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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)


About
Blood pressure is the measurement of the force of the blood on the arteries as the heart pushes the blood through the body. High blood pressure is when there is too much pressure, which can lead to heart and kidney problems.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Arteriosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, and heart attack are conditions related to hypertension.
  • Colors and music can be used to lower blood pressure.
  • Help keep hypertension less of a Rick by having a good diet and exercise program.
  • Herbal diuretics are safer then over the counter diuretics. Always check with your doctors before using diuretics.
  • Medication can be prescribed to lower high blood pressure.
  • National Stroke Association reports hypertension is most important risk factor that can be controlled. Apple pectin helps in lowering blood pressure.
  • Sleep apnea is a symptom for high blood pressure.


Advice
  • A regular routine of light to moderate exercise is recommended. You and your doctor should come up with a routine that is right for you.
  • Avoid antihistamines unless your doctor recommends them.
  • Brown rice, millet, oats, and buckwheat are a good source of grains.
  • Do not allow any salt in your diet. Stay away from any products that have the following listed on their labels: salt, sodium, or the symbol Na. Do not allow monosodium glutamate (MSG), baking soda, canned vegetables that are not sodium-free, ibuprofen, foods containing mold inhibitors, any foods with preservatives or sugar substitutes, foods prepared commercially, softened water, soy sauce, diet soft drinks, and meat tenderizers.
  • Flaxseed oil is beneficial. Consume 2 tablespoons daily.
  • Fresh live juices are important. Beet, currant, celery, cranberry, watermelon, spinach, citrus fruit, carrot, and parsley juices are recommended.
  • Get enough rest.
  • Get fiber through your diet and through supplements. Oat bran is recommended. Fiber supplements should be taken at different times than other supplements and medication.
  • Include the following in your diet: bananas, broccoli, asparagus, cantaloupe, eggplant, grapefruit, garlic, sweet potatoes, squash, raisins, prunes, peas, green leafy vegetables, melons, cabbage, and apples.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Overweight people should try to lose any extra weight.
  • Monitor blood pressure by getting it checked every 4 months or so.
  • Periods of fasting (3 to 5 days every month) can be beneficial. Use cleanses to remove toxins from your body.
  • Pregnant women should have blood pressure checked regularly in order to maintain the best health for them and their babies.
  • Stay away from alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine.
  • Stay away from animal fats, bacon, bouillons, beef, pork, gravies, corned beef, dairy products, sausage, chicken liver, smoked meats, and processed meats. Broiled white fish and skinless chicken or turkey are acceptable. Vegetable-based protein, grains, and legumes are beneficial.
  • Stay away from artificial sweeteners and any supplements that include tyrosine or phenylalanine.
  • Stay away from chocolate, fava beans, aged cheeses, yogurt, wine, sour cream, sherry, avocados, pickled herring, anchovies, and aged meats.
  • Steam-distilled water is recommended.
  • Those on MAO inhibitor drugs should refrain from anything that contains tyrosine or tyramine. The following foods have tyramine: avocados, beef and chicken liver, bananas, cheese, cottage cheese, coffee, beer, chocolate, fava beans, meat tenderizer, pumpkin seeds, pineapples, pickles, peanuts, soy sauce, wine, sausage, sour cream, raisins, sesame seeds, yeast extracts, yogurt, almonds, etc. Do not use over-the-counter cold and allergy medication.
  • Try to stay away from stress.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Calcium
Importance: Very High
Comments: Lack of calcium may contribute to high blood pressure.
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Magnesium
Importance: Very High
Comments: Lack of magnesium may contribute to high blood pressure.
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Garlic
Importance: Very High
Comments: Helps reduce blood pressure.
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L-Carnitine
Importance: Very High
Comments: Moves long fatty acid chains. Works with L-glutamic acid and L-glutamine to protect against heart disease.
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Glutamic acid and L-glutamine
Importance: Very High
Comments: Removes toxins from ammonia. Helps protect against heart disease.
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Selenium
Importance: Very High
Comments: Lack of selenium may contribute to heart disease.
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Coenzyme Q10
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances function of heart. Reduces blood pressure.
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Essential fatty acids (black currant seed oil, flaxseed oil, olive oil, and primrose oil are recommended)
Importance: High
Comments: Improves circulation. Helps in reducing blood pressure.
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Vitamin C
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances adrenal function. Decreases tendency for blood to clot.
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Lecithin
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps emulsify fat. Enhances function of the liver. Reduces blood pressure.
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Lecithin
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps emulsify fat. Enhances function of the liver. Reduces blood pressure.
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Lipotropic factors
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps emulsify fat. Enhances function of the liver. Reduces blood pressure.
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Vitamin E
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances heart function. Emulsion form is recommended.
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Octacosonol
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances heart function. Emulsion form is recommended.
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Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Cayenne (capsicum, Chamomile, Fennel, Hawthorn Berries, Parsley, and Rosemary
Type: Internal
Purposes: These six herbs are all beneficial for treating high blood pressure
Cautions: Do not use Chamomile for extended periods of time and if allergic to ragweed, do not use at all.
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Hops and Valerian root
Type: Internal
Purposes: These two herbs contain flavonoids that act as natural sedatives and stimulates the brain to produce endorphins, that calm the nerves.
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Suma Tea
Type: Internal
Purposes: Drinking 3 cups of Suma Tea can be beneficial in treatments of blood pressure.
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Ephedra (ma huang) and Licorice
Type: N/A
Purposes: DO NOT USE THESE HERBS as they may elevate blood pressure.