In my two most recent blog posts, I’ve talked about two lifestyle factors that can improve blood pressure and general circulation (hydration and exercise), but I wanted to give you one more tip related to good circulation.
When it comes to good circulation, our goal is to get our blood flowing through ALL of our blood vessels, all the way down to our capillaries (those microscopic blood vessels that transfer nutrients, hormones, waste and gases).
When our blood is pumped from the heart, it is moving very quickly. By the time this same blood gets all the way out to our capillaries, it has lost a lot of speed and is moving rather slowly.
It is only because it is moving slowly in the capillary beds that it can transfer nutrients and hormones between these small blood vessels. This exchange of nutrients is why it is so important for blood to be flowing to the capillary beds (and also through them)!
The problem lies in the fact that each of our capillaries is TWO micrometers wide, while our red blood cells are SEVEN micrometers wide.
You’re probably wondering how our red blood cells (and therefore, our blood!) can fit down into our capillaries if the cells are bigger than the capillaries themselves.
The answer is…with water and oil!
This needed oil comes from healthy oils in our diet such as olive oil, flax seed oil, coconut oil and avocado oil, but also from high fat foods such as avocado, coconut, raw nuts and seeds and egg yolks.
If you or someone you know is struggling with high blood pressure or any circulatory condition, I highly recommend working more healthy fats and oils into your diet.
There are several indications in the blood that reveal whether or not a client has enough healthy fats and oils. If you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to improve your circulation (or to improve your overall health, for that matter!), having a live blood cell screening would be a great place to start.
I would love to help you accomplish all your wellness goals in 2017! Don’t let 2017 get away from you; schedule your live blood cell screening today!
As we discovered in my most recent post, there is a strong link between high blood pressure and dehydration. Similarly, there is a link between exercise and efficient circulation, including improved blood pressure.
Just as drinking an adequate amount of water is recommended for an improvement in blood pressure and other circulatory conditions, so is getting the appropriate amount of exercise, and here is why…
As we read in The Link Between High Blood Pressure and Dehydration, high blood pressure is actually a case of chronic dehydration. When the body is dehydrated, there is a decrease in total fluid volume in the body. When there is a decrease in total fluid volume, there is also a decrease in total blood volume.
The blood vessels contract when there is a decrease in blood volume. This requires excess force to be able to pump blood through the circulatory system.
In a situation of extreme dehydration, where the body is shutting down capillary beds, it determines which capillaries will be open and which capillaries will be closed based on priority. Priority is always given to those organs and glands that keep us alive such as the brain, lungs, liver, and kidneys over muscles, bones and skin.
This priority given to capillary beds can be re-programmed through certain activities, such as exercise. When the muscles are exercised, their capillaries begin to open back up and no longer offer resistance, as they do when they are closed.
When the capillary beds in the muscles, bones and skin open back up, blood will flow more effectively without an increased amount of pressure. Essential nutrients and hormones will be easily transferred from capillary to capillary, providing the body with the fuel it needs.
For this reasoning, exercise is highly recommended for improved circulation and high blood pressure.
If you are struggling with high blood pressure or any circulatory condition, I have the resources you are looking for! Click here to schedule a live blood cell screening and we can begin by exploring your health ailments at the cellular level.
Because water is necessary for almost ALL of the body’s major functions, dehydration is very harmful to the human body. The human body will do whatever is necessary to protect itself from the harmful effects of dehydration.
When a person is experiencing chronic dehydration, the total fluid volume in their body is decreased. Because the total fluid volume in their body is decreased, the total fluid volume in their blood is also decreased.
When the blood volume decreases and there is suddenly extra space in the blood vessels, gases are separated from the blood, creating gas locks.
In response to the decreased blood volume (and to prevent gas locks) the blood vessels contract.
When the blood vessels are contracted (because of a decrease is quantity), only an increase in force, or pressure, will allow the blood to pass through the circulatory system, leading to high blood pressure.
The goal during a live blood cell screening is to identify weaknesses and deficiencies at the cellular level. Through the use of healing foods, supplements, exercise and stress management, we can provide support to these weaknesses in order to improve overall health.
Dehydration is one of the weaknesses I see at the cellular level most often.
Dehydration is a chronic condition in our society today, as well as high blood pressure and other circulatory conditions.
Don’t hesitate any longer! If you are struggling with high blood pressure or any circulatory condition, I have the tools to help you! Click here to schedule a live blood cell screening and we can begin by understanding your health ailments at the cellular level.
Just as there is a link between high blood pressure and dehydration, there is also a link between high blood pressure and exercise. Read my next blog post (coming next week) for more on this topic!
Elizabeth Shepard, BS
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