Hypertension

6 Effective, Natural Home Remedies

…Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, but any type of vinegar will do. * V8 for Hypertension: A high intake of potassium from fruits and vegetables is an excellent natural home remedy for hypertension. However, few people get even the minimum recommendation of five servings per day.…

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Why Low-Carbohydrate Diets Work

…is a marker for elevated levels of insulin in the blood and for insulin resistance, which encourages the production of more and more insulin. Hypertension and high levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar are also markers for insulin resistance. The foods that stimulate the highest…

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Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death

…sudden cardiac death because it plays key roles in several aspects of cardiovascular health, and deficiencies are linked to an increased risk of hypertension, heart attack, heart failure, and death. Subpar levels also promote electrical instability in the heart and are associated with a variety of…

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7 Things Big Pharma Doesn’t Want You to Know…

…to consumers. 2. When the “normal” blood pressure range was adjusted downward, 35 percent more Americans (13.5 million) became hypertensive overnight and eligible for insurance-paid drugs. 3. New bone density thresholds increased the number of people with osteoporosis by an astounding…

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Four Medical Tests That Can Save Your Life

…a specific condition. 2. Regular Blood Pressure Readings: According to the American Heart Association, as many as 76 million Americans have hypertension, 28 percent of them are unaware of it, and a large percentage of those who have been diagnosed have poor blood pressure control. This is why I…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…of millions of Americans are suffering with metabolic syndrome—the precursor to type 2 diabetes—and if you have abdominal fat, hypertension, abnormal lipids, and/or borderline high blood sugar, you’re likely one of them. Fortunately, you can beat metabolic syndrome by addressing…

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7 Baking Soda Health Benefits

…in the body that buffers acids and helps keep pH in check. In people who have chronic kidney disease, which is most often caused by diabetes or hypertension, poorly functioning kidneys have a hard time removing acid from the body. This often results in a condition known as metabolic acidosis. In one…

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Boost Nitric Oxide Levels to Improve Health

…cycle. Diseased arteries can’t generate enough protective nitric oxide, and low nitric oxide levels set the stage for further damage, hypertension, and increased risk of cardiac events. This explains why nitroglycerin is such an effective therapy for angina. It triggers nitric oxide…

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The Best Foods for Health

…tasty way to increase your intake of DHA is to eat DHA-enriched eggs. * Drinking a little alcohol lowers risk of heart attack in men with hypertension. * Flavonoid-rich foods for health (apples, pears, strawberries, dark chocolate, and red wine) lower risk of heart disease and death in…

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Get Pumped with EECP Therapy

…patients with vascular dementia and memory loss, erectile dysfunction, Parkinson’s disease, neuropathy, peripheral artery disease, stubborn hypertension, some types of kidney disease and vision problems, and a handful of other conditions. The Whitaker Wellness Institute was one of the first…

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Surprising Connection Between Insulin and Hypertension

…with either oral drugs or insulin, and what they discovered may shock you. They found that patients using insulin had a higher prevalence of hypertension (61.3 versus 53.9 percent), and the longer they used it, the greater their risk. This is not surprising when you consider insulin’s…

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Sea Buckthorn for Healthy Aging and Overall Well-Being

…of sea buckthorn include treatment for cough, asthma and other lung disorders, skin diseases, stomach ulcers and other digestive issues, and hypertension and circulatory disorders. While these traditional uses of sea buckthorn still apply today, its ability to provide powerful support for immune…

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Lose Weight, Lose Diabetes

…office,’ and those meals were usually ‘supersized’ so I could get as much food as possible for my money. “I already had hypertension and high cholesterol when a routine physical found a fasting blood sugar of 160, and I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Fortunately for me,…

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The Causes of Chronic Cough

…or inadvertently caused by medical treatment, in this case by drugs. ACE inhibitors, a popular class of medications for heart disease, hypertension and heart failure, promote a chronic dry cough in one in four patients who take them—and it’s severe enough that a good percentage…

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4 Secrets for Eating Your Way to Better Heart Health

…tract and cause sharp spikes in blood sugar. High-glycemic index foods contribute to insulin resistance, which is a common underlying cause of hypertension and abnormalities in cholesterol and triglycerides. 4. Eat healthy fats in moderation. These include omega-3 fatty acids found in flaxseed and…

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Let's Talk About Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X)

…underlying constant was insulin resistance. Though the natural treatments for diabetes that I often write about are geared toward people who are already managing diabetes, it is good to know that your efforts at beating diabetes can also help protect against hypertension, heart disease, and obesity.

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Request a Magnesium IV for Heart Attack

…Magnesium IV can also provide rapid relief from migraine headaches, and it is indispensable in the treatment of preeclampsia (pregnancy-related hypertension). In a perfect world, magnesium IV treatments would be a standard therapy in all hospitals. Learn more about IV therapies. You May Also Be…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Dealing With Holiday Stress

…perception. Research also indicates that rhodiola is helpful in alleviating stress-induced insomnia, depression, poor appetite, irritability, hypertension, and headaches. Look for a standardized extract of rhodiola in health food stores and take 100–300 mg per day as needed to alleviate stress…

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Heal Your Body With Thermotherapy

…dilates the arteries and protects the vascular endothelium—the thin layer of cells lining the blood vessel walls, which plays a key role in hypertension, atherosclerosis, and other cardiovascular conditions. Japanese researchers tested the benefits of thermotherapy in patients with high blood…

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Steps to Stave Off Sarcopenia

…bone density, and lowers metabolic rate and caloric needs while at the same time increases body fat. Sarcopenia is indirectly involved in hypertension, abnormal glucose tolerance, and cardiovascular response. Sadly, sarcopenia is what ultimately causes the loss of independence in many older…

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Acupuncture Benefits: The List Goes On and On

…benefits many other health concerns, including addiction control, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, hypertension, infertility, joint pain, nausea, and sciatica. Acupuncture Gave Enid Her Life Back Enid came to Whitaker Wellness with a host of medical…

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Natural Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Treatments

…and bladder neck and thus make urination easier. They work rapidly and are pretty effective, but because they’re also used to treat hypertension, they may cause low blood pressure, dizziness, and weakness. The other class of meds reduces prostate volume by inhibiting the activity of an…

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How NOT to Prevent a Stroke

…patients who have no symptoms at all! Safe, Effective Ways to Prevent a Stroke So, what are your options? The leading risk factor for stroke is hypertension, followed by atherosclerosis, atrial fibrillation, diabetes, obesity, alcoholism, and smoking. The most important preventive measure is to do…

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Herb-Drug Interactions: Why Most Fears Are Poorly Founded

…Americans took fen-phen before it was discovered that this drug combination could cause serious heart valve damage and primary pulmonary hypertension. Uncovering the Truth About Herb-Drug Interactions Now that you understand the different types of drug interactions that can occur, let’s…

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Snoring: Mere Nuisance or Real Health Problem?

Several years ago, at the request of my wife—who put up with my snoring but was disturbed by the increasing frequency of episodes when I appeared to stop breathing—I got tested for sleep apnea. In case you aren’t familiar with this condition, apnea means “no breath,”…

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