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"Osmosis creates a force that is called osmotic pressure and may be offset by hydraulic pressure in a delicate balance. Blood vessels have a higher hydraulic pressure than interstitial fluid. This extra pressure in blood vessels tends to move water out of the blood vessels and into the interstitial fluid. This movement of water out of blood vessels is offset by osmotic pressure. There is normally a higher concentration of solutes inside blood vessels. Thus, osmotic pressure tends to move interstitial water into the blood to equalize concentrations."
- Dr. Steve Blake, Vitamins and Minerals Demystified (Get the book.)

"Blood pressure and Blood Volume As mentioned, antidiuretic hormone signals the kidneys to retain more water when blood pressure drops. Kidney cells respond to lower blood pressure by releasing the enzyme renin, as seen in Figure 7-5. Renin causes the kidneys to retain more sodium. The extra sodium draws more water back from the urine to increase blood volume. Extra dietary sodium can also raise blood pressure by causing more water Figure 7-5 Sodium and renin help to control blood pressure. retention. Renin also triggers vasoconstriction, the narrowing of blood vessels."

- Dr. Steve Blake, Vitamins and Minerals Demystified (Get the book.)

"Blood vessels have a higher hydraulic pressure than interstitial fluid. This extra pressure in blood vessels tends to move water out of the blood vessels and into the interstitial fluid. This movement of water out of blood vessels is offset by osmotic pressure. There is normally a higher concentration of solutes inside blood vessels. Thus, osmotic pressure tends to move interstitial water into the blood to equalize concentrations. TRANSPORT OF IONS ACROSS CELL MEMBRANES Transport proteins embedded in the cell membrane regulate the flow of positive ions across the cell membrane."

- Dr. Steve Blake, Vitamins and Minerals Demystified (Get the book.)

"As you can imagine, increased pressure inside your arteries can damage the arteries themselves, as well as your heart, eyes, kidneys, and nerves. The longer your blood pressure stays high, the more damage it can do. Problems can travel in the other direction, too: Damage to the kidneys can lead to high blood pressure. The reason is that your kidneys play an important role in regulating your blood pressure, and if they have been assaulted by diabetes, they can lose some of their ability to do this. In Chapter 12, we will look at how diet affects blood pressure. For now, here are your targets."
- Neal D. Barnard and Bryanna Clark Grogan, Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs (Get the book.)

"The bottom number, or diastolic pressure, is the lowest pressure when the heart is relaxed. The top number, or systolic pressure, represents the highest pressure when the heart is pumping. A healthy blood pressure for adults is 120 (systolic) over 80 (diastolic). High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can occur when blood vessels become less elastic or arteries narrow. When diastolic pressure rises, problems can occur due to the constant strain on the arteries, even between heartbeats."
- Matthew Budoff, Enhancing Heart Health: Preventing a Heart Attack (Get the book.)

"HBOT consists of placing a patient in an airtight chamber, and then increasing the air pressure, generally while the patient is breathing pure oxygen. In milder forms of the procedure, concentrated oxygen may be used. The experience of mildly increased air pressure is usually not uncomfortable and is similar to the air pressure increases that occur while flying on airplanes. However, pressure-related trauma to the middle ear is the most common side effect of HBOT, but is minimal in the milder forms of the procedure."
- Kenneth Bock, Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders (Get the book.)

"So far so good for the potassium-blood pressure connection. Diets rich in potassium appear to protect against hypertension, at least in certain instances. But, can potassium-rich diets or potassium supplementation lower blood pressure? High potassium intake appears to have no effect on blood pressure in people with normal blood pressure. On the other hand, high-potassium intake does appear to lower blood pressure in many but not all with hypertension. Many years ago it was reported that adding potassium chloride to the diets of hypertensive patients caused a reduction in blood pressure."
- Sheldon Saul Hendler, The Doctor's Vitamin and Mineral Encyclopedia (Get the book.)

