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Posted by P. Raghavan (Virudhunagar, Tn, India) on 12/28/2015
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It is suspected that High Blood Pressure in many cases are associated with well below normal level of Nitric Oxide generating probiotic bacteria in the digestive system. Nitric oxide is generated by these bacterias from the food we eat. Nitric oxide will join blood stream and dilate all stiff blood vessels in the body. Kefir contains nitric oxide generating probiotic bacteria.

One lady in my town took one cup of Kefir in the moring on empty stomach for 8 weeks. The lady was suffering high blood pressure and was Diabetes 2. After this Kefir routine, her blood pressure is now normal and she is not diabete now. Another man who was suffering from high blood pressure did the same Kefir routine. His blood pressure is normal now.

Just because this Kefir routine cleared two people from high blood pressure problem, it will be hard to think it will work for everyone. But one can try this Kefir routine since there is nothing to loose.

Replied by P. Raghavan
Virudhunagar, Tn, India

Probiotic Capsules for High Blood Pressure

One of the reasons for high blood pressure problem is the probiotic imbalance in the digestive system. Probiotic imbalance is caused by :

1) Antibiotic / Steroid Treatment,

2) Stress,

3) High fat diet ( Animal fat and Vegetable fat ),

4) Sedentary Lifestyle,

5) Smoking,

6) Alcohol, etc.

According to research papers available in the net, there are probiotic (friendly) bacteria in the digestive system that can generate nitric oxide from the food we eat. Nitric oxide will join the blood stream and dilate all stiff blood vessels in the body. The nitric oxide generating bacteria mentioned in these papers are : 1) L. Plantarum 2) L. Rhamnosus 3) L. Fermentum. If there are deficiencies of nitric oxide generating bacteria in the digestive system, high blood pressure problem will develop.

There are multi strain probiotic capsules available for about us dollar 28 ( 60 capsules ) in Amazon.com. Its name is : ULTRA-30 Probiotics - 18 strains - 60 capsules. This capsule contains L. Plantarum, L. Rhamnosus and L. Fermentum. Among these three probiotic strains, L. Plantarum plays a critical role. The simple procedure to solve the high blood pressure problem is as follows :

" Take one probiotic capsule in the morning 30 minutes before breakfast for 60 days " .

If the high blood problem is not solved in 60 days, then the reason for high blood pressure problem is other than probiotic imbalance like :

1) Genetics,

2) Chronic kidney disease,

3) Ardenal and Thyroid disorder,

4) Sleep Apnea, etc.

My guess is that high blood pressure problem will be solved by this procedure for more than 60 % of the people.

Best Wishes

P. Raghavan.

Replied by Iowama
Iowa, Usa

P Raghavan,

As it happens, I have just returned from spending a week with my parents and was dismayed to see that my mother, while taking excellent care of my father, has stopped making time for the habits that used to sustain her in excellent health. I have ordered probiotics for her and will follow up with your instructions. Your method seems to be a very logical way to find out the source of her elevated blood pressure. Thank you for sharing it.

Kefir and Apple Cider Vinegar  

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Posted by P. Raghavan (Virudhunagar, Tn, India) on 04/08/2016
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One of the best treatment for High Blood Pressure is as follows:

1) Take one cup of homemade milk kefir in the morning on empty stomach for 8 weeks.

2) Mix 2 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar, a pinch of sea salt and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, sesame seed oil or olive oil in a glass of water. Drink this just before dinner for 8 weeks.

These will cure high blood pressure problem.

Kefir is a milk-based Fermented Probiotic food while Apple Cider Vinegar is a Fermented food. But both are fermented foods. According to research papers available in the internet, there are some types of probiotic bacterias that can generate nitric oxide from the foods we eat. These nitric oxide generating bacterias can be classified as follows:

Tier I (critical) = L. plantarum and L. rhamnosus.

Tier II (useful) = L. fermentum.

These three types of probiotic bacterias are in Kefir. Nitric oxide generated by these bacterias will join the blood stream and will dilate all stiff blood vessels in the body. This will reduce the blood pressure.

Apple Cider Vinegar contains -

1) Fiber called pectin - It is called Prebiotic and it will be used by Probiotic bacterias as foods. This will help probiotic bacterias to multiply fast.

2) Many useful enzymes - Enzymes are necessary for many chemical reactions to take place inside our body. If some of these enzymes are missing inside our body, some chemical reactions necessary for our body will not take place.

3) Many Minerals - These minerals will change our body ph level from acidic to alkaline.

Apple cider vinegar also play an important role in reducing the blood pressure especially the enzymes it contains.

Best wishes P. Raghavan.

Replied by Waltz

Hi P. Raghavan,

Where in India do you get kefir? I looked it up in Amazon as well but could not find it.

Replied by P. Raghavan
Virudhunagar, Tn, India

My daughter in USA bought milk kefir starter (Brand - Mr and Mrs Kefir) from Amazon.com for about US $ 12. I got it from her.

