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Top 4 herbs that lower blood pressure quickly

10/18/2014 - High blood pressure is a particularly scary health condition to have. Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure often has no symptoms at all, so an individual might not realize just how unhealthy they are until they go for a routine checkup at their physician and discover that they have high blood...

48-year-old cures high blood pressure, heart palpitations by maintaining this food protocol

10/15/2014 - I recently got to sit down with a 48-year-old man from Illinois who used to struggle with high blood pressure and overall hypertension. He remembers experiencing intermittent heart palpitations and episodes of intense heart racing when bending over and standing up quickly. About 15 years ago, his doctor...

Hypertension drugs for low-risk patients raise problems, lower blood pressure naturally

9/24/2014 - In the U.S., an estimated $32 billion per year is being spent unnecessarily to treat high blood pressure, the most common reason patients visit their doctor, scientists say. That $32 billion a year corresponds to more than 1 percent of annual healthcare costs in the U.S., and more than a third of...

Red wine contains properties that can reduce blood pressure, study finds

9/24/2014 - Moderate consumption of red wine is well known for producing a number of significant health benefits. For example, recent studies have shown that red wine contains compounds that can protect membranes from oxidation, prevent several types of cancer and even treat depression and low moods. Earlier studies...

Diabetes and high blood pressure dramatically increase risk of brain damage and cognitive decline

9/9/2014 - Millions of people are unaware of the devastating effects posed by elevated blood pressure and diabetes as they progress through middle age and into their senior years. Making matters worse, many of these same individuals are unaware that they are hypertensive or hyperglycemic, compounding the negative...

Study finds that lower blood pressure may not mean fewer heart risks

7/30/2014 - A recent study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that those with blood pressure that falls below the "normal" systolic number (top number) of 120 do not obtain any more heart-related health benefits than those with numbers within the normal range (120-140). (1) It's a commonly held...

Probiotics can help lower blood pressure

7/24/2014 - From helping prevent asthma to treating stomach ulcers, probiotics are being found to be incredibly beneficial. These live microorganisms found in foods like yogurt and sour cream have now been found to help improve our blood pressure through their regular consumption. Recent research has found that...

A wonderful fruit: Black beans lower blood pressure, reduce degenerative disease and much more

7/15/2014 6:36:42 PM - Black beans contain proteins that act as antioxidants and can lower blood pressure and remove toxic metals from the body, according to a study conducted by researchers from Mexico's National School of Biological Sciences of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN-ENCB). The findings were awarded...

What to eat to relieve high blood pressure

7/8/2014 - High blood pressure can have potentially serious, even fatal, consequences. The good news is that there are scientifically proven changes to one's diet which can be made to help deal with this condition. While serious cases (e.g. 160+/115+) may require the attention of a doctor and immediate pharmaceutical...

Adult-onset high blood pressure caused by nutrient deficiencies as a child

7/8/2014 - By age five, many kids have picked up and played with toy building blocks. In these early years of a child's life, children begin to learn how to put things together. Similarly during this time, the building blocks of life are being put together inside a child's mind, body and heart. Not only are children...

Sugar increases hypertension

7/5/2014 - All 12 studies in a May, 2014, meta-analysis found that sugar elevates blood pressure. The study called "Impact of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages on Blood Pressure" was published in the American Journal of Cardiology. Soft drinks easily earn the name "liquid candy," because they contain an average of...

More bad news for sugar - Research confirms it is a leading cause of heart disease

6/1/2014 - Just in case you needed yet another reason to stay away from added dietary sugar sources, nutritional scientists now confirm that our obsession with consuming sweets is killing us by dramatically increasing risk of death from cardiovascular disease and heart attack. A host of known risk factors including...

Hibiscus tea is excellent to maintain healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels

5/27/2014 - Hibiscus is a greatly appreciated herb that usually grows in tropical areas around the globe. It was first discovered in Angola but its pleasing taste has become very popular through time amongst the North African, Middle Eastern and even European populations. It just also happens to be the state flower...

Enjoy your salad with olive oil and a watermelon snack to naturally lower blood pressure

5/23/2014 - A staggering number of people from all walks of life have little comprehension of how very small increases in resting blood pressure over the course of years and decades promote cardiovascular disease, stroke and an early death. Often referred to as a "silent killer," hypertension frequently runs in...

Honeydew melons play role in boosting brain health, regulating blood pressure and more

5/20/2014 - Honeydew melon is more than a mildly sweet, refreshing melon typically enjoyed during the warmer months; it's also a highly nutritious food that can help maintain a healthy weight, fight colds, keep blood pressure in check and keep nervous system health functioning well. Here's a closer look at the...

Four foods that lower blood pressure

5/8/2014 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 67 million Americans -- approximately one in three adults -- suffer from hypertension, or high blood pressure. In 2009 alone, high blood pressure was the primary or contributing cause of almost 350,000 deaths in the United States,...

Combating blood pressure with herbs

4/8/2014 - Controlling blood pressure with herbs is an important option, considering that one in four people in the United States suffers from high blood pressure. Many lose their lives to this silent killer every year. It is one of the leading contributors to heart disease and is not always obvious. It is exacerbated...

