This Fat is Essential to Reduce Blood Pressure


 

This Fat is Essential to Reduce Blood Pressure - A new study from the UAE proves one type of fat to be extremely effective to reduce blood pressure. In fact, you should make absolutely sure you consume this fat every single day.
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We’ve all been somewhat affected by the ridiculous low-fat propaganda that’s dominated for the last 30 years.

 

While nations have lowered their fat consumption, almost all modern diseases have been on the rise.

 

Doesn’t make sense, does it?

 

Which Kind of Fat Can Really Reduce Blood Pressure?

 

A new study from the UAE proves one type of fat to be extremely effective to reduce blood pressure. In fact, you should make absolutely sure you consume this fat every single day.

 

A study conducted in Gulf Medical College Hospital in the UAE aimed to find out if adding Omega-3 fat into a daily diet can really help to reduce blood pressure.

 

We’ve known for a long time that supplementing with Omega-3 is very beneficial for overall inflammation and helps for diseases such as arthritis and type 2 diabetes.

 

The reason for this is not that Omega-3 fat is better than other fats. It’s more that most Westerners get too much Omega-6 and too little Omega-3. So, the balance between the two is skewed in your diet. We should be getting almost equal or at least 3:1 Omega-6 versus Omega-3. But most people’s balance is closer to 20:1.

 

Which Kind of ‘Fatty’ Foods Can Help to Reduce Blood Pressure?

 

We get Omega-6 from many refined vegetable oils used for frying (such as sunflower and safflower oil) as well as loaded into fast and frozen meals. Whereas, fish is high in Omega-3. You can also find it abundantly in flaxseed, chia seeds, and many other sources.

 

So, in this study, the researchers recruited 100 patients with high blood pressure who were all taking blood pressure medications. Half of the group was given Omega-3 dietary supplements and the other half got a placebo supplement (did not include any Omega-3).

 

After the three month’s supplementation, everyone’s blood pressure was taken. Those who received the supplements showed a significant reduction in blood pressure compared to those who didn’t get it.

 

Although Omega-3 supplementation is not a cure for high blood pressure or other diseases, it’s well worth taking as it has been proven in repeated studies to be extremely beneficial for your overall health.

 

Even more effective for lowering high blood pressure, however, are 3 easy exercises that can bring your blood pressure below 120/80 – today…

 

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This program will provide you the natural high blood pressure treatments, natural recipes to cook healthy meals and useful strategies to build a healthy diet with the aim to help you to maintain and stabilize your blood pressure.

 

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Small Dietary Change Are More Effective Than Blood Pressure Medications


 

Small Dietary Change Are More Effective Than Blood Pressure Medications  -Most doctors immediately reach for blood pressure medications to prescribe to people with high blood pressure. But a new study by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine researchers now shows that they are wrong to do so, as simple dietary changes are much more effective than blood pressure medications —without the side effects.
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Most doctors immediately reach for blood pressure medications to prescribe to people with high blood pressure.

 

But a new study by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine researchers now shows that they are wrong to do so, as simple dietary changes are much more effective than blood pressure medications —without the side effects.

 

The two most common diets recommended for high blood pressure are a low-salt diet and the US National Institutes of Health’s DASH diet.

 

This research team decided to find out what would happen if people followed both these at the same time.

 

They gathered 412 adults with high blood pressure. None of the participants were taking blood pressure medications.

 

They put all of them on the DASH diet for 12 weeks and, during this same period, they randomly put each participant on low, medium, and high sodium diets for four weeks at a time.

 

The participants experienced an average of 4 – 11 mm Hg reduction in systolic blood pressure when on the DASH diet alone. The higher their original blood pressure was, the more their blood pressure went down.

 

But when they added the low-salt diet to the DASH diet, they hit the jackpot:

 

  1. Those with a systolic score between 120 and 129 dropped 5 mm Hg.
    2. Those with a score between 130 and 139 dropped 7 mm Hg.
    3. Those with a score between 140 and 149 dropped 10 mm Hg.
    4. Those with a score from 150 upwards dropped 21 mm Hg.

 

This is genuinely spectacular for two reasons:

 

Firstly, it works best for those who need it the most, namely, those with the highest blood pressure.

