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Natural Remedies for Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Deep Breathing and Water
Posted by Thelma (Kansas, US) on 02/04/2015
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I had suffered from High Blood Pressure for years, then after trying different meds, that would work for a while and then nothing, I decided to try going cold turkey and drop the meds completely. I would run 140/110 first thing on rising. Well I did some reading and found out that deep breathing and increased water consumption were natural cures. What did I have to lose? I took my BP 140/108, took deep long holding breaths, in thru the nose, hold 2,3,4,5, out thru the mouth like a straw. wait about 2 minutes and take BP again. It was 130/92. Wow! Did another set of deep breathing and then BP again, 121/82. I have been drinking 10 cups of water a day, plus other things like a cup of coffee or tea, a can of soda, and doing deep breathing several times a day. I am consistently running 120/78 anytime of the day. so if you have high BP, drink up and BREATHE!

Olive Leaf, Mangosteen, Hawthorn
Posted by Jizana (New Orleans, LA) on 01/22/2015
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Olive Leaf Powder, Mangosteen Powder and Hawthorn Berry Powder. Mix equal amounts of powder in a baggie and shake for equal distribution. Place/Fill in 0 empty gelatin capsules. Take every am or pm. I am totally off of bp meds (norvasc etc). One of my readings even read 115/86. I am on my 3rd week of monitoring my b/p 4 times a day. I can make at least a 6 month suppy for about 10 bucks. My hair is not falling out anymore and I am losing weight. One more thing before I forget. Every morning or night I take 1 tbsp of honey and coconut oil/place in water and drink up. I am just super blessed and amazed after looking for a cure/remedy for so long.

IT WORKS!!!!!!

Chaga Mushroom
Posted by Lawal Adekunle (Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria) on 12/27/2014

For how many times do you drink chaga tea / day. Does it available in the grocery store?

Dark Chocolate
Posted by Yeschocolate (Los Angeles, CA) on 12/27/2014
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Chocolate "works" on BP through beta-blocker mechanism. Literature says dark chocolate works better because it's more concentrated, but also because milk proteins block the effect, so do not wash down dark chocolate with milk! About 1-2 ounces of 85% or 90% chocolate works for me, but that is a lot of chocolate. I get some mild effects with milk chocolate when I eat it simply because I like it!

Chaga Mushroom
Posted by Lee (New Brunswick, Canada) on 12/18/2014
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I wanted to share with everyone a remedy that worked for me. I have always had high blood pressure and now that I'm in my 50's my doctor was trying to get me on meds ... no way I thought there has to be something natural that will get it under control ... I tried cider vinegar and actually make my own but it just never worked ... I then discovered birch tree 'Chaga' in fact it grows on trees all over our property ... what an impact it has made on my life ... My blood pressure is the lowest it's ever been, I've also lost 30 lbs in 5 months, I have more energy and sleep better and even my skin feels better ... I don't drink coffee anymore, only Chaga tea that I make from the mushrooms harvested off my property ... It's a well kept secret ... and I'm telling everyone, try it.

Alternative Treatment for HBP
Posted by Janie (Dallas) on 12/15/2014

To everyone: My BP tonite 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've ordered Magnesium Glycinate, because Calm is Citrate which will soften the stools too much. The Glycinate supposedly doesn't.

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 Susan (Chicago, IL) on 12/01/2014

Can Bill or other readers provide how much potassium is in one capsule of eggplant extract, it has reduced her blood pressure but her potassium got very high because of her kidney problem. I do not know - does the eggplant capsule causes this problem? Her regular medicine is not working that well.


I appreciate any help!

Olive Leaf
Posted by Kat (Florida, US) on 11/08/2014
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To reduce blood pressure, take Olive Leaf Extract in liquid form and after about 3 weeks you will see a major drop. It will cure the high blood pressure, unless its another ailment causing the high blood pressure such as something stressful your body is fighting off. But google olive leaf extract. It works. I PROMISE. Also, hawthorn extract stabilizes the blood pressure once its down. Garlic is also great for blood pressure and reducing cholesterol buildup. Raw garlic is the best. I chop up a clove each day and drink it with milk (I swallow the chopped up pieces like pills). Then I take liquid chlorophyll, which acts as an internal deodorizer. I hope this helps.

P.S. My friend had been on medication for 30 years for high blood pressure.After taking the liquid olive leaf extract every day as directed, he was off the medication after 3 weeks and has been off of it ever since. He continues to take it. That is only one person I saw cured.

