Help Yourself to Health

Hypertension Pt. 2

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

Program transcript

Participants: Don Miller, Agatha Thrash


Series Code: HYTH

Program Code: HYTH000143

00:01 Twenty-five percent
00:03 of Americans have high blood pressure...
00:04 And 67 percent
00:07 of those do not even know they have it.
00:09 That's why we call it
00:10 "the silent killer. "
00:12 We'll be talking about that
00:13 in the next half-an-hour.
00:15 I'm Agatha Thrash
00:16 from Uchee Pines Institute,
00:18 a Medical Missionary
00:19 Training Institute...
00:21 And we hope you will join us
00:22 for this program.
00:43 Welcome to
00:44 "Help Yourself to Health"
00:45 with Dr. Agatha Thrash
00:46 of Uchee Pines Institute.
00:48 And now...
00:49 here's your host,
00:50 Dr. Thrash.
00:53 Although more than
00:55 60 million people
00:56 in the United States
00:58 have high blood pressure,
01:00 only about
01:01 a- quarter of those
01:02 have their blood pressure
01:04 under control.
01:05 So,
01:06 we need to find out
01:07 how we can manage
01:09 our lifestyles
01:10 so that we can
01:11 get the blood pressure
01:12 under control.
01:14 And I have with me
01:15 Don Miller who is
01:16 going to talk with you about the
01:17 effect of stress
01:21 on the blood pressure
01:22 and how it affects the
01:23 entire lifestyle.
01:24 So, Don Miller.
01:26 I want to say first
01:27 as I talk about stress,
01:28 that stress has been given to us
01:30 by a very loving God
01:31 for a very real purpose.
01:33 I'll give you sort of a
01:34 scenario that happened to me not long ago.
01:36 I was in the country of Zimbabwe
01:37 and we were
01:39 riding through a park
01:40 called Wankee,
01:41 and we came upon
01:43 2 lions; a male lion
01:45 and a female lion...
01:46 ...somewhere off the road,
01:48 and it was very exciting
01:50 to see these 2 lions there.
01:53 But they were just sort of laying there
01:54 ...I want to see these
01:55 lions DO something.
01:56 And so I decided to
01:58 try to get them to DO something.
02:00 And so I,
02:02 rather foolishly
02:03 got out of the vehicle.
02:05 And, it's amazing
02:06 what stress does for the body...
02:08 how fast it make you move
02:10 because when the haunches
02:11 of that lion, the back haunches
02:12 came up off the ground...
02:14 I was in that car
02:15 so fast,
02:16 I couldn't believe it.
02:18 And see, God gave us
02:19 that reaction that when
02:20 something happens,
02:21 that we need that
02:23 fight or flight mode in our bodies,
02:25 we've got everything working
02:27 for that.
02:28 As a matter of fact, what it does
02:29 it raises the blood pressure,
02:31 it increases the pulse rate,
02:34 it constricts certain things,
02:36 your appetite shuts down,
02:38 your digestion shuts down,
02:40 your eliminatory process...
02:42 you can't eliminate...
02:43 all shuts down...
02:44 Because everything is ready
02:46 for that fight or flight situation.
02:48 Stress brings that on.
02:50 And that's a good thing
02:51 when you're walking down the road
02:52 and here comes a Rottweiler
02:54 or you get out of your car
02:55 and there's a lion.
02:57 But what happens
02:58 when you're driving to the airport
03:00 and...
03:01 the plane leaves in an hour
03:02 and you're going to be there...
03:03 it's only 15 minutes away but
03:05 then you come across
03:06 stalled traffic,
03:07 everything is backed up
03:09 for as far as you can see.
03:10 It's the same stress.
03:12 Because what stress is
03:15 is the internal reaction
03:16 to an external stressor.
03:18 And it's how you manage
03:20 that stress that has
03:21 everything to do
03:22 with how you're going to feel
03:24 and how it's going to affect your
03:25 blood pressure and your life
03:26 because basically
03:27 when people get into
03:29 those situations,
03:30 stuck in traffic,
03:31 or not going to make your appointment,
03:33 if you do not know how to
03:35 manage the stress...
