Jerry stared at the blood pressure machine in stunned disbelief. Surely there must be a mistake. The last time his blood pressure had been checked his doctor said that it was in the borderline range.
Of course this was a couple of years ago...and his pot belly bulged with the extra fat that he had been accumulating.
I told Jerry to take a few deep breaths and relax for a few minutes and we took a second reading.
It confirmed the first.
After a hurried visit to see his doctor, who prescribed a prescription drug, we got Jerry going on a monitored exercise program...at a very slow and easy pace.
Within a few days the pressure began to respond favorably. A lot of folks are not so lucky. Thirty five percent of people with high blood pressure don't even know they have a problem and another 27% are at increased risk for heart attack and stroke.
I'm Gene Millen, your guide and the owner of this website.
Unfortunately, many folks take potent drugs like ACE inhibitors, diuretics and calcium channel blockers to control their hypertension, even when their blood pressure is only in the moderately high range.
All of these drugs have side effects, including impotence, loss of libido, fatigue, drowsiness, dry cough, lightheadedness, and even depression.
Worse, a major study has revealed that thousands of people die each year from prescription drugs, even properly prescribed drugs.
In most cases high blood pressure is reversible without drugs. Following are just a few of the many natural techniques you can use to lower blood pressure:
The idea is to get you and me to take action before the blood pressure climbs any higher - and into the range where the risks of heart disease, stroke, and other problems are much greater.
In the pre-hypertensive range one of the best thing you can do isstep up your exercise. Brisk walking for 30 minutes 3 times per week can lower your blood pressure by 4-9 mm Hg.
If you're overweight, losing about 22 pounds can get you a 5-20 mm Hg benefit in systolic pressure.
Take some advice from someone who has been there. I'm not saying I procrastinated, but if I got the desire to exercise I would lay down until it went away.
CoQ10 is one of the most valuable investments you can make for your heart...and one of the most important nutrients you can take for your health. Dr. David Williams says,
"I tell friends and patients, 'If you can only take one or two supplements a day CoQ10 should absolutely be one of them."
Stephen Sinatra, M.D., a highly regarded heart surgeon and author of several books on heart health says,
"A CoQ10 deficiency affects your heart as profoundly as a calcium deficiency would affect your bones."
CoQ10 is found in most cells, with especially high concentration in the heart. The heart never sleeps and it never takes a vacation. It beats more than 100,000 times each day, so it is very dependent on the energy generating power of CoQ10
As an antioxidant, CoQ10 helps protect proteins and mitochondrial DNA from oxidative damage and, consequently, supports healthy heart, brain, and joints.
Research shows that CoQ10 can lower blood pressure naturally and makes cells healthier and less vulnerable to constriction, which can elevate pressure inside blood vessels.
Krill oil not only supports improved blood pressure but also helps lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
An additional and little know benefit is that it also has been shown to increase the good HDL cholesterol.
HDL cholesterol has been very underrated. A world wide study that was conducted on the risks of heart attack came to the conclusion that the greatest contributor to heart disease (after smoking) is a low ratio of HDL cholesterol to LDL cholesterol.
The people who have the highest HDL cholesterol also have the greatest longevity!
The evidence is overwhelming that omega-3 fatty acids or, more specifically, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA from Krill oil improve memory, recall, reasoning and focus.
One of the most important krill oil benefits is its effectiveness in preventing sudden cardiac death, death from heart disease, and certain arrhythmias.
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For cardiovascular health, we recommend a daily dose of 1,000 to 1,500 mg per day of Vital Life Nutritionals Krill Oil for 3 months, followed by a maintenance dose of 500 mg thereafter. For joint health, we recommend a daily dose of 500 mg per day.
"A 2007 study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that 300mg daily supplementation of krill oil resulted in significant decreases in inflammation and arthritic symptoms in cardiac and arthritis patients.
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