The High Blood Pressure/Cholesterol Connection
According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of disease-related death. High blood pressure and high cholesterol are the two major risk factors that contribute to the development of heart disease.
Many doctors treat their patients with prescription medications, that can lead to horrible side-effects! Just look at the list:
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Flushing of the Skin
- Muscle Aches, Tenderness, or Weakness (myalgia)
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Abdominal Cramping or Pain
- Bloating or Gas
Add to this list the chance of developing memory loss, high blood sugar, and even Type 2 Diabetes! What? Why would anyone want to put these drugs into their body, when they can actually develop MORE disease by taking them?
There is also absolutely NO proof that these drugs will keep you from having a heart attack. Just watch any statin drug commercials on TV and you’ll see that the claim simply cannot be made.
The 2-Headed Monster – Salt and Sugar
Your blood pressure AND cholesterol are hugely affected by two things: salt and sugar. The Food and Drug Administration is finally beginning to recognize the problem through their recent urging of food manufacturers to voluntarily limit the sodium they add to food.
“The link between sodium consumption and blood pressure is strong and well documented,” said Susan Mayne, FDA’s Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, in announcing the move. High blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease, stroke, and premature death.
“The totality of scientific evidence, as reviewed by many well-respected scientific organizations, continues to support lowering sodium consumption from current levels,” Mayne explained.