 

Secondly, beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors, the two most commonly prescribed blood pressure medications, lower blood pressure by only 10 to 15 mm Hg.

 

This means that dieting is more effective than the blood pressure medications doctors prescribe, especially if your blood pressure is above 150 mm Hg.

The participants did have their meals prepared strictly according to the two diets, so to achieve these results, you will have to be precise.

 

The DASH diet is basically an Americanized version of the Mediterranean diet. It is rich in vegetables and fruits, and it encourages the intake of legumes, nuts, seeds, low-fat dairy, lean meat, fish, poultry and whole grains.

 

It does not permit refined grains, animal fats, hydrogenated oils, or sugary treats or drinks.

 

The US Food and Drug Administration recommends a maximum of 2,300 mg of salt per day, but this qualified as medium-salt intake in the study. To meet requirements for the low-salt diet, you should eat no more than 1,150 mg of daily salt.

 

This means eating almost no processed foods like deli meats, chips, sauces, marinades, soups, sandwich spreads, and so forth.

 

Now, if this sounds like too big of a dietary adjustment for you, then there is another option that doesn’t require dietary changes.

 

The 3 easy exercises found here cause almost everyone’s blood pressure to drop below 120/80 – sometimes the very first day…

 

Watch this Video – Stop Hypertension with the DASH diet

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This program will provide you the natural high blood pressure treatments, natural recipes to cook healthy meals and useful strategies to build a healthy diet with the aim to help you to maintain and stabilize your blood pressure.

 

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Cut Risk of Dying from Any Disease by 50% in 20 Minutes


Cut Risk of Dying from Any Disease by 50% in 20 Minutes - It’s unbelievable that something as simple as this 20 minutes to 40 minutes daily routine can lower your risk of dying from virtually any disease by 50%. A new study from George Washington University in Washington, DC, proves that people who did this one thing were twice as likely to be alive at the age of 80 as those who didn’t do this.
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What You Need to Do for at Least 20 Minutes Per Day to Stay Healthy?

 

It’s unbelievable that something as simple as this 20 minutes to 40 minutes daily routine can lower your risk of dying from virtually any disease by 50%.

 

A new study from George Washington University in Washington, DC, proves that people who did this one thing were twice as likely to be alive at the age of 80 as those who didn’t do this.

 

Not just that, but they also suffered from fewer diseases and had better physical and mental health. The best part is that you can start doing this right now to extend your life and wellbeing.

 

What Can You Get from 20 Minutes of Walk Per Day?

 

A 20 minutes to 40 minutes’ walk per day (or equal amount of physical activity) is enough to put you in the ‘long life expectancy’ group. Although eating healthy and dumping bad habits doesn’t hurt, either.

 

To reach this mind-blowing conclusion, researchers assessed the physical states of 2,153 men over 70 years old. They rated fitness in four categories: very low, low, moderate and high fitness.

 

Nine years later, they followed up on who had lived and who had died.

Surprisingly (or not), for every 100 who died in the very-low-fitness category, only 53 died in the high-fitness group. 82 in the low-fitness category died and only 64 in the moderate-fitness category died.

 

As you can see, there isn’t a big difference between the life expectancy of high-fitness and moderate-fitness people (11 %). But there was a much greater difference from very-low-fitness to low-fitness and low-fitness to moderate-fitness (18 % in both cases).

 

So even if you don’t think you can reach the high-fitness group, at least try to stay moderately fit. All it takes is a 20 minutes to 40 minutes’ brisk walk daily. In addition, you should also eat healthily and try to dump bad habits.

 

In fact, many top athletics don’t work out more than 40 minutes per day, except right before a competition. Instead, they increase the intensity of the workout. So, if you want to reach the high-fit category, you still only need 20 minutes to 40 minutes of exercise daily. Just boost the power.

 

One simple, high-intensity, 20 minutes to 30 minutes’ exercise includes the following:

 

1) A 3 to 5-minute, relaxed walk (jog, bike, swim whatever).
2) Do 30 seconds to 1 minute of a great power walk (run, bike, swim whatever). Put in everything you got into this.
3) Repeat #1 and #2 five times and then end with #1.

