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7 Tips to Lower High Blood Pressure

So you want to lower your high blood pressure. You are not alone. High blood pressure or hypertension is an extremely common condition that affects nearly everyone at some point. Poor dietary choices, obesity, chronic stress, lack of exercise, or high alcohol consumption are some of the causes that lead to high blood pressure or hypertension. Fortunately, it is easily detectable and you can start working on how to lower it.

What is High Blood Pressure?

The heart has to work to pump blood through the arteries. If the arteries are narrow and the heart has to pump more blood, the person will likely have higher blood pressure because of the restricted blood flow. A person with a blood pressure reading of 140/90 mm Hg or higher is considered to have high blood pressure. If you don’t take action and treat high blood pressure, there is a higher risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or even having kidney failure.

High Blood Pressure in Men and Women:

1 in every 3 American adults has high blood pressure and women are just as likely to develop it as men. High blood pressure affects more men under age 45 than it does women. Between the ages of 45 and 54, the percentage of men and women with hypertension is roughly equal, but the percentage of women increases after age 55. The reason the for the increased percentage of women with high blood pressure in later years is because estrogen levels fall after menopause. Women and men can develop high blood pressure similarly via physical inactivity, poor eating habits, obesity, or high salt intake. Contraceptive pills may increase a woman’s risk for high blood pressure, so check it regularly if on a birth control pill.

Tips to Lower High Blood Pressure (Hypertension):

1. Lower Salt Intake:

When your diet has a high amount of salt in it, your body will hold extra water, which increases blood pressure. In addition to avoiding salt, it’s best to steer clear of fast foods, processed foods, or canned foods. Use salt-free seasonings, or Himalayan or sea salt in low amounts. A salt alternative, which is more beneficial to the body, is Dulse. Dulse flakes are the perfect salt substitute for those on a low salt diet. Dulse provides sodium and potassium, which is an essential sodium-balcancing mineral. Both sodium and potassium work together to provide proper fluid balance inside and outside each cell. Additionally, keep a heart-healthy diet, which avoids hydrogenated ingredients, high fat content, and incorporates fresh fruits and vegetables.

2. Lower Stress:

This may seem like it is easier said than done, but there are many ways one can easily reduce stress. First, identify what makes you stressed and then eliminate it or channel that energy towards something like yoga, meditation, or tai chi. You can also increase your daily intake of magnesium, as it helps to naturally lower stress. You can take a magnesium supplement, or you can incorporate magnesium-rich foods like bananas, avocados, spinach, raw almonds, pine nuts, cashews, lima beans, chickpeas, or Swiss chard into your diet.

3. Lemon:

Lemon juice is high in vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that helps neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals. Lemon keeps blood vessels soft and loosens things up, which can help reduce your blood pressure. Do not drink bottled lemon juice or anything from concentrate, as it can have sweetener or added sugars. Take the juice of half a lemon, mix it in a cup (8oz) of warm water, and drink in the morning on an empty stomach.

4. Garlic:

With garlic, you get a whole bunch of health benefits in addition to lower pressure. Raw or cooked garlic has blood pressure lowering effects, and can help reduce cholesterol levels. Garlic stimulates nitric oxide production by relaxing your blood vessels. Your recommended daily garlic intake should be at least 1-2 crushed cloves. Why crushed cloves? This creates hydrogen sulfide, which promotes proper blood flow, removes gas, and decreases pressure on the heart. Always remember fresh garlic can be more beneficial for the body. Once the garlic is cut, the hydrogen sulfide rapidly loses its potency and will all but disappear within an hour of chopping.

5. Exercise:

A little exercise goes a long way to helping reduce high blood pressure. It’s important to exercise daily, as this can reduce stress and promote healthy circulation. Don’t go overboard when you begin exercising, though. Start off by incorporating a daily walk into your routine. Make a scheduled time every day to exercise and stick to it. Once exercise becomes regular you can work out at different times, but a consistent workout time helps you to get in the habit at first. If you are limited by knee, hip, or back injuries, try swimming, yoga, rebounding, or using a recumbent bike. Aim for 40 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity 3-4 times per week if you want to lower blood pressure or cholesterol.

6. Restore Alkalinity:

You may be wondering what alkalinity is. If you have a poor diet or eat lots of sodium, chances are that your body’s pH balance is heavily acidic. It’s best to avoid alcohol, sugar, meat, processed foods, and grains because these are the top 5 acid forming foods. To keep your heart healthy and lower blood pressure it’s ideal to have a neutral pH balance. You can do this by incorporating alkaline foods into your diet. Eat dark leafy greens, organic apple cider vinegar, berries, peaches, or root veggies like beets and turnips.

