The number of individuals with high blood pressure is in the U.S is estimated at 20 per cent in adult white population and 30 per cent in black adults.
Although behavior patterns, stress, genetic factors, obesity, alcohol consumption, caffeine, cigarettes, heavy metals such as lead due to drinking water, play an important part in high blood pressure, the most important stressor is dietary. People living in China, New Guinea, Panama, Brazil and Africa show virtually no evidence of essential hypertension.
When these same people move to a less remote area, and adjust to a different diet, the incidence of hypertension increases dramatically.
Dietary factors such as sodium to potassium ratio, percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids, fiber, magnesium, and intake of carbohydrates, total fats and cholesterol have been shown to correlate with elevated blood pressure. A Vegetarian diet when compared to a non-vegetarian, vegetarians generally have lower blood pressure levels and lower incidence of cardiovascular disease.
In today’s society, stress factors relating to peer pressure, finance, environmental pollution, diet, lack of exercise, obesity, insomnia, over consumption of sugar and carbohydrates, Consumption of sugar seems to be a big problem not only found in junk foods but also in many consumables that are proposed to be healthy.
Sugar increases sodium retention, increases aldosterone secretion which puts stress on the kidneys, elevates insulin levels, and causes increase catecholamines from the adrenal glands which all have a profound effect on high blood pressure.
So what do we do to help ourselves lower our blood pressure safely and effectively?
-Weight reduction in obese patients
-Caffeine intake whether coffee or tea should be no more than 1 cup per day
-Avoid Alcohol- A glass of red wine each night is allowed
-Smoking should be stopped as smokers have the highest concentrations of lead and cadmium and lower Vitamin C levels
-Stress- Relaxation techniques such as biofeedback, meditation, yoga, hypnosis, can be a big help.
- Exercise- Find an exercise which is a cardiovascular strengthener, such as Treadmill,
Precor, Stairmaster, Recumbent Bicycle, or just taking a medium paced walk in your neighborhood. You should start off with 30 minutes per day and build up to 45 minutes per day. If you can do 5 days a week, this would be adequate. You have to find time. This is your life we are speaking about!
Dietary Considerations- Salt restricted diet. Oat bran is a good source of fiber. Eat apples, asparagus, bananas, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, garlic, green leafy vegetables, melons, prunes, raisins, squash, and sweet potatoes. Eat brown rice, or millet.. Take 2 tablespoons of flax seed oil per day. Avoid any supplements that contain phenylalanine. Avoid artificial sweeteners such as Equal, Sweet N Low, and Splenda. Try to use Stevia o Xylitol. Honey can be used in small amounts.
Magnesium Gluconate- 600-800 mg per day
Co Enzyme Q10- 100 mg daily
Vitamin C 1000mg 2x daily.
Crataegus monogyma tincture 1-2 teaspoonful per day
L Arginine- 1000mg 2 times daily on empty stomach
Parsley Capsules- 2 capsules 2 times daily
The information provided is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem. You should not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician.
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