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Please note that the breathing tips, information, suggestions, and research described herein are intended to be purely educational. They are not intended to replace the services and advice of your physician. Though the breathing tips described here, which relate to numerous health issues (from stress and anxiety, to hypertension and high blood pressure, to asthma and other respiratory problems, to heart disease) are very safe, anyone with a serious medical problem, or a potential problem, should consult her or his physician before experimenting with them.

Deep Breathing Can Improve Fitness

In a study published in the May 2, 1998, issue of The Lancet, researchers working with cardiac patients at the University of Pavia, Italy, have established an optimum healthy breath rate of 6 breaths a minute. When you consider that the average resting breath rate is 12-14 times a minute, this represents a substantial reduction in breath rate. Patients who learned to slow down their breathing through special deep breathing exercises ended up with higher levels of blood oxygen and were able to perform better on exercise tests. According to the report, low blood oxygen, which is common in cardiac patients, "may impair skeletal muscle and metabolic function, and lead to muscle atrophy and exercise intolerance." The authors of the study conclude that their findings support other research "that report beneficial effects of training respiratory muscles and decreasing respiratory work in (cardiac heart failure patients), or physical training in general."

Laughter, Breath, and Healing

We have known for a long time that laughter can help us heal. Norman Cousins has written extensively on this subject. Recent research has shown that laughter reduces at least four hormones associated with stress. In fact, laughter is one of the most powerful stress-reducing tools we have at our disposal.  Laughter also helps increase the level of immunoglobulin A, which helps protect us from flu and cold viruses, as well as upper respiratory problems. Laughter, especially a good belly laugh, is also a good source of cardiac exercise and promotes better breathing. It strengthens the breathing muscles in a natural way, and makes them more supple. It also helps clear the lungs of old air.

Taoist master Mantak Chia, who, as an exercise, frequently his whole class laughing for 10-15 minutes at a time and after such experiences the students all felt not only invigorated, but also relaxed, their breathing slower and much fuller.

Try it sometimes with your friends. Sit together in a room and start making funny faces at one another. It won't take long before you all find yourselves immersed in deep belly laughter. A few minutes of such laughter every day may well help your breathing, support your health, and lengthen your life.Try watching funny movies and just enjoying a good laugh. Laughter is the best medicine after all.
Slow, Rhythmical Breathing Provides Many Health Benefits
There is much research proving the importance of slowing down our breathing for increased health and well-being and this research has shown that this slower breathing brings with it many physical, emotional, and mental benefits as well.Though physiology text books tell us that the average breath rate for adults at rest is about 12-15 breaths a minute, serious practitioners of qigong, yoga, tai chi, and so on generally breathe at a much slower rate than this.

Now comes new research from several internal medicine and cardiology professors and physicians that shows that rhythmic formulas such as the rosary and yoga mantras have a powerful slowing influence on our breath and can thus "can synchronize and reinforce inherent cardiovascular rhythms and baroreflex sensitivity." The researchers found, in fact, that "Rhythm formulas that involve breathing at six breaths per minute induce favorable psychological and possibly physiological effects."

In pondering this fascinating research it is interesting to realize is that the world's great spiritual traditions employ ritual methods that slow down the breath: meditation, mantras, prayer, chant, qigong, tai chi, yoga, special breathing practices, and so on. Many of us, however, do not participate in such activities, and so, unless we undertake special breathing practices, our breath (and our life) is usually at the mercy of whatever high-speed individual or cultural stresses we face.

There are numerous ways to slow down your breathing. The important thing is to find safe, natural methods that you enjoy practicing for several minutes each day on a regular basis. For as the researchers found, "Repeated training to slow down breathing also reduces the spontaneous breathing rate, and thus may have more than just short term effects." Slowing down breathing has also been proven to lower high blood pressure.

Breathing-Control Lowers Blood Pressure
Grossman E, Grossman A, Schein MH, Zimlichman R, Gavish B.
Internal Medicine Doctors, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center
Tel-Hashomer, Israel.


