Even though I had a flu shot this year, I still managed to come down with bronchitis about two weeks ago (I’ve tended to get that since I was young). The fever and reduced ability to breathe was really debilitating. And here I am, almost two full weeks later, almost but not quite feeling back to normal. At least I’m back to going for walks and practicing gentle yoga again!
Have you ever wondered why your doctor takes your blood pressure on every visit? This silent but deadly condition is one of the leading causes of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. One in three... Read more
Nearly 30% of adults aged 18 years of age and older in the U.S. suffer from hypertension or high blood pressure. The disease is often called a silent killer, as most individuals experience few if any symptoms. Left unchecked hypertension increases the risk for cardiac illness including heart attack, heart failure and stroke, and is also a major contributor to kidney disease. Read more
Yoga can be a very beneficial therapy to lower high blood pressure naturally. Yoga postures switch on the parasympathetic nervous system, reponsible for rest and repair, and turn off the sympathetic nervous system, used for the fight-or-flight stress response. Read more
Much research has shown high blood pressure to be caused by lifestyle factors. Indeed, the best natural remedy for high blood pressure may simple lifestyle modifications. Changing your diet, reducing stress e.g. by practicing yoga, and other simple changes can go a long way towards reducing blood pressure naturally. Read more