Can High Blood Pressure Be Cured Without Medication?

Here in our office, we believe in the power of nutrition and lifestyle to cure high blood pressure. We see it every day with our patients.

Yes, that’s right. High blood pressure can be cured naturally and without medication.

High blood pressure (also known as “hypertension”) is usually the result of poor diet and lifestyle choices. Change your diet and make some different lifestyle choices and you are on your way to normalizing your blood pressure.

While diet and lifestyle changes aren’t quick fixes, you can begin to make small changes over time and start to reverse your high blood pressure.  Diet alone has one of the biggest impacts on high blood pressure!

High blood pressure is a serious disorder associated with an increased risk for heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. It is not a disease itself but a sign of an unhealthy person.

In order to understand how high blood pressure can be cured, you must first understand what it is and how it is caused.

What Are the Different Stages of High Blood Pressure?

There are different stages of high blood pressure.

A blood pressure reading, given in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg), has two numbers. The first, or upper, number measures the pressure in your arteries when your heart beats (systolic pressure). The second, or lower, number measures the pressure in your arteries between beats (diastolic pressure).

The Stages of High Blood Pressure:

  • Prehypertension: 120/80 to 139/89
  • STAGE 1 Mild Hypertension: 140/90 to 159/99
  • STAGE 2 Moderate Hypertension: 160/100 to 179/109
  • STAGE 3 Severe Hypertension: 180/110 or higher

Prehypertension stage can often be reversed by simple lifestyle modifications such as lower sodium diet, increased potassium and magnesium intake and more exercise.

While stages 1, 2 and 3 of hypertension are more critical, they too can still be reversed. The key with these is a strict nutritional therapy approach. We use combinations of supplements and diet and lifestyle changes targeted at lowering these numbers over time.

Keep reading for more information.

What Are Factors Influencing the Development of High Blood Pressure?

  1. 1. Diet
    • Sodium
      • High sodium intake (i.e. processed foods) is linked to high blood pressure due to its effects on the kidneys and fluid retention.
    • Potassium
      • Low potassium levels are linked to hypertension. Eat foods rich in potassium or take a potassium supplement to heal high blood pressure.
    • Magnesium
      • Magnesium deficiency is another factor linked to high blood pressure. Magnesium and potassium are key minerals for regulating blood pressure. Eat foods rich in magnesium or try supplementing.
    • Vitamin D
      • Getting adequate sunshine and vitamin D is imperative to healthy blood pressure. Low levels of vitamin D are linked to blood vessel dysfunction and hypertension. Get in the sun. Aim to get at least 20 minutes or more of uninterrupted sunshine each day.
    • Omega 3 fatty acids
      • Omega 3 fats are essential and must be obtained through the diet or supplementation. These fats are critical to maintaining healthy blood pressure and blood flow.
  1. 2. Behavior
    • Weight
      • Being overweight puts strain on the heart muscle causing it to weaken and lose normal function over time. Shed the weight and improve blood pressure.
    • Physical inactivity
      • Lack of physical activity is linked to high blood pressure. Exercise improves blood vessel function and promotes good flow.
    • High intakes of alcohol –
      • Alcohol acts like a toxin in the body. High alcoholic intakes (defined as more than 3 drinks per sitting) or repeated “binge drinking” can contribute to vascular damage and inflammation leading to hypertension.
    • Tobacco use
      • Tobacco use causes the blood vessels to narrow and constrict and reduces blood flow, posing a major risk for high blood pressure and heart attacks.
    • High level of stress
      • Stress can temporarily cause high blood pressure by causing constriction of arteries. Over time, chronic stress can also stimulate the release of inflammatory, stress hormones that can contribute to hypertension.
  1. 3. Conditions
    • Diabetes
      • Diabetes that remains out of control can contribute to blood vessel damage leading to an increased risk for high blood pressure or heart attacks.
    • Kidney disease
      • The kidneys are responsible for filtering and excreting wastes and fluids. They do so with the help of healthy blood vessels. With kidney disease, excretion of fluids can become impaired leading to fluid buildup and high blood pressure.
    • Sleep apnea
      • Sleep apnea causes sudden drops in oxygen, which results in increased blood pressure. Overtime, this chronic high blood pressure can result in strain to the cardiovascular system.
  1. 4. Other Factors
    • Age
      • As age increases, the risk for high blood pressure increases. As we age, there are structural changes in the arteries that occur and they can become stiffer and narrower.
    • Pollution or toxin exposure
      • Toxins and chemicals act as irritants to the blood vessel lining and can contribute to narrowing or constriction of arteries and high levels of inflammation. Both of these factors can cause high blood pressure.
    • Lack of sleep
      • Sleep is needed for body restoration. Lack of sleep can harm the body’s ability to regulate its production of stress hormones, which can increase risk for high blood pressure.

