Crash course in blood pressure – new page!


Elevated blood pressure is a common health issue today. Almost a third of U.S. adults have high blood pressure – perhaps you or someone in your family does? High blood pressure isn’t necessarily something you can feel, but it increases the risk of serious conditions such as strokes and heart attacks.

The good news is that you can improve your blood pressure by way of simple lifestyle changes.

The usual treatment for elevated blood pressure today is medication. This is often reasonable. But what if you could achieve perfect blood pressure without pills or side-effects – with improved health and weight as welcome side-bonuses, instead?

The truth is that high blood pressure was extremely rare as recently as a few hundred years ago. Something in today’s environment is giving more and more people high blood pressure. What is it?

Here’s everything you need to know:

Crash Course in Blood Pressure


The blood pressure page is a translated version of one of the most popular pages on my Swedish blog. If you google for “blood pressure” in Sweden it’s the number one hit.

If you want to help more people find this English version you can share it on Facebook or link to it from your blog.


  1. Howard Lee Harkness
    We missed you in May. I hope that next year, you can bring the whole family. And maybe I can record an interview with you.

    But to the point... I lost about 100 lbs on LCHF about 15 years ago, and have remained weight stable since that time at about 50 lbs over my goal weight, despite wide variations in calorie intake.

    But my blood pressure is creeping up. In my interview with Jackie Eberstein (, she hinted that I might not be getting enough magnesium and CoQ10. I've increased both of those, but it has not made a lot of difference.

    What would you advise in my case?

  2. Mark John
    What form of magnesium and what form of CoQ10?
  3. tony
    Blood pressure before LCHF = 150/90

    Blood pressure after LCHF = 119/68

  4. LizP
    What if you have already made the lifestyle/dietary changes, and the blood pressure remains the same? This is very discouraging. I have been on the LCHF diet for years. My blood pressure is the same now as it was 15 years ago (around 155/90, occasionally higher, rarely lower), in spite of weight loss and exercise. I am 71.
  5. Yossi
    I am the same age as you and had a similar story (158/90) until recently when I started walking 5 miles each day, yoga 3 days a week, and spent 15 minutes using a Resperate. Also sleeping better as a result of regular exercise and this will obviously reduce cortisol levels. Average BP is now 138/81.
  6. Dr Jonathan Gordon
    Excellent summary Andreas. Thanks for sharing.

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