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Blood Pressure Questions

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by 2353 · about 7 hours ago

I've was VLC for about 7 weeks to jump-start my 50+ body into fat-burning mode. I've lost 18 lbs since 6/4/14, and I was hoping to improve my 153/90 BP. I've been tracking my food intake periodically with CronOmeter, and I'm getting enough of my... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · August 02, 2014 at 6:45 PM

@CDone, Good point about being outside the averages to begin with. I'll cut back on the sodium. My exercise varies. Some days it's just a 25 minute walk and some back exercises. Today, though, I worked 8:00–10:00 in the community garden I... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

HI AGAIN I HAVE MADE A LIST OF ADDITTIONAL READINGS AS YOU WERE SO HELPFUL ON MY LAST QUESTION, IM WAITING TO SEE AN ENDCRONE EXPERT..BUT I AM A LITTLE CONCERNED AS I HAVE NOTICED A LUMP UNDER EACH ARMPIT RIGHT NO PAIN LEFT REALLY PAINFUL ADVISE... (more)

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by 20 · about 7 hours ago

I just checked my blood pressure last night and it was 143/95!!! Unbelievable - it is usually 120/80... so I was completely shocked. I just now checked the sodium on some of my daily staples. I've been eating beef jerky (620mg sodium per... (more)

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Linds 0 · May 07, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Anything home made is going to be significantly lower in sodium. Home made jerky and freshly cooked steak or ham are loads better for you than any type of packaged convenience food. Buy a giant slab of beef or turkey and make some homemade jerky... (more)

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by 5 · about 7 hours ago

My mother got diagnosed with high blood pressure yesterday. Everyone older than 40 on both sides of my family has high blood pressure....and I don't want to be next. I'm 22 (and have been eating paleo for almost a year now!) - will eating paleo... (more)

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Linds 0 · March 13, 2013 at 5:04 PM

It's a little long, but check out this video on epigenetics. You are definitely not doomed for HBP so long as you take care of yourself and care about what you eat/do. (more)

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by 15400 · about 8 hours ago

I no longer have SIBO (yay!), but I still battling my fatigue and food sensitivities. My food sensitivities could be attributed to my gastritis that is slowly healing. My fatigue is very puzzling to me and it could be from different reasons.... (more)

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Im_with_Raquel 0 · February 22, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Shellfish and seafood

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by 571 · about 8 hours ago

I've had this issue for as long as I could remember. If I stand up too quickly, sometimes my sight will go black and I'll feel dizzy for a few seconds. Crouching has always been problematic. I guess I'm restricting blood flow while my knees are... (more)

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Sayeds 0 · December 19, 2012 at 11:56 PM

3 weeks isn't tons of time to let your body work its self out especially if your cheating still.. some people need a full month of 100% commitment before they really feel the benefits. Salt could be your issue, if you don't get enough but make... (more)

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by 2913 · about 8 hours ago

So my kids aren't 100% Paleo all the time, but they're pretty close. I pack lunches for my first grade son on a daily basis and usually pack him things like jerky, good quality salami, ham roll ups, etc. For breakfast the kids usually have... (more)

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SlimIcy 0 · October 24, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Salt itself is healthy and necessary. The problem today is that most people eating SAD get tons of sodium from processed foods. From what you described it seems like your children are eating healthier than 98% of their peers, and so there's a... (more)

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by 487 · about 8 hours ago

Been on strict Paleo diet for 12 weeks - 60 to 100 G's of carbs a day, NO WHEAT and a moderate amount of dairy. Lost 20 lbs. which is fantastic and am only a few lbs. from a normal BMI. Incorporated HIT; both cardio and 5/5 lift to failure for the... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · September 16, 2012 at 3:37 AM

Sounds like white coat hypertension. The stress of going to the doctor (especially given your obsession with the numbers) likely raised you BP AND your BG. Keep monitoring at home.

