BLOOD PRESSURE

There are a number of things that can help one to maintain a healthy blood pressure:

  • regular exercise;
  • foods and herbs;
  • meditation;
  • minimizing stress; and
  • long term regular moderately intense exercise of over 45 minutes, with the first forty five minutes not counting (that's just the ante). Golf and walking level on track; do not qualify. Hiking with a pack, or walking up a well angled hill, is more like it. These will affect the elasticity of the blood's plumbing, as well as it capacity to handle a sustained load.
DIET

When cooking; season with black or green pepper, garlic, ginger, minced onion, or lemon juice.

Here’s more on those and other key nutrients:

Potassium—Eating foods rich in potassium seems to prevent high blood pressure. Most women get enough potassium in foods. Good sources of potassium are many fruits and vegetables, some dairy foods, and fish.

Calcium—Some populations with low intakes of calcium have more high blood pressure.

Scientists don’t know if the higher rates are from a lack of calcium or an as-yet-unknown cause.

Women also need calcium to prevent osteoporosis, a severe thinning of bones that can lead to fractures. Osteoporosis tends to develop after menopause.

You should try to get 1,000-1,500 milligrams of calcium each day. Good sources are dairy foods, such as milk, yogurt, and cheese—but be sure to choose low or nonfat types. They have as much or more calcium but with less fat and fewer calories. If milk causes you digestive discomfort, try yogurt or some lactose-free dairy products.

Magnesium—Scientists think a diet pattern low in magnesium may cause blood pressure to rise. But they are not sure whether the increase is from the lack of magnesium or some unknown factor. You should get enough magnesium if you follow a healthy diet pattern. Good sources are whole grains, green leafy vegetables, nuts, and dry peas and beans.

Taking 3-4 alfalfa tablets per day; will control high and low blood pressure and build resistance to disease. Alfalfa will also help to strengthen the blood cells and arteries.

Taking 1-3 garlic pearls per day, and daily vitamin E, will lower blood pressure. Many have gone from decreasing high blood pressure medicine, to eliminating it entirely! Garlic will thin the blood and eliminate toxins. Good to take at night with something in your stomach, as it helps get rid of some of the stimulant effects of caffeine and sugar. Exercise will help burn off the sugar, but the garlic is more effective on the caffeine for sleep. Garlic is a mild sedative, as is Valerian Root extract/tincture.

Raspberry leaf tea helps to relive high blood pressure, use 1 ounce per pint of boiling water, and simmer for 20 minutes. Drink cold, 1 cup per day.

Cucumber juice or raw, fresh, cucumbers help to lower blood pressure. Eat 1 cucumber daily or drink 1/2 cup of the juice.

Stinging nettles; use 1 teaspoon per 1 cup of boiling water, 4-5 cups per day.

Cayenne pepper, taken in tea, helps to improve circulation and reduce high blood pressure. Use 1/12 or 1 grain; in 1 cup boiling water, and drink 1 cup per day. Capsules may also be taken, but make sure not to exceed recommended dose.

Since strokes are one of the major impacts of high blood pressure, increasing the flexibility of the veins and arteries; minimizes it's effects. Take 2-3 tablespoons of liquid lecithin with vitamin E daily. Rutin also increases vein flexibility.

Silicate aids in flexibility also, it is found in steamed okra, oatstraw tea, horsetail and in bamboo shoots.

The bodies general internal pressure can have affect on blood pressure, so when edema pressure is relieved in the area, blood pressure is less restricted, and lowers. One whole lemon in the morning daily will help with water retention. ==========

EXERCISE

When you exercise you increase the flow of fluids and many internal systems; which helps with the internal plumbing, allowing more elasticity and energy.

Permanent benefits for the heart, lungs and blood pressure are best in strenous exercises over 40 minutes; such as swimming, basketball, skiing, jogging, rowing, paddling, hiking uphill or with a pack. Some exercises are not strenous enough to quailify, such as walking on the level, or golf.

Tai Chi and meditation have been shown to lower blood pressure.

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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE & GARLIC

How does garlic work to give us this protection?

Though it is not entirely clear, the protective effect is closely linked to how much hydrogen sulfide is produced from garlic compounds interacting with red blood cells. This interaction leads to relaxation of blood vessels, which is the first step in lowering high blood pressure and gaining the heart-protective effects of garlic. The benefits of garlic are well documented.

This study adds to others that have been done. According to Kraus, "The role of garlic compounds in preventing platelet aggregation, which can trigger a heart attack or stroke, and in limiting cancer growth and the progression of several diseases is well documented." More details about this study . . .

http://www.health.uab.edu/35855/

Taking 1-3 garlic pearls per day, and daily vitamin E, will lower blood pressure. Many have gone from decreasing high blood pressure medicine, to eliminating it entirely! Garlic will thin the blood and eliminate toxins. Good to take at night with something in your stomach, as it helps get rid of some of the stimulant effects of caffeine and sugar. Exercise will help burn off the sugar, but the garlic is more effective on the caffeine for sleep. Garlic is a mild sedative, as is Valerian Root extract/tincture.


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