High blood pressure: natural ways to lower it

Nearly 50% of all American adults may have elevated blood pressure, but the unfortunate truth is that many may not even know it. This is why high blood pressure is often referred to as the “silent killer” because the symptoms can be so subtle that most people don’t even notice them.

In this week’s episode, we dive deep into high blood pressure, the causes and effects, how to know you have blood pressure, and how to lower blood pressure using natural means. We also talk about the side effects of LISINOPRIL,  a high blood pressure medication, on black people. 

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We are all about community and wellness in this episode so let’s jump right into it.

[01:20] Lisinopril: side effects and why you shouldn’t take the drug if you’re black.

[02:45] Causes of high blood pressure

[05:11] Natural ways to lower your blood pressure

[05:24] Herbs for cooking that lowers blood pressure

[06:22] Foods and diets that lower high blood pressure

[07:32] Some signs to know you have high blood pressure

[09:13] Foods and diets that lower high blood pressure cont.

[14:36] Foods to stay away from if you have high blood pressure 

[19:54] Food swap: great swap for pancakes  instead of Hungry Jack that is full of bleached flour

[23:13] More About Us & Our Mission & How to Be featured on our podcast

Blended Banana Oatmeal pancake recipe:


  • 2 medium very ripe bananas (where the peel has a ton of brown specs or even solid black is great!)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • unsalted butter, for the pan
  • maple syrup, for serving, if desired


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend on high until completely smooth (30-60 seconds.) Let the batter sit while you heat up a pan or griddle.
  2. Place pan or griddle over medium heat and lightly coat with a little butter. Once the surface is hot, add a 1/3 cup of the batter and cook until the pancakes puff up and bubbles form and begin to pop about 2-3 minutes. Gently flip pancakes over and cook another 2 minutes until golden brown on the underside.
  3. (NOTE: If you find the pancakes are browning too quickly, lower the heat so that the pancakes don’t over-brown or burn.)
  4. Wipe the pan clean and repeat with more butter, as needed with the remaining batter.
  5. Serve with a little drizzle of maple syrup and a couple slices of banana, if desired.


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