Where are we at now?
Approximately 50 million Americans have elevated blood pressure (systolic blood pressure > 140mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure > 90mm Hg). Of these, up to 70% are aware of their diagnosis. The proportion of individuals who have high blood pressure increases with age. The death rates for stroke and coronary heart disease, the major complications of high blood pressure, have declined about 50% over the past 2-3 decades but have now leveled off. The occurrence of end-stage renal disease and heart failure, two other conditions in which hypertension plays a major role, continue to rise.
How it starts
Mild to moderate high blood pressure is usually associated with normal health and wellbeing for many years. Pulsating headaches, characteristically occurring early in the morning and subsiding during the day, are common, but any type of headache may occur. Serious hypertension is associated with felling tired, confusion, visual problems, and nausea and vomiting.
Our diet can influence things…
First you need to eliminate things that cause issues. Start by eliminating:
All processed and refined foods
Sugar, candy, soda
Sugary baked goods
White flour and bread
Nondairy creamers and hydrogenated fats
Diet sodas/Artificial sweeteners
All refined sugars
So what should you eat? You should definitely consume more of these:
Organic fresh fruits, vegetables and meats
Raw fruits and vegetables
A lot of water - 1/2 one's weight in oz daily
Molasses, egg yolks
Apricots, dates, prunes
Whole grains (i.e. brown rice, bran, oats)
Rough ground psyllium is a good supplement
Stevia for sweetening
Non Hydrogenated fats (use olive, coconut and rice bran oils for cooking)
Adequate amounts of fiber
Changes you can make to your lifestyle
Limit stress and obtain adequate rest. Obtain regular exercise – it stimulates thyroid gland secretion and increases tissue sensitivity to thyroid hormones.
If you take hormones, the synthetic hormones may contain toxicities.
Drink good quality filtered water only. Unfortunately, acid rain leaches aluminum into the water from the soil as well as other heavy metals and chemicals. Avoid exposure to chemicals – they promote free radical activity, further burdening the immune system.
Stop tobacco use. It is difficult to stop tobacco use due to liver & adrenal issues. Malfunctions occur due to toxic overload from chemicals from the tobacco. These include pesticide & heavy metal residues. In addition, the acid base balance of the body is disturbed and becomes abnormal.
Massage therapy, yoga, and aromatherapy along with oil in your baths can help with relaxation and to improve blood flow to the muscles and detoxification.
Products on our high blood pressure protocol:
Essential vitamins, minerals, and herbs for use as a daily supplement.
Flax Seed or Fish Oil
A natural concentrate of select marine oils, molecularly distilled and processed at low temps without the use of solvents or chemical extracts. Provides a rich dietary source of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids.
Multi-Probiotic 40 Billion
Contains 16 potent strains of Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and Streptococcus, including the clinically researched Bifidobacterium HN019 that supports enhanced GI and immune function. Also included in the synbiotic blend is scFOS prebiotic fiber that is works synergistically with probiotics. These probiotics are acid and bile resistant and undergo a patented cryoprotectant stabilization process for shelf stability.
An easy to absorb, water-soluble form of magnesium and potassium for supplementing these minerals. Useful for buffering the body's systems and alleviating symptoms associated with magnesium / potassium deficiencies.
Herbal vascular formula that supports healthy blood pressure.
It supplies 500 mg of garlic in each tablet for cardiovascular health and immune support.
It is a convenient dietary supplement designed to provide a unique combination of all major classes of naturally occurring dietary fiber. Supplies a balance of soluble and insoluble, as well as fermentable and non-fermentable grain-free dietary fiber.