know that 1 in 3 Americans has a medically diagnosed condition
that technically isn't even an "illness" at all?
mere mention of it conjures up fear and panic among young and
old alike, even though the average person isn't even 100% sure
exactly what it is.
According to the CDC, it's currently the #1 most commonly
diagnosed condition at a doctor's visit in the US.
And is it
ever an enormous cash cow for the drug companies!
about hypertension, aka high blood pressure.
you get all nervous, get your arm squeezed in that vice called a
blood pressure cuff and get in line for your medication, you
really need to know the fact vs. hype about hypertension.
only does high blood pressure NOT necessarily mean a health
problem, but even if yours is high and there is a rightful
concern, there are safe, natural ways to help lower it.
on--you can't afford to miss a word of this.
pressure--What is it really?
pressure is a measure of the force of your blood against the
inner walls of your arteries.
reflection of how hard your heart has to work to pump your blood
through your body. If more effort is necessary by your heart to
move your blood around, your higher your blood pressure will be.
pressure is recorded as two numbers -- the systolic (top number)
pressure as your heart beats, and the diastolic (bottom number)
pressure as it relaxes between beats.
Illness vs. risk factor
Hypertension is a risk factor--meaning that it (along with
SEVERAL other factors) may suggest you are at an increased risk
for a heart attack or stroke.
it can be a cardiovascular risk factor for some people is
because a repeated strong force of blood pushing against the
artery walls can cause little tears or weakening in the vessel,
which can lead to inflammation.
senses these tears and inflammation and sends its "healing glue"
-- white blood cells and LDL cholesterol -- to the rescue. This
is actually a normal thing and it's how your body repairs
problem arises when the inflammation becomes long-term and
chronic. That's when you may get accumulation of cholesterol,
then eventually hardening of the arteries and become a heart
really it's chronic inflammation -- more so than just a
blood pressure number -- that is the real culprit behind the
pressure doesn't just happen out of nowhere--it's influenced by
a number of factors that include:
* Genetics--A tendency to have higher blood pressure may
run in families and is not necessarily an indicator of
* Biochemical individuality--Higher blood pressure is
perfectly normal for some people. We're all biochemically unique
and some people's blood pressure just naturally runs a little
higher by design.
sodium-potassium pump--Sodium and potassium work together
in about a 1:7 ratio (sodium to potassium) to regulate the
energy in all of your cells. When this ratio is upset (as SO
many people's are due to our reliance on high-salt,
low-potassium processed foods) high blood pressure can result
(along with several diseases).
* Medications--Steroids, pain relievers, diet pills,
antidepressants and oral contraceptives can ALL raise blood
you're under stress, your body releases the hormones adrenaline
and cortisol, which is a reflection of the "fight or flight"
programming from our caveman days. These hormones cause your
heart to beat faster and your blood vessels to narrow, which can
raise blood pressure.
blood pressure is a common occurrence with aging and does not
necessarily indicate a problem.
* Smoking--The nicotine in tobacco products causes
decreased oxygen to your heart, constricts your blood vessels
and increases your heart rate and blood pressure.
waste buildup--having excess acid wastes in your
bloodstream (from poor digestion) can rob your blood of oxygen
and make your heart have to work harder to pump it through your
system, which can result in elevated blood pressure.
different causes but just ONE answer?
As you can
see, the reasons for elevations in blood pressure can run the
gamut, and I've only listed a few here.
it make sense that if someone is concerned about elevated blood
pressure, they should look at the possible causes and
address those instead of just blindly taking medication
like all the rest of the sheep?
my friend, the drug companies don't want you to make sense. They
want you to keep buying their chemicals by the tankerful.
their efforts to pressure the medical community and their
creative marketing, blood pressure is now seen as a dangerous
monster that MUST be treated with drugs no matter WHO you are or
what your circumstances may be.
