The Buteyko Breathing Technique is gaining popularity as people with many sicknesses, who begin using the therapy, notice changes in their health in just a few days.

If you don’t know what it is, you are not alone. Many people like I have heard of breathing therapy but didn’t realize that it could have such an impact on a variety of health problems.

In fact, did you know it is now recognized as an effective treatment for asthma and has been included in the British Guidelines on the Management of Asthma?

Training of the technique was being offered at Coventry University in England with the help of the Buteyko Breathing Association in April 2009 to help treat people with asthma, so reported The Nursing Times.

The courses run for six days to educate health care professionals how to administer the technique, and help asthmatic patients learn how to control their breathing during an attack.

This is a great step forward in support of natural methods of controlling the malady, but one nurse who …

HERBS – The Highly Effective Alternative.

When looking for a remedy for hypertension, high blood pressure herbs usually are the second alternative, yet, ancient civilizations were using herbs long before chemicals were extracted for drug use.

They are known to be highly effective with less side effects than pharmaceuticals, if used carefully and with your doctors knowledge. Even those with more serious conditions can be strictly monitored by your doctor, who can help make sure that drugs and herbs do not cause an interaction.

  • Aloe vera
  • Apricot
  • Capsicum
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Ginseng(Panax)
  • Golden seal
  • Guelder Rose
  • Hibiscus Flower
  • Hibiscus Tea
  • Limu Moui (fucoidan)
  • Mistletoe
  • Noni Juice
  • Olive Leaf Extract
  • Parsley
  • Passion Flower
  • Suma tea
  • Stevia
  • Wild apples
  • Wood Betony
  • Yarrow.

In Chinese and Ayurveda natural medicine there are also potent herbs for high blood pressure.

Why some herbs are useful for lowering blood pressure

Some common plants found in your garden and other not so common are good, natural remedies for high blood pressure.

Garlic, a bulb that is so common …

This page is part of a list of foods with high potassium levels.

The potassium RDA is 4,400mg.

Added to that list are:

  • Cucumbers
  • Spinach
  • Figs
  • Dates
  • Avocados.

These five additions are lower in K mineral than the previous foods but are still high enough to help those who are taking potassium wasting medication for high blood pressure.

The body uses potassium as it is assimilated. It does not store it, so it is necessary to make sure you are getting sufficient amounts in your diet.

These foods are numbered from 16 – 20 on the main list for your convenience.

16. Cucumber

(Cucumis sativus) –

1 cup (184gms) = 420mg of potassium

Stay “cool as a cucumber” and keep your blood pressure low!

Nearly everybody enjoys salads that accompany meat or fish dishes in the summer months, so adding cucumber, one of the foods with high potassium levels, will help to feed your body`s constant need for potassium.Remember too that when it is hot we sweat more and so loose more minerals …

If you are seriously thinking to turn to natural blood pressure remedies to help lower your blood pressure, then you have taken the first step on the road to discovering just how wise a choice that is.

The second step, as you will discern by the time you have considered and digested the information on this page, is to start by supplementing your diet with a balanced ionic minerals solution. But as we all know, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, so to convince you to have a bite, I will endeavour to explain why minerals are vital building blocks for life and good health, why supplementing is necessary, why any supplement will not do, and which sources are a good choice.

Minerals – The building blocks that take precedence in natural blood pressure remedies

Why should minerals take precedence when choosing natural blood pressure remedies? Here`s the pudding!

Dr. Linus Pauling, who has won the Nobel Prize twice, said, “You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment …

The normal blood pressure range of persons aged 20 – 40 years is 120mm Hg systolic pressure and 80mm Hg diastolic pressure.= 120/80mmHg. By using the term “normal”, we really mean the ideal figure. Anyone registering above this range is classed as being pre-hypertensive, and if not addressed can develop into high blood pressure. See the charts below refined averages.