03:36 ...we don't want to eliminate stress.
03:38 If we eliminated the ability
03:40 to react to a stressful
03:42 situation,
03:43 we would cut out
03:44 a large part...
03:46 an important part of our lives.
03:48 But how do we manage that stress?
03:50 So here you are...
03:52 you're in the vehicle,
03:53 you've got to get there...
03:54 if you don't get there,
03:55 you're going to miss the airplane flight.
03:56 So, how do you manage that?
03:58 There are a number of ways to manage it.
03:59 1. Sit there and say...
04:01 "Okay Lord,
04:02 I'm really going to be interested
04:04 and see how you work this thing out...
04:06 ...What flight I'm going to get,
04:07 who I'm going to sit next to...
04:09 ...Why?
04:10 Why Lord?
04:11 am I going to miss this flight?
04:13 Because He's in charge.
04:14 If we could just understand it.
04:16 He's in charge of all these circumstances.
04:18 Don't let yourself be a victim
04:21 of circumstances.
04:22 Another thing you can do...
04:23 is stopped,
04:25 traffic stopped...
04:26 Turn off the car,
04:27 get out, walk around
04:28 your car a few times.
04:29 We are told that exercise
04:31 neutralizes stress.
04:33 So get out there,
04:34 and so some exercise.
04:35 If you can't get out,
04:37 just do some type of
04:38 they teach you in the airplane,
04:40 some different exercises to do,
04:41 DO some type of exercises.
04:43 Do some isometrics...
04:44 push here and push there,
04:46 squeeze the steering wheel,
04:48 Do anything because as we
04:50 exert our physical
04:51 forces,
04:52 we lessen the stress on our body,
04:55 because as that stress builds up,
04:57 we are now releasing
04:59 catecholamine's,
05:00 different stress hormones in the body.
05:02 We've got to somehow let these
05:04 things perk off
05:05 by using them up through
05:06 the exertion of our muscles
05:08 in our bodies.
05:09 And so when we get into a stressful
05:10 situation,
05:11 let's not eliminate the stress
05:13 because quite frankly,
05:14 the crying child
05:16 can give you the stress,
05:18 the spouse sometimes might give you stress.
05:20 You can't eliminate these things.
05:21 What we have to do is learn
05:22 how to deal with them.
05:23 And as we allow
05:25 God to be the
05:28 One in charge of our lives saying...
05:29 "Okay, it doesn't matter anymore.
05:31 God is in charge. "
05:32 And we have to also make sure
05:34 we're not putting ourselves foolishly
05:36 into a stressful situation.
05:38 The plane leaves in 2 hours,
05:40 and we haven't started packing yet.
05:41 Now that's the way I do things...
05:43 but that's not good.
05:44 It gives me stress I don't need.
05:46 We need to be packed ahead of time,
05:48 leave in plenty of time.
05:49 If you have done your part,
05:51 if stress comes,
05:53 and we learn how to manage it,
05:55 God will do His part.
05:56 And so,
05:58 stress...
05:59 it's a blessing of God,
06:00 it's a blessing to the body
06:02 and when we need it.
06:04 But if we don't handle it right...
06:06 If we don't manage it right through the
06:07 exercising
06:10 or completely surrendering
06:13 the stressful situation to God,
06:14 is going to cause some real
06:16 problems and that blood pressure
06:17 is going to rise,
06:18 rise, rise...
06:20 ...perhaps sometimes to the breaking point.
06:23 And that's not what we want to happen.
06:25 So we need to learn how to
06:26 let God
06:27 shoulder those burdens
06:28 and those appointments, Dr. Thrash.
06:30 Yes, very good counsel
06:31 about stress.
06:32 And I hope that
06:33 some of these things will be very helpful to you.
06:35 Also,
06:36 in the management of
06:38 blood pressure, there are
06:39 certain nutrients.
06:41 And I have a
06:42 graphic that I'd like to show you
06:43 about the nutrients
06:45 that are involved in
06:46 controlling the blood pressure.
