Holistic Medicine

Holistic Medicine


DISCLAIMER: Choosing a holistic approach to medicine means choosing personal responsibility for your health care. "The Healing Path" offers an option to use herbal supplements and energy healing to develop and improve health. It is not intended as a substitute for advice from a physician.

Lowering Blood Pressure

Lowering Blood Pressure


 
When trying to reduce blood pressure you must commit yourself to the fact that this needs to be addressed from several angles… Lifestyle [this includes mental attitudes] Supplements and Diet.
Here is an outline that I hope will be helpful to you.
 
Lifestyle:
* Check blood pressure 2-3 times daily (at the same time of day) Sit quietly for 5 minutes before start. This means if you don’t own an automatic Blood Pressure Monitor, you will have to purchase one. They can be obtained at most drug stores or department stores.
 
“Normal” Blood pressure is 140 over 80 or lower or the systolic (Top number) should be your age + 100. 
 
Blood Pressure 100 Plus Your Age
Medical research shows that as we age, blood pressure rises slightly to accommodate an increased demand of oxygen and nutrients. It is completely natural for the first number (systolic) to be 100 plus our age. A recent study by a group of UCLA researchers came very close to corroborating Dr. Piette's guide for blood pressure of 100 plus your age for men, subtracting 10 for women, and this is after this rule had been in use for five or more decades. Are we now being taught that Dr. Piette's guide for blood pressure is wrong merely for drug company profit?

Of course our blood pressure is always changing so try not to get too hung up on these numbers. If it is high when you take your blood pressure, try to notice any physical symptoms you are feeling such as irritability, slight headache, tightening or a throbbing sensation in hands or face. This will help alert you in the future when it is high. Keep in mind these symptoms are subtle and you may have no symptoms at all. 
 
To help the body regulate itself without the use of medications you must first look to the nervous system. Any nerve interference especially in the upper thoracic region which controls heart and lung function will directly affect blood pressure. Through proper chiropractic treatments this area of nerves can be stimulated and normal function can be restored to your system and the body will be able to regulate itself accordingly.
 
If you are on B. P. meds, continue taking them while following this plan. When your blood pressure is on the low end of normal you may be able to wean yourself off BP meds by taking them every other day while taking the herbs and supplements I recommend. Discuss this with your doctor. [I have to say that]
 
* Discontinue saunas until your blood pressure is under control, 140/80 or less.
* Start an exercise and/or yoga and meditation program
* If your BP is high try using a “square breathing technique” to lower it. Instructions below.
* Walk-Each day try to walk for at least twenty minutes. Or better yet; do a walking meditation. All this entails is repeating a phrase in your mind over and over as you walk. I like to use a positive affirmation such as – “I am grateful for my blessings”. You can use the phases such as, “spring flowers” or “autumn leaves”.
* Each day, try doing something that brings you joy. I don’t care if it’s a favorite craft, clipping coupons, playing cards or doing a crossword puzzle. When you make time to do this, you reduce stress.
* Breathe deep long slow breathes. Several times a day do this and imagine all tension and negativity being released with every exhale.
* Be mindful of your mental chatter. Correct it when you find it is being too self critical or critical of others. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Here are some examples:
 I face problems with calm assurance.
My body desires only healthy foods.
I am calm and courageous.
• I am healthy in all aspects of my being.
• Every cell in my body vibrates with energy and health.
• I am well, I am whole, and I am strong.
Here is an affirmation specifically for high blood pressure - I joyously release the past. I am at peace.
 
 
Supplements:
Olive leaf - 3 capsules morning and evening
Grape seed extract 150-300 mgs. Daily
Omaga-3 – 1200 mg daily
Hawthorn Berries – 3 capsules morning and evening
Ginkgo – 240 mgs. Daily
Vitamin D – 2000 IU daily
Coenzyme Q10 – 150 mgs. Daily
Calcium – 1 – 1.5 grams daily [1000-1500 mgs]
Potassium – 800-1500 mgs daily
Magnesium – 500 mg.
1/2 cup of organic beet juice daily
Happy Heart from The Healing Path
Diet:
Eliminate: Sugar; White flour; White rice; Trans-fats and lower your intake of carbohydrates.
Add: Fresh garlic; turmeric; cayenne and fresh ginger root. (Garlic and ginger root blend very well in a stir fry dish). If you have trouble adding these because of distaste for them you can purchase them in capsule form. Eat more organic celery.
Add healthy fats such as Salmon; Olive oil; Grapeseed oil, coconut oil and Flaxseed oil.
Add Legumes: Beans; Lentils; Garbanzo beans; Kidney beans etc.
Add Green leafy vegetables: spinach; collard greens; Swiss chard; kale etc.
Add Healthy roots: Turnips; fresh garlic; parsnips; rutabaga; radishes
Add Fresh fruits: apples; peaches; pears; papaya; mangos; strawberries; blueberries; oranges; grapefruit etc.
Limit meats by shifting to a plant based diet

  
 
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Word about Salt

Word about Salt

It's not the salt that's bad for your heart. It's the additives. Notice the second ingredient… Sodium silicoaluminate. This form of silica (quartz) is similar to ground glass. This gets into your blood stream and scratches the inside of your arteries causing a little wounds. Your body reacts in kind by patching these little wounds with cholesterol to protect the integrity of your arteries. 

How can you avoid this? Buy raw salt that's not processed. 

Pink Himalayan salt, Hawaiian salt. I have been avoiding sea salt lately due to mercury and Fukushima radiation. 
You will also benefit from 96 trace minerals that are absent in our soils due to over farming with herbicides and pesticides. 

If you want a cheaper version for salting pasta water, look for a kosher salt with no added ingredients. It won't have the benefit of trace minerals but it won't have the detriment of silica.



The addictive of concern is sodium silicoaluminate which  is added to keep the salt from caking.

Sodium silicoaluminate, may also be listed as:

Amorphous sodium aluminosilicate
sodium aluminosilicate
aluminium sodium salt,
aluminosilicic acid,
sodium salt,
sodium aluminium silicate,
aluminum sodium silicate
sodium silico aluminate
sasil

Square Breathing

Square Breathing


Square Breathing Technique

Square Breathing Technique

Square Breathing Techniqueto be used anytime you need to restore calm
 
*Sit comfortably with your feet on the floor (this step is not totally necessary as you can use square breathing anytime)
 
1) Take a slow breath in through your nose while counting slowly to 4
2) Hold the breath in for another slow count of 4
3) Exhale through your mouth for a slow count of 4
4) Hold again for a slow count of 4

*Continue 1-5 minutes or until you begin to feel calm.
*This will also derail a panic attack.



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