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sick from pharmaceuticals

Can anyone tell me natural or homeopathic ways to lower BP, Cholesterol, triglycerides and lipids without Pharma med's.
Thanks and be well!
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I suggest speaking to your Doctor first!
3 cups of Hibiscus tea can lower blood pressure by as much as 7 points.
1. stop the salt and check the sodium content on labels. 2. If you're overweight then you need to diet. 3. No stimulants like coffee 4. make sure you're getting enough sleep. 5. Take a slow deep breath, then exhale just as slowly. Can you take fewer than 10 breaths a minute? Research suggests breathing that slowly for a few minutes a day is enough to help some people nudge down bad blood pressure.

Cholesterol and Triglyceride Lowering Foods
Mushrooms
especially the maitake, shiitake, and reishi varieties.

Dark Chocolate (
Only real cacao contains flavonols, so look for chocolate that boasts a high percentage of cacao (60 percent or more). it lowers unhealthy LDL cholesterol and prevents plaque from building up in your arteries.

Pomegranates
Pomegranates can reduce plaque.

Eggs
People avoid the yolks because of cholesterol, but yolks contain choline, which helps protect heart and brain function and prevents cholesterol and fat from accumulating in the liver.

Almonds
Almonds are loaded with fiber and monounsaturated fat, eating 1.5 ounces of most nuts, including almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.

Garlic
lowers total cholesterol and triglyceride levels, Two to three cloves a day.

Fish and Fish Oil
The American Heart Association recommends that adults eat at least two fish meals per week, especially wild salmon, herring, and sardines, because those varieties provide the most heart-healthy omega 3s.

Blueberries
blueberries are loaded with antioxidants I suggest WILD Blueberries (buy them frozen)

Apples
have antioxidants quercetin and catechin, which protect cells from damage  that means a reduced risk of and cardiovascular disease, eat the skin. Research shows that the apple peel contains five times more polyphenols

Avocados
contain healthful monounsaturated fat, which has been linked to a reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

Oat Meal and check cereals that they contain 100% Whole Grains.
Try not to buy any Wheat products.
Exercise!!
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Thank you for the info.
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Blood pressure and cholesterol are two different problems.  Blood pressure can have all kinds of sources, but cholesterol, except in rare cases of genetic problems, is related to your diet.  I believe both of these problems, if not so high as to be immediately a danger, are best handled naturally than with medication providing the natural approach works.  This means changes in diet, exercise, and taking certain remedies.  Because you have two separate problems, you should probably see a professional such as a naturopath or holistic nutritionist to give you a combined treatment plan, but you can do a lot of research by reading the hundreds of books on this.  A good book to start with is Prescription for Nutritional Healing.  The best supplement I know of for high blood pressure is the linden mistletoe tincture combination from Herb Pharm, but there are many products out there.  For cholesterol, the most important thing is what you stop eating, which is the wrong kind of fat such as hydrogenated vegetable oil, and what you eat instead, such as fatty wild fish or flax seeds and hemp seeds, foods high in the good cholesterol.  By the way, oat meal can never be a whole grain -- by definition, oatmeal is a partially cooked and broken piece off the whole grain, which would be whole oats, but for cholesterol the most important part here is the insoluble fiber or the oat bran.  There isn't much of this in quick oatmeal, a little in rolled oats, more in steel or stone cut oats, and the most in whole oats, which almost nobody eats anymore.  But you can just buy the oat bran and sprinkle it on your cereal.  Antioxidants are very important for keeping cholesterol from sticking to your blood vessels, which is why the bad cholesterol is bad -- it oxidizes quickly.  Leafy green vegetables in abundance are the best way to get antioxidants, along with berries.  While avocados are "good" for you, they are are high in fat, so use in moderation.  Don't overdo the fruit, either, unless you live in the tropics -- just a good amount as they are very high in sugar, a problem vegetables don't have.  But this is complicated, so again, a lot of homework and then seeing a professional will get you started on how to deal with this.  If you have a good local health food store, and I don't mean a chain of any kind, you might get some good ideas as well, but these are few and far between nowadays.  Good luck.
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Also, although dark chocolate is quite beneficial, that's the chocolate and not a candy bar, which contains other things such as palm oil and sugar which are not so good for you in any abundance.  And plain dark chocolate, the way it's traditionally used in herbal medicine, tastes pretty grim.  So again, moderation here.  But the more chocolate in a product, the less room for other things that you don't want.  Which means a big difference between a supermarket dark chocolate candy bar and one bought at a good health food store.
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As for homeopathy, that's hit and miss, and for that you'd need to see a homeopath or consult with a local group that gathers to learn how to use it.
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I would highly recommend you see a good naturopathic physician. We work with herbal medicines and nutritional medicines as well as your diet to help with cardiovascular issues.
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