06:48 Notice first, "magnesium. "
06:50 Magnesium has a relaxing
06:52 effect on blood vessels,
06:54 and that makes the magnesium
06:56 so that just taking the
06:58 magnesium alone
06:59 can be very helpful.
07:01 Magnesium in the form of
07:02 Epsom salts is the cheapest form
07:04 that you can get it
07:05 but it doesn't taste good,
07:07 so many people like to take
07:08 it as capsules.
07:09 Then we have "potassium. "
07:11 Potassium is also
07:13 very helpful in the control of
07:15 blood pressure.
07:16 Usually, we depend on
07:18 foods for potassium.
07:19 Sometimes
07:21 some people do take a
07:22 supplement of potassium
07:24 but generally it's
07:25 high potassium foods
07:27 that we want to
07:28 depend on for potassium
07:29 because a little bit of
07:31 excess of potassium,
07:32 can result in some
07:33 rather serious
07:35 malfunctionings of the heart.
07:37 Then another one is
07:39 "Coenzyme Q-10"
07:41 CoQ-10 is known
07:42 as a specific nutrient
07:44 for the heart.
07:45 It also has some
07:47 very good
07:49 hyPOtensive effects
07:52 on the blood pressure.
07:53 So we like to use it
07:55 for the blood pressure.
07:57 We like to use it for anything that
07:58 has to do with the heart.
08:00 It's also very good
08:01 for a number of other
08:02 health problems...
08:05 such as cancer,
08:08 and digestive complaints
08:10 and in a wide variety of
08:11 internal problems
08:13 CoQ-10 can be useful.
08:15 Then, "apples. "
08:16 Apples have a number
08:20 of what we might call
08:21 phytochemicals in them
08:23 and also pectin and boron.
08:26 And all of these
08:27 have a good influence
08:29 on the heart.
08:30 And so we can be
08:32 thankful that
08:33 the Lord has put
08:34 these phytochemicals
08:36 ...a whole list of them,
08:37 in apples.
08:38 Plus pectin
08:39 and boron
08:41 that makes it so that
08:42 an apple a day is very good
08:43 for people who
08:45 have high blood pressure.
08:47 And many people
08:48 who do
08:49 some very simple
08:50 lifestyle things,
08:52 and also
08:54 take these special
08:55 nutrient supplements
08:56 can control their blood pressure
08:58 with nothing more.
09:00 Now, not all
09:02 blood pressure is
09:03 the chronic maintenance
09:05 blood pressure.
09:06 There are times
09:07 when the blood pressure
09:08 goes up acutely
09:09 and we are very worried
09:10 about the person.
09:12 In those cases, we need to be
09:14 prepared to help bring the blood pressure
09:15 down right away.
09:17 And I have with me
09:18 Valerie Schreiber
09:19 who is one of my coworkers at
09:21 Uchee Pines,
09:22 and also a health educator,
09:24 and one of our instructors there
09:26 who is going to tell you how
09:27 she has had some experience
09:29 with dealing with
09:31 an acutely elevated
09:32 blood pressure.
09:33 Valerie Schreiber... Thank you.
09:35 I had an experience
09:37 not too awfully long ago
09:39 in Romania
09:40 where I was awakened in the middle
09:41 of the night
09:42 with one of our patients
09:44 at our Lifestyle Center over there...
09:45 whose blood pressure had gone
09:47 extremely high.
09:48 In fact, it was over 200
09:50 the top number
09:51 and the bottom number was over 150.
09:54 And so they said to me,
09:55 "She's going to stroke unless you know what to do. "
09:58 So I jumped out of bed real fast
10:00 and ran down to her room
10:01 and we immediately
10:02 set her up,
10:04 put her feet into
10:05 a hot foot bath,
10:06 and I gave
10:08 a teaspoon of
10:10 Epsom salts
10:11 which you just heard Dr. Agatha
10:12 talk about, which is magnesium.
10:14 Now, I gave a heaping
10:16 teaspoon which
10:17 would look something like this
10:25 maybe even a little bit more than that,
10:26 and you just put it in the water
10:28 and you just stir.
