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Dr. Mark Houston to speak at world diabetes summit

4/30/2014 10:03:37 AM - Dr. Mark Houston, M.D., the Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and one of the nation's foremost experts in lifestyle medicine for diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension, is scheduled to speak at the Reversing Diabetes World Summit, a free online health...

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...

Low salt diets don't work and hurt your body

10/5/2013 - For at least two decades, low salt or no salt diets have been touted as one way to ultimate health, or at least the best way to avoid hypertension and heart disease. Could it have been you were misled? Does anyone else remember when eggs were bad for you too? The truth is you could be facing more serious...

Treat hypertension naturally with vitamin D: Study

8/1/2013 - It seems the most studied and tested vitamin these days is vitamin D. Never mind that it is considered by many to not be a true vitamin. Some consider it more of a prohormone, which is an interglandular hormone precursor. Others consider it a prehormone that can be converted into a hormone. A few...

Does salt cause hypertension and heart disease?

5/31/2013 - From cradle to grave, most people are poorly educated about how to avoid cancer, heart disease plus many other degenerative conditions. While extreme dieting techniques and dangerous drugs are popularized in the media, we simply don't hear enough about the healing power of whole (unrefined) organic...

Eating watermelons can help reduce blood pressure

4/26/2013 - According to a new study, a pre-hypertensive condition is one of the major risk factors for serious health threats such as strokes and heart attacks. However, not too many people are aware that simply eating watermelons can be very effective in naturally fighting off pre-hypertension and therefore,...

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...

Nine foods that lower blood pressure

4/19/2013 - High blood pressure (BP) or hypertension is considered a high risk factor for heart attacks and strokes as well as kidney failure. Many have high BP, but most don't know as it doesn't usually have its own symptoms. Blood pressure readings are in two sets of numbers. The top number, systolic pressure,...

People who make less money more likely to have high blood pressure

3/6/2013 - Workers who earn less money are significantly more likely to develop high blood pressure (hypertension) than workers who earn more, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Davis and published in the European Journal of Public Health. The link between low wages...

Five healthy lifestyle modifications that lower hypertension risk by two-thirds

9/10/2012 - Hypertension or high blood pressure is one of the most significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease, leading to an estimated 15 percent of all deaths worldwide each year. Excessive blood pressure causes micro-cracks in the inner lining of arterial walls, leading to a cascade of serious health...

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,...

Beat hypertension naturally

6/17/2011 - Poorly controlled blood pressure damages the kidneys and vascular networks resulting in heart attacks, stroke, & kidney failure. Over 1000 deaths are attributed to high blood pressure every day in the US. It is estimated that blood pressure issues account for over 40 million doctor visits each year....

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...

CoQ10 improves hypertension and can prevent congestive heart failure

4/12/2011 - Reporting in the journal Biofactors, researchers found that patients with congestive heart failure that were supplemented with the active form of coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinol) improved ejection fraction by 39%. Ejection fraction is a critical marker of heart function used to determine the volume of blood...

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...

Not-So-Surprising Finding: Study Links HFCS to Hypertension

11/17/2009 - Yet another study is linking the consumption of high fructose corn syrup to poor health, this time in the form of increased risk for hypertension. Quick, someone alert the Corn Refiners Association so they can issue a denial! You really got to hand it to the Corn Refiners Association; they don't...

Study Links Hypertension with Vitamin D Deficiency

10/6/2009 - Up to now, it was mostly just a theory that low levels of vitamin D put people at risk for high blood pressure. But new research suggests this long held theory is set to become a theorem. From age level to activity level, alcohol abuse to sodium abuse, there's no shortage of risk factors for high...

Use Niacin to Treat Hypertension

3/21/2009 - Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a silent but dangerous condition. It is generally defined as a blood pressure over 120/80. Niacin is also known as vitamin B3, and is gaining recognition for its positive effect on blood pressure. The symptoms of hypertension are usually non-existent, and when...

Lack of Vitamin D Raises Hypertension Risk

12/29/2008 - The trail of vitamin D's health benefits just keeps getting longer and longer. In the past few months alone, numerous studies have been published suggesting vitamin D has protective and beneficial effects against bone disease, heart problems, Parkinson's disease and overall mortality. Recently, another...

Salt Content in Processed Foods Linked to Higher Soda Consumption, Hypertension and Obesity

11/18/2008 - Higher salt intake in children is related to an increased consumption of sugary beverages, according to a study conducted by researchers from St. George's, University of London, and published in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension. High consumption of salt is well-known to be linked...

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...

Extra Calcium May Prevent Hypertension Problems in Pregnant Women (press release)

9/21/2006 - Expectant mothers may be able to prevent potentially serious medical problems in themselves and their babies simply by boosting their daily calcium intake, says a new systematic review. Not only that, but pregnant women at greatest risk for these problems may benefit most from the extra calcium. The...

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,...

Hypertension caused by chronic dehydration, says doctor; but pharmaceutical industry prescribes drugs that cause further water loss

10/11/2004 - Mike: For the pharmaceutical industry, the existence of disease is a business question, because let's face it, the pharmaceutical industry is a for-profit industry. Profits are always first, and at least it's my belief, and it seems that you share it, that any therapy that competes with those profits...

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