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Q. You recently answered a question from a person with high blood pressure and cholesterol who wanted to know about natural management. I'm in that boat as well.

With my family history, I'll probably be on meds someday, but I'd like to delay that as long as possible. My doctor has recommended daily exercise, 3 grams of fish oil, red yeast rice and a magnesium supplement for high cholesterol. I also watch my intake of sugar and alcohol.

For high blood pressure I watch my salt intake (no processed foods) and drink water laced with lemon as a constant mild diuretic. I've lowered my cholesterol from 275 to 206 and dropped my blood pressure from borderline high to normal with this approach.

A. Everything your doctor has suggested makes sense to us. Exercise is a powerful tool in losing weight and controlling blood pressure. Fish oil and red yeast rice are proven approaches for cholesterol control. The lemon-laced water is a new idea for us, but it seems like a safe option and if your blood pressure is controlled you must be doing something right.

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That approach works! I had borderline BP too and magnesium reduced it along with having a banana each day. I know the lemon juice works too because my grandparents use to have the lemon juice in some coconut water and when you have that, the pressure goes down. The added benefit of the lemon juice is that it also is an economical way to gently detoxify your body.

I am so interested in the lemon juice and water for blood pressure. Is it necessary to squeeze lemons or would pure bottled lemon juice suffice? I seem to have difficulty getting the proper dosage of meds and would surely use the lemon juice and water often - even though I now take Amlodipine 2.5mg. and Atenolol 25mg. People's Pharmacy comments and the public's responses here are invaluable. Many thanks to all.

My husband had lots of kidney stones and is doctor told him to drink lots of water with fresh lemons. Since then no more stones and his blood pressure also dropped to normal levels. He had been taking medicine for 25 years and because of the lemon juice he no longer needs the drugs,

I would like to know the amount of red yeast rice and the strength (if there are different strengths) of the magnesium supplement. I would love to be able to control my marginally high cholesterol w/out simvastatin.
thanks
mbc

The writer's Dr's advice to try natural means is wonderful and rare. Most Drs give out prescription slips.

My Pettibon Chiropractor just used a new technique on my neck that he just learned. My blood pressure was doing OK, thanks to the supplements my Dr suggested, but this technique has now lowered it to where it was when I was a very young lady. Totally amazing! Both systolic and diastolic.

I would like the amount of magnesium and what form of magnesium worked for you?

I take Magnesium, 250mg a day.My husband is an accountant and every morning he would wake up with a "pressure headache" he was skeptical when I told him to try the magnesium but he did, every morning after having breakfast, now the headaches are gone, just like that. I am not endorsing any special brand.

How much lemon juice out of bottle to you take a day?

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: WE HAVE NOT SEEN ANY STUDIES ON THIS. IF WE WERE GOING TO TRY IT, WE'D PUT A TABLESPOON OF LEMON JUICE IN A GLASS OF WATER AND DRINK TWO GLASSES A DAY. MEASURE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE TO SEE IF IT IS RESPONDING.

Beets can be beneficial in the reduction of high blood pressure as well. After eating beets it is said to lower blood pressure within minutes.

Use fresh squeezed lemon, as you can tolerate the tartness and drink several times a day, it's especially beneficial first thing in the morning since it cleanses the system.

The bottled juices may be heated and preserved and no longer have the enzymes in it.
I use all vitamins and minerals in capsule form, less fillers and binders and more of
a guarantee that my system can break them down and absorb them. Swanson Vitamins puts most of their vit./minerals in gelatin caps and they have magnesium as 3 different kinds in one cap. (cheap). Magnesium greatly helped my friend with heart problems and the cardiologist said to thank me for recommending it!!!

I've GOTTA try this lemon water thing. I've completely gotten off my cholesterol by using fish oil, red yeast rice, and niacin. BP is controlled with amlodipine/benazapril 5/20, but if I could get off this . . . WOW!

Would putting fresh lemon in your green tea work as well? Always good to KTBWOS if possible. I drink my tea iced in the summer. I've also tried the beet thing, when I read about it they were recommending beet JUICE and I have no idea where I'd get that. It has lowered my lower bp some 5 to 10 points. Thinking about getting a juicer.

Another way to add some lemon juice to your diet is to use some in place of salad dressing. Just squeeze a little on your salad. I don't even use oil any more. It helps cut down on calories and brings out the delicious tastes of the vegetables. I learned this when I was a waitress and a customer requested some lemon wedges instead of salad dressing. What a good tip I got that day.

I am also interested in the numbers on Red Yeast Rice, please.

Try CALM for a great Magnesium supplement-- http://www.calmnatural.com/ go easy at first as it sometimes gives you the runs if you take to much-- I suggest 1/2 teaspoon in 8 oz of water to start.

I am a healthy man, 88 who had a circulation problem. After three opinions went for three stents last year performed by cardiologist from univ. penna. Also diovan160mg., amlodipine5mg., water pill chlorthalidone 25mg. for blood pressure. Only plavix and aspirin prescribed by cardiologist in penna., family doctor prescribed the other drugs.

