4 Reasons Why You Can Lower Blood Pressure Even if it's in Your Genetics

4 Reasons Why You Can Lower Blood Pressure Even if it's in Your Genetics

Have you ever felt defeated from trying everything but still having high blood pressure?

Are genetics to blame?

Yep, they definitely play a role...

...However, I've reviewed over 30 studies showing that your blood pressure can be lowered naturally even if it's in your genetics and help you use less medications.

In this episode of The Lower Numbers Show you'll learn:

  • 4 reasons why you can still lower you blood pressure naturally even if one parent or both parents have high blood pressure

  • What simple exercise can prevent high blood pressure by 40% even if it's in your genetics

  • A healthy lifestyle score that brings numbers down

  • The dramatic dietary change results without cutting sodium and without weight loss

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Best Diet to Reverse High Blood Pressure

Best Diet to Reverse High Blood Pressure

What is the best diet to reverse high blood pressure?

In this episode of The Lower Numbers Show, I share with you:

  • 7 dietary tips to help get those numbers lowered and in control

  • Discover the difference between making drastic changes and small changes

  • The most important thing when making changes to your diet

  • Blood sugar and blood pressure connection (even if your blood sugar numbers are perfect)

  • The two most important nutrient categories to focus on

  • How to get started making changes to your diet (because it's hard!)

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Does Garlic Lower Blood Pressure? Who, What, & When to Supplement

Does Garlic Lower Blood Pressure? Who, What, & When to Supplement

Have you heard of people eating crushed raw garlic or take garlic supplements and wondered, would a garlic supplement help me lower my blood pressure?

In this episode of The Lower Numbers Show you'll learn:

  • When to add on a supplement, hint, it's not your first option

  • Research behind garlic and how much could you expect your blood pressure to lower

  • Side effects of taking garlic

  • Drug interactions to watch out for if starting garlic

  • Who should take garlic

  • How long to be on garlic before making the decision to stay with it for life or stop it

  • Pharmacist based garlic supplement recommendation

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3 Mistakes Explaining Why Losing Weight Doesn't Lower Your Numbers

3 Mistakes Explaining Why Losing Weight Doesn't Lower Your Numbers

In this episode of The Lower Numbers Show, I share with you 3 mistakes that explain why your numbers don’t come down even if you’ve lost weight.

You’ll learn:

  • Why eating less might work for weight loss but doesn’t work for lowering your numbers

  • The types of foods you should be eating instead cottage cheese, egg whites, and turkey bacon.

  • The biggest exercise mistake when trying to lose weight and lower numbers

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Can I lower My Numbers Enough to Get Off Medications? Part 2: Blood Sugar

Can I lower My Numbers Enough to Get Off Medications? Part 2: Blood Sugar

Have you ever wondered... can I lower my blood sugar enough to get off medication?

In this episode of The Lower Numbers Show you'll learn:

  • Blood sugar values for Normal, Prediabetes, and Diabetic diagnosis

  • The difference between measuring A1C, fasting blood sugar, non-fasting blood sugar

  • How to lower your A1C

  • What causes your blood sugar to be high

  • How to reverse insulin resistance and lower your blood sugar to get off medication

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The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain

The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain

You know that you can have gastrointestinal symptoms when you’re stressed or nervous. We’ve all experienced that.

But, you may have also heard about the "gut-brain connection." That your gastrointestinal system, lovingly called the "gut," not only talks to your brain (yes, talks "to" your brain) but is kind of its own brain (a "second brain").

And that it may influence your actual brain.

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The Stress Mess: How It Messes With Your Health

The Stress Mess: How It Messes With Your Health

Ahhh, the "stress mess."

Does stress make you feel a bit off? Do you notice negative health effects when stress is the worst? Maybe it affects your sleep, or maybe you get sick more often.

Yes, stress can definitely mess with your health.

Today I talk about some of the telltale (and not-so-obvious) signs that stress is messing with your health.

Oh, and I have relaxing recipe for you (two ingredients - no stress!).

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The True Health Benefits of Exercise for Your Heart, Brain, Muscles, & Bones

The True Health Benefits of Exercise for Your Heart, Brain, Muscles, & Bones

“Move more” has been a common mantra for health for decades. But, what does that even mean? What kind of exercise counts? How much do I need?