Dietary spirulina intake manages blood pressure and cholesterol, may help prevent atherosclerosis

11/5/2013 - The scientific solution to high blood pressure and cholesterol problems is not to simply start popping statin drugs, which carry with them extreme adverse effects, but rather to get your nutrition in check. And one great way you can do this is by supplementing with spirulina, an alkaline-forming, blue-green...

Treat and prevent high blood pressure naturally with garlic

10/27/2013 - Garlic has become so popular in recent times because a lot of researchers have confirmed its effectiveness to act as a natural and healthy medicinal herb. In fact, it has been one of the most strongly recommended healing medicines and foods for decades. The majority already knows how effective it is...

The synergestic miracles of chlorella and its ability to reduce high blood pressure and cerebral stroke lesions

10/25/2013 - Attacked at every angle, today's healthy human experience is burdened, ever so silently, by a host of toxins and chemicals. With nutrient-void genetically modified food filling grocery shelves, vast amounts of pesticide chemicals running off into groundwater and heavy metal pollution billowing into...

Herbs for effective blood pressure management

10/9/2013 - One in three adults in the United States today has high blood pressure, medically referred to as hypertension. However, lots of people are not even aware they have this condition, simply because it has no warning signs and symptoms. It is typically caused by improper diet, smoking and alcohol abuse....

Treat your hypertension naturally with vitamin D

10/5/2013 - Vitamin D supplementation may be as effective at treating high blood pressure as certain prescription drugs, research has shown. If this is true, then millions of people may be able to reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke through the safe and simple means of getting more sunlight or taking...

Latest research on cacao shows extraordinary benefits on blood pressure, cholesterol and more

9/5/2013 - If you like chocolate, you're not alone. People have been enjoying cacao, the source of original cocoa, for thousands of years. This delicious and nutritious superfood has a long, rich history among the peoples of the tropical regions of the Americas. It was used as a food, a medicine, and a currency....

Blood pressure meds more than double breast cancer risk

8/15/2013 - If you are a woman and you take calcium channel blockers like amlodipine (Norvasc) or nicardipine (Cardene) to manage your high blood pressure, you could be putting yourself at serious risk of developing breast cancer. This is according to a new study recently published in the journal, JAMA Internal...

Cherries a superfood? Research confirms this well-known fruit tackles cancer, insomnia, high blood pressure and gout

7/11/2013 - For those of you who love cherries, this ruby sweet fruit is much more than a tasty summer treat. Shown to combat cancer, improve sleep, balance blood pressure and ease gout, you really cannot lose. Compounds found within cherries also relieve pain as well as aspirin. Possessing potent anti-inflammatory...

Reduce blood pressure naturally with vitamin C: Study

6/7/2013 - In 2012, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine conducted a systemic meta-anaysis of 29 different studies on the effects of vitamin C for reducing high blood pressure (BP), entitled "Effects of vitamin C supplementation on blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials." The the studies'...

Peptide found in egg whites can lower blood pressure, say researchers

6/5/2013 - Considering that eggs contain all the nutrients needed to develop healthy chicks, it is unsurprising that studies into their numerous health benefits for humans abound. Eating more eggs has, for instance, been repeatedly linked to reduced LDL cholesterol, a lowered risk of macular degeneration, and...

High antioxidant diets help lower blood pressure

5/14/2013 - If the proverbial apple-a-day seems too antiquated, then perhaps a change is in order - a handful of fresh, organic blueberries rich in antioxidant goodness, perhaps? Or maybe some nice pecans? How you get them into your diet is your business, but researchers at Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular...

Lower your blood pressure naturally with tomatoes and CoQ10

4/30/2013 - Did you know that there are natural ways to lower your blood pressure safely and effectively? Scientific studies have shown that both ordinary tomatoes and the naturally occurring substance CoQ10 can provide benefits to people with high blood pressure. Tomatoes and lycopeneOne study on the blood...

Drinking beet juice daily lowers high blood pressure

4/21/2013 - A new study just published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension has found there's a substance that lowers high blood pressure significantly. It's not a new Big Pharma drug and it comes free of side effects. Instead of medication, it's simply a small amount of beet juice. Researchers...

Lower your blood pressure with hibiscus tea

4/12/2013 - Hibiscus tea can lower blood pressure as effectively as pharmaceutical drugs, numerous studies have shown. An herbal tea (tisane) made from hibiscus flowers is a popular beverage worldwide. The ruby-colored, tangy drink is known as "jamaica" in Mexico and is the primary ingredient in Red Zinger tea. "Most...

Chocolate really does lower your blood pressure

3/22/2013 - A growing body of research is emerging to show that eating chocolate really can lower your blood pressure. Researchers have suspected for many years that chocolate may have a beneficial effect on blood pressure, ever since discovering that the indigenous Kuna people of the Central American island...

