HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, LACK OF CERTAIN NUTRIENTS, PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION, AND DEMENTIA. Can Davidians chance the risk of DEMENTIA? How then can they let this mind be in them that is in Christ Jesus?
Basic Understanding Of High Blood Pressure. Don’t We All Know This? Yes. But there is much more to this. Read on:
“High blood pressure is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.
“Blood pressure is determined both by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure
“Most people with high blood pressure have no signs or symptoms, even if blood pressure readings reach dangerously high levels.
“A few people with high blood pressure may have headaches, shortness of breath or nosebleed, but these signs and symptoms aren’t specific and usually don’t occur until high blood pressure has reached a severe or life-threatening stage.
“When to see a doctor
“You’ll likely have your blood pressure taken as part of a routine doctor’s appointment.
“Ask your doctor for a blood pressure reading at least every two years starting at age 18. If you’re age 40 or older, or you’re 18 to 39 with a high risk of high blood pressure, ask your doctor for a blood pressure reading every year.
“Blood pressure generally should be checked in both arms to determine if there’s a difference. It’s important to use an appropriate-sized arm cuff.
“Your doctor will likely recommend more frequent readings if you’ve already been diagnosed with high blood pressure or have other risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Children age 3 and older will usually have blood pressure measured as a part of their yearly checkups.
“If you don’t regularly see your doctor, you may be able to get a free blood pressure screening at a health resource fair or other locations in your community. You can also find machines in some stores that will measure your blood pressure for free.
“Public blood pressure machines, such as those found in pharmacies, may provide helpful information about your blood pressure, but they may have some limitations. The accuracy of these machines depends on several factors, such as a correct cuff size and proper use of the machines. Ask your doctor for advice on using public blood pressure machine
“There are two types of high blood pressure.
Primary (essential) hypertension
“For most adults, there’s no identifiable cause of high blood pressure. This type of high blood pressure, called primary (essential) hypertension, tends to develop gradually over many years.
“Some people have high blood pressure caused by an underlying condition. This type of high blood pressure, called secondary hypertension, tends to appear suddenly and cause higher blood pressure than does primary hypertension. Various conditions and medications can lead to secondary hypertension, including:
“Obstructive sleep apnea
Adrenal gland tumors
Certain defects you’re born with (congenital) in blood vessels
“Certain medications, such as birth control pills, cold remedies, decongestants, over-the-counter pain relievers and some prescription drugs
“Illegal drugs, such as cocaine and amphetamines””
I suspect many older people suffer from secondary hypertension or blood pressure. That is, when they are taking a prescription drug for something else and it brings on high blood pressure.
Primary high blood pressure may be altered by a more healthy lifestyle.
“Secondary hypertension is presumably curable, if the underlying condition is treated or the offending drug is stopped. Some causes of secondary hypertension are: Tumors or other disorders of the adrenal gland.”
Aug 7, 2013
“Inflammation in the body can damage your blood vessels and lead to heart disease and strokes. Omega-3 fatty acids may decrease triglycerides, lower blood pressure slightly, reduce blood clotting, decrease stroke and heart failure risk and reduce irregular heartbeats.
What we all don’t know is: WHAT IS INFLAMMATION?
“When our body’s powers of correction go wrong, however, they can work against us. Think of the acute heat and swelling that protect us during a normal immune response—a fever, or the redness and pain that surround a new injury, for example—and you can get a hint of what chronic inflammation is. Unlike the inflammation that follows a sudden infection or injury, the chronic kind produces a steady, low-level of inflammation within the body that can contribute to the development of disease. It’s the result, in part, of a overfiring immune system. Low levels of inflammation can get triggered in the body even when there’s no disease to fight or injury to heal, and sometimes the system can’t shut itself off. Arteries and organs break down under the pressure, leading to other diseases, including cancer and diabetes.
“lessened blood supply to the brain can also keep you from thinking clearly and remembering. It can cause a condition called vascular dementia.”
So when you consider the previous statement, how is this person able to comprehend spiritual things? But some people are so far gone, it is nearly impossible to get them back on the right tract. They must be carefully monitored to be able to be weaned off these powerful drugs. How are they to. “Let this mind be in you…” How are they to be sealed?
“High blood pressure has many risk factors, including:
“Age. The risk of high blood pressure increases as you age. Until about age 64, high blood pressure is more common in men. Women are more likely to develop high blood pressure after age 65.
“Race. High blood pressure is particularly common among people of African heritage, often developing at an earlier age than it does in whites. Serious complications, such as stroke, heart attack and kidney failure, also are more common in people of African heritage.”
