The “Blue Solution” to High Blood Pressure
If your blood pressure is high, you should be taking immediate steps to lower it.
But drugs aren’t the way to do it.
I’ve told you about all kinds of drug-free ways to lower your blood pressure—from walking, to hot baths, to taking a nap.
Today, I have another one to add to the list—and it might just be the best one yet.
In fact, this one is just as effective as the main drugs to treat hypertension.
In a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, researchers exposed participants to 30 minutes of whole-body blue light.
Then they measured a number of cardiovascular factors.
They found that the blue light reduced systolic (top number) blood pressure by 8 mmHg.
To put that number in perspective, that’s about the reduction produced by blood pressure lowering drugs in clinical trials.
Said another way… blue light is just as effective at lowering blood pressure as Big Pharma’s best drugs.
But unlike the drugs, blue light doesn’t come with dangerous side effects… or a hefty price tag.
But lower blood pressure was just the start.
Blue light therapy also reduced arterial stiffness and increased blood vessel relaxation – two important risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
One way it appeared to work was by increasing levels of nitric oxide, a signaling molecule that is critical for the health of your blood vessels.
Nitric oxide relaxes the blood vessels, which ultimately increases blood flow and lowers blood pressure.
This study showed how beneficial blue light is for your heart, but that doesn’t mean you should run out and buy a blue light unit for your house.
In fact, I advise against it.
To get all the blue light you’ll ever need, all you have to do is step outside in the sun and soak up all of its natural – completely free – blue rays.
The best time of day to get blue light is in the early morning hours.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
For years he’s been the trusted doctor for celebrities, world-class athletes, and countless seniors looking to reclaim their health.
And now…for the first time ever… he’s making his medical breakthroughs available to readers all across America.
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D. is one of the most pioneering and innovative minds in medicine today – and he delivers cutting-edge cures each month through his Natural Health Response newsletter.
Natural Health Response readers get full access to Dr. Gerhauser’s protocols for chronic pain… heart disease… diabetes… Alzheimer’s… and even cancer. These are the very same treatments Dr. Gerhauser recommends to his own patients at his practice in Tucson, Arizona.
In addition to being a board-certified medical doctor, Dr. Gerhauser has earned two master’s degrees and has served as a clinical professor at the University of Arizona.
And as a physician at the world-famous Canyon Ranch, Dr. Gerhauser treated celebrities from around the world who paid dearly for the type of next-generation health information he provides Natural Health Response readers each month.
View More Free Articles
Some health issues have an impact on your life. Others, like indigestion, attack your QUALITY of life. Common symptoms like bloating, nausea, and stomach pain can sideline you. They make you miss out on the things you love and leave you miserable. But if you battle indigestion, I have some FANTASTIC news. Researchers uncovered a...
When it comes to your health, you’re either building it up or tearing it down. The same is true of your brain. The dramatic rise in dementia and Alzheimer’s over the past few decades is NOT due to bad luck or bad genes… but bad choices. But this is good news because it means YOU’RE...
If it’s not a drug, modern medicine downplays its impact. Unfortunately, the idea that food can be used as medicine isn’t taken seriously. Or worse, it’s outright dismissed. It’s a tragedy and an outrage. After all, healthy foods are brimming with potent nutrients, every bit as powerful as any drug in the pharmacy. These “natural...
If you’re a regular Natural Health Today reader, you ALREADY know I’m a BIG fan of sunlight. Getting plenty of sunshine throughout your day sets your circadian rhythm, translating to better sleep, metabolism, energy levels, and more. Sunlight is also, hands down, the BEST source of vitamin D. Why would you want to load up...
Men, if you find yourself suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED), you want solutions. FAST. And I get it. Regardless of your age, it’s a disturbing condition. But today, I have a warning for you. New research reveals that instead of seeing ED as merely a problem that needs fixing, you should see it as a...
Yesterday, I told you about new research revealing that obesity-related heart deaths have tripled in recent years. If this has you thinking about ways to reduce the number on the scale, great! But if you’re considering choosing sugar-free, zero-calorie packaged diet foods made with sugar substitutes… That’s NOT the way to do it. Sugar substitutes...
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. In fact, the CDC says it’s responsible for 1 in 5 deaths, killing someone every 33 seconds. This is DESPITE the advanced testing methods, millions of people taking prescription heart drugs—like statins, ACE inhibitors, and aspirin—and the push for people to eat...
All kinds of things can HARM your heart health. (In fact, later this week, I will touch on two of them.) But today, we’ll talk about the opposite: A simple way to dramatically reduce your heart risk. In fact, this easy heart hack could lower your blood pressure by as many as 10 points—no drugs...
They say that laughter is the best medicine. Now I know having a good laugh certainly makes me FEEL happier and less stressed. But could a good giggle REALLY be beneficial enough to be called medicine? A study examining the effects of “laughter therapy” asked that exact question. And the surprising answer is YES… especially...
When you’re young, a broken bone means getting a cool cast that all your friends sign. When you’re a senior, it could mean a death certificate. And yet, DESPITE this so-called “healthy” diet being linked to a SOARING hip fracture risk, it keeps getting shoved down our throats. Don’t let anyone fool you: There’s nothing...