LISINOPRIL (Prinivil/Zestril) AND NORVASC (Amlodipine)
Use: Reduction of High Blood Pressure
In combination, Lisinopril and Norvasc make up a whopping 23% of the top
prescribed medications. This makes them the most prescribed generic medications (if
combined) for cardiovascular disease and blood pressure. Individually, Lisinopril
constitutes approximately 14% and Norvasc about 9%.
How it Works:
Lisinopril is typically used for the treatment of hypertension, congestive heart failure,
and heart attacks. Norvasc is used for hypertension and angina. It accomplishes this
by inhibiting the influx of calcium ions into vascular smooth muscle and cardiac
muscle so it essentially interferes with the metabolism of calcium.
Cancer, blood disorders, development of breasts in men, impotence, depression,
tachycardia, enlargement of gums, inflammation of the liver, elevated blood glucose,
hepatitis, life threatening skin conditions.
Any foods high in vitamin C (chili peppers, guavas, bell peppers, thyme, parsley, dark
leafy greens, broccoli), any foods high in magnesium (chocolate, green leafy
vegetables, Brazil nuts, almonds, cashews, blackstrap molasses, pumpkin and
squash seeds, pine nuts, and black walnuts) and any foods high in potassium
(mushrooms, bananas, dark green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, oranges and
dates). Coconut oil/water and Cle 0 are also very effective for lowering blood