 

Now another piece of information that is even more important to boosting longevity than keeping high blood pressure at bay. High blood pressure is the number one underlying cause of death for people over 70.

 

The easiest and best way I know to lower blood pressure is actually another type of exercise.

 

But unlike the high-intensity exercises above, with these blood pressure exercises, you won’t even break a sweat. Learn these simple blood pressure exercises here…

 

Watch this Video – How To Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

 

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This program will provide you the natural high blood pressure treatments, natural recipes to cook healthy meals and useful strategies to build a healthy diet with the aim to help you to maintain and stabilize your blood pressure.

 

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When a Low-Salt Diet Raises High Blood Pressure


When a Low-Salt Diet Raises High Blood Pressure - Since the early 80’s, there has been an intense anti-salt propaganda movement in government health guidelines. However, the number of people with high blood pressure has been rising despite adopting a low-salt diet. Read on to find out the reason for this.
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Can a Low-Salt Diet Really Prevent High Blood Pressure?

 

Since the early 80’s, there has been an intense anti-salt propaganda movement in government health guidelines. However, the number of people with high blood pressure has been rising despite adopting a low-salt diet.

 

I believe that low-salt diet recommendations and many other official pieces of ‘health advice’ are, in fact causing the exact diseases they are supposed to prevent.

 

You see, we need a balanced diet to be healthy. Part of that diet is plenty of protein, carbohydrates and fat. And then we need all kinds of minerals and vitamins.

 

Yes, I know I’m presenting this as a kindergarten teacher would, but these just seem to be facts that agencies giving ‘health advice’ don’t understand.

 

Sodium from salt is one of the most essential minerals for us. It’s vital to every cell in your body and plays a part in everything from nerve function to the digestive system.

 

In fact, studies have shown that people with diets very low in salt are more likely to suffer a heart attack than those eating a diet with typical amounts of salt.

 

And only a few very extreme studies comparing the absolute highest salt consumption to absolute lowest have shown any connection between salt consumption and blood pressure.

 

What Can Be the Risks of a Low-Salt Diet?

 

Health advisers also overlook the real danger of excessively low salt in the diet.

 

Take Steve as an example. He was diagnosed with high blood pressure a few years ago, and since then has completely transformed his life. He ate a very healthy diet. Fresh, unprocessed meals three to five times a day. Lots of fruits and vegetables. And the salt shaker was left in the cabinet.

But whether it was from actual lack of salt or an old habit, Steve’s body didn’t seem to be satisfied with the low salt diet; it craved more salt.

 

Steve wasn’t quite conscious about what exactly it was that his body was craving, but it created underlying anxiety in his space. After he cut out all salt, he felt a lack of energy, which is a very common symptom of dangerously low salt intake.

 

Studies have shown that people with high blood pressure crave salt more than those with normal blood pressure. We don’t know why, but it’s a proven fact.

 

Making up for this unexplainable craving and lack of energy, Steve began doing something he had never done before: binging. Filling the plate two, three, or four times every meal, and still feeling tired and unsatisfied. He especially craved high calorie comfort food, such as bread and pasta. He was overloading his system.

 

Needless to say, Steve began to pack on weight. With the extra weight as well as the anxiety, his blood pressure also rose; his blood sugar level was concerning, and he was having trouble sleeping.

 

Since Steve had been to this point very health conscious, he couldn’t understand this. One day he ran into me on the street and asked for advice. After hearing his story, I suggested buying all-natural Himalayan salt and indulging for a week. Then use it in a balanced way after that.

 

What Is the Alternative to a Low-Salt Diet for Controlling High Blood Pressure?

 

I urged Steve also to consume plenty of potassium to counteract the salt, which has been found much more effective than cutting down on salt. I also recommended that he drink plenty of water.

 

You can find potassium can in various foods, such as white beans, dark leafy greens, baked potatoes (with skin), dried apricots, squash, yogurt, fish, avocados, and bananas.

 

A few days later, he was a different man. More relaxed and happy, he didn’t have the cravings or anxiety bothering him like before.

 

One word of warning. Most people overload themselves with sodium from packaged, microwaveable, and fast foods. The salt used in these products is extremely processed, plus there are many other chemicals that make these foods very unhealthy. So, my advice is to stay away from highly processed and fast foods altogether.

