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How to Normalize Blood Pressure: High and Low (CC)

September 19, 2019

Like. Share. Subscribe. [music] [music] Maintaining a normal blood pressure is extremely
important, because your blood vessels affect nearly every
square inch of your body and can cause problems as life-threatening
as stroke and hypovolemic shock or as comparatively insignificant as dizzy
spells and erectile dysfunction. For those who don’t know, blood pressure is a measurement of the pressure
in your arteries during the active and resting phases of each
heartbeat. Here’s what the numbers mean: Systolic Pressure – which is the top number, is the amount of pressure your heart generates
when pumping blood through your arteries to the rest of your body. Diastolic Pressure – the bottom number, refers to the amount of pressure in your arteries when your heart is at rest between beats. Most people believe that high blood pressure
is more dangerous than low blood pressure, and to a certain extent this is true, BUT low blood pressure can kill more suddenly
than high blood pressure. These sudden deaths are usually the result
of hypovolemic shock, brought on by dehydration. Both high and low blood pressure are usually
symptoms of other issues, which is why simply medicating blood pressure
into submission, is not the best way to normalize your blood pressure long-term. Treating the cause instead of just the symptom
is always the best way to go. High blood pressure is usually the result
of too much salt intake, lack of physical activity, being overweight, stress, smoking, consuming too much alcohol, chronic kidney disease, adrenal and thyroid
disorders, but can also be the result of advanced age
and genetics. Low blood pressure is usually a sign of nutritional
deficiencies, an allergic reaction, blood loss, and heart issues. We’ll start by discussing holistic treatments
that will help normalize both high and low blood pressure. Exercise increases blood flow and improves
circulation like nothing else. You don’t have to run, jog or engage in any
strenuous activities to benefit. Even 20 straight minutes of walking each day will do you and your blood pressure a world of good. Water truly is the elixir of life and good
health. And in this case, it can help normalize both
high and low blood pressure. As I mentioned earlier, low blood pressure
can be caused by dehydration, but what many people don’t realize is that
dehydration can cause high blood pressure as well. When you don’t drink an adequate amount of water the body will compensate by retaining sodium. And, as I’m sure you know, too much sodium increases blood pressure. High Blood Pressure (or hypertension) is greatly
helped by increasing macro-mineral consumption. The following three, in particular: Potassium and sodium are both electrolytes, which means that they are conductors within
cellular fluid and the bloodstream. The majority of potassium exists within cells,
though, while most sodium is outside of cells. An optimal balance between potassium and sodium
is known as membrane potential, and means one nutrient can alter levels of
the other. For example, when you have normal to high levels of sodium
and low to normal levels of potassium, more potassium will help to decrease sodium
levels by causing cells to release sodium in exchange for potassium, after which the body excretes the excess sodium
in urine. This is why most medical doctors prescribe
pharmaceutical grade Potassium, as part of a drug regimen, to help lower blood pressure. But if you keep your sodium intake low, you will only need the 4,700mg of Potassium,
recommended by the National Institutes of Health. In addition to controlling blood pressure
and heart rhythm, your body uses potassium to form new cells
and extract energy from carbohydrates. The amount of dietary potassium used to curb
your blood pressure changes from day to day and meal to meal, based on your sodium intake and your particular
metabolism. While no one can say how much potassium will
lower your blood pressure, achieving the recommended daily value will
put you in the correct range to offset average sodium intakes. The foods highest in Potassium are: Raw bananas, tomatoes, especially canned, peas, white beans, pinto beans, baby lima beans (frozen), lentils and kidney beans, most beans in fact contain high amounts of
potassium. Dates, condensed milk, baked potatoes – with skin, sweet potatoes with skin, raisins, halibut, sockeye salmon, spinach and many more. Magnesium Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral
in the Human body and Medical research has long suggested a link between magnesium deficiency
and hypertension, however, there is inconsistent clinical evidence
regarding supplementation. For some, supplementation worked, but for
others, getting sufficient magnesium from food may be required for normalizing blood
pressure. How much is enough? Depends on your gender. Nutrition experts say men need at least 350mg
of magnesium, while women require at least 280mg. Remember these foods? They are also rich in Magnesium. So you’ll
get even more bang for your caloric buck. All green vegetables are good sources of Magnesium, because the center of the chlorophyll molecule
(which gives green vegetables their color) contains magnesium. There’s also wheat bran and bread made from
whole grain wheat flour, broccoli, almonds, peanuts and peanut butter, cashews, blackeye peas, bran flake cereal, long grain brown rice, avocado, yogurt and many more foods… Some that may surprise you. Calcium Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the
Human body, and it not only helps ensure strong bones
and teeth, you also need it for healthy blood vessels,
heart rhythm, muscles and hormone secretion. Magnesium helps transport calcium and potassium throughout your body and aids in nerve and muscle function, blood
