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Juicing-The High Blood Pressure Cure!

Updated on March 13, 2013

A Miracle Cure

A few years ago I had a brush with my health. I went through a series of dizziness and vertigo. A trip to the doctor revealed that I had hypertension. I had been the perfect picture of health but was gaining a lot of weight, dealing with some stress, and not exercising like I should.

I'll be honest, I am not a person that enjoys the idea of being on medication for the rest of my life. When you are a person dealing with hypertension you are told by doctors a number of things. A person can have kidney failure, heart attacks, strokes, your eyesight can go, and it can lead to heart failure.This is not something that should be taken light. I was fearful yet apprehensive. I did a lot of research and found out the potential causes of hypertension even though there are some that say there is no cause. I learned that genetics, lack of exercise, diet, weight gain, stress, and blocked arteries could all play major roles in the disease.

Yes I started taking medication just like a lot of people do. Learning that the medication only made me dizzier and had horrible side affects. I started a new natural routine that involved reversing all of the things that may have caused the problem in the first place. The first things I did were to start an exercise routine of thirty to forty five minutes a day and I changed my diet of over indulging and started eating the right kinds of foods. We can eat snacks but we should eat them in moderation especially crunchy snacks like chips because of the salt content. We can eat a piece of fried chicken if we want but once a week is good enough for me. I cut out pork all together but lean pork can be eaten in moderation. I suggest one a month. Things that I use to let stress me out I no longer worry about. I eat cleansing whole foods like raw fruits and vegetables that aid in cleaning out arteries, and I relax more. When we start a new diet we should also not consider cutting out too many foods as we need balance in our diets. We can not live only on fruit and vegetables. We should consider healthier choices. I no longer feel that in my life I am running a race to finish everything in one day. When I get tired, I put my workload aside until the next day. I take bubble baths more and concentrate on the positive things in life understanding that some things I can not change.

There are times I don't feel like eating vegetables so my husband and I bought a juicer from Walmart. I usually wash and boil my vegetables for about three or four minutes, just enough time to remove any pesticides, germs, or parasites that may be present. Then I drain the excess water and put them in the juicer. After about a month I started feeling a burst of energy, and the skin my face started feeling sleek and silky. Now this was an added benefits that I did not expect. I really have never had bad skin but in the winter I usually use a little of lotion on my face because of dryness from the cold weather. Now I don't even do that. It seems not only is my health better but my skin has added nutrients that it needs in order to be healthy.

Not only is my skin beautiful. Today, I am off of high blood medication. This was not an overnight process as it took me some time to get unhealthy, it took me some time to clean up my act. I feel better because I have lost weight and I am no longer sick.

Your hypertension may be a matter of genetics. You may be eating well and exercising and still have high blood pressure. If this is you don't feel bad there are still things you can do to bring your pressure down. Here are some natural supplements I take for cardiovascular health.

Co Enzyme-(Co Q 10)-promotes heart health

Garlic-lowers pressure and cholesterol

Hawthorne Berry-natural vasodialator

Vitamin B Complex-stress relief

Fish oil-aids in heart health

I don't take them all in the same day. I usually take two different supplements a day. The garlic I take everyday. I don't recommend supplementing for the rest of your life either because if you know the cause of your hypertension, then you can control it and a lot of fruits and vegetables contain nutrients that are helpful in lowering blood pressure. You can cook with garlic and there are definitely foods that contain vitamin B's. There are many natural ways to cure high blood pressure so do your research and find the routine that works for you.

Any herbs and supplements you use should be discussed with your doctor as some supplements should not be taken with prescription medications. Also talk with your doctor before starting an exercise routine especially if you are a heart patient.Your doctor may see improvements and take you off your medication or lower the dosage. Make sure you keep your pressure monitored as high blood pressure is a silent killer.

If you take the measures to eat healthier as I did you will feel better and improve your overall health. Practice being healthier by eating the right kinds of foods, exercising, lowering stress, and being a healthier happier you!


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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Victoria, I really needed to read this hub. I've been talking about juicing for months now. I just haven't researched which juicer I'm going to get. I know there are so many wonderful health benefits to it, and I really want to do it for my family as well. Thank you for the inspiration!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      wonderful hub. My dad has high blood pressure for years. He blamed on the salty food that he used to eat when he was young. Although he quit smoking and alcohol 8 years ago, but his hypertension is still there. Will advise him on fruits. He doesn't eat nor drink fruits that much. Voted up

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      Author Victoria Sheffield 4 years ago from Georgia

      Wow! He should try it. I believe it will make a difference!

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      Author Victoria Sheffield 4 years ago from Georgia

      Please try it! You can't go wrong!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks for sharing your experience with juicing. It's so important to attend to our own health needs when possible rather than to try to use pharmaceuticals to solve problems. Pills are often a doc's only answer when people are not living a healthy lifestyle.

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      Author Victoria Sheffield 4 years ago from Georgia

      You are absolutely right!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      The natural way is the best way for me

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      Author Victoria Sheffield 4 years ago from Georgia

      I think so too!

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      my dad has highblood pressure for 10 years. He had quitted smoking and alcohol for his health. However, his reading is still high. Maybe i should tell him to cut down on meat, pork and eat more vege with fish, huh? He is a meat lover. Thanks. Voted useful

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      Author Victoria Sheffield 3 years ago from Georgia

      I think that's a great idea however just remember that he should get protein from other sources.

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