"We hypothesise that routinely applied short sessions of slow and regular breathing can lower blood pressure (BP). Using a new technology BIM (Breathe with Interactive Music), hypertensive patients were guided towards slow and regular breathing. The present study evaluates the efficacy of the BIM in lowering BP. We studied 33 patients (23M/10F), aged 25-75 years, with uncontrolled BP. Patients were randomised into either active treatment with the BIM (n = 18) or a control treatment with a Walkman (n = 15). Treatment at home included either musically-guided breathing exercises with the BIM or listening to quiet music played by a Walkman for 10 min daily for 8 weeks. BP and heart rate were measured both at the clinic and at home with an Omron IC BP monitor. Clinic BP levels were measured at baseline, and after 4 and 8 weeks of treatment. Home BP measurements were taken daily, morning and evening, throughout the study. The two groups were matched by initial BP, age, gender, body mass index and medication status. The BP change at the clinic was -7.5/-4.0 mm Hg in the active treatment group, vs -2.9/-1.5 mm Hg in the control group (P = 0.001 for systolic BP). Analysis of home-measured data showed an average BP change of -5.0/-2.7 mm Hg in the active treatment group and -1.2/+0.9 mm Hg in the control group. Ten out of 18 (56%) were defined as responders in the active treatment group but only two out of 14 (14%) in the control group (P = 0.02). Thus, breathing exercise guided by the BIM device for 10 min daily is an effective non-pharmacological modality to reduce BP."

PMID 11319675 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Breathing Tip

The movement of the diaphragm--and thus the quality of your breathing--is adversely influenced by unnecessary mental, emotional, and physical tension and stress. As many times as you can remember each day, be sure to sense your entire mind/body and spend a few minutes At a time to relax any unnecessary tension you find. This will help relax your breathing, which in turn will help reduce any mental and emotional stress you are experiencing.

  High Blood Pressure Medications (Diuretics, Beta Blockers, Alpha Blockers, and Vasodilators) work because they lower your blood pressure. The problem is that they make it look that you are healthy but are your numbers showing the truth?

High Blood Pressure medications work because they synthetically alleviate the pressure of the arteries and blood. For instance, with diuretics the blood will become less salty (less thick) and your pressure will drop. Another example would be beta blockers which synthetically cause the heart to beat slower.

Though these medications look good on paper, they are NOT treating the disease known as the ’silent killer’. In fact, they could be prolonging your life but they will never fully treat the disease. And statistics show that users will eventually die from the high blood pressure.

Hypertension Tips most Doctors Won’t Share with You

First, you need to know how to prevent high blood pressure holistically. Because curing high blood pressure starts with a holistic treatment. Holistically treating hypertension simply means using the ‘whole’ body to cure the problem. This is completely different than taking a pill to synthetically thin out the blood.

1. Three Miracle Minerals- If you are suffering from high blood pressure, you should be supplementing your diet with 3 miracle minerals that lower high blood pressure. Magnesium, Calcium and Potassium have been shown to help lower blood pressure.

2. Garlic- Garlic has been shown to benefit the heart, lower cholesterol and lower high blood pressure naturally. The compound in garlic, allicin, is thought to naturally lower high blood pressure. Find a quality supplement today.

3. Folic Acid- Vitamin B which is found in green leafy vegetables reduces homocysteine levels in the blood. This vitamin will lower the risk of heart disease and alleviate the pressure naturally.Eat more green leafy vegetables for even more benefits.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar- Many have found success with Braggs organic apple cider vinegar which contains vitamins C, A, E, B1, B2 and B6, in addition to potassium, magnesium, and copper. Take 1 Tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar with organic, unpasteurized honey and some pure filtered water 3 times each day. Also use it as salad dressing. Do this every day for a month monitoring your blood pressure. This has worked miracles for many who have tried it.

5. Relieve Stress- There are numerous ways to relieve stress. Breathing exercises, exercising, or reading a book are simple ways to relieve stress and lower high blood pressure. Also prayer, meditation and laughter are some of the best ways to reduce stress and prolong your life and they don't cost you a thing except your time.

6. Your Diet! You know the major Do’s and Don’ts about high blood pressure dieting. Just remember to be eating your water-soluble fibers (fruits and vegetables). Fibers, especially water-soluble, will flush your system and plaque. Also, switch to whole grains! With less plaque in the arteries you will eventually be hypertension-free!

7. Green Tea! It is loaded with antioxidants and research shows it lowers high blood pressure. Whether it is the ‘relaxing’ factor or the natural herbs in green tea, 1 cup of green tea will be helpful for your health!

