A Day With Dr. Wallach – Animal Nutrition, Human Diseases, A Lifetime in Healing. Jun 3, 2020
51 Minute Mark Dr. Joel Wallach discusses causes and cures for chronic dry cough! Also, Heart Fib which is caused by back problems affecting the Vagus nerve!
The vagus nerve, also known as the vagal nerves, are the main nerves of your parasympathetic nervous system. This system controls specific body functions such as your digestion, heart rate and immune system. These functions are involuntary, meaning you can’t consciously control them.
56:30 minute mark, CDC says our kids will be the first generation of kids that don’t live as long as their parents and that’s because doctors are giving out nothing but miss information!
99% Of The American People Are Deficient In Minerals – United States Senate Document #264
Sirach 38:7-9 CEV Contemporary English Version! Doctors relieve pain and bring healing by mixing medicines from things that God created. God will always be at work bringing health to everyone on earth. Students, if you get sick, quickly pray to the Lord, and you will be healed.
*As far back as 1936, the 74th Congress stated that,“99% of the American people are deficient in minerals, and a marked deficiency in any one of the more important minerals actually results in disease,” in a well publicized report entitled Document 264 from the Department of Agriculture. June 1936…[PDF] – United States Senate Document #264. Full Version. “MODERN MIRACLE MEN”. Presented by Rex Beach, June 1936. United States GPO.
*Nobel Laureate, Dr Linus Pauling once stated, “You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.”
United States Senate Document #264 Full Version “MODERN MIRACLE MEN” Presented by Rex Beach, June 1936 United States GPO Washington, D.C., 1936
1. This document is reproduced here in its entirety from a copy obtained from the United States Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. . Anemic Earth was written in 1936, and submitted as part of a Congressional investigation into U.S. farming practices. The leading authorities of the day had been sounding the alarm that depleted soils were causing a significant decline in the nation’s health, evidenced by a steady increase in degenerative diseases. But when Congress saw the price tag on repairing the nation’s farm and range soils, they swept their own investigation under the carpet.
2. INTRODUCTION – Concerning Dr. Charles Northen: “This quiet, unballyhooed pioneer and genius in the field of nutrition demonstrates that countlesshuman ills stem from the fact that impoverished soil of America no longer provides plant foods with the mineral elements essential to human nourishment and health! To overcome this alarming condition, he doctors sick soils and, by seeming miracles, raises truly healthy and health-giving fruits and vegetables.” – Rex Beach
3. Do you know that most of us today are suffering from certain dangerous diet deficiencies which cannot be remedied until the depleted soils from which our foods come are brought into proper mineral balance? The alarming fact is that foods, fruits and vegetables and grains, now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contain enough of certain needed minerals, are starving us – no matter how much of them we eat! This talk about minerals is novel and quite startling. In fact, a realization of the importance of minerals in food is so new that the textbooks on nutritional dietetics contain very little about it. Nevertheless, it is something that concerns all of us, and the further we delve into it the more startling it becomes.
4. You would think, wouldn’t you, that a carrot is a carrot – that one is about as good as another as far as nourishment is concerned? But it isn’t; one carrot may look and taste like another and yet be lacking in the particular mineral element which our system requires and which carrots are supposed to contain. Laboratory tests prove that the fruits, the vegetables, the grains, the eggs, and even the milk and the meats of today are not what they were a few generations ago . No man of today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his system with the minerals he requires for perfect health, because his stomach isn’t big enough to hold them! And we are running to big stomachs.
5. No longer does a balanced and fully nourishing diet consist merely of so many calories or certain vitamins or a fixed proportion of starches, proteins, or carbohydrates. We now know that it must contain, in addition, something like a score of mineral salts.
6. It is bad news to learn from our leading authorities that 99 percent of the American people are deficient in these minerals, and that a marked deficiency in any one or more of the important minerals actually results in disease. Any upset of the balance, any considerable lack of one or another element, however microscopic the body requirement may be, and we sicken, suffer, shorten our lives.
7. This discovery is one of the latest and most important contributions of science to the problem of human health. So far as the records go, the first man in the field of research, the first to demonstrate that most human foods of our day are poor in minerals and that their proportions are not balanced, was Dr. Charles Northen, an Alabama physician now living in Orlando, Florida. His discoveries and achievements are of enormous importance to mankind.
