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30 Million Americans Were Just Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure, Here's Why...
30 million Americans who woke perfectly healthy yesterday morning are now suddenly in need of expensive hypertension treatments after the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology decided to lower the definition of "high blood pressure" to 130/80 from the previous trigger of 140/90. According to Reuters, the change means that nearly 50% of American adults, or roughly 100 million people, now suffer from high blood pressure.

Americans with blood pressure of 130/80 or higher should be treated, down from the previous trigger of 140/90, according to new guidelines announced on Monday by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.

At the new cutoff, around 46 percent, or more than 103 million, of American adults are considered to have high blood pressure, compared with an estimated 72 million under the previous guidelines in place since 2003.


Of course, perhaps a slight, artificial "tweaking" of their addressable market was exactly the right cure for what's been ailing Merck's stock of late...

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Trump's pick for HHS (Health and Human Services) Secretary is Alex Azar a former Eli Lily exec.
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Most folks can lower their blood pressure by doing daily meditation.

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Wow last time I went to the Dr. he wanted to check my blood pressure, I think cause he wanted to prescribe me pills. He asked me if I drink too but I haven't since August 28, 2004 so I told him I don't drink. If these stats come to Canada then I think I would have high blood pressure, but not by the old calculations. I have been indulging my food tastes lately though and I gained some weight, so that might have raised my blood pressure.

Personally I don't think that blood pressure will kill you and neither will high cholestral. They are linked to your heart health though. So why would you want to cover up your symptoms of a problem with drugs?
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Years ago (back in the early 70's), my husband was diagnosed with high blood pressure.
I had been into nutritional and natural healing for a few years, and I came across a study that told how a person could lower their blood pressure by doing "TM" (Transcendental Meditation).
So we researched a bit on the subject (was before the time of us all having computers and internet, so it wasn't as quick to research as it is now) ... anyway, we learned how to do TM, and he started doing that every day, and it took only a short while (can't remember how long) and his blood pressure was back to normal.
He continued doing regular TM for years, and was never again bothered with high blood pressure.

   “Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful. And kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created. And you will renew the face of the earth.”    
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After Attacking Coconut Oil As “Dangerous” and Pushing Blood Pressure Drugs as the Solution, American Heart Association President Suffers a Heart Attack

In what appears to be a clear case of irony, the president of the American Heart Association, John Warner, suffered what doctors say was a minor heart attack earlier this week after his organization advised Americans earlier this year to stop using butter in their foods and replace it with toxic, artery-clogging vegetable oils instead.

According to a published report on the AHA website, Warner — himself a cardiologist (another irony) and CEO of UT Southwestern University Hospitals in Dallas — is in stable condition after doctors inserted a stent into a blocked artery.

“John wanted to reinforce that this incident underscores the important message that he left us with in his presidential address yesterday – that much progress has been made, but much remains to be done. Cardiac events can still happen anytime and anywhere,” said Nancy Brown, chief executive officer of the AHA.

In that talk, Warner told a Scientific Sessions meeting — where he gave his presidential address — that there were “no old men” in his family, and that is due largely to heart disease.

“I know this is also true in far too many other families, not just in the U.S., but around the world. I believe the people in this room have the power – and even the duty – to change that. Together, we can make sure old men and old women are regulars at family reunions,” he said.

“In other words, I look forward to a future where people have the exact opposite experience of my family, that children grow up surrounded by so many healthy, beloved, elderly relatives that they couldn’t imagine life any other way.”

Fair enough, and an admirable goal to be sure — but then why would his organization make the recommendation to change from butter, which is natural, a healthy fat, and can even be organic, to a substance far less healthy with known ties to cardiac disease?

Could it be due to a major conflict of interest?

As we reported in June:

The AHA has long gone after healthy fats, and this time it even went so far as to say that coconut oil is bad for your heart. They would say that, of course, because eating these healthy foods keeps people from needing the prescription drugs made by the firms that support the group.

Vegetable oils may seem better, but in actuality, they’re not. Polyunsaturated fats like corn and canola oil can promote inflammation, which is responsible for an increase in cancer while slowing the body’s metabolism rate.

What’s more, nearly all canola oil is made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Plus, it is known to suppress thyroid function and your immune properties, and it requires extra processing by the body because of the toxins such oils contain.

“Yet they want us to believe that a chemical that was not put on this Earth for human consumption is really so much better for us than natural butter that came from a cow?” writes Isabelle Z. for Natural News.

Corn oil is so bad for the body that even some food makers who are not known to place a premium on healthy ingredients are starting to reject it along with other GMO-based oils such as soy and even canola.

On the other hand, olive oil — and in particular extra-virgin olive oil — is believed to be one of the healthiest of all oils, making the AHA’s advice on butter and vegetable oils confusing and contradictory.

But always remember that the AHA is heavily funded by the pharmaceutical industry, which survives on keeping people as sick and unhealthy as possible — another irony.

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List time I went to the doctor, the Uverse modem next to the exam room gave me hypertension.

I checked BP before and after the doctor visit, and the toxic office shot my BP up to 190/90.

It was 130/79 at home.
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