Tag: blood pressure

Bye Bye Blood Pressure Medications

Man with high blood pressure or hypertension

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. 

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Make Gratitude a Habit

Research on gratitude suggests that a conscious focus on blessings has emotional and interpersonal benefits. 

 

We can foster a healthy sense of well-being through a habitual focusing on and appreciation of the positive aspects of life and those around us. 

 

People who practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits:

 

Physical
• Stronger immune systems
• Less bothered by aches and pains
• Lower blood pressure
• Exercise more and take better care of their health
• Sleep longer and feel more refreshed upon waking

Psychological
• Higher levels of positive emotions
• More alert, alive, and awake
• More joy and pleasure
• More optimism and happiness

Social
• More helpful, generous, and compassionate
• More forgiving
• More outgoing
• Feel less lonely and isolated.

 

Source: Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D. http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_gratitude_is_good/

Resveratrol Significantly Improves Metabolism in Obese Men

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

 

Lights Out After Dark

New findings suggest turning down indoor lighting at night, and keeping the room dark during sleep to increase melatonin production could reduce insomnia, keep blood pressure in check and lower the chances of developing diabetes. Melatonin has been studied for its role in treating cancer, poor sleep and hypertension.

Source: J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab.doi:doi:10.1210/jc.2010-2098