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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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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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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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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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How Salt Causes High Blood Pressure

…the amount of salt you consume—and I’m no exception. That’s because salt promotes water retention, and excess water in the body causes high blood pressure levels. How much should you cut back? More than you probably think. The average adult consumes the equivalent of nearly two teaspoons of salt…

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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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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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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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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 Risk Factors—Why Younger People Are Having Strokes

…strokes (85%) are ischemic and people are developing risk factors for ischemic strokes at younger ages. These risk factors include obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. There is also recent evidence showing that blood viscosity increases (thickens) with exposure to EMF technology, including cordless…

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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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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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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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9 Ways to Reduce Blood Pressure Naturally

…can be a cause for high blood pressure. Doctors, holistic health practitioners, and even most patients know that if you’re able to control the stress in your life, you have a better chance of reducing blood pressure levels. To help you keep your stress and high blood pressure levels under control…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…(iron), which contributes to arterial toxicity and cholesterol oxidation. Emotional stress. Stress hormones promote arterial constriction, high blood pressure levels, increased heart rate and oxidation. These symptoms of coronary artery disease can also threaten good cholesterol levels and limit your…

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Why You Need Vitamin Supplements

…Medical Association (JAMA) showed women who took more than 1,000 mcg a day of folate (folic acid) had an astonishing 46 percent lower risk of high blood pressure than those getting less then 200 mcg a day. This barely scratches the surface of the huge numbers of positive studies that come out every day…

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In a Healthy Heart Diet Beware of Hidden Salt

…connection. Excess salt contributes to water retention, and that was my problem. Of course, too much salt also makes it difficult to control high blood pressure and contributes toward a myriad of other heart risk factors. I quickly changed my ways and my spaghetti sauce recipe (see below). I started avoiding…

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What You May Not Know About Naturopathic Medicine

…light analogy to a symptom in your body like high blood pressure for example, it’s important to know why you developed high blood pressure in the first place, and what can be done to treat it. Sometimes prescribing a medication for high blood pressure is absolutely necessary (similar to turning off…

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Eat Garlic to Reduce Blood Pressure

Did you know garlic naturally reduces blood pressure? Find out how garlic supports heart health and how to integrate garlic into a high blood pressure diet. It's amazing how many nutrients are packed into a single glove of garlic: 33 sulfur compounds, 17 amino acids, antioxidants such as germanium and…

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Pets and Your Heart

…our animal friends can literally open our hearts. They can also help us to better manage some of the heart risk factors we worry about, like high blood pressure levels, high triglycerides, and poor blood circulation. Here are some of the lessons we can learn from them: * Appreciation. Pets not only bring…

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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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Could a Power Outage Actually Be Good For Your Health?

…heart goes out to all of you as you move forward to rebuild your lives. Now it’s your turn: Have any of you with cardiac arrhythmias, or high blood pressure, felt a difference when the power is out? You May Also Be Interested In: * Could Your Home Be Giving You High Blood Pressure? * What Cardiologists…

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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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Healthy Heart Nutrition for Kids

…full until lunch. Plus, while you’re at it why not make one for yourself? The same omega-3s, antioxidants, and fiber also help to control high blood pressure levels and maintain good cholesterol levels. Heart Smart Smoothie * 1 Tbsp. flaxseeds, ground * ½ cup fresh fruit—blueberries, a peach, kiwi…

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Are You a Candidate for EECP Therapy?

…Ventricular aneurysm * Uncontrolled arrhythmias, particularly atrial fibrillation or multiple premature ventricular ectopic beats * Uncontrolled high blood pressure levels * Coumadin or other anticoagulation therapy * Aortic valve regurgitation * Thrombophlebitis or bloods clots * Peripheral vascular disease…

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Chiropractic Treatments & Healthy Blood Pressure

If you’re 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…

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The Truth About the Benefits of Vitamins

…formulating supplements is because they’re some of the best weapons we have to treat cardiac conditions like angina, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and cardiac arrhythmias. In fact, I’ve seen the lab work for thousands of people documenting their nutrient deficiencies. As those deficiencies…

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Healthy Blood Pressure: How to Help Our Kids

Years ago, high blood pressure was something adults developed as they got older. 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…

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Is Your Heart, or Smoking, Affecting Your Memory?

