30 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure


“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?

obesity1.     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.

cancersmoke5.      Butt Out:

All forms of tobacco dramatically raise blood pressure.

6.      Shake Off Salt:Salt 2

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:Vitamin-B6

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.food addict

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.

demon drink18.     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:Superdrink

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:artworks-000042312635-3k7r7p-crop

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!

This is all about helping others –  Plan for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY! 

Dr. Rhonda Henry

Doctor of Nutritional Science – Certified Traditional Chinese Practitioner

Specializing in Preventive & Alternative HealthCare – NATURALLY!

 

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FAILING KIDS:

fkids3Children with poor behaviour control and reading skills had lower omega-3 levels.

By now, most people know that developing brains and eyes need the long-chain omega-3 fatty acid known as DNA.

The most critical period for DHA’s impact on brain development occurs before birth, when the fetus gets this brainy omega-3 via the umbilical cord.

But a series of clinical studies from Britain’s University of Oxford suggest that young children continue to gain brain benefits from dietary DNA … whether from fish or supplements.

Now, another study from Oxford adds weight to the idea that omega-3s keep helping kids’ brains, well into childhood.

The new study focused on schoolchildren with below-average reading ability, and compared their omega-3 blood levels to standard measures of cognition (reading ability and memory), behaviour, and emotional health.

And the UK team’s results affirm prior indications that omega-3 DHA blood levels can affect cognition and behaviour in schoolchildren.fkids18

Many of the best studies came from Oxford University’s Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention (CEBI), and most of those were led by Alex Richardson, Ph.D. … with psychiatrist Joseph Hibbeln, M.D. of the U.S. NIH playing a key role.

Three years ago, they covered the outcomes of an earlier study conducted by scientists from Oxford’s CEBI.

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UK study affirms the value of omega-3s to younger schoolchildren.
The CEBI researchers examined blood from 493 children aged 7 to 9 years, all of whom had below average reading performance.

They tested the kid’s blood to determine its proportions of the two key omega-3s, DHA and EPA.  (Of the two, DHA is much more important to brain function, while EPA appears to contribute to healthy behaviour control.)

The current medical consensus holds that a minimum percent of the fatty acids in human red blood cells should be omega-3s, in order to enable and promote optimal cardiovascular and heart health.fkids17

This measure is called the “omega-3 index”, and physicians increasingly view 8% as the minimum proportion of omega-3s needed in red blood cells to enable optimal heart, brain, and overall health, with 12% being optimal.

Reading ability, “working” memory capacity, behaviour control (ADHD-type symptoms), and emotional stability were also assessed in the 493 participating children, using standard tests.

fkids19The test results were adjusted to account for the impacts of factors known to affect learning and behaviour, such as household income, gender, consumption of fish and omega-3s, and use of medications for ADHD or other condition.

The UK team compared the children’s omega-3 levels to their learning and behaviour scores, with dismaying results:

   *       Lower DHA levels were linked to poorer reading ability and working memory performance.

   *       Lower DHA levels were linked to higher levels of oppositional behaviour and emotional lability.

*       Omega-3 DHA and EPA levels were only 1.9% and 0.55% of total blood fatty acids, respectively, with DHA showing more individual variation.

As the authors wrote, “In these health UK children with below average reading ability, concentrations of DHA and other Omega-3s were low … and directly related to measures of cognition and behaviour.  These … suggest the benefits from dietary supplementation with omega-3s (previously) found for ADHD, dyspraxis, dyslexia, and related conditions might extend to the general school population.”fkids15

While noted the need for controlled clinical trials to confirm the connection, they’ve already conducted one such study (“Slow-Reading Kids Aided by Omega-3s”), and they urged parents to ensure that kids get enough omega-3s: “… meanwhile, the low blood omega-3 status found across this sample would indicate that an increased dietary intake might be beneficial on general health grounds.”

omega_3The very low omega-3 levels found in the new CEBI study was disturbingly low, given that DHA is critical for normal brain and nervous system development.

In fact, it seems sadly unsurprising that children so sorely lacking in omega-3s would under-perform in school and suffer behavioural and emotional problems.

There is much research available on this subject but I believe all you parents, grandparents, and family friends have an obligation to make sure everyone reads this material.

And when you’re purchasing Omega-3s, make sure that they are organic.  If you’re unsure of how and what to buy, just let me know and I’ll turn you on the natural, bioidentical supplements.

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Hope these articles are helping you all and this is certainly another step in –

Planning for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY!

Dr. Rhonda

 

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