“How long do I need to take these?”
“How long do I need to take these meds doc?” You may have asked that very question. The sad answer is that in the world of conventional medicine, chances are that once you are given blood pressure meds, you will be on them for a lifetime. Have you ever wondered why and if there was another way? Well, it is actually possible to naturally lower your blood pressure. However, naturally lowering your blood pressure may require you to make changes to your lifestyle.
What is High Blood Pressure? Can it Be Reduced Naturally?
High blood pressure, HBP, is a common condition in which the force of the blood against the arterial walls is too high. Hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 140/90. High blood pressure may come on without you knowing it is occurring. The causes are usually lifestyle-related. A diet high in animal fat, salt, and cholesterol can encourage the phenomenon. Many doctors say that genetics are a major factor, however, genetics is a small component compared to an entire lifetime of eating these heavy, burdening foods. We typically inherit the “lifestyle” of our parents. If they ate and raised you on high-fat foods, chances are, you will gravitate toward those foods, given the choice.
How to Naturally Lower Blood Pressure
Not only can high blood pressure be prevented, but it can also be treated naturally without being on meds your entire life. Making healthy choices at meal and snack times…fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes are all foods found in nature that blend and harmonize with our cells; and while they may contain some fat, it is not the kind that will cake onto your vessel walls. If you feel you need fish or meat, minimize its consumption. Eat only wild-caught fish that wasn’t genetically modified and farmed. Eat grass-fed beef and fowl. The fewer animal foods you consume, the healthier your body will be, and the more balanced the planet will be.
Exercise is mandatory to release the plaque in your vessel walls that may have become hardened. It will also mobilize fat stores and initiate the release of toxins from the lymphatic system. Deep breathing, walking in fresh air, and all forms of exercise are helpful. The key is consistency and discipline.
Your naturopathic doctor will have alternative medicine from nature’s garden, which can assist with establishing normal pressure in conjunction with your lifestyle changes. Remember that all substances will have an effect on the cells. Make sure someone oversees your care and consumption of herbs and natural remedies.
Women of menopausal age and beyond may need to consider bio-identical hormones which can be cardio-protective as well.