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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
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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.

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Ways To Check Your Pulse Pressure

When you get to a certain age, blood pressure, and heart problems can become a concern.

Sometimes just finding out about simple things that you can observe and do to help keep yourself aware is useful.

Fluid systems in the body are notorious for the high level of complexity in their physics. The circulatory system is no different, and it is because of this that there are so many different factors that could affect a person’s blood pressure. The rate the heart pumps to the viscosity of the blood itself, blood pressure has influences from multiple factors in the body. These factors may, in turn, be influenced by outside factors such as diet, exercise, disease, or drugs. This is because of this that blood pressure has an even greater number of indirect influencers.

There are many different forms of pressure that you should get checked as well as your blood pressure to keep yourself in good health. If this is not taken care of, some of the problems that could be happening may not be found in time for them to be treated correctly. One type of pressure that could be checked is your pulse pressure. This is going to be the change in blood pressure during a single contraction of the heart. There is a way to find the pulse pressure of a person easily. Pulse pressure can be taken into account when there is a problem with your blood pressure. It is a good indicator to some different types of heart problems.

I have only just discovered how important pulse pressure is, it is time to talk about how to find out a person’s pulse pressure measurements. Normally, the pulse pressure is the systolic pressure minus the diastolic pressure. The following items can calculate it: stroke volume divided by compliance. Stroke volume is the volume of blood pumped out of a ventricle with each beat of the heart, as compliance is the standard regulation of beats. The resting pulse pressure in the average person is 40 mmHg and this could increase up to 100mmHg when a healthy adult is exercising. The numbers out of this range will show a possible health problem and you should talk to your doctor about it as soon as you can to avoid any kind of complications.

It is very rare to get a pulse pressure reading of less than 40mmHg. The chances are if you receive one that is really lower than the others, you have just done the calculations wrong. If the pulse pressure is low usually, it reflects a low stroke volume and this means that your heart is not pumping out the right amount of blood that it is supposed to. This could be due to a very serious problem like congestive heart disorder or shock.

If your pulse pressure is more than 40 mmHg, usually a reading between 60 and 80mmHg, there are few reasons that this may happen. This is an indicator of stiffness of the arteries, a leak in the aortic valve, and an extra path for the blood to go on from the arteries to the veins, hypothyroidism, or some kind of combination of these. It is something that should be discussed with your doctor if it is higher than average and of course, when you have lower pulse pressure than usual too.
Reviewing this I think you also need to be very good at maths!

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Effective Natural Ways to Lower High Blood Pressure With Herbal Remedies

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a serious condition which affects 50 million Americans – one in four adults. It is related with the force of blood against the walls of arteries. This problem of blood pressure is dangerous as in this problem the heart has to work harder to pump blood to the body which results in the hardening of the arteries or atherosclerosis. We all know the normal pressure of the blood is 120/80 and when the pressure reaches to 140/90 or more than this condition is said to be high blood pressure. If the pressure of the blood is between 120/80 and 140/90 then this condition is said to be prehypertension.

With the increase of high blood pressure, chances of heart diseases, kidney problem as well as having a stroke increases. Hypertension is often known as the silent killer as it shows no warning signs or symptoms. It is very necessary to lower your BP.

Some of the important symptoms of high blood pressure are headaches, fatigue, visual disturbances, tinnitus, nausea etc. BP can be easily lowered with the help of herbal remedies. Some of the important herbal remedies to lower the blood pressure

1. Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) this herb is said to be a coronary vasodilator. It improves the circulation of blood, also helps to maintain the tone and health of the heart muscle and also protects the heart. This herb is helpful in promoting healing after a heart attack.

2. Garlic is said to be the wonderful drug for heart. Even the level of cholesterol is lowered by taking fresh garlic and garlic supplements. It also prevents blood clot and destroys plaque. To reduce the BP as well as cholesterol one must take a clove of garlic day for at least 12 weeks.

3. Guggul is also said to be an effective herb to lower blood fat levels. It is very useful in psoriasis, astherosclerosis and cardiac aschemia. It is very effective in lowering the blood cholesterol by 22-30% and also lowers the triglycerides by 22-30%.

Many of the valuable herbs and natural nutrients have been blended in a right proportion to form Stresx capsules to promote healthy heart functioning and to maintain healthy BP levels.

The problem of BP can be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight. You must lose excess weight, if you are overweight. Do more and more exercise. Drink alcoholic beverages in limited and moderate quantity. Eat foods with low in salt. Meditation and yoga are very effective in lowering of high blood pressure. Prevention is better than cure so it is advisable to prevent it.

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Easy Ways To Lower Your High Blood Pressure

It’s a nicely acknowledged fact the fact that unnecessary increase within our our blood stress is all many thanks to our favored diet. Don’t you agree? all of us adore quick food joints, the much more the meat as well as the merrier we are. So if we are steering to pull the plug on our considerable our blood pressure, just one of the wonderful and simplest method to undertake it is by starving it. Starving it is achieved not by lowering the meat and fatty dishes we eat, it’s achieved by completely stopping it. Ouch!! That’s steering to harm your taste buds only, not your stomach, so quit worrying.

