke.

* Alcohol – Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can increase your risk. (More than 1 drink per day for women and 2 per day for men).

* Smoking – A major factor for developing high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

* High salt diet

* Age – The risk of hypertension increases with age, men tend to develop between the ages of 35 and 55, and women after menopause

Naturally Reduce Blood Pressure with Pycnogenol:

Study 1: Researchers including Dr. David Fitzpatrick of the University of South Florida and Dr. Lester Packer of the University of California, Berkley have conducted research on pycnogenol and nitric oxide, and how it naturally optimizes the levels of nitric oxide production in the blood vessels to facilitate blood flow and reduce blood pressure. It naturally helps the body produce adequate levels of nitric oxide for necessary functions, and can also reduce the levels of nitric oxide where it does harm. Pycnogenol has a mild hypotensive effect that helps prevent or reduce hypertension naturally. (Fitzpatrick et al., 1998)

Study 2: Dr Miklos and his colleagues at the Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical University in Szeged, Hungry and Dr. Peter Rohdewald of the University of Muenster, Germany In their study published in 1996 in the Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Letters, described the hypotensive effect of pycnogenol as “moderate”. Pycnogenol naturally helps the heart by blocking some action of the angio-tensin I converting enzyme (ACE) in causing hypertension. People with lower or normal blood pressure will not be affected and those with hypertension and too much ACE will benefit

Naturally Reduce Blood Pressure with Grape Seed Extract: Scientist for the University of California, Davis did a 4 week study on 24 patients. One group was given a placebo treatment, a second group was given 150mg of grape seed extract, and a third group was given 300mg of grape seed extract. At the end of the four week study blood pressure was reduced in all patients taking the grape seed extract, blood pressure did not change in the placebo group. On average Systolic blood pressure dropped 12 points, and the diastolic dropped 8 points. Both doses were equally efficient in naturally reducing the blood pressure. (American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Atlanta, March 26-30, 2006)

Reduce side effects of antihypertensive medications:

Study 1: A study published in a 2006 issue of the Journal of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis shows that pycnogenol can naturally reduce edema by 36 percent, a common side effect of high blood pressure medications. The results of the study show pycnogenol naturally improves circulation, this avoids blood pooling and can reduce edema.

Study 2: In 2004 Dr. X. Liu confirmed that pycnogenol naturally improved the endothelial function of hypertensive patients and allowed those on antihypertensive drugs to reduce their dosage. (Life Science, 2004)

Best Source of Pycnogenol and Grape Seed Extract: A natural supplement Isotonix OPC-3 (Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins) is an isotonic-capable food supplement that is made from a combination of bilberry, grape seed extract, red wine, pine bark extracts and citrus extract bioflavonoids, all found to be potent antioxidants. Isotonix OPC-3 contains the only isotonic form of Pycnogenol in the world.

Richard Bonney is a Nutraceutical Consultant with NutraMetrix providing Advanced Nutraceuticals, Gene SNP DNA Analysis and Patient Wellness Education in Medical offices. For further information on Isotonix OPC-3 visit http://naturaltreatment.isotonix.com/

4 Ways Guided Breathing Controls Blood Pressure Naturally

So, how could something as simple as breathing control blood pressure?

1) One theory is that it’s actually not so much about relaxation and has more to do with helping the body get salt out. When people are under stress, they tend to take shallow breaths. This “inhibitory breathing” in turn, makes the blood more acidic and makes the kidneys less efficient at removing sodium from the blood.

In research conducted by Dr. David Anderson of the National Institute of Health, inhibitory breathing was linked to elevated salt and higher blood pressure.

“If you sit there under-breathing all day, as most people do, and you have high salt intake, your kidneys may be less effective at getting rid of salt,” said Anderson.

When people do slow, deep breathing, “They may be changing their blood gases and the way their kidneys are regulating salt,” Anderson says.

2) Another theory is that Guided Breathing increases nitric oxide transmission in our blood. “Nitric oxide is a substance that helps keep our blood vessels open,” says Dr. Elijah Saunders, head of hypertension research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Cardiology Department.

