Natural Therapies: Cardiologists Examine Alternatives to Halt High Blood Pressure

Some interesting tidbits in today’s Science Daily on natural therapies that lower blood pressure, as discussed by a leading cardiologist. You might be surprised to learn what the “shining star” was!

According to cardiologists Drs. John Bisognano and Kevin Woolf, the “shining star” among supplements is… coenzyme Q10: “Patients with hypertension tend to have lower levels of the enzyme, and a meta-analysis — an overarching analysis of past studies — found that treatment with coenzyme Q10 supplements significantly reduced blood pressure.”

Some other effective supplements and therapies include:
▪ potassium (hey, let’s hear it for Dandelion – naturally high in potassium!)
▪ meditation & Qi Gong
▪ mindful breathing
▪ a hand-held, gripping device that patients grip and squeezing at different levels of resistance, in response to electronic cues (high-tech stress relief!)

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