VITAMINS - WHAT WORKS?
Is hypertension simply thick blood? Sounds
ridiculous, doesn't it? Well, that's what many renowned natural
health practitioners refer high blood pressure to.
hypertension or high blood pressure? Some people think it's being
overweight, stress, salt and a host of other
Here's another idea. Your blood becomes dirty.
Normally, the dirt is filtered out by the liver. But eventually your liver
gets dirty too. So your blood can't flow easily through the liver, and it
gets blocked. Often medical doctors put patients on blood thinners to thin
it out to work it through the liver.
But the problem is, that
filter still has to filter. And if it's dirty, it can't do the job. So the
course of wisdom would be to detox and strengthen the
A Natural Remedy for Hypertension Is Doable
Conventional allopathic medicine assures us that there is no
cure for hypertension--only control which must be continued for life.
Often this control consists of daily medication which is in the form of
strong chemical diuretics. These chemicals leach potassium out of the body
at an astounding rate. The leached potassium is then replaced by the
administration of inorganic caustic chemical potassium which does more
harm than good. The kidneys can become overworked by the processing of
Why not go to the cause of hypertension instead of
merely treating symptoms? Naturally, we have been provided with herbs
and foods that will totally provide for the proper chemical balance
of potassium and sodium in the body, as well as stimulate sluggish
In nature, the ratio of sodium to potassium is about
1 to 5. Man has altered this state by the ingestion of massive
amounts of salt in the diet. We are able to assimilate about 20
grains (the small salt particles) a day into our human system. The average
American man ingests about one teaspoon of salt a day. This comes in
processed foods, such as cheese, processed meats, breads, snacks, etc., as
well as additional salt from the old salt shaker.
sodium can force its way into the spaces between the tissues constricting
capillaries that are so small only one red blood cell may pass through
them at a time. This phenomena shuts down blood and nutrient (including
oxygen) supplies to various areas of the body. Unchelated sodium
also has the ability to hold water in the tissues causing edema. Salt is
also very hard on the small tubules in the kidneys and has an affinity for
cholesterol--another substance which plugs up arterial
Dr. John Christopher, N.D. would often recommend foods
high in potassium to help in blood pressure regulation. Grape juice,
potatoes, tomatoes, citrus fruits and green vegetables are only a few of
In other words, by combining lifestyle
modifications with whole-food supplements designed to bring the body
into homeostasis, you'll have a winning combination to balance the
body's electrical construction.
Many monitor their
hypertension with a sphygmomanometer and a stethoscope. Today, that market
produces easier monitoring devices. In any case, once you are in
harmony with nature's cures and the electrical construct of both the
universe and your body, you will not need external instruments to
measure your health, which I'm sure you'll agree is a gift.
Editor of the semi-monthly e-zine named, "Your Electrical Body", Rita has studied with master herbalists and naturopaths alike. Endeavoring to
follow the precepts of Dr. John Christopher and the principles of
electrical science, she has aided numerous
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