Hypertension: Nutritional Support Protocol
Hypertension is caused most of the time by lifestyle habits that need improving. Mainstream medicine looks to the quick fix with an array of anti-hypertensive drugs that can work, but at the price of a multitude of known and as yet unknown side effects that can be lifethreatening. Most people with hypertension can get off of their drugs if they will adopt a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Saputo recommends getting started with lifestyle, dietary changes, and supplements to start the process of lowering your blood pressure.
*Dr. Saputo recommends the Lifestyle, Dietary, and Supplement protocols listed below as considerations for treatment for Hypertension. All the information on this site is intended solely for educational purposes exclusively for your health care practitioner to consider with you. It is neither ethical nor appropriate for any health care practitioner to give medical advice to anyone who is not their patient.
Hypertension: Nutritional Support Protocol
1. Avoid stress and extra obligations.
2. Avoid alcohol consumption and smoking.
3. Participate in a regular balanced exercise program that includes wearing a pedometer to ensure that you collect steps and move more. High intensity short bursts (20-60 seconds) of activity during the day are recommended to enhance growth hormone release. Also engage in resistance training that works all major muscle groups (work each group at least 2 times a week).
4. Avoid stimulants such as ephedra, guarana and caffeine.
5. Check for cadmium toxicity.
6. Test heavy metal levels and detoxify if indicated.
7. Dr. Saputo also recommends that you take our Hypertension Assessment
1. Eat 4 fresh celery sticks every day. Include fresh garlic and onions in your diet.
2. If needed, add PaleoFiber to reach the recommended 50 grams of fiber per day. Gradually increase your fiber intake up to this dose. Be sure to increase your water intake as well.
3. Consume 10 servings of vegetables/fruits every day (6 vegetables and 4 fruits). Use dark berries such as blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, cranberries, boysenberries and red grapes (1⁄2 cup of fruit = 1 serving). Add 1-2 servings of PaleoGreens and PaleoReds daily, if you are unable to get all 10 servings from food alone.
4. Increase the amount of omega 3 fatty acids in your diet (i.e. large cold water fish), green leafy vegetables, walnuts and pumpkin seeds, decrease saturated fat avoid trans fatty acids (hydrogenated margarines and vegetable oils) and increase monounsaturated fats (olive oil and olives).
5. Avoid artificial sweeteners, aspartame, Splenda® and saccharin (Equal®, NutraSweet®);; use stevia, cinnamon and xylitol as sweeteners (1⁄2 teaspoon 2-3 times per day).
6. Drink at least 100 ounces of filtered, bottled or distilled water every day. In addition, drink 2-3 cups of green tea (naturally decaffeinated).
In addition to the nutrition and lifestyle program recommended by Dr. Saputo, he also recommends the following targeted supplement protocol.
HTN Complex: 2 capsules twice per day (maintenance support protocol)
Magnesium Malate Chelate: 1 tablet twice per day
QAvail Nano 200 mg: 1 softgel per day
Arginine: 2 capsules twice per day
K+2 Potassium: 2 capsules twice per day
OmegAvail Ultra: 2 softgels twice per day
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Are you one of the millions of people who have hypertension? Would you be surprised to find out that you may be a candidate for simple lifestyle changes that might get you off medication?
This overview of hypertension defines what it is, how to diagnose it, its complications, causes, and treatment. Hypertension is often over-diagnosed when taken in the doctor's office; home blood pressures are far more reliable. Pre-hypertension, which is an arbitrarily made up disease, is defined and possible solutions for mild hypertension are offered. It is not necesssarily a lifelong disease and lifestyle changes including diet and exercise do a lot to control your blood pressure.
Magnesium Malate Chelate 120 tablets
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This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Product Contains: Magnesium (as Di-Magnesium Malate, TRAACS® Magnesium Glycinate Chelate Buffered) 500 mg