Six natural remedies for lowering blood pressure fast

1/5/2013 - High blood pressure is no longer just an affliction of the elderly, as more than one-third of young people between the ages of 16 and 34 are now said to suffer from some form of hypertension. And a recent study out of California revealed that, if left unchecked, this cardiovascular malady, even in its...

Lower your blood pressure significantly with omega-3 fatty acids

12/30/2012 - New research confirms what scores of earlier studies have found, that it's possible to lower your blood pressure with omega-3 fatty acids. A randomized, controlled study by researchers at the Department of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, involving 100 patients...

How to lower your blood pressure without prescription drugs

12/27/2012 - It is no secret that chronic high blood pressure, whatever its particular root cause, can lead to heart disease, which is said to be the leading cause of death in America today. But what remains a secret, at least to many people, is how to deal with this condition naturally apart from pharmaceutical...

Blood pressure meds are totally worthless

10/28/2012 - There are some 68 million people in the U.S. who are diagnosed with either high blood pressure or mild - stage 1 hypertension. The blood pressure numbers used to diagnose these two conditions are systolic (top number) value of 140-159 and diastolic (bottom number) value of 90-99. This latest review...

Sesame and rice bran oil can treat high blood pressure and cholesterol, study shows

10/6/2012 - A new study has found that a special blend of sesame and rice bran oils have the potential to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol naturally, providing healthcare professionals and patients alike with a natural, non-medicinal option for treating conditions that could become life-threatening. Recent...

Lower your blood pressure naturally with these four fast-acting remedies

9/30/2012 - High blood pressure or hypertension afflicts many who may not be aware of it. It is referred to as a silent disease among those without recognizable symptoms. It's estimated that around one in three Americans have high blood pressure (HBP). Recognizable symptoms include heart palpitations and dizzy...

Eating yogurt regularly found to help lower blood pressure

9/27/2012 - The benefits of consuming probiotic-rich yogurt extend a whole lot further than just promoting digestive health, according to a new study presented at a recent medical conference in Washington, D.C. It turns out that people who regularly eat yogurt as part of a healthy diet tend to have a lower risk...

Vitamin C lowers blood pressure, improves vascular function to lower heart attack and stroke risk

9/12/2012 - Increased blood pressure, even before clinically diagnosed as hypertension, is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Elevations of just 3 to 5 millimeters of mercury can dramatically raise the risk of a fatal heart attack or cerebrovascular event. Nearly 30 percent of US adults...

Tame high blood pressure with these natural remedies

9/5/2012 - Hypertension or high blood pressure is a serious health problem which impacts nearly 30% of the American population. Its prevalence is growing as is it's cost, and people who suffer from this condition are also likely to experience heart attacks and strokes as well as kidney damage, loss of vision,...

Cocoa compounds lower blood pressure to improve cardiovascular health

8/31/2012 - Cocoa, most commonly found highly concentrated in certain formulations of dark chocolate, has been on the radar of nutrition scientists for more than a decade. Catechins derived from this natural dietary source provide a cascade of benefits that have been found to promote heart health and lower the...

Apple peel extracts can help lower blood pressure

8/27/2012 - In the fight against chronic illness, researchers have potentially discovered a new all-natural weapon that can help keep your blood pressure down: Apple peel extracts. Writing in the journal Food Chemistry, researchers from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Canada said the outer layer of an...

Cocoa consumption shown to reduce blood pressure

8/21/2012 - Record heat and drought conditions across much of the country make it pretty difficult to think about the approaching winter, but once it gets here why not supplement your diet with a little cocoa? Not only does it taste good, new research shows it could be very good for you as well. According...

Watermelon extract lowers blood pressure better than dangerous pharmaceuticals

6/19/2012 - Heart disease and stroke continue to be the leading cause of death in the US, as vascular deterioration and dysfunction result in hypertension and ultimately, an early demise. Elevated blood pressure results in micro-cracks to the delicate endothelial lining of the blood vessels that must be patched...

Heart-healthy foods that lower blood pressure, reduce symptoms of plaque and improve cardio fitness

5/11/2012 - The foods you eat bring pleasure to your palate and provide your body with powerful healing substances. Most people probably never consider that their morning grapefruit protects their blood vessels or that eating a handful of raw almonds daily can protect them from cancer. Certain heart-healthy foods...

7 medicinal herbs and spices that help lower blood pressure

4/26/2012 - High blood pressure is an epidemic that is currently sweeping across America. The fast lifestyle of fast food, soda and stress is starting to catch up on the average American, so much so that an estimated one in every three Americans has high blood pressure. This puts them at risk of heart disease,...

Combat high blood pressure with yoga exercises

3/5/2012 - When you think of yoga flexibility, relaxation and maybe meditation come to mind. The application of yoga as a system of healing rarely enters the Western mind. Despite today's widespread reliance on Western medicine (drugs), yoga has been used for thousands of years for concerns like high blood pressure...

Four reasons to add chlorella to your diet today

1/21/2012 - Chlorella is a green algae that is considered to be one of the most powerful superfoods known to man. Chlorella contains vasts amount of chlorophyll within its cell walls. The cell walls of chlorella are tough and indigestible, so many chlorella producers break the cell walls before selling the product....

