Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

High Blood Pressure Home Remedies

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a serious medical issue that should be controlled. If it isn’t properly treated it can potentially lead to kidney problems, stroke, heart disease and other health problems. Unfortunately, the cause of hypertension is not yet entirely understood, which can make prevention and treatment somewhat tricky. The good news is that there are high blood pressure home remedies that work for some people.

Before you try any of them it is absolutely essential that you talk to your doctor first. He will be aware of your health history and can make additional recommendations. Furthermore, if you are on medication for the treatment of high blood pressure, you should never stop taking it unless your doctor says otherwise.

It has been well documented that a lot of drugs for hypertension have some potentially serious side effects (again, don’t stop taking them unless instructed to do so by your doctor). However, you can always try some high blood pressure home remedies to get your condition under control. If you can use natural methods to reduce it low enough, then your doctor may allow you to stop taking hypertension drugs.

However, even if you haven’t been diagnosed with high blood pressure, there is still a chance that you have it. Some researchers believe that as many as 95% of people with hypertension don’t even know they have it. That’s why this disease has earned the nickname of the “silent killer”.

Here are a few remedies that people have used:

1. Drinking the juice of 1/2 of a lemon mixed in with 8 fluid ounces of water every 2 to 3 hours seems to have a positive effect for some people.

2. Add 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds to 1 cup water. Drink it once in the morning, and then again at night. People who have successfully used this method say it can take anywhere from 3 to 4 weeks for it to work, but it may be worth trying.

3. 1 tablespoon of the juice of a gooseberry mixed with a bit of honey is thought to keep your blood flowing properly. Have a spoon of this mixture to get your day started.

4. Diet and exercise. Sure, there are some concoctions that you can try for a “quick fix”, but nothing beats diet and exercise as a home remedy for high blood pressure. Reducing the amount of sodium in your diet will go a long way toward controlling your hypertension. Even if you stay on medication, chances are that your doctor will want you to reduce your sodium intake. Doing aerobic exercise most day of the weeks will improve your overall health and can potentially lower your blood pressure; don’t overdo it though.

Try these high blood pressure home remedies and see for yourself how well they work. Again, be sure to check with your doctor, and never stop taking any medication unless you are expressly told to do so by your doctor. Other than that, these remedies can help you get things under control.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Common Contents of Vitamin Supplements

Anyone who takes vitamin supplements and looks at its bottles or boxes is familiar with the vitamins that are contained in each tablet.

But what do those vitamins really do? Do you really need to take them? Below is a list of the most common vitamins found in supplements as well as a description of what they do.

Vitamin A

– commonly found in leafy vegetables and in other products like carrots, broccoli, papaya, eggs and liver, this vitamin helps keep the eyes healthy. A deficiency of this vitamin can cause permanent loss of eyesight.

Vitamin B1

– thiamine is the other name for this vitamin. It keeps the heart and the digestive and nervous systems functioning normally. Aside from that, thiamine is also important in a person’s physical growth and development. Good sources of
this vitamin include beef, pork, nuts and legumes, among other foods.

Vitamin B2

– otherwise known as riboflavin, this vitamin is important in metabolizing energy as well as fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Common sources of this vitamin include milk, cheese and leafy vegetables. A deficiency of this vitamin
is signaled by cracked lips, mouth ulcers and sore throat, among other symptoms.

Vitamin C

– also known as ascorbic acid, this vitamin has a lot of benefits attributed to it. Some of them include boosting the immune system and minimizing the symptoms of illnesses. It is also a well-known antioxidant. Lack of this vitamin
can cause scurvy that leads to loss of teeth and eventually, death.

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Getting Started in Herb Gardening

Imagine starting dinner, the onions and garlic sizzling away in the frying pan, tomatoes chopped and ready to go, all you need is a bit of fresh thyme and you have the perfect spaghetti sauce. So you just pop out the front door and grab a handful. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? But many people are afraid to start herb gardening because they think it is too difficult for someone who is just getting started.

However, herb gardening isn’t nearly as difficult as you might imagine. In fact, if you begin with seedlings, you shouldn’t have any problems at all! There is no need to start seeds, which can be rather difficult and time consuming. Just pop down to your local plant nursery and they can set you up with a wide variety of herbs for your new garden.

