April 16, 2019

How This Breathing Exercise Slashes Blood Pressure

Could working out five minutes a day, without lifting a single weight or jogging a single step, reduce your
January 2, 2019

Bacteria That Can Defend Against High Blood Pressure

Gut bacteria can help defend against heart and vascular damage caused by high blood pressure, a study in mice
June 12, 2018

Potassium Helps Lower Your Blood Pressure

Most people you talk to about high blood pressure say, “I know, I know. I need to cut back on salt.” That’s correct. Few, however, are aware that potassium also plays a key role in the fight against high blood pressure. Who cares? We should, says the American Heart Association (AHA). High blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke — sometimes called a heart attack in the brain — that can lead to serious disabilities or death. We could prevent 80 percent of strokes, says the AHA, primarily by keeping our blood pressure in check. A normal blood pressure (now […]
June 25, 2013

Fructose And Your Blood Pressure – Watch Out!

Many of my patients battle high blood pressure.  In treating these patients, I like to rule out that there is nothing in their lifestyles that may be causing their BP to stay elevated.  These things can include too much stress, alcohol, too much salty food and, surprisingly, too much fructose – or fruit sugar.  That’s right – let me explain why. Fructose and Your Blood Pressure Recent research has found that people who consumed about 74 grams of fructose (about 4, 12 ounce non-diet soft drinks) a day had elevated, or borderline elevated blood pressures.  Fructose, a sugar derived from fruit, […]