Studies confirm chiropractic treatment prevents heart attacks and lowers blood pressure

1/7/2012 9:01:12 AM - The popularity of chiropractic care has grown dramatically since the middle of the 20th century. Although most people seek chiropractic treatment to relieve musculoskeletal pain, certain types of pain may be indicative of the patient experiencing a heart attack just before or during treatment. Chiropractors...

Blood pressure control is essential to minimize stroke risk and avert memory decline

11/17/2011 - Researchers reporting in the journal Neurology have found that elevated blood pressure as we age contributes to stroke risk and memory loss associated with cognitive decline. Stroke is the fourth leading killer of adults in the US, and loss of cognitive abilities leading to dementia ranks in the Top...

Know the truth about blood pressure

9/23/2011 - Judging by the huge numbers of high blood pressure medications being prescribed today - especially to older adults - high blood pressure seems to have reached epidemic proportions. The catch is that these medications do not promote healing nor do they prevent heart attacks and strokes. Due to serious...

Potatoes may help reduce blood pressure without affecting weight

9/3/2011 6:41:36 PM - A new study conducted by chemistry professor Joe Vinson at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania has revealed that spuds may be suffering from an undeserved, ill reputation as a fattening, nutritionally empty food. Although they rank high on the glycemic index, potatoes are mistakenly considered...

Lower blood pressure and improve health naturally with celery

5/28/2011 - Celery contains a high level of calcium, magnesium, potassium and active compounds called phthalides, which have been found to lower blood pressure and promote a healthy circulatory system. Celery is best eaten raw and the juice is especially useful for overall good health. Celery leaves, seeds and...

Proper potassium balance essential to healthy blood pressure and reduced heart attack risk

5/18/2011 - Increasing incidence of high blood pressure continues to be the most significant factor in death from a heart attack and advancing cardiovascular disease. Elevated blood pressure readings cause thickening of the coronary arteries as micro-cracks develop that the body attempts to correct with deposits...

Grape seed, resveratrol and pomegranate provide potent blood pressure lowering effect

5/18/2011 - Adults aged 55 and older face a risk of developing elevated blood pressure greater than 90%, accounting for more than 40 million doctor visits each year and taxing an already overburdened healthcare system. Uncontrolled blood pressure slowly degrades the vascular system throughout the body and takes...

Common blood pressure drug increases risk of breast cancer recurrence

4/28/2011 - The human body doesn't exist in separate, unconnected parts. Simply put, if you take a drug directed at one particular organ or problem, it doesn't mean that medication will only zero in on one symptom or function. It may impact other processes, cells and organs or even the immune system. A case...

Watermelons lower blood pressure as well as statins and provide many other benefits

4/26/2011 - Elevated blood pressure (hypertension) is common for many of us from time to time and it has often been the practice of doctors to treat high blood pressure by prescribing dangerous statin drugs. Now, researchers have found that healthy watermelons can do just as good of a job without all the nasty...

Eat Watermelon to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

4/15/2011 - If you suffer from hypertension, a sweeter and juicier way to keep your blood pressure under control may be in the horizon. A recent study by Florida State University (FSU) found that subjects who took six grams of an extract derived from watermelon for six weeks had an increased aortic blood flow and...

Dark chocolate is brimming with antioxidants and heart-healthy properties, research finds

4/5/2011 - Ongoing research shows that eating dark chocolate exerts beneficial effects throughout the whole body. High quality chocolate delivers disease-zapping antioxidants, lowers blood pressure and protects your heart and liver, all in one fell crunch. Chemistry Central Journal brings even more good news...

Natural fruits of the olive tree effectively lower blood pressure

3/30/2011 - The impact of high blood pressure places millions of Americans at significantly increased risk from cardiovascular disease and sudden death from a heart attack. Big Pharma and modern medicine are quick to prescribe a vast assortment of pharmaceuticals that fill the coffers of the drug giants and have...

Powerful mineral duo lowers blood pressure and improves heart health

3/17/2011 - Potassium and magnesium are two essential minerals that provide a powerful shield against age-related arterial stiffness and elevated blood pressure readings. Despite our best dietary efforts to eat plenty of fresh vegetables, nuts and fruits, some may still be deficient in circulating levels of this...

Sugar-sweetened drinks cause higher blood pressure

3/8/2011 - New research just published in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association concludes that soda and other drinks sweetened with sugar are associated with higher blood pressure. And the more sugar as well as sodium (also found in abundance in most sodas) people consumed, the higher blood pressure...

Study: Prevent high blood pressure by eating blueberries

1/20/2011 - Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Harvard University have discovered that eating blueberries helps to prevent the development of high blood pressure. According to their report, which will be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating at least one serving of...

Lipoic acid and antioxidants lower blood pressure and reduce stroke risk

1/4/2011 - Slowly rising blood pressure as we age places millions of Americans at increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Medical practitioners and Big Pharma think the answer is to prescribe a host of different pharmaceuticals until a magical number is achieved artificially. Research has rapidly emerged to...

