There are several different natural strategies for lowering blood pressure. One strategy is to use herbs and nutrients that promote vasodilation (the process by which the artery relaxes and widens). A relaxed arterial wall has more give and is wider, therefore decreasing overall pressure throughout the system.
The minimum dose of potassium is usually 99mg but I would check with your prescribing doctor for specific recommendations about potassium supplementation. Most people taking a loop diuretic like Lasix should take some type of potassium supplement or increase potassium rich foods in their diet.
Problems with the prostate are very common in men, especially as they age. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that is part of the male reproductive system. It is located below the bladder. The prostate gland makes and stores fluid for semen, which transports sperm during ejaculation. Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy is an abnormal growth of […]
Many things can cause leg pain ranging from injury, cramps and nerve irritation to impaired circulation and infection. Peripheral artery disease can be a very dangerous condition as it reflects a significant amount plaque buildup in your arteries. If you have a history of heart disease in your family or have other significant risk factors […]
Any chest pain or tightness needs to be evaluated by your doctor to rule out any heart problems. The other thing you need to consider is that you might be consuming too much caffeine from your energy drinks which can cause symptoms of anxiety and chest tightness. You may want to try discontinuing this habit […]
EDTA and chelation therapy should only be administered under the care of a supervising physician. Drug interactions with EDTA are not well documented, however it is used in some cases related to toxicity of certain heart medications indicating it has cardiovascular actions. EDTA is also known to cause drops in blood pressure and problems with […]
Many herbs are thought to affect blood clotting. Most are suspected to decrease the effectiveness of the clotting process through many different mechanisms. This is an important issue to consider when combining certain herbs with medications. Coumadin is the most well known blood thinner and has a very narrow therapeutic window. It is very difficult […]
Celery seed has long history of medicinal use for a variety of health complaints including gout, arthritis and high blood pressure. It contains a multitude of compounds that affect inflammatory processes in the body as well as other regulatory functions. Apigenin is a compound contained in celery seed that is thought to contribute to its beneficial […]
The short answer is yes. Many of the ingredients in the Cardio Support formula would be helpful for someone with elevated cholesterol. Coenzyme Q10, Hawthorne extract, Green Tea extract, Grape seed extract and Citrus bioflavonoids all have potent antioxidant properties that can potentially reduce the chances of the cholesterol oxidizing in your blood vessels. Oxidation […]
Some people do have genetic variations that lead to very elevated levels of cholesterol. Unfortunately this can create some problems when trying to ensure that a persons most valuable asset, their heart, is well protected. First, it is very important to look at your family history and find any other relatives that have the same […]
There are several different natural strategies for lowering blood pressure. One strategy is to use herbs and nutrients that promote vasodilation (the process by which the artery relaxes and widens). A relaxed arterial wall has more give and is wider, therefore decreasing overall pressure throughout the system. Coleus Forskohlii is an herb that has been […]
Your elevated blood pressure readings are of great concern. Having a diastolic reading above 100 is very dangerous and puts you at risk for a variety of serious health problems some of which can come on very suddenly. At this point, I highly recommend you see a health care provider immediately to have your situation […]
This is the perfect time to start focusing on diet and lifestyle changes as well as starting a few key supplements. Inflammation is the main cause of plaque formation. You need to focus on lowering overall inflammation. You can do this by eating a whole foods, plant based diet, and supplementing with antioxidants. Essential fatty acids, […]
You want to make sure the lecithin granules are produced from pure, whole, non-GMO soybeans. Some companies use soy flour, which is not a good source of lecithin. Make sure it does not contain any additives or fillers…no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, milk, egg, colorings, flavorings or preservatives. Enjoy!
The minimum dose of potassium is usually 99mg but I would check with your prescribing doctor for specific recommendations about potassium supplementation. Most people taking a loop diuretic like Lasix should take some type of potassium supplement or increase potassium rich foods in their diet. Tomato and vegetable juices are very high in potassium as is coconut […]