…you may be able to blame it at least partly on your heart. Researchers at the King’s College London just released new findings showing that high blood pressure, severe stroke risk factors, and smoking can impede cognitive function and memory. For their study, the researchers analyzed results from the…

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Choosing the Best Form of Magnesium

…Atherosclerosis * Chest pain * High blood pressure levels * Cardiac arrhythmias * Heart muscle disease * Hheart attack * Sudden cardiac death In fact, intravenous magnesium treatment has long been a mainstay for many cardiac emergency situations, from runaway arrhythmias and high blood pressure levels to acute heart…

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The Health Benefits of Onions

…to stave off heart disease. Plus, onions contain a very powerful antioxidant called quercetin, which has been shown to significantly reduce high blood pressure in hypertensive patients. In one study, participants took 730 mg of quercetin daily for one month, and the group averaged a solid drop of seven…

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Made Over

…recipes are not only delicious, they are also heart-healthy. In the meatloaf recipe, the low-sodium V-8 juice is a great option for those with high blood pressure levels, while the oatmeal is a critical part of any cholesterol-lowering diet. In the soup recipe, the garlic is a great natural blood thinner…

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7 Reasons Why Exercise Is More Powerful than a Drug

…metabolic rate, allowing you to burn more calories even after you hit the lounge chair following your workout. 4. Prevent, and even reduce, high blood pressure. That’s because physical activity helps to lower the levels of stress hormones circulating in your blood (stress tends to constrict arteries…

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Alzheimer's Disease Prevention: Know Your Risk Factors

…then can you individualize your own approach to address as many modifiable risk factors as possible. What Are the Alzheimer's Risk Factors? * High blood pressure * Diabetes * High LDL cholesterol levels * Age * History of stroke * Head trauma Our age and genetics are factors that are not within your control…

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The Health Perks of Yoga & An Invite to Kripalu 2013

…stress hormones that can make us sick. Over the years I’ve seen yoga help numerous patients with their cardiovascular health, arrhythmias, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, lower back problems, arthritis, and even digestion. Yoga also connects with your body’s energy systems. Its focus on…

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The Health Benefits of Saunas

…but it has taken me time to get to that temperature and duration. (In fact, my sauna even has a CD player for my “Zen” music.) Those with high blood pressure and congestive heart failure can experience the health benefits of saunas, but should do at lower temperatures and for very short time periods…

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What are ACE Inhibitor Drugs?

…vessel constrictor known to science. ACE is pathologically overactive in people with arterial disease. Used for more than 25 years to treat high blood pressure levels, ACE inhibitor drugs relax blood vessel walls, reduce energy consumption in the heart, and lower blood pressure levels. They also help…

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5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

…the cardiovascular system. They cited “degeneration and weakening of the heart muscle, fatty degeneration of the heart, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, enlargement of the heart, dilation of the aorta, and arteriosclerosis.” If you have an irritable bowel, it's important to exercise, drink…

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On the Road with Dr. Sinatra: The A4M Conference

…could do to prevent folks from all the relapsing and suffering he sees—something more preventative. Just like cardiovascular problems such as high blood pressure levels, diabetes, and other conditions, many lung disorders can be chronic and debilitating. And just like heart disease, there are so many adjunctive…

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A Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Heart Attack and Stroke

…sleeping too little also heightens your sympathetic tone, raising your levels of stress hormones that contribute to heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure. Here's How to Get a Sound Night's Sleep 1. Go to bed at about the same time each night, preferably by 10:00 p.m. Going to bed earlier in the…

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I'm a Hoosier at Heart

…learn to recognize the triggers of your stress and defuse them, you will be less prone to angina, irregular heartbeat, heart attack and stroke, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular problems. That’s where your favorite movie comes in. Movies allow you to feel fear, get outraged, belly laugh, or…

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You May Need To Evaluate Your Use of Painkillers

Research has found a connection between high blood pressure levels and non-aspirin painkillers. A report from the Harvard School of Medicine’s ongoing Nurses Health Study concluded that women are at increased risk for high blood pressure levels if they take daily doses of painkillers such as acetaminophen…

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