- High blood pressure may be linked to dementia?
- Young people can have high blood pressure too?
- High blood pressure usually doesn’t have any
- Many people who have high blood pressure don’t
- Women and minorities face unique risks when it
comes to high blood pressure?
High blood pressure is not a disease; rather it is the mechanism by which the
body deals with circulatory stagnation or impairment. Our bodies have a
circulatory system principally to deliver oxygen and nutrients to our trillions of
cells. Each of these cells functions properly with that constant supply of oxygen
and nutrients. If our cells are denied these life sustaining substances, they start to
malfunction and if denied long enough these cells will atrophy (die off). Before
atrophy occurs, cells send off a signal of distress which the central nervous
system detects. In a life-saving mechanism the nervous system sends a signal to
the circulatory system to raise the blood pressure forcing nutrients to the
struggling cells so they do not die. If we interfere with this natural procedure,
and artificially lower blood pressure to what is considered normal levels, then we
thwart the body’s ability to deliver the life-saving oxygen and nutrients
guaranteeing the demise of said cells.
Knowing this fact, we can surmise that taking high blood pressure medications
will allow kidney cells, liver cells, heart cells and all other cells to die. In layman
terms if you take high blood pressure medication you can die of kidney failure,
liver disease and heart failure.
WARNING!!! Suddenly stopping BP meds can be lethal. First improve the
circulation and then ease off the drugs.
To improve circulation and constantly deliver oxygen and nutrients to all of our
cells we should focus on three possible obstacles:
1. Is the vascular system clogged or malnourished?
2. Are our emotions impeding circulation?
3. Are we taking drugs that impede circulation?
First, I do not see much difference between cardio-vascular disease and scurvy.
A deficiency of vitamin C rich foods results in a thin weak vascular system.
These weak vascular walls are easily damaged by blood flow. The resulting
lesions are repaired through the clotting process. Damaged cholesterol, triglycerides and other waste attach to the clots and block circulation to the
downstream cells. This can be prevented and cured by simply switching to a
fresh raw produce diet and cleansing as explained in Dr. Christopher’s Three
Day Cleansing Program. Herbal aids would include cayenne pepper, ginger
root, garlic, onions, ginseng and nerve herbs like valerian and hops.
Second, emotions that constrict blood flow can be helped with support from
energy medicine and alternative therapies and protocols.
Third, if you are taking drugs like caffeine that constrict the vascular system and
prevent nutrients from reaching the cells, stop using them.
We should realize that our bodies are programmed to move toward wellness
and recognize that many symptoms like high blood pressure are simply ways the
body uses to restore balance and increase function.
What You Can Do:
By living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure in a healthy range and lower your risk for heart disease and stroke.
A healthy lifestyle includes eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, getting enough physical activity, not smoking and limiting alcohol use
Article adapted for public education is credited to David Christopher a Master Herbalist and the director of The School of Natural Healing. He also co-hosts the popular radio show "A Healthier You" in the U.S.A. and is a popular international teacher and lecturer.