Watermelon found to lower blood pressure

12/24/2010 - Amino acids found in watermelon have been shown to lower blood pressure. In addition to healthy vitamins and minerals, watermelon contains two amino acids, L-arginine and L-citrulline, that reduce hypertension. Other Natural Blood Pressure Lowering Foods Other foods have also been shown to lower...

Chocolate shown to lower blood pressure better than drugs

11/22/2010 - High blood pressure is a critical concern as it significantly raises the incidence of vascular disease and stroke. As a result of stress, poor diet and lifestyle, enzymes in our body produce a substance known as angiotensin II that causes blood vessels to narrow and blood pressure to increase. Standard...

The Powerhouse of Nature: Nutrients and Diet Effectively Lower Blood Pressure

11/16/2010 - High blood pressure is known as the silent killer: it has no symptoms and leads to a shortened life as micro cracks in the tiny blood vessels and arteries throughout the body become infiltrated with deadly plaque. When blood pressure remains out of control for many years the risk for coronary artery...

Watermelon Lowers Blood Pressure among Other Health Benefits

11/10/2010 - Just looking at a juicy watermelon seems to relax us perhaps because the image conjures memories of lazy summer days and informal meals. But a new study reveals that it's not just in our heads. Eating watermelon actually lowers blood pressure. Food scientists at The Florida State University conducted...

Watermelons lower blood pressure as good as statins and provide many other benefits

11/4/2010 - Elevated blood pressure (hypertension) is common for many of us from time to time and it has often been the practice of doctors to treat high blood pressure by prescribing dangerous statin drugs. Now, researchers have found that healthy watermelons can do just as good of a job without all the nasty...

Natural nutritional approach lowers blood pressure, no drugs necessary

11/2/2010 - Elevated blood pressure exerts a health threatening effect on every organ in the body as it slowly acts to cause our veins and arteries to deteriorate. Small cracks develop as a result and must be patched quickly to avert disaster. In an attempt to ensure our survival, oxidized LDL cholesterol and calcium...

High blood pressure on the rise among young adults

10/29/2010 - Rates of high blood pressure have remained fairly steady over the past ten years in every category except one: young adults between the ages of 18 and 39. According to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), increasing numbers of young adults are developing high blood...

Reduce and Avoid Dangerous High Blood Pressure Naturally

10/14/2010 - According to the American Heart Association, one out of every three adults suffers with elevated blood pressure. That means that at least one third of our population is at risk of heart trouble. Fortunately high blood pressure can be corrected with common sense, simple dietary and lifestyle changes...

Help manage stress, blood pressure with walnuts

10/6/2010 - Nuts in general are a great whole food packed with protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fats and other important nutrients that the body needs to maintain good health. And a new study out of Pennsylvania State University (PSU) further confirms this, having found that walnuts -- and walnut oil in particular...

Urban pollution found to raise blood pressure

9/24/2010 - Exposure to urban pollution may be a cause of high blood pressure, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Dusiburg-Essen in Germany and presented at a meeting of the American Thoracic Society. "Our results show that living in areas with higher levels of particle air...

Reduce Hypertension with Chocolate, Beets, Oats and Lavender

7/28/2010 - Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure or HBP, affects more than 70 million Americans. High blood pressure causes damage to the blood vessels and eventually can lead to numerous side effects, such as heart disease, stroke or kidney failure, warns the American Heart Association. Home remedies...

Beet juice lowers blood pressure

7/19/2010 - The vegetable known as the beetroot in Great Britain (and usually called the table beet, garden beet, red beet or just plain beet in the U.S.) has been studied in recent years for its health-building properties. For example, scientists have found it is rich in the nutrient betaine, which reduces the...

Chiropractic Lowers Blood Pressure

7/10/2010 - Chiropractic adjustments work to harmonize the body's natural systems by realigning the spinal bones and removing pressure and congestion within the nervous system. This process decreases the physiological stress response and restores optimal function and healing to the body. Along with many other health...

Dark Chocolate Lowers Blood Pressure

7/9/2010 - According to a new meta-analysis published last month in the BMC Medicine journal, dark chocolate may help to reduce blood pressure in those suffering from hypertension (1). Compared to control groups, chocolate-eaters had an average reduction in systolic blood pressure of 5 mmHg, which is comparable...

Eat brown rice to prevent high blood pressure, lower heart attack risk

5/3/2010 - The rate of cardiovascular disease is much lower in Japan than in the U.S. and now scientists at the Cardiovascular Research Center and Department of Physiology at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia think they know why. People in Japan eat rice virtually every day and rice -- especially...

Bananas, Raisins and Bran: Let Your Diet Lower Your Blood Pressure

4/25/2010 - High blood pressure afflicts over 74 million Americans. The cause of high blood pressure, or HBP, is not known in many cases, but diet and exercise have been shown to help reduce blood pressure and improve quality of life. Raw fruits and vegetables can help alleviate many of the symptoms of high blood...