10:30 Now it is kind of bitter...
10:32 but let me tell you,
10:33 when you are an emergency,
10:35 you better drink it.
10:36 So, you just drink it on down.
10:38 Now, it will loosen your bowels
10:40 a little bit but that's nothing to be
10:41 concerned about because
10:42 it will relax the blood vessels
10:44 and it will bring the blood pressure down.
10:46 And within about 15 minutes,
10:47 we were taking her blood pressure
10:49 and her blood pressure
10:50 was coming down nicely...
10:52 and she did not stroke.
10:53 So that was an incredible experience for me.
10:55 But I want to show you some other
10:57 things that you can do.
10:58 You can put someone immediately
11:01 into a bathtub
11:02 and do what we call
11:03 a hot half bath,
11:05 so the water could come up here
11:06 just about to your waistline
11:08 would be sufficient
11:09 and you just sit in there
11:10 and I would still, in an emergency,
11:12 give some Epsom salts
11:14 and the blood pressure
11:15 will start to come down.
11:16 However, if you're not able to
11:18 do that and the patient
11:19 is very serious and really can't move,
11:21 the important thing
11:23 is to give them water
11:24 about every 10 minutes,
11:25 and have them drinking water,
11:26 give them the Epsom salts,
11:28 and sit them up
11:30 if at all possible,
11:32 have them sitting up
11:33 and you can do a hot foot bath
11:34 but there's one other thing that you can do,
11:36 and I'm going to show you on Melissa
11:38 as she gets up here on the table.
11:40 Let's say it's someone
11:42 that is just
11:43 on the verge of stroking and
11:45 they're in bed.
11:46 So I would immediately bring
11:49 a hot tub of water
11:51 and I would put their feet in a
11:52 hot tub of water
11:53 and I would elevate them
11:54 as much as possible.
11:56 I would put as many
11:57 pillows as possible
11:59 to have them sitting
12:00 up as far as they can
12:02 in the bed
12:03 and THEN,
12:04 I would get myself
12:06 some towels and
12:07 wet them real good
12:08 in hot water
12:09 and you can stick them in the
12:11 microwave for a few minutes
12:12 but if you're
12:13 in a real crunch,
12:15 and it's real serious,
12:17 just get them real hot,
12:18 wring them out and even if you don't
12:19 have time to wring them out good,
12:21 don't worry about that...
12:22 Take the hot towel,
12:23 and put it on her extremities
12:26 just like this...
12:29 and what this is doing, is...
12:31 ...her feet are in the hot water,
12:32 hot towels are on her arms,
12:34 and what this is doing is drawing
12:35 the blood to her extremities
12:37 instead of it going to her head
12:39 and giving her a stroke.
12:40 Now, one other caution
12:42 here for those that may have diabetes,
12:44 you would do this in a different way
12:46 if they had high blood pressure.
12:48 You would NOT put their feet
12:50 into a hot foot bath
12:51 because of their
12:52 lower extremities not having
12:54 good circulation...
12:55 cannot tell hot
12:56 when the temperature is too hot,
12:58 and various other reasons.
12:59 But you can do this
13:00 emergency treatment
13:01 because many people that are diabetic
13:03 also have high blood pressure,
13:05 and they could get
13:06 into a crisis as well.
13:07 So you would do the very same thing...
13:09 You would sit them up in the bed,
13:11 give them Epsom salts,
13:12 and you would wet the towels
13:15 to put on both of their arms
13:16 and then you would wet another
13:17 heavy towel in hot water
13:19 or microwave it if you can,
13:21 and put it right over the top part
13:23 over their legs and the lower part of their stomach
13:25 And this will create
13:26 the same effect as the hot foot bath,
13:28 and actually it will cause
13:31 a reaction that will give
13:33 good circulation to their feet
13:34 so they will kind of get a
13:35 double treatment there... Very good.
13:38 These are very good
13:40 treatments for people with
13:41 an acute flare-up
13:43 of high blood pressure,
13:44 and I'm glad my granddaughter
13:47 doesn't have one of those acute flare-ups...
13:49 this is Melissa,
13:50 who is my treasured granddaughter.
