Addressing hypertension, reducing sodium intake and avoiding trans fat could improve the heart health of 94 million people – study

Addressing hypertension, reducing sodium intake and avoiding trans fat could improve the heart health of 94 million people – study By Arsenio Toledo for Prevention A new study suggests that treating high blood pressure, cutting down on salt intake and eliminating trans fats from people’s diets could prevent nearly 100 million people from prematurely dying due to heart issues. This study, published in the journal Circulation, is estimating that these three interventions could significantly reduce the number of people dying from cardiovascular diseases by half over the next 20 years. The researchers came up with the…

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Hibiscus for High Blood Pressure

Hibiscus for High Blood Pressure by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Mercola The news about the effects of hibiscus on high blood pressure continues to grow, offering promise to those looking for natural ways to control this common condition. I’ve written previously about the positive ways this plant can help your heart and overall health; now new research suggests that its effectiveness may be even greater than what’s been reported. I’ll explain the history, discuss the uses of the colorful flower and share tips on how to incorporate it into your overall…

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You can control your blood pressure without medication – here’s how

You can control your blood pressure without medication – here’s how by: Lance D Johnson for Natural News M. Alfredo Mejia, an associate professor in the Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Wellness at Andrews University in Michigan has developed a program to help people manage their blood pressure using diet, exercise, and sleep. Mejia presented his NEWSTART Lifestyle program at the American Society for Nutrition’s annual meeting. The program focused on a plant-based diet that includes fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, seeds, and nuts. The program also targets water consumption, regular exercise, stress management…

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5 All-Natural Ways To Lower Blood Pressure And Avoid Medication

5 All-Natural Ways To Lower Blood Pressure And Avoid Medication by: Susan Patterson for Off the Grid News Millions of Americans are plagued with what is often called the “silent killer” — high blood pressure. Often, elevated blood pressure goes entirely unnoticed and undiagnosed until it is too late. Hypertension occurs when the force of blood against artery walls rises. During this process, the heart kicks into overdrive trying to pump blood throughout the body. Some people inevitably suffer from a genetic predisposition to elevated blood pressure. Nevertheless, others experience this…

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