Monday, October 15, 2018

Blood Pressure Is Not Just A Lab Result! #1 Herb for Heart Health

Why prescription drugs should be your last choice for treating heart problems! Taking a little pill is easier but IS Not the best answer to achieve real heart health and functioning. Your heart problems are not due to a deficiency of prescription drugs.

"Some common side effects of high blood pressure medicines include: Cough. Diarrhea or constipation. Dizziness or lightheartedness. Erection problems. Feeling nervous. Feeling tired, weak, drowsy, or a lack of energy. Headache. Nausea or vomiting." from Web MD.

Blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides are not just numbers on your blood work results. 

They show the state of your most important organ, your heart. In a fetus, the heart develops before the brain so that this whole tiny body inside you can receive oxygen and nutrients through the blood system. It is not just an organ that pumps blood but the center of emotions and emotional health. The heart sends chemical messages to the brain and tells it when something hurtful occurs. That then tells the brain to record this event as scary or traumatic. Your heart is not just a functional organ but the seat of our emotions.  This is why people will say I am heartbroken with the death of my husband or he broke her heart.' Broken heart syndrome' is a real physical change to heart function from grief and death of a loved one. 

Broken heart syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Nov 5, 2016 - Broken heart syndrome is a temporary heart condition that's often brought on by stressful situations, such as the death of a loved one. The condition can also be triggered by a serious physical illness or surgery. People with broken heart syndrome may have sudden chest pain or think they're having a heart attack."
 "Broken heart syndrome may be misdiagnosed as a heart attack because the symptoms and test results are similar. In fact, tests show dramatic changes in rhythm and blood substances that are typical of a heart attack. But unlike a heart attack, there’s no evidence of blocked heart arteries in broken heart syndrome.

In broken heart syndrome, a part of your heart temporarily enlarges and doesn’t pump well, while the rest of your heart functions normally or with even more forceful contractions. Researchers are just starting to learn the causes, and how to diagnose and treat it.

The bad news: Broken heart syndrome can lead to severe, short-term heart muscle failure.
The good news: Broken heart syndrome is usually treatable. Most people who experience it make a full recovery within weeks, and they’re at low risk for it happening again (although in rare cases in can be fatal)."
Your heart reacts to all your emotions and stimuli around you. It takes account of the life events that take place in your life. Your heart is the first organ to evaluate what is going around you.
Imbalanced blood pressure is due to the effect of emotional health, stress, life style, diet and genes.   So when we address the health of the heart we have to address emotional health.

How is your emotional health? I know mine was a disaster while taking care of my father in law for three years. So was my husband's.  

Standard medicine does not address the root causes of heart problems period. A doctor prescribes a prescription drug that through chemical means brings down the blood pressure. This includes side effects, serious ones. 
He has no time to deal with your eating habits, lifestyle, emotional or mental reasons you may have high blood pressure. Most of them don't even ask you about it.  On their entry forms to see a new doctor, they never ask you if you are experiencing stress or stressful events. This should be one of the most important questions if you are experiencing heart problems. Diet is another one they don't ask about except smoking, drinking, and exercise. You are told to write down the drugs and herbs you take.  I wrote down on that question," I do take herbs, am an herbalist for 37 years, and know far more about them than you do." and leave it at that. I take no drugs at 67 so they don't say much. Nurses and doctors do not enjoy my visit. I challenge them on many issues. Western or Standard medicine fails you in that it does not address your root causes for your illness. They have 15 min to see you as a patient and dispensing drug prescriptions is their answer to everything. 
Herbal medicine tries to root out the real issue behind the heart problems with questions? Have you had excessive stress? What is your diet like? Do you exercise?  How do you relax? Questions that tell the real root of the blood pressure and other heart problems.  Then their suggest lifestyle changes including herbs and alternative therapies such as massage, meditation or yoga.  

Then comes herbs as complements to your lifestyle changes.

The #1 herb for all heart issues is Hawthorne Berries!  

Hawthorn is a heart tonic used for hundreds of years, even today by doctors in Europe for heart problems. This herb is prescribed daily in Europe by doctors!

It helps get oxygen to the heart and from the heart through the body. It seems to help heal the heart as a whole, supporting its functions and healing imbalances to this all important organ.

It contains tannins and other components that tone the muscles of the heart helping them to work as God intended.  Hawthorn lowers heart rate and blood pressure by helping the heart to heal and work more effectively.  

This is from Wed MD," How does Hawthorne work?

"Hawthorn can help improve the amount of blood pumped out of the heart during contractions, widen the blood vessels, and increase the transmission of nerve signals.

Hawthorn also seems to have blood pressure-lowering activity, according to early research. It seems to cause relaxing of the blood vessels farther from the heart. It seems that this effect is due to a component in hawthorn called proanthocyanidin.

Research suggests that hawthorn can lower cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad cholesterol”), and triglycerides (fats in the blood). It seems to lower accumulation of fats in the liver and the aorta (the largest artery in the body, located near the heart). Hawthorn fruit extract may lower cholesterol by increasing the excretion of bile, reducing the formation of cholesterol, and enhancing the receptors for LDLs. It also seems to have antioxidant activity." "

Here are some patient input results on Web MD to review regarding Hawthorne and its effectiveness.

Notes on the use of herbs for health problems below:

  • Don't expect to take this herb and get  immediate results.It could takes days, weeks, or months. It may not work if your lifestyle is not improved such as cutting out sugar or fast food. The proper dose is important for results so consult a holistic doctor to make sure you are taking a dose based on your individual health and lifestyle.This is a deadly serous issue that needs to be dealt with properly.
  • If you have blocked arteries, are in the middle of a heart attack, having heart attack symptoms, heart abnormalities or or in critical shape...see a doctor or go to ER.  Know the real state of your heart health through a physical and lab work by a doctor.
Important Note To Read!

Do not take hawthorn berries and drugs together without the supervision of your doctor. The use of hawthorn berries can reduce the need for your prescription drugs. Do not stop heart medications without your doctors supervision. He needs to help you reduce your heart medication safely. Never stop heart medications cold turkey. 

Next article is on the second most effective herb to normalize your heart function, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Kate Freer, The Herbladyisin
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