This is not medical advice I am posting this for educational and informational purposes.
Homeostasis should always be the goal we need balance. Some things in low levels improve health and in high levels they would impact our health negatively.
First hypertension and atherosclerosis are symptoms of an underlying illness that is causing endothelial dysfunction. Hypertension and atherosclerosis are endothelial dysfunction and to stop it and reverse it you have to find the cause.
Hypertension and atherosclerosis is actually endothelial dysfunction. There are many errors in this they see the symptoms as the cause of the illness.
What causes arterial plaque.
Inflammation causes atherosclerotic lesions which cause foam cells to form which adds to the inflammation and can lead to blood clotting. This inflammation can be caused by infection or toxins. This is a result of the of BVDL, AcVDL, and oxLDL which are formed from the up regulation of the LXR and RXR upregulation and overexpression.
Ly6c inflammatory monocyte and their conversion to M2 monocyte drives atherosclerosis regression. STAT6 is required for the conversion.
I should mention foam cells. That is in the later stages of atherosclerosis and is what leads to blood clotting, stroke and cardiac arrest.
This gets deep into lipid and cholesterol metabolism if a person desires to get a deep understanding of cholesterol and how atherosclerosis may occur. I seen many inaccuracies in this though.
This is a blog of a doctor who discusses his observations of heart disease over the years.
There are many things that cause hypertension. It is not high cholesterol or a high fat diet contrary to what they say those things help prevent hypertension. It is balancing those things that matter when it comes to hypertension. Infection, inflammation, stress, nutrient deficiencies, oxidative stress, consumption of too much processed sugar , artificial sweeteners , leaky gut, metabolic issues, toxins like farm chemicals found in our foods especially glyphosate, and an imbalance in our gut bacteria caused by toxins and antibiotics can lead to hypertension.
Many supplements can help with the symptoms but the underlying cause of hypertension still needs addressed and corrected.
Many things they claim are genetic are actually life style or gut microbiome that was inherited and not genetics. I have seen many correct health issues by making the right adjustments in life style and their microbiome. I have also seen some who took the wrong probiotic and added to their health problems. Before taking probiotics a person needs to fully educate themselves on things. Hypertension is a symptoms it is not the illness. I am not going to cover weight loss in this post. Most weight gain indicates an underlying health problem. I posted on the causes and what may help.
Many medical professionals are starting to speak out about the true cause of heart disease.
Fluoroquinolones contribute to heart disease. Many drugs can cause heart disease.
This is a very good video on why hypertension should not cause the panic it does and why people develop hypertension.
Inflammation causes hypertension and high transglutamase levels can cause hypertension.
High C-reactive protein levels causes inflammation. It can be caused by infection and toxins. This can lead to cardiovascular disease. Or eating a lot of processed foods.
Diabetes and heart disease is symptoms of an underlying health issue. I have posted on diabetes and the causes. The end result is endothelial dysfunction which can be corrected by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress. I have also posted on those.
Urinary marker for oxidative stress. I have posted on oxidative stress and there are other detection methods.
Oxidative stress , endocannabinoid system and atherosclerosis.
Glyphosate which has been found to be high in most of our food supply is one of the number one contributors to high glutamase levels. This cause gluten sensitivity. Glyphosate and antibiotics dysrupt our gut microbiome which can lead to celicac disease.
Inhibiting IL-6 can help with hypertension. IL-6 increases inflammation and is stimulated by infection and injury. IL-6 levels can be raised by infection especially tick born illnesses like Lyme disease.
Most know that peridontal disease has been linked to hypertension.
Infection and oxidative stress can cause high plasma ceremide levels which can lead to cardiovascular disease.
Vaccination has been linked to hypertension.
Vaccines also cause autoimmunity which has been linked to cardiovascular disease.
Information on aldosterone which helps regulate sodium and potassium levels in the body.
Dangers of too much potassium.
Cox inhibition cause salt induced hypertension.
As for salt itself causing hypertension that myth has been busted many times.
