IN YOUR DAILY DOSE today is research from scientist in the United Kingdom which may improve the blood pressure control in people who are resistant to antihypertensive medications.
IN MAKING CHANGES are specific lifestyle choices you can make today which will improve your body’s ability to control blood pressure.
IN FACT OR FICTION is a little known species that lives in the ocean and has a rather unique way of eating.
In The News
Researchers from Queen Mary University in London devised a novel treatment strategy to address the needs of individuals who are resistant to treatment through normal antihypertensive medication protocols. The researchers divided the dosages of the medications, used liquid formulations and patches to deliver the medication in an attempt to control blood pressure.
After just six months on the new protocol, patients experienced control of their blood pressure which was sustained. The goal was to help individuals who experienced side effects from the prescribed medications or who medications were not controlling their blood pressure. The researchers found that some patients were contemplating suicide because the side effects from the medication were that severe.
Daily Health Tip
Uncontrolled blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and kidney damage over time. If you have hypertension or high blood pressure it is important that you work with your doctor to find a protocol of medications and lifestyle choices that will control your pressure and which do not produce negative side effects.
Although some people require medication to control blood pressure, there are lifestyle choices that will help reduce your pressure and possibly the medication required to control your blood pressure.
1. Unless otherwise advised by your physician, drink enough water to stay fully hydrated. This means your urine will be straw colored. If it’s darker you need more water and if it’s clear, you have been drinking too much water. Water will help to flush the toxins from your body and healthy kidneys can handle the hydration.
2. Although you might want to limit your salt intake, you should not go completely without. Most of the salt you get from processed foods is not healthy sodium. Try to keep pink Himalayan sea salt at home to season your food.
3. Exercise for at least 30 minutes each day. Walking for 15 minutes after lunch and dinner will get the cardiovascular exercise daily that you should have. Exercise will help to elevate your good cholesterol levels.
4. Strength training at least 3 times a week. You can use exercise bands or weights, but improve the strength of your muscles to help your arterial system.
5. Eliminate trans fatty acids found in baked goods and process foods. Replace that with healthy fats you find in avocados, pastured raised, organic, non-gmo butter and olive oil.
6. Sleep for 8 hours a day. You might think that sleep is not important, but a good night rest will do wonders for your health, wellness, immune system and blood pressure.
7. Stop smoking completely and cut back on your alcohol consumption. Both of these factors significantly affect your blood pressure.
My Daily Affirmation
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Fact Or Fiction?
The bite is perfectly circular, they live in the ocean and belong to a species which most people fear. They are small in size but fierce. Know what they are?
There is a small shark, called the Cookie Cutter Shark, whose bite appears to be just like a cookie cutter was placed against the prey. If the fish is large enough, it may continue to live for a while, until infection sets in to the open wound. These little sharks don’t look anything like the Great White sharks we’ve come to associate with the shark world.
Have a wonderful day!
Your Healthy Life America Team