7. Black Seed:

Black seed, or black cumin, has been known as a powerful cure for almost everything. You get a two for one with black seed because it helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. There are many anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that strengthen the immune system and reduce high blood pressure. You can also take 1 teaspoon of black seed oil and mix it with fresh fruit juice or herbal tea. You can also take the 1 teaspoon by itself if you don’t mind the taste.

High blood pressure is something that you can easily avoid if you take the right steps. It doesn’t have to be an inevitable condition. You can easily use some or all of the tips above to start living a healthier, more energetic life.




Related Questions

  • Q: I was given a blood pressure prescription because my reading was 140/90, I know that blood pressure is a symptom of something else going on. Do I need to cleanse my kidney? What's needed to treat high blood pressure?


    Please read our article entitled "High Blood Pressure" in our articles section. There is plenty of information located wthin this article Beloved!

    High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

  • Q: I am 37 years old and was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure. I related the pressure being elevated due to stress. My doctor prescribed medication for me, but I am looking for a natural way to assist me in lowering my pressure. I also suffer from acid reflux.


    High blood pressure can be eliminated by changing your diet (cutting back heavily on meat), cutting out table salt for sea salt, staying away from stress, etc. Perform the FULL BODY DETOX and follow this kit up with a daily maintenance regimen of CARDIO-VASCULAR FORMULA, NERVES FORMULA, and CIRCUL-AID FORMULA. Eat more raw fruits and vegetables. Drink more water! Detox 2-4 times per year! There is much help for you. You can heal!

  • Q: I have been diagnosis with high blood pressure, and I also retain a lot of fluid. My Doctor put me on a diuretic along with a pill for high blood pressure. What can I do to rid myself of this medication? How can I keep from retaining so much fluid?


    Oh, that's real easy. Perform the FULL BODY DETOX and when you're done, take the following formulas: CARDIO-VASCULAR FORMULA, CIRCUL-AID FORMULA, KIDNEYS AND BLADDER and INTESTINAL JANITOR. Get off the salt to stop retaining fluid. Drink celery juice daily!

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  • Q: I just stopped taking my medication for high blood pressure (10mg of Lisinapril) about a week and half ago. I started your regimen of Circul-Aid Formula, Cardio-Vascular Formula and celery everyday. Will there be any after effects from my taking prescription medication for a long period of time? Are there any other healing regimens I could undergo along with the current (i.e. cayenne/garlic)? I did the Full Body Detox in January (excellent), and plan on undertaking that regimen again in July. My only concern was the lasting effects of the medication. Also, the article on High Blood Pressure was very informative.


    Drug residues will remain in the tissues for some time. The more you detox, take herbals, and eat raw fruits and vegetables (drink fruit and vegetable juice), drink good water, etc. The faster the drug residues will leave the body. Drugs are not assimilated in the body, because they are not organic, they end up lodged in the tissues of the body. When you take herbs, and eat fruits and vegetables, the tissues are cleansed and that's how the drug residues are eliminated from the body. You are on the right path, and I suggest you keep doing what you're doing. Don't even worry about the past drug medicine use. Stay in the NOW (moment), and focus on what you desire and you will be alright. A cayenne/garlic formula would aid you. Go for it! Make sure changes are made to the diet because it's the primary factor in HBP along with stress. Check out our "Dietary Choices" section under 'More Services' on the Home Page.

    Article link:
    Dietary Choices

  • Q: I have high blood pressure and I would like to know during the detox, will the sea salt baths raise my pressure?


    Of course not!

  • Q: I am 58 years old 5'9.5" 145lbs. I have diabetes, hepatitis "C", high blood pressure, chronic renal disease and asthma. Where do I start? What do you suggest? If it would help I could fax my last blood work result.


    There is healing for you, Beloved! For diabetes, perform the Pancreas Kit and Regimen. For Hepatitis C, perform the FULL BODY DETOX. For high blood pressure, the FULL BODY DETOX will work for this as well. For asthma, perform the RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. Chronic renal disease? The RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN will also help for this too! So basically, you need to perform the Full Body Detox. After you perform your cleanses, make sure your diet is correct: cut out or cut back meat, and dairy products, refined grains and starches, etc. Avoid pharmaceutical meds. Bathe in sea salt (add 1 box) every day. Dietary and lifestyle change is the key!!!!

  • Q: Dear Dherbs.com, my mother is here visiting and she is diabetic and has high blood pressure. The high blood pressure medicine they switched to has made her very ill. Please help! I know if she detoxes all meds will be purged from her system and at this I am afraid she will fall deathly ill before the cleansing sets her system on the right track. I love my mother dearly and I am very afraid at this point. I am desperate for whatever advice and/or product you can offer. I am pulling her diet under control.