High Blood Pressure Diet
Posted by Kat (Florida) on 11/07/2014

Bonbon Please let me know if you have any more questions regarding this reply I sent you. And please let me know your progress after a few weeks. I swear by olive leaf extract.Google it. :-)

Olive leaf extract works great for reducing blood pressure. Take it as instructed and after about three weeks you will see a big difference.Two people on medication are now medication free. Also, hawthorn berry helps stabilize it once its dropped. You can also take garlic, which is excellent for blood pressure.T ake the olive leaf and hawthorn berry in liquid extract form. Your body ingests more through liquids than through pills. I take all of my vitamins in liquid extract form. Also, niacin is great for breaking up plaque in the arteries. You will get itchy and turn red for about twenty minutes or so after taking niacin, but that just means its opening up the capillaries and your blood is circulationg. That feeling will go away. It doesnt last too long. I hope this helps.

High Blood Pressure Diet
Posted by Bonbon (Pierson, Florida) on 11/07/2014 30 posts

I also am curious about Ted's advice concerning avoiding fruit completely. Does this include citrus and berries?

High Blood Pressure Diet
Posted by Bonbon (Pierson, Florida) on 11/07/2014 30 posts

I love this site!

I have blood pressure issues. I've been reading about natural cures and about all the food to stay away from. It would be much easier for me to know what foods I can eat. I love to cook and I love to eat so it is very hard for me to change my very bad habits. I need some good suggestions on healthy meal ideas. Can anyone offer some input?

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Smokeycat1938 (Terrell, Texas) on 10/25/2014
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My blood pressure has been dangerously high this week. I am on lisinopril, hydrazaline and hydrochlorathiazide with no response. I used ACV and baking soda this morning and my blood pressure dropped from 192/75 to 175/80 within a few hours. None of the prescribed medication brought it below 200 this week. My age is 75, I am diabetic and hepatitis C positive. No side effects from this remedy so far.

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!

Alternative Treatment for HBP
Posted by Bee (New York, US) on 09/25/2014

Hello anyone?
I am slowly weaning myself off beta blockers and read that one cannot use iodine when doing this. I do have some Lugols but have not used it yet? Should I wait until I am off the medication or does anyone know if I can use a bit of it for now or how long can I wait to use it.

Not sure if you paint it on or do you drink it?

Thank You

Vitamin B Complex
Posted by Maria (Wagga Wagga, Australia) on 09/14/2014

Adele Davis, the well know American nutritionist, says that trials have been done using cholin which have been proved to help lower BP. This is an ingredient in a Vit B complex supplement. I had been neglecting to take my vitamin supplements and decided to get back into the habit. Each evening I take an executive B complex, a calcium/magnesium tablet, a fish oil capsule, multi vitamin and a 500 mg Vitamin E capsule (vit E tends to increase BP if you don't start taking it in small doses). When I returned to the doctor after a few months, my BP had come down significantly.

Alternative Treatment for HBP
Posted by Mr. Ree (Usa) on 09/08/2014

Bee, you're doing well. Doctors are not especially compassionate these days and haven't been for many years... It was different in the 50's and 60's...You know how you feel. If he or she doesn't believe it, get another doctor or stay tuned to Earth Clinic which is an HMO for a lot of people...Good luck and btw Atenolol IS a beta blocker...

Alternative Treatment for HBP
Posted by Bee (New York, US) on 09/07/2014

Mr .Rhee

If you are speaking to me then yes I am doing the weaning of medication very slowly.. Started last Feb. and decided to go at a very slow pace because I have read horror stories about beta blockers but not atenolol.. You scared me a bit too. Anyway; I at first started with advice from a doctor and had aweful side effects so I found other info. in other places and decided to do it another way and much much slower...and forget what the doctor said....When I felt level at a lower dose for a few months I extended the time I took it instead of cutting the pills.. I found that online. that seems to work the best.. and yes it comes to about a l/4 off each time.. So I hope this is slow enough because I am on 50mgs.now from 100 to 75 since last Feb. but I feel this is good and progress for me.. I felt like what was the rush but when a doctor wont help or tell you oh; you can get off this in two months I said no can do....I am doing it slow and at my own pace. they just don't listen or care..and look at me like I have three heads..so if I do need more medication for weaning I will just get more and do it more slowly if I have to....

