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Blood Pressure Questions

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by 2353 · about 19 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 279 · about 20 hours ago

I recently had a physical and my blood pressure is 90/60, which is the cut-off between low-normal and hypotension. I've fainted four times in my life, but that was before I went paleo. I haven't felt faint since I started eating better. Should I... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · July 04, 2013 at 12:45 PM

How is your body temp doing? You could check when getting up during the morning, at noon and before bed, maybe for some days and see that it's not too low. Also, do you have proper salt intake? If you're avoiding junk food and sugar, eating... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 · about 20 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 571 · about 20 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 5 · about 20 hours 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 171 · about 20 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 487 · about 20 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 20 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 20 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 0 · about 20 hours ago

Hi.... I am 49 yrs. old age. Lately, I have been having a lot of weight gain problems and also when i eat red meat, I am having a lot of tummy aches and I feel like throwing up. I don't know what's wrong with me but I'm not myself. Also I could be... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Go see your doctor.

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by 1032 · about 20 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 5 · about 20 hours 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 35 · about 20 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 384 · about 21 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 733 · about 21 hours 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 0 · about 21 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 21 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 21 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 777 · about 21 hours ago

I've been eating pretty clean paleo for 14 months or so. Just got my bp taking when I was at the doc and it came out 134/72 if I remember correctly. Any thoughts/ ideas?

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Mike 0 · February 11, 2011 at 11:21 PM

More than likely a sympathetic response from the anticipation of taking your blood pressure---aka "white coat syndrome". Do multiple testings while resting 5min between each, or multiple testings multiple times/day for a more accurate... (more)

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by 503 · about 21 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 21 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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