Dear Subscriber,

I hope you have had a great weekend,
and the weather has been good to you.

Today I’d like to address something that
is pretty serious and you need to be
aware of from here on out.

It’s a “silent killer” you should be testing
for on a regular basis… Oh and make sure
you read all the way through today’s article,
because I give you some pretty inexpensive
and all-natural ways to prevent it.

Yours For Health,
Shane Shiels
Shashido Enterprises
Adelaide’s Premier Health & Fitness Expert

Is This “Silent Killer” Stalking Your Body?

There’s a “silent killer” that could be
slowly destroying your health…

…and you may not even know it!

The reason it’s so dangerous is that there
are usually no symptoms – until it’s too late
and the damage to your health has been

It’s scary stuff, to be sure. But the good
news is there are PLENTY of things you can
do naturally (without side effects) that will
keep this “silent killer” from rearing its ugly

So what is this “silent killer?”

High-blood pressure!

You already know how dangerous it
is for your heart…

For example, a 2011 Harvard Alumni
Health Study found high-blood pressure
to be one of the most accurate predictors
of cardiovascular disease. [1]

But did you know that high-blood pressure
can affect more than just your heart?

It’s true. This “silent killer” can affect your
body’s vital organs – things like your brain,
eyes, and kidneys.

This is because all these organs depend on
blood flow. And when there is a constant,
increased pressure on the lining of your arterial
walls, over time this can lead to damage and
hardening of the arteries… which creates a blood
flow problem!

This is why high-blood pressure is commonly
linked to heart-disease. Of course, your heart
isn’t the only organ that your arteries supply with

That’s why the arterial damage caused by chronic
hypertention (high-blood pressure) can also create
problems for your brain, leading to an aneurysm or

In addition, it can also cause kidney failure,
kidney scarring, and damage to your eye’s blood
vessels (known as retinopathy).

This is why it’s critical you take preventative steps
to ensure your blood pressure is on the lower end of
the “healthy” range (anything less than 120/80mmHg)..

Why the lower range?

Because if you’re on the upper end of what’s
considered “normal,” chances are you’re already
starting to experience the negative health effects
of high-blood pressure, known as pre-hypertension.

For example, a 2003 study published in the
Journal of the American Medical Association
(JAMA) found that your risk of cardiovascular
disease DOUBLES for every 20/10 mmHg
increase in blood pressure over 115/75 mmHg! [2]

Bottom line: To stay healthy well into your
“Golden Years,” it’s important you take steps
to keep those blood pressure numbers low.

Of course eating a healthy diet that’s relatively
low in salt can help, along with regular exercise.

But you can also keep it under control using
these three all-natural, blood-pressure “all stars” …

1. Hawthorn – the leaves and berries of this thorny
shrub have been literally used for centuries (as far
back as the 1st century!) to treat heart ailments.
In one study, participants who took 1,200 mg of
hawthorn had lower blood pressure than those
taking a placebo. [3] You can find hawthorn berry
extract at your local health food store.

2. Garlic – Yes, this tasty herb can do more than
“spice” things up in the kitchen. A study in the
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
found that the sulfides in garlic are able to relax
blood vessel tension by up to 72 percent! [4] You
can choose to eat 1 – 2 fresh cloves a day – or if
you’d prefer fresher breath, take it in supplement

3. Olive leaf -This is the “new kid” on the block
as far as all-natural blood-pressure reducers go.
Researchers have discovered that a bioactive compound
in the olive leaf, known as oleuropein, can be effective
at lowering both systolic AND diastolic blood pressure.
One study in Phytomedicine found that olive leaf can
reduce systolic blood pressure (top number) by an
average of 11.5 points (mm Hg) and diastolic (bottom number)
blood pressure by 4.8 points. [5] You can find olive leaf extract
in supplement form at your local health food store.

Finally, the next best thing you can do for your
blood pressure is to RELAX. Do whatever you can to
reduce your stress and worry. You probably already
know all too well how getting into a fit of anger or panic
can quickly send your pressure soaring sky high!

Remember, your overall health is just as important
as your fitness and the “look” of your body. So
make sure the “inner you” is looking just as good
as the “outer you” by keeping that high-blood pressure
at bay.

Oh and by the way, if you’re serious about taking
your overall health and fitness to the next level this
Winter, why not take advantage of your FREE Fitness
Consultation? (an $87 value)

During this consult, you’ll receive detailed
information on how to get fit and trim that’s
tailored to YOUR body.

There’s no obligation and it’s totally and
completely free. To sign up use the link below:


[1] Gray L, Lee IM, Sesso HD, Batty[PURL_RAINMAKER- Free Consultation] GD.
Blood pressure in early adulthood, hypertension
in middle age, and future cardiovascular disease
mortality: HAHS (Harvard Alumni Health Study. J
Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Nov 29;58(23):2396-403.

[2] Chobanian AV, Bakris GL, Black HR, et al.
Seventh report of the Joint National Committee on
Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of
High Blood Pressure. JAMA. 2003 May 21;289(1):2560-75.

[3] Walker AF, Marakis G, Simpson E, et al.
Hypotensive effects of hawthorn for patients
with diabetes taking prescription drugs: a
randomised controlled trial. Br J Gen Pract.

[4] Benavides G, et al. ? the Cover:
Hydrogen sulfide mediates the vasoactivity
of garlic,? PNAS 2007 104: 17977-17982. .

[5] Susalit E, Agus N, Effendi I, et al. Olive
(Olea europaea) leaf extract effective in
patients with stage-1 hypertension: comparison
with captopril. Phytomedicine. 2011 Feb 15;18(4):251-8.

Quote Corner

“Knowing is not enough, we must apply.
Willing is not enough, we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Eat Yourself Thin

Thai Spiced Barbecue Shrimp
(Serves Eight)

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons curry paste
450 gms medium shrimp – peeled and

1. In a shallow dish or resealable bag,
mix together the lemon juice, soy sauce,
mustard, garlic, brown sugar and curry paste.
Add shrimp, and seal or cover. Marinate in the
refrigerator for 1 hour.

2. Preheat a grill for high heat. When the grill is hot,
lightly oil the grate. Thread the shrimp onto skewers, or
place in a grill basket for easy handling. Transfer the marinade
to a saucepan, and boil for a few minutes.

3. Grill shrimp for 3 minutes per side, or until
opaque. Baste occaissionally with the marinade.

Prep: 60 mins
Cook: 6 mins
Ready: 1 hr 6 mins

Amount Per Serving – Calories: 73 / Total Fat: 1g /
Cholesterol: 86mg / Sodium: 268mg / Total Carbs: 3.6g /
Dietary Fiber: 0.1g / Protein: 11.7g

Recipe from

Shashido Enterprises
Adelaide, S.A.
Phone: 0420 347 550

(c) Shashido Enterprises 2012 (All Rights Reserved)



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