Taking Charge of Your Health

Hey guys, Dr. Axe here, founder of
and Doctor of Functional Medicine. Today I’m going to be sharing with you my top foods
and supplements for overcoming high blood pressure. Believe it or not, blood pressure
is something that can be easily balanced out if you follow the steps here that I’m going
to talk about in this video. First, let’s talk about what causes high blood
pressure. Most of the time when you’re reading online or in the media today, you’re going
to see things like excess sodium consumption, emotional stress, poor diet, and lack of exercise.
Those are four of the big ones that people say may be causing high blood pressure. Let’s start off talking about diet. What is
the best diet for blood pressure? There are three specific nutrients you want to make
sure that you’re getting in your diet if you have high blood pressure. Those include potassium,
antioxidants, as well as omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, if I had to throw a fourth one in
there I would say magnesium. If you can add those four nutrients into your diet and eat
foods that are high in those substances, you’re going to see your blood pressure really balance
out there very quickly. That’s going to be a diet that’s high in fruits, vegetables,
sprouted nuts and seeds, and organic, wild-caught meats. One of the things you may do after watching
this video is go to my site,, do a search for potassium rich foods, magnesium
rich foods, and omega-3 rich foods. If you go and look at those food lists, you’ll see
things like avocados are packed with magnesium and potassium. Doing guacamole would be great
for you or consuming chia seeds or wild-caught salmon or other foods like that. Figs are
super high in potassium as well. Again, I would go online and look up foods that are
really high in potassium, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants as well. We
have actually all of those top ten lists there on That should be diet. Some things you want to avoid, diet wise,
when you’re following a healthy blood pressure diet is avoid excess sodium intake. You don’t
want to overdo the salt. A little bit of sea salt is fine, but definitely stay away from
the processed iodized salt. Really eliminating processed sugar. Processed sugar will definitely
cause your blood pressure to spike. Then, of course, processed and fast foods that contain
hydrogenated oils, we know those are inflammatory to the body. That inflammation in the arteries
will cause blood pressure to rise and actually will cause high cholesterol as well. Again,
you get those foods out, add in those mineral and vitamin rich foods, and you’re going to
see immediate results in your blood pressure. Then in terms of the best supplements to naturally
treat blood pressure, I want to go over the top ones here. The first one would be fish
oil. Fish oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids. Those omega-3 fatty acids, called EPA and
DHA, are highly anti-inflammatory. We know that high blood pressure is in part caused
by inflammation. If you can start adding in wild-caught fish into your diet and taking
a good quality fish oil supplement at about 1000 milligrams a day, you will see results
very quickly in your blood pressure. The second most important supplement to take
for blood pressure is magnesium. Magnesium helps relax your blood vessel walls and improves
circulation and reduces stress in your body. All of those things are benefits of taking
magnesium which will naturally lower blood pressure. Typically, you want to take 250
milligrams of magnesium 2 times a day. I recommend a magnesium chelate supplement when you take
that. The third supplement you may want to consider
taking if you have high blood pressure is Coenzyme Q10. This is absolutely essential
as well if you’ve ever taken a cholesterol lowering medication. Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant
that supports heart health and circulation. It also acts as an antioxidant. Again, Coenzyme
Q10, about 200 milligrams a day is a great supplement for helping blood pressure issues. The fourth supplement would be garlic. You
can actually eat garlic or take garlic extract. Garlic contains allicin as well as other phyotnutrients
that kill off bad bacteria in your body and act as antioxidants to help lower blood pressure. You can also use lavender essential oil. Lavender
oil has been shown to reduce stress which is one of the major causes of high blood pressure.
Typically take about two to four drops of lavender oil, rub it on your neck, and you
will see that start to improve your overall blood pressure as well. Last but not least in lowering blood pressure,
I would recommend daily exercise. You don’t have to exercise every day, but just 20 to
30 minutes 3 times a week of exercise can make a huge difference. I recommend checking
out interval training like my BurstFit program as one of the best ways to get fit fast. Also,
just in general, any form of exercise, whether it be weight training, walking, Pilates, barre
classes, or even group classes, all of those are effective forms of exercise that help
naturally lower your blood pressure. Hey guys, I hope you’ve enjoyed these top
tips to naturally lower blood pressure. If you want to learn more, hey you can check
out Simply search high blood pressure. I’ve got more articles and tips on there as
well. Hey guys, this has been Dr. Axe with my top healthy blood pressure tips.

100 thoughts on “How to Overcome High Blood Pressure Naturally | Dr. Josh Axe

  1. Doing everything you said for a week now and So far so good. Its coming down more and more each day.

  2. You want to avoid potassium foods if you are on a renal diet. Why didn't you mention this??? For shame!

  3. It's time we put your local doctor, your local pharmacy, and BIGPHARM, OUT OF BUSINESS! WAKE UP AMERICA, IT CAN BE DONE NATURALLY.