Studies have proved that the abdomen prefers greens greater than meat. And we believe that the our blood does too. even although you cease consuming meat as well as other fatty dishes the quantity of cholesterol within your our blood arrives lower that way your our blood vessels arrive to be much more elastic. A amazingly wholesome diet plan will require to possess a terrific offer of veggies as well as a terrific offer of fruits. It’s a good offer better that you simply stick to some 100% pure vegetarian diet plan in the event you desire to reside a prolonged and wholesome lifestyle within your surface area of the content planet. wellness specialists believe that the common vegetarian diet plan consists of much more potassium, advanced carbohydrates, polyunsaturated fat, fiber, calcium, magnesium, supplement C and supplement A, all of which primarily possess a favorable impact on bringing lower a person’s considerable our blood pressure. consuming food owning a terrific offer of soluble fiber in it it’s steering to undertake you a good offer better than you can actually think. The consuming water soluble gel-forming fibers for example oat bran, apple pectin, psyllium seeds, and guar gum are of terrific advantage to hypertension. These fibers, not merely advantage versus hypertension, they are also crucial that you decrease cholesterol ranges in our blood and stimulate pounds loss. Unbelievably it’s also mentioned that sucrose may be also acknowledged to enhance our blood pressure.

A diet plan ought for getting wealthy with potassium; just one of the wonderful method to acquire organically grown potassium is by consuming loads of fruits and vegetables. We need to hold a minimum amount of 7 grams of potassium every day. It ought for getting noted the fact that diet plan ought for getting minimal in saturated fat, salt as well as sugar. Salt could be the biggest killer within of the present age, sodium in salt plays a instead devious part in raising the our blood pressure. specific spices and veggies used even although cooking does a quite beneficial process in deliver lower the considerable our blood pressure. Celery, garlic, onion, tomato, broccoli, carrot and saffron are all health care miracles. They do a good offer much greater than we are able to photo in relation to getting beneficial treatment of our center and blood. So in the event you can perform all that, you most certainly are steering to possess a good time even although you are at it. Yes, it is really a tad challenging within your beginning, but as time passes you will get employed for the brand new wonderful friends, fruits and vegetables. in relation to sticking to fruits and vegetables, just one of the wonderful element is you obtain a terrific offer of numerous varieties, ideal in the end isn’t assortment the spice of life?

How to Cure High Blood Pressure

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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3 Ways to Tell if You Have High Blood Pressure Symptoms

That irritating “Type A” supervisor at work is exactly the type of person to have high blood pressure, right? Actually, not necessarily. In nearly all cases, high blood pressure has no symptoms whatsoever.

So how can you tell? Have a test:

Option #1) Get one done for free. You can go to your supermarket or pharmacy and use one of their “Free Test” machines. Unfortunately, these machines often haven’t been serviced in years. Ask the pharmacist when the last service was. If you get a confused look with a shrugged shoulder, it’s not a good sign.

Option #2) Visit your doctor. The one catch with this is called “white coat hypertension.” Some people are just naturally edgy at the doctor and this can temporarily drive up your blood pressure. It’s no excuse not to go through – The Mayo Clinic recommends that everybody over 20 years old get a professional blood pressure check at least every two years.

Option #3) Do-it-yourself. One of the best ways to get a really accurate overview of your blood pressure is to get in a home monitor. Some people have “morning hypertension,” for example, which might never be caught except if you do a test right when you roll out of bed. Prices on home-test machines have really come down in recent years. “Omron,” for example, makes some excellent models. It’s a wise investment.

Now, with all of this said, there are indeed some symptoms of high blood pressure. Calling high blood pressure, “The Silent Killer because it has no symptoms,” isn’t entirely true.

Headaches, dizziness and nosebleeds are all potential warning signs. But, they typically only occur in cases of dangerously high blood pressure. Plus, because these symptoms are so common and easily ignored, they usually pass unnoticed as “It’s nothing, I just have a headache,” etc.

Another indicator of high blood pressure is ‘sleep apnea.’ Sleep apnea is when people stop breathing briefly while they sleep, often associated with heavy snoring. [As an interesting side note, snoring is also an indicator of type II diabetes.]

Blood pressure frequently increases gradually as we age. Especially as we get older, it’s increasingly important to stay vigilant about knowing where our blood pressure is. How long has it been since your last blood pressure check? Not to be overly melodramatic but your life depends on it. Time to get tested today.

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Live a Healthy Life – Natural Ways to Avoid High Blood Pressure

If you want to live a healthy life, you must learn how to avoid high blood pressure and lower cholesterol level. These two are the most common health problems in the United States of America. Unfortunately, there are no visible symptoms to indicate that such problems exist. Most people usually come to know about it only when you get a thorough health check up when applying for medical or health insurance. So, they come as a surprise. If you want to avoid such horrible surprises, you must follow these natural ways that lead to a healthy lifestyle.