How Can My Blood Pressure Be Cured?

It can be cured with simple diet and lifestyle changes. It took time for you to develop high blood pressure, so it will take time to resolve it as well.

The answer to high blood pressure is not medication. Medications mask problems. They don’t cure them.

The answer is to get healthy and make changes to support your heart health.

Steps to cure high blood pressure:

  1. Follow an organic, Paleo diet
  2. Eat foods proven to reduce blood pressure
  3. Take evidence-based supplements that can lower blood pressure
  4. See a chiropractor regularly
  5. Get sunshine and vitamin D daily
  6. Get quality sleep
  7. Lose weight
  8. Move your body
  9. De-stress
  10. Reduce toxin exposure and detoxify your body

There are many other ways to support healthy blood pressure.

Read more about the top ways to reduce blood pressure naturally without medication.

Takeaway Message:

High blood pressure can be cured. It is not a disease itself, but a sign of an unhealthy person. In order to cure high blood pressure, you must make changes to your diet and lifestyle. Monitor you blood pressure levels and implement these natural, sustainable changes to your everyday life. Your heart and body will thank you.

10 Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is also known as hypertension. It is defined as the pressure or force that is exerted against the artery walls.

When your heart beats normally, it pumps blood through the arteries and into the body. There is a normal pressure that occurs to keep the blood pumping. When there is high blood pressure, the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels is consistently too high, and this can lead to severe medical issues.

Knowing the top 10 risk factors for high blood pressure can help you to get to the root cause of your hypertension and allow you to begin to treat and heal blood pressure naturally.

What Are the Top 10 Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure?

  1. 1. Being overweight or obese
    • The more you weigh, the greater the chances are that you will have high blood pressure. This is because increased body weight requires more blood and oxygen to be pumped to your tissues. This increased demand for nutrients results in a greater pressure on the artery walls.
  2. 2. Lack of physical activity
    • Physical inactivity is linked to higher heart rates. Higher heart rate means that the body must work harder to pump blood through the circulatory system. This puts pressure and strain on your artery walls. Additionally, lack of physical activity leads to weight gain (see #1), another risk factor for hypertension.
  3. 3. Smoking or other toxin exposures
    • Smoking and tobacco use raises blood pressure. Tobacco narrows or constricts your arteries, hardens and damages their walls, and leads to further blood pressure complications.
    • Toxin exposures in your house, your products or your environment can also all contribute to hypertension. Toxins act as an irritant to your blood vessels and overtime can damage them, resulting in narrowed arteries and high blood pressure.
  4. 4. High sodium/ low potassium diet
    • Eating a diet consisting of processed foods that are high in sodium can increase the amount of sodium in your blood stream. This causes the kidneys to hold on to more water. The more fluid you have, the higher the blood pressure you have. The body retains water and there is excess strain that is put on the kidneys, which results in high blood pressure. Potassium helps to balance sodium levels. Low potassium levels are linked to high blood pressure. You need more potassium (think fresh fruits and vegetables) and less sodium (processed foods). Check out our list of top Paleo foods rich in potassium.
  5. 5. Poor Sleep
    1. Go to sleep with the sundown and awake with the sunrise. Poor sleep quality and duration leads to high blood pressure.
  6. 6. Mental stress
    • Stress is linked to high blood pressure as it causes the blood vessels to constrict and pressure to build up within them. Chronic mental stress also stimulates a release of stress hormones that increase heart rate and further narrow blood vessels leading to high blood pressure. Try to manage stress to reduce blood pressure.
  7. 7. Age
    • Blood pressure tends to increase with age. As you age, there are structural changes that occur within your arteries contributing to arterial stiffness. In elderly populations, you will see increased pulse pressure and increased systolic blood pressure.
  8. 8. High alcohol intake
    • Overtime, excessive intakes of alcohol can damage and weaken the heart muscle. It can also contribute to weight gain. Both of these factors can cause high blood pressure to develop.
  9. 9. Obstructive sleep apnea
    • Sleep apnea causes sudden drops in oxygen levels, which increases blood pressure and puts strain on the cardiovascular system. Obstructive sleep apnea has been shown to be associated with high blood pressure development.
  10. 10. Lack of sunshine
    • Low vitamin D is linked to high blood pressure. Get sunshine, get vitamin D, make nitric oxide, and normalize your blood pressure.