"The bottom number, your "diastolic blood pressure," is the pressure when your heart is resting between beats. (These numbers are expressed in terms of millimeters of mercury, or mmHg.) Normal blood pressure is around 120/80. Hypertension is commonly defined as having a number of consecutive blood pressure readings greater than 140/90. The good news is that you can lower your blood pressure simply by choosing one type of salad oil over another. The main oils in The Omega Diet—olive oil and the omega-3 oils—have been medically proven to lower blood pressure."
- Artemis P. Simopoulos, M.D., and Jo Robinson, The Omega Diet: The Lifesaving Nutritional Program Based on the Diet of the Island of Crete (Get the book.)

"The blood pressure itself is basically the pressure that the blood exerts on the arterial walls. An elevated diastolic pressure has a worse affect on the genesis of atherosclerosis than does a high systolic pressure. Even a diastolic pressure between 80 and 90 is associated with an increased risk. High blood pressure puts strain on the blood vessels, the heart, and the kidneys (especially important in controlling the BP). Many doctors consider a BP in the range from 140/90 to 160/95 to be only mildly elevated, though it definitely increases risk."
- Elson M. Haas, M.D., Staying Healthy with Nutrition: The Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine (Get the book.)

"The bottom number, your "diastolic blood pressure," is the pressure when your heart is resting between beats. (These numbers are expressed in terms of millimeters of mercury, or mmHg.) Normal blood pressure is around 120/80. Hypertension is commonly defined as having a number of consecutive blood pressure readings greater than 140/90. The good news is that you can lower your blood pressure simply by choosing one type of salad oil over another. The main oils in The Omega Plan—olive oil and the omega-3 oils—have been medically proven to lower blood pressure."
- Artemis P. Simopoulos, MD and Jo Robinson, The Omega Plan: the Medically Proven Diet That Gives You the Essential Nutrients You Need to Greatly Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke (Get the book.)

"This extra pressure in blood vessels tends to move water out of the blood vessels and into the interstitial fluid. This movement of water out of blood vessels is offset by osmotic pressure. There is normally a higher concentration of solutes inside blood vessels. Thus, osmotic pressure tends to move interstitial water into the blood to equalize concentrations. TRANSPORT OF IONS ACROSS CELL MEMBRANES Transport proteins embedded in the cell membrane regulate the flow of positive ions across the cell membrane. Negative ions follow the positive ions to maintain a neutral electrolyte balance."
- Dr. Steve Blake, Vitamins and Minerals Demystified (Get the book.)

"In a study of men without cardiovascular disease, those who had three or more features of insulin resistance (metabolic syn- BLOOD pressure IN A NUTSHELL ?The first number is the systolic pressure, which is the force of blood in your arteries as your heart beats. For people who are fifty years or older, the systolic number gives the most accurate diagnosis of hypertension. ?The second number is the diastolic pressure, which is the force of the blood in the arteries as the heart relaxes between beats. ?"
- Steven V. Joyal, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease (Get the book.)

"The article referred to the results of a study indicating no change in the blood pressure of people with normal pressure when salt intake was decreased or when it was reinstated. However, blood pressure of high-blood-pressure subjects was lowered when salt was restricted, and it went up again when their salt intake was returned to the former level. We have come to expect these responses. The same article noted other research in Israel showing that blood pressure was lowered for overweight high-blood-pressure subjects when they reduced calories rather than salt."
- Hank Trisler, Fell's Official Know-It-All Guide No Bull Selling: Your Absolute, Quintessential, All You Wanted to Know, Complete Guide (Fell's Official Know-It-All Guides) (Get the book.)

"A "normal" blood pressure reading for an adult is 130 (systolic) over 85 (diastolic), also shown as 130/85 mm Hg (millimeters of mercury, under pressure). Blood pressure rises as we age, so people over the age of 60 may have "normal" blood pressure as high as 180/100. One of the best cures for low blood pressure caused by tired adrenals is salt. It's a misconception that salt is bad for everyone—excessive salt can create high blood pressure in some people. Using a moderate amount of salt is perfectly healthy, and it's unhealthy to eliminate it from the diet. Dr."
- John Lee, Jesse Hanley, Virginia Hopkins, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause: Balance Your Hormones and Your Life From Thirty to Fifty (Get the book.)

