High Blood Pressure
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Natural Remedies for Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Dietary Changes
Posted by Jennym (Pittsburgh) on 12/18/2016
3 out of 5 stars

I wish people would realize that animal fats and meat are not a plague on mankind. I used to get secondary high blood pressure. It would come on at any time. I exercised (walked to work every day about 2 miles). I got rid of it by nixing vegetable oils specifically corn, peanut, soybean and canola oils.

I also started eating a healthy diet, meaning ancient wisdom from our ancestors- eggs, meat with the fat, liver, soaked grains, no processed breads or foods etc. I did not do any vegan/vegetarian stuff. I drank raw milk and avoided all processed foods. And guess what? After about 5 months, my rheumatoid arthritis and secondary high blood pressure went away as if by magic. People have to look beyond what they are being told and realize that we are the sickest we've ever been. The usual 'eat lots of veggies great health and avoid animal fats for great health' is not true. I only mention the book because it's the most concentrated source for getting back your health. Please see Dr. Weston A. Price's research into indigenous peoples diets.

Olive Leaf
Posted by Rose (South England) on 09/22/2016

Please do NOT go on any beta-blockers. I was left on that drug for 7 years, and it finished my legs. I have M.E. and apparently, it was the worst drug to be put on.

Chiropractic Sessions
Posted by Peter (Chicago) on 09/21/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I found out that when my girlfriend went to a NUCCA Chiropractor which truly restores posture not the regular chiropractor, it help her normalized lower blood pressure, and couple of other things, Highly recommended for people with muscle and spine, sciatica problems

Arginine, NAC
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 09/15/2016 2075 posts

Thanx for posting Art. This is very good news. I have long been skeptical about the Nitric Oxide boosting method for lowering BP as being merely a band-aid or treating the symptoms (which is fine for short-term). If NAC is showing improvements in this regard it certainly means a Glutathione deficiency and toxin overload. Eating Brazil Nuts or supplementing Selenium and 3mg Melatonin plus the NAC will significantly boost GTH while many disease processes vanish.

Arginine, NAC
Posted by Art (California) on 09/15/2016

Arginine alone did not lower my blood pressure. The addition of N Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) with the arginine did and my results were better than those achieved in the study that I posted previously.


Blood Pressure Readings
Posted by Donald (Pa) on 07/29/2016

Your numbers are not high, despite what you're being told. The 120 number is an artificially low number set by big pharma to induce people into taking medication. The old standard used to be 140, before that it was 160.

Chaga Mushroom
Posted by Edna (Chicago) on 06/18/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Doc put me on lisinopril ("You don't want a stake, do you?" asked he). after about a month of minor improvement I took myself off because don't believe in all the addicting meds US docs prescribe that don't get at underlying cause.

Instead: deep breathing (10 slow breaths ) brought my blood pressure down 30 points!

Last two days I've been drinking a concentrated Chaga drink from Chaga off a friend's dying birches. BP 120/71 this am and this pm an almost too low of 82/41. But I feel fine. I am a 77 year old female. I'll take a break from Chaga for a few days and see and then if BP climbs back up, will have some more in mornings.

Posted by Nanowriter (Hotspot, Texas) on 05/25/2016

My husbands bp went back up again as of two days after the fast. My bp is usually ok so I haven't been tracking it. His bp is usually very resistive to treatment and spikes quite high, so the the fast has been the first thing (outside of meds) to actually bring it down.

Posted by Bee (New York) on 05/24/2016

Thanks, Nanowriter... wow .. only cherries.

Well what happens when you go back to your regular diet if you do?

Posted by Nanowriter (Hotspot, Texas) on 05/23/2016

Hi, Bee! I didn't eat anything except for a handful of cherries the first day. I did drink water and coffee with cream and coconut oil. My husband did have one meal the second day and tested his bp that day.

