high blood pressure

The HIDDEN Harm of Mouth Breathing

It’s a habit often hurled as an insult by movie bullies and internet trolls. Yet over HALF of us are  “mouth breathers.” And, as I’m sure you already know, despite the insults, mouth breathing doesn’t have a thing to do with intelligence. But new research reveals it DOES have a downside. Mouth breathing could leave...

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SHOCKING Trigger for Hard-to-Treat Hypertension

You’re locked into a battle with your high blood pressure. And currently, it’s winning. Name it, and you’ve tried it. Diet, exercise, medication… check, check, and CHECK. Heck, maybe you’ve even used a few natural therapies and STILL hit a brick wall. But your blood pressure stubbornly stays up. Or worse, KEEPS climbing. And you...

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Bizarre New Cell Phone Risk (Beware)

I sometimes joke with my (adult) kids. “Do you know,” I ask, “that the PHONE you carry around with you all the time can make phone calls?” They laugh and mumble, “Old,” under their breath. I swear the generations who grew up with a cell phone attached to their palm will do almost anything to...

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Common Bedroom Mistake Is a Blood Pressure BOMB

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, You already know the “usual suspects” behind high blood pressure. I bet you could rattle them off as well as I can. Too much junk salt, aging, being overweight, sitting around all day, smoking, overdoing alcohol, and trans fats are all on the list. But something else that’s not usually...

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Delicious Diet Secret Drives Down Blood Pressure

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,  Every 90 seconds. That’s how often another woman in the United States has a heart attack. Because the reality is heart attacks don’t just happen to men. Nearly one out of two adults in the United States has high blood pressure. And heart disease is one of the biggest health risks...

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The “Lazy Man’s Secret” to Super-Aging

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, Most folks I treat are desperately trying to remain happy and healthy for as long as possible. And pursuing that goal drives many of my senior patients to feel like they have to keep going to extremes as they age. These age-fighting folks end up exercising like fiends… watching everything...

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MAILBAG! Keep Your Blood Pressure in Check Naturally

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, “What are some ways I can keep my blood pressure under control, naturally?” –Jeremy from Akron, Ohio Hi Jeremy, Let me start by saying that any changes to blood pressure medications should only be done with the help of your health care practitioner. Stopping blood pressure drugs suddenly can cause...

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Breast Cancer Treatments INCREASE Risk of 2 Chronic Diseases!?

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, If you talk to the average mainstream doctor about breast cancer, he’ll probably advocate for chemotherapy.***** A new study revealed that women who had chemotherapy had a much higher chance of developing hypertension (high blood pressure) and diabetes. And I’m not surprised. The article, which appeared in the Journal of...

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Mainstream Drug SURGES Kidney Disease Risk?! (Yikes!)

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, It goes without saying that kidney disease is something you don’t want. People with kidney failure have to spend 3 to 5 hours at a dialysis center three times a week. If you’re “lucky” enough to have a dialysis machine at home, you have to be on it for 2...

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Are These Drugs Making Your Blood Pressure WORSE?

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, I’ve talked till I’m blue in the face about how high cholesterol is no big deal for most people. High blood pressure (hypertension), however, is a HUGE PROBLEM… and you want to take get your blood pressure under control as best you can. Having uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your...

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