How to lower high blood pressure? That question in itself can make one anxious. But there is a way that is naturally and has quick results!

If you are confused as to what to do or use, and how to do or use it, then your not alone.

Do I receive questions and statements such as – “Could you please suggest a brand of supplement and a specific choice within that brand?

I go for organic, even if it costs a bit more, but there are so many promising so much, I don’t know where to begin.”

Looking for la herb to lower my blood pressure.” Linda – United States

“My blood pressure is 170 to 80, my age is 52, I live in Germany, I`m on treatment, but it won’t go down.” Emma – United States

“How can I control HBP? What foods do I eat? What juice do I drink? So please give me an idea without drugs, that can control HBP” Cynthia – Germany

“I am a diabetic, and I have high blood pressure. Which multivitamins are right for me?” Shah – India

“I have very …

We asked the question in Part 1 of this subject, calcium deficiency and its symptoms, “Does supplementing calcium in people aged 50+ with osteoporosis cause an increased heart attack by 30% as researchers discovered?” Or could there be another hidden cause?

Understanding Calcium Deficiency – Use some common sense!

To begin with, this subject calls for some good old fashioned common sense! How much milk do you drink in a day? How much Cheese or yogurt do you eat in a week? How much broccoli, baked beans, chick peas, salmon, sardines, pasta, rice, bread, cheesecakes, and ice cream do you eat in a month???

The list goes on and on, and I`m presuming you eat some of these as staple foods, frequently. They all have a high calcium content, so do we need to supplement? Are the supplements better absorbed than these foods? Hardly!

Research has enlightened us that osteoporosis, bone fractures, high blood pressure, and heart disease have increased rather than decreased even although we have followed these international health guidelines to combat calcium deficiency. So something is amiss. It`s high time we took a look at some facts …

Can taking a daily clove of garlic lower blood pressure? Here are some facts on how it works.

The alliin compound becomes allincin (one of about a 100 sulphur compounds). The chemicals contained in garlic are stable as long as the cloves in the bulb aren’t damaged, but when we take our daily clove of garlic or two and crush, bruise or chop them, an enzyme called alliinase reacts with another compound called alliin, instantly producing the sulfur compound allicin which is the cause of the herbs` smell, taste and therapeutic properties.

There are protective health benefits from taking a daily clove of garlic. You can combat the onset of heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases with the powerful compound allicin in garlic. Hypertension is known to be lowered by several actions of this compound. As an antioxidant, it has the ability to fight free radical damage, caused by high blood pressure and other problems such as acidosis, (a result of the pH balance in the blood and other organs being too acidic).

t also has blood thinning properties, helping to keep the blood platelets from being too sticky, …

Do you take Ibuprofen often for pain relief? Have you read what the side effects of Ibuprofen are? Would it surprise you to know that long term use can cause high blood pressure, blood clots, fluid retention (edema), heart attacks, heart failure, over-working of the liver, and kidney damage?

Quite alarming, I should say! I think you will agree with me that most drugs carry a side effects tag, but when it comes to pain killers, we need to be extra careful. Most people associate them with feeling well and so they pass as being safe. I particularly try not to take pain killers, but there are times when you cross the pain barrier and just have to take one, or two.

For any of you who suffer chronic pain daily, such as shoulder, back or joint pain, ibuprofen may be your choice of pain killer because of it`s power to dull serious pain quickly, but it`s a drug to be used with extra caution.

The side effects of ibuprofen that I particularly want you to be concerned about, are high blood pressure caused by poor liver function, fluid retention, …

Antioxidants –What are they?

Despite the fact that they were discovered in 1948, the general public still don’t understand what they are, that our bodies manufacture them, and the important role they play in protecting us from literally rusting away.

As the name suggests antioxidants combat oxidization of cells in the body which are said to cause a barrage of diseases including high blood pressure.

Try an experiment.

Take the juice of a lemon which contains vitamin C and coat one half of a freshly cut apple with it but not the other half. You will notice the uncoated half will start to turn brown very quickly. This reaction is called oxidization.

The other half coated with lemon juice, however, takes much longer to turn brown because the vitamin C, an excellent antioxidant, slows this erosive process right down.

The same erosive process is going on within the cells of our bodies continuously, and although it is an essential process, our bodies try to keep it in check by its own manufactured “endogenous” antioxidants, otherwise we would get very sick or just “rust” away.

Nutritionists and health practitioners recognise …

I have 4 more vegetables for you as potassium food sources. They are –

  • Lettuce
  • Endives
  • Lambs quarters
  • Radishes

9. Lettuce comes in various types, and you will find that some supermarkets and markets are now catering for the different palates.

