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by 5 · 5 minutes ago

Hi all, basically I've been on Keto for 7 1/2 weeks now. I'm 19 years old, 6"2-6"3ish and started at 150KG and am now 137KG. I'm quite happy with my progress in weight loss so far but I have a few questions. My decision to lose weight was... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · December 01, 2012 at 5:51 PM

I would go on how you feel. My husband lost 20 lbs over 2 months and felt great. He's 6'1" and was 215. After that, it slowed down a lot since he's eating more carbs now, during the Holiday Season and he does not work out, like you. He's trying to... (more)

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by 0 · 8 minutes ago

Every time I consume a meal that has a high fat content my blood pressure seems to raise to the point where it's noticeable, I'm quite sensitive and it can be uncomfortable especially at night when I'm trying to sleep and can sometimes take till... (more)

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Dan_29 0 · October 05, 2012 at 3:54 AM

I experience the same thing, but I interpret it as a boost of energy from the meal. If it keeps you up, don't eat so close to bedtime. Save your fatty meals for breakfast and lunch, when that energy will carry you through your day. I as well am... (more)

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by 487 · 10 minutes 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 · 14 minutes 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 · 18 minutes 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 · 21 minutes 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 70 · 23 minutes 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 5 · 25 minutes ago

i have been on the paleo diet just over a week now. while it seems to be helping my digestive and inflammation problems, my pulse rate hs gone way up--from about 65 beats per minute to 93-101 at rest, and my blood pressure has gone up from 125/70... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · July 05, 2012 at 7:33 AM

Very low carb can induce adrenaline responses, especially initially. You might try adding a cup or so of berries a day, or the odd parsnip or kumura. I do a cup of berries per day, with a little bit of glucose sprinkled on top, to keep my body... (more)

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by 1720 · 32 minutes 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 384 · 40 minutes 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 733 · 42 minutes ago

Does anyone have any experience with olive leaf extract? Before going paleo, I began taking it during seasons in which I usually got sick. It did seem to help with my allergies/colds/etc., but I really can not be sure of what helped/hurt me back... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · July 18, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Like many herbs, Olive Leaf has more than one action. I use it primarily as an antiinfective, prophylactially and when any type of acute symptoms occur. I have low blood pressure (quite normal for me, but nonetheless low) and so I take a smaller... (more)

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by 2153 · about 1 hour ago

So I'm a pretty big fan of paleo, it works for me. I'm pretty active and I generally don't worry much about all the debates, i just do what seems to work for me. After all my random rants about paleo, my mom is curious and wondering how to change... (more)

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semirade 0 · April 24, 2011 at 9:54 PM

I would do what my son did to me! I'm a 64 yr old man in terrible health due to vegetarianism and pescatarianism. I suffer from loss of teeth, diverticular disease, multiple abdominal hernias, RA and osteo arthritis, Barrett's esophagus, as well... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour 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 3509 · about 1 hour 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 503 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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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by 1299 · about 1 hour ago

I'm 27 and male, 5'9" and 165 lbs. Back in June, the doc measured my BP as 160/90. White coat syndrome, sure, but my own readings were still hovering around 142/88. With exercise and supplements (CoQ-10, garlic, hawthorn, olive leaf, magnesium,... (more)

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Dexter 0 · January 18, 2011 at 4:57 AM

Consider that the only way blood pressure can rise is because of a narrowing of the vascular system. There is only one thing that can cause this to happen and that is the body is laying down tiny amounts of plaque all through your vascular... (more)

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by 80 · about 1 hour ago

Hello, My father has an enlarged prostate and takes a combination of drugs to reduce the size of the BPH and most have been ineffective. He does not consume fast food and never has and eats a relatively healthy diet with lots of fresh fish/lean... (more)

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Dexter 0 · November 30, 2010 at 5:50 AM

DINIS, the bread your father eats is the culprit. It converts directly to sugars and spikes his insulin. The bread and sugar he eats brings about a majority of LDL particles that are small dense in nature. These sdLDL particles are like BBs... (more)

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by 2353 · about 23 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 23 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 23 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 166 · about 23 hours ago

Hi all! My mom is on paleo for about 5 months now and she is doing great, lots of veg. >600 gr. and a bit fish and grass-fed meat. Three to four meals a day. Cheats every day with a piece of rye bread and about 200 ml sad yoghurt per day.... (more)

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by 20 · about 23 hours ago

I am trying to figure out why my heart rate skyrockets even when doing a light jog. This has been happening more over the last year, where a jog at best in the past would get my heart rate up to the 140 bpm now it quickly goes to 165 or higher in... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · July 02, 2013 at 1:42 PM

I would at least rule out electrolyte imbalance. Eat more salt, bone or beef broth and take a Magnesium chelate supplement. Bananas or avocados for potassium. More seafood.

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by 171 · about 24 hours ago

I've always had problems with low blood pressure and low blood sugar (one of the reasons I switched to Paleo). Anyways, lately whenever I stand up my vision gets quite blurred and I beccome quite dizzy to the point where I need to hold on to... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · September 25, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Eat more salt. And eat more food (are you trying to lose weight - seems pretty low to me).

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by 1032 · about 24 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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