sugar maintenance and metabolism. In the February 2008 issue of “Hypertension,” Dr. Lu Wang writes that the risk for hypertension decreases with higher levels of dietary calcium intake, but NOT with calcium supplements. Recent studies have also proven that calcium from food is more effective than that which comes from manufactured supplements. However, not all calcium supplements are equal. The two of the most common types of Calcium
are calcium citrate and calcium carbonate. Calcium citrate is more easily absorbed by
the body than calcium carbonate, especially in people over 50, but provides less elemental calcium and is
more expensive. If, for whatever reason, you cannot get your
daily dose from foods Calcium citrate may be useful. And keep in mind that these studies did not examine Vitamin D levels in participants. Without Vitamin D, the human body cannot properly absorb Calcium, regardless of its source. So, how much will you need? According to the National Institutes of Health, adults 19 to 50 and pregnant or breast-feeding women require a total of about 1,000mg of calcium each day while adults 51 and older need about 1,200mg
of calcium. These amounts include calcium from food and supplements. The Harvard School of Public Health claims
that “dairy products contain the highest concentration of absorb-able calcium per serving”. These foods include low-fat milk, yogurt and Parmesan, Romano, cheddar, American, Gruyere, mozzarella and feta cheeses. But sardines also contain a significant amount
of calcium, as is kale, turnips, collard greens, spinach, fortified orange juice, soymilk and enriched cereals, enriched breads, waffles and grains. Meditation has also been clinically proven
to lower high blood pressure. Particularly transcendental meditation. Abnormally Low blood pressure (or hypotension)
is usually caused by nutrient deficiencies. In such cases, you can reverse the condition
by eating a nutrient rich diet. In particular, you should increase your intake
of Vitamin C, B Vitamins, especially Vitamin B5 (also known
as pantothenic acid), and Vitamin E. A protein deficiency can also lead to hypotension, because protein is necessary for building
blood vessels. Blood vessels in a person with hypotension
may be too weak to pump blood properly. Eggs are widely considered the best protein
source on the planet, because they contain all nine essential amino acids. But other great protein sources are Almonds
and Almond butter, Quinoa, Tempeh; Organic, Plain, European (Greek) Yogurt; Tuna, Wild Salmon, Organic Chicken and Grass-fed Beef. Make sure your meats are all lean, organically raised and non-GMO. Low blood pressure can also be caused by some
pharmaceutical drugs, thyroid disorders, Addison’s disease, hypoglycemia, nervous system disorders – like Parkinson’s disease, which can affect the communication between your brain and the rhythmic pumping of your heart; hypotension can also be cause by heart problems – such as valvular heart disease, a very low heart rate, and even congestive heart failure. Congestive heart failure is often associated
with high blood pressure, but can also be associated with symptomatic
low blood pressure. Very rarely, the cause of symptomatic low
blood pressure cannot be determined. Doctors will sometimes prescribe drug therapies
in these cases, but increasing salt intake is a simple solution…
that often works. And without the possible side affect of then
having to later struggle with hypertension. The symptoms experienced by most people suffering
from hypotension are dizziness, blurred vision, losing consciousness, shortness of breath, or an inability to perform your usual exercises. If you only experience such symptoms when
standing up from a sitting position or sitting up after lying down for awhile, this is called orthostatic hypotension and
usually lasts only a short period of time. Patients with these symptoms need to seek medical attention. Abnormally low blood pressure with no symptoms merits a medical evaluation, but rarely needs to be treated. If you feel fine and can function normally,
you are probably in no immediate danger. Since we all have a unique biochemistry, it’s possible that what is abnormally low blood pressure for most other people is normal for you. But you should consult a medical professional, just to be sure. The best way to decrease high blood pressure is to meditate and increase your intake of the macro-nutrients: potassium, magnesium and calcium. Mostly through your diet. The best way to safely raise low blood pressure is to eat a high nutrient diet, that includes sufficient amounts of the Vitamins C, E, B5, and eat high quality protein. Or even consume a little more sodium than
you normally would. To normalize both high and low blood pressure you must exercise on a regular basis and stay hydrated. I should also mention that if you are currently on a doctor prescribed drug regimen for blood pressure, it is not advisable to simply stop without
first consulting your doctor. And you should always let your doctor know which supplements you are taking, as they may interact with your prescription
medications. It is also a good idea to monitor your blood
pressure daily, at home, so that you can keep track of your progress. As you implement the aforementioned changes
to your diet and lifestyle, your blood pressure will change and your doctor
will be able to adjust your medications accordingly. Speaking of blood pressure medications, if you, or someone you love, suffers from
dragon breathe as a result of taking blood pressure medications, try chlorophyll. Taking 100mg of Chlorophyll three times a
day will neutralize the offensive odor in no time. It’s worked wonders for someone close to me. For more information on blood pressure – high and low, please visit my blog, Holistic Health & Living. You’ll find the link in the description box
below. If you have any questions or comments about
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  • Reply Anita Turner March 20, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    i am a little disappointed, bananas are not the highest source of potassium. Sweet potatoes are the highest source.

