I’ve been receiving several questions related to this recently, so wanted to address it. Here’s an example of a question:
I am and always have been thin. I do not smoke, do not drink alcohol, eat a very healthy diet high in fruits/vegetables and low in processed foods, exercise daily, and get plenty of rest. I have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. What do I do?
In this situation the standard steps you need to take to lower high blood pressure do not necessarily apply. That doesn’t mean be lazy, don’t exercise, and eat a high fat diet. That means you need to work with your physician for a full evaluation/lab work to determine the cause of your high blood pressure, since you do not have the typical causes of high blood pressure (overweight, poor diet, etc.). Once this is known you’ll be able to outline a plan of action appropriate for your situation.
All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
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Dr. Ryan Bentley, president of The Wellness Prescription, is one of the featured experts for the teleseries intensive Conversations with the Masters of Healing starting next week!
Dr. Ryan Bentley will be sharing:
- Why cholesterol may NOT be the culprit of heart disease as previously thought,
- The reason statins are being implicated for a number of serious side effects,
- What’s the connection between sexual dysfunction and low cholesterol, and
- Using functional medicine to diagnose heart disease and treat the whole person versus just a symptom.
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I’m thrilled to announce the kick off of the inaugural teleseminar intensive – Conversations with the Masters of Healing – starting next month!
Conversations with the Masters of Healing is a rare opportunity for you to listen, learn, change your life, and speak to the most incredible practitioners of healthcare and healing. To register click here.
This complimentary Program will run from July 13 to August 3rd, 2010 and includes an absolutely INCREDIBLE line-up of the top names in prevention and wellness . . .
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Successfully losing weight and maintaining the weight loss requires several different factors all working together. Get a team of experts behind you to successfully to achieve the long-term weight loss you desire and put together the best weight loss plan possible.
So, who do you need on your weight loss team?
1. Doctor – A step many skip!
2. Nutritionist – I’m happy to work with you:)
3. Personal Trainer – I’ll share a few options.
4. Support Group – If you’re a member of NewU, you’ve got this one covered.
Before beginning any new exercise or health program, I recommend you consult your physician. Most people skip this step and jump right into the latest and greatest weight loss program they found. Now, granted if you’re young and in decent physical condition, receiving clearance from your physician may not be critical. However, if you are severely overweight, diagnosed with diabetes or have a family history of heart disease, it’s best to be evaluated by your physician before pushing your heart rate too high.
Be upfront with your physician about the reason for the appointment. Most likely you’re doctor will check your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, blood glucose, and maybe body fat as a way to evaluate your health and if there are any reasons you should not begin an exercise program. Don’t expect a detailed exercise routine and meal plan from your physician. For guidance on effective diet and fitness steps consult the appropriate expert.
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All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
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