We wrote a blog post about how to reverse high blood pressure naturally, without prescription medications or invasive procedures. Let’s get your blood pressure back to normal.

10 Ways High Blood Pressure Effects Your Heart and Body

High blood pressure is a sign that you are not healthy. The answer is not drugs, but to find the cause. Find the cause or suffer the 10 consequences listed in this post.

High blood pressure can go unnoticed for many years and cause heart muscle damage.

It often has no symptoms and for this reason is considered a “silent killer”.

Nearly half of Americans over the age of 20 have high blood pressure, a staggering statistic.

Find out how high blood pressure impacts your heart health and learn more about ways to reverse high blood pressure naturally.

What is High Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is defined as the pressure, or force, of blood that pushes against your artery walls. It is classified as “high” blood pressure, or hypertension, when the force of the blood against your artery walls (pressure) is consistently high over time.

The contraction of the heart muscle refers to the systolic number (top number of a blood pressure reading). The relaxation of the heart muscle refers to the diastolic number (bottom number of a blood pressure reading).

A normal blood pressure is considered to be 120/80.

High blood pressure is dangerous because it makes the heart work harder and strains the heart muscle over time. It drastically increases your chances of heart attack and stroke.

High blood pressure can cause narrowing of arteries, decreased blood flow, increased stroke risk and a greater chance of heart failure.

There are many risk factors for high blood pressure. Pharmaceutical deficiency is not one of them and pharmaceuticals is not the answer.

