Healing Hypertension at the Source
High blood pressure is typically a symptom free condition that is only picked up on physical examination and is a common (but not normal) problem with age. There are many possible causes of high blood pressure:
- Blockage or hardening of the arteries
- Magnesium or potassium imbalances
- Poor adrenal gland function
- High cholesterol
- Poor kidney function
- Over stimulation of the nervous system/stress
High blood pressure won’t go away without some intervention. Often borderline high blood pressure people are sent home until their next check up and without making some changes, the only place to go is up. If you neglect your blood pressure, you can expect a lifetime of multiple prescription drugs, and heart disease such as strokes or heart attacks.
To correct high blood pressure we:
- Clean out the arteries with proteolytic enzymes and herbs
- Correct magnesium and potassium imbalances
- Nourish, balance and support the adrenal glands
- Reduce cholesterol through dietary changes and exercise
- Heal and support the kidneys
- Reduce stress and nervous system stimulation through exercise, yoga, tai chi, breathing exercises, psychotherapy, massage therapy, herbs and other nutrients
By Dr. Pamela Frank, BSc (Hons), ND. Our licensed naturopaths can help treat your high blood pressure to reduce or avoid medications. Call us at 416-481-0222 or book online now.
Obese men given 150 mg per day of resveratrol, had significantly better blood pressure, white blood cells, leptin, markers of systemic inflammation, glucose, insulin, and triglyceride levels versus the control group with no adverse reactions in a recent study.
Source: Cell Metabol. 2011;14:612-622
People who had diet soda every day experience a 61% higher risk of vascular events, such as stroke, than those who reported drinking no soda. Previous studies have suggested a link between diet-soda consumption and the risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
Source: American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference, Los Angeles
Insulin resistance, a condition in which insulin produced by the body becomes less effective in reducing blood glucose levels, appears to be associated with an increased risk of stroke in individuals without diabetes.
Source: Arch Neurol. 2010;67:1195-1200
The GPR120 receptor is found only on pro-inflammatory macrophages in mature fat cells. When the receptor is turned off, the macrophage produces inflammation. Unchecked inflammation has been linked to insulin resistance, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and heart disease. When exposed to omega-3 fatty acids, specifically those found in fish oil, the GPR120 receptor is activated resulting in broad anti-inflammatory effects and improved systemic insulin sensitivity.
Source: journal Cell, 9-2-2010