There are several reports concerning the effect of CoQ10 on blood pressure in human studies. In a recent meta-analysis of the clinical trials of CoQ for hypertension, a research group led by Professor FL Rosenfeldt (from the Cardiac Surgical Research Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia) reviewed all published trials of Coenzyme Q10 for hypertension, and assessed overall efficacy, consistency of therapeutic action, and side-effect incidence. Meta-analysis was performed in 12 clinical trials (362 patients) comprising three randomized controlled trials, one crossover study, and eight open-label studies. The research group concluded that coenzyme Q10 has the potential in hypertensive patients to lower systolic blood pressure by up to 17 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure by up to 10 mm Hg without significant side-effects.
Garlic supplements should only be used under the supervision of a qualified health practitioner. Garlic can thin the blood (reduce the ability of blood to clot) similar to aspirin. Garlic may interact with many drugs and supplements such as the prescription "blood-thinners" drugs such as Coumadin (warfarin) or Trental (pentoxifylline), aspirin, vitamin E, gingko. It is usually recommended that people taking garlic stop in the weeks before and after any type of surgery.
Cardiac, diuretic, astringent, tonic. Mainly used as a cardiac tonic in organic and functional heart troubles. Both flowers and berries are astringent and useful in decoction to cure sore throats. A useful diuretic in dropsy and kidney troubles.
Fish oil is recommended for a healthy diet because it contains the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), precursors to eicosanoids that reduce inflammation throughout the body
Folate is a B vitamin necessary for formation of red blood cells. It may help to lower high blood pressure in some people, possibly by reducing elevated homocysteine levels.
Changing your diet is an important part of lowering high blood pressure. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet is promoted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Insitutes of Health (NIH).
The DASH Diet includes fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy foods, beans and nuts. Sodium is limited to 2,400 mg per day.
Studies have found that the DASH diet can reduce high blood pressure within two weeks. These are the daily guidelines of the DASH diet:
Mind-body interventions, particularly autogenic training, biofeedback, EFT, and yoga, have been found to modestly reduce high blood pressure compared with placebo.
Aerobic exercise is an important part of the natural approach to lower high blood pressure.
People with high blood pressure should speak with their doctor first before embarking on a new exercise program.
Walking is an excellent form of exercise.
Herbs and Supplements To Avoid
Herbs that have been found or suspected to cause high blood pressure include:
Rosemary essential oil
Note: Check with your Health Care Practitioner before beginning a regimen using herbs, especially if you are taking prescription medicines.
luellamay, hope you don't mind me 'posting' this message from the "hypertension" forum, it is relevant i feel, thankyou so much, tomi.
tony for a minute i thought i got my marching orders , an R, blimey! i promise you that i won't let me 'ego' get in your way , thanks so much, tomi.
Hopinso, welcome and thank you for your insightful and informative post. It is very possible to get off those prescription pills, although it's not an overnight thing.
Bless your heart Hopinso. We all fall short when it comes to our faith, especially when severe traumatic blows knock the wind out of us. I also understand what it means not to hav any money.
However, as much as we can, we must eat a healthy diet and take the proper supplements to maintain our health and strengthen our immune systems.Take supplements. You don't have to go for the expensive ones. And again, don't buy the junk you get in supermarkets. If you are not taking any supplements at all, Utopia Silver has a very reasonable Women's supplement, Female Basics in the Women's section.
Also (and I seem to be recommending this a lot lately) is the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) which deals with specific energy points in your body. It really works. You can use it for all types of healing, disease, pain, and emotional. Check it out at:
I would also try visualization and meditation for my back and the nerve damage. I would not take the word of doctors, maybe yes and maybe no. The mind is an incredible thing.
I hope I have helped out a bit. Don't be discouraged. God is omnipresent. He is everywhere. Including in your very being. Spread your arms out and feel His presence everywhere. As you move you are in His very being. A very powerful healing meditation that I do is, totally relax, and as I breathe in, I breathe in the very breath of God. Visualize it and visualize it going through every cell in your body. See it going through those nerves and healing every single part of your body.
I hope I have helped. Please let me know of any questions you may have.
Bless your heart Tomi. I remember them well. Have you tried Black Cohosh? It worked very well for me.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure as it’s more commonly known, is a serious health problem that affects many Americans. Over time, the damage that it causes to blood vessels can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney damage, and other medical conditions.
The DASH diet is one method. This diet aims to reduce high blood pressure by reducing your intake of fat, sodium, and alcohol. If you’re looking to reduce your blood pressure, this diet also recommends eating foods that are rich in potassium, calcium, and magnesium.