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High Blood Pressure
Charlotte Libov, December 10, 2015
The life expectancy of Americans, which has been growing for decades, has slowed as skyrocketing rates of obesity, diabetes, and other preventable conditions are taking an increasing toll on the nation’s overall health and longevity.
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Blood sugar causes degenerative disease. Not only diabetes is a concern, but also high blood sugar affects the eyes, kidneys, brain, the heart, and also speeds the aging process. Sugar creates inflammation in the body, and burns the cells by inflammatory oxidation. This inflammatory process is called glycation. It damages the organs, blood vessel and cells. Excess sugar in the blood can make a person feel tired and fatigued and turn into fat. This causes weight gain and fat deposits in the stomach area. To reduce blood sugar, first stop eating any refined sugar or white sugar. Read packaging for hidden sugars in processed foods such as corn sweeteners.
It is no secret that chronic high blood pressure, whatever its particular root cause, can lead to heart disease, which is said to be the leading cause of death in America today. But what remains a secret, at least to many people, is how to deal with this condition naturally apart from pharmaceutical drug interventions, which the establishment often claims is the only effective remedy for lowering blood pressure. Here are four ways to help naturally lower your blood pressure without the need for prescription drugs:
Who doesn’t love an easy fix for high blood pressure, especially when it makes you laugh (and we’re NOT talking about laughing therapy)?
There are better, natural alternatives to this new high-tech out-of-control approach to lowering your blood pressure.
Taking 0.5g of vitamin C – the equivalent of drinking six glasses of orange juice – every day lowers your blood pressure and reduces the risk of stroke.
High blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the major preventable risk factors for premature death from cardiovascular disease, with every 10-point increase in diastolic blood pressure doubling the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women. If you are a women, and even if your not, here is what you need to start doing.
The food you eat is critical in determining if you will have high blood pressure and if you can lower it. Eating less meat and eating more fruits and vegetables can lower your blood pressure.
Drug companies need growing markets, and for that they need diseases and health problems. One very lucrative example is hypertension, or high blood pressure, which because of the way it's now being defined affects around 40 per cent of the population in the West. There's even a new class of 'disease' called pre-hypertension.
All of this is wonderful news to the drugs industry. The global hypertension market in 2002 was worth around US$36 billion, with the top four antihypertensives alone generating annual sales of US$8 billion.