8. Following a wide experience in general practice, Dr. Northen specialized in stomach diseases and nutritional disorders. Later he moved to New York and made extensive studies along this line, in conjunction with a famous French scientist from the Sorbonne. In the course of that work, he convinced himself that there was little authentic, definite information on the chemistry of foods and that no dependence could be placed on existing data.
9. He asked himself how foods could be used intelligently in the treatment of disease, when they differed so widely in content. The answer seemed to be that they could not be used intelligently. In establishing the fact that serious deficiencies existed and in searching out the reasons therefore, he made an extensive study of the soil. It was he who first voiced the surprising assertion that we must make soil building the basis of food building in order to accomplish human building.
10. “Bear in mind,” says Dr. Northen, “that minerals are vital to human metabolism and health – and that no plant or animal can appropriate to itself any mineral which is not present in the soil upon which it feeds.
11. “When I first made this statement I was ridiculed, for up to that time, people had paid little attention to food deficiencies and even less to soil deficiencies. Men eminent in medicine denied there was any such thing as vegetables and fruits that did not contain sufficient minerals for human needs. Eminent agricultural authorities insisted that all soil contained all the necessary minerals. They reasoned that plants take what they need, and that is the function of the human body to appropriate what it requires. Failure to do so, they said, was a symptom of disorder.
12. “Some of our respected authorities even claimed that the so-called secondary minerals played no part what so ever in human health. It is only recently that such men as Dr. McCollum of Johns Hopkins, Dr. Mendel of Yale, Dr. Sherman of Columbia, Dr. Lipman of Rutgers, and Drs. H.G. Knight and Oswald Schreiner of the Untied States Department of Agriculture have agreed that these minerals are essential to plant, animal, and human feeding.
13. “We know that vitamins are complex chemical substances which are indispensable to nutrition, and that each of them is of importance for the normal function of some special structure of the body. Disorder and disease result from any vitamin deficiency. It is not commonly realized, however, that vitamins control the body’s appropriation of minerals, and in the absence of minerals they have no function to perform. Lacking vitamins, the system can make some use of minerals, but lacking minerals, vitamins are useless.
14. “Neither does the layman realize that there may be a pronounced difference in both foods and soils – to him one vegetable, one glass of milk, or one egg is about the same as another. Dirt is dirt, too, and he assumes that by adding a little fertilizer to it, a satisfactory vegetable or fruit can be grown.
15. “The truth is that our foods vary enormously in value, and some of them aren’t worth eating as food. For example, vegetation grown in one part of the country may assay 1,100 parts per billion of iodine, as against 20 in that grown elsewhere. Processed milk has run anywhere from 362 parts per million of iodine and 127 of iron, down to nothing.
16. “Some of our lands, even in a virgin state, never were well balanced in mineral content, and unhappily for us, we have been systematically robbing the poor soils and the good soils alike of the very substances necessary to health, growth, long life, and resistance to disease. Up to the time I began experimenting, almost nothing had been done to make good the theft. The more I studied nutritional problems and the effects of mineral deficiencies upon disease, the more plainly I saw that here lay the most direct approach to better health, and the more important it became in my mind to find a method of restoring those missing minerals to our foods.
17. “The subject interested me so profoundly that I retired from active medical practice and for a good many years now I have devoted myself to it. It’s a fascinating subject, for it goes to the heart of human betterment.”
18. The results obtained by Dr. Northen are outstanding. By putting back into the foods the stuff that foods are made of, he has proved himself to be a real miracle man of medicine, for he has opened up the shortest and most rational route to better health.
19. He showed first that it should be done, and then that it could be done. He doubled and redoubled the natural mineral content of fruits and vegetables. He improved the quality of milk by increasing the iron and the iodine in it. He caused hens to lay eggs richer in the vital elements. By scientific soil feeding, he raised better seed potatoes in Maine, better grapes in California, better oranges in Florida and better field crops in other states. (By “better” is meant not only improvement in food value but also an increase in quality and quantity.)
20. Before going further into the results he has obtained, let’s see just what is involved in this matter of “mineral deficiencies,” what it may mean to our health, and how it may affect the growth and development, both mental and physical, of our children. We know that rats, guinea pigs and other animals can be fed into a diseased condition and out again by controlling only the minerals in their food.
21. A 10-year test with rats proved that by withholding calcium they can be bred down to a third the size of those fed with an adequate amount of that mineral. Their intelligence, too, can be controlled by mineral feeding as readily as can their size, their bony structure, and their general health.
