What if there was a silent killer on the loose, killing hundreds of thousands of people? Law enforcement would devote time and manpower to conducting research and investigating all possible leads to apprehend the culprit. If you knew something about this dangerous killer, wouldn’t you want to help, and even protest? Wouldn’t you be concerned about this mass killer and warn everyone about their danger?
This silent killer is rampant in the form of a disease. High blood pressure is a dangerous and silent killer because it has no visible symptoms to warn of its existence in the body. It is considered incurable. Little hope is given to its victims who are often told that they must live with high blood pressure debilitating disease for the rest of their lives.
How many people are held hostage by high blood pressure?
In the United States, about 77.9 million (or 1 out of every 3) adults have high blood pressure.1 What’s even more alarming is that nearly 1 out of every 6 individuals with high blood pressure don’t even know they have it! 3 High blood pressure costs the United States $46 billion each year. This total includes the cost of healthcare services, treatment medications, and missed days of work. 2
12.7 million American children and adolescents are affected by obesity, which is a major contributing factor in childhood hypertension. 6
In fact, the top leading cause of death worldwide today is heart disease. Was this prophesied in the Bible? The Bible tells us “Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.” Luke 21:26
What is high blood pressure?
High blood pressure is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too strong and causes damage to the blood vessels, the heart and other organs.
|Normal||less than 120||and||less than 80|
|Prehypertension||120 – 139||or||80 – 89|
|High Blood Pressure
(Hypertension) Stage 1
|140 – 159||or||90 – 99|
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 30 percent of Americans have high blood pressure, also called hypertension, and only half of them have their blood pressure under control.1 However, under controversial new guidelines released in November 2017, which advised that high blood pressure should be treated at 130/80 rather than 140/90, nearly 50 percent of Americans would technically be suffering from high blood pressure.2
- Heart attack — High blood pressure damages arteries that can become blocked and prevent blood from flowing to tissues in the heart muscle.
- Stroke — High blood pressure can cause blood vessels in the brain to burst or clog more easily.
- Heart failure — The increased workload from high blood pressure can cause the heart to enlarge and fail to supply blood to the body.
- Kidney disease or failure — High blood pressure can damage the arteries around the kidneys and interfere with their ability to effectively filter blood.
- Vision loss — High blood pressure can strain or damage blood vessels in the eyes.
- Sexual dysfunction — This can be erectile dysfunction in men or lower libido in women.
- Angina — Over time, high blood pressure can lead to heart disease or microvascular disease. Angina, or chest pain, is a common symptom.
- Peripheral artery disease (PAD) — Atherosclerosis, caused by high blood pressure, can cause a narrowing of arteries in the arms and legs.
In order to identify the solution for such a condition, the cause must be assessed. The Bible, our medical book, tells us that “as the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come” (Proverbs 26:2). The curse or in other words the “disease” never comes without a cause. So in other words, we must then reason from cause to effect.
Job, through the inspiration of the Creator, God, gave a principle we all need to implement to achieve good health and healing, “I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.” (Job 29:16)
What causes cholesterol build up? What are the causes of high blood pressure?
Eliminate inflammatory foods and minimize sodium. When taken in large quantities, sodium may dehydrate blood vessels and cause similar effects of plaque buildup. Using more natural sea salts, which isn’t a chemically engineered mineral will help to reduce inflammation.
Though studies have suggested that lowering salt intake can reduce blood pressure by 1-5.4 mm/Hg, there is no evidence that lowering salt prevents heart attacks, stroke or death.4, 5
Eat More Fiber!
High-fiber diets have been shown to be effective in lowering blood pressure. A group of patients with high blood pressure were given seven grams of additional fiber per day over a three-month period. They showed reductions in both diastolic and systolic blood pressure levels, and lower cholesterol levels. —The Lancet 2:622-623, September 12, l987
Soluble fiber slows the absorption of some food components, such as cholesterol, and reduces the amount of cholesterol the liver produces. Eat foods especially high in magnesium, potassium and omega 3.
2. Dietary Cholesterol
Eliminate Fatty and Cholesterol Foods From Your Diet. Cholesterol is found in all foods that come from animals: red meat, poultry, fish, chicken, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products. Choosing lean cuts of meat is not enough; the cholesterol is mainly in the lean portion.
Higher intake of animal protein may be associated with an increased risk of IHD in “healthy” men. – Am J Clin Nutr 2010;92:1265–72
Foods to add to your diet to better prevent and/ or manage high blood pressure:
- Garlic – Sulphuric foods helps to reduce cholesterol
- Onion – Sulphuric foods helps to reduce cholesterol
- Cayenne – Dilates blood vessels, equalizing blood pressure, good for low or high blood pressure
- Flaxseed – Anti-inflammatory
- Eggplant – High in potassium
- Beets – Blood builder and strengthens the heart
When we are stressed, our sympathetic nervous system kicks in and a surge of hormones are released. We also experience the following:
- Fight or flight response
- Breathing increases
- Heart rate increases
- Blood pressure increases
Don’t Stress. Give your problems over to the Lord. He told us,
“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you”
– 1 Peter 5:7
Sometimes, it can be difficult to let go of the worries that plagues our mind and stresses us out. Steps to Christ is a helpful, comforting and easy to read book that has helped thousands overcome stress.
4. Lack of Exercise
It has also been shown that exercise and relaxation were found to lower anger, and hostile expressions in particular concerning individuals who were likely to talk about their problems. Blood pressure was reduced, heart rate was reduced, and overall benefits were experienced from exercise. – Journal of Behavioral Medicine 14(5):453, 1991; Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport 63(1):A‑78, March 1992
5. Insufficient Rest
The “Whitehall II Study,” published in 2007, showed that those who had cut their sleep from seven to five hours or fewer a night nearly doubled their risk of death from all causes. Lack of sleep can more than double the risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
Getting to bed before 10PM is ideal. Get at least 7-8 hours of restful sleep nightly.
Genesis 2:3 tells us that God blessed and sanctified the 7th day. He rested from all His work after creating the world in six days. He left an important example for us, to rest from the cares and toils of daily life.
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