UMOD overexpression can cause salt induced hypertension. UMOD overexpression is a sign of urinary infection.
UMOD overexpression is also a sign of kidney injury which can be caused by oxidative stress, nutrient deficiency, bad life style, toxins, farm chemicals like glyphosate even vaccine injury or autoimmunity.
HSP70 can help with those who are sensitive to salt. It can help with salt induced hypertension. I have posted on HSP70. It also prevents thrombosis.
Low sodium diet could have a negative impact on health.
Inhibiting Caveolin-1 helps with hypertension. High Caveolin-1 levels are caused by infection and sepsis.
Salt craving is often a sign of mineral deficiency that is why sea salt can help reduce blood pressure because it can reduce the craving for salt because it has many minerals in it.
Those who have issues with salt may benefit from diuretic foods. But do not over do it. Flushing to many fluids from the body can actually cause high blood pressure from being dehydrated and from and electrolyte imbalance.
Infection can cause hypertension
High oxalates can be formed endogenously, a deficiency in gut bacteria that break them down or from consuming things high in oxalates. If you cook things like kale and spinach in water and then dump the water out most of the oxalates will come out into the water and you will prevent oxalate build up from high oxalate foods.
Antibiotics and farm chemicals found in our food can cause an imbalance in our gut bacteria which can lead to hypertension.
Certain strains of microbiota can pretect us from heart disease.
An imbalance in our gut bacteria can lead to high TMAO levels which can also lead to hypetension.
There are natural and safe ways to inhibit our gut bacterias production of TMAO.
Resveratrol reduce TMAO but cannot be used with those with hepatitis because it activates hepatitis.
I have seen peoples hypertension get worse by taking statins because they deplete CoQ10. CoQ10 deficiency can interfere with sulfation which can lead to hypertension.
Supplementing with CoQ10 can help with hypertension.
High endothelin levels can cause hypertension.
Inhibited bile production can cause high oxLDL levels. Nrf2 is involved in regulating bile. Nrf2 can be a double edged sword. Under some circumstances over activation can contribute to atherosclerosis.
They have found many heart attacks have been caused by taurine deficiency. Taurine deficiency can cause hypertension.
NAC has similar effects as taurine.
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to hypertension. Inhibited vitamin D receptor can cause the body to convert vitamin D and store it in the liver. There are many things that can inhibit the vitamin D receptor like vaccine adjuvants, glyphosate, heavy metals especially mercury and lead. This is why heart attacks occur more frquently in the winter.
Potassium deficiency can cause hypertension. Also too much salt or too much potassium can through our sodium and potassium ratios out of balance.
Foods high in potassium.
Magnesium deficiency can cause heart disease and hypertension.
Thiamine can help prevent heart disease.
There are many nutrient deficiencies that can lead to heart disease.
Vitamin K2 is often overlooked.
Some vitamins taken in high amounts can cause health problems.
Sugar added to food may cause hypertension from salt.
Though sodium bicarbonate has been shown to help with many medical conditions if consumed too much it can cause hypertension.
Sodium bicarbonate mineral water in moderation reduce cholesterol.
Sodium Bicarbonate does help those who have just had a heart attack.
B12 deficiency can cause hypertension and mental illness.
Riboflavon can help with high blood pressure.
Now we know inflammation can result in hypertension and an imbalance in our electrolytes can cause inflammation.
Cortisol can disrupt the balance of our electrolytes. High levels can lead to hypertension. This can be caused by many health issues or stress.
Information on balancing cortisol.
So this indicates that issues with the HPA could cause hypertension.
We cannot exclude pharmaceuticals many of them can induce hypertension.
Insulin resistance can cause hypertension. This can be corrected.
Cytochrome P450 enzymes involved with cholesterol.
Low carbohydrate diet can help restore insulin sensitivity. Diets like this should only be used short term.
Astragalus may help restore insulin sensitivity.
Burdock can help restore insulin levels to normal.
Corn silk helps reduce insulin levels and help prevent cardiovascular disease.
Our gut bacteria also help regulate our glucose levels.
