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How can you lower blood pressure except exercise?

my mother is suffering with high blood pressure and has been advised to eat healthily and exercise to try and lower it. this has not helped yet so I am looking for any tried and tested foods, exercises - anything at all that has worked!!! Please help...thanks!!!
Sat, 12 Dec 2009
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The one thing people over look is diet soda. Diet soda is loaded with sodium (salt) and if she drinks diet soda she is getting her salt from there (my neighbor did the same thing until she changed her diet soda) The only diet soda without salt is Diet Rite, it's made by RC cola. If she is drinking diet soda tell her not to drink any kind except Diet Rite. Check the sodium content in your/her soda. You will see what I am talking about.
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