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What kind of diet is recommended for someone taking high blood pressure medication?Is it possible to be off medication by following the Paleo diet ?

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Created September 17, 2013 at 3:37 AM

What kind of diet is recommended for someone taking high blood pressure medication?Is it possible to be off medication by following the Paleo diet ?

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on September 30, 2013
at 11:49 AM

Veggies, veggies, veggies. And sunlight. Here's why. Veggies are rich in nitric oxide (NO) precursors (nitrates, nitrites, etc???). Nitric oxide dilates blood vessels which results in a lower blood pressure. Our bodies apparently store copious amounts of NO percursors in our skin and release of NO is initiated by UV radiation (different wavelengths than vitamin D production, but sunlight does both, win-win!) Blood pressure decreases from this effect last long past sunlight exposure, explains why there's less CVD at equatorial latitudes than higher latitudes.

As with most metabolic syndrome & CVD problems, exercise helps immensely. Walk 30-60 minutes a day.

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on September 30, 2013
at 10:45 AM

Yes, I started by going primal after reading the Paleo blueprint. I had been on metoprolol and lisinopril for high blood pressure. After 8 days eating 100%primal, no exercise, I started to feel terrible! easily fatigued out of breath from walking downstairs. I had a dr. Appt for an unrelated issue and they said "your b.p. is dangerously low" I explained how id been eating and my doc said to quit taking the meds. Felt great! Unfortunately any time I "cheat" for long periods of time I have to go back on them. Sucks but for me wheat and processed food just never ever works.

Good luck

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on September 17, 2013
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Start with organic vegetables. Eat these until your sick of them and you need more calories in the day (with cold-pressed organic olive oil / seasonings.) Build up the calories with grass-fed animals meats / organs / bones / eggs / seafood cooked with grass-fed animal fats / butters (or unrefined coconut oil.) Eat organic fruits, nuts, and seeds as you wish for snacks, cheese if you can handle the milk proteins, high quality organic vegetable / fruit juices if you have the equipment. Test your blood levels and genes for deficiencies and inefficient pathways, and supplement around these. (You might want to look into coq10, mg, and d3.) Frequent vigorous exercise. That's about the best you can do. If that doesn't work, take some drugs.

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http://robbwolf.com/what-is-the-paleo-diet/

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/welcome-to-marks-daily-apple/

http://chriskresser.com/

http://perfecthealthdiet.com/the-diet/

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Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on September 17, 2013
at 03:57 AM

Start with organic vegetables. Eat these until your sick of them and you need more calories in the day. Build up the calories with grass-fed animals meats / organs cooked with grass-fed animal fats / butters. Eat organic fruits, nuts, and seeds as you wish for snacks. Test your blood levels and genes for deficiencies and inefficient pathways, and supplement around these. (You might want to look into coq10, mg, and d3.) Frequent vigorous exercise. That's about the best you can do. If that doesn't work, take some drugs.

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