How To Naturally Beat Hypertension, High Blood Pressure And Heart Disease (Part 1)
Even if you are genetically predisposed to be at high risk for a heart attack or heart problems there are simple steps that you can take to drastically reduce your risk in this area. Just like anything else though, you must start with the basics and work up from there. If you want to have a healthy heart, and increase your odds to live a long life and slow down aging, you must first address the building blocks of your health which begin with how and what you eat.
Virtually every health problem human beings experience are the eventual result of a chain reaction of events that began with a problem or problems with their digestive system, combined with what foods they put into that dysfunctional digestive system.
There are multiple factors at play here. Almost all of the powerful elements that our bodies are able to use to protect us from disease, deterioration of bodily systems, as well as the support of optimal major organ functions, are derived from plants. Consequently, again, multiple issues arise here. The majority of the population consumes plants as the smallest percentage of their diet. The second problem in this area, is that the cooking of plants destroys most of what would be beneficial to the body in the areas previously mentioned.
So, problems one and two are that most people eat very little in the way of fruits and vegetables and most of what they do eat has been cooked. But that is just the beginning of the dilemma so many find themselves in.
Have you ever read or heard someone say that the digestive system is the root of your immune system? When I was first told this, years ago, I thought to myself, "What possible role could my stomach, large intestine and small intestine, play in my the functionality of my immune system, seemingly a completely separate system?" It's actually pretty easy to understand once it is explained to you.
Your body is in a constant battle to rid itself of outside toxins that are unnatural to the biology of your body. You might be thinking, "But a toxin is not a germ or a virus. So what do toxins have to do with my immune system?" Well, unfortunately, your immune system treats many toxins as if they were a germ or a virus. When it is dealing with the regular introduction of such toxins, your immune system becomes so preoccupied with trying to deal with this perceived threat, that when you do come in contact with infectious germs or viruses, it will often be seriously behind the eight ball and slow in its reaction time in dealing with this actual threat.
This results in you becoming sick before your immune system really gets going on producing the white blood cells and antigens necessary to combat this actual immune threat. So you might be thinking, "What does this have to do with my digestive system?" Unfortunately, it has several things to do with your digestive system.
1) If everything that you eat that is not completely broken down and digested and then leaves the digestive system in that not-broken-down state, than it is a source of acidic toxins. Those toxins distract your immune system.
2) If what you are eating contains additional toxins such as preservatives, pesticides or any of the literally thousands of other chemicals added to processed foods, fast foods, and many other restaurant supplied foods, you are further distracting your immune system and polluting your body.
3) If you are eating all cooked food, (don't worry - this article is not to promote an all raw diet as some health extremists promote) almost all of the potent nutrients needed to support your immune system and all other major bodily systems, are being destroyed before you even introduce that food to your digestive system.
Unfortunately these issues are only a part of the problem. There are several other major problems that, in addition to what we have just discussed, are the reasons that the population of the United States is the most obese and more plagued by heart disease, high blood pressure, hypertension and cancer than seemingly any other country in the world.
You might be thinking, "With so many problems stacked against me, if there is a solution for me it must be pretty complicated and likely expensive!" Fortunately, this is not the case. You will be amazed at how simple it is to transform your health through just making a few changes.
Please stay tuned for part two of this article where I will further explain the major threats to your heart, hypertension, blood pressure and all around health, as well as what you can do about them. There are natural solutions to the prevention of heart disease, hypertension or high blood pressure as well as natural ways to reduce high blood pressure without prescription drugs.