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  17. HIGH blood pressure take place in our body for what we eating. Number 1 to stop meat, heavy steroids, grow hormones and chemical to stop bacteria. Number 2 stop can food, they have heavy preservatives or chemicals. Number 3 stop, all sodas artificial colors and flavors. Number 4 don't use plastics in the microwave machine, microwaves destroy plastics and enter into food. Number 5 stop chess and lactose coming from cow with steroids. Steroids and chemicals will DESTROY your BODY slowly and slowly will need more and more medicines to balance your BODY functions. Keep your phone off and battery separate when you make a call integrate the battery to phone, this devices produced radiation in a lower scales but is radiation. Change meat for eggs. Eat fish wild cut , NOT from farms. Stay away from prosses meats they have heavy chemical. Do some work out running. All this will keep your BODY alot better and off the cemetery.

  18. thank you your information was invaluable my question is would you recommend isometric exercises for someone who has and is being treated for high blood pressure

  19. Following Dr. Axe's advice here lowered my blood pressure from a very high and dangerous 154/91 to only 112/62 normal blood pressure in only four months! Thank you Dr.Axe!

  20. Thank u Dr Axe, I am fight off high BP for a long time, by eating healthy and exc has help me to become in good health ,

  21. Organic meats are not going to lower your blood pressure. i had to stop the video there. What a stupid thing to recommend . Bullshit.

  22. Ironically the dr told me magnesium was the cause of my palpitations and not the diuretics he prescribed… I stop the diuretics!

  23. My man I'm not gay that just turned me on thank you for the information Hadco Q10 whole time I didn't even use it I thought it was a once in awhile type thing now I know

  24. Guys, I can't speak for the other things he said, but garlic definitely lowered by blood pressure. From 130/85 to 119/75. Also, for what it's worth, if you ever find yourself in a high blood pressure emergency, smoking/vaping weed brings it down immensely within 30 mins. Edibles will do the same, but it'll take about 2 hours.

  25. This was great, I have been researching "reduce blood pressure fast naturally" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across – Handadison Pressure Amalgamation – (search on google ) ? Ive heard some great things about it and my m8 got excellent success with it.

  26. After getting this for keeping blood pressure and trying it a week ago, I recognized the difference in my blood pressure levels. It helped maintain the normal rate! In the short time of 20 days, my blood pressure level decreased. Right after Twenty five days my pressure is normal (for me) 120/55.

  27. As a chiropractor myself with over two decades of experience, I have found helping people with high blood pressure to be one of the most satisfying procedures because it helps the patient discover how to take control of their own health. Score one for Gonstead Chiropractic!

  28. What if you are taking blood thinners because of a previous stroke ? I’m looking into this for my father who takes a blood thinner .

  29. Dr. Axe – what sort of timeframe should it take to lower your BP after following all of these remedies? Are we talking months or years?

  30. I have been high bp since 20 year n now I'm 32 year old n still facing high bp is 140/90 always n I'm always in anxiety n emotion n tense in every problems.once I feel relax n tension free my bp hardly goes down to 130/90.i have been doing meditation n yoga since 2 year n little bit able to control my anger,tense n emotion.I consult psychiatrist ,medicine specialist n cardiology but they only prescribe various medicines which always put me in more tense.Provide more tips for causes n remedies about these.

  31. umm meat actually causes blood pressure doesn't matter if its wild or not
    sturated fat clogs arteries makes it harder for the heart
    Just stick to the PLANTS

  32. My husband avoids the things you mention. He takes the supplements you mention, goes to the gym and he still needs his medication. He’s a very high strung, nervous person. I would think that Yoga would be a great way to help anyone’s stress. Especially people with high blood pressure. I believe learning to control our breathing and emotions would help greatly.

  33. Had normal BP all my life and was a very active, healthy guy. Over the past 8-9 months my blood pressure has been high around 140/80. My diet has never been great but it has always been consistent. My blood tests don't show a single lab out of place, and I exercise and train often. I am 25 years old, 6'1 and 215lbs. I do not know why my blood pressure has suddenly increased and has not been going down. My doctor wanted to put me on meds to lower it but I declined. Any tips from people with past experiences would be much appreciated as no one in my family has high blood pressure. Thank you.

  34. Yes thank you for breaking it down for me because my doctor tell me what should eat but not exactly telling me everything need to know even when I ask questions n I loooovve garlic

  35. Dr. Axe I started taking MCT OIL about 4 days, and my blood pressure has gone way up. have you heard of this side effect before.

  36. Many thanks, I been tryin to find out about "ways to bring down blood pressure quickly" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of – Handadison Pressure Amalgamation – (do a search on google ) ? Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my work buddy got great success with it.

  37. I have been following this for less than a week and I noticed my pressure is normal the last two days so I haven’t taken the medication. Don’t know if just stop taking it or listen to my doc telling me to keep taking it.