If you have high blood pressure and want to regulate your potassium levels with high potassium foods, then go for the dark leafy green types. If it helps, the RDA for potassium is 3.5 grams a day.

If you’ve searched through numerous lists on foods containing potassium, you will probably have noticed that lettuce normally ranks in the moderate to low potassium food sources, but rarely if ever in the high potassium foods. Very misleading!

Yes, the potassium in Iceberg lettuce is very low at 87 mgs, but loose leaf lettuce and even better, Romaine lettuce, are both high potassium foods; Romaine lettuce weighing in at 162mgs of potassium in 1 cup.

High blood pressure sufferers on potassium wasting diuretics must find the majority of lists, vague sources of information, and useless if they are trying to boost their potassium levels.

World’s Healthiest Foods.com listed Romaine lettuce as a …

Why is passion flower tea one of the most respected herbal remedies for high blood pressure? Well consider some of the ailments the passion flower herb is used for.

  1. Hypertension and Heart Disease
  2. Stress and Anxiety
  3. Nicotine and Alcohol Withdrawal
  4. Insomnia

Now some of these illnesses are typical causes of secondary hypertension. If any are directly or indirectly linked to your elevated blood pressure, addressing those illnesses too should be of prime interest to you.

But can passion flower tea really have any impact on these ailments? Yes it can! I will discuss them in brief and then show you how you can make an infusion.

Hypertension and Heart Disease

Scientists have found that the harmane alkaloids found in passion flower can help lower blood pressure by relaxing smooth muscle and expanding coronary arteries.

But extensive investigations on this herb were being carried out in the 1980`s and the leaves were clinically validated as being hypotensive, among other benefits such as possessing anti-spasmodic properties, and relieving anxiety.

It is also known that here in Europe extracts from the flower are used in several pharmaceuticals for the treatment of heart palpitations …

When I was just a two year old nipper, hanging onto my mothers apron strings, olive leaf extract was being studied for its ability to lower high blood pressure in mild hypertensives. So it comes as a shock to me that they are announcing it as if it was never known before as being one of the herbal remedies for high blood pressure.

Olive leaf extract is a known vaso-dilator, meaning, it can open up the arteries and allow more blood to pass through.

The Mediterranean diet includes olive oil in many of the recipes because of its healthy status for helping to reduce weight and blood pressure, so, many of us are quite familiar with the health benefits of the olive fruit. The leaf however, bathed in stardom way back during the flood in Noah`s day.

Maintaining its respect throughout the centuries, now it`s centre stage and in the spotlight again with its super ingredient Oleuropein.

A healthy heart is important for a healthy circulatory system and Oleuropein was noted in 1962 by an Italian and other European researchers as being able to lower the blood pressure of animals …

The benefits of beetroot on high blood pressure are staggering! They reached top of the list in the high blood pressure foods. If you drink 500ml of beetroot juice every day, it can significantly reduce your blood pressure, according to UK researchers.

When healthy volunteers drank the juice their blood pressure dropped within the hour.

What was causing this effect? Nitrates. These nitrates are also present in other green, leafy vegetables that you are encouraged to eat in your nutrient rich diets.

Professor Amrita Ahluwalia of the William Harvey Research Institute at Barts and the London School of Medicine was leading the research, along with Professor Ben Benjamin of the Peninsula Medical School.

How does the nitrate reduce high blood pressure?

When the beetroot is chewed, saliva mixes with it along with bacteria from off the tongue. It is then converted into nitrite. Then we have another chemical reaction when it reaches the stomach. Because the stomach has an acidic environment, another chemical reaction occurs, the nitrite in the saliva turns to nitric oxide or will re-enter the circulation again as nitrite.

Observation showed that the peak time of reduced …

cholesterol is a major cause of high blood pressure and should be lowered in the first place. Is the “ringleader” of gross deception rearing it`s ugly head again?

Cholesterol versus High Blood Pressure – Round 1.

Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, A GP for 25 years, who has also worked with the European Society of Cardiology, and writes for leading medical magazines, along with others of the medical profession are in the right corner. They are challenging the validity of the U.S. clinical practice guidelines, in the left corner, which recommend the expanded use of statins by healthy people.

What are the statistics showing us? Are the presented facts a myth, blinkering the public, and leading them into believing that high cholesterol is a killer, and that statins is needed to control it for the rest of their lives?

Cholesterol versus High Blood Pressure – Round 2.

Dr. Kendrick, in a Daily Mail article on the 22nd January 2007, highlighted a commentary published by John Abramson, MD, of Harvard Medical School and James Wright, MD, University of British Columbia, in The Lancet medical journal on 20th January 2007, in which they challenged …