 

The next step for Steve was to bring his blood pressure down the right way. To do that, I taught him 3 easy exercises that have worked for thousands of clients all over the world. Here are the exact 3 blood pressure exercises I taught Steve…

 

Watch this Video – Salt Does NOT Cause High Blood Pressure, It LOWERS It – Backed By Clinical Studies

 

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How Airports Raise Blood Pressure Without Traveling


How Airports Raise Blood Pressure Without Traveling - According to a new study, published in The Journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine, it turns out that airports can raise your blood pressure even if you don’t travel.
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Frequent travellers won’t be surprised that airports raise blood pressure.

Planes are late, the overlays are long, security personnel are nasty, waiting lines are long, or you run into some other problem that you can’t anticipate ahead of time.

 

But, according to a new study, published in The Journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine, it turns out that airports can raise your blood pressure even if you don’t travel.

 

It’s been established in previous studies that living around loud airports raises blood pressure.

 

High blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart failure, heart attack and kidney failure. It affects more than a billion adults worldwide.

 

Is It Really the Noise from Airports Raise Blood Pressure?

 

But is it really the noise or something else that causes it? That was the answer a team of Greek, Dutch, and British scientists wanted to know.

 

The research team showed that people living for at least five years near a busy airport and under a flight path have a greater risk of developing chronic high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, than those who live in quieter areas.

 

They approached participants who lived near Athens International Airport from 2004 till 2013 to check the hypertensive effects of airport noise over time.

 

Based on people’s addresses, they calculated the exact decibels (dB) of noise to which they were regularly exposed.

 

Because other types of noise are present during the day (like traffic, construction, music, and so forth), they focused on night time noise specifically.

 

In What Way Do Airports Raise Blood Pressure?

 

Researchers found that their subjects were 2.6 times more likely to have high blood pressure with every 10 dB increase in night time airplane noise.

 

They used digital recorders to determine what noises had the biggest impact on blood pressure, ranging from road traffic to a partner’s snoring to an airplane taking off or landing.

 

The Decibel level, not a sound’s origin, was the key factor, but airplanes had the most significant impact, according to researchers.

 

Since they also gave their subjects a questionnaire to measure the amount of irritation they experienced because of the noise, they could also conclude that the aircraft noise increased blood pressure even when people were not specifically annoyed by it.

 

This study proves again that stress is the main cause of high blood pressure.

 

Loud noise is just one of many stress factors that cause high blood pressure. And in most cases, it’s unconscious. I call this “sensory stress”.

Other stress factors are emotional, mental and physical stress.

 

The only reliable way to lower your blood pressure is to lower the stress hormone buildup in your body, using the simple blood pressure exercises found here…

 

Watch this Video – How noise can increase blood pressure

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How Rotten Eggs Cure Just About Everything (I’m not joking)


How Rotten Eggs Cure Just About Everything (I’m not joking) - What does the cure for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, heart attack and dementia have to do with rotten eggs? Well, rotten eggs are a rich source of hydrogen sulfide. In fact, the stinky intolerable smell in the rotten eggs is due to this gas! Researchers have discovered that hydrogen sulfide can help to reverse mitochondrial damage which is central to preventing certain diseases.
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Pretty weird.

 

Here’s a rotten, smelly food that’ll help cure you of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, heart attack and dementia (and even more).

Call it an all-in-one package that could lead to a healthier, more disease-free life.

 

A team of researchers from the University of Exeter have developed an interesting compound called “AP39” that has been found to have a protective effect on mitochondria.

 

Let us first look at what mitochondria are. We know that energy is needed for all activities and our very existence. Mitochondria are the organelles inside our cells that are responsible for producing energy through a series of processes.

 

These organelles determine which cells will survive and which will die, and they play an important role in inflammation. Mitochondria power the cells in the blood vessels too.

 

Considering how important it is, it is not surprising that any damage to mitochondria can result in a plethora of diseases—stroke, heart disease, dementia, diabetes and arthritis. Mitochondrial damage can also speed up the aging process.

 

Now the cells have a way to reverse mitochondrial damage which is central to preventing certain diseases.

