blood pressure

  1. Blood pressure cut with a hot bath

    Get the benefits of exercise… without moving a muscle!

    It may sound like a dream, but today I’ve got a hot tip on how to give your body a workout...

    And you don’t have to move a muscle!

    Yep, it’s just about the most relaxing way to “exercise” around...

    So gentle you can literally sip a glass of wine while you do it!

    Folks, this is just about the most pleasant way to sweat of all...

    When you just CAN’T exercise…

    Don’t get me wrong; you want to get out and get moving whenever possible.

    It’s fun. It’s invigorating. And it’s HEALTHY.

    But sometimes you can’t – especially in the cold, dark days of winter.

    And there are times when injuries and poor health can make getting any real exercise downright impossible.

    That’s where this new tip comes in...

    New research reveals how you can get some of the metabolic benefits and inflammation-fighting power of a workout, MINUS the workout.

    The secret is a hot bath!

    Instead of working up a sweat while running or having a sadistic personal trainer put you through the paces, you can get your sweat from the steam of your tub.

    The new study finds a hot bath works in at least THREE ways, and all of them are similar to the benefits you get from exercise:

    • Circulation benefits: A hot bath causes a spike your body’s production of nitric oxide, which helps open up blood vessels to keep things flowing smoothly. A boost in nitric oxide can even help cut blood pressure.
    • Anti-inflammatory benefits: Right after the hot bath, volunteers had a spike inflammation. You might think that’s bad, and it would be if inflammation levels stayed high. But that’s how exercise works, too: It triggers a quick spike in inflammation, followed by a dip. Sure enough, after two weeks of hot baths, overall inflammation levels PLUNGED.
    • Sugar Solution: That nitric oxide I mentioned? It has another trick up its sleeve. It helps your body to use up glucose, which probably helps explain this next major bathing benefit... After two weeks, volunteers who took the baths saw their fasting blood sugar levels drop!

    Now, there are a couple of downsides here...

    The folks in the study didn’t just take a quick dip. They were in the tub for a full hour, nearly every day.

    And while the benefits are real, they’ll work BEST if you’re making some other healthy changes along with them… like the ones you’ll no doubt be making when the New Year arrives.

    Maybe a daily soak should be one of your resolutions!

  2. Blood pressure guidelines FLUNK major new study

    Don’t fall for this MASSIVE blood pressure SCAM

    Another one bites the dust!

    I’m talking about the new blood pressure guidelines announced last year with great fanfare. You’ll recall they were supposed to IMPROVE health and SAVE lives.

    I warned at the time that those guidelines were wrong.

    And now, a MASSIVE new study not only confirms my warning, but also exposes the UGLY TRUTH about those guidelines.

    MORE people will end up on meds… and MORE of them will be HURT, not HELPED, because of them!

    The new guidelines dropped the levels considered “high” enough for treatment from 140/90 down to 130/80.

    Of course, that one little “tweak” – a drop of just 10 points – is a potential windfall for the drug industry…

    It meant 31 million new patients going from “healthy” to “hypertension” literally OVERNIGHT.

    Nearly all of them, according to those guidelines, now need meds.

    Let’s hope their docs aren’t playing ball, because the new study finds – and this is a direct quote from the lead author at Oxford University – there is “no evidence of any benefit” for dishing out drugs at that level!

    The folks on the drug tracked for up to six years DIDN’T have a lower risk of heart attack… and they DIDN’T have a lower risk of a stroke.

    But really, they should’ve seen this coming.

    I sure did.

    Older studies have found that people with “stage 1” hypertension DON’T always see a drop in risk even when their meds “work” and cut the blood pressure itself.

    But they DO see a higher risk of side effects.

    The new study confirms that, too.

    Over six years, patients on the drugs faced serious problems including – ironically – hypotension, or when blood pressure drops too low.

    That can cause fainting, which can lead to head injuries and bone breaks.

    These meds can also cause memory loss and kidney damage, just to name a couple of other risks.

    And to cap it all off, the patients in the new study who were on the meds actually had a slightly HIGHER risk of death!

    Now, I get why you don’t want to defy your doc and refuse to cut your BP.

    But you may not have to!

    A healthier alternative

    If you’re among those 31 million “new” hypertension patients… in other words, if your BP is consistently about 10 points too high… there’s an option that can bring your levels down by exactly what you need – and then some.

    And you don’t have to swallow a thing.

