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Hack my blood pressure

Commented on August 02, 2014
Created August 01, 2014 at 11:31 PM

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 electrolyte minerals (???2500 mg. Na, 2mgK/cal., 400mg in supplemental Mg (glycinate), 500???1000 mg. Ca), and I think I'm eating enough (avg. 1750 Kcal over the past 7 days). I'm beginning to boost my carbs above 50g/day, and I'm aiming for 100g/day. I don't even feel the urge to cheat on my food plan. I had my BP measured today the local Red Cross blood donation center, and its 142/102!

Any ideas about what's going on?

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on August 02, 2014
at 10:10 PM

In my experience:

Marathon training = chronic cardio

10-15 miles/week = healthy and beneficial

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on August 02, 2014
at 01:36 PM

I am very familiar with their books. I am sure they would say that those recommendations are for people who are not outside the averages

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on August 02, 2014
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You've got it backwards. With a low level of circulating insulin, the kidneys flush water rapidly, and electrolyte minerals, especially sodium, go out with the water. Dr. Stephen Phinney, who's quite a credible source (See The Art and Science of Low-Carbohydrate Living), advocates at least 2500 mg. of sodium while doing VLC.

The link to high blood pressure is valid only if a chronically high level of circulating insulin has damaged the kidney nephrons.

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on August 02, 2014
at 02:14 AM

can't answer 'what's going on', sorry.

But i recommend you buy your own blood pressure monitor. then you can test anytime you want. you will generally find that blood pressure will test lower in the comfort of your own home.

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on August 02, 2014
at 06:45 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 project-manage, cutting up and dragging cardboard around and moving mulch from one place to another. My shirt was soaked from the armpits to halfway to the bottom of my ribs.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on August 02, 2014
at 10:10 PM

In my experience:

Marathon training = chronic cardio

10-15 miles/week = healthy and beneficial

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on August 02, 2014
at 02:09 AM

I think sodium is supposed to be below 2500mg, not above. I think it even gets less after 50. Salt is definitively linked to high blood pressure While it may not be appropraite for everyone to reduce their salt intake, those with high blood pressure definately should consider.

What's your exercise routine?

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

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on August 02, 2014
at 04:10 AM

You've got it backwards. With a low level of circulating insulin, the kidneys flush water rapidly, and electrolyte minerals, especially sodium, go out with the water. Dr. Stephen Phinney, who's quite a credible source (See The Art and Science of Low-Carbohydrate Living), advocates at least 2500 mg. of sodium while doing VLC.

The link to high blood pressure is valid only if a chronically high level of circulating insulin has damaged the kidney nephrons.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on August 02, 2014
at 01:36 PM

I am very familiar with their books. I am sure they would say that those recommendations are for people who are not outside the averages

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