Posted by Bee (New York) on 05/23/2016

Hi Nanowriter.

so you did not eat anything? No green juices?

water? anything? ;)

Posted by Nanowriter (Hotspot, Texas) on 05/21/2016
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My husband and I went on a 48 hour fast in order to improve our health and drop some weight. He often has blood pressure in the 160/100 range. On the second day of the fast he took his blood pressure and it was 118/89!

Ted's Remedies
Posted by Janet (In) on 05/09/2016

Dear Meadow,

I am not sure why you began using baking soda. But here is my 2 cents. We, in our family have had a spectrum of the modern issues re health. Between all 6 of us it has been 10 solid years of undoing tremendous damage. My side of the family is all low blood pressure and low body temp. Each of my children are different in this regard. What struck me was your response to baking soda.

My daughter with the most debilitating issues had the same response to baking soda. When we started that and vitamin c she had problems. They made her issues worsen. We stopped hers. She got the best results with correcting her absorption of nutrients. Not one remedy worked. She blended and chopped every morsel of food. Took bromelain enzyme and n acetyl cystine as the precursor to glutathione and quercetin to reduce reactions to foods and supplements.

If you have trouble with baking soda and get a headache I suspect you may have some problems as our bodies produce bicarbonate for digestion and headaches are a symptom of digestive issues.

Just a thought. Janet

Ted's Remedies
Posted by Meadow (Arkansas) on 05/07/2016

For blood pressure, the standard "norm" that is quoted is 120/80. But the poster who said "that is ludicrous, why should we all have the same blood pressure?" is absolutely correct. As with all things, YOU need to be aware of what your vital signs (including blood pressure) are, typically. My blood pressure usually runs "low." When I have it checked routinely (or we checked it in class), it is usually about 90-100 over 60-70. The nurse usually starts to say something about it being low, and I reply that it's always been that way--sometimes they will ask if I get dizzy spells if I stand up quickly, etc.--no, I don't. That really is NORMAL, for me. But recently (after taking baking soda daily for something unrelated) I started having a constant mild-to-moderate headache (for two days); and when I bent over, my head felt VERY full and painful. I suspected my blood pressure was high. I went and had it checked. It came out as 118/81, by their monitor, which they then pronounced as "normal, " of course--but I knew that for me it was definitely elevated. I stopped the baking soda yesterday; the headache is gone and when I bend over, there is still a feeling of excess pressure, but not at the alarming level it was before--so it is improving. The lesson is, you need to know YOUR "normal, " not the "normal" reference range. Many pharmacies will now check your blood pressure (and sometimes other vital signs) for free, so you can just have it checked whenever you stop in for something else and get a sense of what it runs normally. (A further lesson--although many sites will say that "baking soda will not elevate your blood pressure, " I am here to say that it can, at least for some people, so please be careful with it.)

Kefir and Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by P. Raghavan (Virudhunagar, Tn, India) on 04/09/2016

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.

Kefir and Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Waltz (India) on 04/09/2016

Hi P. Raghavan,

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

Kefir and Apple Cider Vinegar
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.

Medication Weaning
Posted by Marie (Batavia Ny) on 04/03/2016

Wow, I did not know beta blockers don't work good with hawthorn. When I took beta blockers for a short while 2 yrs ago, they made my heart go out of rhythm real bad. At that time I was also taking hawthorn! I still take the h.

Medication Warning
Posted by Marie (Batavia Ny) on 04/03/2016

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.

Medication Weaning
Posted by Marie (Batavia, Ny) on 04/03/2016

Me too. Am going to see an intergrative (sp) holistic doc in a wk or so. He's a real md and does holistic too. He charges $200 an hour and $100 a half hr. Well worth it I guess. Don't want to keep taking lisinipril. Just started a month ago cuz bl pr sky high. Doing the Apple Cider Vinegar too now. Waiting to see. I do chk bl pr 6 x a day more or less, and drink Hibiscus tea.

