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Reducing High Blood Pressure—The Top 5 Moments from My Webinar

…Pressure Naturally — including how to reduce high blood pressure naturally, the dangers of diastolic dysfunction, and more. As many of you know, I recently presented a webinar—8 Steps to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally. Since reducing high blood pressure is such an important topic, I also want to share…

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High Salt + Low Potassium = A Dangerous Cause for High Blood Pressure

high blood pressure and sudden cardiac death. For years I’ve been saying that it’s not just the amount of salt you’re eating that can be a cause for high blood pressure, although too much salt is bad news. The ratio of sodium to potassium that you eat can also contribute to an unhealthy high blood

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Menopause and High Blood Pressure

Discover the connection between menopause and high blood pressure, as well as how menopausal women can reduce high blood pressure. If 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…

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Even Mildly High Blood Pressure Ups Stroke Risk, Significantly

…up, I encourage you to do so now. One important topic I’ll be covering in my webinar is the many health risks associated with high blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to poor heart, kidney, and eye health and increase your chances of having a stroke. Plus, now research shows that even mildly…

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Causes for High Blood Pressure in the Morning

Discover why morning stress can be a cause for high blood pressure — and raise your risk of a heart attack. Recently, a reader wrote to say, “I’ve had high blood pressure for two years, but mostly in the morning when it is around 160/80, while at night it goes down to 100/50 sometimes. I am not…

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Could Your Home Be A Cause For High Blood Pressure?

Learn why I think cordless phones, cell phones, and other wireless devices could be causing your high blood pressure. I spend a lot of my time getting the word out about the dangers of wireless technology. Electropollution is all around us — but few people understand its risks, especially to heart…

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Salt: A Common Cause for High Blood Pressure

high blood pressure and heart disease. Virtually every doctor alive will tell you that if you want to reduce your blood pressure, you need to limit the amount of salt you consume—and I’m no exception. That’s because salt promotes water retention, and excess water in the body is a cause for high

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Reducing High Blood Pressure Naturally With Asparagus

Learn how asparagus not only reduces high blood pressure, but also offers benefits for optimal heart health and overall well-being. Not only is asparagus delicious, it can help to reduce high blood pressure naturally. This vegetable is both healthful and easy to prepare. What surprises many people is…

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Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone

…strokes. As a cardiologist, I’ve seen many cases of VaD because it’s more common in those with cardiac conditions. In fact, 50% of the time high blood pressure is the cause. But it can also happen in people with arteriosclerosis, valvular disease, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and pacemaker…

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Statin Medications Will Not Reduce Lp(a)

…(homocysteine, fibrinogen and serum ferritin) evaluated by your doctor. * Be aware of other risk factors of heart disease, including smoking, high blood pressure, circulatory problems, high triglycerides, obesity, glucose intolerance and repressed emotions, which can have a harmful effect on the health…

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Should You Get Screened for an Aneurysm?

…an aneurysm from rupturing. Men, especially those 65 or older, are at higher risk of developing an aneurysm. Other risk factors include: * High blood pressure * A history of smoking * Coronary artery disease * Blunt trauma to the abdomen that can injure the arteries, such as a car accident There is…

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Stroke 101: Risk Factors for Stroke

…(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 marker scores, such as CRP, homocysteine, fibrinogen, and Lp(a) While the symptoms some strokes are…

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How to Relieve Holiday Stress for a Healthy Heart

…its impact on heart health. This is our term for the increased incidence of heart attacks, arrhythmias (disordered beating of the heart), and high blood pressure that goes hand in hand with increased alcohol intake over the holidays. Alcohol also exerts a depressant effect that can cause a slowing of brain…

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Folate Reduces Blood Pressure In Women

…heart health. Many people aren't aware that women have 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…

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3 Hidden Cardiovascular Health Risks

When it comes to cardiovascular health, there are many known risk factors that we’re all aware of—like high blood pressure and obesity. But there are also many “hidden risk factors” that are lurking in our daily lives, impacting our hearts without our knowledge. Here are three that everyone should…

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Diabetes and Heart Disease

…or type 2) or if you are overweight, you have a higher propensity for developing insulin resistance. Many with insulin resistance also have high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol levels and high triglycerides, the typical metabolic trio of insulin resistance. So, if you are overweight or have insulin…

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Treat Heart Disease With a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

Dr. Sinatra has long believed in the famous words of Hippocrates, the Greek physician of centuries past who is now recognized as the “Father of Medicine.” Hippocrates employed food to assist his patients in healing their physical ailments. With all our high-tech medical approaches and complex…

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