High Blood Pressure is a common issue amongst the elderly? Big Pharma reduced the normal blood pressure from 120/80 to 110/70 – why? When a collection of researchers investigated on the evidence, it was reportedly said to be a normal rise in the blood pressure, of about 10% per decade for healthy people. But the question is, why do they lower it?
On the other hand, there are a number of natural medications we can take to regulate blood pressure. Why Big Pharma medications eliminate nutrients from the body; add in toxins; and never solve the underlying issue, which is why you have to be on them for the rest of your life. Real medications can solve the underlying issue. So the question now, whether you want to manage it or eliminate it?
Now when you are addressing what protocols you need to engage in, you first need to address what is really causing the problem. High blood pressure can be triggered from several causes.
What Causes High Blood Pressure?
1. Emotional stress (effects adrenals, gut and cardio system)
2. Cognitive stress (effects adrenals, gut and cardio system)
3. Gut stress (inflammation, leaky gut, depleted microbiota, etc)
4. Inflammation in the arterial/venous system
6. Adrenal issues
7. Kidney issues
8. Liver issues
9. Gut issues
10. Hormonal issues
11. Mitochondrial issues
12. Weight issues
13. Deficient Vitamin Bs (the whole complex!)
14. Deficient Vitamin C (and bioflavonoids) help with heart health in a number of ways
15. Deficient Vitamin D
16. Deficient amino acids (in particular Arginine – the problem is that most arginine health products work for a short term and then don’t – usually because there are other issues not being addressed)
17. Deficient CoQ10 (can be caused by various drugs, i.e., statin drugs in particular)
18. Deficient Nitric oxide
“Food is your medication and medication is your food” Hippocrates, the father of Western Medicine.
However, real medications, i.e, the ones found in leafy green vegetables are worth giving attention to if you have high-blood pressure problems.
Healing Vegetables To Control High Blood Pressure
–Spinach gives alkalizing minerals (potassium and magnesium) vitamins like B9.
–Beans (black, kidney, lima, navy, white) contain alkalizing minerals like magnesium and potassium.
–Seeds like sunflower seeds, ground flax seeds, hemp seeds and salba seeds with good doses of alkalizing minerals like magnesium (make sure they are unsalted). These are also excellent sources of good Omega 3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation. Moreover, they can also be considered as a rich source of both soluble and non-soluble fibers.
–Root vegetables like sweet potato, yams, white potatoes, etc. also offer alkalizing minerals like potassium.
Safe Fruits For High Blood Pressure:
–Bananas are good for potassium and fibers
-100% pure chocolate (you want the important fatty acids in the cocoa butter – huge benefit); chocolate is also great for increasing nitric oxide in the arteries; and has more than 300 nutrients your body requires
–Olives– high in omega 3 fatty acids for inflammation
–Herbs are also a wonderful real medication. Make sure they are from a good source. If using them in your food, make sure they are non-irradiated.
–Garlic & onions – (there are literally a room full of studies on garlic: smash a clove a day and swallow – don’t chew; helps with the production of Nitric oxide which causes the dilation of the blood vessels and takes the pressure off of the heart
–Fresh basil – you can grow on your windowsill; anti-oxidant.
–Cardamon – great Indian spice that has wonderful effects: great anti-oxidant; lowers blood pressure; breaks down blood clots; anti-inflammatory
–Cat’s claw – another great herb for both hypertension and neurological issues – acts on the calcium channels thus reducing blood pressure
–Celery seed – use the seed or juice the plant – either way it is a diuretic which helps the kidneys filter the blood, thus reducing blood pressure
–Cinnamon – get the good kind, ie., Sri Lanka (especially good if you have diabetes)
–Hawthorne – a Natural Health Practitioner’s favourite for the heart – helps with strengthening arteries, strengthening the heart; increasing blood circulation; preventing blood clots and a host of other things
–Hibiscus – natural ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors
–Oregano – the carvacrol compound was found to reduce heart rate; mean arterial pressure and consequently, both systolic (the upper number) and diastolic (the lower number) blood pressure
-Exchange your table salt (high amount of sodium) for mineral salt (good health alkalizing minerals).
-When sodium is high, intake more potassium to eliminate the excess sodium.
-Avoid soya products – 92% of soy is GMO and loaded with estrogens
Things to Avoid
Stay away from these foods if you want to prevent or control high blood pressure levels:
– pasteurized foods
– microwaved foods
– processed foods
– fast food
– GMO food
Other Helpful Methods in Reducing Blood Pressure
– Exercise – start by walking around the block; then keep going further: gets all the body fluids moving; brings in oxygen and gets rid of CO2
– Meditation – helps to calm down the mind and supports the nervous system
– Reduce or eliminate alcohol (especially if liver issues are involved)
– Avoid the caffeine (especially if stressors and adrenals are involved)