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Fasting Lowers Blood Pressure

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

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Research shows that fasting can lower your blood pressure. Here’s why!


0:00 Introduction

0:16 The two types of hypertension

1:35 Hypertension data

2:55 Why fasting lowers high blood pressure

3:45 Best natural remedies for high blood pressure

5:23 Final thoughts on high blood pressure data

6:18 Bulletproof your immune system  

In this video, we’re going to talk about why fasting lowers your blood pressure.

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is usually an asymptomatic condition. The only way to know for sure that you have high blood pressure is to test your blood pressure level with a blood pressure cuff.

There are two types of hypertension: primary and secondary. 95% of all hypertension cases are primary hypertension.

Primary hypertension is related to lifestyle choices. These are some of the things that may contribute to high blood pressure levels:

• High salt

• Obesity

• Smoking

• Alcohol

The problem is, many doctors recommend a diet that includes carbohydrates, such as fruits, whole grains, and simple sugars. In fact, their recommended diet allows 12 teaspoons (50g) of sugar per day. That’s a lot of sugar!

Keep in mind that I am not recommending that you go off your medication without your doctor's approval. Instead, I want to show you the problems with what many consider a “healthy” diet for hypertension cases.

A study called the sprint trial was done in 2015. This study found that those who are 50 years or old who take medications live longer when taking multiple medications for hypertension.

This sounds pretty good—but, they also found a significant increase in kidney disease risk.

There are many problems with this study. They only used those with severe hypertension and Another study on 174 people who were fasting found a 90% success rate of lowering blood pressure levels naturally.


When you fast, your insulin levels reduce. High blood pressure is really a result of high blood sugar. This is often caused by insulin resistance. When you lower your insulin levels, you can repair insulin resistance and help normalize your blood sugar and blood pressure levels.

The best natural remedies for high blood pressure are:

• Intermittent fasting

• Vitamin D3

• Potassium

• Vitamin K2

• Magnesium

• Healthy Keto

Purpose of Potassium:



DATA: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11416824/

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