The Safe, Sane Path To Correcting High Blood Pressure

Odds are that you either have high blood pressure or know someone that does, one in every three adults in the United States has high blood pressure.   Heart disease is one of the leading killers in America today, as it claims over 800,000 Americans per year.

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is when your blood pressure levels reach above 140/90 mmHg.  Hypertension is defined as the pressure the blood exerts on the wall of the blood vessel.  High blood pressure is also known as the “silent killer” since it has no initial symptoms but can lead to long-term disease and complications.  This is exceptionally dangerous due to the fact that most Americans mistakenly judge their health on how they feel, hence silent killer. If this problem is not dealt with properly, the complications can lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, congestive heart failure, aortic aneurysms, and many more.  There is a reason that the pressure rises and we need to find the cause to fix it.

There are many safe and effective ways to lower blood pressure naturally.  Eating a diet low in sugar has been one very effective method. Sugar and, more noticeably, high fructose corn syrup causes an elevation of the pressure in the blood due to its damage on the vessel wall. The body responds by trying to push the blood thru in order for the rest of the body to function. In fact, a recent study showed an “increase in fructose consumption in industrialized nations mirrors the rise in the prevalence of hypertension.”

Most people do not address the diet issue, which helps to leave heart disease at the top as the number one killer in the United States.  Exercising regularly, reducing stress, getting your spine corrected, supplementing with vitamin D, and balancing out your omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids are all proven methods to battling high blood pressure. Not only will these methods help lower high blood pressure after it has elevated, they can prevent this problem from ever occurring.

The standard of care in our country for someone who walks into the medical doctor’s office with elevated blood pressure is to be put on medications.  Often we are told that it’s a genetic issue; some believing this simply because they have begun implementing lifestyle modifications and have not seen change.  It is then easy to take a pill despite serious and common side effects associated with high blood pressure medications such as lightheaded / dizziness, headaches, vomiting / nausea, anxiety, fluctuation in weight, rash on the skin, rapid heartbeat, flu-like symptoms, constipation, and more.

LEARN THE POWER OF A “WHOLE HEALTH APPROACH: In order to truly fix this problem, making lifestyle changes is essential, knowing that it is generally not just one part of your lifestyle that needs modification.  Once a problem has raged out of control, you have to address several areas of the whole body ensuring an effective lifestyle modification is going to be effective.

Maximized Living has created our 5 Essentials to Living a Maximized life so that you can have easy steps to follow.

To find out more about how to implement the 5 Essentials of Maximized Living to not only defeat High blood pressure or other conditions, log on to ask your Maximized Living Doctor today.