22. Place a number of these little animals inside a maze after starving some of them in a certain mineral element. The starved ones will be unable to find their way out, whereas the others will have little or no difficulty in getting out. Their dispositions can be altered by mineral feeding. They can be made quarrelsome and belligerent; they can even be turned into cannibals and be made to devour each other.
23. A cage full of normal rats will live in amity. Restrict their calcium and they will become irritable and draw apart from one another. Then they will begin to fight. Restore their calcium balance and they will grow more friendly; in time they will begin to sleep in a pile as before. Many backward children are “stupid” merely because they are deficient in magnesia. [Magnesium] We punish them for our failure to feed them properly.
24. Certainly our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the minerals we take into our systems then upon calories or vitamins or upon the precise proportions of, protein, fats or carbohydrates we consume.
25. It is now agreed that at least 16 mineral elements are indispensable for normal nutrition, and several more are always found in small amounts in the body, although their precise physiological role has not been determined. Of the 16 indispensable salts, calcium, phosphorus and iron are perhaps the most important.
26. Calcium is the most dominant nerve controller; it powerfully affects the cell formation of all living things and regulates nerve action. It governs contractility of the muscles and the rhythmic beat of the heart. It also coordinates the other mineral elements and corrects disturbances made by them. It works only in sunlight. Vitamin D is its buddy. Dr. Sherman of Columbia asserts that 50 percent of the American people are starving for calcium. A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association stated that out of 4,000 cases in New York Hospital, only 2 were not suffering from a lack of calcium.
27. What does such a deficiency mean? How would it affect your health or mine? So many morbid conditions and actual diseases may result that it is almost hopeless to catalog them. Included in the list are rickets, bony deformities, bad teeth, nervous disorders, reduced resistance to other diseases, fatigability, and behavior disturbances such as incorrigibility, assaultiveness and nonadaptability.
28. Here’s one specific example: The soil around a certain Midwest city is poor in calcium. Three hundred children in this community were examined and nearly 90 percent had bad teeth, swollen glands, enlarged or diseased tonsils. More than one-third had defective vision, round shoulders, bowlegs and anemia.
29. Calcium and phosphorus appear to pull in double harness. A child requires as much per day as two grown men, but studies indicate a common deficiency of one or the other as the cause of serious losses to the farmers, and when the soil is poor in phosphorous their animals become bone-chewers. Dr. McCollum says that when there are enough phosphates in the blood there can be no dental decay.
30. Iron is an essential constituent of the oxygen-carrying pigment of the blood: iron starvation results in anemia, and yet iron cannot be assimilated unless some copper is contained in the diet. In Florida, many cattle die from an obscure disease called “salt sickness.” It has been found to arise from a lack of iron and copper in the soil and hence the grass. A man may starve for want of these elements just as a beef “critter” starves.
31. If iodine is not present in our foods the function of the thyroid gland is disturbed and goiter afflicts us. The human body requires only fourteen-thousandths of a milligram daily, yet we have a distinct “goiter belt” in the Great Lakes section, and in parts of the Northwest the soil is so poor in iodine that the disease is common.
32. So it goes, down through the list, each mineral element playing a definite role in nutrition. A characteristic set of symptoms, just as specific as any vitamin-deficiency disease, follows a deficiency in any one of them. It is alarming, therefore, to face t he fact that we are starving for these precious, health-giving substances.
33. Very well, you say, if our foods are poor in the mineral salts they are supposed to contain, why not resort to dosing?
34. That is precisely what is being done, or being attempted. However, those who should know assert that the human system cannot appropriate those elements to the best advantage in any but the food form. At best, only a part of them in the form of drugs can be utilized by the body, and certain dietitians go so far as to say it is a waste of effort to fool with them. Calcium, for instance, cannot be supplied in any form of medication with lasting effect.
35. But there is a more potent reason why the curing of diet deficiencies by drugging hasn’t worked out so well. Consider those 16 indispensable elements and those others which presumably perform some obscure function not yet understood. Aside from calcium and phosphorous, they are needed only in infinitesimal quantities, and the activity of one may be dependent upon the presence of another. To determine the precise requirements of each individual case and to attempt to weigh it out on a druggist’s scale would appear hopeless.