Anyway; I feel yes at doing it at the l/4 seems right.. to get this stuff out of the system and feel balanced... last night I felt I might be ready for 37 miligrams as I have been on 50 for almost a month and half and just felt it was okay... but I will def. see how I feel the next few days..if I have to stay on 50 mgs. longer then I will... and then back down to 37 mgs.. for as long as I need and so on and so on.

Alternative Treatment for HBP
Posted by Mr. Ree (USA) on 09/07/2014

Go off your BP meds very slowly. Get a pill cutter and take off 1/4 of the pill and stay on that for 3 weeks. Then take another 1/4 off and stay on that for 3 weeks...Repeat the process until completely off...Be very careful especially with Atenolol. It can cause neuropathy...If you go off too fast it will cause ventricular tachycardia which means an operation called "Radio Frequency Catheter Ablation" which takes 4 1/4 hours with NO anesthesia...

There are many easy ways to lower your BP without drugs...Don't be a buyer for your supplier.

And by all means DON'T let them talk you into going on any kind diuretic what-so-ever!

Drink lots of water with sea salt...The water and salt will lower your BP naturally. Drink 6-8 glasses a day with a liberal amount of sea salt on your food. It works. And of course try to walk a bit every day.

Alternative Treatment for HBP
Posted by Bee (New York, US) on 09/06/2014

I hear you and I too live in NY and cannot find a decent doctor .. I was going to a clinic for treatment for high blood pressure and they didn't know much and of course gave me the pills .. Well I am weaning off of them and decided to try a holistic doctor. She charged me 150 and she was okay but I wasn't impressed plus her weaning schedule for me didn't work so I started weaning off the way I thought was best for me by a friend and reading a lot on the internet.. fast forward this doctor now has retired so I went to see another colleague of hers in same office.. Well this one was so nasty and treated me terrible... and I paid that time 65.00 ....

The clinic would charge me 15.00 a visit... but I always saw different doctors and they wouldn't give me advice on how to wean off medication....so I still don't have any real good answers on weaning off medication and every doctor or person gives me generic advice or has no idea on anything... So I am doing my own thing but would like some comfort in knowing if I am doing the right thing. Know what I mean?? This last doctor gave me another generic one size fits all instructions and since I am highly sensitive to drugs this might not work either so I have to go by how I feel and how my body works... I so am going to avoid doctors if I can help it ....so I know how it goes and I am in same boat. How does one find a decent doctor who will at least listen to a patient and not fit us all into one size fits all.

Alternative Treatment for HBP
Posted by Nadine (NY, US) on 09/06/2014

Having a hard time finding a doctor that I trust and that can treat me. Any suggestions?

Alternative Treatment for HBP
Posted by Bee (New York, US) on 08/25/2014

RJ., OMG.. When I was in doctor's office I too only wanted a new prescription of meds for hbp to continue to wean off of them.. The doctor would only give me 60 day supply I think? I don't think it's enough and now I either have to go back to another doctor and get more meds or trust this doctor who said yes you can get off these meds in two weeks.. I was like what happens if I can't? Then she also said get some blood work.. I feel fine and blood work is like 500.00 where I live .. and that charity care thing makes me nauseous....I will not be going to a doctor when I find my homeostasis.. not if I can help it..

I will also look into the Arginine and other things but I am taking a lot of things now.. COQ10, Vit.C, L Carnitine, ALA, Magnesium, Taurine, Vit.D, have tried Olive Leaf, Beet root, I also drink ACV.. oy vei

Alternative Treatment for HBP
Posted by Rj (Ozark Country, US) on 08/25/2014

Hello Art!

I would suppose no further studies because of what you have found out from your own experience....the combination of the two work and the drug companies do not want that as they cannot patent either of the supps. The other reason could be the study came out of Italy. You will not see the US following up on that...just like all the bad publicity of statins here of late. They cause our bodies far worse problems than taking them. In fact, I have recently read that a good cholesterol level in a woman entering menopause is 280.

