HEALTH BLOG 

January 29, 2015

Almost one third of Australian adults have high blood pressure, with men more likely to suffer than women, and the rates rise to about 90% of people over the age of 85.(1)

That means you have a high chance of high blood pressure in your lifetime, but some simple dietary changes may be all it takes to keep your pressure under control.   Here are 3 likely dietary causes;

 

1 Licorice

The herb licorice (or spelt liquorice) may drastically raise your blood pressure.   That's because it mimics one of the hormones from your adrenal glands (aldosterone), possibly leading to a loss of potassium through the kidneys and raised blood pressure.   In my time as a practitioner, I've seen & diagnosed countless cases of hypertension being worsened or caused by licorice consumption, either from eating licorice, or from taking supplements with licorice exctract (botanical name Glycyrrhiza glabra or other sub species of Glycyrrhiza).   These cases include people being hospitalised in intensive care, wit...

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