Before jumping into supplements it is a good idea to research how they effect the body what is good for one can be harmful for another.
Stress can cause heart disease. Though we cannot avoid it we can learn to deal with it in a way that will not cause health issues. Also mindful meditation , prayer and participation in religious meeting have been shown to reduce stress. Also listening to music and socializing has been shown to reduce stress.
Gallstones can be caused by many health issues especially issues with high estrogen level, inhibited vitamin D receptor and many other things. If not corrected it can lead to cardiovascular disease.
High TH17 levels can cause hypertension. This can be caused by gut microbiome imbalance, vaccine injury, glyphosate and other farm chemicals. It can also be caused by toxins especially heavy metals.
Metabolic issues can cause hypertension.
Plants that may help with metabolic syndrome.
BH4 issues can cause hypertension. I have posted on BH4.
Folate is needed for BH4 production.
Toxins like glyphosate, antbiotics especially fluorquinolones and mercury can negatively impact the sulfur status in the body. It is important in the regulation of our blood pressure.
Sulfur deficiency can lead to many health problems.
H2S help regulate blood pressure. In low amounts it reduce blood pressure and when levels are high it can lead to high blood pressure. Gut dysbiosis and over production endogenously can cause excess H2S which can lead to hypertension.
It is not mentioned in this study but the sulfur digesting bacteria will break down inulin if you have gut dysbiosis. Inulin usually has good effects on our health but with gut dysbiosis consuming inulin can increase H2S levels causing them to get too high.
Issues with our antioxidant system can cause hypertension. This can be caused by infection, toxins, even stress.
I usually do not promote allopathic medicines because they usually do more harm then good but studies on Ebselen shows it can help restore the antioxidant system and has many other help benefits.
Intersting article on homones and the pituitary.
Atherosclerosis causes hypertension, most know inflammation and oxidative stress cause it along with infection. But processed sugar also causes atherosclerosis.
G6PD overexpression can cause excess oxidative stress.
Information on oxidative stress.
Reducing oxidative stress can reduce blood pressure.
Copper deficiency can cause cardiovascular disease.
Copper Toxicity can cause hypertension
High histamines can cause the blood vessels to leak. The body will seal the leaks with calcium resulting in atherosclerosis. Histamines are a result of mast cell degranulation or over consumption of foods that contain histamines or a loss of the histamine reducing bacteria in the gut. There are metabolic issues that cause high histamines.
Detailed description of cholesterol.
High cholesterol protects from infection and atherosclerosis. But if the body cannot get rid of an infection especially one like Lyme disease it can cause atherosclerosis.
Things that help prevent atherosclerosis.
Fruits and Vegetables and plants that help with atherosclerosis.
Low dose vitamin C helps with atherosclerosis but high dose cause it. Another problem with vitamin C it can be harmful to those who are G6PD deficient. Megadoses of vitamin C can cause mineral loss in the body and also breaks down red blood cells which can lead to anemia. Also vitamin C increase iron absorption. Megadoses can lead to iron toxicity.
Be pollen helps prevent atherosclerosis. Unfortunately farm chemicals and GMOs have dramatically reduced the bee population and it is getting harder and harder to get.
This study shows that exercise and purslane seed reduce atherosclerosis but I have seen studies on the plant itself and it has many health benefits and would reduce hypertension.
If you crave junk food it is a sign of leptin resistance which can lead to hypertension.
Methylene Blue is used to reverse sepsis but should not be used by those with G6PD deficiency or high blood pressure.
Ketosis can help with metabolic issues but in some it can cause life threatening ketoacidosis.
Vanillan receptor agonist can help reduce hypertension.
Mugwort helps with hypertension.
Coconut Oil my help with hypertension.
Stinging nettles helps with hypertension.
Kudzu helps with hypertension but cannot be used by those with high estrogen levels because it increases estrogen.
Celery seed helps with hypertension. I know many who reduced their hypertension by juicing celery.
Nattokinase helps with hypertension it can also prevent thrombosis.