Posted by Marie (Batavia, Ny) on 04/03/2016

I only know that xylitol is very poisonous to dogs.

Posted by Marie (Batavia Ny) on 04/03/2016

Serpina is found in mukta vati indian herbal pills. I've been taking for a few yrs now. Has not lowered my bl pr but has lowered my resting heart rate which is good, so I still take it.

Olive Leaf
Posted by Marie (Batavia, Ny) on 04/03/2016

You are right about the k2. I recently read about it and ordered two bottles. The arginine did not work for me. I took 6 grams a day in divided doses for four whole months and bl pr still high. Doing Apple Cider Vinegar now and soon the k2. I am older at 65 so I am sure my arteries are stiff.

Posted by Marie (Batavia, Ny) on 04/02/2016

Yeah I read that lots of water helps. I hate water and I drink like a half qt a day, but am pushing myself more lately trying to drink hibiscus tea 3x a day supposed to help lower it. Seems that most stuff does not work on me. I have tried every natural thing in the bk. I am now taking a half tab lisinopril once or twice a day. I keep checking the bl pr. If it's under 135/85 I don't take another half pill. I am recently drinking the acv. I am ok this wk now, but last wk I had to go to ER because at nite I was 195/116. I was freaking out. At hosp the highest was 170/100 and the lowest was 155/88. Since then taking half pill and acv.

Oh, and then while I was laying still on the table (they called it a "stretcher" which freaked me out more) I had a full blown panic attack. I started trembling all over real bad. I counted the minutes and it lasted 20 min which is what they typically do. Have not had a panic attack in a yr, but I was freaking out.

On the blood pressure paper for the machine it says to wait 4-5 min before taking blood pressure again because the veins need to get back to normal or the low reading will not be accurate. I wait 5-7 min but usually take bl pr 7-10 x a day to see if pill and/or Apple Cider Vinegar is working. Not sure yet, but at least am out of the woods. I am older like 65, only ten lbs over weight, but lost 4. Go get a mini trampoline and bounce gently for 20 min a day. Helps blood pressure. Even doc at hosp said to exercise and it would help lower bl pr. Cheap ones are available, but I have a good one cost $200. Do it 20-30 min 4 days a wk. Back hurts so can't do longer. At 20 min the lymph nodes clear out so it helps the immunity.

General Feedback
Posted by Marie (Batavia, Ny) on 04/02/2016

I have read that the calcium we eat when we are older goes into our arteries and blood instead of our bones and it calcifies our arteries. We need vit k2 to dissolve this. I just ordered two bottles. I read 500-1,000 mg to take. I will try that since the arginine did not work for me even tho I took it for four months.

General Feedback
Posted by Marie (Batavia, Ny) on 04/02/2016

Just sayin that for me what helped to lower my heart rate was an indian herb called Mukta vati. It's supposed to lower the bl pr and people rave about it., but it did not help my bl pressure. It lowered my resting heart rate from 80 to 65. I still take it though because it keeps my heart lower.

General Feedback
Posted by Marie (Batavia, Ny) on 04/02/2016

Yep true about water lowering blood pressure. I read about it. Supposed to drink one qt for every 50 lbs we weigh. I barely get a half a qt a day and I weigh 130. Trying to drink more tea becasue I hate plain water.

Posted by Marie (Batavia, Ny) on 04/02/2016

The amino acid L Argine yes does lower blood pressure because it has nitric oxide in it. I tried it for 4 months - drank 6 gr a day in divided doses. It didn't do nuthin for me. I just recently quit. But it may work for someone else. I am older, so may take time to clear out my arteries. I am now trying Apple Cider Vinegar and vit k 2 to clean out the arteries.

General Feedback
Posted by Marie (Batavia, Ny) on 04/02/2016

I must be cursed because magnesium does not work for me. I tried 400 mg every single day for almost 4 months. I am at my wits end!!!

And I used the powder stuff too., and still did not work. Depressing.

