In many cases, the old saying “you are what you eat” holds true. It might do some good to cut out a few of the cream sauces and slices of pizza.
But there are a handful of nutrients that could help you lower your blood pressure naturally.
The good news is you could beat high blood pressure - without drugs. The building blocks of healthy blood pressure...
Sodium. You’ve probably he... ››› more
Research shows that a warm - but not too hot - bath with sea salt helps lower blood pressure, oxygenate every cell, calm the nervous system, reduces pain and improves circulation. It's no wonder that Hippocrates, the founder of medicine as a rational science and Cleopatra cherished mineral-rich salt baths so much!
One study even found that the high levels of magnesium in sea salt helps lower l... ››› more
According to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Cardiological Society of India in Kochi, India, yoga can help lower blood pressure in people who are at risk for developing hypertension.
“Patients with pre-hypertension slightly elevated blood pressure are likely to develop hypertension high blood pressure unless they improve their lifestyle,” said Dr Ashutosh Angrish, a cardi... ››› more
If you're one of the 6.3 million South Africans living with high blood pressure, you're probably taking drugs to keep stroke and heart attack at bay.
While these drugs do work, living with their side effects (leg cramps, fatigue, depression and erectile problems) is a completely different ballgame. Worse still is the knowledge that you'll have to live with these problems for the rest of your l... ››› more
Your typical GP will tell you there's only one way to keep your heart healthy. And that's to eat more fresh fruit and veg, get active and never take a drag of a cigarette again.
As a Health Bytes reader, I know you've tried your GP's way and it didn't work for you.
It's too hard to make that much change to your routine, right?
Well, that's where I come in. I've found another way for yo... ››› more
Do you enjoy midday naps? Well, then, you'll be glad to know they might be beneficial for your heart! This goes according to new research published this week in a news release by the European Society of Cardiology.
The investigators looked at how an hour-long siesta at noon affected blood pressure among nearly 40 middle-aged people with high blood pressure. The result? Those who napped saw thei... ››› more
There's no getting around it - you need love. We all need love.
Love for your family, your partner, your body, your home, the earth that we dance around in on a daily basis. It's all equally important.
But the best part is that sometimes you also get to feel loved by others. Fully wrapped in their warmth, comfort and protection. This feeling is essential to your health. Want to know why? The... ››› more
Up until recently, I considered mindfulness a suspicious, new age fad.
Perhaps something just for hippies, or those with too much spare time on their hands to twiddle their thumbs and contemplate their navels.
But after reading some inspiring blogs and trying it out for myself, I've learned that mindfulness has turned a massive corner and now has a strong presence in bookstores, newspapers,... ››› more
Hypertension sure is a silent killer…
It poses serious health risks, including stroke, heart attack, heart failure, dementia, kidney disease, eye problems, erectile dysfunction and even more…
But the good news is that there's much you can do to avoid becoming a victim of hypertension and putting yourself at risk of such chronic health conditions. For example, eating more fruit and veggie... ››› more
If you thought you had to cut all the fun out of your life to stay healthy, think again. You're not only missing out, but you could be doing your health a disservice.
A Cardiologist from the University of California in Los Angeles, Dr William Quinones-Baldrich, agrees. He recently confirmed in an interview, that you need more sex and wine in your life. He says both are an excellent way to prot... ››› more
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