blood pressure drugs

  1. SCARY! Blood pressure drugs make dementia risk SKYROCKET

    Did you know that when the American Heart Association came out with new blood pressure guidelines nearly two years ago, nearly everyone was put on the “at risk” list?

    The agency says these lower numbers can save lives.

    But I’ll let you in on a little secret…

    Drug companies have influenced the new cholesterol guidelines SO MUCH that it’s becoming very obvious the system is RIGGED!

    Conventional doctors feel FORCED to put their patients on a statin, for fear of looking like a “bad doctor.”

    In fact, the situation has gotten so bad my patients are telling me their doctors practically GUILT them into taking a statin.

    Even worse...there’s absolutely no proof that high cholesterol even CAUSES heart disease!

    And now, new research has linked hypertension drugs with dementia…

    That’s right; the drugs you may not even need could be DESTROYING your BRAIN.

    Today, you’ll see this scary new research—and I’ll help you get OFF those meds once and for all...

    Blood pressure drugs are DANGEROUS

    High blood pressure (over 140) has been implicated in dementia. So it makes sense your doctor would want you to drop your blood pressure levels to protect both your heart and mind.

    But mainstream doctors simply don’t yet realize truth about hypertension drugs.

    They’re too constrained by Big Pharma…and they haven’t been following the evidence piling up against these meds.

    The latest studies, published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medicine Association), reveal blood pressure levels below 120 are actually MORE problematic than those between 130 and 140.

    It turns out folks with blood pressure under 120 had less brain mass!

    A separate study showed people with hypertension in middle age followed by hypotension later (less than 90) had a significant jump in dementia risk.

    Now, the point here isn't to scare you about lowering your blood pressure…

    It’s just that these studies are PROOF POSITIVE mainstream medicine is going about it ALL WRONG.

    You see, it's only during intense treatments—like with blood pressure lowering medications—that this happens.

    Normotensive (people with "normal" blood pressure levels) don't experience this higher risk of dementia. I'll tell you how to do this in a moment...

    But first, you need to know which drugs can cause your blood pressure drop to BRAIN-KILLING levels.

    Statins are the obvious drug as their purpose is to lower your blood pressure. But there are others that can TANK your blood pressure such as:

    • Diuretics
    • Alpha blockers
    • Beta blockers
    • Drugs for Parkinson's disease
    • Tricyclic antidepressants, including doxepin (Silenor) and imipramine (Tofranil)
    • Drugs for erectile dysfunction

    While you're on these drugs, monitor your blood pressure carefully.

    Or—better yet—try these methods to get off them completely…

    How to get OFF hypertension drugs

    There's a specific vitamin you are probably deficient in if you have hypertension: B9, or folate.

    In a study involving over 20,000 participants, folks who took folate had a significantly less chance of having a stroke compared to those that didn't.

    Now, you can find B9 in B vitamin complexes and multivitamins. But you'll often find it listed as folic acid.

    Folic acid is the synthetic form. It's difficult for you to absorb, so it's almost worthless.

    If you're looking at a label, "folate" is what you want to see. However, it's BEST to get B9 from foods like dark, leafy greens. You'll also get plenty of other nutrients, including fiber, that can help restore your blood pressure to a normal level.

    And remember, the “Big Two” to getting off hypertension drugs naturally are always going to be diet and exercise.

    Exercise, even something as simple as walking 30 minutes a day, can relieve the tension in your veins; so can eating a diet devoid of processed foods and sugar (like the Paleo diet).

  2. Why weight loss won't always help diabetics

    When losing a little weight just isn't enough

    After years of telling diabetics to lose weight by any means necessary, there's a new message emerging from the mainstream -- and it's forget the diet. Go hog wild and pig out instead, because it doesn't matter what you weigh.

    Diet? You don't need no stinkin' diet! All you really need are your meds.

    Sounds crazy, but just check out the new study that finds overweight and obese diabetics who lose weight supposedly have the exact same risk of heart attack, stroke, and even death from heart problems as diabetics who stay fat.

    The experts say this study isn't about the failure of weight loss. No, since nearly everyone in the study was on meds, it means it's about the success of drugs.

    Dr. John Buse, former chief of the American Diabetes Association, actually told the New York Times that the study proves statins, BP meds, and other treatments are so powerful that they're even more effective than weight loss.

    All I can say is no wonder the ADA is all kinds of screwed up -- because he made that bold declaration knowing full well that the diabetics who lost weight in this study lost almost nothing at all.

    They shed just 5 percent of their body weight on average. That means a 300-pound diabetic ended up at 285 pounds -- while a 250-pound diabetic dropped to 237.5 pounds.

    You can't even SEE that difference -- and your body can't feel it, either. So of course, a 285-pound diabetic is going to the same overall health risks as a 300-pounder -- and no drug in the world will change it.

    And that means the real message here isn't to pig out and take your meds. It's to get serious about weight loss and bring yourself down to a normal size -- and for most people, it's going to take a heckuva lot more than 5 percent to get there.

    I know that sounds hard. But trust me, it's as easy pie -- minus the actual pie. I recommend a diet rich in delicious natural animal fats and proteins and low in carbohydrates (and with almost zero sugar -- like I said, no pie).

    You'll lose weight, reduce or eliminate meds AND live longer.

  3. Blood pressure drugs don't improve outcomes

    Drugs taken by millions to lower their blood pressure levels make no difference at all when it comes to outcomes such as heart attack, stroke and death.

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