(The above statement may seem true until you view it within deeper context. It is the diets that Africans have adapted to in the west that are causing them greater health risk factors than whites whose metabolism are built differently, not to mention higher stress factors. If you doubt this as a fact, then go look at the studies done on lactose intolerance. Blacks are affected by animal milk in much greater proportions than whites.)
“Back over in the US, lactose intolerance varies by race with about 74% of African Americans, 87% of Indians and 14% of Caucasians with some kind of lactose allergy.”Nov 21, 2012
“Family history. High blood pressure tends to run in families.
“Being overweight or obese. The more you weigh the more blood you need to supply oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. As the volume of blood circulated through your blood vessels increases, so does the pressure on your artery walls.
“Not being physically active. People who are inactive tend to have higher heart rates. The higher your heart rate, the harder your heart must work with each contraction and the stronger the force on your arteries. Lack of physical activity also increases the risk of being overweight.
“Too much salt (sodium) in your diet. Too much sodium in your diet can cause your body to retain fluid, which increases blood pressure.
“Too little potassium in your diet. Potassium helps balance the amount of sodium in your cells. If you don’t get enough potassium in your diet or retain enough potassium, you may accumulate too much sodium in your blood.
“Stress. High levels of stress can lead to a temporary increase in blood pressure. If you try to relax by eating more, using tobacco or drinking alcohol, you may only increase problems with high blood pressure.
“Certain chronic conditions. Certain chronic conditions also may increase your risk of high blood pressure, such as kidney disease, diabetes and sleep apnea.
“Sometimes pregnancy contributes to high blood pressure, as well.
“Although high blood pressure is most common in adults, children may be at risk, too. For some children, high blood pressure is caused by problems with the kidneys or heart. But for a growing number of kids,(AND YOUNG PEOPLE) poor lifestyle habits, such as an unhealthy diet, obesity and lack of exercise, contribute to high blood pressure.
“The excessive pressure on your artery walls caused by high blood pressure can damage your blood vessels, as well as organs in your body. The higher your blood pressure and the longer it goes uncontrolled, the greater the damage.
“Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to complications including:
“Heart attack or stroke. High blood pressure can cause hardening and thickening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), which can lead to a heart attack, stroke or other complications.
Aneurysm. Increased blood pressure can cause your blood vessels to weaken and bulge, forming an aneurysm. If an aneurysm ruptures, it can be life-threatening.
“Heart failure. To pump blood against the higher pressure in your vessels, the heart has to work harder. This causes the walls of the heart’s pumping chamber to thicken (left ventricular hypertrophy). Eventually, the thickened muscle may have a hard time pumping enough blood to meet your body’s needs, which can lead to heart failure.
“Weakened and narrowed blood vessels in your kidneys. This can prevent these organs from functioning normally.
“Thickened, narrowed or torn blood vessels in the eyes. This can result in vision loss.
“Metabolic syndrome. This syndrome is a cluster of disorders of your body’s metabolism, including increased waist circumference; high triglycerides; low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol; high blood pressure and high insulin levels. These conditions make you more likely to develop diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
WE MAY BE SURPRISED AT: “TROUBLE WITH MEMORY or UNDERSTANDING..Uncontrolled high blood pressure may also affect your ability to think, remember and learn. Trouble with memory or understanding concepts is more common in people with high blood pressure. (AND WE HAVE MET THEM APLENTY IN DAVIDIA)
Dementia. Narrowed or blocked arteries can limit blood flow to the brain, leading to a certain type of dementia (vascular dementia). A stroke that interrupts blood flow to the brain also can cause vascular dementia.
SO LET US LOOK AGAIN AT THE DAMAGE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CAN DO.
“IT all starts with your arteries. Normally, the vessels that carry blood from your heart to the
rest of your body have a smooth inner lining. They’re strong and flexible enough to push blood through your body.
“High blood pressure changes that. The extra force of the blood can damage the cells on the inside walls of your arteries.
the pressure doesn’t let up, it can cause tears in the lining so it’s not smooth anymore. That’s where fatty bits, called plaque, get caught and build up. Blood can’t move as well around these clogs, which can even block arteries. These deposits can also make the walls stiff so it’s harder to move the blood.
“This damage can make the artery wall stretch and bulge out like a balloon. The bump is called an aneurysm. It can break open and bleed.Your heart is a muscle, and it needs blood, too. When its supply lines can’t deliver enough, you could have: Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
Chest pain (angina)
To push blood though stiff or clogged arteries, your heart has to work harder. An overworked heart can become larger than normal. Then the walls of the heart muscle lose strength and can’t pump blood well. This could lead to a heart attack or heart failure. The chances are greater if you already have heart problems.
“High Blood Pressure Medications May Even Cause Male Pattern Baldness In Women.
