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Improve Your Quality of Life and Reduce Your Risk of Needing Hospitalization

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High blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension dramatically increases your risk of developing heart and artery disease. This can lead to heart attacks, strokes, erectile dysfunction, and kidney and heart failure.

According to a 2023 report from the American Heart Association, nearly half of Americans older than age 20 – or more than 122 million people – currently have high blood pressure, and many don’t even know they have it.

Hypertension is often called the “silent killer” because only the lucky ones feel bad when their pressure is up. Most of the time, there are no symptoms, or the symptoms of headache, nausea, dizziness, swollen ankles, and sluggish kidney function are not properly attributed to blood pressure readings. Simply getting your pressure checked, and checked often starting as a teenager, might just save your life.

Blood pressure levels and what they mean (as of the 2023 guidelines)

  • Normal blood pressure: Below 120/80
  • Elevated blood pressure: Between 120/80 and 139/89
  • High blood pressure: 140/90 or more

The top number is the systolic blood pressure. The bottom number is the diastolic pressure, and they are usually read as one number “over” a second number.

Does high blood pressure lead to other diseases?

YES! But most of these can be avoided if your blood pressure gets under control because it is years of damage caused by hypertension that results in vessel injury.

High blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease, heart attacks, heart failure, and arrhythmia.

High blood pressure increases the risk of strokes, both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes (AKA brain bleeds).

High blood pressure increases the risk of kidney disease, which can lead to the need for dialysis or kidney transplant.

High blood pressure can lead to blindness, erectile dysfunction, and neuropathy.

All of these are called “end-organ damage” because the damage is the end result of having high blood pressure for a long time.

Can I control my blood pressure? YES! Absolutely.

With proper measuring techniques (fun fact: most offices measure blood pressure wrong) and treatment, high blood pressure can be controlled. Then most of the complications can be prevented and, in many cases, even reversed. Diet and lifestyle changes are almost always needed to control blood pressure, sometimes along with medications. Inadequate sleep, excessive alcohol or coffee consumption, smoking, a high salt intake (in some but not all patients), lack of regular exercise, poor oral health, nutrient deficiency, automatic negative thoughts, excess junk food, and obesity all negatively affect hypertension.

Six Simple “Detoxing” Steps To Empty Your Toxic Bucket for Better Blood Pressure

Reduce your toxic exposure in your home environment. Small changes add up over time!

  1. Don’t wear shoes indoors.
  1. Replace your furnace filters at least every 6 weeks with high‑quality pleated filters (rated MERV 7‑9).
  2. Consider purchasing an air purifier, at least for your bedrooms. We personally use Austin Air Cleaner in our office and home.
  3. Install chlorine filters in your shower head and drink only filtered water. We recommend the NIKKEN PiMAG Ultra Shower and water filtration system.
  1. Air out dry-cleaning in the garage for a few days before bringing them into the house.
  2. Do not allow smoking in your home.
  3. When it’s time to replace your carpet, consider tile, stone, or nontoxic floor coverings.
  1. Evict the Hidden Enemies in your environment:
  1. Non-organic garden and pesticide treatments
  2. Scented candles or metal-wicked candles
  3. Air fresheners (including plug-ins)
  4. Scented laundry detergent and fabric softener sheets
  5. Teflon and aluminum pans
  6. Perfumes and colognes
  7. Powerful cleaning products – Go to ewg.org to find recipes for nontoxic cleaning products.
  8. MOLD – This can be one of the most toxic presences in your home. Call in an indoor air professional to check if you’re unsure, and fix it immediately.
  1. Filter your water and air, so your lungs, liver, and kidneys don’t have to.


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"Dr. Campbell provides a very comprehensive approach to hypertension management, covering topics ranging from measurement to home remedies for hypertension. Overall, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to take control of their blood pressure to reduce their risk of strokes."

Prof. Dr. Frederick R Carrick, Professor of Neurology University of Central Florida College of Medicine Senior Research Fellow Centre for Mental Health Research in association with University of Cambridge Adjunct Professor MGH Institute of Health Professions Carrick Institute Neurology

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"Combining the cutting-edge science related to blood pressure management, oral health and cardiovascular health with a brilliant, relatable, common sense and integrative approach, Dr. Ellie Campbell provides this must-read resource. You will be 20 years ahead of our standard medical care with the knowledge in this book!"

Anna Cabeca, DO, The Girlfriend Doctor, Best-Selling Author of The Hormone Fix

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"This book is a valuable resource for anyone looking to take control of their blood pressure to reduce their risk of strokes, heart attacks, and dementia. My friend Dr Ellie Campbell is a masterful teacher and provides a comprehensive approach to hypertension management, covering topics ranging from proper measurement techniques to the role of oral health and home remedies for managing hypertension."

Daniel G. Amen, MD, Founder, Amen Clinics and author of Change Your Brain Every Day