36. It is a problem and a serious one. But here is the hopeful side of the picture: Nature can and will solve it if she is encouraged to do so. The minerals in fruit and vegetables are colloidal; i.e. they are in a state of such extremely fine suspension that they can be assimilated by the human system: It is merely a question of giving back to nature the materials with which she works.
37. We must rebuild our soils: Put back the minerals we have taken out. That sounds difficult but it isn’t. Neither is it expensive. Therein lies the short cut to better health and longer life.
38. When Dr. Northern first asserted that many foods were lacking in mineral content and that this deficiency was due solely to an absence of those elements in the soil, his findings were challenged and he was called a crank. But differences of opinion in the medical profession are not uncommon – it was only 60 years ago that the Medical Society of Boston passed a resolution commending the use of bathtubs – and he persisted in his assertion that inasmuch as foods did not contain what they were supposed to contain, no physician could with certainty prescribe a diet to overcome physical ills.
39. He showed that the textbooks are not dependable because many of the analyses in them were made many years ago, perhaps from products raised in virgin soils, whereas our soils have been constantly depleted. Soil analyses, he pointed out, reflect only the content of samples. One analysis may be entirely different from another made ten miles away.
40. “And so what?” came the query.
41. Dr. Northern undertook to demonstrate that something could be done about it. By reestablishing a proper soil balance he actually grew crops that contained an ample amount of desired minerals.
42. This was incredible. It was contrary to the books and it upset everything connected with diet practice. The scoffers began to pay attention to him. Recently, the Southern Medical Association, realizing the hopelessness of trying to remedy nutritional deficiencies without positive factors to work with, recommended a careful study to determine the real mineral content of foodstuffs and the variations due to soil depletion in different localities. These progressive medical men are awake to the importance of prevention.
43. Dr. Northern went even further and proved that crops grown in a properly mineralized soil were bigger and better; that seeds germinated quicker, grew more rapidly and made larger plants; that trees were healthier and put on more fruit of better quality. By increasing the mineral content of citrus fruit he likewise improved its texture, its appearance and its flavor.
44. He experimented with a variety of growing things, and in every case the story was the same. By mineralizing the feed at poultry farms, he got more and better eggs; by balancing pasture soils, he produced richer milk. Persistently he hammered home to farmers, to doctors, and to the general public the thought that life depends upon the minerals!
45. His work led him into a careful study of the effects of climate, sunlight, ultraviolet and thermal rays upon plant, animal and human hygiene. In consequence he moved to Florida. People familiar with his work consider him the most valuable man in the state. I met him by reason of the fact that I was harassed by certain soil problems on my Florida farm which had baffled the best chemists and fertilizer experts available.
46. He is an elderly, retiring man, with a warm smile and an engaging personality. He is a trifle shy until he opens up on his pet topic; then his difference disappears and he speaks with authority. His mind is a storehouse crammed with precise, scientific data about soil and food chemistry, the complicated life processes of plants, animals, and human beings – and the effect of malnutrition upon all three.
47. He is perhaps as close to the secret of life as any man anywhere.
48. “Do you call yourself a soil a or a food chemist?” I inquired.
49. “Neither. I am an M.D. My works lie in the field of biochemistry and nutrition. I gave up medicine because this is a wider and a more important work. Sick soils mean sick plants, sick animals, and sick people. Physical, mental, and moral fitness depends largely upon an ample supply and a proper proportion of the minerals in our foods. Nerve function, nerve stability, nerve cell-building likewise depend thereon. I’m really a doctor of sick soils.”
50. “Do you mean to imply that the vegetables I’m raising on my farm are sick?” I asked.
51. “Precisely! They’re as weak and undernourished as anemic children. They’re not much good as food. Look at the pests and the diseases that plague them. Insecticides cost farmers nearly as much as fertilizer these days.
52. “A healthy plant, however, grown in soil properly balanced, can and will resist most insect pests. That very characteristic makes it a better food product. You have tuberculosis and pneumonia germs in your system but you’re strong enough to throw them off. Similarly, a really healthy plant will pretty nearly take care of itself in the battle against insects and blights – and will also give the human system what it requires.”
53. “Good heavens! Do you realize what that means to agriculture?”
54. “Perfectly. Enormous savings. Better crops. Lowered living costs to the rest of us. But I’m not so much interested in agriculture as in health.”
55. “It sounds beautifully theoretical and utterly impractical to me,” I told the doctor, whereupon he gave me some of his case records.