10 Effects of High Blood Pressure on the Heart and Body:

  1. 1. Stroke
    • If there is one thing that makes a patient pause, it is the risk of stroke. And high blood pressure can increase your stroke risk. Got your attention now?
  2. 2. Atherosclerosis
    • Hypertension can also damage the tissues lining the blood vessels contributing to a hardening and narrowing of the artery walls. This allows cholesterol to build up, inflammation to arise and oxidative stress to occur. Ultimately, a blockage or blood clot in the artery can form.
  3. 3. Artery damage
    • As the insides of your arteries narrow from high blood pressure, they become more and more damaged. This damage can contribute to an increased risk for heart arrhythmias (heart rhythm problems), heart attack and stroke over time.
  4. 4. Sexual dysfunction
    • High blood pressure is closely linked to sexual dysfunction. Low levels of nitric oxide are a factor in both high blood pressure and erectile dysfunction, making them interrelated. High blood pressure decreases blood flow and can cause erectile dysfunction. Hypertension can also reduce sexual desire.
  5. 5. Aneurysm
    • High blood pressure is also a risk factor for an aneurysm (enlargement of the arteries caused by weakening of the artery wall). Over time, if there is constant pressure pushing on a weakened artery, this can lead to a bulge in the blood vessel and an aneurysm can result. Aneurysms can rupture and lead to internal bleeding. They can form in any artery yet are most likely to occur in your main artery of the heart called the aorta.
  6. 6. Atrial fibrillation
    • High blood pressure puts stress on the heart and causes the atrium to enlarge. When this happens, you are at higher risk of atrial fibrillation. In turn, high blood pressure in people with AFIB are at a higher risk of stroke. Bad combo.
  7. 7. Heart failure
    • Over time, the effects of high blood pressure can cause the heart muscle to weaken. The heart begins to lose normal functioning because of its inability to efficiently pump blood into circulation and heart failure can develop. When your heart becomes overwhelmed, it will shut down and begin to fail.
  8. 8. Dementia
    • High blood pressure can contribute to the development of mild cognitive impairment (the stage prior to dementia) or dementia over time. Just like the heart, the brain needs adequate blood flow and oxygen delivery. If this becomes impaired (due to high blood pressure) then problems in the brain can result. Vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are both linked to a narrowing of the arteries that supply blood flow the brain. Blocked blood flow or stroke can cause either of these neurological disorders to develop.
  9. 9. Kidney Disease
    • High blood pressure is also linked to kidney issues. It is one of the most common causes of kidney failure. High blood pressure can damage the arteries that lead into your kidneys, which can harm their normal level of functioning. If the kidneys can’t properly excrete waste then fluid and waste accumulate and kidney disease arises.
  10. 10. Eye damage
    • Hypertension can also damage your eyes. Your eyes have tiny blood vessels that supply the eyes with the needed blood flow to function properly. These, too, can become damaged by chronic high blood pressure. A result of high blood pressure is often damage to the eye’s blood vessels, damage to the nerves or fluid buildup within the retina.

What Can I do to Treat My High Blood Pressure Naturally?

Nutrition and lifestyle changes can help to treat and reverse blood pressure naturally. They can also help to reduce the chances of complications from high blood pressure.

How Can I Tell If I Have High Blood Pressure?

The only way to know if you have hypertension is to have your blood pressure checked regularly.

You will want an average of two or more readings on two or more occasions to verify if you have high blood pressure.

You should check your blood pressure yearly and more frequently if you’ve had high or low blood pressure. Sometimes it helps to keep a blood pressure diary. Bring your recordings into your doctor. Don’t check more than once per day, but check at variable times. One day in the morning, the next day at lunch, and the next day at dinner.

Takeaway Message:

Know your numbers and make the changes needed to heal high blood pressure for good! Hypertension shouldn’t be blamed on genetics or family history. Poor nutrition and lifestyle choices are the culprits. This disorder is highly reversible if you just take the simple steps needed to reduce blood pressure naturally.

10 Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure

What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is also known as hypertension. It is defined as the pressure or force that is exerted against the artery walls.

When your heart beats normally, it pumps blood through the arteries and into the body. There is a normal pressure that occurs to keep the blood pumping. When there is high blood pressure, it means the pressure of blood within your arteries is higher than it should be.

Knowing the top 10 risk factors for high blood pressure can help you to get to the root cause of your hypertension and allow you to begin to treat and heal blood pressure naturally. 

What are the top 10 risk factors for high blood pressure?

  • 1. Being overweight or obese
    • The more you weigh, the greater the chances are that you will have high blood pressure. This is because increased body weight requires more blood and oxygen to be pumped to your tissues. This increased demand for nutrients results in a greater pressure on the artery walls.
  • 2. Lack of physical activity
    • Physical inactivity is linked to higher heart rates. Higher heart rate means that the body must work harder to pump blood through the circulatory system. This puts pressure and strain on your artery walls. Additionally, lack of physical activity leads to weight gain (see #1), another risk factor for hypertension.
  • 3. Smoking or other toxin exposures
    • Smoking and tobacco use raises blood pressure. Tobacco narrows or constricts your arteries, hardens and damages their walls, and leads to further blood pressure complications.
    • Toxin exposures in your house, your products or your environment can also all contribute to hypertension. Toxins act as an irritant to your blood vessels and overtime can damage them, resulting in narrowed arteries and high blood pressure.
  • 4. High sodium diet
    • Eating a diet consisting of processed foods that are high in sodium can increase the amount of sodium in your blood stream. This causes the kidneys to hold on to more water. The more fluid you have, the higher the blood pressure you have. The body retains water and there is excess strain that is put on the kidneys, which results in high blood pressure. Eating high sodium usually means low potassium. Potassium helps to balance sodium levels. Low potassium levels are linked to high blood pressure. You need more potassium (think fresh fruits and vegetables) and less sodium (processed foods). Check out our list of top Paleo foods rich in potassium.
  • 5. Low Vitamin D