"Systolic means the pressure when the heart contracts. Diastolic means the pressure between heartbeats when the heart relaxes. A normal blood pressure is 120 over 80 or less. 11. Genetics Recent decades have brought exciting advances and understanding about the role of genetics in illness. For cardiologists, the Human Genome Project, which has mapped the location and role of various genes, has opened new doors to the diagnosis and treatment of CVD. When people say "it's a family thing" referring to somebody's illness, we are now starting to have specifics about what that means."
- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"The experience of mildly increased air pressure is usually not uncomfortable and is similar to the air pressure increases that occur while flying on airplanes. However, pressure-related trauma to the middle ear is the most common side effect of HBOT, but is minimal in the milder forms of the procedure. HBOT was first used when scuba divers needed extra oxygen to overcome decompression sickness, but now it has a wide range of applications."
- Kenneth Bock, Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders (Get the book.)

"The systolic reading measures the pressure in the blood vessels during that split second when the heart pumps out the blood. The diastolic reading measures the pressure when the heart is at rest. Years ago, the diastolic measurement was considered the more important of the two. But we know now that the systolic reading is as—if not more—important in diagnosing and treating high blood pressure."
- Elaine Magee, Food Synergy: Unleash Hundreds of Powerful Healing Food Combinations to Fight Disease and Live Well (Get the book.)

"Measuring Blood Pressure Blood pressure is measured with two numbers: diastolic, the pressure that remains between heart beats, and systolic, the pressure when the heart contracts and pushes the blood into the arteries. Systolic is normally about 40 millimeters (35 to 45 on average) higher than diastolic, so blood pres- sure is conveniently expressed as systolic over diastolic. For example, normal blood pressure is 120 systolic and 80 diastolic millimeters of mercury. It is conveniently expressed simply as systolic over diastolic, or 120 over 80."
- James Scala, The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut: The Complete Nutritional Guide to Ileitis, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Get the book.)

"The top number, or systolic pressure, represents the highest pressure when the heart is pumping. A healthy blood pressure for adults is 120 (systolic) over 80 (diastolic). High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can occur when blood vessels become less elastic or arteries narrow. When diastolic pressure rises, problems can occur due to the constant strain on the arteries, even between heartbeats."
- Matthew Budoff, Enhancing Heart Health: Preventing a Heart Attack (Get the book.)

"Amiden's psychic abilities were preceded by both a rise in his diastolic blood pressure (the pressure of the blood as it returns to the heart) and a rise in geomagnetic "noise." It may be that geomagnetic activity must first cause changes in the "heart brain" before a person can transmit information that can affect physical matter. Interestingly, as with couples in the Love Study, Amiden's most powerful psychokinetic effects anticipated strong input: in his case, geomagnetic flux."
- Lynne McTaggart, The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World (Get the book.)

"To build the psychological pressure even further, we told them that we'd videotape their speech and have it evaluated by their peers. As you can imagine, this surprise public-speaking assignment made people anxious. Indeed, that was our goal—to make everyone who participated in this study anxious. And we thoroughly succeeded! We know this from the verbal reports we gathered from our participants later on, and also from looking at changes in the cardiovascular measures we were tracking. Heart rates shot up. Blood pressures rose. Veins and arteries constricted."
- Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life (Get the book.)

"Researcher David Moth conducted an experiment in which he measured the actual pressure exerted by bras on the underlying lymphatic ducts. He says, "The results suggest that the lightest possible bras will still exert pressures in excess of that found within the lymphatic vessels." Several other studies confirm the link between bra wearing and breast cancer. In 1991 Hsieh CC & Trichopoulos D studied breast size and left/right handedness as risk factors for breast cancer."
- Andreas Moritz, Cancer Is Not A Disease - It's A Survival Mechanism (Get the book.)

