Here is a great article: Seven Steps to Healthy Blood Pressure with Isagenix
Being overweight is a risk factor for high blood pressure because it increases the volume of blood flowing through your vessels, causing an increase in pressure on artery walls. If overweight, losing a few pounds can help to lower high blood pressure and help you feel better.
The Isagenix® Cleansing and Fat Burning System is an excellent program for weight loss. This system includes nutritional cleansing and replacing meals with high-protein shakes. If you are on high-blood pressure medication, however, please be advised that you should check with your doctor before starting the system or any other weight-loss program.
Because lowering calories or “deep cleansing” can potentially lower blood pressure too quickly if you are on medication, it is important for your doctor to monitor you and make medication adjustments as appropriate. Your medication should only be changed with the help of your doctor (read below for more info on medications). I found the information below on the Isagenix Blog.
“In a recent study published in The Lancet and reported in HealthDay News, once again confirmed that diet and exercise were successful in reducing risk for those most in jeopardy of developing type 2 diabetes.
The study, which lasted a decade and included more than 3,000 overweight and obese adults, showed that those who lost weight through reducing caloric intake and increasing physical activity cut their risk of getting diabetes by one-third, compared to those with no intervention.
So if you are ready, better health can be achieved through lifestyle choices that includes a diet lower in fat and calories, exercising regularly and Isagenix. These efforts will not only help you achieve your weight loss goals, but also reduce the risk of developing other life treating conditions in the long run.”
Here is what Isagenix can offer:
Isagenix is for every “BODY”. Isagenix has products that are both safe and effective for every age group. It is never too late! You are never too old for Isagenix!
“If you have Type 2 diabetes there are a few things of which you should be aware if deciding to use the Isagenix Cleansing and Fat Burning System.
Type 2 diabetes
Monitor your glucose levels closely since it’s easy to have low levels while on the program. Isagenix Doctors recommend to their diabetics that they cut their medications in half if they are going to start on the 9-Day Program and if they are using insulin to only use the shorter-acting insulins. Please consult your doctor before adjusting medication. However, the 9 Day Program is disciplined and the 30 Day may be be better place to start. Results will not be as dramatic but it will be something you can stick to.
Isagenix Doctors say that a temporary glucose rise would be OK since it’s better than you falling into a hypoglycemic state, which is more dangerous than a hyperglycemic state. What is generally seen is a reduction of both medication and glucose levels with this program. The Shake Days may very well show an increase in the glucose levels but as your weight goes down this generally is self-correcting. If this rise is too great for you then you can switch to just the IsaPro or you can use ½ a shake 4 times a day or reduce the amount to just ½ a shake 2 times a day.
Many Isagenix say that their patients no longer require any type of medication for diabetes, but individual differences doesn’t make this the case for everyone.* At the very least you should see a reduction in your weight and a reduction in the amount of medication that you are using.”
High Blood Pressure
“Being overweight is also a risk factor for high blood pressure because it increases the volume of blood flowing through your vessels, causing an increase in pressure on artery walls. If overweight, losing a few pounds can help to lower high blood pressure and help you feel better.
The Isagenix® Cleansing and Fat Burning System is an excellent program for weight loss. This system includes nutritional cleansing and replacing meals with high-protein shakes. If you are on high-blood pressure medication, however, please be advised that you should check with your doctor before starting the system or any other weight-loss program. Just because it is always best to have your Dr on board. Also, lowering calories or “deep cleansing” can potentially lower blood pressure too quickly if you are on medication, it is important for your doctor to monitor you and make medication adjustments as appropriate.”
10 Diet and Nutrition Tips for People with Diabetes:
- If overweight, lose weight. Modest weight loss improves insulin resistance and blood sugar control.
- Decrease your intake of saturated and trans fat, and intake of sodium. Choose low-fat, low-sodium dairy foods and lean proteins.
- Decrease your carbohydrate intake, especially simple sugars. Reduced carbohydrate, reduced calorie meal plans can be effective in weight loss and blood sugar management. Monitoring carbohydrates is a key strategy in achieving blood sugar control.
- Consume balanced meals. Eat a minimum of three times per day and include high-quality protein and carbohydrate at each meal.
- Try meal replacements. Use of a quality, nutritious meal replacement shake or bars high in protein once or twice daily can help control the amount of protein and carbohydrate in the diet.
- Practice smart snacking. Snacks that emphasize fiber and protein can help stave off hunger. Avoid “junk foods” high in sugar, fat and sodium.
- Eat a fiber-rich diet. Strive to consume 25 to 30 grams of dietary fiber daily from fruits, vegetables, legumes, bran, whole oats and other whole grains.
- Use a low-sugar fiber supplement if needed to increase fiber intake. Start low and slowly add to diet.
