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Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Hypertension is caused most of the time by lifestyle habits that can be improved to make a major difference in your blood pressure. Mainstream medicine looks to the quick fix with an array of anti-hypertensive drugs that can work, but at the price of a multitude of known and unknown side effects that can be disabling or even lifethreatening. Most people with...

Hypertension and Qigong with Michael Mayer, PhD

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
Qigong is an ancient form of exercise that cultivates the energy of life by synchronizing breath and movement, certain postures, using touch, sound and imagery. Blood pressure is modifyable through the breath and imagery.            

Hypertension Health Assessment

submitted by: admin on 02/20/2015
  Hypertension is caused most of the time by lifestyle habits that can be improved to make a major difference in your blood pressure. Mainstream medicine looks to the quick fix with an array of anti-hypertensive drugs that can work, but at the price of a multitude of known and unknown side effects that can be disabling or even lifethreatening. Most people...

Hypertension in Children

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
Pediatricians don't regularly take blood pressures because it is not common; that is why hypertension is missed. Normal pressures are much lower. How blood pressures should be interpreted is discussed.          

Hypertension Management

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
Simple approaches to diagnose and manage newly found hypertension are explored. White coat hypertension is discussed. The significance of systolic, diastolic and pulse pressure are discussed. Pre-hypertension is also reviewed.          

Hypertension Overview

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Are you one of the millions of people who have hypertension?  Would you be surprised to find out that you may be a candidate for simple lifestyle changes that can get you off medication? This overview of hypertension defines what it is, how to diagnose it, its complications, causes, and treatment. Hypertension is often over-diagnosed when taken in the...

Hypertension: Basic Principles

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
You've just found out you have hypertension, what do you do now? What hypertension is, how you measure it and what the numbers mean, and how you make the diagnosis is reviewed. White coat syndrome is a very common cause of elevated blood pressure.        

Hypertension: Do You Have It?

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  Hypertension is often over-diagnosed when taken in the doctor's office; home blood pressures are far more reliable. Pre-hypertension is defined and possible solutions for mild hypertension are offered. It is not usually a lifelong disease and much can be done to get you off medication after you've learned to live a healthy lifestyle.          

Hypertension: How to Manage It with Russ Jaffe, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
There are many ways to treat hypertension. In the mainstream we tend to rely on medication to manage elevated bood pressure. By the time we reach 80 years old, 95% of people have elevated blood pressure. Natural approaches include fish oil, magnesium, exercise, relaxation, weight loss and more, and should also be used first. Yet there are still factors that are...

Hypertension: Nutritional Support Protocol

submitted by: admin on 12/16/2018
Hypertension is caused most of the time by lifestyle habits that need improving. Mainstream medicine looks to the quick fix with an array of anti-hypertensive drugs that can work, but at the price of a multitude of known and as yet unknown side effects that can be lifethreatening. Most people with hypertension can get off of their drugs if they will adopt a healthy...

Hypertension: Treating the Cause

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
Drugs treat the symptoms, not the cause of hypertension. Stress is the predominant cause of hypertension. Lack of sleep also causes hypertension. Sedatives lower blood pressure as well as antihypertensive drugs.        

Hypertension: Using Imagery with Michael Mayer, PhD

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
In western medicine we rely more on drugs, but it is a good idea to look at the meaning of hypertension before relying on drugs. He describes imagery with the "river of life" method that sinks chi as a tool to lower blood pressure.          

Hypertension: Using Lifestyle to Manage It

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Hypertension does not have to be permanent. It is related to the style in which we live our lives and we can modify that. Underlying causes and tools for treatment are described.            

Hypertension: What is it with Russ Jaffe, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Hypertension is a physical adaptation to resistance to flow. When our blood vessels are too narrow for a variety of reasons the pressure we need to sustain perfusion is high. Some of these mechanisms such as stress, kidney hormonal factors that are out of balance, blood that is too thick, mineral imbalances, oxidative stress, and idiopathic. There's a balance...

Insomnia and Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Insomnia causes a variety of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity and inflammation. Pain, anxiety, depression, and sleep apnea are the most common root causes. Antidepressants, anti-anxiety and sleeping pills are not a good solution. Patterns of insomnia are discussed.              

Insomnia Overview

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  A good night's sleep is absolutely essential for good health and most of us need between 7-8 hours every night. Lack of sleep leads to a state of inflammation and high levels of stress hormones that lead to a wide range of diseases that include type 2 diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, heart attacks, strokes, cancer, obesity and much more. It...

Is a Lack of Exercise a Medical Condition?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
A sedentary lifestyle increases the risk for many diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, hypertension and much more. Should lack of exercise be considered a medical condition. A researcher from the Mayo Clinic published an article in the August 2012 issue of the Journal of Physiology stating that a lack of exercise should be considered...

Is Coca-Cola another Phillip Morris?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Coca-Cola is intensifying its ads portraying the company as trying to lessen the epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes by producing better tasting artificial sweeteners and introducing smaller cans. This seems like full blown damage control to preserve the market for a product that is causing the the problem. In our opinion they are pretending they're...

Is Salt Good or Bad?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  It is difficult to determine from the medical literature whether salt is good for you or bad because it is conflicting. A recent study claimed that there are 2.3 million deaths from heart attacks, strokes, and other heart related illnesses worldwide caused by taking in too much salt. On the flip side there are many articles showing that salt is...

Load Up on Fiber Now and Avoid Heart Disease Later

submitted by: admin on 12/16/2018
Most of the time we associate fiber with bowel health, especially constipation. However, fiber has a prominent role in lowering hypertension, weight, and cholesterol and has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease later in life. We need between 25 and 40 grams a day of fiber and this can easily be achieved by filling two thirds of your plate with fruit,...