Guest author Kandice Linwright explores natural alternatives to lower blood pressure…High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects one in four adults in the U.S. and is responsible for myriad health problems that come right along with it. It increases your risk of heart disease and stroke; risk factors for high blood pressure include obesity, smoking, poor diet and genetics.
The conventional medical industry has done such a great job teaching us that heart disease is caused by high cholesterol levels. Its teachings are misleading and are done to mostly benefit itself and its affiliates. If high cholesterol is the main cause of heart disease, then why do Eskimos have very little cases of heart disease? Eskimos consume a lot of whale and seal blubber; therefore, they have very high levels of saturated fat in their bodies. The high levels of saturated fat also contributes to high levels of cholesterol.
High cholesterol is becoming a worldwide pandemic because of two things, fatty and unhealthy diet. Thanks to the junk food and fast food industry, people all over the world are becoming more like Americans. As Americans, we are one of the top countries with cholesterol problems. Unless we change our diets and stop relying on fast food, future generations will follow our footsteps and become high cholesterol magnets. Fortunately, high cholesterol can be fix without the use of harmful drugs.
Red yeast rice (also known as xuezhikang extract) is a by-product of yeast (monascus purpureus). According to a study from the American Journal of Cardiology, this red grain may help fight off heart disease. The study shown that people who took red yeast rice after a heart attack had a 45 percent reduced risk of another one. One of the main natural ingredients responsible for fighting off heart disease is an enzyme called lovastatin. This enzyme is believed by scientists to inhibit HMG-CoA reductase which is an enzyme that triggers cholesterol production.
Dietary fiber is one of the most important nutrients for your body because it helps regulate your digestive system and flushes out toxins. Having a healthy digestive system is important for energy because it allows better absorption of nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals.