High blood pressure and cholesterol levels are common conditions that affect many men and women over the age of 40. The American Heart Associations position statement declares that 3-6 months of non-pharmcological interventions should be implemented first – unless secondary conditions apply – to treat hypertension, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. Unfortunately, standard western medicine too often goes straight to the pharmaceutical approach when treating these conditions. Empowering patients is an important factor for compliance and the success of treatment protocols. At NSM, we use a combination of herbal medicine, nutraceuticals (supplements), heart healthy foods, and exercise to address the root cause of these conditions and help people regain their optimal health.