Help Lower High Blood Pressure
Hypertension – High Blood Pressure
Hypertension is when your blood pressure or the force of your blood against the walls of your blood vessels is consistently high. The faulty condition of blood vessels, the content of your blood, or the combination of the two contribute to high blood pressure.
You must address both to help lower high blood pressure.
Systolic And Diastolic Blood Pressure
There are 2 parts to measuring blood pressure:
Systolic pressure (top number) is the pressure on the vessels as the heart blood pumps out of the heart into the arteries. Diastolic pressure (bottom number) is the pressure in the arteries as the heart rests between heart beats.
Arteries, Plaque, High Blood Pressure
Blood vessels are normally elastic which reduces pressure put on the vessel walls as the heart pumps blood through them. The building of cholesterol plaque in vessels stiffens the vessels and contributes to pressure building in the vessels. As a person ages cholesterol plaque builds up overtime.
Only meat, dairy, and some processed foods contain cholesterol which contributes to the cholesterol buildup in the arteries. Plant food does not contain cholesterol. The body will make all the cholesterol it needs from fat, only hopefully this will only be plant fat.
You need to remove the cholesterol plaque from arteries to return their elasticity, so it is important not to put cholesterol into the body through the consumption of animal products. One way the body removes the cholesterol plaque is to use HDL to remove the LDL from the plaque. This gradual process strips plaque from arteries over time. You must stop putting animal fat and cholesterol in the body so the body will have chance to remove the plaque buildup.
Loading the body with nutrients from foods on the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide, will remove the toxins that undermine the health of the organs throughout the body, including the heart and arteries, and will saturate them with nutrients that will support metabolic functions to return the arteries to a state of homeostasis, or healthy functioning. This is done overtime through the consumption of health promoting plant foods.
Salt, Oil, High Blood Pressure
Immediately eliminate or severely limit the consumption of additive SALT.
Immediately eliminate or severely limit smoking CIGARETTES.
High SALT intake and SMOKING are two of the most serious offenders of immediately raising blood pressure.
Generally, the heavy consumption of oil undermines the health of the endothelial cells in arteries. The consumption of meals high in fat compromise endothelial function. Arteries contain a layer of cells called the endothelium. The endothelium controls the artery’s ability to dilate and constrict to move blood and nutrients on their way.
Please Read: Excessive Fat Consumption Impairs Heart Function »
Even though you may be consuming vegetable oil, it is not a whole food and in general too much of it undermines arterial health, because many of the oils used are high omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-6 is necessary for optimal health but too much of it is harmful because it is pro-inflammatory in it’s nature. Too much consumption of omega-6 oils promotes inflammation in the body and arteries and undermines the health and elasticity of arteries. This helps to harden arteries and increase blood pressure.
Though grapeseed oil is great to cook with because of its high smoke point, grapeseed oil is high in omega 6 fatty acids and is inflammatory in the body and too much omega-6 contributes to high blood pressure. Here are a list of oils high in omega 6.
Kidney disease and thyroid disorders also contribute to high blood pressure. You address these conditions through removing meat, dairy, and processed food consumption, while eating only from the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide. You can also address these conditions through using herbs.
Herbs For Reducing High Blood Pressure
Specific herbs used in Dr. Sebi’s African Bio Mineral Balance like Lily of the Valley, sour sop leaf, and fennel work directly to relax arteries and to reduce high blood pressure. Herbs like bladderwrack, nopal, sage, and sapo work directly to reduce cholesterol.
You can address kidneys disorders through cleaning the kidneys and blood with herbs like burdock root and yellow dock, and support an unbalanced thyroid with bladderwrack.
Learn more about these herbs, their properties, and how to administer them in my book: Alkaline Herbal Medicine »
Checking Blood Pressure
Don’t check your blood pressure immediately after waking up, after eating, or working out. They can all drive up your blood pressure. Wait 1-2 hours to let your blood pressure normalize before taking your blood pressure.
What Is Normal Blood Pressure?
Normal: Less than 120 over 80 (120/80)
Prehypertension: 120-139 over 80-89
Stage 1 high blood pressure: 140-159 over 90-99
Stage 2 high blood pressure: 160 and above over 100 and above
High blood pressure in people over age 60: 150 and above over 90 and above
These numbers are normal under Western paradigm and approach to healing, but they are still too high. Dr. Greger makes a point for the ideal blood pressure to be 110/70.
The National Institutes of Health will likely recommend lowering the accepted blood pressure for people over 60 to 120/80.
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