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by 1032 · about 8 hours ago

I'm 28, male, 6'1 and about 85kg (~187 lbs). I've had primary/essential systolic hypertension for about 8 years, primary hypertension means that it is considered asymptomatic, I've tested negative to all tests that can determine HBP. I have been... (more)

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Wowza 0 · July 25, 2012 at 3:50 AM

Boy do I have the goods on this one. And your "essential/idiopathic hypertension" can be fixed - but you need some information about yourself. Here's how we did it: My guy, who is 30 years old and has 8% bodyfat from daily swimming and paleo... (more)

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by 1200 · about 8 hours ago

In 2011, when I ate vegan and worked out at the gym 5 days a week, my blood pressure was averaging 140/90 with spikes as high as 150/100. Keep in mind I was only 187 pounds, 6' tall, and 32 years old. The doctor wanted to put me on blood pressure... (more)

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missionman 0 · June 12, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I still struggle with blood pressure even after 2 years on paleo. It has recently started to come down a little as I started supplementing with potassium and exercising more. I have just started the CT protocol and I'm waiting to see if that will... (more)

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by 55 · about 8 hours ago

Trying to figure this whole thing out. Im just getting started going strong over a month (yayeee me). I come on here to try to get support but most of the time its comes across as a bunch of pricks trying to smack people with the paleo hammer... (more)

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kashperanto 0 · April 28, 2012 at 3:52 AM

I can understand the shock of it all, and when some people act like you have to go 200% right away it can put you off. I'm a year in and I probably only follow the 'rules' 80% of the time. It is true that you should try to be as strict as you... (more)

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by 1032 · about 8 hours ago

Male, 27yrs, 183cm, 86kg, fairly active lifestyle including sports and regular exercise, low stress job. (I need to put this in my signature or something) I was diagnosed with high blood pressure about 8 years ago, doctors did just about every... (more)

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Tracey_4 0 · April 03, 2012 at 8:40 AM

I, too, had blood pressure issues. It was recommended to me to eat more foods with potassium (prunes, avocados, etc.) on a daily basis. This small change for me has helped a lot (I now completely off BP meds!) Good luck!

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by 70 · about 8 hours ago

So I went to the doctor today after having a mild red, blotchy, itchy rash on my face for the past 5 days. Dr. really didn't know what it was... thought perhaps allergic reaction (which I initially thought too because I used a shampoo with wheat... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 03, 2012 at 3:24 AM

I failed to control my weight/appetite all my life and now I'm succeeding. And you can too. Think about the hunger sensations you feel, and how you react to various approaches to meal schedules, and experiment until you find a way that works for... (more)

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by 35 · about 8 hours ago

I have been having these cracking joints and muscle/tendon pain, which I posted about here some time ago here. Since I've been having cold hands and feet to go along with these symptoms, I thought these problems could be related to bad blood... (more)

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Cutbert 0 · January 29, 2012 at 9:56 PM

i hate to tell you this but you may want to have your Dr check your blood for a thyroid condition. i have hypothyroid and those are the symptoms i have.

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by 1720 · about 8 hours ago

Recently, I've had random times where I'll feel my pulse in my left ear. It came one day and was gone the next. Today it came back. I was lifting sheet rock, so I don't know if it has something to do with more blood pumping in head (and ear),... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · March 09, 2012 at 7:56 PM

This might be really obvious, but after wearing ear buds for long periods of time, sometimes in the following day or two I get weird pulsey-pressurey things. Only started noticing an increase when I had to wear ear buds really frequently for a... (more)

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by 1720 · about 8 hours ago

Is it mainly through diet, exercise, stress free living, not being anxious, etc...? What are some foods to help with blood pressure? Is there a quick way of lowering it if one ate something to spike the high blood pressure?

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · November 13, 2011 at 4:28 AM

Eating a clean diet, improving digestion, reducing stress, increasing sleep, supplementing fish oils and GABA...that's a good start down the right road.