Chocolate lowers blood pressure and slashes risk of heart disease

4/6/2010 - As NaturalNews reported previously, Canadian scientists have found that consuming chocolate regularly significantly reduces the odds of having a stroke (http://www.naturalnews.com/028278_chocolate_strokes.html). Now other researchers have just published a study in the European Heart Journal providing...

Medical Establishment Finds New Excuse to Put Patients on Blood Pressure Medication

3/23/2010 - It seems that the medical establishment, along with the pharmaceutical industry, may have a new excuse to put a LOT more people on blood pressure medications. Of course, you can imagine the billions of profit dollars this could generate; so many pharmaceutical companies may be jumping for joy at this...

Celery Juice Every Day Keeps High Blood Pressure at Bay

3/9/2010 - Blood pressure is the force exerted by blood pushing against the walls of one's arteries. If the pressure rises significantly and remains there for an extended period of time, it can cause damage to the body. Lucky for us, one of the most common vegetables we use today - celery - with its stringy stems...

Low Vitamin D Levels Raises Blood Pressure

2/22/2010 - Vitamin D deficiency may triple a person's risk of high blood pressure, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and presented at a meeting of the American Heart Association in Chicago. "Our results indicate that early vitamin D deficiency...

Studies Show New Information about Blood Pressure

2/18/2010 - Blood pressure is the force that the heart exerts on pumping blood through the body's circulation system. High blood pressure has many negative health risks. A new study shows that there is a link between high blood pressure and dementia. People diagnosed with high blood pressure can benefit by making...

Heal yourself in 15 days by recognizing your innate healing power (part two)

1/30/2010 - This article continues our 15-part article series called Heal Yourself in 15 Days. In part one, we looked at why the real secret to rapid healing is to remove the barriers to healing (http://www.naturalnews.com/028053_self_healing_quality_of_life.html). In part two, we look at why your healing potential...

Have a Kid and Lower Your Blood Pressure

1/22/2010 - Stressed out by your kids? Well according to a new study, your kids may be doing your blood pressure, which is influenced by stress, more good than harm. A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine indicates that, contrary to what you may think, the parent-child...

Traffic Noise Raises Blood Pressure

12/24/2009 - Living in areas with high traffic noise may lead to higher blood pressure and a concurrently higher risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a study conducted by researchers from Lund University Hospital in Sweden and published in the journal Environmental Health. "Road traffic is the most important...

Potassium normalizes high blood pressure

11/6/2009 - High blood pressure isn't a disease, it's just a noticeable symptom of a physiological imbalance with a biological cause. One of the most common biological causes of this symptom is a mineral deficiency. Specifically: Potassium. Potassium is a crucial mineral for restoring healthy blood pressure...

Garlic is natural medicine for treating high blood pressure

10/8/2009 - Garlic is one of the most amazing medicinal herbs on the planet. It has been among my top-recommended healing foods and medicines for years. Most people know garlic as being anti-cancer. Others recognize its ability to naturally lower high cholesterol. But did you know that garlic also helps normalize...

High Blood Pressure Linked to Mental Decline for Young and Old

9/8/2009 - Researchers from the University of Maine reported in a journal published by the American Heart Association, Hypertension, that mental function is measurably affected by high blood pressure in otherwise healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 83. The study was begun in 1974 by Merrill Elias and David...

Discover the Power of Cocoa Powder

8/1/2009 - A cup of hot cocoa may not do much to cool you down from the summer swelter, but it may cool down your blood pressure. According to a new report filed in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, hypertensive rats fed a moderate dose of powdered chocolate dropped their systolic blood pressure...

The Obesity-Hypertension Connection: Your Weight may be Putting You at Risk

7/27/2009 - Did your daily weigh-in cause your blood pressure to spike? If it did, you are not alone. More than 50 percent of Americans are overweight or obese and the numbers just keep on rising. These shocking statistics have doctors from the World Health Organization, Center for Disease Control, and American...

Common Table Grapes Reduce Blood Pressure, Repair Heart Damage

4/11/2009 - The consumption of regular table grapes may lower blood pressure and improve heart health better than drugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center in Ann Arbor, and published in the Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences. Researchers...

Live a Healthy Life: Ten Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure

2/24/2009 - Lowering your cholesterol and avoiding high blood pressure is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Most people discover their LDL cholesterol (Low Density Lipoprotein) to HDL cholesterol (High Density Lipoprotein) ratios when applying for health insurance or medical insurance. But lowering your...

Five Easy Ways to Lower Blood Pressure Using One Great Fruit

12/28/2008 - Have you had your lycopene today? If you ate a green salad with fresh chopped tomatoes, then you not only got a healthy dose of this powerful antioxidant, but you have also taken significant action toward lowering your blood pressure. A 2006 double-blind study conducted in Israel has confirmed what...

Balance Sodium with Potassium for Good Health

10/20/2008 - Nature is all about balance. The human body, being naturally created, reflects this principle in every small aspect as well as in its main orchestration, the constant search for homeostasis. Yet mainstream doctors tend to overlook the primal theme of balance. They like to view each body part or system...