 

This is what happens: When the cells experience stress and the mitochondria get affected, the cells draw in certain enzymes that can produce hydrogen sulfide, which humans produce in small amounts during digestion. Hydrogen sulfide helps repair damaged mitochondria and restore its vital function. In fact, the compound AP39 developed by the scientists delivers this gas to the cells to keep them alive. This could have future implications in the prevention of strokes, arthritis, heart disease, among other things, the researchers say.

 

Watch this Video – Body Makes Its Own Rotten Egg Gas to Benefit Health

This research is interesting but preliminary. While no conclusions can be made at this time, may this news let you wince just a little bit less the next time you’re assaulted by a rotten eggs smell.

 

What does this all have to do with rotten eggs? Well, rotten eggs are a rich source of hydrogen sulfide. In fact, the stinky intolerable smell in the rotten eggs is due to this gas!

 

Does this mean you should stuff up on rotten eggs to keep the mitochondria ticking? It’s not advisable at least until there is enough evidence! Until then keep yourself fit with healthy food and exercises!

 

Talking about exercises … discover how 3 easy exercises drop high blood pressure below 120/80—as soon as today …

 

And high cholesterol—normalize it and clear out clogged arteries—within a month—by cutting out this one ingredient (you didn’t even know you were consuming) …

 

Type 2 diabetes—is history following these 3 easy steps …

 

This post is from the High Blood Pressure Exercise Program. It was made by Christian Goodman Blue Heron health news that has been recognized as one of the top quality national health information websites. 

 

This program will provide you the natural high blood pressure treatments, natural recipes to cook healthy meals and useful strategies to build a healthy diet with the aim to help you to maintain and stabilize your blood pressure.

 

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This Household Herb Can Drop High Blood Pressure 19 Points


This Household Herb Can Drop High Blood Pressure 19 Points - This could be considered the most powerful heart herb on earth. And you most likely have it sitting in your kitchen cabinets already. In a study published in the Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics, not only did it help participants to drop high blood pressure 19 points …… it also almost eliminated plaque build-up in their heart and oxidation of their cells. And did I mention it’s delicious and can be found in all supermarkets dirt cheap?
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This could be considered the most powerful heart herb on earth. And you most likely have it sitting in your kitchen cabinets already.

 

In a study published in the Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics, not only did it help participants to drop high blood pressure 19 points …

 

… it also almost eliminated plaque build-up in their heart and oxidation of their cells.

 

And did I mention it’s delicious and can be found in all supermarkets dirt cheap?

 

Wonders of Cardamom – It Can Drop High Blood Pressure

 

Cardamom is known as the queen of spices. It is native to the evergreen rainforests of southern India and also grown in few tropical countries. Aromatic cardamom acts as a breath freshener.

 

Apart from being used for flavouring foods, cardamom is used as a digestive tonic and an essential oil in aroma therapy. It has antioxidant, disease-preventing and health-promoting properties.

 

Cardamom oil has therapeutic properties and is used in many traditional medicines. It is also a good source of minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium.

 

Application of cardamom paste to the forehead gives instant relief from headache. Chewing cardamom before going out in the hot summer sun provides protection against heat strokes.

 

Regular use of a mix of cardamom powder and honey gives relief from asthma and whooping cough. It also helps improve the voice and hence, is consumed by vocalists.

 

Most important it helps control high blood pressure!

 

The researchers gave their volunteers (all suffering high blood pressure) 1.5 grams of cardamom powder, twice a day for 12 weeks.

 

One-quarter of a tablespoon full equals around 1.5 grams, if you want to try this at home.

 

At the end of the study, the participant’s average systolic blood pressure had dropped 19 points and diastolic 12 points.

 

So, those with high blood pressure of 140/90 could possibly bring their pressure down to a healthy level of 120/80 using nothing but cardamom powder.

 

Even more importantly, the antioxidant levels in their blood improved 90%. This is extremely important as oxidation is the main cause of cholesterol plaque build-up in the heart, causing heart attack and stroke.

 

In fact, here we’ll teach you how to clear your heart completely of cholesterol plaque by cutting out just one type of ingredient …

 

But how does cardamom help to drop high blood pressure so drastically?

 

Turns out it has the exact same function as calcium channel blockers (one of the most common blood pressure medications), without any side effects.