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by 20 · about 8 hours ago

Hello, I'm a 26 years old athtletic guy, and I am on paleo for about two month now. I make sure that my omega3-omega6 ratio is optimal and I eat a lot of meat and fish. In the evening I sometimes eat nuts (prefered walnuts) and/or 100%... (more)

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Kevin_D 0 · March 28, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Mine has been the same in a way.. I am 26 about 200lbs and run a half marathon in the hour 40 range. my BP is normally high I barely pass my DOT physicals or am able to donate blood for it.. I used to eat more fish than animals as well as... (more)

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by 384 · about 8 hours ago

At the farmer's market today, there was a booth for getting a free adrenal blood pressure screening. Not knowing exactly what that was, I decided to check it out. So they tested my BP twice, the first sitting down: 106/63. The second was after... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · August 13, 2011 at 7:15 PM

What they did was part of an orthostatic BP check. For everyone, BP will be highest when lying down, a bit lower when sitting, and lowest when standing. When there are significant differences between BPs taken in these three postions, then a... (more)

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by 900 · about 8 hours ago

I have a check up coming, so this is not a hunt for a medical answer / solution. But want to have a little more info as I go in. My blood screening came back with optimal numbers across the board after 5 months paleo, one thing that did change and... (more)

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Tom_4 0 · April 11, 2011 at 8:33 PM

See The Paleo Solution page 153. What medicine sees as a 'normal' heart is the heart of a sedentary person. As you've grown stronger your heart has become stronger (and bigger) as well. This adaptation is called an 'athletic' heart and it is the... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I've heard pros and cons on Canola oil. Any suggestions. Thx David New to paleo. Age 68 and have lost 9-10 lbs in 9 weeks No indigestion. Sleep good. lots of energy. I like going to gym even more than i did because I have much more energy... (more)

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Gary_W 0 · March 26, 2011 at 9:33 PM

Canola oil is terrible. It is not real food, and should not be consumed by humans. The main problems with canola oil are: Canola oil is banned by the FDA in infant formula because it was shown in some animal studies to retard growth, and it's... (more)

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by 20787 · about 8 hours ago

I was recently reading one of Castle Grok's posts where he mentions he used to eat SAD and felt very sickly all the time, but when he went to the doctor, the doc said he had a nice low trig score and all healthy metrics and was pronounced to be... (more)

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mac389 0 · February 19, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Hi Eva, You raise a very interesting question that I've never experienced discussed in medical school except for superficial discussions of sensitivity and specificity. However, to my knowledge, it is something that technicians, the more... (more)

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by 3509 · about 8 hours ago

High blood pressure (also called hypertension) is a main risk factor for cardiovascular disease. I have found a detailed, controlled study that shows that the consumption of large quantities of potassium in foods is a very powerful tool to... (more)

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Eva 0 · February 14, 2011 at 12:46 AM

I think the problem is that it is complicated. Many things have been implicated in high blood pressure, anything from nutrient intake to plaque buildup in the arteries. Nutrients like calcium and magnesium have also seemed to help control high... (more)

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by 20787 · about 8 hours ago

Does anyone understand the reasoning behind this study? http://health.yahoo.net/news/s/ap/us_med_stroke_younger_victims Maybe there is a better link to the raw data somewhere. It says that stroke is rising in the younger age groups but dropping... (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · February 10, 2011 at 7:16 AM

I am not sure I understand why it would be dropping in the older population. They say it is because... There is no indication in the article that the researchers tried to explain why these facts occured. It appears to be a purely empirical... (more)

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by 503 · about 8 hours ago

I've been eating strict paleo for about 45 days (no grains, dairy, legumes or sweeteners) and over that time, instead of "dropping like a stone," I've measured a steady increase of my blood pressure. I'm thinking this way of eating might actually... (more)

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Dexter 0 · February 09, 2011 at 1:44 AM

Richard has a case history on blood pressure elevation at Free the Animal similiar to your story. http://freetheanimal.com/2009/09/hows-your-blood-pressure.html The cure was potassium supplement to get the sodium/potassium balance in line. (more)

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by 310 · about 8 hours ago

I'm probably lucky to report that I have naturally low blood pressure (91/63), but the downside is that I get lightheaded nearly every time I stand up and often when doing simple tasks. I have recently begun doing Paleo in earnest and am... (more)

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Ed 0 · January 17, 2011 at 2:03 AM

A paleo diet will tend to lower pathologic high blood pressure towards the normal range by reducing one's level of stress (and cortisol), by lowering sodium intake (as processed foods are replaced by real foods), and by supplementing with vitamin... (more)

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