High Blood Pressure

The 10-Cent Blood Pressure Remedy

…for easier blood flow at lower pressures. When animals were given the human equivalent of four stalks of celery, their blood pressure was reduced by an average of 13 percent and cholesterol levels by 7 percent! Using the recommended Asian dosages to lower mild cases of high blood pressure, you would…

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A Spicy Alternative to NSAIDs

…-and-tear form of arthritis (osteoarthritis). In a study published last year in JAMA, researchers took a look at individuals being treated for high blood pressure or other cardiovascular problems and compared the health of those who used NSAIDs regularly to those who didn’t. After about 3 years, those…

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Normal or Not? Reading Your Blood Pressure

…your blood pressure taken. Well, the nurse may have been doing it all wrong. The difference between a true diagnosis of high blood pressure and temporarily elevated blood pressure basically comes down to technique and regular readings. If you are worried that you may have high blood pressure and all…

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How to Lower Your Cortisol

…In the short term, this burst of extra energy can be helpful. However, high cortisol levels are extremely disruptive to the body and may result in numerous health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, depression, anxiety, and weight gain. If you have experienced any…

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One Food Can “Beet” High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is an extremely common health concern, but one that can often be managed through natural means. Today I want to recommend one food that can help you get your blood pressure numbers back into the healthy range: beets. Beets are high in nitrate, which the body turns into a gas called…

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Astralgus

…, most recently on its ability to improve heart function. Other studies have confirmed its successful use in the treatment of heart attack, high blood pressure and coronary heart disease. Chinese doctors learned long ago that astragalus potentiates the many positive effects of ginseng, and they routinely…

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Increase Omega-3 for Heart Health

…be to increase your consumption of omega-3 fatty acids. Consuming certain fish oils, particularly EPA, can help lower the risk of developing high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke and clogging in the arteries. Unfortunately, most people still haven’t changed their diets to include fish two or three…

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The Health Benefits of Chia

blood pressure—a drop of 10 points in the systolic pressure (the top number) and a drop of 5 points in the diastolic pressure (the bottom number). C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation in the body, was reduced by 37 percent. And fibrogenic factors, which can abnormally increase blood

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The Whey to Good Health

…this blood pressure–lowering benefit and vascular relaxation without the side effects of drugs. Other proteins in whey reduce the stickiness of blood platelets and the risk of thrombosis, which can trigger both heart attack and stroke. The consumption of whey protein also helps reduce high levels…

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Hemorrhoids: An Embarrassing Problem, Solved!

…bleeding, and strengthen the small blood vessels. * Exercise. Walking strengthens the muscles of the buttocks and rectal area, which is essential if you want to clear up hemorrhoids. * Use your leg muscles when you lift. Using the muscles of the stomach and back exerts pressure in the anal region. * Don’t…

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Zembrin: A Centuries Old Mood Enhancer

…-based remedies, this probably accounts for its lack of side effects. In addition, Zembrin doesn’t adversely change blood chemistry, urine composition, or vital signs like blood pressure and body weight. Keep in mind that indigenous South Africans have consumed extracts of the Sceletium tortuosum plant…

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Flaxseed: The Perfect Food

…Flaxseed has several properties known to be beneficial in the treatment of high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, and atherosclerosis (clogging of the arteries). In one study, participants with chronic high cholesterol were given three slices of bread containing flaxseed, along with…

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Fight Depression with Fatty Acids

…depression has been increasing at an alarming rate over the last 50 or so years. And taking drugs for depression is becoming as common as taking high blood pressure medication. Like many of the other emerging health problems we’re facing, the increase in depression can be linked directly to our diet. If…

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Could Statin Use Put Your Eyes at Risk?

…increased risk of developing cataracts. A statin user’s risk is increased by 57%. But, when they adjusted for other factors like sex, smoking, high blood pressure, etc., the risk of developing cataracts was the same for statin users as it was for someone with type 2 diabetes. It makes you wonder how many…

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Cut Blood Sugar Spikes With Green Tea

…University has found that EGCG can also help control blood sugar spikes that come from eating high-glycemic starchy foods like breads, bagels, potatoes, or pastries. Specifically, researchers administered 100 mg of EGCG to mice after feeling them a meal high in corn starch, maltose, sucrose, or glucose. They…

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The Health Benefits of Whey

Whey isn’t some glamorous, high-tech product that was just recently discovered. It’s the translucent liquid that separates from the curd when milk coagulates during the cheese-making process. Ages ago it was praised as an elixir, but more recently it has generally been discarded as waste. Some of…

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Nattokinase: The Japanese Clot-Busting Miracle

…side effects, nor have I seen any reports of allergic reactions. However, if you take Coumadin (warfarin) to prevent blood clots, do not eat natto or take nattokinase. Natto has a high vitamin K content, which may impede the effectiveness of warfarin. You can eat natto or take nattokinase any time during…

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Omega-3s Linked to Prostate Cancer? Not So Fast...

…in the highest levels had increased risks for low-grade, high-grade, and total prostate cancer. Higher linoleic acid was associated with reduced risks of low-grade and total prostate cancer. The researchers concluded that men with high blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids had an increased prostate…

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Ginseng

high-quality ginseng powder. * Heart Protection: Taking ginseng can also help the heart in two ways: First, it improves blood flow to the muscle in times of low oxygen. Second, the Chinese have found that ginseng has antioxidants that combat free radical injury to the heart muscle. * Healthy Blood

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Padma for Heart Health

…much as 227 meters. * Another study found that Padma decreased pain and increased walking distances and reduced blood pressure levels measured at the ankle. This alone would indicate that blood flow through the area was being improved. It’s rare that any treatment, natural or otherwise, would cause such…

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What's the Deal With Oatmeal?

…up and have some oatmeal. Oatmeal is interesting because, while it is a healthy food choice, it actually has a pretty high glycemic index, meaning it could cause a spike in blood sugar. However, how you eat oatmeal could determine how much of a spike it could cause. For instance, if you add a teaspoon…

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