Paw Paw can help prevent thrombosis.
Melatonin is great for healing the whole body so I believe it should help with hypertension.
Bacopa helps with hypertension.
Grape seed extract helps with hypertension.
Hawthorne lowers blood pressure. I have seen many of my friends have amazing results using hawthorne.
Hesperiden is a helicase inhibitor it helps fight viruses but has also been shown to help with hypertension. It is found in the white parts of citrus peels.
If you have hypertension marijuana can increase your risk of death.
Biacalin found in plantain herb, fleabane, and sculetaria helps with hypertension by reducing inflammation and fighting infection. It also reduces oxidative stress.
Bacopa is another herb with great healing properties. It helps prevent thrombosis and cardiovascular disease.
Dandelion reduces tryglyceride accumulation.
Rooibos is another tea with great healing abilities. It can prevent thrombosis.
Pyrroloquinolone is amazing at healing, it helped heal the neurological damage I had from Lyme. It has been shown to help with cardiovascular disease and seem like a nutrient that we need. It protects the heart. It is found in green peppers.
Camu Camu reduces inflammation and oxidative stress.
Taxifolin helps with hypertension by reducing oxidative stress.
Nitric Oxide regualtion is important in preventing heart disease.
Syringaresinol helps increase Nitric Oxide. It can be found in radishes, grape wine, Ginkgo nuts, and Panax gensing berries.
Beet root can increase nitric oxide.
Influencing Nitric Oxide is something that has to be done with caution because there is a fine balance in the nitric oxide system that must be maintained.
Anti-hypertensive herbs and how they work.
Thyme helps with hypertension.
Grape seed extract helps with hypertension but those with hepatitis should not take it. It has resveratrol which activates hepatitis.
Self Heal helps with hypertension and helps fight many types of viruses. It works by reducing oxidative stress. It works through the Nrf2 system which has been found to be a target to help in reducing hypertension. It also reduces inflammation.
Antiphospholipid syndrome syndrome is an autoimmune disease that can be caused by infection, vaccine injury, toxins especially heavy metals and the farm chemicals in our food. Instead of throwing drugs at it I believe a person should correct the autoimmunity. I have posted on autoimmunity.
Our food has been fortified with iron and other nutrients to compensate for over farming causing the depletion of minerals and because glyphosate chelates minerals causing food to contain less nutrients. In doing so many have been found to have excess iron in their blood streams. Another thing that can cause iron overload is infection. Some are told to take iron supplements when they already have high levels of iron in their bodies but it is in a form Fe3 that the body cannot use. They will appear to be anemic but when given iron they are adding to the problem. Also many health issues can cause iron overload. Iron overload can lead to hypertension.
Nutrients that reduce hypertension.
There are many natural ACE inhibitors which will help with hypertension until you can address the cause.
Pomegranate is an ACD inhibitor.
Marine sources of ACE inhibitors.
Whole cooked rice is an ACE inhibitor.
Plant sources of ACE inhibitors.
Pea the legume is an ACE inhibitor.
Some may be experiencing proteinuria which is a symptom of BH4 issues or CBS issues. Increasing heparin helps with proteinuria. Heparin resistance can be cause by an Antithrombin deficiency, injury, or high estrogen levels.
Feverfew can reduce hypertension but I do not recommend it because it is addictive and cause toxic withdrawal syndrome which cause super bad headaches. It is very good at fighting colds and the flu but I would not use it for more then three days or so.
Lactoferrin helps reduce hypertension in a variety of ways.
Gouda cheese helps with hypertension.
Wild violet helps with hypertension in a variety of ways.
Omega 3s can help with hypertension but what I found is if over used you may throw your omega 3 and omega 6 levels out of balance and contribute to hypertension. Also if you have porphyria you will have issues taking any type of oil and it needs addressed. I have posted on porphyria.
Medium chain tryglicerides help with many types of illnesses.
Low cholesterol can increase mortality.
Cholesterol prevents autoimmunity.