Flax Seed
Posted by Marie (Batavia, Ny) on 04/02/2016

I am lazy. I have a discipline problem. I did try the flax seed ground in coffee grinder a few times only. Put it in soy milk. Very yummy!!! Used stevia to sweeten. I should try it again. Thanks for reminding me.

Arginine, NAC
Posted by Marie (Batavia Ny) on 03/29/2016
1 out of 5 stars

I have religiously tried Arginine for 4 months every single day having 6 grams divided up. It has not helped me at all. I am old like 67 and my bl pr is over 150/90. Taking Lisinipril. Just started the acv. Waiting to see if it works.

Olive Leaf
Posted by Donna (Pennsylvania) on 03/14/2016

If I take liquid olive leaf extract for high blood pressure how much should I take?

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Phillip (Pretoria ) on 02/13/2016

How much Apple Cider Vinegar and baking soda do you take?

Mineral Water with Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Missris1983 (Detroit ) on 02/04/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I had been running a high blood pressure for two days! I usually have borderline blood pressure which is about 130/90. Anyways I had tried acv, bicarbonate, sea salt, and lemon juice.

FINALLY! I wasreading about dehydration so I decided to try mineral water! And then I decided to add some blackstrap molasses to it for the extra added minerals. And voila! Went from 150:110 to 132/94 in 2 hours! I plan on consuming this every day to see how it works and makes me feel! Just wanted to share for others in case it would work for someone else!

Recipe : 1/2 tbsp in 12oz of mineral water ( I used gerolsteiner because it has a lot of mag bicarb and calcium bicarb )

Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Lindamadrina (Alabama) on 01/02/2016

You can get dried hibiscus flowers at Mexican tiendas (grocery stores). Look for "Flor Jamaica" or "Rosa de Jamaica." They are more potent than most hibiscus in tea bags. I use a tablespoon of dried hibiscus flowers per cup of water, and steep for at least 15 minutes to get a dark, strong, red tea. Heat the water to 196 degrees, but no hotter. If you heat it to boiling, you'll destroy the helpful constituents of the plants. I have a friend from Guatemala whose father is a doctor. She says get the red variety of dried hibiscus flowers, as they are the most potent. The best I've had was from Guatemala, but Frontier brand from Amazon is very good also.

Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Teresa (California) on 12/30/2015

Si se cuela, recuerda de agregarle una tasa de agua al licuarlo.

[If it is strained, remember to add a cup of water to liquefy.]

Posted by P. Raghavan (Virudhunagar, Tn, India) on 12/28/2015
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Chaga Mushroom
Posted by Bonnie (Ravenna, Ohio) on 12/23/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I agree with you about Chaga tea. I ordered some a few weeks ago for my blood pressure and for my Golden Retriever who has a large tumor. I read all kinds of reviews before I ordered it. Even the first day-it worked, I slept all night without breathing problems with my asthma--no coughing-and my blood pressure is in the normal range--you are lucky you have it on your property. It can be expensive-but worth it. Plan to order more to give to members of my family also. Love the taste.

Special Diets
Posted by Kathym (Swva) on 12/03/2015

I'd like some hint as to the title of the book that has this diet info, if possible. I have a friend who has been really struggling to keep her bp down, and hasn't found a long-lasting fix yet. Thanks!

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.

Coenzyme Q10
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 10/09/2015 2075 posts

K: Couple yrs back I had a sudden & drastic elevation in blood pressure and was prescribed all 3 classes of meds. The Angiotensin blockers were a lifesaver w/ no noticeable bad side effects. Occasional Diuretics proved lifesaving in critical high moments, and the beta-blocker I tried only half pill twice and absolutely could not tolerate. Many folks here on E.C. have similar stories on the BB's.

About the CoQ10. To maximize the effects of CoQ10 take w/ Selenium (or eat Brazil nuts regularly) and a full spectrum Vit-E.