13:57 With high blood pressure,
13:59 we sometimes do
14:01 see people who get strokes.
14:03 I'd like to tell you a
14:05 case history briefly...
14:06 A man named, George,
14:08 who had a stroke
14:10 and was unconscious for
14:12 a few days but he could always swallow.
14:14 As long as a person can swallow,
14:15 you can manage a stroke case
14:17 without
14:19 the specialized nursing care,
14:21 and the specialized equipment
14:22 that you would need in a hospital.
14:26 But if they cannot swallow,
14:28 then they need to have a
14:29 tube placed down.
14:31 Do not try to make a person
14:33 swallow... who,
14:34 it's obvious, cannot swallow.
14:38 So, doing so may
14:39 get materials into
14:41 their lungs which can cause
14:43 really serious pneumonia...
14:45 and may cause the individual to
14:46 lose their life because
14:48 of that very thing.
14:50 Now when
14:52 George had his stroke,
14:54 we noticed that
14:56 after a while,
14:58 he would begin to get a little
14:59 restless...
15:02 He was moving his arms
15:04 and legs
15:06 as well as he could.
15:07 He had a right-side
15:08 partial paralysis.
15:11 We could tell that he would..
15:13 "uhh" grunt a little bit
15:14 and was just obviously restless.
15:16 So we put his feet
15:18 in hot water
15:19 and we could see
15:20 almost immediately
15:22 that the congestion
15:23 that he would have in the veins
15:24 of his forehead and the veins in his
15:26 temple and in his neck
15:27 that these veins
15:29 would become
15:30 much less
15:32 congested and
15:34 he would immediately begin
15:36 to get less restless.
15:38 And as we continued
15:39 with the hot foot bath,
15:41 he would very shortly
15:43 stop his movements at all
15:45 a peaceful,
15:46 relaxed
15:49 atmosphere would come
15:51 about the room
15:52 and about the patient
15:53 and we would all feel
15:54 good that we had
15:56 been able to
15:57 help him in that.
15:59 Now,
16:00 we approach
16:02 high blood pressure from
16:03 a great number of ways
16:04 and right at this time
16:06 Don Miller is going
16:07 to talk with you about
16:09 some other methods
16:10 that we use to
16:11 treat high blood pressure.
16:13 Don Miller.
16:14 One of my favorite ways
16:15 of treating myself
16:17 is by the food that I eat.
16:19 And, it's
16:21 almost a given that
16:22 if a person eats the right type of foods,
16:24 they are not going to get these
16:25 wrong types of diseases.
16:27 As a matter of fact, the Bible says...
16:28 "If you will diligently harken
16:31 unto the voice of the Lord your God
16:32 and do that which is right in His sight,
16:34 and give ear to His commandments
16:35 and keep of all of the statutes,
16:36 I will lay
16:39 NONE of these diseases upon you
16:41 which I have brought upon
16:42 the Egyptians. "
16:43 We look back in
16:45 antiquity to
16:47 the Egyptians...
16:48 they can take the mummies now
16:50 and they can do some
16:51 pathological studies
16:53 of their bodies and they were finding
16:54 that they were dying of the same things
16:56 that we're dying of today.
16:57 But God has said,
16:58 If you do what I SAY,
16:59 you won't get these diseases. "
17:02 And basically, He gave us the diet in Eden.
17:04 He said... I want you to eat fruits...
17:06 and then He
17:07 finally gave us vegetables
17:09 after sin entered,
17:10 but basically fruits, vegetables,
17:11 whole grains, nuts and seeds
17:13 are the foods God has given us
17:15 to sustain the body
17:16 in a good and healthful situation.
17:19 There are 2 types of nutrients
17:21 I want to mention right now...
17:22 One is omega-3 fatty acids,
17:25 and the other is
17:26 L- arginine.
17:28 These are
17:29 very nice
17:31 nutrients that God has given to us.
17:33 You hear a lot about the omega-3
17:35 fatty acids.
17:36 You don't hear much about
17:37 the arginine...
17:38 but I'm going to tell you
17:39 a little bit about each
17:40 one of these things.