Many drugs prescribed for the heart, including the beta-blockers, which are also used to treat high blood pressure, and include:
Inderal and Inderal LA (propanolol)
Blocadren (timolol) aggravate baldness in females. “
“The vegetarian diet tends to be high in calcium (eggs and cheese) and low in magnesium (from whole grains, nuts, and legumes), although a varied diet assures that both magnesium and calcium are consumed in equal ratios.Jan 15, 2015
So if Older Davidians are not consuming eggs and cheese why are they suffering with magnesium defficiencies though the have avowed salt, high cholesterol foods, and other habits that are conducive to high blood pressure like regular exercise and plenty water? Assuming they are adhering to all these health rules, why is the pressure still high?
THIS WE ALL MUST TAKE PAINS TO KNOW: The Big M NUTRIENT: MAGNESIUM! IT MIGHT JUST BE THE BEST HELD SECRET IN THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY.
HERE’S. What They Easily Prescribes:
“Beta-blockers are drugs that block the effects of adrenaline, the hormone that triggers your body’s fight-or-flight response when you’re stressed. This slows your heart rate and eases up on the force your heart squeezes with. Your blood pressure goes down because your heart isn’t working so hard. These medicines can also relax blood vessels so the blood flows better.”
HERE’S What They Should Try First:
“Just as it helps nerve function throughout the body, magnesium is important for coordinating the activity of the heart muscle and the nerves that initiate the heartbeat. If your magnesium levels are low, you are more likely to be at risk for arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and heart palpitations.Jan 27, 2010”
“MAGNESIUM is a naturally occurring mineral and is essential for proper functioning of the human body. In fact, more than 300 biochemical processes directly depend on magnesium. While magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body, very little actually circulates in the blood or other tissues. Instead, most of the body’s store of magnesium is locked up in the hard outer layer of our bones. We obtain magnesium through the foods we eat, it is absorbed in the small intestine and excess amounts are excreted by the kidneys.
“Control high blood pressure. By relaxing the muscles that control blood vessels and allowing blood to flow more freely, magnesium may play a role in reducing elevated blood pressure, an important factor in decreasing the risk for heart attack and stroke. Magnesium’s effect on high blood pressure is further enhanced because it helps equalize the levels of potassium and sodium in the blood.
“Limit complications of congestive heart failure. Because magnesium can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of arrhythmia, two frequent complications in those with congestive heart failure, a weakened heart may benefit from getting more of this mineral.
“Reduce incidence of prediabetes and diabetes and improve insulin resistance. Several important studies have demonstrated that getting insufficient amounts of magnesium increases the risk of metabolic syndrome (prediabetes), type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and the development of diabetes complications”
So why are doctors quick to prescribe HBP medications such as blockers and so forth? Well they believe their patients diets are so bad, and probability is, they would continue to eat badly, therefore they need a quick fix. And, there is money in HBP medications. The thing is some medication that are prescribed for high blood pressure continues to deplete the body’s magnesium and brings on other complications. What a vicious cycle.
HERE ARE MEDICATIONS THAT DEPLETES MAGNESIUM:
Enalapril and HCTZ (Vaseretic)
Angiotensin II receptor blockers:
Valsartan and HCTZ (Diovan HCT)
Ethacrynic acid (Edecrin)
Diuretics, thiazide (and any combination drug that contains HCTZ or hydrochlorothiazide—dozens of drugs contain this)
Candesartan and HCTZ (Atacand HCT)
Hydrochlorothiazide or HCTZ (Hydrodiuril)
Possibly the potassium-sparing diuretics, however this is not conclusive
Digoxin (Digitek, Lanoxicaps, Lanoxin)
Cortosoids like these can also deplete magnesium:
“Betamethasone “(Diprolene, Luxiq)
Prednisolone (Pediapred Liquid)
Prednisone (Deltasone, Liquid Pred, Sterapred)
Triamcinolone (Aristocort cream)
Flunisolide (Nasarel, Nasalide)
Triamcinolone (Azmacort inhaler)
ALSO Sulfa antibiotics, some diabetic medicattions. And Homone Replacements Therapy drugs.”
“Other high blood pressure causes:
Many studies have investigated the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on the heart and blood vessels. … For people with coronary artery disease, omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of further heart problems. Blood flow can also be reduced by the accumulation of plaque in your arteries.Aug 29, 2016
NOTE WELL: “Being vegetarian isn’t always healthy: Plant-based diet may raise the risk of heart disease,” the Daily Mail reports. A US study found a vegetarian diet based on less healthy food options, such as refined grains, could increase the risk of heart disease.Jul 18, 2017″
You see here that some people may call themselves vegetarians and all they consume are still classed as refined grains.
“You can have high blood pressure (hypertension) for years without any symptoms. Even without symptoms, damage to blood vessels and your heart continues and can be detected. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke.
