High Blood Pressure

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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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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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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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 of…

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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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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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Why Glycation Is Harmful To Your Health

…higher blood pressure, plaque formation, blood flow blockages, heart and artery disease, stroke, heart attack, etc. The smallest blood vessels are the hardest hit, such as those in the back of the eye, the kidney, and the brain. These areas require a constant supply of glucose to meet their high energy…

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How Adrenal Exhaustion Is Making You Bloat

…inconvenience, nor is it a problem limited to women. It can result in excess weight gain (as much as 20 pounds), muscle fatigue, flu-like symptoms, high blood pressure, and even stroke. Because practically anyone can suffer from edema, it's something everyone should know how to deal with. How to Bolster Your…

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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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Top Ingredients for Weight Loss That Work

…GreenCoffee Extract GreenCoffee Extract has been found to promote weight loss, utilize glucose, reduce body fat percentages, and promote normal blood pressure. GreenCoffee Extract is a safe and important ingredient in any weight loss supplement, that makes sure your body has the glucose support it needs…

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Weekly Update for November 25, 2013

…! This week’s issue covers: * Maximize Niacinamide Performance * Q&A: What’s the Connection Between Migraines and Breast Cancer? * Beet High Blood Pressure Also, coming up on my blog this week: * The Health Benefits of Whey – Wednesday, November 27 * Is Fast Food Causing ADHD? – Friday, November…

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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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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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Fight the Flu With Licorice Root

…essential for fighting viruses. It is best to use licorice root or glycyrrhizin-containing extracts for only a few weeks. Do not use if you have high blood pressure or are pregnant. You May Also Be Interested In: * Natural cold and flu treatments * Nutrients that help prevent colds and flu

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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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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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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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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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