    Check out the Full Body Cleanse. The Dherbs.com Full Body Cleanse is a safe and effective 20-day herbal-based Cleanse that helps you work toward ensuring that your entire body is functioning at an optimal level: your immune system, circulatory system, digestive system, respiratory system, organs, vessels, and more.

  • Q: What do you recommend for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high sugar level (not diabetic yet). I need help with excess weight and lack of energy.


    We recommend you perform our Full Body Cleanse. The cleanse will help eliminate toxins, balance your weight, and restore your body to its optimal state.

    After the cleanse, order CARDIOVASCULAR FORMULA, CHOLESTEROL FORMULA, BOWEL MOTION, and SUGAR CONTROL to maintain the healthy progress you have made.

  • Q: I am looking for a product to lower my high blood pressure, without taking all that medication and that is all natural.


    Modify your diet (meat and dairy) first and foremost! Herbally, order CIRCUL-AID FORMULA and CARDIO-VASCULAR FORMULA.

  • Q: My Dad was recently diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol after suffering a mild stroke. What natural supplements/herbs would you suggest?


    We highly recommend the Full Body Cleanse, followed by the Pancreas Kit. Both of these cleanses can benefit diabetes, stroke and high blood pressure. Individual herbs that should be taken after these cleanses/regimens include:

    Pancreas Aid
    Bowel Motion

  • Q: My friend is pregnant with her first child and she is due in six weeks. She has an extreme case of high blood pressure and signs of high protein. What would you suggest she take to help lower her blood pressure?


    Oh wow! Have her take Eklampein Formula and Cardio-Vascular Formula . Sounds like she has Eclampsia. Please read our article on â€Eclampsia†under articles on our site.

  • Q: I am going to do the full body cleanse and I am a kidney patient on dialysis. I wanted to know if my current medications will hurt me if mix the herbs with them. I currently take clonidine for blood pressure, finasteride for enlarge prostate, metoprolol for blood pressure, diovan for kidney health, dialyvite for blood pressure, and sprionolactone for blood pressure. Do I take the herbs with my meds or in opposite times of the day? I will adhere to your past recommendations and I look forward to the response to these two questions.

    If you’re worried about the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceutical drugs, you may be especially interested in using a Cleanse to keep your systems clean, clear, and operating at an optimal level.

    Although the argument between pro and anti vaccination can be overwhelming for anyone we recommend doing extensive research on both sides before making a final decision on how to address your health needs. However, if you do choose to vaccinate, we recommend cleansing before and after vaccination in order to prepare and then rid your  body of any byproducts, impurities and toxins as a result of the drugs and help restore their body to optimal health.

  • Q: I am interested in buying something that works well for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Can you please recommend the best product for me?


    Sure! I'd recommend: High Blood Pressure: CARDIO-VASCULAR FORMULA and CIRCUL-AID FORMULA, High Cholesterol: CHOLESTEROL BUSTER and INTESTINAL JANITORIntestinal Janitor. However, it would be best to first perform the FULL BODY DETOX before taking these formulas.

  • Q: My husband is 46 and has been diagnosed with high blood pressure is taking the medication that the doc. has prescribed. Is there any thing else that he can do or use to get this under control? He has always been healthy, he hates taking the meds because it is affecting ....... you know what.


    I suggest you read our â€HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION)†article. It's located under ARTICLES on our site.

  • Q: I am now taking high blood pressure medicine, but I want to stop with it, I know I can't just stop without having something else right now, I want to know if you have anything that will help me. I also have body spasms, it is hard for me to do a lot of things, and I get spasms having sex. I am 58 years old, in good health otherwise, except for sinus problem. can you help me?


    Ma'am, CLEANSE your body to reboot your health. Try FULL BODY DETOX followed by RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN! The blood pressure medicine is poisoning you and will never help you.

  • Q: I just left the doctor to get treated for a sinus infection and the nurse said my blood pressure was high. 132/100 then 130/98. I'm 35 yr old and this scares me. Over the years I have experienced erectile dysfunction and this has really damaged my confidence. I think this is related to this high blood pressure. I want to fast and stop eating all fried foods. I want to eat one meal a day or every other day. I'm just really scared and I need to do something fast.



  • Q: I need help, which herbal supplements heal high blood pressure and lower sugar levels.



  • Q: You gave me a remedy for a lot of things. But the one I need the most is something to control this high blood pressure. My doctors are at a stand still. They don't know what is causing it and they damn sure don't know how to treat it. I feel like a walking time bomb. Please recommend me something, I needed it last week. I want to order something now for the blood pressure. To give you an idea my last reading today was 191/125 that is better than last week reading.


    Take 3 capsules of Cardiovascular Formula twice daily and drink one 4-ounce cup of celery and apple juice twice daily.

  • Q: I have high blood pressure, sleep apnea and would like to lose weight can you tell me what herbs are needed to cure these problems?