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High blood pressure, known as hypertention

Also balancing circulation is very important for blood pressure. With dehydration, aging, and nutrient deficiency, our blood vessels can become harder. This means that the heart has to pump harder to maintain circulation. Fortunately, there is a safe, natural way to improve circulation and that is sauna. Infrared saunas are not as oppressively hot as dry saunas and have significant benefits to blood pressure. For example, in a study of people who were obese and had high blood pressure, those who added sauna 3 times weekly to their mild exercise routine lowered their blood pressure by 20 points for the top number (systolic) and 10 points for the bottom number. They also lost almost twice as much weight as those who did not receive sauna treatment.

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High Blood Pressure, known as Hypertention 1

For high blood pressure, known as hypertension, is medication your only option? Have you noticed that ever since your diagnosis you’ve had a cough, problems with your blood sugar, or lowered exercise tolerance? You know you need to control your blood pressure, but has anyone helped you find out why it’s been so high? High blood pressure is a significant cause of preventable deaths, so it’s really important to get checked and treated. Fortunately, there are a few things to look into. The first is nutrient deficiency. Magnesium is a nutrient in nuts, leafy green vegetables, beans, and to a lesser extent in fish and meat. Not only does magnesium help with your muscles and bones, but it regulates calcium and blood pressure. A special blood test can test your magnesium levels. Fiber, fish oil and potassium have also been shown to lower blood pressure. We can actually test your blood for good oils to see if you need supplementation. Secondly, hormones can play a role in blood pressure. If your hypertension started at menopause, for example, that is a factor that would need to be taken into consideration.

Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) and you

Is drug free relief from IBD possible?

If you suffer with Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) chronic diarrhea, rectal bleeding, abdominal pain are all too familiar and unwelcome. IBD includes Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis (UC). You know where all the bathrooms are in the businesses and homes you frequent. You may have gas and bloating, and feel generally sick. Treatments for IBD can also lead to other problems.

One drug commonly used to treat IBD is called 5-ASA.  This drug lowers inflammation in your body, and inflammation is causing the diarrhea and other symptoms. It does not regulate the inflammation to get you better, but temporarily lowers it while you take it. Unfortunately there are many side effects to this drug, including lowered sperm count in men, nutrient absorption problems (which, of course, leads to any number of other health issues), and can cause severe liver problems.

If you are taking this strong drug you know you need to take a vitamin called folate (folic acid) with this drug to prevent at least one deficiency. Unfortunately, 40% of people can’t use folate from a standard vitamin, and need a special kind of folate called methylfolate, which you can easily order online or find at a pharmacy. Even if you take a drug and it seems to help with your symptoms, it will never really get rid of the IBS because it doesn’t treat the cause. If you want to get rid of your IBS once and for all, you have to heal it from the inside. The drug is there to control the symptom, and that’s great if it works, but instead of asking, ‘What drug do I take for IBS?’, we can ask, ‘Why do I have IBS?’. 

Naturopathic doctors are experts in holistic medicine. IBD can dictate your life. Don’t let it.

Read on for more in the next post.