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Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D.
Dr. Russell Blaylock, author of The Blaylock Wellness Report newsletter, is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Find out what others are saying about Dr. Blaylock by clicking here.
Tags: blood pressure | heart failure | hawthorn

Treat Hypertension With Hawthorn

Russell Blaylock, M.D. By Tuesday, 16 April 2019 04:26 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

When blood pressure is elevated, there are safe, natural ways to lower it. An extract from the hawthorn plant lowers mild to moderate hypertension, as well as relieving mild and moderate heart failure.

Hawthorn leaves and flowers contain antioxidants such as oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), which are also known to strengthen blood vessels.

The advantage of hawthorn is that it not only lowers blood pressure (by dilating the vessels), but at the same time it makes the heart muscle stronger.

In addition, its powerful antioxidants help protect the walls of the major blood vessels from lipid peroxidation damage.

In most studies involving patients with difficult-to-control blood pressure, the dosages of conventional drugs were significantly lowered when they were given hawthorn extract.

Personally, I remember one gentleman coming to me for something to control his very high blood pressure, which remained uncontrolled even after his doctors put him on a mixture of antihypertensive medications.

I suggested hawthorn extract along with reduced doses of his medications.

He returned in two weeks and told me that for the first time in 10 years his blood pressure was normal.

Like all other natural treatments, hawthorn extract should only be taken with the help and consultation of a trained nutritional physician or certified clinical nutritionist.

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Hawthorn leaves and flowers contain antioxidants such as oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), which are also known to strengthen blood vessels.
blood pressure, heart failure, hawthorn
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 04:26 PM
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