Article written by Janice Rosenthal
Owner gardenofessences.com and gardenofessences on etsy
Many people have asked me how to cure high blood pressure, naturally. Here is the amazing diet that consists of natural cures for high blood pressure.
If your Doctor requires you to be on medication, for reasons of safety, you can still try this diet for 6 weeks.
Then return to your Doctor, to have your cholesterol levels, and blood pressure re-tested. If you have followed the diet, strictly, your Doctor should be amazed at the changes, and may reduce or eliminate your medications.
NATURAL REMEDY FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
The foods in bold actively lower cholesterol, and should be eaten DAILY.
The foods in CAPITAL LETTERS actively lower high blood pressure.
Therefore the foods in both bold and CAPITAL LETTERS will lower both cholesterol AND high blood pressure.
The foods in neither bold nor CAPITAL LETTERS (in the left column), will not worsen cholesterol or high blood pressure.
TYPE OF FOOD
BLOOD PRESSURE-LOWERING FOODS
BLOOD PRESSURE-RAISING FOODS
COLD PRESSED OLIVE OIL – Use unheated, in place of butter, and sauces
Fried Foods / Hydrogenated Fat or Oil /Saturated Fat or Oil / Trans-fats / Margarine / Butter / Unsaturated Oils (Sunflower, Canola, etc.)
Fat Free Cottage Cheese /
Fat Free Yoghurt / Fat Free Milk /
Egg Whites Only
Butter / Buttermilk / Cheese / Cream /
2% Milk / 2% Cottage Cheese /
Egg Yolk (yellows) / Ice Cream /
or products containing these.
e.g. Mayonnaise / Sauces / Some Canned Soups / Chocolate / Any ‘Low Fat’ Product
Canned or cooked fish:
Sardines / Tuna / Pilchards /
All Soy Protein: eg.
Dehydrated Soy / SOY MILK / TOFU / CANNED BLACK SOY BEANS
Chicken: Breast Only, Remove Skin
Turkey: Remove Skin
Red Meat – Even “lean” meat has a LOT of saturated fat, and salt which is used in manufacturing.
Especially high in salt, fat, and toxins are:
Pepperoni, cold meat slices, pork products.
Eat as many as you like, especially:
AVOCADO, Olives, and Carrots
Eat as much as you like, especially:
Dates, BANANAS, and ORANGE JUICE
Eat as much as you like, especially: BAKED POTATO, BAKED SWEET POTATO, SPINACH, TOMATO PASTE.
Eat as much as you like, especially:
Peanuts / Peanut Butter / Roasted Nuts
Pumpkin / Sunflower / Sesame / Flax
At least one dessertspoon daily,
preferably more. (Incorporate seeds into
stir-fries, salads, muesli, pastas, oatmeal)
Roasted Seeds, Granola
100% WHOLE GRAINS
WHOLE OATS (Unrefined)
Cook as oatmeal or raw in home made
Brown rice and brown rice cakes
WHOLEWHEAT BREAD should contain at least 9 grams fiber per 100 grams.
Refined or instant oats / most granola /
Refined white flower products e.g. Biscuits,
bread, cake, most pasta (if you want pasta,
use whole wheat pasta)
“Brown” bread is not whole wheat bread!
LENTILS, SPLIT PEAS, ALL BEANS
Tea & Coffee
GREEN TEA (as much as you want)
Coffee (only two cups a day)
Sea Salt – Total salt allowed per day is two thirds of a teaspoon (this is 1,300 mg sodium).
Most daily salt intake comes from canned and packaged foods, so read all food labels for sodium content.
Regular table salt unbalances the body’s chemistry, and is the main cause of high blood pressure.This is found in most canned and packaged foods.
White sugar / candy / desserts / cookies / honey which is not labeled “raw honey” / foods containing sugar – read all food labels
Spring water or purified water via a home water purifier.
Tap water contains chlorine and heavy metals which raise cholesterol dramatically.
Raises blood pressure ENORMOUSLY, due to toxic burden placed on lungs.
Over 4,000 chemical compounds are created by burning a cigarette, many of which are toxic and/or carcinogenic (causes cancer).
Carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrogen cyanide and ammonia, are all present in cigarette smoke. The Surgeon General states that there are 69 known carcinogens in cigarette smoke.
The Institute of Medicine estimates that smoking a pack and a half of cigarettes per day, exposes a person to the same radiation as having 2,000 chest X-rays every year.
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) classifies secondhand smoke as a Group A carcinogen.
CALCIUM: A deficiency in Calcium can cause high blood pressure. Absorbable calcium is only found in Calcium Citrate. An excellent brand is Twinlab – Calcium Citrate capsules plus Magnesium. Take 4 to 8 capsules daily.
ANTI-OXIDANTS: There are many combinations to choose from, but a good anti-oxidant tablet will contain Vitamin C, E, A, and a variety of herbal extracts.
Yoga is excellent for lowering blood pressure.
Avoid Inversions, e.g. Shoulderstand, Headstand, Bridge, or any pose in which your head is lower than your heart.
Dog stretch can be done in a modified position, with your torso horizontally stretching to a table which you can grip onto.
HOW TO GET RID OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
To clarify how you should proceed: never go off your medication, in order to try out a natural diet and remedies for high blood pressure or cholesterol.
However, you can still try this diet for 6 weeks.
Then return to your Doctor, to have your cholesterol levels, and blood pressure re-tested.
If you have followed the above diet, strictly, your Doctor should be amazed at the changes, and may reduce or eliminate your medications.
SUCCESS STORIES USING THIS DIET
My mom, who is a doctor, had a checkup with her doctor a few years ago. To her surprise, she discovered she had extremely high cholesterol. Her doctor prescribed medication, but she decided she was going to try to Lower Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure naturally. She did not take any medication.
She stuck to the diet strictly for 6 weeks, then returned for a cholesterol checkup with her doctor. Her doctor was completely stunned at her cholesterol results, and told her that she no longer needed cholesterol medication!
HOME REMEDIES FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
I have a very good friend, who is 40 years old, and has a beautiful wife, and three wonderful children. He was, according to his doctors, a walking time-bomb: Meaning, he could die, literally, at ANY moment, from his excessively high cholesterol and high blood pressure. None of the medications he had tried had significantly helped at all.
I gave him the same HOME REMEDY FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE article as above. He kept to the diet, religiously for 6 weeks, and then he went to the doctor, who told him that his cholesterol and blood pressure was now 100% the same as a normal healthy 40 year old. Needless to say, the doctor was shocked at this impossible reversal, and now my friend no longer has to take medication, and will live to see his grandchildren!