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Chiropractic to Lower Blood Pressure

September 1, 2015
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Doctors of chiropractic generally utilize spinal manipulation to address musculoskeletal issues. Most people think that chiropractic is only good for back and neck pain. But chiropractic can do more for a person’s wellness than just relieve pain. A recent double-blinded study compared a group of patients to see how spinal manipulation impacted their blood...
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What Increases Your Blood Pressure?

August 20, 2015
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There are two measurements that are considered “significant predictors of hypertension (high blood pressure): body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC). But these predictors differ based on gender. According to the study “BMI played an important role in hypertension risk among males, but WC in females.” So if you are a guy, watch...
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Save Money on Health Care

December 25, 2014
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A recent study compared the cost of health care for those suffering from metabolic syndrome (MetS) and those who weren’t. Metabolic syndrome is a combination of high blood pressure, high blood sugar and excess body fat, particularly around the middle. It increases your chances of stroke, heart disease and diabetes. In addition, it costs...
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Avoid Fizzy

September 30, 2014
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There are a number of vitamin supplements and over-the-counter drugs (aspirin, Alka Seltzer, etc.) that are available in a “fizzy” form (usually a powder) that makes them easy to drink. The problem is that many of these rely on an elevated amount of sodium (salt) that can increase the risk of high blood pressure,...
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10 Minute Swims Improve Women’s Hearts

July 24, 2014
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According to a recent study, 10 minutes of high-intensity swimming (swimming as fast as you can) three-times a week lowers blood pressure, reduces resting heart rate and reduces fat for women with mild high blood pressure. After a 15-week trial, researchers found “high-intensity intermittent swimming is an effective training strategy to improve cardiovascular health...
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Eat Veggies to Lower Blood Pressure

July 10, 2014
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There are many benefits to a vegetarian diet when used correctly. The hard part is being disciplined enough to insure that all of the essentials nutrients are included. A recent study found that “consumption of vegetarian diets is associated with lower BP (blood pressure). Such diets could be a useful nonpharmacologic means for reducing...
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Non-Alcoholic Red Wine Reduces BP

October 15, 2013
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Some studies have suggested that the consumption of red wine provided certain health benefits. A recent study from Spain found that “dealcoholized red wine decreases systolic and diastolic BP (blood pressure). The daily consumption of dealcoholized red wine could be useful for the prevention of low to moderate hypertension (high blood pressure).” So the...
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Another Key to Autism?

March 28, 2013
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This study looked at “whether metabolic conditions during pregnancy (diabetes, hypertension, and obesity) are associated with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, or impairments in specific domains of development in the offspring.” What the researchers found is that those mothers with diabetes, hypertension, and/or obesity increased the likelihood of their children being born with autism...
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Antidepressants Increase Blood Pressure

March 7, 2013
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A new study found that the “use of antidepressants during pregnancy was significantly associated with increased risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension (high blood pressure).” The authors concluded that the antidepressant use could increase the risk of high blood pressure during pregnancy by as much as 50%. This is in addition to increasing the risk of...
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Milk & Soy Protein Lower Blood Pressure

May 8, 2012
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People with high blood pressure increase their likelihood of disease and even death. A recent study looked at consuming milk or soy protein vs. carbohydrates as they impacted blood pressure. The results of the study “indicate that both soy and milk protein intake reduce systolic BP compared with a high-glycemic-index refined carbohydrate among patients...
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