Exercise Regularly
Regular exercise is the key to avoid high blood pressure. If you follow the right exercise program thoroughly, it will also keep your cholesterol at good level. Exercise burns extra calories, increases metabolism, helps you lose weight, and keeps you stress-free. If you are steady and regular, you will also achieve a healthy weight by lowering your body mass index.

Avoid Foods With High Trans Fats
Limiting trans fats to only 1% of your daily calorie intake can also help you avoid high blood pressure. Foods that are rich in trans fats include cookies, pastries, fried foods, and other similar foods.

Avoid Stress And Anxiety
Various research and studies have found that the certain chemicals are released in the body when a person is overstressed. These chemicals eventually cause the problem of hypertension. Tension also reduces the flow of blood to your heart. So, make sure that you avoid stressful situations. Besides that, you can also use several stress removal techniques, such as meditation, yoga, and breathing exercise. These techniques have been proved to be very effective in reducing the effects of stress and anxiety on your body system. Another great way is to focus on healthy social activities. Stay away from social behaviors that are unhealthy and stressful, such as overeating, physical inactivity, drinking, and arguments. Instead, you should focus on family and friendship activities that are fun, relaxing, and stress-free. Overall, if you want to avoid high blood pressure, you must learn how to effectively deal with stress.

Lose Those Extra Pounds
Gaining those extra pounds changes the metabolism of your body, adversely affecting its ability to deal with problems like hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease. So, it is important for you to follow a specific weight loss program that should help you lose the extra weight in a slow and steady manner. Following a balanced diet plan is the key to such program. You can significantly reduce the risks of high blood pressure and heart disease by maintaining a healthy weight.

There are several other things as well that you can do to avoid high blood pressure. For example, you should be very careful about what you eat.

If you want to avoid high blood pressure the natural way, there are a lot of ways to do that. You just have to educate yourself about the various aspects associated with the same, such as the right exercise program, food that you have to avoid, and the best high blood pressure diet plan.

3 Easy Ways to Drop 10 Points Off of Your Blood Pressure

Most people know that a normal blood pressure reading is 120/80. But what if you’re above that? How high is too high?

If your number are higher than 139/99, you are considered to be hypertensive. Anything in between those two sets of numbers is considered pre-hypertensive. If you are in either of these categories, let’s get those numbers back down to normal right away! Here is how you can do it (and always check with your doctor first!)

The quickest way to get your blood pressure down is with exercise. Many of us hate to do it, but the bottom line is that 30 minutes of exercise every day, and nothing else, can lower your BP by as much as 4 points. Make this a regular part of your daily life, and you are already well on your way.

Potassium – you may have been instructed by your MD in the past to lower of cut out your salt intake completely. Unfortunately, this only solves half of the problem. Your body absolutely requires a balance of sodium (salt) and potassium.

Now, we get a fair amount of potassium in our normal diets, but most of it is so highly processed that it does us little good. Thus, a fresh source of potassium is essential. Most people know bananas are loaded with it. So enjoy a banana a day and watch your BP drop another 3 points within the span of a couple of weeks.

Water – with all the sodas and energy drinks available today, people are not consuming nearly enough water. Water is vital to flushing your system of salt and other toxins. It also allows your kidneys to function of peak efficiency. Drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily will soften your arteries, reducing the pressure inside of them.

By following these tips, it’s possible to shave up to 10 points from your blood pressure in just a few weeks.

Donovan Sparks has been writing for various websites since 2003. He writes about hundreds of different topics, including palm tree lights and palm tree lamp products.

High Blood Pressure – Natural Ways to Lower It

If you have high blood pressure (hypertension) you may not want to take prescription drugs to lower it. Here are a few tips on some natural ways of lowering your blood pressure.

Normal blood pressure for adults is listed at 120 over 80. Any level above that reading will raise your risk. But if you have readings in the 140-159 over 90-99 range you are considered in the high blood pressure stage 1. Readings of 160 and higher over 100 or higher are stage 2. The second stage is very critical but even in stage 1 you need to do something to bring your readings down.

Black people tend to get more severe hypertension then white people do. They also get it at an earlier age. Approximately 40 percent of black people have it. If your mom or dad had it there’s a pretty good chance that you may get it also. Men usually get it between the ages of 35 and 55. Women mainly get it after menopause but some develop it before then.

People that have a bmi of 30 or more are in the obesity range and have a higher risk of having hypertension. If you drink too much alcohol or use too much salt in your diet it may raise your risk. Salt is usually found in canned goods, breads and other baked goods. Be careful not too use too much of salt alternatives because they may throw off your potassium and salt levels in your body.

If you have diabetes or even if you have a lot of stress in your life these can cause you to have hypertension. Too relieve some of the stress you may want to learn meditation as a way to help you relax.

You should increase your intake of potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin c, calcium and magnesium to help lower your high blood pressure. Eat more fruit. The fiber from fruit like blueberries, peaches and strawberries works better than vegetable and cereal fiber for lowering systolic blood pressure. Eating bananas will give you more potassium and drinking skimmed milk will also.

You need to start exercising regularly to help you keep your weight down and to help with your circulation. By living a healthier lifestyle and using some of the above tips you may find that you can lower your high blood pressure naturally.

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