Natural remedies are not what big pharma companies are seeking. And I do believe I will try the combination. I am trying to stop the bp medicine so I do not have to go back to the doctor. Finding a good doctor with an open mind to natural remedies is not available in the rural areas. Further my current doctor wanted me to have blood work done and told me he hoped all the results would come back bad so it would motivate me to lose weight. I was dumbfounded and hurt and prayed to the Lord as I was coming out of his office that I would find a cure to all my ailments. I didn't do the blood work lol. Why? I know what I am battling. I do not need blood work to tell me things are off kilter. I have begun the iodine protocol Bill recommended as I had that on hand and will order the niacin and arginine also...I already take lysine...and maybe along with the bp going down so will the weight. But again, thank you for your link. Hopefully, it will help someone else also. God Bless! RJ

Arginine, NAC
Posted by Art (California) on 08/24/2014
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I have posted the following link a couple of times here on EC : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18268065

I was wondering if there is any way it can be posted in the scrollable column for hypertension under either Arginine or NAC or both. When I look, there is no listing for arginine or nac, but I have posted it at least three times on the forum in reply to people who are looking to relieve their hypertension naturally. The last time I posted it was yesterday August 23,2014. It is a very effective and cheap protocol to relieve hypertension and it has other significant health benefits.

Thank you! Art

Alternative Treatment for HBP
Posted by Art (California ) on 08/24/2014 1457 posts

Hi Rj,

Yes, I definitely would not take arginine with nac without discussing it with your doctor first.

In that study, the NAC and Arginine were not used with other blood pressure lowering drugs, but rather as a stand alone treatment. What I liked about that study was the good results and especially the benefit of all of the potential "side effects". With regular blood pressure meds, the side effects are usually negative. You'd have to read the link to see what those side benefits are, but they are numerous and good in terms of long term overall health.

What is odd to me is that there were never any followup studies on that relatively small and obscure 2008 study considering how good the results were. I guess there is no money motivation in it. If a drug company came out tomorrow with a blood pressure med that could lower blood pressure and have all of those other positive health benefits, it would be a block buster for sure!

The combination of arginine/nac is what I use to control my pressure and I add in lysine every so often to keep my arginine/lysine ratio balanced.

Good luck!


Alternative Treatment for HBP
Posted by Rj (Ozark Country) on 08/24/2014

Hello Art!

I take approximately 1,500mg a day of NAC...have for about two years. It's wonderful for women who have breakthrough bleeding. I was afraid to take the arginine as I have read that folks who use blood pressure medicine should not take it. But I will read your link. Thank you so much! God Bless! RJ

Alternative Treatment for HBP
Posted by Art (California, US) on 08/23/2014 1457 posts

The following study shows that a combination of arginine and n acetyl cysteine in humans can lower blood pressure and the side effects are positive ones:



Alternative Treatment for HBP
Posted by Rj (Ozark Country, US) on 08/23/2014

Hello Bee!

Go to progesteronetherapy.com. Wray has a wonderful site. I too am trying desperately to get off the bp medicine. Would like to lose 50 pounds before I do, but the weight won't budge as I am sure from hormonal imbalance. I have actually cut back from two pills a day to a half a pill a day. The only reason I continue to take that half now is the water retention....it's just awful in the ankles. That is why I am once again searching on EC's site...looking for a remedy. Natural is so much better for you. Read greenmedinfo.com. Sayer has a lot of good information on his site. His site along with Earthclinics, Wray's and Mike Adams aka Naturenews have been lifesavers for me. Earthclinic helped with a spider bite last month that we were desperate to find a solution as the doctors were not helping. I feel your pain, Bee. I really do. It will work out. Patience along with trial and error. God Bless! RJ

Alternative Treatment for HBP
Posted by Rj (Ozark Country, US) on 08/23/2014

Hello Bill!

It is so very frustrating. Right now as I sit here and type this back to you my skin feels as though it's sunburned and if I scratch it welts...ugh! Hormones are completely out of whack....have been for two years now. Just one day woke up and my body didn't want to look back to being normal. But at 48 I do not expect that. I will read the iodine protocol as I only take 12.5mg a day. It is so confusing. Ray Peat is the person who does not recommend taking iodine as it creates low thyroid activity...in fact, the only vitamin he recommends is an "E" every now and then. If I followed that protocol I would be throwing away 99.9% of my supps. But at 280 pounds something isn't going right inside and this itching, inflamed skin is driving me batty LOL. I do take a lot of supplements a day and I mean a lot. I even suspected that I was having trouble with one of them and stopped all of them for a month and reintroduced...no luck...still itch and inflamed. The only thing I haven't stopped is my bp medicine which may be causing the trouble. I know I cannot go out in the sun for more than five minutes or I burn and welt terribly. I take all of what you have suggested except I take a B-100 complex and I do not take niacin. I did read your link to doctoryourself....very interesting. What is your take on flaxseed oil versus coconut oil. That is something else Ray Peat said, that PUFA"s are bad and sadly flaxseed oil falls into that category. Thank you for your suggestions, as with Ted's, yours are also very important to the person trying to change their "insides" without the doctor prescribed chemicals. Besides when we get down to it we are just a number in the thousands a doctor sees. Whereas, we are number one with ourselves....well sometimes...you know what I mean LOL. If I had been number one for all these years I wouldn't be so obese ;) Thank you again!

