Drugs might reduce your blood pressure, but they do absolutely NOTHING to solve the real cause of your hypertension. There’s a better way!
The use of the standard holistic therapy for stubborn high blood pressure is a “hit or miss” proposition at best. Many folks spend months or years taking calcium, magnesium, potassium, garlic, CoQ10, carnitine, and handfuls of other supplements only to find that they still have dangerously high blood pressure as soon as they reduce their prescription drugs.
Others eat a low‐fat diet and avoid salt like the plague, only to make the same discovery. Still others do everything possible nutritionally and are still disappointed. The ones that use the kinds of products I recommend get the best results; yet, there are still people who are continually disappointed. These are indeed stubborn cases. And in such cases, nutrition alone will not get the job done.
Let’s face it, unless you are willing to go through the basics, you will not be free of high blood pressure drugs. While these drugs reduce your blood pressure numbers, remember one thing: Even though the numbers are reduced, you still have high blood pressure, and the drugs do nothing to eliminate the cause of the problem.
The basics include weight loss, exercise, getting hydrated with plenty of pure water, and using proper supplements. The diet of choice is Protein Power, by Michael and Mary Eades, M.D. Get a copy of this book published by Bantam. The supplements you need are produced by Standard Process®. The basics are Cataplex® G (4 to 6 tablets daily) and Min‐Tran® (6 tablets daily).
If you have problems with blood sugar, you need to add Diaplex® (6 to 9 tablets daily) and Cataplex® GTF (4 to 6 tablets daily) while eliminating wheat from your diet. If you have kidney problems, you need to support your kidneys with Renafood® (6 to 9 tablets daily). You may need any combination or all of these products for three to nine months. In most cases, an omega‐3 supplement is also needed. We recommend Blue Ice™ Fermented Cod Liver Oil (3 to 4 capsules daily).
Getting off hypertension drugs is wisely done only with your doctor’s help. A sharp doctor will begin with small reductions in medication while monitoring your blood pressure. When you reduce medication even by small amounts, you can experience a rebound effect with your blood pressure. That means it may jump up quickly for a short period of time. Be sure your monitoring program takes this into account. As your pressure stays normal with medication reduction, further reduction takes place until you reach your goal of no medication at all (or at least the minimum necessary to maintain proper pressure).
Remember: In almost all cases, given the proper amount of time and use of the basics including the right supplements, most patients can do wonderfully well with very little or no medication (unless there’s an irreversible problem such as severe hardening of the arteries).
The Stubborn Cases and Deep Breathing
Deep Breathing Can Help Hypertonia
Let’s say you’ve followed this “basics” program and your blood pressure has stayed pathologically high. You can then safely assume that yours is indeed one of those truly stubborn cases.
Perhaps the most overlooked and stubborn cause of high blood pressure is hypertonia, when the body is stymied by a cascade of effects caused by chronic tension within
your breathing, nervous, and circulatory structures. The cure for hypertonia is usually as simple as several months of deep breathing exercises. Don’t pooh‐pooh this idea!
Deep breathing exercises performed properly will drastically alter your entire body’s physiology.
What does that mean? It means the entire chemistry of your blood, oxygenation, nervous function, muscle actions, digestion—simply everything—will
change. One of the changes that occurs following these exercises is the elimination of hypertonia, which is the old‐fashioned term for chronic, long‐term physical and
emotional tension and stress.
Symptoms of Hypertonia
The most common symptoms of hypertonia besides high blood pressure are head pressure, numbness, dizziness, memory problems (even bordering on amnesia), chronic fatigue, heart palpitations, chest pressure,
nervous irritability, sexual impotence, constipation, and more. The single most indicative symptom is head pressure, usually accompanied by headache and dizziness.
In actuality, those suffering from hypertonia are generally being suffocated a little at a time! This is a powerful cause of sickness and disease. It also explains why
so many people for so many centuries have felt great after practicing yoga. After all, yoga has its emphasis in breathing and the resolution of hypertonia.
How to Do the Deep Breathing Exercise
First of all, understand that deep breathing is a science. You can’t just go in a corner and pant for a few minutes each day. Here’s what to do:
- Sit or lie down on a couch or bed. It works best if you are naked, since bras and other constrictive clothing can
impede proper breathing.
- The first stage of deep breathing is the abdominal breath. Breathe in through your nose, and expand your abdomen until it arches
upward and outward. At this point you have lowered your diaphragm and completely aerated the lower lobes of your lungs.
- When this part of the breath has ended, breathe in further through your nose and expand your chest. This opens the second stage of a deep
breath and aerates the upper or super lobes of your lungs. Do this slowly and gradually, until the full expansion of your lungs is achieved—total inbreathing through your nose to a slow count of
- Hold this breath in for a slow count of 4.
- Then, breathe out slowly through your nose to a count of 6.
- Next, hold your breath out to a slow count of 2.
- Repeat 10 times twice daily.
Be patient. This isn’t easy. Take your time and practice this technique. It is best to begin by lying down, but as you progress, you can do these exercises sitting or standing. Be sure there is plenty of fresh air.
After a few months of being successful at deep breathing, you will have begun to resolve hypertonia, one of the most dramatic causes of stubborn high blood pressure.
Treatment of the symptoms of disease will almost always fail to help you truly resolve your health problems. For that reason, none of the treatments/protocols in this article are intended to treat any disease or condition. Rather, they are designed to treat you. You will be shown how to identify, address, treat, and/or eliminate the underlying causes of your health problems—which are diagnosed by your physician or medical professional. This gives you the best chance to finally get well and even cure yourself.