 

This makes cardamom the most powerful herb I’ve heard of that can drop high blood pressure.

 

Watch this Video – How to lower blood pressure quickly and naturally

Now, for a recipe to help drop high blood pressure – Cardamom scented carrot soup

 

Ingredients

 

Butter: 2 table spoon

Cooking oil: 1 table spoon

Carrot (peeled and diced): 250 gm

Sweet potato (peeled and diced): 50 gm

Onion (diced): 1

Ground cardamom: half tsp

Cayenne pepper: quarter tsp

Salt to taste

Pepper powder to taste

Water: two-and-a-half cups

Fresh cream: 1 table spoon

 

Method:

 

Heat a pan over medium heat. Add the cooking oil. Add the onions and sauté till light golden in colour. Then add the carrots and sweet potatoes followed by the cardamom powder and cayenne pepper.

 

Add water and cook till the vegetables are tender. Remove from heat and blend until smooth. Return to the flame, season to taste. Finish with the fresh cream and butter.

 

But if you want an even more powerful method, learn how these 3 easy exercises drop your blood pressure below 120/80—starting today…

 

This post is from the High Blood Pressure Exercise Program. It was made by Christian Goodman Blue Heron health news that has been recognized as one of the top quality national health information websites. 

 

This program will provide you the natural high blood pressure treatments, natural recipes to cook healthy meals and useful strategies to build a healthy diet with the aim to help you to maintain and stabilize your blood pressure.

 

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This Skin Issue Links to Increased Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke


This Skin Issue Links to Increased Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke - A new study reveals how this small skin issue drastically raises your risk of heart attack and stroke as well as other cardiovascular diseases. Ironically, it may be more serious, the better your apparent cardiovascular health is. Korean scientists used the database of the National Health Insurance Service to follow 519,880 people for a period of 10 years. During this time, they discovered 23,233 new cases of shingles.They found that shingles raised the risk of stroke by 35%, heart attack by 59% and overall cardiovascular diseases by 41%.
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You’ll probably find it ugly and irritating but it’s most often considered harmless and disappears quickly, never to return.

 

Not so fast though!

 

Shingles Links to Increased Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

 

Because a new study reveals how this small skin issue drastically raises your risk of heart attack and stroke as well as other cardiovascular diseases.

Ironically, it may be more serious, the better your apparent cardiovascular health is.

 

Korean scientists used the database of the National Health Insurance Service to follow 519,880 people for a period of 10 years.

 

During this time, they discovered 23,233 new cases of shingles.

They found that shingles raised the risk of stroke by 35%, heart attack by 59% and overall cardiovascular diseases by 41%.

 

Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke Initially High Then Reduces Over Time

 

The risk of heart attack and stroke was highest during the first year of shingles diagnosis and gradually decreased over time.

 

The risk of heart attack after a shingles diagnosis dropped from a 1.7-fold increase in risk in the first week, to a 1.3-fold increase in risk two to four weeks after the diagnosis, to a 1.1-fold increase in risk five to 12 weeks after the diagnosis. Again, by week 27, the risk returned to baseline.

 

This increased risk of heart attack and stroke is likely due to the biological effects of a shingles infection.

 

For example, inflammation from having shingles could lead to a blood clot, which in turn could cause a stroke or heart attack, according to the study.

 

Shingles may also bring on incidents of elevated blood pressure, due to pain or stress associated with the disease, according to the study.

 

Interestingly, the shingles-related stroke risk was highest for people under 40 years, the group with the best cardiovascular indicators like blood pressure and cholesterol. This suggests something other than the usual mechanisms might be responsible for the strokes.

 

But why do people get shingles?

 

Shingles occur in people who had chickenpox as a child when the virus gets reactivated for some unexplained reason. Most often at an older age.

 

Typically, decades later, when a person who had chickenpox has some dip in immune resistance, the virus travels along a sensory nerve to the skin, where it can replicate and cause painful, burning rashes and blisters.

 

The nerve inflammation it causes can persist for weeks and even months, and for an unlucky few, the resulting nerve damage can bring unrelenting pain.

 

It’s been known that when the shingles virus travels along the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve in the face, and affects the area surrounding an eye, the patient has a nearly five-fold risk of heart attack and stroke in the year following.

