While it’s true that antihypertensive drugs do lower blood pressure and reduce your risk for stroke, they don’t work for everyone. Worse, the drugs’ side effects, such as leg cramps, fatigue, depression and erectile problems, can be daunting to say the least—especially if you have to stay on them the rest of your life. If you’re feeling like your choices are a lifetime of drug-induced misery versus an incapacitating medical condition, take heart! There are much better ways to get your blood pressure down and keep it there—and you won’t have to take a single drug.

In the Bottom Line Guide to Healthy Blood Pressure—Naturally, we’ll tell you about dozens of ways to control your blood pressure that are proven, effective, simple—and even enjoyable—but are entirely drug-free. You’ll learn about a hand exercise that lowers your blood pressure 15 points…the lunchbox snack you ate as a kid that lowers systolic pressure (the top number) 7 mmHg…how to lower systolic pressure 17 points and diastolic pressure 10 points by doing this with your toes…what’s red, round, delicious (but isn’t an apple!) that can reduce your blood pressure 10 points in 24 hours…what a particular kind of singing or walking barefoot can each do for you…and much, much more.

Important: Don’t stop taking a blood pressure drug without discussing it with your doctor first—and you might want to show him or her these articles. Read below how to have healthy blood pressure naturally…

Eat Your Way to Healthy Blood Pressure

Foods That Help Control Blood Pressure

5 Foods That Fight High Blood Pressure

Soy Lowers Blood Pressure Naturally

Eat Celery to Reduce Blood Pressure

Raisins: The Sweet Snack That Does Wonders for Blood Pressure

How Garlic Guards Against Heart Disease, Cancer and Infections

Whole Grains Linked to Lower Blood Pressure

Health-Boosting Hot Cocoa Recipes

The Red Wine That Does the Most for Your Health

Help from Herbs, Vitamins and Supplements

The Natural Cures a Top Holistic Doctor Prescribes Most Often

Lower Blood Pressure with Vitamin C

Fish Oil’s Omega-3s Lower Blood Pressure

Feeling Anxious? Passionflower Can Calm You Down

Exercise: Better Than Drugs

Exercise Can Work Better Than Drugs for Stroke, Depression, Pain and More

Stress Busters that Help Beat High Blood Pressure

Toe Tapping, Chanting and Other Offbeat Cures

Lower Blood Pressure By Tapping Your Toes

How Massage Helps High Blood Pressure, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Back Pain and More

Hypnosis Helps Allergies, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and More

Chant to Lower Blood Pressure

Music Therapy Helps Reduce Pain, High Blood Pressure, Depression and More

Walk Barefoot On the Grass and Let the Earth Energize Your Body

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