Blood Pressure Help

Whether high (hypertension) or low (hypotension), there is always help and hope for blood pressure concerns.  Blood pressure is not a root cause, but a symptom.  Dr. Bernard Jensen suggests finding the cause, removing the cause, then supplying the diet as needed.  This is really great advice.  But what is the cause of blood pressure changes?

For high blood pressure, the heart, kidneys, and adrenals may be involved. Also, endocrine system disturbances, oral contraceptive use, and obesity are also common causes of high blood pressure.

For low blood pressure, the heart or circulatory systems may have some dysfunction. Also, hemorrhage, anemia, infections, severe diarrhea, neurologic lesions, and more may cause low blood pressure.

Interestingly, many naturopaths feel the 120/80 goal for blood pressure is a bit low and may create symptoms of low blood pressure in some persons.  The recommended level for blood pressure has been trending down over the last 50+ years.  This may be because of research, but it is also because of pharmaceutical companies wanting to sell more product.

Regardless of if your blood pressure is high or low, there are natural ways to help your body heal itself.

 

The kidneys and adrenals play a huge role in blood pressure.  In fact, they are often a starting point in helping to correct blood pressure imbalances.  A frequent cause of high blood pressure is dehydration.  Those who can get in the proper amount of water a day (1/2 your body weight in pounds in ounces of water a day or at least 90oz a day) frequently find their blood pressure lowers.

High Blood Pressure

Common Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

  • Asymptomatic (no symptoms)
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Chest Pain
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Confusion
  • Flushed Face


Natural Ideas for High Blood Pressure

Foods
  • Blackberries
  • Dill
  • Cinnamon
  • Zucchini
  • Watermelon (flesh and seeds)
  • Pineapples
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Broccoli
  • Celery (4 stalks daily can lower blood pressure)
  • Buckwheat Sprouts
  • See Common for Both below
Nutrients
  • Potassium
  • See Common for Both below
Other Help
  • Essential oils: Balsam Fir, Celery, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon
  • Cell salts: Kali Phos, Nat Mur, Calc Fluor, Ferr Phos, Silica

 

Low Blood Pressure

Common Symptoms of Low Blood Pressure

  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Blurry or Dimmed Vision
  • Inability to Concentrate
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Sneezing
  • Cold, Clammy Skin (or pale skin)


Natural Ideas for Low Blood Pressure

Foods
  • Fava beans
  • Grapes
  • See Common for Both below
Nutrients
  • See Common for Both below
Other Help
  • Essential oils: Campor, Hyssop, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme
  • Cell salts: Nat Mur, Kali Phos, Mag Phos, Calc Phos

 

Common for Both

Natural Ideas for Both

Foods
  • Chlorophyll or Tart Cherry Juice
  • Olive Oil
  • Reishi
  • Garlic
  • Beets
  • Dandelion Greens
  • 2+ tbsp Healthy Fats daily (avocados, organic butter, coconut oil, olive oil, etc), probiotics, adequate pure water (1/2 your body weight in ounces a day (100lbs = 50oz))
  • AVOIDS: sugar, fake sugars, coffee, caffeine, GMOs, alcohol, meat tenderizers, soy sauce, yeast extracts, MSG, non-organic foods, tobacco, hydrogenated oils, food additives, fried foods, refined foods, table salt, processed/canned/frozen foods.
Nutrients
  • Vitamin D (from sunshine especially)
  • Choline
  • CoQ10
  • DHEA
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin C
  • Magnesium
  • Selenium
Natural Therapies
  • Acupuncture
  • Reiki and Energy Work
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Magnets & Polarity Therapy
  • Sound and Color Therapy
Other Help

 

 

I have a lot more tips and tricks in my naturopathc bag to help with both high and low blood pressure.  Please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment if you need further assistance.

Also, let me know if you have any requests for natural suggestions for other conditions!

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Note: Everything here is for information only. This is not meant to treat or diagnose any medical condition. Seek a qualified medical professional.

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