high blood pressure

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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Dual-Purpose Veggie DEFEATS High Blood Pressure and More!

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, Once you reach a certain age, staying healthy often feels impossible. You worry about your blood sugar… your blood pressure… keeping a strong memory… And before you know it, you’ve made yourself sick just trying to keep up with it all! But now, there’s an easier way to get a...

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Mailbag! Living with Stage 3 Kidney Disease

I’m living with stage 3 kidney disease, and I was wondering if you had suggestions for helping manage it. Currently I’m drinking six bottles of water a day to try to prevent going on dialysis like my mother and brother have had to. –Tim from Boston, MA Tim, There are two primary causes of kidney...

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Mailbag! BANISH High Blood Pressure Naturally

I’ve been under a lot of pressure lately and my health is suffering. Do you have anything you can recommend to lower stress and high blood pressure? –Ricardo from Atlanta, GA ********** Ricardo, You’re not alone – we’re all stressed out by these crazy times. And stress, as you’ve correctly noted, can have long-term consequences...

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