Hypertension

Treat Heart Disease With a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…Herbs and Supplements After years of applying nutritional solutions to the myriad faces of heart disease—high blood pressure levels; chronic hypertension; high triglycerides; elevated L(p)a; angina; and heart attack and stroke—Dr. Sinatra has finally answered his patients’ many requests for a…

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Stroke 101: Risk Factors for Stroke

…patients and their families. There Are Many Risk Factors for Stroke * Family history * Advancing age * Race (African Americans have higher rates of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and tobacco use, all of which are independent risk factors for stroke) * High blood pressure * Atrial fibrillation * High inflammation…

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Chiropractic Treatments & Healthy Blood Pressure

…struggling to control high blood pressure, you might want to consider chiropractic treatments. According to a study published in the Journal of Human Hypertension, unresolved high blood pressure may be related to a misalignment in the atlas (C-1) vertebra, which sits at the top of your spinal column. (It’s…

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Menopause and High Blood Pressure

…you’re a woman, chances are you do a monthly breast exam. But when is the last time you checked your blood pressure? It used to be thought that hypertension and other heart concerns were “men’s issues”, but the link between menopause and high blood pressure is clear—women, particularly women…

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In a Healthy Heart Diet Beware of Hidden Salt

…soups, and dill pickles. I’ll never forget a patient of mine who had chronic hypertension and ate his fill of canned ham (packed with salt) on Easter Sunday. The next day he was in the emergency room with a hypertensive crisis and acute heart failure. His heart just couldn’t handle the large amount…

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Healthy Blood Pressure: How to Help Our Kids

…But given our modern day lifestyles—filled with fast-food based, high fat diets, and sedentary activities—record numbers of children have hypertension. As caretakers for our children during their early lives, it’s really up to adults to help our children maintain healthy blood pressure. After…

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Even Mildly High Blood Pressure Ups Stroke Risk, Significantly

…to strive to achieve. It was considered the "mean" point of the normal range, which was then 100-140/70-90 mmHg. We used the term "borderline hypertension" when the numbers started creeping up into the highest point of the normal range. So, I realize that it may be big news to many of you that there…

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Can Your Social Ties Protect You from Heart Disease?

…of social support were the two leading risk factors for developing coronary artery disease in this group. That's interesting since smoking and hypertension are the two prominent risk factors for women. After years of training in both Gestalt and bioenergetics psychotherapies, and conducting research…

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Is Yoga Safe?

…Body”—speaking about the very same thing. So, is yoga safe? Yoga is very powerful medicine, helping to heal everything from everyday stress to hypertension. Yet, as with any physical activity there is the potential for injury. Since the 1970’s there have been isolated reports in medical journals attesting…

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Integrative Therapy in Cardiology

…Sinatra penned Chapter 5 on metabolic cardiology, and collaborated on Chapter 11 about hypertension with Dr. Mark Houston, associate clinical professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University and director of the Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology at Nashville's St Thomas Hospital. Dr. Devries is associate…

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Folate Reduces Blood Pressure In Women

…a higher hypertension risk than men. This risk is especially high with menopause and high blood pressure. Luckily, folate is a supplement that specifically helps women reduce blood pressure. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that hypertensive women who…

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The Health Benefits of Resveratrol

…Australian study of overweight hypertensive men and post-menopausal women, researchers monitored resveratrol’s effect on the brachial artery, the major artery of the upper arm. Impaired blood flow in this vessel is linked to risk factors such as obesity and hypertension. After consuming of a highly bioactive…

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Recognizing a Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia

…factor for sudden cardiac death that is independent of all the other usual American Heart Association heart risk factors, such as age, chronic hypertension, diabetes, smoking and so on. Electropollution and Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia A lot of people have poor respiratory sinus arrhythmia. Medications…

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9 Ways to Reduce Blood Pressure Naturally

…several years ago, research was cited showing that people who attend church frequently, or pray regularly, have lower rates of heart disease, hypertension, and suicide. Those who prayed even lived longer than those who did not. * Rev up your activity: Exercise provides enormous mental and emotional…

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