Before we dive in let’s define what Blood Pressure means: Blood pressure is a combination of systolic and diastolic pressure. Systolic pressure represents blood force, or pressure, while the heart is beating and diastolic pressure stands for blood pressure when the heart is at rest.

Blood pressure ranges include:

  • Normal: Less than 120/80
  • Prehypertension: 120–139/80-89
  • Stage 1 high blood pressure: 140–159/90-99
  • Stage 2 high blood pressure: 160 and above/100 and above

Why Does Your Blood Pressure Rise:

High blood pressure starts when the pressure on the arteries and blood vessels becomes too high, and the arterial wall becomes askew causing extra stress on the heart.

 

What Can Cause high blood pressure:

  • A high-salt diet
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Emotional stress
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Smoking
  • Obesity

Results of high blood pressure include:

  • Aneurysm
  • Heart failure
  • Blurred Vision or even loss
  • Reduced kidney function
  • Blood vessels can be blocked or also rupture
  • Impairment of cognitive function

Now, that what know what high blood pressure is and dangerous effects it can have on the body; it’s time to come up with solutions to combat it.

Here are few of my go-to natural remedies:

  • Eat foods high in Omega 3’s (salmon, flaxseed, chia seed, walnuts, and sardines)
  • Take MegaCal before bed, magnesium helps to relax blood vessels and can have an immediate impact on naturally lowering blood pressure
  • Before bed add a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil to your temples and wrists. Lavender has shown to relax blood vessels and can have an immediate impact on naturally lowering blood pressure
  • Add a few drops of Lemon Essential Oil to your morning water routine. Studies have shown Lemon Essential Oil can decrease blood pressure. It may also protect against heart palpitations, tachycardia, and heart attacks.
  • If you’re not taking CoQ10, I highly recommend adding it to your daily supplement regime.  CoQ10 is an antioxidant that is imperative for a healthy heart.
  • Manage your stress with journaling, yoga or meditation
  • Exercise at least 3x a week (focus on cardio walking, circuit training, indoor rowing or plyometrics.

 

***Always check with your doctor before making any major diet or exercise changes or trying new supplements.

 

***The information on our website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Author: andreaw

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