Managing Blood Pressure Without Prescription Drugs

by | Thursday, February 11, 2016 | 0 comment(s)

Yesterday I talked about the problem of misdiagnosis of high blood pressure. I want to be perfectly clear. Many people do have high blood pressure. It is a serious, even life threatening condition. For some people, prescription medications are the difference between life and death. THE TREATMENT MAY BE WORSE FOR YOU THAN THE DISEASE But a 2003 study in the UK found that 97% of people taking blood pressure medications suffer one or more serious side effects during their treatment.[1] Think about...

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Diagnosing Hypertension - It's not just about the numbers.

by | Tuesday, February 09, 2016 | 2 comment(s)

This week I’m starting a new series of posts on high blood pressure. I find I keep returning to this topic because it seems to affect so many of my readers. This past holiday season it hit even closer to home. My brother-in-law mentioned during one of our family holiday dinners that he’d been newly diagnosed as hypertensive and had just started a prescription medication to try to get his blood pressure under control. That in itself is not too surprising. The Center for Disease Control reports...

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Top 10 Must Do's On Chinese New Year

by | Friday, February 05, 2016 | 0 comment(s)

Chinese New Year is next Monday. Earlier this week I shared some fun No-Nos on Chinese New Year. But come on! The real fun is not “what you can’t do” but what you get to do! Here’s what our friends in China, and throughout most of East Asia, will be up to during the Chinese New Year. 10. See the folks – New Year's Eve in China is usually celebrated with a large family dinner. This dinner is called the Reunion Feast and is considered the most important meal of the year. In most Chinese families...

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