Alternative Treatment for HBP
Posted by Bee (New York, US) on 08/22/2014

RJ, No I have never thought of progesterone cream but maybe I should try it.. what kind do you use? Many years ago I used to use something from a company but it was very pricey and you know I did feel a lot better.

I wouldn't even know how to pick a cream now.. thank You

Oh; and of course the doctors want to check my thyroid and all.. I just am trying to stay away from doctors as much as I can and after I get off these pills I won't be visiting doctors much.. They always seem to want to find something wrong..

Alternative Treatment for HBP
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 08/22/2014

Hi Rj...The cause of your high blood pressure may well be due to hormonal imbalances in your body. Taking progesterone is useful, but this is really only treating the symptoms -- because your body is already lacking in progesterone (due to hormonal imbalance -- the realcause) and so you are not actually addressing the main reason or cause for this problem.

The best way to balance your hormones is to take the full Iodine Protocol together with niacin + B vitamins on a daily basis. Take at least 500 mgs niacin twice a day at meals. You can also take the no-flush niacin -- inositol hexanicotinate which might perhaps be easier for you. Other forms of niacin such as niacinamide do not have such beneficial effects on blood pressure. Take either B50 complex or brewers yeast once a day as well.

There is some research by Dr Flechas from the Iodine Project, who describes his treatment with LI for a 320 lb lady with both thyroid problems and diabetes. After only a short while on iodine, this lady was able to completely come off her diabetes meds. What's more, she lost 70 lbs after several months on the iodine protocol. Iodine makes all hormone gland activity more efficient and also tends to make digestion, transport, assimilation and the excretion of fats more efficient in the body. I lost a tremendous amount of weight after I started taking LI, and it has stayed off.

Other protocols, such as the alkalizing protocols and the borax water protocols shown here on EC and taken on a daily basis will also help you to further balance your hormones and lower your blood pressure.

You should also avoid the combination of fats(especially veg oils), unrefined salt(use sea salt instead) and sugar in your diet.


Alternative Treatment for HBP
Posted by Rj (Ozark Country, US) on 08/22/2014

Hello Bill!

Question about Lugol's. I have been using 2 drops every day of the 2% solution. Have been researching for many days on low thyroid activity as I am overweight and have been dealing with an itching pimple like rash, along with water retention in the ankles. I too am trying to wean off the blood pressure medication. Right now I do feel that estrogen is causing a lot of problems for me as I am in that change of life. But I have read that supplementing with iodine causes suppressed thyroid hormones as does PUFA"s. What are your thoughts on those? I take flaxseed oil daily and now am finding that it should not be taken because it's high in PUFA's. Also, Bee, have you considered progesterone for the high blood pressure. I take approximately 200-400 mg a day of natural progesterone.

Recipes to Lower BP
Posted by Schwabbie (Socal, US) on 08/22/2014
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I found a recipe somewhere on this site for a cilantro garlic paste and ACV drink. I wasn't trying to lower my BP but found that since I have been having these my blood pressure readings are noticeable lower than usual. I am not sure if its the paste or the ACV.

2 tbs olive oil

3 garlic cloves

1/2 cup almonds

juice of 1 lemon

1 cup chopped cilantro

Put all but cilantro in a food processor then add in cilantro. Take 2-3 tbs a day.

I have it on toast in the morning and I find that I actually really like it. Also I notice the garlic paste makes me feel full.

2 cups organic no sugar concord grape juice

1 cup organic no sugar apple juice

1/4 cup ACV with mother

Mix all together. Says drink 2 ounces before your biggest meal of the day. But I am taking 1.5 ounce before each meal. I notice that I do not get tired after eating. I am not going to take it prior to dinner anymore since I feel like I have too much energy in the evenings.

Posted by Ed2010 (Canada) on 08/21/2014

For high blood pressure.

Soak 3 dried prunes overnight in a glass of water and drink this water early in the morning. Do it for 5 days, give gap for 2 days, again continue for 5 days. If you feel better stop it till you feel you have high bp. Again start.

