“People with diabetes are 3 times more likely to have high blood pressure than people without diabetes. A recent study found that about 71% of people with diabetes have high blood pressure. Hypertension often goes unnoticed and leads to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.” American Diabetes Association
Why wouldn’t your allopathic doctor know this and check patient’s appropriately?
1. Watch Your Weight:
In overweight people, a 10% reduction in total body weight will sometimes normalize blood pressure.
2. Get Physical:
Go for a brisk 30 minute walk 6 days a week.
3. Blood Sugar:
Diabetics who control their blood sugar reduce hypertension risk.
4. Reduce Stress:
Try yoga, meditation, massage or talking to a supportive positive friend.
5. Butt Out:
All forms of tobacco dramatically raise blood pressure.
6. Shake Off Salt:
And sodium rich foods such as soy sauce and canned soups. With the exception of salt substitutes or an easily found product in your grocery store with a balance of sodium/potassium chloride.
7. Remember B-Vitamins:
After angioplasty surgery, 3 different B vitamins – folate, B6 and B12-cut in half the risk that arteries will re-close.
8. Check Your Blood:
Have your cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar checked regularly. A comprehensive laboratory work-up is your best health insurance to maintain optimal good health.
9. Fish for Omega 3-s:
Stress essential fatty-acid-containing foods or supplements of fish oil, flaxseed oil and borage oil.
10. Mull Over A Multi:
A daily multi-vitamin ensures that you’re getting the basics. Find out where you are nutrient deficient and concentrate on increasing the nutrients in your food and supplement program.
11. Value Vitamin C:
The less vitamin C in the blood, the higher the blood pressure in hypertensive patients. Take 2-3 times daily to your tolerance level.
12. Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat – However:
Choose white fish and skinless chicken and turkey or remove before eating. Alternate to cheese products that are not from dairy such as: goat, oat, almond, veggie, soy or rice. Forget the processed foods, if possible.
13. Toss the Trans Fats:
These are a greater risk than even saturated fats. (Margarine, baked goods, etc) Read the labels.
14. Embrace Vitamin E: Evidence suggests that vitamin E also magnifies vitamin C’s blood pressure-lowering effect.
15. Reject Refined Foods:
Shun the salty, sugary, pre-made, preserved, fried and fatty
16. Get Calcium:
Hypertensive patients seldom drink enough milk-and they are usually low on calcium. Broccoli, spinach, tofu, goat milk and calcium supplements are alternatives. Don’t take calcium alone.
17. Compute Your Body Mass Index:
Multiply your weight in pounds by 703, then divide by your height in inches, then again divide by your height in inches. Try to stay between 18.5 and 24.9.
18. Swear Off Sodas:
Soft drinks can deplete potassium.
19. Prefer Potassium:This crucial mineral is found in many fruits, vegetables, dairy foods, fish and supplements.
20. Make It Magnesium:
It’s in leafy greens, legumes, whole grains and supplements.
21. Air Out Antioxidants:
Beta-Carotene, Co-Enzyme Q10, and Selenium may help.
22. Boost Bioflavonoids:
Available in fruits, vegetables, and supplements, bioflavonoids enhance vitamin C’s effects.
23. Leave The Bar:
1-2 drinks a day is OK-even stress-relieving-but more can cause health problems.
24. Dash Your Diet:
DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) according to some experts is high in fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy, and it’s low in fat.
25. Think Zinc:
Zinc may reverse hypertension that has been caused by too much cadmium.
26. Buy Into Bilberry:
This European blueberry contains anthocyanosides, which are powerful flavonoids.
27. Grasp Grape Seed Extracts:
Research at the University of Alabama suggests grape seed extract can lower blood pressure significantly.
28. Find Fiber:
Think veggies and whole grains.
29. Jilt the Java:
Too much daily coffee-and even tea-can raise blood pressure.
30. Now, Go To Bed:
High blood pressure patients deprived of sleep experience significant increases in blood pressure, especially during the evening.
Nobody in their right mind will be able to read this and do it all, what I may suggest at once a week or perhaps once a month you bring one new health awareness issue into your mind and all those changes will certainly make your body (who relies on you) to make it happy.
I would suggest if you’re not working with a natural healthcare doctor that perhaps you ought to start by using my individualized HealthTest© medical (allopathic) doctors have no credentials in clinical nutrition – so perhaps this may be a first step for you or someone you love. If you have questions do feel free to call me, and let’s talk about you!
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Dr. Rhonda Henry
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