This is a good start and thanx for posting the positive results, but you will also need to go a little further and consider doing a natural cardio cleanse. Lots of good info here https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/heart-disease-prevention.html

Coenzyme Q10
Posted by Kcmkwhite (Huber Heights, Ohio) on 10/08/2015
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After my doctor wanted to put me on beta blockers, I decided to go more natural doing my homework I discovered COQ10 is supposed to have an effect on BP.

After experimenting with 50 mg tablets three times a day no change occured. I started I taking 200 mg of COQ10 a day I dropped from 140 to 125 in the first day. One 100 mg at breakfast and one 100 mg at dinner does the trick.

Deep Breathing
Posted by Karen (Alpharetta) on 10/05/2015

For High Blood Pressure: AVOID CAFFEINE.

If I have a cup of coffee in the morning my blood pressure will skyrocket at night. No coffee or caffeine (Coke etc.) no rapid rise of BP.

Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Joan (Sunnyvale, Ca) on 09/24/2015

Hi I'm interested on the about recipe can you please share full details of the ingridents? Like How to prepared the aloe vera with skin or without skin? The lemon with skin or without skin? Blend just the 3 things with water or by themselves? How many days should I drink this drink? I would really appreciate if you can get back to me at your earliest convinience! Thanks

Sea Salt
Posted by Genmd (Md) on 09/21/2015
5 out of 5 stars

The FDA had to recently admit under questioning that salt does not honestly elevate BP. I have high BP & taking pink sea salt under the tongue daily lowers mine.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Reishi Mushrooms
Posted by Tom (Los Angeles) on 09/08/2015

Hi ,

Good to know Reishi mushroom lowers the BP. Once at the farmers market a very old chinese lady told me to drink Reishi Mushroom boiled in water to lower Blood Pressure.

I am wondering what brand of Reishi Mushroom are you taking.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Reishi Mushrooms
Posted by Rene (West Sussex) on 09/08/2015
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I have just started on Reishi mushroom capsules, 1 per day. I must say that I have less stress, anxiety and feel happier and sleep better!

Can I ask if it affected your legs at all. My legs started to ache (but that could be lack of exercise - or sitting in an awkward position) I would love to hear from you or anyone else. ACV and Reishi seems a good combo. Do you take the 1tbs of ACV with water (and anything else)?

Deep Breathing
Posted by Ellie (Boston) on 08/29/2015

It looks like you had and have POTS. Tilt table test is done to confirm it. I know Buteyko breathing method but will look up the one you have mentioned. My heart rate is 120 at rest in upright position. I take atenolol 1/8 of 25mg pill. The less is more if you have been diagnosed with POTS.

Deep Breathing
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn.) on 08/28/2015

HI U OLE PATOOTS DOIN, , , , , , , , , , , , a while back I watched one of Dr. Shallenbergers videos on breathing. Learned from him that you should breath less and deeper using your diaphragm. I have always had a high pulse rate in the 80's and years ago had blackouts, which doctors said I was hyperventilating. I thought that was just bull but took their drugs to prevent and is the reason I now have osteoporosis and the reason a simple fall in '14 crushed my T 12 vertebrae.

Yesterday while waiting for the doctor to show up, because hospitals will not do a stress test unless a doctor is available. There I was, all hooked up, bored, and just watching the monitor. I decided to play a game. I began to change my breathing to see how that affected my pulse rate. Amazing, as Dr Shallenberger was right on point. I spent about 45 minutes raising and lowering my pulse rate just by the way I was breathing. I was able to take it down to the 60's or up to the 80's.

I guess this is what is known as bio-feed back.

I now think that the way we breathe is important to our overall health. Yep, you have to get oxygen, but you also have to maintain a certain amount of CO2 and you do that by breathing slower. I am just smart enough on this subject to be dangerous.

What is my point? The way you breath affects your overall health and I can't help you........... so READ.