Trust your body, don't trust the readings. Good Health

Lemongrass Essential Oil
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.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Dietary Changes
Posted by Maura (Easton, MD) on 08/10/2014

Cut down on as many carbs as possible. Cut out honey, grains (no bread), sugar, white flour. Try paleo diet. Do more exercise. See Chris Kresser or other paleo type blogs. Some folks can eat grass fed butter, dairy but I cannot. I do eat eggs (1-2 a day). ACV or lemon/lime plus baking soda should help. (ACV gives me a headache). Turmeric helps lower BP. See Mercola blog for lower BP.

Heart Medication Side Effects
Posted by Timh (KY) on 08/04/2014 2075 posts

@B: Very glad to help, and start w/ small pinches and go slow w/ the natural salt also. The multi & Kelp also have minerals.

Another item which might help tremendously is Bee Pollen. I was bed-ridden for over a yr once and Kelp & Bee Pollen very much helped me out of the bed and using a wheelchair and soon a walker. Bee Pollen is the most nutritious dense food on the planet. First timers must always start w/ only a few grains for a few days then up to a spoon daily and 1 spoon 2x daily.

Heart Medication Side Effects
Posted by Belinda (New York, Ny) on 08/03/2014

Thank you so much, TimH. I really appreciate your help and will tell my sister in law about the supplements and salt you suggest.

Heart Medication Side Effects
Posted by Timh (KY) on 08/03/2014 2075 posts

* ... just remembered that I forgot to add either Himalayan Pink Salt or Iodized Sea Salt to your grocery list. These are natural or non-processed salts that contain much needed minerals for the body.

Heart Medication Side Effects
Posted by Timh (KY) on 08/03/2014 2075 posts

@Belinda: About 3 yrs ago, I suddenly developed all the conditions you describe. All these diseases are a result of the western diet. That is, the body cannot properly digest, metabolize, and eliminate the foods & liquids presented it, resulting in the retention of fats & water.

To help the body perform these vital functions, begin taking, in small amounts, a daily women's multivitamin & mineral supplement w/ whole foods and enzymes. Get the most complete women's multi on the shelf at local health food store. Also, on the get list is Kelp, Coconut Oil, Apple Cider Veniger (ACV).

Read all labels for recommended dosage and start well below that dose as the need for pharmaceutical medication will begin to decline and will slowly reduce the mg's of meds. This process of increasing the nutrients and decreasing the meds could take a yr or more.

Heart Medication Side Effects
Posted by Belinda (New York, Ny) on 08/03/2014

Hello, my mother in law ( 80) was recently in the ER twice for low sodium issues. The 2nd time a nurse nearly killed her when they switched her heart pressure medication in the afternoon and then the nurse gave her a sleeping pill that night without checking with her daughter, who had just gone home. Her blood pressure dropped so low she ended up in the ICU for 5 days. She is now back at home, but extremely fatigued and experiencing dry mouth. Her meds are:

For High BP: Norvasc (new)
For High BP: Lisinopril (new)
For Thyroid: Lovastatin (taken this for years)
For High Cholesterol - Ledothyroxin (taken this for years)

Does anyone have any supplement recommendations to help with the medication side effects? Do you think the fatigue is related to her blood pressure dropping so low after the sleeping pill fiasco? She cannot go off the meds for various reasons, so supplements to replace the nutrients the meds are zapping her system is the current goal.

Many many thanks in advance to anyone who can advise.

Alternative Treatment for HBP
Posted by Beladonna (On) on 07/18/2014

Hi Bee,

Thank you for your reply.

What did you find the most helpful to reduce HBP so far?

You can reply to my email if you feel it comfortable. 451290atgmaildotcom.

I read that people have successfully reduce HBP with the help of oat(not processed) broth. It reduces anxiety, acts like diuretic, has a lot of minerals. I would like to try this remedy.

What are you doing for stress management?

Kind regards.

Alternative Treatment for HBP
Posted by Bee (New York, US) on 07/18/2014

Belladonna Hi; What exactly did you want to know about the hbp natural alternatives? I will help suggest in anyway I can......everyone is different so what works for one might work or not work for someone else. I would love to share with you....so please do a lot of research.

I have tried different things such as apple cidar vinegar, Beet root, Taurine, magnesium, Olive Leaf, Alpha Lopoic Acid, L Carnitine, COQ10, exercise, eliminating a lot of salt from diet, stress management, weight management..

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