    Many people have higher BP at a doctor’s office than they do at home. It’s so common it has a name: white-coat hypertension.

    Get your own reader (they run about $30).

    Take your own measurements at home every day for about a week or so.

    And if the numbers are lower, share them with your doc. You can probably talk him out of treatment altogether!

  3. Blood pressure linked to hidden lead in your body

    What your blood pressure reading is REALLY telling you To most doctors, blood pressure is something to measure and medicate. They never pause to wonder what it MEANS. They just look at the number – and when it hits a certain level, it’s time for meds (or more meds if you’re already being treated). I’m NOT “most doctors,” and I...
  4. Blood pressure linked to hidden lead in your body

    What your blood pressure reading is REALLY telling you To most doctors, blood pressure is something to measure and medicate. They never pause to wonder what it MEANS. They just look at the number – and when it hits a certain level, it’s time for meds (or more meds if you’re already being treated). I’m NOT “most doctors,” and I...
  5. Could this DELICIOUS treat stop today’s WORST killers?

    Could this DELICIOUS treat stop today’s WORST killers?  Take two yogurts and call me in the morning? I know that it sounds crazy, but it’s true: Just two servings of yogurt can make a MAJOR difference when it comes to your health. And you don’t even have to eat it every day to get the benefits! New research shows how...
  6. Reduce blood pressure by filtering your air

    Cure high BP by breathing the right kind of air Can cutting your blood pressure be as simple as breathing? You bet it can! Don’t worry. I’m not about to plug meditation, yoga, “breathing exercises,” or any of that other stuff. Sure, some of it can be helpful to some people. But the quick trick I’m about to reveal today...
  7. Blood pressure drug linked to dangerous new risk

    Urgent warning over popular blood pressure drugs Pop the pills... gulp some water... swallow hard... then repeat daily. Blood pressure meds are used by so many people so often that most folks never even pause to question their safety. But many of the drugs are anything but safe -- and a leading consumer advocate group says that one drug in...
  8. Blood pressure problem linked to dementia

    What your doctor keeps missing about blood pressure You know you're supposed to keep your blood pressure down. But that's only PART of the picture. Today, I'm going to let you in on the rest of the story... the chapter missing from your doctor's book. If he checks every few months or once a year, and he only worries about...
  9. Blood pressure meds boost fall risk

    Cutting your blood pressure can HURT you It's supposed to be your blood pressure that drops. Instead, it could be YOU that takes the plunge! New research exposes the ugly toll of trying to meet the aggressive blood pressure targets being pushed on older patients by mainstream researchers. And it finds that, sure, you CAN hit the ultra-low goal of...
  10. Cherries can cut blood pressure levels

    Montmorency cherries can help cut blood pressure levels so effectively that they work as well as some drugs.
  11. Blood pressure app doesn’t work

    A blood pressure app that was available for both iPhone and Android doesn’t work, missing dangerously high BP levels some 80 percent of the time.
  12. Why you need to watch your sodium intake

    Some are saying maybe you don't have to watch your salt intake so closely -- but that flies in the face of decades of research.
  13. Effects of obesity can kill you

    Being overweight or obese can increase your risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke and death even if you appear to be healthy by every other measure.
  14. Taking blood pressure can predict dementia risk

    A type of blood pressure reading called central blood pressure can help predict your risk of dementia, according to new research.
  15. The natural way to help keep blood sugar in check

    An antioxidant found in grapes can help diabetics keep blood sugar levels in check. Here’s the best way to get it.
  16. Mediterranean diet benefits are physical & mental

    People who stick to the Mediterranean diet have better overall physical and mental health, a new study confirms. Here's what you need to know.
  17. Low magnesium levels can boost your heart risk

    Low levels of the essential mineral magnesium can double your risk of death by heart disease -- and you probably have low levels.
  18. Two easy tricks that can lower your BP

    When it comes to blood pressure, it seems like the mainstream has just two answers: a low-salt diet and meds. And both of them are bad ideas.
  19. BP guidelines could be deadly

    Docs get so hung up on matching the numbers on patients' charts to mainstream guidelines that they often forget these things are written on paper -- not set in stone. But in addition to being meaningless, many of those targets are actually dangerous -- and quite possibly deadly.
  20. Low salt comes with high risk

    Next time your doctor says "cut back on the salt, or else" ask him one question. Or else what?

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