8. Exercise- By maintaining a short daily routine of exercise, breathing and mediation you may learn how to lower blood pressure immediately. You may improve your body’s flexibility and strength by adopting useful Yoga techniques. Yoga directs you how to reduce blood pressure by relaxing your mind and body. You may also learn how to cure high blood pressure by managing stress reactions like muscle tension that mainly occur in the stomach, neck, shoulders, face and breath.

Yoga also strengthens your respiratory muscles, supplying more oxygen to your bloodstream. As stated above practicing breathing exercises regularly may help you build greater willpower, steadiness and concentration as well as lower your blood pressure.

A suggestion is to go for a walk after supper that can serve to both energize as well as soothe you and then come home and meditate or do some deep breathing exercises before going to bed.

For breathing exercises


Higher intake of vegetable protein associated 
with lower blood pressure levels
JAMA and Archives Journals January 9, 2006

People who eat more protein from vegetables tend to have lower blood pressure, according to a new study in the January 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Most adults have either high blood pressure (hypertension) or prehypertensive blood pressure levels, according to background information in the article. Previous studies have found evidence that meat eaters generally have higher blood pressure than vegetarians. Other research looked directly at the effect of high overall protein intake and found that people with higher total protein intake are likely to have lower blood pressure, the authors report.

Paul Elliott, M.B., Ph.D., from Imperial College London, and colleagues analyzed data from the INTERMAP study, which included 4,680 people (2,359 men and 2,321 women) aged 40 to 59 years from four countries. They measured each participant's systolic and diastolic blood pressure eight times at four visits in a three- to six-week period. Each person wrote down everything they had eaten and drank during the previous 24 hours, including dietary supplements, at each visit. Urine samples were also taken on the first and third examinations.

Judging by their food records and urine samples, those who ate more vegetable protein were more likely to have lower blood pressure than those who ate less vegetable protein. Though the researchers noted a slight association between animal protein and high blood pressure, this link disappeared when they accounted for participants' height and weight. There was no link between total protein intake and blood pressure, in contrast to previous studies.

The researchers are unsure exactly how vegetable proteins might affect blood pressure, but note from their data that amino acids may play a role. Some of these building blocks of protein have been shown to influence blood pressure, and different amino acids were present in diets high in vegetable protein than in those that contained more animal protein. Other dietary components of vegetables, such as magnesium, also may interact with amino acids to lower blood pressure.

 "Our results are consistent with current recommendations that a diet high in vegetable products be part of a healthy lifestyle for prevention of high blood pressure and related chronic diseases," the authors write. "Definitive ascertainment of a causal relationship between vegetable protein intake and blood pressure awaits further data from randomized controlled trials, especially regarding the effect of constituent amino acids on blood pressure."

Tips to lower blood pressure

 High blood pressure is a daily problem for millions, and hypertension medications are among the most commonly prescribed drugs. However more people are discovering they can effectively lower blood pressure without doctors' prescriptions. How do they manage to achieve such excellent results?

Blood pressure ranges from:
normal [below 120 (systolic) over 80 (diastolic) < 120/80] up to
Stage 2 Hypertension: [more than 160 over 100 or higher : > 160/100]
Natural treatment aims to lower blood pressure to below 140/90: you should be able to lower your blood pressure completely into normal range. 

Check with your doctor first, then follow these tips:
These recommendations are arranged in no special order, each one contributes to lowering blood pressure. In combination, especially if you do the whole lot, they're a sure-fire winner:

1. Exercise regularly, reduce stress and get 8 hours sleep
2. Supplement with nutritionals and vitamins and CoQ10.
3. Take cayenne/wheat germ oil and hawthorn berry each and every day
4. Drink steam-distilled or filtered water
5. Reduce refined sodium from your diet. Natural Sea Salt is good for you.
    See The Truth about Salt.
6. Cut food with preservatives/sweeteners/chemicals/stimulants
7. Fast twice a year and/or perform a colon cleanse
8. Take plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables (celery lowers blood pressure)
9. Ban animal fats, cheese and dairy from the diet
10. Eat plenty of fiber. Psyllium husk powder is an excellent source of fiber.
11. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is worth repeating here.
12. Take Soy Lecithin, Cayenne Pepper and Natokinase to clear blocked arteries.

