Garlic

Naturally Lower Blood Pressure with Hawthorn and Garlic

If you suffer with cardiovascular problems or suffer from chronic hypertension, you should know about hawthorn and garlic. They’re both recommended for natural ACE inhibition. Research has shown that together they naturally interrupt the conversion of the hormone angio?tensin I to angiotensin II,…

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Garlic Is Great For Your Heart Health

Garlic is a fabulous anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent with a long history in folk medicine. It is an excellent natural blood thinner, which makes it vital for people who are trying to improve poor blood circulation or prevent blood clots. It’s so effective that I often instruct some patients…

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The Health Benefits of Eating Garlic

…heart attack and stroke. Garlic for High Blood Pressure I also recommend garlic for high blood pressure. Since this herb's chemistry is so complex, researchers aren't sure how it helps lower blood pressure, but my patients and I have been pleased with the results. Garlic's antihypertensive effect may…

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Menopause and High Blood Pressure

…and seaweeds such as Wakame. * Eat garlic. An Australian review of 11 studies show that it can help patients experiencing menopause and high blood pressure. In the studies, hypertensive patients were randomly given a garlic supplement or placebo found that garlic can lower blood pressure as effectively…

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The Magic of Garlic

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE A few years ago, a small-scale trial conducted at UCLA explored the effects of aged garlic extract (AGE) on the natural course of calcified coronary artery (hard) plaque. The 19 subjects who completed the protocol were well-matched for important variables…

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Season Your Way to Better Heart Health

…Here is a list of my top ten healthy seasonings, most of which you'll probably find in your kitchen cabinet right now. * Garlic — This is number one on my hit parade. Garlic's benefits are numerous. It's antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. It lowers homocysteine, cholesterol, and blood pressure…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition: White Bean Salad

…also contains garlic, which has a whole slew of medicinal perks that are a great addition for a heart healthy diet. White Bean Salad (Serves 3–4) ½ lb. dry white beans (washed and soaked overnight) or substitute 2 cans white beans drained 3-½ cups water 1 medium onion and 2 garlic cloves, chopped…

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Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Leftovers

…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 and has been shown to help prevent blood clots when used in high doses. Mushrooms, on the other hand, have been proven…

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Heart Healthy Eating: Cooking Brussels Sprouts

…clove of garlic, chopped * 3-4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil * Celtic sea salt and ground black pepper to taste * Organic butter * Cilantro or parsley to garnish 1. Wash Brussels sprouts, remove outer leaves and stems, and cut in half from top to bottom. 2. Sauté a clove of chopped garlic in 3-4 Tbsp…

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Six Ways to Control High Blood Pressure, Naturally

…products, and omega-6 oils (such as corn, safflower, and sunflower). 4. Eat More Garlic: An Australian review of 11 studies in which hypertensive patients were randomly given a garlic supplement or placebo, found that garlic can lower blood pressure as effectively as some drugs. On average, the mega-analysis…

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Cooking Healthy: Peppered Rosemary Chicken

…antioxidant carnosol. Plus, the garlic helps to enhance blood thinning (preventing blood clots); lower blood pressure levels; and reduce triglycerides. Peppered Rosemary Chicken * 1 whole chicken (preferably organic or free range) * ½ C. chopped fresh rosemary * ¼ C. chopped garlic * ½ tsp ground pepper *…

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A Delicious Way to Boost Your Heart Health

…Spelt Pasta with Asparagus and Tomatoes. Not only is it delicious, it contains four of my top “super foods”: asparagus, tomatoes, olive oil, and garlic. Asparagus is one of the best foods to help boost your body’s production of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to protect the…

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Made Over

…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 and has been shown to help prevent blood clots when used in high doses. Mushrooms, on the other hand, have been proven…

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On the Menu: Mediterranean Chicken

…good HDL cholesterol, along with garlic, roasted peppers, and more. Mediterranean Chicken (Makes 2 servings) Ingredients: 8 oz. organic or free range chicken breast, cubed or sliced 4 Tbsp. flour (gluten-free preferred) 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 2 roasted red peppers, from…

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Recipe for a Healthy Heart Diet: Pasta Primavera

…bounty of foods we should all eat more of in our healthy heart diets. You’re getting a wide variety of antioxidant-rich vegetables. Plus, the fresh garlic helps to enhance blood thinning which helps to prevent blood clots, lower blood pressure, and reduce riglyceride levels. Healthy Heart Diet Recipe…

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Heart-Healthy Recipe: Chicken With Peapods and Zucchini

…-Healthy Recipe 8-oz. boneless breast of chicken 2 T. peanut or olive oil 12 sliced mushrooms 1 tsp. dried basil, crushed 2 cloves garlic, crushed, or one T. dried garlic 1 T. dried onion 1 medium zucchini 1 cup peapods 1 oz. white wine Grated parmesan cheese Brown rice or whole wheat pasta, cooked Fresh…

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5 Foods That Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

…5. Garlic. This herb may lower high blood pressure as effectively as some pharmaceuticals. Research has shown that reductions of 8.4 systolic points and 7.3 diastolic points are possible with garlic. In fact, the higher your blood pressure, the more significant the drop. Four cloves of garlic (about…

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Yes! Broccoli Soup for You!

…full of blood thinners like garlic and curry, as well as DIM, which has been shown to help protect against breast cancer. Enjoy! Broccoli Soup (Makes 5 servings) * 5 cups low sodium chicken stock * 1 lb. fresh broccoli, chopped * 1 medium onion, chopped * 1 clove garlic, minced * 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed…

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8 Health-Boosting Secrets From My Life

…, both of which are excellent natural means to prevent inflammation, allergies, and histamine release. I also take garlic (500—1,000 mg as a supplement, or one clove of fresh garlic), and drink ginger tea. 6. Drink red wine (1–2 glasses once or twice a week), green tea (1-3 cups a day), and water…

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Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally

…as much as 800 mg of magnesium, higher doses of essential fatty acids, or a raft of insulin support, while others do well with just haw?thorn and garlic. It all depends on many variables, such as how high the blood pressure levels are, how overweight the individual is, and so on. Typically, I start…

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Heart-Healthy Secrets from My Kitchen

…decided to splurge on range-fed New Zealand rack of lamb, which is rich in L-carnitine . We also picked up high fiber wild rice, heart-healthy fresh garlic, extra virgin olive oil, rosemary, locally-grown green asparagus, and spaghetti squash. The prep was simple: trim any visible fat from the meat, and…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition: Very Veggie Lasagna

…Lasagna (Makes 8 servings) 9 oz. Jerusalem artichoke pasta, prepared according to package directions 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cans tomato puree 1 cup carrot, grated 1 tsp. fresh oregano, minced (or ½ tsp. dried oregano) 1 tsp. fresh thyme, minced (or ½ tsp. dried…

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Check Your Fibrinogen Level

…to Maintain Healthy Fibrinogen Levels * Eat cold-water fish a few times a week and/or take 1–2 grams of fish oil daily * Take 500–1,000 mg of garlic (in capsule form) and/or 600 mg of bromelain * Drink ginger and/or green tea * Take 100 mg of nattokinase daily And, of course, adhere to a healthy…

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Four Things You May Not Know About Salt Consumption

…salt in your diet by cooking with fresh herbs and spices such as basil, garlic, oregano, rosemary, chives, parsley, and onion. What’s more, all of these flavorings contain natural substances that are good for your health. Garlic, in particular, has been shown to have a positive effect on blood pressure…

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