As a pharmacist, I dispensed thousands of prescriptions to treat high blood pressure. Many patients were taking 2-4 blood pressure-lowering medications, yet still were failing to obtain and maintain optimum blood pressure.
I have also observed a broad range of side effects of these therapies including fatigue, dizziness, fainting, depression, loss of sense of taste and smell, and many more. Learn how to lower blood pressure naturally with supplements and lifestyle changes.
Blood pressure medications can be lifesaving. I’m glad they exist, especially when someone goes into crisis. However, over the long term, they can create other issues in the body and put additional stress on your vital organs. These medications don’t actually address the cause of high blood pressure. Often, the problem in your body that is driving your blood pressure up has greater implications for your health than the high blood pressure itself. This is why addressing high blood pressure naturally is so important.
High blood pressure is a symptom of a greater problem! Most high blood pressure issues are induced by stress on the following organs:
- Heart and arteries
If you have high blood pressure, it’s likely you need nutritional support for one or more of the organs listed above. It’s different for every person. With muscle testing, we find the organs that are stressed and then find the nutritional support appropriate for your body.
The most common natural high blood pressure supplements I use in patients are whole food B vitamin complexes (most commonly Cataplex G by Standard Process), wholefood vitamin C (Cyruta), magnesium, and supplements that encourage decongesting of the kidneys and liver.
Other healthy/natural interventions are:
- Get off of sugar- this is key to getting high blood pressure under control
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day
- Replace table salt with Celtic sea salt
- Avoid processed food – Shop the outer perimeter of the grocery store buying primarily unprocessed meats and produce.
- Avoid alcohol
- Avoid caffeine
- Sleep at least 7 hours a night
- Exercise regularly. Walking works great! It’s low impact, doesn’t overly stress the body but can do wonders for your health.
The program of natural supplements for high blood pressure varies from person to person. Even given this variability, one thing is for sure; if you have high blood pressure your body needs help! You have nutritional deficiencies present that need attention.
You don’t have to play a guessing game with your health. Come in for a consultation and find out what food choices are healthy for your body and the correct supplements and vitamins for high blood pressure to feed your deficiencies.
Yours in health,
Amanda Childress, PharmD