Low cholesterol damages the brain. To learn more about statins and their negative effects on the brain read my post about it.
Not only that but statins may contribute to heart disease.
As cholesterol levels go up heart disease goes down.
cholesterol is an anti-inflammatory.
Benefits of cholesterol.
There are a lot of myths about fats that are stated by medical professionals as fact and they are not scientifically true. One is fat and cholesterol cause hypertension. They have been promoting the wrong fats as healthy and have been falsely claiming cholesterol causes heart disease. That is why obesity and heart disease rates have climbed dramatically in the United States. One myth is that fats cause hardening of the arteries and that is not true.
Low triglyceride levels increase mortality from stroke and increased risk for heart disease.
Fat consumption does not correlate with lipid levels in blood vessels.
MUFA is good fat.
Saturated fat is good fat.
Cod liver oil in moderation can help with cardiovascular disease.
HDL is considered good cholesterol but it can cause atherosclerosis if lipid peroxidation occurs.
Under the correct conditions HDL prevents inflammation.
Black seed heals many things it has amazing healing abilities.
Trans fatty acids which were promotes as the new fat that was going to prevent obesity and heart disease has been found to cause them.
Lycopene found in the skins of tomatoes has been shown to have many health benefits especially on the heart.
Astaxantin has been shown to provide the brain with energy, it also reduce oxLDL by reduding oxidative stress.
Mediterranean diet can reduce hypertension.
This study discusses balancing pretty much everything.
Cissus helps prevent high blood pressure.
Ajuna helps with hypertension but has many side effects.
Berberine found in barberry helps with diabetes, and heart disease. It reduces tryglyceride levels. It also reduces oxidative stress. Berberine also increases the good gut bacteria that protect the heart and prevent obesity.
Histidine prevents heart injury.
This is one example of how processed food can cause health problems. I posted on how toxic our food is. There are many foods that will cause health problems that are actually considered healthy.
Gingko and Sophora may help with cardiovascular disease because it helps decrease the vasoconsriction response cause by excess histamines and bradykinnins.
Correct breathing methods are needed for healthy blood pressure.
Herbs that can be used during pregnancy.
Aged garlic extract can help with heart disease.
Okra has been found to help heal many things including cardiovascular disease. It also helps with diabetes.
Resistant starch a type of fiber helps reduce blood pressure most fiber does.
Resistant starch helps our gut bacteria produce butyrate which helps prevent heart disease. It can also be found in butter.
Citrus extracts and their beneficial effects on heart disease.
This is a type of Golden Rod. Most species are chemically similar. They can inhibit the absorption of cholesterol so if you have low cholesterol levels you may want to avoid golden rod.
Blue Berry honeysuckle helps prevent heart disease.
White malberry can help with hypertension
Many spices have anti-inflammatory effects. This study talks about cancer but it mentions various spices and their anti-inflammatory abilities. Inflammation can lead to atherosclerosis.
Saffron has a lot of health benefits and reduces cardiovascular disease.
These plants have steroid like effects. I would not use them long term but they have less side effects then man made steroids.
Thiocyanate helps prevent atherosclerosis. Excess Thiocyanate can cause thyroid problems it inhibits iodide transport when levels get too high.
Evening primrose oil helps with cardiovascular disease.
Beta Glucan in oatmeal reduces cardiovascular disease. Mushrooms also contain beta glucan. Make sure you get organic oatmeal because non organic is high in glyphosate which causes heart disease.
Japanese honeysuckle helps with heart disease and reduces hydrogen peroxide levels.
Tumeric has been shown to reduce atherosclerosis but you have to use it in moderation it contains curcumine which chelates iron and long term use can make you anemic.
Getting measles when young reduces your risk of atherosclerosis when you get older.
Getting sunlight helps prevent atherosclerosis.
Skipping breakfast increases the risk of atherosclerosis.
A polypore mushroom that grows in South America may be able to reverse atherosclerosis.
Astaxanthin may be able to reverse atherosclerosis.
Krill oil may reverse atherosclerosis by activating PPAR.