Poor Sleep and Lack of Sleep Can Cause Elevated Blood Pressure in Adolescents

9/26/2008 - Think that hypertension is a condition which strikes only adults and those more advanced in their years? Think again. Recent research conducted at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, has suggested that lack of sleep as well as poor sleep quality can cause elevated blood pressure...

Air Pollution Raises Blood Pressure According to New Study

9/9/2008 - It seems like a healthy thing to do: getting outside. Maybe you like to go for walks or spend an hour gardening or riding your bike. Unfortunately, if you live where the air is polluted, you could be hurting your health by simply breathing the not-so-fresh air. That's the conclusion of a new Ohio...

A Natural Approach to Treating Hypertension

6/24/2008 - There are many nutrients available to individuals with hypertension who wish to take a more natural approach for addressing their condition. Clearly, improving diet and increasing physical activity are key to achieving normal blood pressure, along with a host of other positive benefits. Still, there...

Music Therapy Shows Promise in Treating High Blood Pressure

6/21/2008 - If you have hypertension, listening to soothing music for a half hour a day while breathing deeply can significantly reduce your blood pressure without drugs. That's the conclusion of a new study just presented at the American Society of Hypertension's Twenty Third Annual Scientific Meeting and Exposition...

Slow Breathing Can Transform Your Health

5/30/2008 - Have you ever tried slowing down your breath? What is the fewest number of breaths that you can take in one minute? When you breathe deeply and slowly, can you feel your mind relaxing? You may be surprised to discover many benefits for your body and mind from breathing slowly. It may in fact be one...

Cocoa Officially Lowers Blood Pressure

5/28/2008 - More happy justification for chocolate lovers: blood pressure (BP) responds favorably to cocoa, but not tea, a new meta-analysis suggests. Authors of the study say that while both products are rich in polyphenols, the study findings suggest that phenols in cocoa may be more active than those in tea....

A Daily Dose of Beetroot Juice Can Beat High Blood Pressure

3/4/2008 - Researchers at Barts and The London School of Medicine have discovered that drinking just 500ml of beetroot juice a day can significantly reduce blood pressure. The study, published online in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, could have major implications for the treatment of cardiovascular...

Processed Salt Consumption Linked to High Blood Pressure in Children

2/20/2008 - Like adults, children with a high salt intake are at an elevated risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a British study published in the Journal of Human Hypertension. Researchers examined the blood pressure measurements and salt intake for 1,658 children between the ages of 4 and 18....

Chinese herb lowers blood pressure, reduces hypertension

2/10/2007 - An herb called danshen -- traditionally used in China as a medicine for high blood pressure -- has been shown to reduce hypertension in hamsters, according to a study published in the "American Journal of Physiology." Researchers at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey administered...

Studies show reishi mushrooms benefit people stricken with a variety of ailments, from high blood pressure to AIDS

1/25/2007 - Hailed in ancient Eastern medicine as the "mushroom of immortality" and the "medicine of kings," you'd expect reishi to offer you some pretty astounding health benefits, right? Your assumptions are correct. This prized fungus may be able to boost your immune system, fight cancer, ward off heart disease,...

Boosting olive oil intake can lower blood pressure in men, study finds

1/16/2007 - Men who consume a moderate amount of olive oil can significantly reduce systolic blood pressure levels, according to a new study appearing in the January volume of the Journal of Nutrition. Researchers from the University of Barcelona recruited 110 healthy men from Germany, Denmark and Finland --...

Lowering Blood Pressure: Take a Walk -- Or Better, Four (press release)

10/25/2006 - Gym-a-phobes take heart. Three or four short, brisk walks throughout the day can be more helpful to people watching their blood pressure than one continuous bout of exercise, Indiana University researchers report. "The biggest problem for most people is they don't have the time," said Janet P. Wallace,...

Medscape review supports effectiveness and safety of new non-drug blood pressure treatment (press release)

10/6/2006 - InterCure, Ltd., today announced the publication of a peer-reviewed clinical overview of seven clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of device-guided breathing. The study's authors conclude that RESPeRATE, an FDA-cleared over-the-counter therapeutic device, is an effective non-pharmacologic treatment...

Merck denied blood pressure screening services to doctors that did not prescribe its brand-name drugs

10/2/2006 - The UK branch of pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. was recently suspended from the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) after "serious breaches" were discovered in its ethical conduct. Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd (MSD) recently engaged in a campaign to promote its prescription blood...

Higher blood pressure associated with decline in walking ability in older persons (press release)

9/29/2006 - Decline in lower limb function is common in older people, and worsening gait is associated with increased risk of dementia and death. However, factors contributing to gait difficulties in older persons are not well understood. A study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center suggests that higher...

Overweight Childhood Leads to Adult High Blood Pressure (press release)

9/12/2006 - Fifty percent of adults with high blood pressure were overweight as children, according to a new study by Tulane University epidemiologist Sathanur Srinivasan. The study links childhood obesity to the development of both high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome in adulthood. Metabolic syndrome...

