Here are a few facts about hypertension:
- Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a mostly silent, dangerous condition that can increase your chances of developing heart disease and other health problems (by A LOT!).
- Lowering blood pressure with drugs won’t work to prevent heart disease or other health problems if you have mild hypertension (defined as systolic BP 140-159 mmHg and/or diastolic BP 90-99 mmHg) and no history of or current heart disease.
- Recent American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines call for increased use of drug therapy if you are in this group. This means that doctors are required to prescribe drugs even if they’re not effective!
- Lifestyle and diet work better for blood pressure and heart disease for most people, even if they are at risk.
Has your doctor ever prescribed blood pressure drugs to you? Did you and your doctor discuss diet or lifestyle changes before the blood pressure prescription?
I didn’t think so.
That, my friends, is a FAIL.
Did you know that blood pressure meds carry the risk of side effects (such as immune system or sexual dysfunction) and can deplete nutrients from your body such as vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, and coQ10 (among others)?
Your body needs these nutrients to maintain healthy blood pressure, so go figure.
Wouldn’t it be better to try to use natural therapies that don’t deplete vital nutrients or have dangerous side effects?
So, Maybe My Blood Pressure is a Little High, What Do I Do Now?
A thorough nutritional blood test is crucial to identify your problems and from that, we can recommend a customized treatment program as well as preventive measures including diet and lifestyle changes, and proper supplementation based upon your individual test results. It is time to take your health into your own hands. Find out where your nutritional status lies by completing a nutritional blood test. Take a couple of months to try a safe natural drug-free approach. Results can often be seen in just a few days or weeks. Let us guide you down the right path with an individualized plan that is constructed specifically towards your needs and help you discover a safe and natural option to benefit your health.
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