Avoid Black Licorice
Posted by Larry (Fairfax, Va) on 08/22/2015

As my blood pressure (Systolic) had usually been about 134, my B.P. suddenly rising to a high of about 174 was surprising. It turns out that for about a month or two, I was snacking a lot on black licorice. On the internet, I inadvertently came across that black licorice can cause high B.P. I immediately stopped eating it, and in a few days my pressure came back down to normal! My internist said that he was aware that black licorice can cause high blood pressure and there should be a warning sign on packages of black licorice. I understand that red licorice is not problematical, in that it doesn't contain a certain acid that is in black licorice.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Jolole (Australia) on 07/30/2015

I am very surprised to find the warning to not take curcumin, ginger, cayenne pepper or cinnamon for hypertension. All 4 of these foods are frequently recommended to have anti-hypertension properties. Just using search words like: 'ginger and hypertension' will bring up so much information. Do your own research to support your health. Blessings to all.

High Blood Pressure Diet
Posted by Bonbon (Pierson, Florida) on 07/27/2015 30 posts

Thanks Kat. I just saw your reply. I will check it out.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Robin (Peterborough, On) on 05/04/2015

I ended up in emergency with chest pains and BP 177/124 - took them about 6hrs a needle of some sort and 2 aspirin and 2 blood pressure pills to get it to start coming down - at the heart clinic the next the said I would have to take BP meds - maybe forever or loose 20lbs, stop smoking - so for right now I am on 2mg of coversyl - it is coming down after a month on BP med - but I took it this afternoon - 117/86 - which is good - but I tried the AVC/baking soda and re took the reading 30 mins later - 115/82 - this is great - plan to do this every evening and will monitor results - out of the gate - works great!

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Michael (Stockton, Ca.) on 03/14/2015

Using Aloe Vera for High blood pressure. You can buy Aloe Vera juice (99.8%) by the gallon at Walmart to drink. The bottle recommends 4-8 ounces with a meal.

Apple Cider Vinegar. Try drinking 2 tablespoons of ACV diluted in 8 ounces of water every day.

Lowering blood pressure means you are dilating constricted arterys that relieve pressure. With that in mind search for products that can dilate and look at which ones are incompatible with your medications.

Any one (1) of these is beneficial to lower BP.

Omega3 Fish oil, Ginkgo Biloba, Garlic, Celery, Taurine, Arginine, Hawthorn, Niacin Vitamin B-3, vitamin D, Vitamin E, Zinc, Ginseng, Citrulline, Alpha-Linolenic Acid, COQ10, VITAMIN B6. Follow doses as directed.

Don't use salt/sodium. Turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and pepper raise blood pressure. Avoid foods that constrict arteries.

Cream of Tarter, Lemon Juice
Posted by Jack (Denver, CO) on 02/28/2015

The raisins do need to be the golden (white grape) variety, and I found the best results with organic golden raisins from Sprouts or another natural food grocer. Use one pound of raisins and one pint of gin ( get the good stuff; cheap gin may not have real juniper berries in it). Spread the raisins in a big casserole dish so the layer is as thin as possible. Pour a pint of gin over the raisins and let it soak. May take 3-4 days. Should be like candied raisins when ready. One teaspoonful per day. Can eat with cereal or oatmeal.

Dark Cocoa Powder
Posted by George (Wichita, Kansas) on 02/21/2015
5 out of 5 stars

For high blood pressure try raw dark cocoa powder. Not with dutch processing, because it removes the flavanols which are the key to lowering BP. The way to mix it is a cup of water in microwave for 1 min & 20 sec. if the water is too hot, it will weaken the flavanols. Add a heaping tablespoon of the cocoa powder.Also add cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon (the cinnamon helps with taste and any blood sugar issues you may have). High blood sugar may raise insulin which can raise BP. Add stevia for sweetness .Google Kuna indians and high blood pressure, also high blood pressure and raw dark cocoa. After several years of research, this has worked for me and I am 68 yrs old.

