I promised you yesterday some info on how to naturally lower your blood pressure and to keep your arteries healthy and flexible. When the arteries are flexible, it makes it difficult for plaque, etc, to build up on arterial walls.

Two years ago, during my annual physical, my BP had crept up to 150/95, and my doctor suggested that some BP medication may be needed. Not wanting to start on that wild ride, I decided to try to lower my BP naturally. I asked the doctor to give me six months. Next I went to work on finding as much as I could about lowering BP. I came across an article in Dr. Julian Whitaker’s Health & Healing newsletter on this subject, as well as on web md and other sources and put a plan together.

When I saw my doctor in 7 months, my BP had dropped to 115/64. He couldn’t believe it and took it again-it was 118/70! He asked what I did so I’ll share it with you too.

I started taking CoQ10, Hawthorn, and the amino acids Taurine and Arginine. In the body, Arginine converts to nitric oxide (NO) is one of the body’s most potent neurotransmitter, improving circulation and vasodilation-in other words it relaxes arterial walls, which are made up of smooth muscle. It is found in foods such as meats, fish, poultry, dairy products, wheat germ, nuts and seeds. Although widely found in foods, NO is quickly metabolized by the body, which is why I supplemented. At any rate, I am still on my regimen, which includes exercise, and my BP is still ~ 115/70, and I’m not on BP medication.

Stay well, John R. Blilie