"Then, applying considerable time pressure, we asked these volunteers to prepare a speech on "Why you are a good friend." To build the psychological pressure even further, we told them that we'd videotape their speech and have it evaluated by their peers. As you can imagine, this surprise public-speaking assignment made people anxious. Indeed, that was our goal—to make everyone who participated in this study anxious. And we thoroughly succeeded!"
- Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life (Get the book.)

"It's developmentally incorrect to pressure preschoolers and kinder-gartners to master basic reading at ages four, five, and six. This pressured learning environment highlights too many kids' learning differences and makes them feel bad about themselves. Allow your child to develop naturally. Given a little more time to grow and develop, many kids who have been branded with ADD/ADHD might have adjusted to academics better, but our society likes to make one size fit all, and parents see natural learning differences at a young age as a sign of something worse."
- Jay Gordon, The ADD and ADHD Cure: The Natural Way to Treat Hyperactivity and Refocus Your Child (Get the book.)

"A statistical analysis performed afterwards showed that the systolic blood pressure (that is, the pressure of blood flow as it is being pumped from the heart) of the group being treated by a healer was significantly improved, compared with that of the controls. The healers had employed a well-defined regime, which involved relaxation, getting in touch with a Higher Power or Infinite Being, using visualization or affirmation of the patients in a state of perfect health, and giving thanks to the source, whether it was God or some other spiritual power."
- Lynne Mctaggart, The Field - The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe (Get the book.)

"Blood pressure Problems, Poor Circulation, Edema-The hypothyroid person can have high or low blood pressure, depending on the organ affected. If the adrenals are overly active, high blood pressure can result, but as the adrenals become exhausted, the blood pressure will drop below normal. Thyroid hormone will improve circulation, lower or raise blood pressure to normal, and increase blood glucose to normal."
- Lita Lee, Lisa Turner and Burton Goldberg, The Enzyme Cure: How Plant Enzymes Can Help You Relieve 36 Health Problems (Get the book.)

"Given a little more time to grow and develop, many kids who have been branded with ADD/ADHD might have adjusted to academics better, but our society likes to make one size fit all, and parents see natural learning differences at a young age as a sign of something worse. They pressure their children to do better and unwittingly create an intense environment that makes their children nervous and anxious. It doesn't let up as our children get older: there's middle school, then high school, then college, and then the workplace. There are social, emotional, and work-related pressures."
- Jay Gordon, The ADD and ADHD Cure: The Natural Way to Treat Hyperactivity and Refocus Your Child (Get the book.)

"Given equal water pressure at the source, water moves through the narrower garden hose much faster and with much greater pressure than it does through the wider hose. In other words, large, flexible blood vessels are better for maintaining normal blood pressure. There is considerable scientific research showing that elevated glucose and insulin levels, as well as insulin resistance, are common causes of hypertension. Insulin can increase blood pressure in numerous ways. For example, the hormone can increase the retention of sodium, which raises blood pressure in many people."
- Jack Challem, Burton Berkson, Melissa Diane Smith, Syndrome X: The Complete Nutritional Program to Prevent and Reverse Insulin Resistance (Get the book.)

"Each time just before applying pressure to B's arm, A says "hold." Then A applies a pressure of ten to fifteen pounds for no more than two seconds or a distance of two inches. The pressure is applied slowly, peaking at the end of two seconds. B tries to oppose the pressure and keep his or her arm up. The aim is to see how B's arm responds to that amount of pressure. Should the arm weaken, it is not necessary to push it very far beyond the point where it goes weak. Some initial calibration can be done by having B say "yes" and testing, and then say "no" and testing."
- Robert Sampson, M.D. & Patricia Hughes, B.S.N., Breaking Out of Environmental Illness: Essential Reading for People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Allergies, and Chemical Sensitivities (Get the book.)

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