October 30, 2014

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  • How Blood Pressure Is Measured

    How Blood Pressure Is Measured

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Knowing your blood pressure numbers is important. Blood pressure is measured with a device called a sphygmomanometer, which typically consists of a bulb, inflatable compression cuff, and gauge or digital readout.

  • Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

    Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

    by Berkeley Wellness

    You probably already know that a diet low in sodium and rich in foods containing potassium, calcium and magnesium may help prevent or help normalize high blood pressure. But are there specific foods that can have a helpful effect?

  • Dragon Fruit
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    Dragon Fruit

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Also called pitahaya or pitaya, dragon fruit is the generic name for fruits that come from several different cactus species. Small-scale farmers in California and Florida grow dragon fruit, but most is imported from Central America and Southeast Asia.