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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Some healthy tips for blood pressure management

For blood pressure do the following:
If you are currently being treated for high blood pressure, please discuss this with your health care provider before making any changes, thanks.
  • Do a brisk walk each morning, including weekends before breakfast
  • Do other exercise like swimming, tennis and yoga as well as the walks
  • Do one very long walk up to three hours once a week, like a trail hike, taking in only water for sustenance (You might need to gradually build up to this one)
  • Take one Chrometate tablet with breakfast and another with dinner
  • Coenzyme Q-10
  • Have one dessert spoon of flaxseed oil with breakfast, lunch and dinner. You could add a few fish oil with vitamin E capsules as well as a beneficial extra.
Take all of the above for a period of three months and do not miss a day. Top up your supplies well before you run out of any.
Monitor blood pressure first thing in the mornings and later in the day at the same time daily.

Diet
  • Reduce or eliminate all refined flours and grains. Replace with wholemeal grains and oatmeal and give preference for starches like Kumara and other root crops.
  • Little or no refined sugar, including honey and sweets
  • Reduce dairy intake
  • Use flaxseed oil as an alternative spread to butter
  • Reduce animal fats
  • Eat fresh nuts daily
  • Eat fresh fish twice a week
  • Eliminate margarines and all oils that contain trans fatty acids (read the labels carefully)
  • Have several daily servings of fresh fruit and leafy vegetable, carrots, celery etc
If you are carrying any excess weight, aim for a very gradual loss over the three months using these diet and exercise guidelines.
  • Find something to laugh about each day
  • Smile and say "hello" to at least one stranger each day
After three months, review your blood pressure health including discussing your progress with a health practitioner if BP is consistently about 150/100 or higher.
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