Homeopathic Remedies for High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol
Posted on February 16, 2011 by Antje | Natural Health Advocate
The Natural Way to Keep your Heart Healthy and Avoid Undesired Side Effects
Issue: February 2011
Homeopathic treatments offer a body-friendly and highly effective natural way to help control blood pressure and cholesterol levels. In combination with healthier eating and exercise habits, they enable you to return to an active and worry-free lifestyle without incurring the dangers of unwanted side effects from conventional medicines.
Defining High Blood Pressure & High Cholesterol
Every time your heart beats, it pumps blood to all parts of your body. The force of the blood flow against your arteries is called blood pressure. This pressure is at its highest when the heart beats (systolic pressure) and falls when your heart is at rest (diastolic pressure). Both numbers are important and are usually mentioned with the systolic pressure preceding the diastolic pressure such as 120/80 or 120 over 80. The ideal blood pressure levels are below 120/80. When the levels reach 140/90, you have high blood pressure, a condition that can lead to serious cardiovascular diseases such as a heart attack or stroke. HBP can also damage your arteries and kidneys.
Cholesterol is a waxy substance in your blood needed to build healthy cells. There are different types of cholesterol: Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or "bad" cholesterol transports cholesterol particles through the body. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) or "good" cholesterol gathers excess cholesterol and carries it back to your liver. The liver regulates our cholesterol levels. However, when the amount of "bad" cholesterol becomes too high for the liver to manage, fatty deposits start to clog the arteries and decrease the flow of blood. High cholesterol often leads to high blood pressure and the risk of heart disease or a stroke.
The Big Relief of Small Doses: Homeopathic Ingredients Prod the Body's Own Healing Propensities
Homeopathic remedies allow a portion of an active ingredient that is just enough to stimulate the body's innate healing ability. Based on the principle that "like cures like", remedies are prepared from carefully selected all-natural substances that are diluted—under extremely precise standards—to infinitesimal amounts or micro-doses. For example, exposure to poison ivy causes a violent skin reaction. Homeopathic remedies made with minute doses of Rhus Toxicodendron (Latin for poison ivy) trigger the body's own defenses and cure skin conditions.
In this way, the natural homeopathic ingredients in High Blood Pressure Guard calm laborious actions in the region of the heart, increase the length of the systole (the time period when the heart is contracting), reduce the contraction of blood vessels, relax the muscular coats of heart and blood vessels, quiet internal organs, and contribute to an increased balance of body functions and forces.
The active ingredients in Cholesterol Watch purify the blood, promote the flow of bile, restore the functions of the liver, and assist the liver in reducing high amounts of bad cholesterol (LDL) including triglycerides, a type of fat that makes LDL cholesterol larger in size. Extra homeopathic ingredients have been added to support all liver functions, our body's most important detoxification and waste processing organ.
Essential Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Changes
High blood pressure and high cholesterol are serious health conditions. In addition to taking natural remedies, embrace the following healthy choices:
- Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grain foods.
- Lose weight.
- Exercise 30 to 60 minutes per day at least 5 times per week.
- Stop smoking.
- Limit alcohol and caffeine consumption.
- Avoid fast food.
- Reduce stress. Practice relaxation and breathing exercises.
- Consider a homeopathic body detox/cleanse.
- Monitor your blood pressure at home, and have your cholesterol levels checked regularly.