The endothelium cells (the cells that line our blood vessels) use nitric oxide to tell the muscles that surround them to relax. This process is known as “vasodilation” and results in increased blood flow.

In research conducted by Dr. Nick Vaziri, of the UC Irvine College of Medicine, high blood pressure was linked with impaired nitric oxide pathways. It appears that Guided Breathing may help keep our bodies’ nitric oxide levels in better balance – allowing our blood vessels to relax naturally.

3) A third theory is that slow, deep breathing helps us oxygenate. Our brains are only 2% of our body weight yet they consume 20% of the oxygen we inhale.

“Slight changes in oxygen content in the brain can alter the way a person feels and behaves,” says Dr. Daniel G. Amen, author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.

The shallow breaths associated with stress and negative emotions don’t allow us to get enough oxygen. “The oxygen content in the stressed person’s blood is lowered,” says Dr. Amen, leading to more stress in a downward spiral.

The answer is to break the cycle by recognizing when our shallow breathing isn’t serving our best interests. Slow, deep breathing gives our body the oxygen it needs and signals the body to get things back in balance.

4) The fourth theory centers around a concept known as “entrainment.” This is the tendency of the brain to mimic a stimulus. For example, when you hear slow, mellow Jazz, the electrical currents in your brain will get calm too. It’s thought that through slow, deep breathing, your brain takes a cue to break the stress cycle.

The fascinating thing is that the break in the stress cycle isn’t just temporary. After a few weeks of regular deep relaxation practice, the “calm” centers of our brains start to become permanently more active.

Research conducted by Dr. Richard Davidson at the University of Wisconsin-Madison compared brain activity and immune response in two groups: “deep relaxation” vs. control group. The “deep relaxation” group showed increased immune response and increased activity in the left prefrontal cortex (that’s the part of the brain associated with a positive temperament). It appears that regular relaxation isn’t temporary – it actually helps the brain rewire.

“What we’ve found is that the [deep relaxation] trained mind, or brain, is physically different from the untrained one,” says Davidson.

Theory aside, the great news is that we know Guided Breathing works. Double-blind clinical trials have shown permanent blood pressure reductions of up to 36 points systolic and 20 points diastolic.

The technique used in the Breathtaking Nature Method is endorsed and/or taught by: Harvard Medical School, The Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Rush Presbyterian Hospital, The American Heart Association and other leading medical institutions.

To learn more about natural ways to lower your blood pressure without drugs, watch our FREE video “127 Secrets that the Drug Industry DON’T Want You to Know” at www.LowerBloodPressureDrugFree.com.

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topic of interests:  Naturopathic Cures for High Blood Pressure, Mind-Body Balance

Natural Remedy For Ovarian Cysts – Learn to Remove it Naturally

The main symptoms of ovarian cysts are too much bleeding, infertility, and pain. The common alternative way of treating ovarian cysts apart from applying natural remedies is by surgery. These days there are many alternative routes, unless in extreme cases surgery becomes your last resort. There are some states of this disease where surgery is not recommended because of its after effect complications. You should also know that surgery can make the cysts to return again.

There are many natural remedies for this condition; they are synthetic hormone therapy and herbal treatment. The most common and familiar natural remedy for ovarian cyst is through the use of herbal products. This is so because it has less side effects and it will treat the root cause of the ovarian cyst, making the cysts never to return again.

If you chose to use herbal products to remedy your ovarian cysts, it is going to take about 3 to 6 months for them to fully leave your body. It is also vital for you to detoxify and clean your liver because it will aid to normalize your hormone intensity. The foods you eat play an important role in the remedy of this condition. Some foods you take aggravates this condition, this means you should avoid them at all cost, at least while the condition lasts.

The Use of Foods As A Natural Remedy

The foods which will prevent the condition from re-occurring again and ease the pain are garlic, fruits, whole grains, legumes and fresh vegetables. The foods you should stay away from are refined and chemical-preserved foods, caffeine, red meat, white sugar, alcohol, eggs and carbonated drinks. Do exercises every day, take adequate amount of these recommended foods and avoid the ones I said in order to remove the ovarian cysts.

