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Choose Wellness -- Mar/09
March 11, 2009
Greetings all

...and a very big Welcome to new friends.

This month I want to talk about 'Blood Pressure'

Hypertension, or High Blood Pressure, is one of the most common disorders that we face and it affects one in four Australians over the age of 25!

What's the first thing the Doctor invariably does when you visit? Take your blood pressure.!.... and, if it's above an acceptable level you will be told to 'get more exercise', 'lose some weight', 'change your diet' and more than likely you will come away with a prescription for a blood-pressure lowering drug.

There are a myriad of drugs that can be prescribed. Unfortunately, as is the case with most drugs, these can have undesirable side effects...... and, the thought of being on them for the rest of my life did not appeal to me.

So .. my searching began, my introduction to Glyconutrients and natural food supplements followed and so eventually Wellness-Decisions was developed and from that this 'Choose Wellness' Newsletter evolved.

But, I digress...

There are many things that we can and should do to help control our blood pressure without resorting to medication. I discuss these fully here and you can find a description of some of the foods and nutrients that could help in controlling your blood pressure by clicking this link.

One of the problems with hypertension is that you can't tell how high your blood pressure is without measuring it, so you should endeavour to have it checked regularly.

If you answer 'yes' to any of these questions ...

  • Do your hands, arms or legs feel cold or "go to sleep"?
  • Do your legs get aches or pains on short walks?
  • On slight exertion, do you get breathless?
  • Is your memory worse than it used to be?
  • Are you lacking the energy you once had?
  • Do test results indicate cardiovascular problems?
... you may have warning signs of arterial blockage which means that you could be experiencing high blood pressure or any one of the following conditions:

  • Angina Symptoms
  • Arterial Plaque Buildup
  • Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
  • Calcium Deposits
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Blockage
  • Diabetes
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)

Your body is telling you that it is time to make a change and renew your health.

Listen To Your Body - and take action.

I have read quite a lot lately about 'chelation therapy' which can help these conditions. It has made a difference for me.

One of the main things you should do of course, is control your weight. People who are overweight are putting a huge pressure on their heart.

I spoke last month about the new ground breaking technology of OsoLean and how it will do what most diets cannot do. It improves the lean muscle to fat ratio. You'll lose your fat -- but not yout muscle!

I have been on the OsoLean program for just two weeks now and can already notice a difference in my waistline.

Equally important is exercise which, of course, goes hand in hand with any weight loss program that you follow.

Stress is something else that can cause your blood pressure to soar and there certainly are a lot of people feeling stress with the economy as it is at the moment.

"Mismanaged stress can affect your immune system, heart function, and nervous system, reduce mental clarity and memory, increase blood pressure and lead to premature aging.

Did you know that what you eat affects your mood and mental clarity?

Here are some foods that feed Depression. If you want to clean up your diet, clear your mind and climb out of the dumps, get rid of the following processed and refined foods from your diet:

  • white bread
  • white rice
  • white sugar
  • processed meats
  • processed cheeses
  • dairy milk
  • juices that are not fresh juiced
  • hydrogenated and trans-fatty foods such as burgers and fries
  • processed and altered foods that come in a box, can, bottle or package which include crackers, cookies, pudding, sodas, miracle whip, fruit snacks, nearly all cold cereals, microwave dinners, frozen pizzas and more.

So what healthy food items should you use to fill the void in your diet? Dr Michael Cutler suggests you eat predominately whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, legumes and unprocessed whole grains. Plus, increase your omega-3 oil consumption for a healthier and happier outlook on life!

These suggestions from Dr Cutler tie in with the seven secrets to amazing health outlined in the book "Eat Right without the Marketing Hype" written by Matthew Riddell.

"Research has shown that refined sugar can upset the mineral relationships in your body; causing chromium and copper deficiencies and interfering with absorption of calcium and magnesium."

This would be a good time to recommend some confidence-building books by Catherine Pratt. Catherine has released these great titles over the last few years - "3 Questions that will change your life", "Blamers", "How Do I Stop Caring What People Think of Me?"and "65 Positive Ways to Deal with Negative People" They are well written, easy to follow guides with some solid tips and strategies that you can very easily start using to your benefit immediately.

Read more here.

Thanks to Steve Halls from 'Health Matters 2U' for this little story.

How do you handle adversity?

Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?

Find out here.

Count your blessings, not your problems.

I welcome your questions, comments or requests so please contact me if you have anything you'd like to contribute or any questions.

Until then keep well and remember

'healthy cells = healthy bodies'


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