Cardiologists Embrace Natural Methods to Help Lower Blood Pressure
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Byron J. Richards,
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Cardiologists at the Outpatient Cardiology unit of the University of Rochester Medical Center are warming up to the idea that many patients would like to use natural options to help regulate their blood pressure and that many of these options may actually work. In a new review article they have summarized the science behind how many of these nutrients can help.
They are particularly fond of coenzyme Enzyme in its most active form that assists with biochemical transport and is considered an active constituent. Q10, calling it the shining star among supplements. “Coenzyme Q10 has a pretty profound effect on blood pressure,” said Kevin Woolf, study coauthor.
This review goes over many nutrients, including potassium, calcium, vitamin D, folic acid, fish oil, garlic, flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others., and high-fiber diet. The researchers didn’t mention magnesium, tocotrienol Specialized form of vitamin E. Powerful antioxidant showing positive benefits for cholesterol, cardiovascular, neurological health and cancer risk reduction. E, or many other helpful nutrients. The review suggests that more research needs to be done, but that these nutrients can safely be incorporated into the patient’s plan and may in fact be helpful.
I would say this study is a step in the right direction, similar to someone placing a foot in unfamiliar water and testing it out. For those of us in the field of nutrition, the science is overwhelming in support of natural options to help blood pressure along with a good diet and exercise. The last thing in the world you want to do is get stuck on blood pressure medication, which over time makes many aspects of your metabolism worse and becomes the gateway drug for a long list of toxic garbage.
Your blood pressure rising does suggest you have a health problem. Fixing the source of that problem and getting your blood pressure back to normal because you are healthy is representative of your health IQ and your ability to consistently implement a healthy plan of action. There are no short cuts to being healthy, but there is such a thing as good health that you can experience and preserve as you grow older—making your life a lot more fun.
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