The Use of Holistic As A Natural Remedy

The best natural remedy used to tackle ovarian cysts once and for all is the use of holistic treatments. If you utilize the holistic approach, it is going to treat the root cause of the ovarian cysts and you will be sure the disease won’t attack you again. Most people have experience quick relief from the use of holistic remedies. As for the conventional method of treating ovarian cysts, treatment and diagnosis is carried out while in the holistic method the treatment consists of attaining a healthy mind, spirit and body and once this aim is attained, it will remove all the cysts.

Ovarian Cysts No More is a guide which contains the natural easy to follow and apply step-by-step instructions for the removal and treatment of your ovarian cysts permanently. Discover how this method can help to send your ovarian cysts away for life by reading how it works at http://modospot.com/review/ovariancystcures.html

Build Collagen Naturally by Using Natural Collagen Cream Remedy

Build collagen naturally by using a natural collagen cream remedy is a great solution for many of us. It is a much cheaper and kinder option than having collagen injections.

Unfortunately most major brands who manufacture a collagen cream remedy that are marketed as containing this protein, as a way of reducing wrinkles, just can’t live up to the promises that they make.

In some instances injections have been known to help stimulate the body into producing more of its own cells and build collagen naturally but the draw back with this method is that
a) It is not a pleasant experience.
b) If you are allergic to bovine then you can’t have the treatment.
c) It needs to be repeated

By far a much kinder option is to use a natural product that can stimulate the body into producing its own elastin cells but there are not many of this, kind of skin care products around that do not contain any nasty or harmful ingredients.

Most skin care products are either filled with waxes, synthetic fillers or toxic preservatives.

Last year my friend bought me some amazing anti aging skin care that is able to build collagen naturally. It is able to do perform this feat without using any nasty ingredients or fillers whatsoever. This collagen cream remedy contains an ingredient that is a natural protein. It is able to penetrate through the epidermis and so it works at cellular level to stimulate increasing natural cell production.

Because this skin care is made of a high percentage of bio active natural ingredients it is very effective and over a short period of time, like I have done, you will start to notice a difference to how much younger your skin starts to look as your wrinkles slowly begin to disappear.

For more information on these fantastic products visit my website www.clean-skin-site.com today.

Karen is an holistic therapist, health and nutrition researcher. Visit her site to find out what ingredients work best to battle the causes of aging. A great ingredient is Cynergy TK and discover her recommendations to her clients.

12 Ways to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally Without Drugs

1) Stop smoking. Tobacco hardens your arteries and the walls of your blood vessels. If you can’t quit cold turkey, ask your doctor for help in developing a plan. Plus, let’s face it… smoking is so… last century.

2) Time to get some exercise – normally an average of at least 30 minutes a day. You don’t have to join a health club and start grunting in the weight room – even moderate walking is great. Ask your doctor to help you develop a plan that’s right for your needs. Exercise is a habit just like any other, once you get in the swing, you’ll get addicted to feeling great.

3) Watch the salt (sodium). You’ve probably heard this advice before, and it’s true, but not for everyone. Around 58% of people with high blood pressure are “salt sensitive.” If you are salt sensitive, it’s best to keep sodium intake to no more than 2,400 milligrams a day, or ideally under 1,500 mg a day. Processed and fast foods are packed with sodium. If you keep a “salt log” for a single day you’ll be amazed at just how much is in our diets. You can easily exceed the entire days recommended amount in a single fast food meal.

4) Get your potassium. Most people eat a sodium to potassium ratio of 2:1 – we eat twice as much sodium as we do potassium. The ideal ratio for blood pressure control is 1:5 – we should be eating five times more potassium than sodium. Excellent dietary sources of potassium are: apricots, avocado, bananas, cantaloupe, honeydew, kiwis, lima beans, milk, oranges and OJ, potatoes, prunes, spinach, tomatoes and squash. Another way to reduce sodium and get more potassium is by switching your table salt to potassium-salt products like ‘NoSalt’ and ‘NuSalt’ – both are available at most supermarkets.