56. For instance, in an orange grove infested with scale, when he restored the mineral balance to part of the soil, the trees growing in that part became clean while the rest remained diseased. By the same means he had grown healthy rosebushes between rows that were riddled by insects.
57. He has grown tomato and cucumber plants, both healthy and diseased, where the vines intertwined. The bugs ate up the diseased and refused to touch the healthy plants! He showed me interesting analyses of citrus fruits the chemistry and the food value of which accurately reflected the soil treatment the trees had received.
58. There is no space here to go fully into Dr. Northen’s work but it is of such importance as to rank with that of Burbank, the plant wizard, and with that of our famous physiologists and nutritional experts.
59. “Healthy plants mean healthy people,” said he. “We can’t raise a strong race on a weak soil. Why don’t you try mending the deficiencies on your farm and growing more minerals into your crop?”
60. I did try and I succeeded. I was planting a large acreage of celery and under Dr. Northen’s direction I fed minerals into certain blocks of land in varying amounts. When the plants from this soil were mature I had them analyzed, along with celery from other parts of the state. It was the most careful and comprehensive study of the kind ever made, and it included over 250 separate chemical determinations. I was amazed to learn that my celery had more than twice the mineral content of the best grown elsewhere. Furthermore, it kept much better, with and without refrigeration, proving that the cell structure was sounder.
61. In 1927, Mr. W.W. Kincaid, a “gentleman farmer” of Niagara Falls, heard an address by Dr. Northen and was so impressed that he began extensive experiments in the mineral feeding of plants and animals. The results he has accomplished are conspicuous. He set himself the task of increasing the iodine in the milk from his dairy herd. He has succeeded in adding both iodine and iron so liberally that one glass of his milk contains all of these minerals that an adult male requires for a day.
62. Is this significant? Listen to these incredible figures taken from a bulletin of the South Carolina Food Research Commission: “In many sections three out of five persons have goiter and a recent estimate states that 30 million people in the United States suffer from it.”
63. Foods rich in iodine are of the greatest importance to these sufferers.
64. Mr. Kincaid took a brown Swiss heifer calf which was dropped in the stockyards, and by raising her on mineralized pasturage and a properly balanced diet made her the third alltime champion of her breed! In one season she gave 21,924 pounds of milk. He raised her butterfat production to 410 pounds in 1 year to 1,037 pounds. Results like these are of incalculable importance.
65. Others besides Mr. Kincaid are following the trail Dr. Northen blazed. Similar experiments with milk have been made in Illinois and nearly every fertilizer company is beginning to urge use of the rare mineral elements. As an example I quote from statements of a subsidiary of one of the leading copper companies:
66. Many states show a marked reduction in the productive capacity of the soil in many districts amounting to a 25 to 50 percent reduction in the last 50 years Some areas show a tenfold variation in calcium. Some show a sixty-fold variation in phosphorous… Authorities see soil depletion, barren livestock, increased human death rate due to heart disease, deformities, arthritis, increased dental caries, all due to lack of essential minerals in plant foods.
67. “It is neither a complicated nor an expensive undertaking to restore our soils to balance and thereby work a real miracle in the control of disease,” says Dr. Northen. “As a matter of fact, it’s a money-making move for the farmer, and any competent soil chemist can tell him how to proceed.
68. “First determine by analysis the precise chemistry of any given soil, then correct the deficiencies by putting down enough of the missing elements to restore its balance. The same care should be used as in prescribing for a sick patient, for proportions are of vital importance.
69. “In my early experiments I found it extremely difficult to get the variety of minerals needed in the form in which I wanted to use them but advancement in chemistry, and especially our ever-increasing knowledge of colloidal chemistry, has solved that difficulty. It is now possible, by the use of minerals in colloidal form, to prescribe a cheap and effective system of soil.
70. “Soils seriously deficient in minerals cannot produce plant life competent to maintain our needs, and with the continuous cropping and shipping away of those concentrates, the condition becomes worse.”
71. A famous nutrition authority recently said, “One sure way to end the American people’s susceptibility to infection is to supply through food a balanced ration of iron, copper, and other metals. An organism supplied with a diet adequate to, or preferably in excess of, all mineral requirements may so utilize these elements as to produce immunity from infection quite beyond anything we are able to produce artificially by our present method of immunization. You can’t make up the deficiency by using patent medicine.”