P. Raghavan.

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Posted by Kathy (Ontario) on 08/17/2014
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Hi, I started using lemongrass essential oil for my high blood pressure. I put a drop on my wrist and rub it on the other wrist and then I put a small bit of coconut oil on my heart area and one drop on lemongrass oil. The lemongrass oil may burn sensitive skin, but the coconut oil stops the burn. I have high blood pressure and I did this 1 hour before my Dr appt, my BP was 118/80. I am convinced that this is the reason my pressure was normal.

Low Carb Diet  

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Posted by Miriam (Plain City, Ohio) on 03/23/2010
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I learned years ago that a low carb diet will dramatically lower high blood pressure quickly, usually within 12 hours! You will know it is working when you notice you are urinating more frequently. I know the low carb lifestyle has been controversial, but I have proven the benefits to myself for years. Also, acid reflux/heartburn will disappear while on a low carb diet!

Replied by Phil
Dearing, Ga

Hi Miriam.

I have been posting here for years now. Somewhere on here, I said that I believed sugars ( Carbs ) contributed as much to Higher blood pressure as does sodium. I also find that diet effects my blood pressure by as much as 15 to 20 points.

So yea, I think you might be on the right track about those carbs.

I think the key is to stay hydrated, but keeping the kidneys flushed. Asparagus extract can help keep kidneys flushed also.

Lugol's Iodine  

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Posted by Beth (Palmyra, Nj) on 06/23/2014
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I began taking 2 drops daily of Lugol's iodine. Within 2 weeks my blood pressure dropped from 135/82 to normal ranges I.e. 120/72 and some days even lower. Also ingesting a tsp of diatemaceous earth but since I was inconsistent with the later, I must credit the iodine. PTL!


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Posted by Suzanne (London, United Kingdom) on 06/04/2009
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Lycopene for High Blood Pressure: Lycopene in cooked tomatoes is supposed to be very good for high blood pressure. Apparently you get the most benefit from cooked tomatoes and apparently that's why a Mediterranean diet is supposed to be so good for you. I wondered whether you can buy it in tablet form and found that these tablets are available from health food stores.


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Posted by Darth (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) on 10/10/2015
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I've been fighting pre-hypertensive blood pressure for 2 years. I refuse to go on the "legal" drugs and have been trying Chinese medicine and herbs for the last two years.

Nothing made sense of me having 140-135/90-85 blood pressure. I eat organic, I don't eat red meat, I avoid GMO and chemical foods I go to the gym and run 5 days a week.

By chance I came across Dr Carolyn Dean on youtube and after listening to her video, I bought elemental magnesium as well as magnesium oil.

I started taking about 600mg a day including using the spray I would say 400 pill 200 spray and within two weeks my Blood pressure went down to 120/80 for the first time in a few years.

I realized I had never been eating healthy, because eating healthy doesn't mean eating greens, juicing and avoiding red meats, eating healthy means eating greens & juicing food sources that are mineral'y rich and not depleted as well as avoiding red meats.

Posted by Nancy (Dallas, Texas) on 12/15/2014
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I have recently found myself with high blood pressure. In experimenting twice now, magnesium has done a bang up job in lowering my blood pressure.

One hour ago, it was 158/96. I immediately drank water with one heaping tsp of Calm magnesium powder. Now, it's 135/83. That's a huge decrease!

I have order Magnesium Glycinate, because if I keep using Calm (which is Magnesium Citrate), it will soften my stools too much.

Posted by Craig (Corvallis, Or) on 10/04/2014
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I've recently been battling high blood pressure, and did all of the things that are recommended (lower salt, increased potassium) to balance my electrolytes.

Although my blood pressure improved, it still bounced around inconsistently. I finally figured out what was missing: increased magnesium.

The RDA for magnesium is 400mg/day and my diet wasn't providing me with anything even close to that number. As a result, my blood pressure has now stabilized at 120/80 (and below). Hope this helps someone!

Posted by Christine (Nottingham, England) on 01/26/2012

My husband has high cholesterol and has been on Bezafibrate for about eighteen years. He could not tolerate statins. He had sleep problems for a number of years. We decided to come off the tablets and he has slept very well since.

His blood pressure has now gone up to around 150/94. His heart reate is irregular and very slow ranging from 38 to 50 beats a min. I know statins and fibarates deplete q10. I have given him supplements. Also Garlic, fish oils, Licethin and natural sterol supplements. I am not so concerned about cholesterol. However I am concerned about Blood pressure and low irregular heart rate. I am afraid of heart failure. Does anyone know whether magnesiun could help? I know some use it for rapid heart problems. Also would hawthorn help? I do not want to make things worse for him. Any suggestion much welcome.

Replied by Geneva
Paragould, Ar

Yes Magnesuim will help his heart and blood pressure. He needs to see a heart doctor for help. I speak from having same problems. Believe me he don't want to wait till his heart jumps out of rhythm.

