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Supermarket Produce Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

Elevated blood pressures are often a concern for my over-40 age patients.  Some of them need to take prescription medications to keep blood pressures normal and decrease the risk of stroke.  However, one thing I tell my patients with elevated blood pressures is that there are some natural remedies that can help lower blood pressure.  They’re often surprised to learn that some of these include common produce from your supermarket!  In fact, several of my patients who have tried these foods have either been able to go off their prescription medications or lower their dosage.  Read on to learn about the two […]

What Causes High Blood Pressure?

Most diabetics do not know what causes high blood pressure. Diabetes is very closely linked to high blood pressure – a condition also known as hypertension. It is estimated that about 75% of adults that have diabetes also have high blood pressure and that a person with diabetes is about twice as likely to get high blood pressure as someone without diabetes. Discover what causes high blood pressure. Start today to change those risk factors you can control. Always prefer to use digital blood pressure monitor for monitoring blood pressure level. High blood pressure occurs when arteries become filled with […]

Fructose And Your Blood Pressure – Watch Out!

Many of my patients battle high blood pressure.  In treating these patients, I like to rule out that there is nothing in their lifestyles that may be causing their BP to stay elevated.  These things can include too much stress, alcohol, too much salty food and, surprisingly, too much fructose – or fruit sugar.  That’s right – let me explain why. Fructose and Your Blood Pressure Recent research has found that people who consumed about 74 grams of fructose (about 4, 12 ounce non-diet soft drinks) a day had elevated, or borderline elevated blood pressures.  Fructose, a sugar derived from fruit, […]

Fish Oil Reduces Blood Pressure

There are 17 known heart disease risk factors, with high blood pressure ranking at the top of the list. The silent killer really is a killer. Elevation in blood pressure can eventually cause complete blockage of an artery by initiating endothelium damage—that’s damage to the inside lining of an artery. A damaged endothelium is the first step in developing unstable arterial plaques-the kind of plaques that are prone to rupture. Ruptured plaques cause clots to form within the lumen of the artery and the result is complete blockage. This is why maintaining healthy blood pressure is so important. Fish Oil’s Omega-3 Fats Reduce […]

How Probiotics Help Improve Blood Pressure

A new study has revealed that eating probiotics regularly might help improve blood pressure. Probiotics are live microorganisms (naturally occurring bacteria in the gut) thought to have beneficial effects; common sources are yogurt or dietary supplements. The researchers found that probiotic consumption lowered systolic blood pressure (the top number) by an average 3.56 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and diastolic blood pressure (the lower number) by an average 2.38 mm Hg, compared to adults who didn’t consume probiotics. The positive effects from probiotics on diastolic blood pressure were greatest in people whose blood pressure was equal to or greater than 130/85, […]

Black Tea Lowers Blood Pressure

Whether you drink tea socially or for the health benefits, one thing is for sure: you’re probably getting a lot more than what you bargained for. The custom of drinking tea is a cultural phenomenon that has persisted for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. And lucky for us, we benefit in so many ways. A recent study shows that black tea supports healthy blood pressure levels when taken close to a meal. The results were published in the journal Nutrients. Black Tea Reduces Blood Pressure and Enhances Arterial Function Leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant are fermented to create black tea. In the process, a […]

Eat Early and Fast Late to Improve Blood Pressure

A pilot study conducted at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center shows that eating all your meals by midafternoon and fasting the rest of the day improves blood sugar control, blood pressure and oxidative stress, even when people don’t change what they eat. “Ours is the first study in humans that shows consuming all of your calories in a six-hour period provides metabolic advantages compared to eating the exact same amount over 12 hours or more, even if you don’t lose weight,” said study co-author Dr. Eric Ravussin, Pennington’s associate executive director and director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center. “Our data also indicate that our […]

Potassium Helps Lower Your Blood Pressure

Most people you talk to about high blood pressure say, “I know, I know. I need to cut back on salt.” That’s correct. Few, however, are aware that potassium also plays a key role in the fight against high blood pressure. Who cares? We should, says the American Heart Association (AHA). High blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke — sometimes called a heart attack in the brain — that can lead to serious disabilities or death. We could prevent 80 percent of strokes, says the AHA, primarily by keeping our blood pressure in check. A normal blood pressure (now […]

Bacteria That Can Defend Against High Blood Pressure

Gut bacteria can help defend against heart and vascular damage caused by high blood pressure, a study in mice

Can Breathing Exercise Slash Blood Pressure?

Could working out five minutes a day, without lifting a single weight or jogging a single step, reduce your heart attack risk, help you think more clearly and boost your sports performance? Preliminary evidence suggests yes. Now, a Rael-Science post says with a new grant from the National Institute on Aging, CU Boulder researchers have launched a clinical trial to learn more about the ultra-time-efficient exercise known as Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST). “It’s basically strength-training for the muscles you breathe in with,” explains Daniel Craighead, a postdoctoral researcher in the Integrative Physiology department. “It’s something you can do quickly in your […]