My chloride level was low, and he suggested we change the water pill to furosemide 20mg because it would overcome the chloride low level. On examining the druggist warning, it states this drug can seriously deplete salt levels. I am overweight by 15-20 lbs. I feel if I could lose this weight, the blood pressure could be eliminated. Fishing for advice, I think about read to cut back on my meds, my chiropractor thinks I am over medicated. Oh forgot, chol. 179, hdl 60, ldl 101. Trygl. 64. Weight 194. 5-10

Before taking a magnesium supplement, I would check with a doctor first to make sure the kidneys are not compromised in any way. If your kidneys are not functioning at an optimal level for your age, gender, and ethnicity, etc, you might further damage your kidneys. Magnesium and other minerals can harbor inside the kidney and finish them off.

hi.. the doctors asked me to monitor my bp for a month before prescribing medication. I want to try the lemon juice. Can I add sugar in the lemon juice? Please let me know.. thanks

After ready I am going to try the lemon for my pressure and cholesterol thanks for the info

I would strongly suggest you use the green lemons which are much acidic than the yellow lemons (including the skin). In Latino or Asian markets I have found these lemons for as little as 20 for one dollar (when in season) and 6 for one dollar when not instead of the crazy prices in places like Giant or whole foods. They have work magic for me to lower my blood pressure and to combat gout and clean my kidneys. I also have relatives that were able to get rid of kidneys stones drinking 1/2 a small cup of olive oil and a few green lemons early in the morning for a few days. It was pretty amazing to say the least. I hope that helps some of you...

I recently took my blood pressure and it was high, which shocked me. I talked with my mom who has high blood pressure, but it has been normal for years. She informed me to drink lemon juice with water 3x a day and this will naturally bring down my blood pressure. I was in disbelief, but after reading the comments from other people, I know some home remedies are better and safer for you. I will try the lemons and lemon juice and report back to the website after a week. Also, I have increased my physical activities. Will keep everyone informed!!!

Great. I'll try. It seems quite logical. I'll definitely try. At least no harm, no side effects. thanks a lot

I have high B.P., high cholesterol, heavy weight problem.
Pl guide me.

I am a breast feeder, but I have high blood pressure. I found the use of lemon juice very interesting, but won't the lemon juice affect my baby?

I just checked my bp and cholesterol 2 weeks ago and both was high, my mother in law suggested half a teaspoon karela powder (bitter melon) in half a glass of warm water (make like tea) and drink morning and again at night and it works wonders. I was in doubt before I tried it, so I googled and found lots of other users that it has worked for, and apparently they do sell the tea and juices in certain supermarkets. And as for the cholesterol, I read that garlic works but I still have to try that.

I suggest that anyone wanting to try karela do research on google first.

My blood pressure is high and I m having sleeping problem really serious.. Hardcore insomnia.. Could someone relate what is happening.. I'm frustrated..

Check into sleep apnea ... it can cause high blood pressure and insomnia both.


my husband is having high blood problem. I'll certainly try this lemon remedy. I hope it works.

I am a college going girl in my early twenties and I have problem with high BP from my teen age only and it seems to be getting worse. any suggestions please....

Please, what is the appropriate lemon intake that helps in normalising Blood Pressure? Presently, I cannot sleep at all because of the high blood pressure.

The lemon juice and coconut water definitely work and I can testify to that. My boss (of all people!) recommended it to me and in practically no time my pressure normalized.

Please all, for clarity sake, does this lemon juice and coconut water actually cure (where there will be no more need for medication or any daily taking of herbs) hbp or offers temporary relieve like the mainstream medication which one has to take everyday? I believe the reason we want alternative remedy is to be totally free from daily routine of medication and to be free from unpleasant side effect.

I am 23 years collage student and I am suffering from high bp so plz suggest me, how to reduce it

Hello I have high blood pressure for 8 years sometimes my BP goes up and down I drink lemon water to lower BP I FEEL MUCH BETTER later.

I have High Blood Pressure 190/124. I am taking Lemon juice at Lunch time. I am feeling best before. Also taking Homeo care drops.

The only caution would be that if a person is suffering from Malignant Hypertension...220/120; the person must be given an immediate drug...Nitroprusside in the E.R. to bring the blood pressure down immediately...This condition can kill its victim in a short amount of time if left untreated...

I also was told if you eat Cherries, it will lower your blood pressures. It even mentioned about putting a warm Cinnamon Tea with a tablet spoon of honey lower your blood pressures, too.

My 81 year old mother and I (55) started drinking FRESH LEMON water (1-2 glasses a day) with 2 slices of lemon (NO SUGAR)...

My mother's cholesterol went from 283 to 243 in 2 months and mine went from 213 down to 183 in ONE month! The numbers will vary for each person but it WORKS!!! Mother said it has lowered he BP also! Our doctor is VERY pleased!!!

I would like to thank everyone that has put ideas on lowering BP here.... mine shot up but didn't know it until I went to the ENT for prescreening to have a procedure done. It was through the roof and the surgery will not be done until it comes down. SOOOO I was put on a BP med and while I am taking it, there are side affects that I am not happy with. BUT love the idea of Lemon and Coconut Water and Red Yeast ... have already made my drink. Thanks again everyone!

I don't have any investment in this machine except I am using it and seeing results.. it is called RESPeRATE and has loads of testimonies and research on it over on their site.. if you or someone you know has high BP they might be interested. If nothing else it helps you relax for 10-30 minutes while listening to it.

Thanks again, LK

I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure and high cholesterol I need help to lower them.

I have vertigo, highblood, diabetic, and now depressed. My doctor advised to take lexapro antidepressant 5mg. Will it raise my blood pressure, just worried about taking lexapro, but I need some medicine to relax and calm me down. Hope to hear from you.c

If you have Malignant Hypertension....Better get to the E.R. to immediately bring BP down...If you wait for lemon water to cure you, prepare for your journey to the gates of eternity, as this illness kills its victim in as little as a few months...

how much water and lemon per glass. also how often a day does he drink this. thanks

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