17:41 Basically with the omega-3 fatty acids...
17:43 let me explain first of all
17:45 where you get the omega-3.
17:46 We always say...
17:47 Where do they get the omega-3 from?
17:49 Basically, you've got this
17:51 fatty acid chain
17:53 and you have an alpha end
17:55 and an omega end.
17:56 The omega end
17:58 3 bonds up...
18:00 there is a double bond
18:02 and that's the omega-3 end...
18:04 that's where we get the omega-3
18:06 part of the fatty acid.
18:07 It's a very good
18:08 fatty acid for us to have.
18:10 It comes in lots of
18:12 different foods that
18:13 are available to us.
18:14 Now normally
18:16 out there in
18:17 the markets,
18:18 and in nutrition stores,
18:20 you will find your
18:21 omega-3 fatty acids
18:23 being sold as some types of fish oils...
18:26 And whereas they are
18:27 high in omega-3 fatty acids,
18:29 they are also high in
18:31 biomagnification
18:32 and biointensification
18:34 because they are swimming and living
18:36 and doing everything
18:37 that they do today
18:38 in polluted waters.
18:40 And so I tend to
18:41 stay away from
18:42 the omega-3 fatty acids from
18:44 fish sources
18:46 and go to the natural sources
18:48 that God has given to us.
18:49 Probably one of the highest
18:51 sources of omega-3 fatty acids is
18:53 flaxseed oil
18:54 or just flaxseed.
18:56 It's a very nice food.
18:58 It's a very good food.
18:59 As a matter of fact,
19:00 not only is it high
19:01 in omega-3 fatty acids,
19:03 it's an anti-inflammatory.
19:05 Not only is it an
19:06 anti-inflammatory,
19:07 it's high in fiber.
19:09 So if you have a sluggish bowel,
19:11 if you have some type
19:12 of an intestinal problem,
19:13 taking flaxseed is
19:15 an excellent
19:16 solution for that.
19:17 Another nice
19:19 source of omega-3
19:20 fatty acids is walnuts.
19:22 I love walnuts
19:23 and they are very high
19:24 in omega-3 fatty acids...
19:26 especially the English walnut
19:27 and the black walnut.
19:29 But there are many, many foods.
19:31 As a matter of fact,
19:32 most of your foods
19:33 will have some omega-3 fatty acids.
19:34 I have a little list here
19:36 with some that have it...
19:37 Canned spinach,
19:39 a very nice source of
19:40 omega-3 fatty acids.
19:41 Now people say...
19:43 "I don't like spinach. "
19:45 Children usually say that.
19:47 Well you know,
19:48 I don't know why they don't.
19:49 But when I was growing up,
19:51 my family had a little tradition
19:53 I had 3 sisters...
19:55 I have 3 sisters still...
19:56 and we would all sing
19:58 that little thing...
19:59 "I'm Popeye the sailor man"...
20:00 and then we'd say,
20:02 "and I eat my spinach"
20:04 and we'd pop it in...
20:05 And it was such a joyful
20:06 thing to do.
20:07 And so if we make eating
20:08 a little bit more fun
20:09 rather than "EAT YOUR SPINACH."
20:11 we might enjoy
20:12 it a little bit more.
20:13 Almonds!
20:15 A nice source
20:16 of omega-3 fatty acids.
20:18 California avocados,
20:20 sweet potatoes, bananas
20:21 pretty nice medicine
20:23 wouldn't you agree?
20:24 I suggest we get on
20:25 omega-3's
20:27 because they are all heart-friendly,
20:28 they are good for relaxing
20:30 the muscle walls of the arteries
20:32 and good for cleaning out the cholesterol.
20:34 It will help your cholesterol to come down.
20:36 L- arginine is
20:37 another one that I want to mention
20:38 briefly today...
20:40 because it has a very nice
20:41 effect on the artery walls.
20:43 Basically,
20:45 your body produces...
20:47 basically your endothelium cells
20:50 on the inside of your artery walls,
20:51 produce
20:53 a chemical called
20:54 nitric oxide.