Deep Breathing and Water
Posted by Rober Henry (Ten Mile, Tn.) on 02/05/2015

HI U BILL, , , , , , , , you really bug me. I am half smart and you totally smart. Thank you for this scientific explanation. I will have to cipher on this for awhile. Just glad that you are on our side and hope the EC folks appreciate your contribution to their health.

You are a hellava lot better man than I, to put up with some of the yack that you do.

Just drank a hot herbal tea with a large shot of magnesium and going to bed. I plan to breathe deeply and see what mischief I can get into in my dreams. Just hope I don't meet up with some New Orleans Voodoo woman .

Yo buddy =======ORH=======

Deep Breathing and Water
Posted by Bill (San Fernando) on 02/05/2015

Hi Robert Henry...I hope the following explanation of Vernon's oxygen euphoria (when he took the high daily dose of sodium bicarbonate) helps to clarify what was going on.

Even though the following explanation is to do with chemistry, I reckon that it's simple enough to understand. In the normal human respiration process or cycle, cells kick out the CO2 by converting it to carbonic acid. Next, it's converted to bicarbonate and released into the blood for safe transport to the lungs for expiration. When the bicarbonate reaches the alveoli in the lungs it gives up the CO2 and trades it for O2 because the bicarbonate ion is converted to water and CO2.

The next thing to understand is the blood concentration differential between the CO2 and the O2 levels in the blood. Please note that this CO2/O2 concentration gradient is critical and should always be in balance in the body. This balance isn't about amounts -- this is about proper ratios.

So if you suddenly increase the bicarbonate concentrations in the blood by taking large doses of baking soda then what happens? You are effectively suddenly increasing the CO2 content in the blood. This acts to disrupt the CO2/O2 concentration gradient or ratio in the blood. The body's regulation mechanism therefore kicks in because this situation is a no-no and it reacts by automatically absorbing more oxygen at a faster rate into the blood from the lungs to help re-balance this altered concentration gradient or ratio. Hence you get that oxygen euphoria feeling from the huge sudden increase in blood and cell oxygen that Vernon(who took huge amounts of sodium bicarb) mentions in his blog. This would also help to explain why taking baking soda in such large amounts helped against Vernon's cancer. Supplementing bicarb increases cell oxygenation and, as everyone knows, oxygen kills cancer.

You could also say that supplementing baking soda and water everyday actually helps to oxygenate the blood and cells to higher levels -- which also must inevitably act to increase your energy levels as well.

The deep breathing thing is also similar to the above. If you breath deeply in and out quickly for a long time this naturally increases expiration of CO2 and increases O2 intake into the blood. This is called hyperventilating. The deep breathing pulls more bicarbonate(CO2) into the blood at a faster rate than normal slower breathing. This, of course, also helps to alkalize the blood and also stimulates increased oxygen intake so same result as above. The oxygen itself is transported by a separate process to the cells via heme blood and so does not really participate in the alkalization effect.

Deep Breathing and Water
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn.) on 02/05/2015

HI U THELMA, , , , , , , , , very interesting post. I too am doing deep breathing, but to keep my blood full of oxygen. Then I went to Vernon's web site to learn how he cured his cancer with baking soda and he went to this breathing thing . It is spooky and at first I thought it was a bunch of hooey. Now, I'm not so sure. Bill or Ted can confirm that baking soda intake will increase your blood oxygen.

What he said is that in this deep breathing you interact with people from your past. Ridiculous. I have not arrived, but I am having some dreams that are as if I were there and playing a part. My wife tells me that I am now talking in my sleep and it is usually about something in my past. Got to watch that. We only been married for 55 years.

Maybe some wormy Phycologist on this site can explain this to us. Not a deal. I just bring this up because of the deep breathing thing. We now use a humidifier with H2O2 in our bedroom. Like the other EC folks say, you sleep like a baby. I no longer snore and my nostrils are wide open.

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