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Strategies to Prevent Hypertension

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  • About one in three American adults have hypertension (high blood pressure), which increases your risk for heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, end-stage kidney disease, and more
  • Elevated insulin and leptin levels are typically the cause of hypertension, so implementing strategies to normalize these levels are the first step to resolving hypertension
  • Consider intermittent fasting if you are overweight and have high blood pressure as this is a profoundly effective way to normalize blood pressure
  • Avoid processed foods, as most are loaded with sugar/fructose, processed salt, and harmful fats like trans fat and damaged omega-6-rich vegetable oils
  • If you're deficient in vitamin D, your arteries are likely stiffer than they should be, and your blood pressure may run high as a result. This holds true even if you're considered generally "healthy"

By Dr. Mercola

About one in three American adults have hypertension (high blood pressure), and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hypertension is "the second greatest public health threat" in the US.


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