20:56 It's not nitrous oxide
20:58 which is laughing gas but
20:59 nitric oxide.
21:01 The nitric oxide
21:03 allows
21:04 the muscle walls
21:05 to relax...
21:06 so they are not always tensed up
21:08 causing high blood pressure,
21:10 but they cause them to relax...
21:12 BUT as cholesterol
21:14 goes up in the body,
21:15 it sort of destroys
21:17 some of that
21:19 nitric acid.
21:20 As that nitric oxide is
21:22 being destroyed,
21:24 we produce more
21:25 of the nitric oxide
21:28 by the L-arginine
21:30 in those endothelium cells...
21:32 But pretty soon our bodies
21:34 become exhausted of the
21:36 L- arginine and
21:37 we can no longer produce
21:38 the nitric oxide.
21:40 So, we have to eat foods
21:42 that are high
21:43 in L-arginine
21:44 to help our
21:46 vascular walls relax
21:48 and bring down blood pressure.
21:49 And I'll just briefly
21:50 read off a list
21:51 of some of the ways that we can get
21:53 our L-arginine.
21:54 I'll say, first of all,
21:55 fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds...
21:57 that's a given... you're going to find it.
21:59 But some very high...
22:00 as a matter of fact,
22:01 the highest source is
22:02 roasted pumpkins seeds.
22:04 I just had some of those for breakfast today.
22:06 Roasted pumpkin seeds,
22:08 delicious food!
22:09 Soybeans, lentils,
22:10 red kidneys, baby limas,
22:12 almonds, brazil nuts,
22:14 all of these things...
22:15 are high in L-arginine
22:17 which is going to allow
22:18 your body to produce
22:20 the nitric oxide,
22:21 which is going to allow your
22:22 artery walls to relax
22:24 therefore, bringing down
22:25 your high blood pressure...
22:26 Dr. Thrash... Yes.
22:28 Want some medicine?
22:29 Oh YES...
22:31 Yes, a walnut
22:33 is very high
22:34 in a number of things.
22:35 It has the omega-3
22:37 fatty acids.
22:39 It has a very good complement
22:41 of a lot of minerals
22:43 and some very good B vitamins.
22:45 It's a wonderful food
22:47 and I much prefer to
22:48 take a pill that way
22:50 than from some
22:51 pharmaceutical agent.
22:52 Now there are some
22:54 other supplements that
22:55 can be helpful to you with
22:56 blood pressure.
22:57 One of those is "taurine. "
23:00 Taurine, which I will
23:01 show you on the screen,
23:03 so that you will know how
23:04 it's spelled...
23:06 Taurine has a number of
23:07 good influences
23:09 on the nervous system
23:12 and even in the growth
23:14 of babies' brains.
23:16 So, mother's milk
23:18 which is high in taurine,
23:20 is the best for the baby's
23:22 brain development;
23:23 whereas cow's milk
23:25 has almost no taurine in it.
23:27 So, that's a good thing
23:29 that we want.
23:30 Vitamin E...
23:31 can be taken up to,
23:33 say... 400 IU
23:36 a day.
23:37 More than that may cause
23:38 some problems
23:39 with the clotting mechanism.
23:41 And then vitamin C.
23:43 We have not always
23:44 thought of vitamin C as being
23:45 helpful to the blood pressure,
23:46 but recent studies
23:49 show that vitamin C
23:51 is quite useful in that way.
23:53 I like to get vitamin C
23:55 not from a pill,
23:56 but you may
23:58 want to use that if your blood pressure is high up.
24:00 But I like to get
24:02 my vitamin C
24:04 from the foods that I eat.
24:06 And Valerie Schreiber is
24:07 going to show you some of these
24:09 delicious foods
24:11 that are high in vitamin C.
24:13 What do you have for us Valerie?
24:14 Well, right here I have
24:16 fruits.
24:17 Most people think that
24:19 "Oh, vitamin C just comes in fruits. "
24:21 But vitamin C is also
24:23 in our vegetables.
24:24 And one of the highest sources of vitamin C
24:26 happens to be right here
24:27 in red pepper.