Reducing stress will have a most beneficial impact on blood pressure: get sufficient sleep each night. Try meditation or breathing exercises: I've found that audio cd's work wonders to lower stress. A regular 30 minutes of light activity each day works even more wonders: walking is best. Let the runners pass you if they must, you're out to enjoy the fresh air, OK?

A healthy cardiovascular system means making sure you receive the essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals. If you have high blood pressure you are probably deficient in one or more of the most important vitamins and nutrients.

The way our food is manufactured these days, everybody should be taking supplements:
Calcium up to 3000 mg daily.
Magnesium up to 1000 mg daily.
Potassium increased dosage if taking certain high blood pressure drugs
Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's) flax seed oil, or black currant seed oil are good sources
Garlic 2 capsules 3 times daily
Vitamin B Complex - 100mg of each B vitamin twice daily with meals. Vitamin C Bioflavinoids up to 6000 mg daily
Vitamin B6 50mg 3 times daily
Vitamin E 100 IU daily, increase to 200 IU daily after a month
(don't touch Vitamin E if you're on blood-thinning medication)
Soy Lecithin 1 tab 3 X daily, before meals (1,200mg)
Coenzyme Q10 100 mg 2Xdaily
increased dosage if taking certain high cholesterol drugs
Coenzyme A

One of the cheapest and most effective high blood pressure therapies: cayenne (start with 1 teaspoon a day, increase to 3 teaspoons):
taking wheat germ oil with the cayenne, and adding Hawthorn Berry in combination gives best results for many.

Drink filtered tap water, or better still ionized alkaline water (1 oz. for each lb of body weight daily).

Cut refined salt from your diet and avoid all baking soda, MSG, Aspartame and foods high in preservatives (excessive shelf life). You should also avoid animal fats, aged cheese, caffeine, alcohol, drugs and tobacco.

If you are on any blood pressure medication containing MAO inhibitor, avoid anything that contains the chemical tyramine or tyrosine as any combination with either of these chemicals can lead to a stroke.

Linoleic oil

In a study of middle-aged adults, maintaining a diet high in linoleic oil -- the main dietary polyunsaturated fat found in certain plants and vegetables such as flax, hemp and avocado -- seemed to lower the risk of developing high blood pressure.

"These results lend support to current recommendations for increased ingestion of polyunsaturated fatty acids from vegetable sources, instead of saturated fats from animal sources, for cardiovascular disease prevention," Dr. Katsuyuki Miura, of Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan said in an interview with Reuters Health.

Miura and colleagues examined ties between dietary linoleic oil and blood pressure in 4,680 men and women between the ages of 40 and 59 years from China, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

In analysis controlling for factors that might influence the results, the researchers found a trend toward lower blood pressure with higher consumption of linoleic oil for all the participants.

Moreover, they found that the relationship was stronger in a subgroup of 2,238 subjects who were not on an interventional program - that is, they were not on a special diet, not taking nutritional supplements, had no diagnosed heart disease or diabetes, and were not taking medication for high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or diabetes.

"From our findings, we recommend that people consume a fare moderate (not low) in linoleic acid (or polyunsaturated fat intake) from vegetable sources, instead of saturated fats from animal sources, in order to help keep blood pressure optimal and to prevent hypertension," Miura said.

According to Dr. Robert O. Young, a research scientist at the pH Miracle Living Center, "long chain polyunsaturated oil from hemp seed, flax seed, pomegranate and avocado helps to mediate dietary and metabolic acids that cause congestion in the lymphatic and circulatory system leading to hypertension and then heart dis-ease.  I have found in my own clinical research that ingesting liberal amounts of long chain polyunsaturated oil every day (3 to 4 ounces of oil per day) with an alkaline lifestyle and diet will help to normalize heart rate (80 beats per minute or less) and systolic blood pressure (120 or less) without medication."

Resources: Hypertension, September 2008
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Please note that the breathing tips, information, suggestions, and research described herein are intended to be purely educational. They are not intended to replace the services and advice of your physician. Though the breathing tips described here, which relate to numerous health issues (from stress and anxiety, to hypertension and high blood pressure, to asthma and other respiratory problems, to heart disease) are very safe, anyone with a serious medical problem, or a potential problem, should consult her or his physician before experimenting with them.