Maybe the biggest question here is: “What are the true health benefits, anyway?”

In this week's post, I want to share with you the real, proven health benefits of exercise. Because there are some; there actually are lots!

Plus, if you do heavy workouts and need a replenishing drink, I’ve included a delicious recipe for you too.

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Turmeric - Is it Really a Miracle Spice? Is it OK if You Have High Blood Pressure or Diabetes?

Turmeric - Is it Really a Miracle Spice? Is it OK if You Have High Blood Pressure or Diabetes?

Turmeric is touted as a superfood and miracle spice. It's delicious, and one of its "active ingredients" curcumin has been studied like crazy. It has antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory properties, and many other great health benefits.

In this week’s post I go over:

  • The difference between turmeric and curcumin.

  • Turmeric's amazing health benefits.

  • How to get the most out of your turmeric.

  • Things to consider before running out to buy yourself curcumin supplements.

Not to mention my weekly whole-food dairy- and gluten-free recipe! Can you guess which famous turmeric recipe I've created my version of?

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I'm Sick. What Can I Do (Naturally) & What OTCs are Safe For High Blood Pressure & Diabetes

I'm Sick. What Can I Do (Naturally) & What OTCs are Safe For High Blood Pressure & Diabetes

Oh, the dreaded common cold. There are lots of natural ways to keep your body and immune system strong throughout the year. Things like nutrition/foods, lifestyle, and habits.

But, getting sick is still a possibility.

I wanted to share with you my best tips to help you prevent getting sick, and how to recover quickly… naturally.

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The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners- Do They Raise Blood Sugar & Blood Pressure?

The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners- Do They Raise Blood Sugar & Blood Pressure?

You probably know the negative health effects of eating too much sugar, especially "added sugars" like in soda pop, candy, baked goods, and many commercially-available cereals, just to name a few.  

Added sugar is hiding just about everywhere in the grocery store.

Yes, ingesting refined sugar spikes your blood sugar and insulin, and increases your risk for a whole host of issues.

A while ago, one of the food industry’s responses to the demand for lower-calorie foods that still taste great, was artificial sweeteners.

The idea behind them is that you can still get the sweetness, without the calories; like when you have a “diet pop” versus a regular one.

Theoretically, this was going to help people maintain a healthy body weight, and hopefully not increase anyone’s risk of heart disease, diabetes, or obesity.

But, it doesn’t always work out the way we think it will...

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Does the supplement Berberine help with blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol?

Does the supplement Berberine help with blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol?

Have you ever heard of Berberine? Yeah, me either until I kept getting asked about it over in free community Facebook group.

When I first heard about Berberine, I honestly was like ‘oh no here’s another quick fix solution.’ But, after I reviewed a couple of studies showing proof that Berberine was effective to lower blood pressure, I decided to check it out further because I also saw the data for lowering blood sugar and cholesterol.

Watch and read more in this post.

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Will the Sunshine Vitamin Help Your High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, & Cholesterol? Find Out in this Vitamin D Workshop

Will the Sunshine Vitamin Help Your High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, & Cholesterol? Find Out in this Vitamin D Workshop

Have you heard about Vitamin D before? I’m sure you have. It’s like the new Vitamin C.

I bet you even take a Vitamin D supplement on a regular basis, but do you really know whether you should be taking it or not? Is it supposed to help lower your blood pressure?

Let’s break it down and take a look at the latest research on Vitamin D’s role in high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and cholesterol.

At the end of the training, you’ll know exactly whether to take a Vitamin D supplement or to save money and skip it.

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5 Reasons to Explain Your Slow Metabolism

5 Reasons to Explain Your Slow Metabolism

If you've gained weight and/or feel cold and tired it may just be that you have a slow metabolism.

The next question of course is “why is my metabolism slow”?

Well, that's a great question!  Since your metabolism is how your body takes food and oxygen and uses it to fuel all of its biochemical reactions there are a lot of things that can slow it down.

In this post we'll talk about five common reasons your metabolism could be slow including: thyroid hormones, history of dieting, size and body composition, activity level, and lack of sleep.  I've also included a tip that you can try for each one of these possible “metabolism busters”.

Plus I'll share one of my delicious thyroid-loving mineral-containing recipes that you can make for breakfast or dessert.

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