Most people don’t know that high blood pressure is a leading killer and a primary cause of heart attacks and strokes, as well as aneurysms, cognitive/memory decline and kidney failure.
Over 70 million American adults have high blood pressure – that’s 1 out of every 3 adults or 33% of the population.1
What’s crazy is that another 33% of the adult population has “pre-hypertension”, which is higher than normal blood pressure, but not in the super high “warning” range.
Thus, about 66% of the adult population has above “optimal” blood pressure levels and it only gets worse as you get older.2
The “Silent Killer”
This is why high blood pressure is known as the “silent killer” because you don’t really feel like there’s anything wrong until it’s too late!
And I’m very familiar with this topic because I have a family history of heart attacks and strokes, some of them caused by high blood pressure.
In fact, under today’s article I’ve got a short report about how I quickly lowered my dad’s high blood pressure – without drugs or restrictive diets. Make sure to take a look after you finish this short article.
I bring all of this up because I want to emphasize just how important it is for your health and longevity to make sure you control your blood pressure levels.
So let’s get started with the top 5 clinically proven solutions for lowering high blood pressure.
Drugs / Prescription Medications
Like I said, hypertension is such a massive health problem that blood pressure drugs are the #1 most prescribed drugs in America.3 In fact, out of the top 10 most prescribed drugs – THREE of them are blood pressure drugs!
And the crazy part is that there are 11 TYPES of “blood pressure lowering” drugs, which is a total of over 80 DIFFERENT medications all trying to lower hypertension.
And yet, the problem is getting worse each and every year. I don’t like these drugs because they have lots of negative side-effects.
However, they are valuable for SHORT-TERM usage to quickly put you into a “normal” range. But it’s definitely not a long-term solution.
What you eat is very important and one of the best types of diets for lowering blood pressure is a DASH diet4 – which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.
This is similar to the Mediterranean diet – both being successful at reducing hypertension and promoting weight loss at the same time.
DASH promotes the consumption of vegetables, fruits, lean protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy, and recommends avoiding sugars, red meat, and salt.
Many believe that the low-sodium is responsible for its success. However, salt probably doesn’t have that much to do with it…
I believe the primary reason why it works so well is because it restricts your intake of fructose—as does the Mediterranean diet.
The idea that salt promotes high blood pressure is actually, at least in part, a myth.
Exercise has many health benefits as I’m sure you know. One of the best is the simple fact that you get some stress release. And I think we can all agree that we live in very stressful times and this additional stress contributes to hypertension.
The best exercise is a combination of BOTH:
- Aerobic (with oxygen) – walking, jogging, swimming, dancing, etc.
- Anaerobic (without oxygen) – resistance exercise with weights, cables, machines, etc.
Ideally 3x weekly for 30-45 minutes is a good goal. However, even a 15 minute daily walk will do wonders for your health and blood pressure levels.
Rest & Relaxation
Most “experts” don’t emphasize the importance of rest and relaxation – both physical and mental.
Your mind is more powerful than your body and with the extra stress and worry in our modern life-styles, you MUST make some time to “unplug” and “reboot” your system.
Meditation, stretching, reading, napping, walking, writing your thoughts, getting a massage, laughing, hugging, playing, etc… are all great ways to reduce your stress hormones and improve your blood pressure levels.
You MUST do this daily. As my friend Tony Robbins says, this can be your “hour of power” or “30 minutes to thrive” or “15 minutes to fulfillment”.
Specific Herbs, Vitamins & Minerals
Most supplements don’t work. But there are a few herbs and minerals that are clinically proven to help lower your blood pressure levels naturally and quickly. Many times better than prescription medications and WITHOUT the negative side-effects.
The top 5 clinically proven herbal extracts are:
- Grape Seed Extract
- English Hawthorn Berry Extract
- Celery Seed Extract
- Pomegranate Extract
- Lycopene Extract
Add in specific minerals and vitamins such a magnesium, potassium, calcium, D3, C and B6 and you have a proven formula and a long-term solution for lowering your blood pressure levels.
Follow a DASH diet, exercise, implement a few minutes of relaxation methods and take specific herbs, vitamins and minerals DAILY and you’ll see amazing improvements in your health and blood pressure levels.
Fastest & Easiest Solution For Improving Your Blood Pressure LevelsSo there are lots of ways for lowering your blood pressure and improving hypertension - diet and exercise being the two important factors. Unfortunately, they take time and most people are either NOT patient or need faster results, with less effort... This is the exact problem I ran into with my own dad. Because of this, I needed to find a simple, easy and fast solution for improving his blood pressure levels in less than 30 days, without the use of harmful prescription drugs or following a restrictive diet. If this is something you're also interested in, you can easily copy this "perfect formula", implement it and start seeing and feeling results within days...
- Nwankwo T, Yoon SS, Burt V, Gu Q. Hypertension among adults in the US: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011-2012. NCHS Data Brief, No. 133. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept of Health and Human Services, 2013
- Mozzafarian D, Benjamin EJ, Go AS, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2015 Update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2015;e29-322.