“High blood pressure generally develops over many years, and it affects nearly everyone eventually. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be easily detected. And once you know you have high blood pressure, you can work with your doctor to control it.
What Are Good Dietary Sources of Magnesium?
“Magnesium is found in a wide variety of healthy, inexpensive foods. Fish and nuts are especially rich in the mineral, 1 ounce of almonds (a small handful) contains about 80mg of magnesium. Potatoes, beans, and low-fat dairy products are also good sources of magnesium, as are certain vegetables such as spinach. As an example, consider the magnesium content of these foods:
Cooked white fish, 3oz: 90mg
Cashews, 1oz: 75mg
Medium baked potato: 50mg
Plain low-fat yogurt, 8oz: 45mg
Medium banana: 30mg
Ready-to-eat pudding, 4oz: 24mgNUTS and SEEDS
Brazil nuts, cashews, almonds, peanuts, quinoa, sunflower, sesame and pumpkin seeds are a great magnesium source and are the best snack when consumed after being soaked in filtered water and drained.”
I left in the fish recommendation here on purpose. Some Davidians voice righteous indignation about even the thought of consuming fish. But I know of a person who was so sick in Davidia after consuming a (by other people’s dependable accounts) very strict vegan diet,, and a very upstanding member, but was fed chicken soup for a season to recover from her serious illness. Some people heart is so bad in Davidia, it might serve them well to consume some high-grade salmon for a season to stabilize their condition. SOME OF these same people who repulse at this thought are consuming prescription drugs in quantities each day for their ailments, and see nothing wrong with that; drugs that depletes the body of serious nutrients and potentially bring on DEMENTIA. So tell me which is best for them in their severe condition?
To continue with the recommended foods list:
Beans of all kind, chickpeas, and lentils. Use a minimal amount of water when cooking these, as magnesium and other minerals are leached into the cooking liquid.
5. CEREALS and GRAINS
Millet, oats, wheat germ, brown wheat flour, brown rice.
6. DARK CHOCOLATE
Good news for all the chocolate enthusiasts, a serving of dark chocolate contains not only 10 percent of the necessary daily intake of magnesium, but also iron and fiber.
7. SOY BEANS AND ITS DERIVATIVES (tofu, tempeh, soy milk)
NOTE WELL: “While soy beans contain 130 percent of the daily recommended magnesium intake, it is better to maintain a low consumption because they contain phytoestrogens that can disrupt your hormone balance.
So here’s a remedy GUARANTEED TO DROP YOUR HBP in a matter of days. AT LEAST TRY IT BEFORE YOU SUCCUMB TO BETA-BLOCKERS and other debilitating drugs.
Coconut water fresh out the green pod
Magnesium chelated 200 mg twice daily
Coq10 100 mg twice daily
Fish oil 1000 MG DAILY, (for meat eaters and those who has a severe case of HBP: a fresh HIGH QUALITY WILD CAUGHT salmon for at least 4 weeks daily)
Flax seed supplement 1000 units per day for non meat eaters and others
Red rice extract if your doctor told you your arteries are severely clogged
No salt, even celtic for some time, and plenty, plenty water
Lots of vegetables slightly cooked
Some fresh raw vegetable juice(celery and other) 2-3 ozs daily
Fresh berries smoothies with bananas
Season food with spices like:
Fresh lemon juice
Rosemary oil for massage
Oh, and be sure to get your ample supply of water: 8 glasses per day or more.
Check with your doctor before taking any supplement to see if it agrees with your medications, if you are already taking any.
To control one’s blood pressure is a test of one’s temperance and an adherence to a truly reformed way of eating in the long term.
One recommendation going forward, sprouted grains are the most nutritious, therefore the goal should be to transit to this method, whether you are cooking it or not..
Tidbit: Though apple cider vinegar has excellent uses, be mindful that it can and does deplete potassium in the body, at high or too frequent dosages. Potassium is necessary in regulating High Blood Pressure.
If you happen to be one of those people who have had hypertension for so long and find it extremely unmanageable, here are some additional remedies to add to your diet .( You must eliminate heavy starches and excess sugars out of your diet to see results in any thing. Sugar, carbohydrates, equal an overgrowth of yeast in the system and fights every remedy you can produce.) Here is a juice to add to your regimen every other day or daily as needed. 6 leaves of kale, 2 medium apples, 1 cucumber, a finger of ginger, 4 stalks of celery, squeeze half of lemon in juice before drinking.
Ashwaganda, a quality grade, should also be a staple in those at risk or battling hypertension. One capsule per day is recommended.
Disclaimer: All herbs and natural remedies must be taken after consulting your physician to prevent collision with prescribed medications that are being taken..