Known as the silent killer, because often times you can have high blood pressure and not have any symptoms. Also known as hypertension, it can lead to cardiovascular disease, increased risk of strokes and heart attacks, and can eventually lead to kidney failure. In spite of how bad hypertension can be, as many as 1 in 3 Americans are known to have elevated blood pressure.
Hypertension is very much a lifestyle disease. Factors such as a high sodium diet, inactivity, poor diet, and carrying too much weight are thought to lead to high blood pressure. If left untreated for long periods of time it can cause serious issues––this is why it is important to have your doctor check your blood pressure on a regular basis.
At Know the Cause, we always try to identify what might be the cause of disease, rather than simply look for ways to treat the symptoms. Often times, research points to the fact that yeast, fungi, and their poisons may lie unidentified as the root cause between many serious diseases. Often time, when people begin the anti-fungal program to treat a potential, underlying fugal problem, many other symptoms seem to dissipate.
If you do suffer from high blood pressure, it is important to work with your physician to get it under control. This might mean drugs, especially initially. We think you should always listen to your doctor in these cases. However, many people have taken measures to get off their blood pressure medicines––under the supervision of their doctor––and been able to do so. If your doctor is willing to work with you, try switching to The Kaufmann Diet for a period of time. This diet eliminates all sugar, grains, corn, and simple carbohydrates in lieu of vegetables, lean protein, eggs, nuts, seeds, healthy fats, limited dairy, and some fruits. Natural anti-fungal supplements, such oil of oregano, caprylic acid, or olive leaf extract are also used.
Many people who try The Kaufmann Diet see many of their cardiovascular metrics improve and/or stabilize, including cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
There are some other natural things you can do––with your doctor’s permission––that might help fight high blood pressure.
Regular exercise is among the best ways you can help control your blood pressure. Just 150 minutes a week of activities like walking or light aerobics is enough to confer some benefit. Talk to your doctor about beginning an exercise regimen.
Eat more potassium, calcium, and magnesium
These three nutrients are found in abundance in many Kaufmann Diet foods, such as vegetables, fish, avocados, and nuts. These three nutrients assist in a wide variety of biochemical functions in the body; among those functions is maintaining healthy blood pressure levels.
Certain supplements can help
These include things like aged garlic, fish oil, celery seed extract and other supplements. Be sure to check with your doctor before beginning any new supplement as some may interact with medications.
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