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.
Along with the fall and winter comes the potential for seasonal affective disorder appropriated abbreviated as SAD. Some quick prevention tips to start now:
- Vitamin D – one of the best cold and flu preventers there is and has also been shown to help prevent SAD
- Exercise – a natural mood booster
- Support the adrenal glands – studies have shown that SAD is associated with lower morning cortisol levels which is indicative of adrenal fatigue. Adrenals need lots of B vitamins, vitamin C, magnesium, zinc, potassium and tyrosine to function well.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a collection of physical and emotional symptoms related to a woman’s menstrual cycle. The objective of this study is to determine the effect of magnesium (Mg), combination of vitamin B6 and Mg, and the placebo on the severity of PMS symptoms. This study found that the decrease in symptoms was the greatest in the Mg plus vitamin B6 group.
Source: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research, Volume 15, Issue 1, pages 401-405, December 2010.
Oral magnesium supplementation improves insulin sensitivity even in people with normal blood magnesium, who are overweight and not diabetic emphasizing the need for an early optimization of magnesium status to prevent insulin resistance and subsequently type 2 diabetes.
Source: Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Volume 13, Issue 3, pages 281–284, March 2011
In a study involving school-aged children with migraine headache, treatment with a combination of ginkgolide B, coenzyme Q10, riboflavin, and magnesium was found to safely and significantly reduce the frequency of migraine headaches by greater than half.
Source: Neurol Sci, 2010 Sept 25