Recently I have had a few queries regarding natural therapy for healthy blood pressure.
My mother suffered from high blood pressure (hypertension) for many years and then died of a massive heart attack at the age of 71. The blood pressure medication she was on did nothing to prevent heart disease, nor did it cure it.
High blood pressure can result in a heart attack or stroke, and is called the ‘silent killer’ because there are no symptoms.
According to Bruce H Lipton PhD author of ‘The Biology of Belief”, ‘genes and DNA do not control our biology; that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts’ and the environment, that impacts on the health of our body’s cells.
So what can we do?
First of all, and I am pretty sure that you would have heard it all before, there are 3 major things that need attention:
1. Eat a healthy diet which includes plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Cut out large servings of meat and dairy. Remove processed foods and takeaways from your diet. Reduce salt intake. Drink 8 glasses of water daily. Quit smoking.
2. Include moderate exercise in your daily life. Find something that you enjoy doing, so that it is not a difficult thing to keep on doing.
3. Relax! Take deep breaths. Meditate. Read. Listen to music. Whatever calms you down and slows you down. Even if you just start with 10 minutes a day.
If you can’t do those 3 things, then it is pointless taking the following nutritional supplements.
The nutritional supplements that I suggest are:
1. optimal quality anti-oxidants, vitamins and multi-minerals
2. a calcium supplement that also contains magnesium, vitamin D3 and Vitamin K.
3. a good quality omega-3 fish or flaxseed oil supplement
4. extra magnesium as required
How effective are these supplements at reducing blood pressure? Government regulations do not allow me to voice an opinion, so allow me to hand over to my learned friends…
Here is some educational information that may help you to form your own opinion.
Dr Gerald Lewis is a cardiologist and GP. He is in the Who’s Who book for his work with blood pressure. Here is what he suggests for high blood pressure. Note that Dr Lewis says “Drugs are the treatment usually recommended by doctors. Today these are very effective and have fewer side effects (thiazide diuretics, beta blockers, calcium blockers, ACE inhibitors, A2 inhibitors), and in many cases are given together in lower doses, which further reduces the side effects” along with recommendations for nutritional supplements. Dr Lewis has also made a very informative video on coronary heart disease.
The Amazing Nutrient that Lowers Your Blood Pressure – Dr Mercola suggests that vitamin-d levels are linked to arterial stiffness
Personally, I take 4000iu of Vitamin D3 daily and I am about to go get my blood levels checked for Vitamin D.
I wrote this blog post last year and you will see that hypertension is listed in the section on disease prevention – Vitamin D does more than just prevent the flu.
(Natural News) Increasing incidence of high blood pressure continues to be the most significant factor in death from a heart attack and advancing cardiovascular disease. Elevated blood pressure readings cause thickening of the coronary arteries as micro…read more Proper potassium balance essential to healthy blood pressure and reduced heart attack risk
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