What is the main cause of high blood pressure?

Throughout our lives, the blood flowing through our arteries is a good thermometer of our health. If our diet has been lacking fruit and vegetables, one of the long-range outcomes is a build up fatty substance called cholesterol, or plaque, on the walls of the arteries. This condition reduces blood flow. Similar to squeezing a garden hose, it means that there is less water flowing through at a higher pressure, hence the term ‘high blood pressure’.


Several factors come into play as we get older:

  • Lack of exercise hinders the whole function of the body, not allowing the muscles, veins and arteries to be as flexible as they should be.
  • Being overweight burdens all the organs with extra work. In particular, stress on the heart, liver and kidneys further restricts normal blood flow.
  • Stress is often a serious downward spiral. A person with a rushed lifestyle has no time to eat properly, and the malnourished body becomes less and less able to deal with stress. Whatever the state of your diet, stress will be amplifying the condition. Learn to recognize the stress in your life, and learn to let it go with breating and relaxing techniques, whenever it starts to build up. Learn to deal with stress rathen than to avoid it.
  • Over a period of time Alcohol and Tobacco have a grave effect on the high blood pressure. In many cases, parents hand down these destructive habits to their offspring, who as adults, will have to work very hard at changing their lifestyles and food regimens. Many educated, intelligent young people are cursing their parents ignorance.

Whatever your age, there is always hope and help for you, if you care to come to grips with what it takes to lead a healthy lifestyle. The alternative could be very bleak. We are exposed to a huge array of artificial foods and destructive chemicals that inevitably lead to serious health problems. Meeting the challenge is an opportunity for great satisfaction, both in terms of taking control of your life, and of experiencing natural, good health.

Take an inventory of your lifestyle. Mix it with a good dose of common sense. Sit down and write seven-day diary of exactly what you drink and eat throughout the day. Study the alkaline and acid forming foods, and see where your are going wrong, and why you experience high blood pressure.



Never eat  protein (including eggs, meat, cheese, and seafood) with starchy foods like bread, rice, squash, or grains.

Combine protein with vegatables and vegetables with bread, rice, squash, or grains



Things to avoid

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Salt
  • Hot spices
  • Black and White Pepper
  • All processed foods
  • Sweets
  • Excessive seafood and meats
  • All gluten and wheat
  • Oats
  • Rye
  • Barley Products
  • All processed meats
  • Diary products
  • Fatty Foods
  • Pastries
  • Food Chemicals
  • Refines sugars
  • Cola drinks
  • Coffe

Essential Foods

Vegetables: (Preferably organic grown) – Asparagous, green beans, beet top, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, endives, garlic, kohrabi, leeks,legumes, lettuce, mushroom, onion, parsley, parsnip, potato, pumpkin, radish, soya bean, tomato, turnip, yam, zucchni.

Vegetables juices: Beet top, carrot, celery, cucumber, parsley, spinach.

To any of these juices add a little onion, garlic, or ginger.

Fruits: Apple, apricot, banana, blueberry, cherry, custard apple, grapefruit, honeydew melon, kiwi fruit, lemon, lime, mano, grapes, nectarine, papaya, passion fruit, peach, pear, pineapple, plum, rock melon, strawberry, water melon.

Fruit Juices: Black currant, cranberry, pineapple, grape, grapefruit, lemon, water melon.

TEAS: Ginger, fenugreek, alfalfa, green tea.

WATER: 1 glass of filtered water each hour during daylight is essential.

Other remedies

Lecithin, freshly ground flaxseed, kelp, fresh oat bran, fresh rice bran, psyllium husks, primrose oil, sardines, salmon, tuna, herring, mackerel, fish oil, olive oil, spirulina, liquid chlorophyll, soya beans.

Slow Down: Learn to talk and move more slowly.

Breathe: Learn to exhale long and slow, like breathing thorugh a straw.

Exercise: Daily walks and deep breathing are essential.


Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs

VITAMINS: B Complex, C, E.

MINERALS: Calcium, magnesium, zinc.

HERBS: Hawthorn, alfalfa tablets, garlic tablets, willow bark tablets, buckwheat leaf tablets, cayenne capsules.

DIGESTIVE ENZYMES: Co-enzyme Q10, papaya enzyme, bromelain, lactobacillus acidophilus bifisobacterium.