5) No more “Heavy Metal”. Now, we’re not talking about the music here – we’re talking about lead, cadmium and mercury – all of which are linked to hypertension. For example, if you live in an old house with lead pipes, you might have lead poisoning – which can impair the liver and cause high blood pressure. Smoker? Cigarette smoke contains cadmium. Dental fillings? Many, but not all, contain mercury. You can find out if you have unhealthy levels of heavy metals in your body through a simple test called ‘hair mineral analysis.’

6) Time to get your weight on target. Do you know what your ideal weight is? Most people don’t. Simple solution: ask your doctor. Added pounds make your heart work overtime. In nearly all cases, high blood pressure is reduced or eliminated along with unwanted weight. Losing weight isn’t one size fits all (no pun intended), everyone is different. Ask your doctor to help you develop a custom plan that’s right for you.

7) Avoid refined carbohydrates (sugar). Sugar is a key factor in atherosclerosis (a condition in which fatty material collects along the walls of the arteries). Sugar causes spikes of the hormone insulin. Elevated insulin, in turn, is associated with increased triglycerides, cholesterol, higher risk of cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes and… high blood pressure.

8) Time to watch that alcohol. No more than one drink per day for women and two for men. Watching your alcohol is also clinically proven to prevent cocktail party gaffes.

9) Avoid Caffeine. In some, but not all people, caffeine triggers blood pressure spikes.

10) Eat fresh, eat healthy. Check out the DASH Diet (DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) for an overview of the fruits, veggies, whole grains and “low-fat, high-protein” smart options. You can get a free copy at www.LowerBloodPressureDrugFree.com. People who followed this diet in a clinical study had average blood pressure reductions of 11.4 systolic and 5.5 diastolic. You know the all too true old cliché: You are what you eat.

11) Get enough sleep. Emerging research suggests that sleep deprivation and high blood pressure are linked. What’s more important – that last hour of late night TV or waking refreshed and feeling great?

12) Manage your stress. We live in a time when people are exposed to more stress than frankly our bodies were designed to handle. Just like you wouldn’t skip a shower, or brushing your teeth, or not eat for a whole day, you need to make time every day for deep relaxation. TV time and surfing the net don’t count – those are the potato chips of the relaxation world. Guided Breathing, through techniques such as the Breathtaking Nature Method, is one of the easiest, fastest and most powerful ways to get your daily dose of deep relaxation.

To learn more about natural ways to lower your blood pressure without drugs, watch our FREE video “127 Secrets that the Drug Industry DON’T Want You to Know” at www.LowerBloodPressureDrugFree.com.

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Eating Garlic To Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

A recent study at the University of Alabama (UAB) shows that the protective effect of garlic is related to the amount of polysulfides in garlic. Garlic compounds known as polysulfides interact with red blood cells to produce hydrogen sulfide, which relaxes blood vessels. By adding garlic to your diet you can reduce blood pressure naturally.

 

Using fresh garlic, the UAB researchers found that hydrogen sulfide production from garlic could cause up to a 72 percent blood vessel relaxation in the arteries of rats. Relaxing the blood vessels is a major step in lowering blood pressure.

 

The lead of the research group David Kraus Ph.D. said “When these garlic compounds are metabolized to hydrogen sulfide in the vascular system, the hydrogen sulfide targets membrane channels and causes smooth muscle cells to relax. So a garlic-rich diet has many good effects, and hydrogen sulfide may be the common mediator,”.

 

A separate study from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine showed that hydrogen sulfide protects the heart from the tissue and cell damage often seen in heart attack patients. Researchers suspect that hydrogen sulfide somehow prevents oxidative damage to cells.

 

This has been explained clearly by Kraus in the following sentence “The role of garlic compounds in preventing platelet aggregation, which can trigger a heart attack or stroke, and in limiting cancer growth and the progression of several diseases is well documented,”.

 

Fatty plaques is formed in the artery walls when platelet aggregation happens. Formation of fatty plaques is stopped when platelet aggregation is prevented and garlic prevents platelet aggregation. Thickening of blood is allowed by aggregation of platelet. But aggregating to much may lead to clotting of blood. These fatty plaque deposits effectively increase the size of blood vessels, which increases blood pressure. Blood clots can also result in stroke and heart attack.