Many studies show that the sunshine vitamin is linked to lower blood pressure.                          Vitamin D supplements may help as well. But get your skin, AKA solar panel, in                          the sun for the healthy blood flow and blood pressure.

  1. 6. Mental stress
    • Stress is linked to high blood pressure as it causes the blood vessels to constrict and pressure to build up within them. Chronic mental stress also stimulates a release of stress hormones that increase heart rate and further narrow blood vessels leading to high blood pressure. Try to manage stress to reduce blood pressure.
  2. 7. Age
    • Blood pressure tends to increase with age. As you age, there are structural changes that occur within your arteries contributing to arterial stiffness. In elderly populations, you will see increased pulse pressure and increased systolic blood pressure.
  3. 8. High alcohol intake
    • Overtime, excessive intakes of alcohol can damage and weaken the heart muscle. It can also contribute to weight gain. Both of these factors can cause high blood pressure to develop.
  4. 9. Obstructive sleep apnea
    • Sleep apnea causes sudden drops in oxygen levels, which increases blood pressure and puts strain on the cardiovascular system. Obstructive sleep apnea has been shown to be associated with high blood pressure development.
  5. 10. Certain chronic conditions
    • Kidney disease, Diabetes, adrenal and thyroid disorders are all linked to an increased risk for high blood pressure.
    • Kidneys are responsible for filtering wastes and excreting fluids from the body. When there is kidney disease, fluids can accumulate and contribute to high blood pressure.
    • Most people with Diabetes eventually end up with hypertension. Diabetes causes damage to arteries and puts them at risk for atherosclerosis, which can lead to high blood pressure.
    • Adrenal disorders can cause the adrenal glands to secrete high amounts of hormones like cortisol or aldosterone, which can cause blood pressure problems.
    • When the thyroid gland isn’t working properly and there is an imbalance in thyroid hormones this can contribute to high blood pressure. Also, if there is too much parathyroid hormone being released then the calcium in your blood can rise, contributing to high blood pressure.

How to Lower High Blood Pressure Naturally?

Is Renal Denervation an Effective Treatment for High Blood Pressure?

Can you imagine that 21st century medicine would recommend a procedure to cut off the nerve supply to your kidneys to lower blood pressure (BP)?

The scary part is that this is true and playing out around the world today.

The procedure is renal denervation. As I said earlier, this procedure stops the nerve supply to your kidneys to lower blood pressure.

Has the medical profession gone mad? I can understand that doctors would try this 75 years ago in the “stone-age” of medicine. But in 2018?

Medtronic has sponsored trials of this procedure and some studies show reduction of blood pressure. Some do not.

But this procedure does not address the cause of high blood pressure. Neither do pharmaceuticals.

Yes, they may lower blood pressure, but at what cost? Procedures like renal denervation and drugs mask the problem, not fix it. Blood pressure drugs have tons of side effects such as swelling, cough, fatigue and erectile dysfunction just to name a few.

Because the cause of high blood pressure is not addressed, lowering blood pressure artificially will never provide good outcomes like significant reductions in stroke, heart attack, kidney disease, heart failure and death.

We must find the cause.

There is a better way

Here are some ways to lower your blood pressure naturally and effectively by giving your body what it needs and taking away what it doesn’t.