72. He’s absolutely right. Prevention of disease is easier, more practical, and more economical than cure, but not until foods are standardized on a basis of what they contain instead of what they look like can the dietitian prescribe them with intelligence and with effect.
73. There was a time when medical therapy had no standards because the therapeutic elements in drugs had not been definitely determined on a chemical basis. Pharmaceutical houses have changed all that. Food chemistry, on the other hand, has depended almost entirely upon governmental agencies for its research, and in our real knowledge of values we are about where medicine was a century ago.
74. Disease preys most surely and most viciously on the undernourished and unfit plants, animals, and human beings alike, and when the importance of these obscure mineral elements is fully realized the chemistry of life will have to be rewritten. No man knows his mental or bodily capacity, how well he can feel or how long he can live, for we are all cripples and weaklings. It is a disgrace to science. Happily, that chemistry is being rewritten and we’re on our way to better health by returning to the soil the things we have stolen from it.
75. The public can help; it can hasten the change. How? By demanding quality of food. By insisting that our doctors and our health departments establish scientific standards of nutritional value. The growers will quickly respond. They can put back those minerals almost overnight and by doing so they can actually make money through bigger and better crops. It is simpler to cure sick soils than sick people – which shall we choose?”
*Nobel Laureate, Dr Linus Pauling once stated, “You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.”
*As far back as 1936, the 74th Congress stated that, “99% of the American people are deficient in minerals, and a marked deficiency in any one of the more important minerals actually results in disease,” in a well publicized report entitled Document 264 from the Department of Agriculture. June 1936…[PDF] – United States Senate Document #264. Full Version. “MODERN MIRACLE MEN”. Presented by Rex Beach, June 1936. United States GPO.
Sirach 38:7-9 CEV Contemporary English Version! Doctors relieve pain and bring healing by mixing medicines from things that God created. God will always be at work bringing health to everyone on earth. Students, if you get sick, quickly pray to the Lord, and you will be healed.
If diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes are not enough to reverse high blood pressure in a patient afficted with it, doctors have a variety of drugs in their arsenals. Following is an overview of some of these drugs.
DIURETICS – One of the most common treatments for high blood pressure is a prescription diuretic. These drugs remove fuid and salt from the body, which allows the blood to fow more easily through the blood vessels. Generic names for available diuretics include: chlorthalidone, chlorothiazide, furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide, indapamide, and metolazone.
However, the main problem with diuretics is that these cannot distinguish between fushing out things that are good for the body and things that are bad. So, in addition to getting rid of excess water and salt, they can also rid your body of nutrients that might be helpful in lowering your blood pressure. Potassium, and magnesium (a mineral) are often depleted from the “system” when taking diuretics—and we will talk about this side effect in more detail in the next chapter.
For now, it is enough to know that diuretics tend to remove both the “bad” and the “good” from the body, and that these pharmaceuticals can cause weakness, dizziness, irregular heartbeat—and even diabetes—among other problems.
*Potassium, and magnesium (a mineral) are ofen depleted from the ‘system’ when taking diuretcs.
BETA BLOCKERS – Another major category of blood pressure medication is known as beta blockers.
These drugs reduce the nerve impulses to the heart and blood vessels, making the heart beat more slowly and with less force. This causes the blood pressure to drop because the blood is putting less force on the vessels.
If you have been taking beta blockers and then stop using them, you may have increased asthma symptoms, lowered good cholesterol levels or an increased heart rate. Beta blockers are a good example of why, if you rely on pharmaceutical management for your high blood pressure, you may end up having to take these drugs for the rest of your life. The rebound when you go off the drugs can be dramatic, and should only occur under the supervision of a physician.
Other side effects of beta blockers can include insomnia, cold hands and feet, tiredness and depression. People who have diabetes need to be monitored very carefully if they are taking insulin along with beta blockers.
ACE INHIBITORS – Angiotensin Converting Enzyme inhibitors, also known as ACE inhibitors, prevent the formation of a chemical, angiotensin II, which causes the blood vessels to narrow. Taking an ACE inhibitor can help the blood vessels relax, allowing blood to flow more easily.
Side effects of ACE inhibitors can include skin rashes, loss of your sense of taste, or a chronic, dry cough. In rare instances kidney damage can occur.
Other similar drugs include the angiotensin II receptor blockers, which shield blood vessels from angiotensin, allowing the blood vessels to widen, and calcium channel blockers, which keep calcium from moving into the muscle cells of the blood vessels and heart, allowing vessels to relax and blood pressure to go down.