 

Too keep ones heart healthy and to maintain the levels of hydrogen sulfide one should regularly eat garlic. Hydrogen sulfide is produced by the body naturally, as the body starts to get aged the production of hydrogen sulfide decreases.

 

Platelet aggregation can also be prevented by onions and this will naturally lower blood pressure. Garlic and onion bothe comes from the allium family.

 

Platelets combined together is a quick manner after a no onion hi fat meal when compared to meal containing hi fat with onions. This has been proved by a study made by Queen Elizabeth College of London University. This shows that onion has the substance to neutralize the effect of a high fat meal on platelet aggregation.

 

If you have high blood pressure, eat garlic every day to lower blood pressurenaturally. It’s easy to cook with garlic. Add a crushed garlic clove to pasta sauces, soups, vegetables, and meats. Garlic will add favorable flavor to almost any meal.

 

Relaxation exercises like meditation and yoga do come in handy. If you are suffering from high blood pressure then walking is the best exercise you can get. You can try walking for 30 minutes 5 days a week. Alternative you can lower blood pressure through physical exercise apart from eating garlic.

 

 

Christian Goodman is a well known health researcher and writer of many outstanding ways to heal natural blood pressure. One of his best known breakthroughs is his method to reduce blood pressure. You can know more about Christian on his Natural Health Blog.

Eating Garlic To Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

A recent study at the University of Alabama (UAB) shows that the protective effect of garlic is related to the amount of polysulfides in garlic. Garlic compounds known as polysulfides interact with red blood cells to produce hydrogen sulfide, which relaxes blood vessels. By adding garlic to your diet you can reduce blood pressure naturally.

Using fresh garlic, the UAB researchers found that hydrogen sulfide production from garlic could cause up to a 72 percent blood vessel relaxation in the arteries of rats. Relaxing the blood vessels is a major step in lowering blood pressure.

The lead of the research group David Kraus Ph.D. said “When these garlic compounds are metabolized to hydrogen sulfide in the vascular system, the hydrogen sulfide targets membrane channels and causes smooth muscle cells to relax. So a garlic-rich diet has many good effects, and hydrogen sulfide may be the common mediator,”.

A separate study from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine showed that hydrogen sulfide protects the heart from the tissue and cell damage often seen in heart attack patients. Researchers suspect that hydrogen sulfide somehow prevents oxidative damage to cells.

This has been explained clearly by Kraus in the following sentence “The role of garlic compounds in preventing platelet aggregation, which can trigger a heart attack or stroke, and in limiting cancer growth and the progression of several diseases is well documented,”.

Fatty plaques is formed in the artery walls when platelet aggregation happens. Formation of fatty plaques is stopped when platelet aggregation is prevented and garlic prevents platelet aggregation. Thickening of blood is allowed by aggregation of platelet. But aggregating to much may lead to clotting of blood. These fatty plaque deposits effectively increase the size of blood vessels, which increases blood pressure. Blood clots can also result in stroke and heart attack.

Too keep ones heart healthy and to maintain the levels of hydrogen sulfide one should regularly eat garlic. Hydrogen sulfide is produced by the body naturally, as the body starts to get aged the production of hydrogen sulfide decreases.

Platelet aggregation can also be prevented by onions and this will naturally lower blood pressure. Garlic and onion bothe comes from the allium family.

Platelets combined together is a quick manner after a no onion hi fat meal when compared to meal containing hi fat with onions. This has been proved by a study made by Queen Elizabeth College of London University. This shows that onion has the substance to neutralize the effect of a high fat meal on platelet aggregation.

If you have high blood pressure, eat garlic every day to lower blood pressure naturally. It’s easy to cook with garlic. Add a crushed garlic clove to pasta sauces, soups, vegetables, and meats. Garlic will add favorable flavor to almost any meal.

Relaxation exercises like meditation and yoga do come in handy. If you are suffering from high blood pressure then walking is the best exercise you can get. You can try walking for 30 minutes 5 days a week. Alternative you can lower blood pressure through physical exercise apart from eating garlic.