Best of luck to you and your husband,


Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa

Christine, to strengthen the heart, make sure you add Selenium and Vit-E to the CoQ10 as they work best together; and it's also recommended to swap the CoQ10 for the better form ---Ubiquinone, especially as one ages. *A note on Selenium, England is notorious for high Sel soil levels which have threatened cattle & sheep herds, and hastened tooth decay in humans, so I would take less than the recommended dose.

As for herbs, look for an herbal combination which contains as many of the fallowing as possible: Hawthorn, Cayenne, Ginger, Garlic, Ginko Biloba.

A dash of Sea Salt in 1/4-1/2 cup water 2 daily is good for HBP.

Hope this helps and good luck.

Replied by Khakimo
Atlanta, Usa

I believe the better form of CoQ10 is Ubiquinol, especially as one ages. Ubiquinone is the one you don't want.

Posted by Christina (County Kerry, Ireland) on 10/30/2010
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Hi , I was just following up on Naturalone from Stillwater, Mn, Usa idea about Magnesium, and high blood pressure, as my HBP has rocket ted in the last few months.

Hi Dennis, I just wanted to comment on your post. You mentioned that at first, the ACV appeared to be helping, but then quickly took a turn for the worse. When you mentioned esophageal reflux and anxiety, I immediately thought Magnesium. In addition to the hypertension, both of these conditions can be directly related to low Mg. levels. Not to mention that your medications also contribute to Mg. wasting.

I'm not suggesting that you ditch your meds, but I would highly recommend that you consider adding Mg. into your daily routine.

I had changed my diet, cutting out alot of different foods (I went Paelo) to see what might be triggering my multiple inflammation problems. So I thought I would do a search on Magnesium rich foods, which turned out to be most of what foods I had cut out, such as beans and soy products! Within 24 hours my blood pressure had come down, just adding 1/4 teaspoon of Epsom salts to the cider vinegar bicarb mix, which I try to have three times a day. Also it has cured the constipation that has also been a problem recently. I have been trying to keep protein down to a minimum and it is very interesting how little you really need. Christina

Posted by Kathryn (Spotsylvania, Va) on 01/20/2010

i wanted to ask sally_oh from Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica, what kind of magnesium (citrate, chloride, etc..) her husband takes for his high blood pressure. I am having some struggles with the same issue and i need some help. I am taking the acv (2Tablespoons x 3 daily) and am finding it beneficial but am still experiencing some elevated pressure.

EC: Kathyrn is referring to the following post: http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/blood_pressure.html#TED

Posted by B (Lv, Nv) on 12/03/2009

Re: http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/blood_pressure.html#TED

10/10/2009: Sally_oh from Escaz, San Jos, Costa Rica replies: "Funny, in 2009 my husband has high blood pressure so we've been doing lots of research. There is a lot now written that salt is not the culprit and that the no-salt is actually harmful! We use real salt, great stuff.

And my husband manages his blood pressure with 1000mg of magnesium a day: 500 in the am, 500 before bed. Works like a charm."

What is the best and most absorbable magnesium supplement? If no one can list name, then what form is best to take: powder, liquid, tablet....?

EC: Magnesium Oil (aka Transdermal Magnesium Therapy) is our pick: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/transdermal-magnesium-therapy.html

Manuka Honey and Cinnamon  

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Posted by CP (Huntington Beach, USA) on 04/22/2008
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Manuka honey is an amazing remedy for M.R.S.A. wounds, as well as for diabetic skin ulcerations. It comes in several strengths, so contact customer service on websites to see which is best for you. It is a little pricey, but I think it is worth it. It's delicious and healthful when taken internally and is wonderful when applied externally to the face. I am taking one teaspoon of Manuka honey and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon each morning and evening. It has lowered my blood pressure from 156 to 125 in a very short period of time. It also improves my sleep! I love this website and it makes me happy to give back for all the help I've received. Good luck to all.

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Posted by Donna (Apple Grove, Wv Usa) on 08/08/2012

Thanks for the info on high blood pressure. I am 58 and my blood pressure fluxuates on my stress level. I have been on about 15 medicines and they all have effects. I want to caution people about Metrapolol.. Out of 100 symptoms I had over 20... Even the ringing in the ears and hearing voices and a radio at night. I actually thought I was going nuts. I Lost an entire week. Short term memory loss... Ect.. EC may you be blessed a thousand times over for giving this info out for free and helping people who don't know!!!

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Nm, Usa
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I can validate the warning about Metoprolol. I was on it 25mg 1xdaily for less than two months. I had multiple side effects also. Coughing, panic attacks, visual hallucinations, depression, crying spells, and more. Thought I was going crazy as well. This is a dangerous drug. Beware!

Replied by Marie
Batavia Ny

I too took metropolol for a very short time. It lowered my heartbeat too low and made my heart go out of rhythm. I had to go to the er. Doc there said to stop taking it.