Both of these types of drugs may cause dizziness, while the calcium channel blockers can also lead to heart palpitations, headaches, swollen ankles, constipation and varied other problems depending on the particular type of ACE inhibitor you are taking.
ALPHA BLOCKERS – Alpha blockers reduce nerve impulses to the blood vessels. Without the impulses, the muscles cannot contract. This relaxes the blood vessels, allowing blood to fow more easily and the blood pressure to be reduced.
When you frst take an alpha blocker, you may have a huge dip in blood pressure that causes dizziness and can make you feel faint. After continued use of the drug, side effects may include headaches, nausea, weakness, pounding heart, weight gain and increase of “bad” cholesterol. Some studies have even shown that alpha blockers can cause heart failure when used longterm—exactly one of the conditions you are trying to prevent by treating your high blood pressure!
Sometimes alpha and beta blockers are combined to make for a safer treatment plan, but all of the same side effects and potential problems are still there
VASODILATORS – Vasodilators, also known as blood vessel dilators, open the blood vessels by relaxing the muscle in the vessel walls, allowing blood pressure to go down. These drugs are usually used with other blood pressure reducing drugs for best results.
These drugs can cause headaches, swelling around the eyes, heart palpitations or aches and pains in the joints. These symptoms usually go away after a couple of weeks.
One vasodilator you may have heard of is Minoxidil, which is also marketed as a hair growth stimulator. It should not be a surprise, then, that a side effect of taking it for high blood pressure is hair growth. Another is extreme weight gain. It is only used in very severe cases of high blood pressure that do not respond to other treatments.
A WARNING ABOUT STOPPING DRUGS FOR HYPERTENSION If your doctor has prescribed a blood-pressure lowering drug or combination of drugs for you and you are currently taking them, it is important that you do not stop all at once or without consulting your doctor. As previously mentioned, it is possible to cause health problems by coming off the drugs, and you certainly do not want to make your problems worse by playing doctor yourself.
Talk to your doctor about your preference to manage your blood pressure with lifestyle changes and alternative “natural” treatments, and the two of you can develop a plan for getting you off the blood pressure drugs—if your high blood pressure is not too severe—without further harming your health.
If you are not already on one or more of these drugs, the next chapter, Natural Treatments for High Blood Pressure, offers more natural ways to control your blood pressure. Armed with the information in that chapter, you can work—in coordination with your health care provider—to develop a plan to manage your high blood pressure, using the least medication necessary to achieve the goal.
Bone Broth: How to Make It and 6 Reasons Why You Should!
Is organic bone broth good for you? Bone broth is rich in minerals that help build and strengthen your bones. It also contains many other healthy nutrients, including vitamins, amino acids, and essential fatty acids. Read More!
How to make bone broth:
Making bone broth is very simple.
There are many recipes online, but most people don’t even use a recipe.
All you really need is a large pot, water, vinegar, and bones.
To get you started, here’s an easy recipe you can follow:
Ingredients: *1 gallon (4 liters) of water
*2 tbsp (30 mL) apple cider vinegar
*2–4 pounds (about 1–2 kg) of animal bones
*Salt and pepper, to taste
Place all ingredients in a large pot or slow cooker.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce to a simmer and cook for 12–24 hours. The longer it cooks, the better it will taste and more nutritious it will be.
Allow the broth to cool. Strain it into a large container and discard the solids.
In order to make the most nutritious broth, it’s best to use a variety of bones — marrow bones, oxtail, knuckles, and feet. You can even mix and match bones in the same batch.
Adding vinegar is important because it helps pull all of the valuable nutrients out of the bones and into the water, which is ultimately what you will be consuming.
You can also add vegetables, herbs, or spices to your broth to enhance the flavor.
Common additions include garlic, onion, celery, carrot, parsley, and thyme. These can be added right away in step one.
As you can see, bone broth is incredibly easy to make. The following sections list six reasons you might want to try it.
Collagen Meet the protein behind healthy skin and joints! By Elizabeth Bradley, MD, Medical Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine.