  38. Hi Dr Axe, i would love to exercise but cannot even low down my head to do yoga, that my heart hurts and have a sudden headache, due to hbp. How can i exercise???? I went off medication and started to juice (greens and celeri) and started Ashwaganda, CoQ10, Sea Kelp (Due to my hypothyroidism, Levothyroxine drove me very ill) and Gingko Biloba. One of these made me worse. Was it the Gingko Biloba? I was taking baby aspirine because only with that i could feel better and feeel my speech more fluid. I guess i have poor circulation as well. So i'm kinda desperate, because i was taking RAMIPRIL 5 mcgs, apparently too little, than the doc put me on ZOLNOR, nothing happened and ihad to take CAPTOPRIL 25 mgs to low down my bp. And i'm sick of this. I even did enemas, i had my heart checked through ultrasound and ECG, and everythings seems fine. Oh, btw, i changed my diet completely. No sugar, no flour, no bread. Lots of veggies, some fruit, some seeds, some fermented veggies, probiotics, some nuts, occasionnally meat. Any clue?

  39. When your bp is high then it's telling you that somthing is wrong in the body somwhere. So you need to find what it can be and fix it. If you look and see why most fat people are ok because there organs and body function are ok. No matter how healthy you are if somthing goes wrong in the body the heart bp will increase or decraese then normal levels. There are many many things in our bodys that can trigger high blood pressure. So you need too keep your liver, kidney, lungs, brain, blood, pancreas, stomach' colon and etc etc healthy the only way that can be done is eating real healthy food an drinks also avoid virises an bacteria and keep clean as possible.

  40. Hey Dr. Axe, I purchased the following: Krill Oil supplement, Magnesium Chelate supplement, & CoQ10 supplement. Can I take all 3 together daily? Or should I take each one daily hours from each other? Please help.Thanks!

  41. I have high blood pressure and i train in thai boxing. I heard boxing or any lifting could be dangerous. I get tired quicker then my teammates and feel faint sometimes during the sessions. It bothers me so much because i want to build endurance and stamina but it just seems impossible. I get so frustrated because i cant push myself if i feel like fainting sometimes.

  42. Keto diet works like a charm, my resting blood pressure used to read as high as 205/117 nowadays I test in the normal range, even after my bulletproof coffee today I came in at 123/71 and I made that dramatic change without any medications. Healthy fats are amazing.

  43. The fact is, we all respond differently to whatever we intake. There is no one size fits all. For some, sugar intake, particularly processed sugar, may have a greater effect on body functions which,among other things, help regularize blood pressure, than salt.

  44. My hypertension is caused by major food sensitivities and leaky gut. I tried fasting, it seems to spike my blood pressure higher. I don’t how else to “cure” this terrible disease.

  45. Wow I come across this video is so interesting pls can u list does 3 names u metion.on 1is Omega 3 but the other 2 can u name them for me thank waiting for your reply

  46. Hello and thank you for the info and great video, but i have a quick question Can i take all these supplements in the morning at once ie: Fish oil 1000mg, C0Q-10 200mg, Magnesium 500MG and Garlic 400MG All in capsule form

    Thank You in advance

  47. I’m 52 and my blood pressure has been really bad lately 160 to 170 supine 154 I really don’t want to start to have heart disease. My question is can I take the magnesium and fish oil together? And how long in life should I keep taking it for?

  48. Hi Dr. Axe, just on a very general level, would you recommend a low carb diet to lower BP and gain weight/build muscle? (Carbs increase my BP). I’ve heard vegan, no oil, no meat, can unclog your arteries, which leaves me very confused, because the low carb diet is high fat (and I know you can get fat from other things, but wow! that is a lot of eating without meat). Hope you are able to shed some light, an article, or a link??


    Super confused girl

  49. This is great! But why not get the magnesium from the foods you eat? Why put another pill (supplement) in your body? This is an honest question.

  50. Dr axe i take 2 medication for BP this supplement is it realy work and i want ask you about cbd oil fir BP thx dr and cod bless you

  51. 176/105
    No appetite
    Bowels releasing yellow fluid
    Throwing up
    What do I do to lower it to get an iv
    I was on hydrochorothiazide it killed my stomach
    I Love hydralazine but it doesn't lower it
    Diltilizem sucks
    She's got me on nipipedidine now
    What do I do I dont want to die

  52. The “Zοtοku Weebly” (Gοοgle it) has helped me to lower my high blood pressure (accurately 20-point cut) for just two weeks only of applying it. Nevertheless, workout for around THIRTY-FIVE short minutes each day is required in order for this guide to be beneficial. The impression I have now is significantly content simply because my blood pressure is under the border line. .

  53. I had been delighted by all of the benefits I find. After carrying out the “zοtοsο Yuku” blood pressure level plan I ran across Gοοgle, my blood pressure level was 152/92 during my trip to the medical care clinic. As soon as I got a fresh supply and commenced using it again I discovered my hypertension come back to normal. The guidebook continues to be very useful to me. It has helped to regulate my high blood pressure. .

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