  • Reply Holistic Health & Living March 20, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    @Anita Turner  No. Sweet potatoes are not "the highest source" of potassium. White beans, apricots and dark leafy greens like spinach and Swiss chard all contain more potassium than both bananas and sweet potatoes. And I did mentioned sweet potatoes with skin in the video. The foods were NOT mentioned in any particular order, however.

  • Reply Rebecca M May 19, 2014 at 5:37 am

    I suffer from low blood pressure probably cause I'm to poor for food :/ I found out I got a job today though 🙂 don't know when I'll be starting though :,(

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    Been looking for the cause of my HT for 5 yrs. No answers here. Done all this. Had all the usual tests. Seen four different docs.

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    Very good info, but please provide a link to view the text of these videos, as the audio is not clear in the videos of this channel. Thanks for your good effort.

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    +Syd The video is closed captioned, but they must be switched on manually by each user. Thank you for commenting!

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    Hi, I suffer from low blood pressure (10 – 6 which should be 12/13 – 8) and after increasing the intake of these vitamins and getting more sleep than I used to (from 6 hours sleep I went too 8hrs sleep minimum per day), the dizzyness did not dissappear, yet I don't have problems with my vision, but I suffer from dizzyness that always lasts just one second and returns very regularly when I'm moving. It obstructs my ability to work and I feel light-headed. I don't know what too do.. Could it be possible that it is a cognitive problem? I used to sport daily, but this dizzyness prevents me from jogging, or at least makes it very difficult. I'm actually rather scared right now.

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  • Reply Rob K July 7, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    It is impossible to get calcium lodged into your bone from dairy products. Milk lacks the necessary ratio of co-factors of magnesium: zinc :iron. When dairy is consumed without the necessary co-factors the calcium ends up being displaced which can cause kidney stones and joint problems etc…. The reason is that the necessary co-factors are there are direct the calcium to the proper places in our bodies (bones). The most bio-available source of calcium is found in collard greens and spinach because they have the correct ratio of co-factors. Ask yourself, "where do cows get their calcium?" if you think that cows go around sucking each others teats for milk… you are incorrect. They get it from green leafy veggies. You will never see a cow with hypertension or hypotension for that reason.
    NEJM 2008 reported that they know the components that cause type 1 diabetes. Genetic predisposition, Bovine protein in Dairy, Intestinal permeability caused by things such as glyphosate and gliadin, and low levels of Chromium and Vanadium. Milk does not do a body good.
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    I've been eating healthy and can't get full. I eat and eat and eat and can't get full. I feel pain and tingly in my legs and arms. I went to the doctor and took a blood test. The doctor said that nothing is wrong. I've been suffering this pain for a week now and I still don't feel better.

  • Reply Marcia Hudson January 8, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Great video, i would like to know if holistic treatment can healed thyroud? Thanks..

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