The Systolic pressure is when the heart`s ventricles contract and push the blood through the veins. It is called the systole, the pressure during heartbeat action. The Diastolic pressure is the lower pressure that results when air is released out of the cuff and no more sound is heard. This is called the diastole; the artery resting pressure.

Taking Blood Pressure

To learn how to use an arm cuff, monitor, stethoscope and graph, see my chart page. But if you prefer, you can use a Digital Monitor instead, because the stethoscope quite difficult to use and understand, plus it can cause a lot of fun and laughter, not the right condition for measuring …

If you enjoy your cup of cappuccino but are unsure of what you’ve read about coffee and high blood pressure, you may be ready to give up the luxury. Don’t fret! I have some info here to cheer you up big time.

We may have heard this beverage has a down side as well as a plus which can affect blood pressure, so what are they and can the negative effects be explained away?

The Negative Effects

  • anxiety
  • loosing sleep
  • elevated blood pressure
  • coronary artery diseaseThe Positive Effects
  • natural diuretic
  • laxative
  • antioxidant
  • cardio protective

Coronary Artery Disease and Elevated Blood Pressure.

Is there a connection between coffee and high blood pressure being elevated, leading to coronary artery disease? Many researchers say that they have found little evidence implicating caffeine to cardiovascular disease. Heart disturbances only occurred with high doses, or in sensitive individuals. They report that when administered acutely, moderate doses of caffeine can increase blood pressure and decrease heart rate. For most people, tolerance develops to these effects within a few …

The ideal normal blood pressure for women is the same as for men, which is 120/80. That is the systolic pressure (the top,largest sized number on a digital monitor) reads 120 mmHg, and the diastolic pressure (the bottom smaller sized number) reads 80 mmHg.

But the word “normal” is relevant to natural conditions, such as menopause, the menstrual cycle, or preeclampsia (misspelled preclampsia) in pregnancy.

Age and hypertension are also linked as the body`s blood vessels loose elasticity, and become weaker.

Normal Blood Pressure for Women After Menopause

Studies have identified that post-menopausal women are more likely to have increased blood pressure by as much as 5mmHg relevant to a natural decrease of estrogen and progesterone levels. Whereas pre-menopausal women tend to maintain a lower blood pressure than men, because these hormones help protect them against lifestyle stresses.Menopause and high blood pressure have also been linked to salt sensitivity. (See are other reasons for hypertension in Women not discussed on this page.)

Normal Blood Pressure for Women Can Change During PregnancyThis could …

Do you wonder if there are any high blood pressure symptoms or warning signs? They call this malady “the silent killer” because any indications that one is suffering from it are either non existent or very mild that a sufferer would not think anything of them, nor make a connection that something more serious was brewing.

So in a way there are no obvious physical symptoms to indicate that something sinister was brewing, not at the early stages anyway, but as the problem increase the symptoms will be more noticeable.

Any signs of high blood pressure though, no matter how subtle need to be investigated.

If you are suffering from any persistent physical symptoms of high blood pressure, it would be wise to make an appointment with your GP as soon as possible.m Let him know your concerns and ask for tests to be carried out as well as a blood pressure reading to be taken.

Don’t think you are being a nuisance as some often do. If you notice any changes in …

The Ideal pH Balance (This is part 2 of the 4 Definite Steps for Quick Results E-course. Here is Part 1, Part 3, and Part 4.)

The ideal pH of our body fluids is roughly 7.4, (7.365 to be precise). This is not hard to maintain but requires stick-ability using the pH balance diet, which may help in reducing high blood pressure.

You already started the ball rolling by drinking fruit juice in the morning before breakfast and plenty of water through the day. I want to encourage all to try and continue to make the changes and maintain the ideal pH balance. It is well worth it when you feel and see the results.

Some of you may not want to give up your eating habits. I encourage you to at least try and give it a go before you say you can`t. It`s not hard if you take it step by step. Then if you still decide that this is not for you, why not let a friend know …