A herb garden can be planted just about anywhere that you have space. A strip of dirt beside the front walk, or you could take over a flower bed or two. Even if you have no outdoor space, herbs can be grown in large containers set in a well-lit area or on the balcony. So, you see, there really is no reason not to start herb gardening today.

Before planting your herbs, you will want to make sure that they have a nice nutritious soil to go into. Add aged manure or bagged fertilizer to the area that you plan to use for herb gardening and turn it over with a shovel so everything is mixed in. Now you are ready to get started planting.

Herb gardening requires a little bit of planning, not much. When you buy your plants, they should come with a little plastic marker that gives you basic information about each plant, how tall it will grow, how wide, etc. It is a good idea to read this information before planting your baby herbs. This will help you arrange your herb garden in the most efficient manner possible.

You will want to leave sufficient space around each plant to allow for its eventual growth. Gardening this way means that you won’t have to dig things up later, although it might mean that your garden looks rather sparse for the first year or so. To fill up extra spaces in the meantime you can put in temporary flowering plants like marigolds and pansies.

Taller plants should go in the back of the flower bed if it is along a fence or house. For a round or oval shaped bed, you will want the tallest plants to go in the middle and gently slope down from there. When herb gardening, you need to remember that access is key if you  want to enjoy the herbs in your food. To pick them, you have to be able to reach them!

Once you have started gardening, it is hard to stop. You will find yourself pausing to check out gardening techniques on your way to work or when you take your daily walk. Anything interesting and you’ll be back to apply it to your own gardening in the herb plot! It really is quite addicting.

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

How Herbal Products Can Make You Big Money Online

By Ryan Matthews

Are you sick of filling out surveys and doing data entry?

How would you like to be given a short tutorial on how to promote herbal products and make money online?

Herbal products sell like crazy these days. They sell crazy just about everywhere they are stocked.

Did you know that you can promote almost ANY herbal product ONLINE?

– You don’t need to stock the herbal products

– You don’t need to provide customer support

– Heck…you don’t even need to touch the product.

The system I’m talking about is known as Affiliate Marketing.

Affiliate Marketing is insanely powerful and can just about be implemented by anyone, even by children.

Making money with affiliate programs is broken down into the following core topics

– Find out what people are looking for online

– Provide them with what they want

It’s as easy as that. Broad, but spot on.

You simply sign up to affiliate programs (which are free) and then grab the affiliate links.

When somebody clicks through the affiliate link and buys the product on the landing page, you are credited with a commission.

For herbal products the commissions can be really high. In some cases up to $200 per sale! You would be surprised to know how many people actually buy herbal products online. They DO, because the majority of the products cannot be found at their local pharmacy!

Now as a future affiliate marketer you need to build yourself an empire online. What I mean by that is, you need to build a reputable website online or get somebody to build it for you. You’ll then need a domain name and hosting which will usually cost you $9 per year for a domain name and about $8 per month for a hosting account.

You think it’s difficult to built your own website? You’ll be surprised to know that it’s actually VERY easy. If you can work with Microsoft Word, then you can easily create a website, seeing that the majority of website building software are super easy to use.

You should create a website that is filled with information on what your target market wants and then point them to a page that pre-sells the herbal product. You can talk about the benefits of the herbal product etc and then provide them with the affiliate link. You should promote your website online by submitting article like this one as well as optimize it for the search engines like Google so that you can rank well in Google for the terms and phrases that your pages target.

Affiliate marketing is an art form and there are a lot of things one needs to learn as well as implement to make a very good income. However, everything can be achieved over time and with the right guidance.

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Best regards,
Ryan

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Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

How To Make Money With Herbal Products!

With global economies in melt down and consumers conscious of every dollar they spend – the demand for herbal products has exploded. Why? Well, even in the current economic crisis people are still concerned about their health!

With health insurance rates & pharmaceutical medicines only getting more expensive, the obvious choice has become preventitive health measures. Living healthy and using herbal products can not only save you money, but can make you incredibly wealthy.

Even without a background in the health industry you can still discover the benefits of running your own herbal product empire. Its the perfect business that you can start in your spare time at home and promote your herbal products to customers both online and offline.

There are a number of ways you can get started – from being a herbal product affiliate, drop shipping through to shipping your own products. You can also just supply your products at wholesale to other retailers or web sites online. The boundaries or your involvement is only limited by your imagination.

Discover the secrets to starting your own herbal product empire today at Profit Herbals! You’ll get the inside, first-hand experience of an industry expert revealing his exact business method.