“I have high blood pressure, what can I do to lower it?” This is one of the most common questions I am asked. Whether it’s linked to stress (and who isn’t stressed), or diet, or even if it’s because of Grandma Lucy and your genes, there are many things that you can do to support your heart and keep your blood pressure in check. If you are looking for ways to lower blood pressure naturally, please read on.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), normal blood pressure is anything under 140 over 90. However, the OPTIMAL blood pressure is 120 over 80. Elevated blood pressure poses a major risk for heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. Lifestyle and dietary factors play a significant role in the regulation of blood pressure. Elevated blood pressure can be affected by numerous contributing factors such as coffee and alcohol consumption, smoking, stress, lack of exercise (as well as obesity), a high sodium-to-potassium ratio, low fiber, high sugar, high saturated fat and/or low essential fatty acid intake, and a diet low in calcium, magnesium, and/or vitamin C. Continue reading “Lower Blood Pressure Naturally”
I cannot wait until the tomatoes in the garden are ready… so I can make the best salsa ever! Well, at least my family thinks so. I originally found the recipe in one of the Moosewood Cookbooks and have tweaked it over the years, adding jalepeno pepper and taking away the vinegar. It combines tomatoes, cilantro, and plenty of garlic and is best served with… everything! Use it with chips, or on top of chicken or fish, or as an accompaniment to rice, beans and fajitas! Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Salsa Recipe”
If you have chronic sinus infections and are constantly taking antibiotics, you might like to listen in on Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 pm EST (5:30 CST, 4:30 MST, 3:30 PST). Dr. Rob Ivker, creator of the Sinus Survival program, will be talking about how you can stop having sinus symptoms, and reduce or possibly eliminate sinus infections, naturally.
You will also have a chance to ask Dr. Ivker questions.
To be part of this live discussion, you must register. The first 25 people who register will receive a free gift. To register, please click here.
A study published in Advances in Therapy has demonstrated that garlic won’t just keep vampires away, but it can also help keep you from catching the common cold.
Participants were either given a placebo or an allicin-containing garlic supplement. Allicin is the ingredient in garlic that gives it its antibacterial properties and according to this research, it may have some antiviral properties as well.
During the 90-day study, 24 colds were recorded in the group given garlic and 65 in the placebo group. The placebo group also took a longer time to recover from their colds compared to the garlic group. Continue reading “Study Reveals How to Help Prevent an Attack by the Common Cold Virus”
Host Dana Laake and her special guest Peter Josling will be discussing the health benefits of stabilized allicin, a key component of garlic.
Peter Josling is Director of The Garlic Centre based in Sussex, England – an independent source of information about the medicinal, culinary, and general properties of garlic. Mr. Josling has been involved in the invention, development and manufacture of the world’s first commercially available stabilized allicin extract.
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