Home
Search Holisticonline
Grandmas Remedies
Quality vitamins,  natural remedies
Specialgifts.com
Big savings on gemstones, jewelry and gifts.
Alternative Medicine

Stress Management

Conditions/ Treatments
Preferred Providers
Holistic Living
Alternative Therapies
Acupuncture
Aromatherapy
Ayurveda
Biofeedback
Chelation Therapy
Herbal Medicine
Homeopathy
Humor Therapy
Hydrotherapy
Imagery
Light Therapy
Massage
Meditation
NLP
Nutrition
Prayer/ Spiritual
Reiki
Shiatsu
Yoga
FAQ (Health)
Feedback
Register
Media
 
 

 Dr. George Jacob
Heart Infocenter

Holistic-online.com

Alternative and Complementary Remedies for Hypertension

Common Sense Recommendations for Hypertension

Lean Diet

A diet high in fat and cholesterol clogs the arteries, leading to atherosclerosis. The more clogged the arteries, the higher your blood pressure becomes. Cut down on meat (especially the red meat such as beef and pork), dairy (except for non-fat milk), heavy desserts, and fried foods. A vegetarian diet rich in fiber is recommended for your heart and your blood pressure.

Take a diet that is rich in high potassium foods (vegetables and fruits) and essential fatty acids. Daily intake of potassium should total 7 grams per day. The diet should be low in saturated fat, sugar and salt. In general, a whole food diet emphasizing vegetables and members of the garlic/onion family should be consumed.

Take one to three tablespoons of herbal bulking formula containing such things as oat fiber, guar gum, apple pectin, gum karaya, psyllium seed, dandelion root powder, ginger root powder, fenugreek seed powder and fennel seed powder.

Eliminate the use of caffeine, alcohol and tobacco.

Reduce the Intake of Salt

Sodium increases the amount of fluid in your vascular system. When more liquid flows through your arteries, the blood pressure increases. Minimize the salt in your cooking or on the table. Many canned foods are also high in salt.

Exercise Regularly

Exercise increases flexibility and improves circulation. It is great for cardiovascular health.

Exercise for half an hour three to four times a week. A vigorous daily walk is easy and is good for heart. Yoga, tai chi, and aerobic exercises are also good. 
Consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise program.

Practice Yoga and Deep Breathing

Yoga asanas and deep breathing provides great relaxation. It also is a good exercise and hence is great for cardiovascular health. Recommended Yoga postures include the Shoulder Stand, Cobra, and, the corpse (Savasana) poses . You can also use yoga nidra or yoga relaxation.

Maintain A Healthy Weight

Being overweight is associated with high blood pressure.

Minimize Stress

Hypertension is often associated with excessive stress. Take time every day for meditation, deep breathing, quiet listening to soothing music, Yoga stretching, and other activities that help you relax. For example, Transcendental Meditation (TM) was found to be as effective as anti-hypertensive medication, in clinical trials sponsored by US National Institutes of Health. Unlike drugs, Transcendental Meditation has no side effects and costs less.

Next Topic: 

[Hypertension Home][Heart Infocenter Home][Conditions/Remedies Home][Holisticonline.com Home]

Holisticonline.com is developed and maintained by ICBS, Inc.
Send mail to: info@holisticonline.com with comments about this web site.
Copyright 1998-2013 ICBS, Inc. Terms of Use
All Rights Reserved.