Diet and Exercise to lower blood pressure
How I lowered blood pressure without drugs
It’s been just over 5 months since I dispensed with high blood pressure medications (that weren’t working and had unpleasant side effects) and began exploring alternative cures.
Yesterday was a big milestone. For the first time ever my blood pressure was monitored below the much slated ideal of 120/80. After doing a slow breathing exercise for 15 minutes it came in as 116/79.
Of course I was suspicious at first as because my blood pressure is usually in the 125-135 / 85-95 range. Given that my parents both suffered from high blood pressure and my higher blood pressure is most likely ‘in the genes’. So I figured that’s about as good as it’ll get for me. So I took the reading again at it this time it came in at 111/ 76 – amazing!
Amazing when you consider I was consistently 190+/120+ only five months before, plagued by headaches, heart palpitations, and the end of my life seemed to be approaching rapidly. You could say I’ve come a long way.
So what’s the secret to my new found health and ‘normal’ blood pressure? Two things – Diet and Exercise.
Diet and Exercise to Lower Blood Pressure
- A 30 minute walk up the hill behind my house that gets my lungs and heart working two or three times a week
- Taking 15 minutes off for a slow breathing exercise (assisted by guided slow breathing audio tracks)
- Drinking water more often (I prefer it carbonated)
- Having a bowl of oatmeal every morning
- Supplementing my daily diet with 500mg Vitamin C, multi vitamin (including 100mg Magnesium), 600mg Calcium, Cod Liver Oil capsules (Omega 3), 30 drops of Hawthorn tincture
- Virtually eliminating processed foods and just sticking with the basics
- Apples, bananas, celery, onions, garlic, tomatoes, (among other things of course)
- Cayenne powder, apple cider vinegar, and only the best extra vigin olive oil
- Reduction in the amount of salt I consume – I now use the Celtic Sea Salt (Sel de Gurerande) naturally harvested from the coast of Brittanny, France (as they have done it for centuries)
- Less red meat, more chicken and fish
- Red wine and dark chocolate everyday
- … and more nuts.
In a nutshell that’s about it. I now live a much healthier, relaxed and trouble-free life with optimal blood pressure as well. It’s more than I would have imagined 5 months ago but now there’s no turning back. My final curtains have receded well off into the distant future.
How to lower your blood pressure naturally – the book!
How did I know what to do and eat to lower my dangerously high blood pressure? I did a lot of research and reading, including Get Natural! by Kevin Riley, the best step-by-step guide to lowering blood pressure naturally.
Well that’s what has worked for me. Please leave a comment and tell us what’s worked for you.
UPDATE: Kevin Riley’s guide is no longer available, so my partner and I have researched and written our own guide – Lowering Your Blood Pressure Naturally – The Complete 9 Step Guide.
These progressive steps are based on the principle that positive incremental change is always best in health matters.
Each chapter will take you further along the road of greater vigour and peace of mind (and a healthy blood pressure).
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P.S. This guide shows you how to lower your blood pressure permanently and naturally without side-effects or complications.
Follow each step to get your blood pressure back in balance.
Choose between a wide range of delicious foods that reduce your blood pressure. Include a number of mental and physical exercises in your schedule for both relaxation and invigoration.
Following this guide will reduce, and in time, eliminate your need for blood pressure lowering medications.
This is a guide for good healthy living and will be beneficial for all – even if you don’t currently suffer from high blood pressure.
To download a sample of the guide to your computer right now click here and scroll to the bottom of the page for the download link.