24:29 This is one of the very highest sources
24:31 of vitamin C.
24:32 Now, another place
24:34 where there is high sources of
24:36 vitamin C happens to be in potatoes.
24:38 Now we don't think of that,
24:40 but in Ireland,
24:41 back in the mid-1840s,
24:44 they had an epidemic of
24:46 scurvy happening.
24:47 And they never had this
24:48 in the country before
24:50 until they had
24:51 a blight with the potatoes.
24:53 And then over 2 million
24:55 people got sick
24:56 and died of various infections
24:58 and diseases...
24:59 and they related it right back
25:00 to the fact that they were
25:01 heavy potato-eaters.
25:03 And really, around the world,
25:04 this is a staple in almost
25:05 every country
25:06 and it has quite a bit of
25:08 vitamin C and it is...
25:09 when you cook this,
25:10 even though you bake this
25:12 potato or cook it,
25:13 it retains at least 30%
25:15 of its vitamin C.
25:16 Unlike what would happen
25:18 in a fruit.
25:19 And so, you know,
25:20 God is so good to us,
25:21 He puts it just
25:22 the right way
25:24 in either fruits or vegetables,
25:25 and so we are better to eat
25:27 them more fresh or steamed
25:29 but those that we need to cook,
25:30 like a potato,
25:31 He still has it chemically
25:33 fixed in such a way
25:34 that we still retain our vitamin C.
25:38 And so, it's also
25:39 in grapefruit juice.
25:42 It has a good quantity
25:43 of vitamin C in grapefruit juice.
25:46 Tomatoes have
25:47 a good amount of vitamin C.
25:50 Kiwi has a real good
25:51 amount of vitamin C.
25:52 And believe it or not,
25:55 so does brussel sprouts,
25:56 broccoli, cauliflower,
25:58 all have a good
26:00 amount of vitamin C.
26:01 Now, a few other things
26:03 I'd like to just tell you about
26:04 vitamin C
26:05 is the fact that
26:07 it is also a decongestant.
26:09 You know how when you get a cold
26:10 and you get a stuffy nose
26:11 and you run out and you buy all these antihistamines,
26:13 well, all you need to do is
26:14 increase your vitamin C...
26:16 Because vitamin C,
26:18 it deactivates
26:19 histamine in your body.
26:21 So the next time you're congested,
26:22 just start eating some
26:24 fresh fruits of vitamin C
26:26 and you'll find that it will
26:27 decongest your head
26:29 and you won't need to go out and buy
26:30 antihistamines.
26:31 Now vitamin E...
26:32 we'll talk a little bit about vitamin E.
26:34 Vitamin E happens to be
26:36 one of the vitamins that is
26:37 ALMOST in every
26:39 common food that we eat.
26:42 It is high in abundance
26:43 in your grains and wheat germ
26:46 and nuts
26:48 and seeds
26:49 but it is also in vegetables
26:51 It's in broccoli
26:53 and it's in cauliflower
26:54 as I have right here,
26:56 and asparagus and tomatoes and carrots
26:58 and it is quite
26:59 a bit in our leafy green vegetables.
27:03 And, as well, as it is in fruit.
27:05 So you know, God is so good...
27:07 He just puts everything
27:08 that we need for
27:10 life and health in all
27:11 of His vegetables and
27:13 fruit, and nuts and grains
27:15 And if we learn to eat them
27:16 properly this way,
27:18 in the right fashion,
27:19 and not overcook them
27:21 and not put them in fat,
27:22 we will have all that we need
27:24 for life.
27:25 And I see walnuts have
27:26 shown up again...
27:29 and sunflower seeds.
27:30 So we can,
27:32 with blood pressure problems,
27:34 we can feel
27:35 very good about
27:36 eating these nuts and seeds
27:38 and know that we have
27:40 done something very good
27:41 for the blood pressure.
27:43 So, with these very
27:44 simple things that we have
27:46 the Lord has made it
27:47 so that we are not
27:48 powerless against the
27:50 influence of the evil one
27:51 but have His tools
27:53 that we can work with.


Revised 2014-12-17