High Blood Pressure
Clinically, there are a few places that could be the source of high blood pressure. Your liver, adrenals, and kidneys. Your liver can get congested and it pushes that blood pressure up. 70 to 80 percent of the time it appears to be the adrenal glands. Your adrenal glands are your stress glands. When you are under stress, your adrenals can push your blood pressure up. This also makes the adrenals fatigued and tired. The third area we look at for high blood pressure is in your kidneys.
In order for your blood pressure to come down, there’s something that has to be handled. We must break insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is when your body is having to make more insulin to handle the same amount of sugar. This is due to the Standard American Diet. Almost everybody that comes into our office is insulin resistant. Insulin resistance will lower potassium and make your arteries stiff or tight. This then pushes up the blood pressure. Insulin resistance makes your body hold on to sodium, which is salt. It then won’t release the salt.
What helps to lower the blood pressure as we’re addressing these issues here with the liver, adrenals, and kidneys is nutrition. With nutrition, we can work to bring the blood pressure down. We work on bringing cortisol down. Cortisol is a hormone made by the adrenals. At the Health and Wellness Center, we use a saliva test to figure out what exactly is going on with the cortisol.
In this situation, we want to bring up your K2 and vitamin D. K2 and Vitamin D are both found in Cataplex D (a product by Standard Process.)
We also need to raise the potassium. To do this in our office we use another Standard Process product Cruciferous Complete.
Magnesium Lactate is a plant source. We have to increase the magnesium for a patient who has high blood pressure. A lot of times when you’re low on magnesium you might have muscle cramps and/or you can’t sleep well at night.