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Hypertension

Hypertension Questions

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by 5 · about 7 hours ago

I've been looking for support from someone who is also Paleo with insulin resistance for awhile now. Everyone harps to me about switching to low carb, but doesn't understand, I've been low carb for years now! I was diagnosed with hypertension in... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 12, 2013 at 7:09 PM

I would recommend adding back in some carbs. Some in the Paleo community demonize carbohydrates, but they are not evil. Also, some people do not respond as well to VLC. it can have an affect on hormone production as well. I would not go back... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hi. I have been predominantly on a Low Carb High PROTEIN diet for the past 2 years (with the once or twice cheat meals per week having beer, pasta, pizza, etc). I also started 5:2 intermittent fasting since Jan 2013. I had 2 Lipograms while on... (more)

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by 1032 · about 8 hours ago

I've had idiopathic, isolated systolic hypertension for about 7-8 years now. This basically means it's a high reading of the systolic reading that can't be attributed to any medical cause. I've talked about it more in depth here A short time ago... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · September 30, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Supplements are still focusing on the symptoms. I would focus on meditation, yoga, bodywork (chiropractic and/or massage), exercise, sound sleep in a dark room, siestas, and sex.....not necessarily in that order.

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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 6229 · about 8 hours ago

Personally my husband and I have had on the lower end of blood pressure (as low as 100/50) so we never watched salt intake. We love Himalayan salt. See the nice little U-shaped curve for sodium excretion in urine vs. hazard ratio. "A 2011 study... (more)

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Chris_33 0 · April 21, 2012 at 2:21 AM

I would hope that my body would let me know if I was low on salt via cravings for salty foods but I guess I can't really be sure, can i? It's interesting for sure though. Also, 4-5.99 grams of salt? Seems like a lot...

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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 130 · about 8 hours ago

I really want my mother to try paleo-style eating because she's diabetic and is on blood pressure medications and a statin. Thing is that she's from Mexico and has only a third grade education at most. She's fairly smart regardless and somehow got... (more)

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Suz___Paleo_Oz 0 · March 07, 2012 at 11:54 PM

I have a spare copy of Robb Wolf's "the Paleo Solution" and Mark Sisson's "The Primal Blueprint" that I always lend to friends interested in finding out about Paleo. I think they're very well written introductions - and don't get so into the... (more)

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by 4991 · about 8 hours ago

Hi. I started paleo / primal 2 years ago to see if it would help my asthma (it is virtually non existent now so THAT worked!) But the asthma clinic had tested my blood pressure and at 140 / 110 they reckoned statins would be a good plan. Well, I... (more)

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by 865 · about 8 hours ago

I've long since been convinced that there is a "cholesterol scam," and that the recommended target numbers are way off (if not simply pointless). My question is whether or not blood pressure numbers are similarly questionable (and used to sell... (more)

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John_J__Collins 0 · August 23, 2011 at 1:42 PM

Scam may be the wrong word. "Mis-guided", "wrong-headed", "inappropriate" hit the mark for me. 1-Is chronic hypertension a "Risk factor" for dying?= Yes, of course One can't really argue that chronically-elevated blood pressure is at least... (more)

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by 1724 · about 8 hours ago

Hey there. I have two colleagues at work -- one is a 34 yr old man with hypertension and the other is a 38 yr old man with diabetes. The way they eat is beyond horrible (the diabetic drinks 2L of Diet Coke a day to "manage his blood sugar"... (more)

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Josh_M 0 · August 15, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Here is the site I referenced a lot when I was researching my T2 diabetes http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/ Lots of good info there.

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

how to gain weight on paleo? I am mexican, 33 years old, used to eat lots of fast carbs, lots of bread, pasta, rice, and saturated fat of the mexican traditional food, suffered hypertension 140/110, fatigue, anxiety due to reactive hypoglicemia,... (more)

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Erica_5 0 · July 28, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Hi, Victor. 8.3 % body fat is low for most men, but it's not a harmfully low amount. I wouldn't worry about it, especially since your overall health has improved so much on paleo in just few months. One of the symptoms of celiac is weight loss,... (more)

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Carl_Stawicki 0 · May 18, 2011 at 6:31 PM

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by 6157 · about 8 hours ago

As you are probably well aware, the conventional wisdom is that for people with high blood pressure, avoiding red meat is a good thing. This seems to be based largely on observational studies that show a correlation with "red meat" and... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 17, 2011 at 5:40 PM

I would wager that the idea is that a diet high in purines would result in high levels of serum urates that would increase the risk of hypertension. It's kind of silly, since fructose is a far more potent cause of hyperuricemia, and in any case... (more)

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by 18701 · about 8 hours ago

I have finally decided to try and give up my prescribed diuretic pills. In the past, when I have not taken them I've gained up to 10-12lbs in just a day or so. Lately, I've been feeling symptoms of dehyrdration and decided that was my body... (more)

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Louisa 0 · February 19, 2011 at 2:51 PM

If you can find ground chicory 'coffee' this is great for water retention and tastes just as good as coffee without the caffeine. I think in the U.S. it is pretty hard to find though..... I just looked in Mrs. Grieve's Modern Herbal and I read... (more)

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by 1299 · about 8 hours 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 8 hours 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 18701 · about 8 hours ago

I have been taking medication for high blood pressure for 9 years now. Over that course of time, I have lost 115lbs and stayed very dedicated to an exercise program. My doctor has been shocked that I still need the medication. We have reduced... (more)

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JJ 0 · November 19, 2010 at 2:39 PM

I have not had this experience personally, but I know of several people who have gone through the experience of dropping or reducing BP meds after going on Paleo. Gary Taubes demonstrates in Good Calories, Bad Calories that the primary mechanism... (more)

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by 477 · about 8 hours ago

I've got a friend who eats a SAD. She has been having some serious issues with high blood pressure lately, and her doctors are wanting her to go on pills, probably forever. I've done some basic research on helping her change her diet, and there... (more)

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Andy 0 · November 09, 2010 at 5:47 PM

Although I don't consider myself a member of the "paleo cult" those who actually seem to be a little mental about eliminating all things "modern" from their diet. I've been "eating paleo" for longer than most of the paleo folks out there... at... (more)

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by 3509 · October 19, 2014 at 3:20 AM

My mother suffers from hypertension, she is mostly in good health otherwise, and her doctor has given her the prescription drug perindopril (arginine) an ACE inhibitor. She usually (but not always!) eats healthy food. Is there any supplement that... (more)

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John_J__Collins 0 · August 24, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Hi Ignacio: At one time for many years, in the therapeutic nutrition component of my holistic chiropractic practice, I used to 'prescribe' a targeted/customized approach for every patient- taking into account what meds (including ace inhibitors)... (more)

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