 

Because we don’t know why this happens, the only thing you can do to avoid shingles is to strengthen your immune system to fight the virus immediately as it gets reactivated before it flares up to your skin.

 

But shingles are of course not the most common cause of stroke and heart attack. The most important thing is to focus on…

 

Watch this Video – Shingles (Herpes Zoster) is a Risk Factor for Stroke, TIA and Heart Attack a New Study Finds

High Blood Pressure: Click here to test-drive the 3 easy exercises that drop your blood pressure below 120/80—as soon as today…

 

High Cholesterol: Normalize your cholesterol and clear out clogged heart arteries—within a month—cutting out just this one single ingredient you didn’t even know you’re eating…

 

This post is from the High Blood Pressure Exercise Program. It was made by Christian Goodman Blue Heron health news that has been recognized as one of the top quality national health information websites. 

 

This program will provide you the natural high blood pressure treatments, natural recipes to cook healthy meals and useful strategies to build a healthy diet with the aim to help you to maintain and stabilize your blood pressure.

 

To find out more about this program, click on How to Lower High Blood Pressure Risk Naturally

Strange Cause of High Blood Pressure (stop doing this NOW!)


Strange Cause of High Blood Pressure (stop doing this NOW!) - There’s this weird cause of high blood pressure that could be affecting you right now. Even if you’re watching your diet. Even if you’re making sure to exercise. But there’s hope: learning what this “weird” thing is can help you avoid it. Easily, too. And surprise! Eliminating it can lower your risk of high blood pressure by a whopping 38%.
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There’s this weird cause of high blood pressure that could be affecting you right now.

 

Even if you’re watching your diet.

 

Even if you’re making sure to exercise.

 

But there’s hope: learning what this “weird” thing is can help you avoid it. Easily, too.

 

And surprise! Eliminating it can lower your risk of high blood pressure by a whopping 38%.

 

Fighting with Friends and Relative – A Cause of High Blood Pressure

 

Negative social interactions can have a terrible impact not only on your day but also in the more distant future. According to the researchers in Central Michigan University, fighting with friends or family members can be a cause of high blood pressure as well as heart attack risk in adults.

 

The study focused on a previous long-term survey conducted in the University of Michigan on 6000 people between 2006 and 2010. The researchers excluded all participants who were previously diagnosed with hypertension and focused only on 1502 participants who did not previously have high blood pressure. The idea was to find out if negative interactions like fights and quarrels had an impact on hypertension.

 

They made a very significant finding. Fighting with friends and family can have more lasting effects than just ruining your day.

 

Those who rated their negative interactions with their loved ones at 2 on a scale of 4 had a 38 percent higher risk of developing high blood pressure in the next four years. For every higher rating on the scale, the risk increased by 38 percent.

 

Fighting with Friends and Relative – A Major Cause of High Blood Pressure for Women Between Ages of 51 and 64

 

Interestingly, it was women between the ages of 51 and 64 years who were most susceptible to develop high blood pressure due to negative interactions. Men and women above 64 years somehow seemed to be less inclined to be affected by the emotions or more capable of dealing with them.

 

In another study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh, researchers found that those who had positive social interactions in the past 10 minutes usually had lower blood pressure readings on an average based on measurements.

 

For more than 10 years, Karen Matthews, professor of psychiatry and epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, has been studying the link between social interactions and cardiovascular health. She has equipped her subjects with cuffs that measure blood pressure once every 30 or 45 minutes throughout their day. When the cuff inflates, participants stop and write down their recent activity: where they are, who they have been with, and what they have been doing.

Those who have had social contact in the last 10 minutes generally have lower blood pressure, Matthews said.

 

So, the message is: Take it easy! Don’t take fights and quarrels to your heart. Relax and de-stress whenever you can.

 

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Volunteering is good for your blood pressure: study

 

On the other hand, a new US study suggests that volunteering to help others doesn’t only feel good but it can also boost your heart health by reducing blood pressure.

 

The study involved 1,100 adults aged 51 to 91, who were interviewed about their volunteering habits and had their blood pressure checked at the beginning of the study and again four years later. All of the subjects had normal blood pressure readings at the time of the first interview.

