Banish high blood pressure with tree bark
When you try to control your blood sugar and blood pressure at the same time, you end up spending your days doing a little dance I call the “diabetes double-step.”
You know the routine — insulin and pills, insulin and pills, all…day…long.
If you’ve been relying on Big Pharma’s patented poison to lower your blood pressure, Canadian researchers have a message you need to hear: You’ve been barking up the wrong tree.
But here’s the good news — a little tree bark may also be all that stands between you and your best blood pressure and blood sugar readings in YEARS.
Researchers from the University of Toronto have just published a study that found that cinnamon, that versatile spice derived from tree bark, may hold the key to helping diabetics and prediabetics finally get their stubborn hypertension under control.
You see, a diabetes diagnosis means a heck of a lot more than an end to cupcakes and cookies. Diabetes and hypertension go together like peas and carrots, and most diabetics have a cabinet full of prescriptions that can leave them feeling sicker and more frustrated than ever.
But when researchers analyzed 12 years’ worth of studies on cinnamon and hypertension they came to a remarkable conclusion… cinnamon could drop your stubborn high blood pressure lighting fast.
In fact, researchers said that, on average, cinnamon dropped volunteer’s systolic and diastolic blood pressure by 5.39 mm Hg and 2.6 mm Hg, respectively. And that may be just enough to whisk you out of the danger zone.
Even better, cinnamon can also help support healthy blood sugar levels. As we’ve told you before, cinnamon contains a flavonoid that closely mimics insulin activity, and it’s been proven in study after study to help ward off everything from diabetes to Alzheimer’s.
If you’re interested in giving cinnamon a try, remember Dr. Wright’s caution that it does contain some toxic materials. Luckily, it’s super-easy to get rid of them. Just boil the cinnamon bark in water, discard the solids, and use the resulting watery solution.
Could you really control your blood sugar and blood pressure at the same time — without touching a prescription drug? Give cinnamon a try and find out. There hasn’t been a bark this sweet since Lassie went off the air!
Effect of short-term administration of cinnamon on blood pressure in patients with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes: (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)