Collagen is a protein — the most plentiful protein in your body. It’s in your muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, organs, blood vessels, skin, intestinal lining and other connective tissues. While you can’t measure your collagen level, you can tell when it’s falling. Collagen decreases as you get older, contributing to: • Wrinkles and crepey skin • Stiffer, less flexible tendons and ligaments • Shrinking, weakening muscles • Joint pain or osteoarthritis due to worn cartilage • Gastrointestinal problems due to thinning of the lining in your digestive tract “Aside from aging, the top reason people don’t have enough collagen is poor diet,” Dr. Bradley says. “Your body can’t make collagen if it doesn’t have the necessary elements.”
The best collagen-boosting food: In addition to healthy servings of foods packed with protein, vitamins and minerals, Dr. Bradley recommends her favorite collagen-boosting brew: bone broth. You can buy it in grocery stores or make it yourself.
Bone broth draws collagen out of beef, chicken or fish bones, leaving a flavorful liquid that you can drink straight up or use in other dishes. Most bone broth recipes require slowly simmering bones in water — on the stove or in a crockpot — for one or two days.
“I recommend buying only organic bone broth, or cooking broth from the bones of only organically raised animals,” Dr. Bradley says. “You don’t want the residue of pesticides, antibiotics and other contaminants in your broth.”
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Eat Fish 1:10
Eat Citrus Fruits 1:45
Eat Walnuts 2:17
Eat Flaxseed 2:49
Eat Turmeric 3:30
Drink Green Tea 3:55
Eat Cinnamon 4:29
Eat Pomegranates 5:05
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These foods will clean your arteries naturally and reduce cholesterol, which will help prevent a heart attack. Having healthy arteries means preventing the likelihood of heart attacks and strokes. The British Heart Foundation notes that there are those who have blocked arteries or atherosclerosis and are simply unaware of it. They only become aware of it once they develop symptoms like angina or claudication. Sadly, the first time that someone realizes they suffer from this is when they experience something like a stroke or a heart attack.
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Eat Fish 1:10 Fish. The first food that you should start consuming more is fish. Fish has a ton of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. These acids are known to have positive influences on blood cholesterol levels which ultimately leads to clogged arteries. In a study done by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it was found that women who ate two or more servings of fatty fish had better cardiovascular health. Some fish you can turn to are herring, tuna, trout, mackerel, and salmon!
Eat Citrus Fruits 1:45 Citrus fruit. In a study published in Arya Atherosclerosis, citrus fruit was found to have significantly reduced systolic blood pressure. It also reduces stenosis. Back in the 18th century, they even used citrus to treat scurvy. Eating oranges and grapefruit in particular, according to a study by the University of Southern California Department of Preventive Medicine, foods that are high in viscous fiber, protect your arteries from clogging.
Eat Walnuts 2:17 Walnuts. A study conducted by Yale University’s Prevention Research Center found that. On top of that, according to Drweil.com, “Spanish researchers recently reported that eating about eight shelled walnuts worked better than olive oil at protecting arteries from damage that can follow a meal high in saturated fat.
Eat Flaxseed 2:49 Flaxseed. If you aren’t a fan of flaxseed, you should start getting used to them. They have a ton of health benefits to them, one is helping the health of your arteries. A study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology concluded that flaxseed could have strong beneficial effects in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Health.clevelandclinic.org notes that Flaxseeds have “omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and phytoestrogens that boost heart health”.
Eat Turmeric 3:30 Turmeric. When it comes to the health of your arteries and heart, Turmeric should be your best friend. Turmericforhealth.com writes that there have been over 200 research studies that have looked into the therapeutic efficacy of Turmeric and curcumin in various heart conditions. Not only does it protect the heart, but it also fights different metabolic conditions that play a factor in the development of heart diseases.
Drink Green Tea 3:55 Green Tea. According to health.harvard.edu, there have been a number of studies that have looked at the possible link between green tea and cardiovascular disease. A study of 40,530 Japanese adults found that those who drank more than five cups of green tea a day had a 26% lower risk of death from heart attack or stroke and a 16% lower risk of death from all causes than people who drank less than one cup of green tea a day.
Eat Cinnamon 4:29 Cinnamon. There are a ton of different health benefits to eating cinnamon in its natural form. It’s considered an antioxidant, it has anti-inflammatory properties and it can also cut the risk of heart disease. A meta-analysis of the research available conducted by the College of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences, in Pomona California, concluded that cinnamon can have the effect of reducing cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.
Eat Pomegranates 5:05 – Pomegranates, both in the laboratory and in clinical studies, pomegranate has proven to avert a number of pathological changes that are associated with cardiovascular disease.
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