Dr Oz: Blood Pressure Prescription
Do you often have high blood pressure? Dr Oz’s Blood Pressure Prescription offered remedies that can help you get your blood pressure back under control. You could make an impact by changing what you eat at each meal, doing a quick hand grip exercise session, or trying Electroacupuncture therapy.
Sandy, a Dr Oz viewer, had an alarmingly high blood pressure reading before the show, reading 144/90. Blood pressure is the #1 cause of aging, and Dr Oz said you can lower it without a prescription.
Dr Oz: High Potassium Meal Plan
Potassium fights salt and sodium. That’s why Dr Oz recommended eating four to five grams of potassium every day, getting a little at each meal. Here is a sample menu of how you can work Potassium ingredients into your daily diet.
- Breakfast – Potassium Smoothie (Apple, Arugula, Carrots, and Lemon)
- Lunch – White Bean Chili
- Dinner – Chicken, Baked Sweet Potato & Broccoli
Which of these meal options sounds most appealing to you?
Dr Oz: Hand Grip Exercise for Natural Blood Pressure Relief
Exercise is important when it comes to managing your blood pressure. Do hand grip exercises, squeezing something as hard as you can. Do them for two minutes and then let your hand relax. This relaxation after stimulation will release chemicals to relax the blood vessels naturally. Eventually you can work your way up to a 10-minute session.
Dr Oz: Does Insurance Cover Electroacupuncture?
Electroacupuncture is a new therapy option that Dr Oz also highlighted for lower blood pressure. Licensed acupuncturist Jill Blakeway of the Yinova Center demonstrated the method on the stage.
Using the same points as traditional acupuncture, Electroacupuncture delivers a painless, low electric current to the needles that stimulates specific points to lower blood pressure. Dr Oz said your insurance company could pay for this.
Check with providers in your area to see whether this treatment is offered near you, and be sure to get in touch with your insurance carrier to find out if this is covered on your policy. It could be well worth it to make a difference in your high blood pressure.