- Consume more mono- and polyunsaturated fats from fish, olive oil, walnuts, almonds, and flax seed. Increase consumption of fish oil. Studies have shown that long-chain omega-3s from fish are especially beneficial in promoting heart health (hear thealth is an important factor in diabetes).
- Get enough of the “sunshine vitamin.” Recent studies show that vitamin D is helpful for optimal heart health.
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The following is a list of the most common drugs and drug combinations used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). With so many approved drugs to choose from, settling on the "best" drug(s) for you will take careful collaboration between you and your doctor.
· Here are the things you and your doctor should consider when choosing the "best" treatment for your hypertension.
Diuretics ("water pills") increase the amount of sodium and water excreted into the urine by the kidneys. It is thought that they lower blood pressure mainly by reducing the volume of fluid in the blood vessels.
*Isagenix is NOT a Diuretic!
Diuretics commonly used for hypertension:
· Acetazolamide - Diamox
· Chlorthalidone - Thalitone
· Hydrochlorothiazide - HydroDiuril, also sold as Microzide and Esidrix
· Indapamide - Lozol
· Metolazone - Zaroxolyn, also sold as Mykrox
Diuretics less commonly used for hypertension:
· Amiloride hydrochloride - Midamor
· Bumetanide - Bumex
· Ethacrynic acid - Edecrin
· Furosemide - Lasix
· Spironolactone - Aldactone
· Torsemide - Demadex
· Triamterene - Dyrenium
Beta blockers block the effect of adrenaline on the cardiovascular system, slow the heart rate, and reduce stress on the heart and the arteries.
· Acebutolol - Sectral
· Atenolol - Tenormin
· Betaxolol - Kerlone
· Bisoprolol - Zebeta, also sold as Ziac
· Carteolol - Cartrol
· Carvedilol - Coreg
· Labetalol - Normodyne, also sold as Trandate
· Metoprolol - Lopressor, also sold as Toprol
· Nadolol - Corgard
· Penbutolol - Levatol
· Propranolol - Inderal, Inderal LA
· Timolol - Blocadren
Calcium Channel Blockers
Calcium channel blockers can reduce blood pressure by dilating the arteries and, in some cases, reducing the force of the heart's contractions.
· Amlodipine - Norvasc, also sold as Caduet and Lotrel
· Diltiazem - Cardizem, also sold as Dilacor and Tiazac
· Felodipine - Plendil
· Isradipine - DynaCirc
· Nicardipine - Cardene
· Nifedipine - Procardia XL, also sold as Adalat
· Nisoldipine - Sular
· Verapamil hydrochloride - Isoptin, also sold as Calan, Verelan, and Covera
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
The angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (the "ACE inhibitors") can lower blood pressure by dilating the arteries.
· Benazepril - Lotensin
· Captopril - Capoten
· Enalapril - Vasotec, also sold as Vaseretic
· Fosinopril - Monopril
· Lisinopril - Prinivil, also sold as Zestril
· Moexipril - Univasc
· Quinapril - Accupril
· Ramipril - Altace
· Trandolapril - Mavik
Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers
The angiotensin II receptor blockers (the "ARBs") also reduce blood pressure by dilating the arteries.
· Candesartan - Atacand
· Irbesartan - Avapro
· Losartan - Cozaar
· Telmisartan - Micardis
· Valsartan - Diovan
Other, Less Commonly Used Hypertension Drugs
· Clonidine - Catapres
· Doxazosin - Cardura
· Guanabenz - Wytensin
· Guanfacine - Tenex
· Hydralazine hydrochloride - Apresoline
· Methyldopa - Aldomet
· Prazosin - Minipress
· Reserpine - Serpasil
· Terazosin - Hytrin
Combination Drugs For Hypertension
· Amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide - Moduretic
· Amlodipine and benazepril - Lotrel
· Atenolol and chlorthalidone - Tenoretic
· Benazepril and hydrochlorothiazide - Lotensin HCT
· Bisoprolol and hydrochlorothiazide - Ziac
· Captopril and hydrochlorothiazide - Capozide
· Enalapril and hydrochlorothiazide - Vaseretic
· Felodipine and enalapril - Lexxel
· Hydralazine and hydrochlorothiazide - Apresazide
· Lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide - Prinzide, also sold as Zestoretic
· Losartan and hydrochlorothiazide - Hyzaar
· Methyldopa and hydrochlorothiazide - Aldoril
· Metoprolol and hydrochlorothiazide - Lopressor HCT
· Nadolol and bendroflumethiazide - Corzide
· Propranolol and hydrochlorothiazide - Inderide
· Spironolactone and hydrochlorothiazide - Aldactazide
· Triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide - Dyazide, also sold as Maxide
· Verapamil extended release) and trandolapril - Tarka