 

Regardless of the type of volunteering activity the subjects engaged in, participants who said during the first interview that they volunteered for at least 200 hours per year were 40 percent less likely to have high blood pressure four years later than those who did not volunteer.

 

The study is slated for publication in the journal Psychology and Aging.

 

“Every day, we are learning more about how negative lifestyle factors like poor diet and lack of exercise increase hypertension risk,” lead author Rodlescia Sneed, a Ph.D. candidate in psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, said in a university news release.

 

“Here, we wanted to determine if a positive lifestyle factor like volunteer work could actually reduce disease risk. And, the results give older adults an example of something that they can actively do to remain healthy and age successfully,” Sneed said.

 

“As people get older, social transitions like retirement, bereavement and the departure of children from the home often leave older adults with fewer natural opportunities for social interaction,” Sneed added.

 

“Participating in volunteer activities may provide older adults with social connections that they might not have otherwise. There is strong evidence that having good social connections promotes healthy aging and reduces risk for a number of negative health outcomes.”

 

A separate US study published earlier this year in the journal JAMA Pediatrics also linked volunteering with improved cardiovascular health in high school students.

 

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This Common Supplement Can Lower High Blood Pressure Risk


This Common Supplement Can Lower High Blood Pressure Risk - Amazing results from a study conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston reveals that the use of this common vitamin can lower high blood pressure risk. This supplement is usually prescribed to young child-bearing age women, as it is proven to prevent birth defects. However, according to this new research, we should all be taking this incredibly powerful supplement to avoid high blood pressure. Read on to find out more.
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Amazing results from a study conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston reveals that the use of this common vitamin can lower high blood pressure risk.

 

Folic Acid Can Lower High Blood Pressure Risk

 

This supplement is usually prescribed to young child-bearing age women, as it is proven to prevent birth defects. However, according to this new research, we should all be taking this incredibly powerful supplement to avoid high blood pressure.

 

Best of all, it’s cheap and available in your local pharmacies and health food stores.

 

The study, involving 150,000 women aged 26 to 70, was conducted to research the effects of folic acid supplementation on high blood pressure.

 

Young females who consume at least 800 mg of folic acid per day lower the risks of developing high blood pressure by one third in comparison with women who took 200 mg or less per day.

 

Researchers noted that even though older women consuming folic acid daily benefited from it, their high blood pressure risk was reduced only by 13%, compared to 30% for the younger woman.

 

Folic Acid Also Can Lower Stroke Risk

 

A new Chinese study led by Dr. Yong Huo of Peking University First Hospital in Beijing. Huo’s team tracked outcomes for more than 20,000 adults in China with high blood pressure who had not suffered a heart attack or stroke. Participants were randomly assigned to take a daily pill with folic acid and the high blood pressure drug enalapril (brand name Vasotec) or a pill with enalapril alone.

 

Over a median treatment period of 4.5 years, first strokes occurred in 2.7 percent of those in the enalapril/folic acid group and 3.4 percent of those in the enalapril group, the study found. That means that the risk of stroke was 21 percent lower among those taking enalapril/folic acid.

 

Patients taking enalapril/folic acid also had a lower risk of ischaemic stroke (2.2 percent versus 2.8 percent), specifically. Ischaemic strokes are strokes caused by a blockage, and comprise about 87 percent of all strokes, according to the American Stroke Association.

 

Adding folic acid was also tied to a reduction in heart-related death, heart attack and stroke (3.1 percent versus 3.9 percent), the investigators found.

 

There were no significant differences between the two groups in the risk of bleeding stroke or death from any cause, the study authors reported.

The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and was to be presented simultaneously at a meeting Sunday of the American College of Cardiology in San Diego.

 

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Found Naturally in Fruits and Vegetables

 

Folic acid is a B-group vitamin naturally found in dark, leafy greens like spinach, collard greens and romaine lettuce. As well, vegetables like asparagus, broccoli and citrus fruits are loaded with this vital nutrient. Many foods – such as breads, cereals and pastas – are now fortified with folic acid. The nutrient can also be taken in supplements.

 

But since folic acid use is more of a preventable thing, it may not be enough to lower high blood pressure risk if you’ve already developed high blood pressure.

 

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