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 …

There are 3 main problems that are caused by poor leg circulation.

  1. Swollen legs and ankles
  2. Pain in the legs and calves
  3. Cold and numb feet

Which one do you suffer from? Swollen legs and ankles? Or do you suffer from all three or more?

Your doctor may have briefly told you why you are experiencing these problems but maybe not enough for you to understand fully in order to make alternative choices.

Doctors rarely have much time these days to spend with their clients. No fault of their own! Health problems created through modern lifestyles, and failing health systems present overcrowding of surgeries with fewer doctors to meet the challenge, so time is scarce and prescriptions are abundant. But drugs are probably the last measure you want to take and especially when they often present their own set of problems.

Because high blood pressure and circulation of the blood are connected, many of you visiting this site, will be experiencing these symptoms. So let`s look at the three main poor leg circulation problems separately to learn what is happening inside our legs and feet, and what are the effective …

There is a wealth of information on alternative high blood pressure treatment. You have Homeopathy, Reflexology, Acupuncture, etc, etc, but before you even consider these, there is much you can do to make an impact through lifestyle changes you can start practicing now. They include: Reducing Stress, using breathing exercises and techniques, improving blood circulation, correcting your body`s pH balance, hydrotherapy in a hot tub, and much more.

What’s your reaction when you’ve over-slept and late for work? Like many people, you might rush around the house to get ready pronto, grab a quick cup of coffee or tea if you come from this neck of the woods, and breakfast is usually forfeited. When you do happen to eat it`s usually from a fast food outlet.

The phone rings but you ignore it. You rush out the door, spot your neighbour in the garden, and pretend you haven’t seen her, and avoiding all eye contact you jump in your car, turn the ignition and you’re off. You love your neighbour, but no time to waist, you’re late!

On the way to work you get caught up in the usual traffic …

The Red Reishi Mushroom. Have you considered using this potent herb to treat hypertension? It has been shown to significantly, lower blood pressure in patients who did not respond to anti-hypertension drugs, help lessen arrhythmia, lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels, and reduce the stickiness of platelets, thought to be due to the ganoderic acids action in reishi.

On your first glimpse of it, one would imagine it to be poisonous. The red, glazed appearance doesn’t look appealing and nature often displays poisonous plants and animals in bright red, yellow, blue and black colors. But this therapeutic reishi mushroom is far from poisonous. To be correct, it has no known toxicity.

Polysaccharides are said to be the most active ingredient in the red reishi mushroom, helping to reduce blood pressure, but adding to that, the mushroom also contains a natural ACE inhibitor, triterpenes. They work by inhibiting angiotensin converting enzymes. These enzymes are responsible for converting the chemical angiotensin 1 into angiotensin 11 which causes the surrounding muscles of the blood vessel to contract pushing the blood pressure up. So the action of this natural inhibitor results in the blood vessels …

The normal blood pressure range of persons aged 20 – 40 years is 120mm Hg systolic pressure and 80mm Hg diastolic pressure.= 120/80mmHg. Anyone registering above this range is classed as having 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.

To learn how to use an arm cuff, monitor, stethoscope and graph, see my chart page. Or if you prefer, you can use a Digital Monitor instead, but the stethoscope is much more fun.

The normal blood pressure range can vary depending on what age you are.

It increases with age. For example, men normally have higher blood pressure readings than women but it depends on how healthy an individual is.When reading blood pressure, a relatively healthy person should first add 100 to their age to get rough guide of their …

The Benefits of Parsley Tea for High Blood Pressure Reduction

What does a cup of parsley tea have in it that can help you fight elevated blood pressure? Let`s take a look at the nutrients it contains. The ones to focus on are highlighted in bold.

  • Vitamin C
  • Beta-Carotene
  • Boron
  • Cadmium
  • Calcium
  • Cobalt
  • Copper
  • Folacin
  • Inositol
  • Iron
  • Lithium
  • Lutein
  • Lysine
  • Magnesium
  • Methionine
  • Molybdenum
  • Niacin
  • Nickel
  • Nicotinamide
  • Nitrogen
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Quercetin
  • Riboflavin
  • Rosmarinic acid
  • Rutin
  • Selenium
  • Silicon
  • Sulfur
  • Thiamin
  • Vit. BA6
  • Zinc
  • Zirconium.

Vitamin C, Magnesium, Quercetin, and Potassium all stand out as the main ingredients that will have a positive effect on your blood pressure.

Vitamin C as we know is a powerful antioxidant and improves vasodilation. (Duffy SJ, Gokce N, Holbrook M, et al. Treatment of hypertension with ascorbic acid. Lancet. 1999;354(9195):2048-2049.- PubMed). That is good to know and what`s more, parsley contains twice as much vitamin C as an orange.

Magnesium stimulates the body to produce nitric oxide a vaso-dilator, and get this…it`s a natural calcium channel blocker.

Quercetin however has not been tested vigorously enough to prove it works to lower blood pressure in humans, …

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 to a mineral deficiency.” Taking this statement into account then, we can assume that minerals should be …

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 blood pressure.

The normal blood pressure range can vary depending on what age you are according to …

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 days and there is no alteration in cardiovascular effects for habitual caffeine users.

Natural Diuretic and Laxative.

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 your general health, get it checked out. You need to take it seriously. Try asking the doctor …