Overweight Childhood Leads to Adult High Blood Pressure (press release)

9/6/2006 - Fifty percent of adults with high blood pressure were overweight as children, according to a new study by Tulane University epidemiologist Sathanur Srinivasan. The study links childhood obesity to the development of both high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome in adulthood. Metabolic syndrome...

Obesity in Middle Age Linked to Higher Risk of Hospitalization, Death (press release)

9/5/2006 - Middle-age individuals without high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels but who are obese have an increased risk in older age for hospitalization or death from coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, or diabetes, compared to individuals of normal weight, according to a study in the January...

Chronic job strain may raise blood pressure (press release)

9/1/2006 - Workers who are under constant stress may start to show it in their blood pressure readings, researchers reported Thursday. In a study that followed more than 6,719 white-collar workers for 7.5 years, Canadian researchers found that those with high job demands, and reported low levels of social...

Physical activity helps reduce blood pressure (press release)

8/31/2006 - Findings from a new study using 24-hour blood pressure monitoring confirm that physical activity reduces blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure, even when they're taking medications to address this problem. As reported in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, Dr. Domenico Di Raimondo,...

Working more than 40 hours a week raises blood pressure, research discovers

8/30/2006 - According to a University of California Irvine analysis of the more than 24,000 respondents to the 2001 California Health Interview Survey, people who work more than 40 hours a week are at an increased risk for high blood pressure, a condition that has been linked to heart disease and is suffered by...

Prenatal Pesticide Exposure May Lead to High Blood Pressure and a Decreased Neurological Ability to Copy Shapes In Childhood (press release)

8/29/2006 - Children in Ecuador whose mothers were exposed to pesticides while pregnant had increased blood pressure and diminished ability to copy geometric figures as compared to a control group, according to an epidemiological study in the March issue of Pediatrics. The results appear to be independent of current...

Higher Intake of Vegetable Protein and Lower Blood Pressure Levels (press release)

8/28/2006 - People who eat more protein from vegetables tend to have lower blood pressure, according to a new study in the January 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Most adults have either high blood pressure (hypertension) or prehypertensive blood pressure levels,...

Obesity in Middle Age Linked to Higher Risk of Hospitalization, Death (press release)

8/28/2006 - Middle-age individuals without high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels but who are obese have an increased risk in older age for hospitalization or death from coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, or diabetes, compared to individuals of normal weight, according to a study in the January...

Lowering of blood pressure achieved through use of hashish-like drug (press release)

8/23/2006 - A new method for lowering blood pressure (hypertension) through use of a compound that synthesizes a cannabis (hashish) plant component has been developed by a pharmacology Ph.D. student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem School of Pharmacy. For his work...

Cocoa Intake Linked to Lower Blood Pressure, Reduced Risk of Death (press release)

8/22/2006 - A study of elderly Dutch men indicates that eating or drinking cocoa is associated with lower blood pressure and a reduced risk of death, according to an article in the February 27 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Cocoa has been linked to cardiovascular...

Grape Seed Extract May be Effective in Reducing Blood Pressure (press release)

8/14/2006 - Grape seed extract lowered the blood pressure of patients who participated in a UC Davis study of the benefits of the supplement on people with high blood pressure. Conducted by UC Davis cardiovascular researchers, the study was the first human clinical trial to assess the effect of grape seed extract...

Making Multiple Lifestyle Changes is Beneficial, Achievable in Lowering High Blood Pressure (press release)

7/31/2006 - Men and women with elevated blood pressure who make healthy lifestyle changes and sustain them for up to a year and a half can substantially reduce their rates of high blood pressure and potentially decrease their heart disease risk. With behavioral counseling, increases in physical activity, and adoption...

Blaming dietary sodium for high blood pressure is too simplistic; the real problem may be mineral deficiencies

12/14/2005 - In popular thought, disputing sodium's link to high blood pressure is equivalent to questioning whether the earth is round. However, some experts now believe that salt will not raise blood pressure in everyone, just in people who are "salt sensitive." Only 10 percent of the population is salt sensitive,...

The FDA Exposed: An Interview With Dr. David Graham, the Vioxx Whistleblower

8/30/2005 - The following interview with Dr. David Graham (senior drug safety researcher at the FDA) was conducted by Manette Loudon, the lead investigator for Dr. Gary Null. This interview contains jaw-dropping insights about the corruption and crimes that take place every day inside the Food and Drug Administration....

Q&A: How to reduce high blood pressure and restore healthy cholesterol levels with natural health

5/28/2005 - A reader asks,"What are the proven natural products that reduce high blood pressure and restore healthy cholesterol levels? I am taking steps on the nutritional side of things such as avoiding meat and dairy products while eating a lot of fruits." First of all, congratulations to you for taking some...

One in 3 U.S. adults now have high blood pressure; up 30% over the past decade

12/5/2004 - New health statistics from the government reveal that high blood pressure has climbed 30% over the past decade. The report says that Americans are getting older and fatter and that's causing the number of adults with high blood pressure to rise. I love the intelligence of researchers who make such...

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