A Healthquest Podcast by Steve Lankford
Most of us know the importance of managing blood pressure. Long-term high blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease and strokes. Many people use medications to manage high blood pressure and in some cases, this is critical to reducing risks associated with high blood pressure. But do not kid yourself; reducing high blood pressure by using drugs does not fix your problem. While it may reduce your risk, you are not closer to having healthy arteries and a naturally healthy blood pressure. This is where nutrition and lifestyle are critical.
A healthy blood pressure is dependent on a lot of factors and you need to evaluate your level of risk. What are the factors over which you have control? Which of them are you willing and able to change? If you focus on reducing your risk by improving your cardiac and arterial health, then you will discover the many nutritional compounds which can contribute to actual better health. Remember this key point: drugs will help manage the markers of your disease and this may reduce your risks in some way, BUT drugs do not help you have better arteries, or healthier blood, or stronger cardiac function. Only by nourishing your body, can you expect to maintain healthier cells, tissues and function.
In this interview, Dr. Stephen Sinatra discusses how you can naturally manage blood pressure. As a metabolic cardiologist, he is well qualified to discuss how you can use lifestyle and nutrition to naturally improve and maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Dr. Sinatra has decades of treating patients medically with a diet and lifestyle component. He has also detailed his approach in the numerous books.
Steve Lankford is the host of HealthQuestPodcast.com. Steve has over 40 years of experience in the natural products industry. His passion is helping others develop nutritional programs that work. At HealthQuestPodcast.com, Steve interviews the experts in the fields of science and nutrition. His in depth explorations and consumer friendly style are designed help listeners learn about the science of nutrition. His guests are some of the most respected experts in the natural products industry.
To learn more, visit HealthQuestPodcast.com.
NOTE: The statements presented in this podcast should not be considered medical advice or a way to diagnose or treat any disease or illness. Dietary supplements do not treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always seek the advice of a medical professional before adding a dietary supplement to (or removing one from) your daily regimen. WholeFoods Magazine does not endorse any specific brand or product.
Posted on WholeFoods Magazine Online, 1/6/16