Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally: General Resources

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This page gives general information about high blood pressure and health, and good sources of information on health, nutrition, diet etc.

About High Blood Pressure

A good overview of high blood pressure, its risk factors and causes:

Hypertension – University of Maryland Medical Center

High Blood Pressure – US National Institutes for Health


Health News and Information

Reliable sources of news and research relating to health, diet, conventional and alternative medications and remedies:

Natural News – Reference Base

Mercola.com – Tips on reducing blood pressure naturally

Diet vs Disease – well-researched articles on nutrition and health

Positive Health Wellness – comprehensive articles on health, diet, fitness, etc


Natural, Alternative and Complementary Remedies and Supplements

University of Maryland Medical Center – Complementary and Alternative Medicine Guide

Dr Sarah Brewer –  Nutrional Medicine – foods, herbs and supplements


Healthy Eating

Various national and governmental bodies have helpful websites with tips on healthy eating. These are mostly for general health, so some of their guidelines may differ slightly from recommendations in this guide, which is geared towards eating for lower blood pressure specifically.

The UK National Health Service has useful tips on healthy eating:

UK NHS Eat Well Tips

The US Department of Agriculture has a website on healthy eating guidance:

USDA Choose My Plate

Harvard Medical School has resources on nutrition, which are well-researched and which sometimes differ from the US governmental dietary advice.

Harvard Medical School – Nutrition Source


Cooking and Recipes

The internet is a confusing source of health information but an amazing source of recipes. If you want to figure out a make a healthier version of one of your favourite not-so-healthy foods, just search online: “healthy xxx recipe” etc.

Eating Well – High Blood Pressure Diet

8 Healthy Recipes for Blood Pressure


Buying healthy foods

Groceries and supermarkets are getting better at stocking healthier foods, although local health food stores often have a better range. Buying online can be useful for specific products and supplements that might be harder to get.

(You’ll find links for specific products on the resource page for the Step in which they’re mentioned.)

Healthy Heart Market


Specific Nutrient Information

For more detailed information on specific nutrients:

Harvard Medical School – Nutrition A-Z

US National Institutes for Health – Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets

Healthaliciousness – Nutrient Ranking Tool

The US Food and Drug Administration provides downloadable posters (also available just as text) outlining the nutrient content of the most common vegetables, fruits and fish:

FDA Nutrition Information for Fruits, Vegetables and Fish

For full nutrition details on all foods the US Department of Agriculture maintains a database which you can search to find out the nutritional content of specific foods, of all types:

USDA Food Nutritional Content Database

They also have a more general database you can search for information on specific nutrients, rather than specific foods:

USDA Nutrient Database


Medical Information – Diseases and Treatments

Medical Professional websites giving comprehensive news and information on diseases and treatments:

University of Maryland Medical Center – Medical Reference Guide

The Mayo Clinic – Health Information

WebMD – Health News and Info

Medhelp Health Community

Harvard Medical School – Health and Medical Information

And – last but certainly not least – the alternative medical view, from the doctor who’s not afraid to stand up to the medical establishment:

Dr Mercola – Natural Health Information


If there are other websites, resources or products you’ve found useful and you think would be useful to others, please email them to us and we’ll include them:



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