  • Organic, Paleo foods. Load up on green leafy veggies, beets, and avocado to lower BP.
  • Morning, noon, and evening sunshine is key.
  • Sleep with the sundown and awake with the sunrise. Works for all animals and will work for us.
  • Chiropractic care lowers BP by 17/10 on average. This is better than any pharmaceutical. Chiropractic focuses on getting the autonomic nervous system regulated, instead of cutting off the autonomic nerve supply reminiscent of some Joseph Mengele Nazi story.
  • Avoid pollution and environmental toxins. Would you believe an indoor air purifier can reduce BP and inflammation? It does and that is why we sell it on our website. See here.
  • Get the stress out of your life now.
  • Reduce EMF from cell phones, computers, WiFi and other electronics.
  • Get active with gardening, walking, or yoga.
  • Meditate.
  • Evidence based supplements such as Heart Beet, Vessel Support, MULTI, and Magnesium.

Natural Treatment Remedies for High Blood Pressure

Subscribe to our RSS feed

Did your doctor tell you that your blood pressure was high? If so, you are not alone. Often called hypertension, high blood pressure is a common diagnosis for millions of people. Tragically, high blood pressure is increasing in children.

Your blood vessels are tubes filled with blood. The blood volume exerts a force (or pressure) against the walls of the tube (arteries). When the heart contracts, that represents the systolic pressure (top number). When the heart is fully relaxed, that represents the diastolic pressure (bottom number). 120/80 is considered normal.

High blood pressure is dangerous. It makes the heart work harder to pump blood out to the rest of the body. High blood pressure contributes to stoke, hardening of the arteries, heart failure and more.

What Causes High Blood Pressure?

To The Drs. Wolfson, high blood pressure is a sign of an unhealthy person. It is not a disease unto itself. This is true of most diagnoses. Name the disease and it is a sign the person is deficient in something and/or has an excess of something.

Here are some factors linked to hypertension risk:

  • Obesity and diabetes
  • Pollution- air and electromagnetic
  • Diabetes
  • Lack of activity
  • Lack of sunshine
  • Lack of sleep

By the way, don’t blame hypertension on your genetics. We are not genetically programmed to develop high blood pressure. Poor nutrition and an unhealthy lifestyle are the culprits.

Natural Treatments for High Blood Pressure

When your blood pressure is high, it is usually not an emergency. It took time to get into this situation and will take some time to get out of it. If your blood pressure is high, over time you may develop kidney or eye problems. Studies also confirm high blood pressure is linked to stroke and heart attack.

The answer is certainly not pharmaceuticals. They can lower blood pressure, but don’t do much to lower your risk of bad outcomes like stroke and heart attack. Blood pressure drugs carry tremendous risk and side effects.

The answer is to get healthy. Follow these rules:

  • Eat organic, Paleo foods. Spices of all kinds support healthy blood pressure. Paleo foods support your body and help you maintain your ideal weight. People who eat a Paleo diet are not overweight.
  • Get sunshine daily. Full body is best. Normalizes blood pressure in so many ways.
  • Get sleep. Sundown to sunrise is the way to go.
  • Get relaxed. Stress raises blood pressure.
  • Get adjusted by a chiropractor. The evidence is clear and my patients achieve success with a doctor of chiropractic. At least 2 times weekly is best until your blood pressure is under control.
  • Get hydrated with quality water. Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water. Around two quarts per day for the 135-pound person.
  • Get active. Those who exercise lower their blood pressure.
  • Take nutritional supplements.  In addition to our Foundation 5, try these supplements to get your blood pressure under control:
    • Heart Beet – Loaded with nitrates that turn into nitric oxide, the nutrient that keeps blood vessels open.
    • Vessel Support – Another way to crank up your nitric oxide, but from a different approach.
    • Magnesium Glycinate – Keeps your blood vessels relaxed.
    • Potassium Boost – Deficiency of potassium is linked to high blood pressure.

 

See Our Collection of Premium Supplements Effective Against High Blood Pressure ►