That means that anyone whose blood pressure equals or exceeds
the "normal" threshold of 120/80 gets labeled as follows:
120/80 to 139/89: Prehypertension
140/90 to 159/99: Stage 1 hypertension
160/100 and higher: Stage 2 hypertension
LOVES this, because it means billions of dollars each and every
year in drugs that many people likely don't need -- at ALL.
your HEALTH richer -- NOT the drug companies!
As you can
see, high blood pressure is NOT a one-size-fits-all,
Yes, it can
be a risk factor in certain instances...but you can do SO much
to help bring your blood pressure down safely and naturally by
addressing the factors that are present in your life that are
raising it to begin with!
Here are some of the very best ways you can make a huge
difference in those numbers of yours:
1) Stop smoking
pressure is yet ANOTHER great reason to put this deadly habit
behind you for good.
There are a
LOT of suggestions and information out there on where to start
and what you can do. Here's a good site that may help:
giving up the "cancer sticks," getting regular exercise is
another HUGE bang for your buck health measure.
does exercise help relieve stress, but it strengthens all of
your muscles including your heart, and helps eliminate acid
wastes and toxins--all of which can bring that blood pressure
not forget exercise's other major benefit--those excess pounds
can start to disappear before your very eyes!
3) Make the switcheroo
on a medication that causes high blood pressure, it's time to
talk to your doctor about safer alternatives...or see if it's
possible to lower your dose or get off of them altogether.
4) Make food your medicine
diet of real (not processed) foods and eating meals that digest
efficiently can help eliminate acid wastes in your system and
help ensure you get the nutrients (including the all-important
potassium) your body needs.
reliance on processed foods means you naturally get less sodium.
which can bring your blood pressure down!
In the Great Taste No Pain health system, I'll teach you
everything you need to know to accomplish this.
Taste No Pain, there are simple
step-by-step guides that tell you exactly what to eat (and
what not to eat) and how to structure your meals to minimize
health-wrecking acid wastes.
acid wastes clogging up your bloodstream, your heart can have a
much easier time pumping blood through your system.
get the benefit of better nutrient absorption, which can help
make sure your body has what it needs to function optimally from
head to toe.
5) Curb inflammation with Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 essential fatty acids have shown to be an effective
tool to help fight high blood pressure in these 2 ways:
1- Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties, which
can help counteract any inflammation you might currently have
building up in your arteries.
2- They help keep blood clots from forming by reducing the
stickiness in your platelets and curbing the production of
fibrinogens--protein strands that can get tangled up with
platelets and result in a clot.
As a matter
of fact, they've been medically PROVEN to help lower blood
pressure. Studies show that daily Omega-3 supplementation alone
can lower your systolic (the top number) pressure by five points
or more and your diastolic (the bottom number) pressure by three
points or more!
Unfortunately, our typical diets are inundated with processed
foods, vegetable oils and meats from grain-fed animals--all
foods that are completely lacking Omega-3 EFAs. So most people in developed countries are
seriously deficient in this crucial nutrient.
So one of
the best ways to engage this natural anti-inflammatory and help
fight high blood pressure is to take a very high-quality fish
And for outstanding quality, look no further than VitalMega-3.
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Now you are
armed with the information you really need to help achieve and
maintain a healthy blood pressure for you without breaking the
bank and without taking dangerous chemicals.
your doctor tells you your readings have gone down, write to me
and let me know!
PS: Lynn's blood pressure came right down and so did her back &
I felt my case was insignificant so was not going to write as I
have always felt extremely well, but looking back from November
last year I have lost 17 kgs (the reason I signed up for your
I am 60 years old and everything else I tried to reduce my
weight over the years has failed!
I had a doctor's appointment to be put on blood pressure
medication and was dreading it, but low and behold my blood
pressure was absolutely normal after following your eating
I have also realized that I have stopped popping pain relief
pills for lower back pain, and the pain in my knees has
So thank you Sherry. For me 60 is the new 40.
Keep up the great work, as I certainly share it with everybody.
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