Christian Goodman is a well known health researcher and writer of many outstanding ways to heal natural blood pressure. One of his best known breakthroughs is his method to reduce blood pressure. You can know more about Christian on his Natural Health Blog.

How To Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally?

Natural organic products are being used by many people all around the globe to reduce blood pressure naturally. Using some day to day methods to reduce blood pressure in combination with taking natural food supplements can work wonders.

When we hear about blood pressure, most of us think of this stage while describing someone else. On a lighter note, we all feel we are fit, for we all stretch the definition of fitness. Coming to the core point of lowering blood pressure naturally, some steps are discussed below

We need to understand the causes of blood pressure first. Some important causes are as follows
Obesity
Sedentary lifestyle
Age factors
Genetic factors
Usage of certain medications

Being overweight or obese is not a disease in medical terms, but it sure influences other diseases. Eating fast-food food not only harms your budget but quietly adds numbers in the areas where you wouldn’t want them to be displayed. Follow the start-stop rule to lower your blood pressure naturally. The start and stop rule has 5 do’s and 5 don’ts as follows.

Don’ts
Stop/control eating junk food.
Stop/control fat producing, sugar based products like pastries, doughnuts, cookies and cakes.
Stop/control your alcohol intake. Just for information, beer is nothing but a fat producing machine.
Stop/control your justifications. Obesity is obesity and not strength.
Stop procrastinating or else it would be too late.

Do’s
Start bartering fish and chicken for red meat.
Start checking your weight and BMI (body mass index) every 15 days or so. BMI is a value which corresponds to your height.
Start early in your quest for a blood pressure free healthy life. Don’t wait for your doctor to suggest.
Start drinking at least 8 glasses of water every day. Make sure you gulp down those glasses after frequent intervals.
Start with small exercises for about 20 minutes a day and an evening walk after dinner.

Give a pat on your back and a hi5 to yourself if you are practicing even one of the above mentioned steps. Natural food products and supplements are highly recommended.

To conclude, simple changes in lifestyle can work effectively for lowering blood pressure problems without much pharmaceutical bills.

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How to Lower your Blood Pressure Naturally?

Natural organic products are being used by many people all around the globe to reduce blood pressure naturally. Using some day to day methods to reduce blood pressure in combination with taking natural food supplements can work wonders.

When we hear about blood pressure, most of us think of this stage while describing someone else. On a lighter note, we all feel we are fit, for we all stretch the definition of fitness. Coming to the core point of lowering blood pressure naturally, some steps are discussed below

We need to understand the causes of blood pressure first. Some important causes are as follows Obesity Sedentary lifestyle Age factors Genetic factors Usage of certain medications 
Being overweight or obese is not a disease in medical terms, but it sure influences other diseases.

Eating fast-food food not only harms your budget but quietly adds numbers in the areas where you wouldn’t want them to be displayed. Follow the start-stop rule to lower your blood pressure naturally. The start and stop rule has 5 do’s and 5 don’ts as follows.

Don’ts Stop/control eating junk food. Stop/control fat producing, sugar based products like pastries, doughnuts, cookies and cakes. Stop/control your alcohol intake. Just for information, beer is nothing but a fat producing machine. Stop/control your justifications. Obesity is obesity and not strength. Stop procrastinating or else it would be too late.

Do’s Start bartering fish and chicken for red meat. Start checking your weight and BMI (body mass index) every 15 days or so. BMI is a value which corresponds to your height. Start early in your quest for a blood pressure free healthy life. Don’t wait for your doctor to suggest. Start drinking at least 8 glasses of water every day. Make sure you gulp down those glasses after frequent intervals. Start with small exercises for about 20 minutes a day and an evening walk after dinner.

Give a pat on your back and a hi5 to yourself if you are practicing even one of the above mentioned steps. Natural food products and supplements are highly recommended. 
To conclude, simple changes in lifestyle can work effectively for lowering blood pressure problems without much pharmaceutical bills.

Natural health supplements go a long way in creating general awareness about a healthy lifestyle. For good quality natural health products just log on to myholistichealthguide.com to benefit from their experience.