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  • Low Blood Pressure & Primal Hydration

    Hi!

    I'm relatively new to the primal scene. In December I started doing 80%/20% primal, then decided that eating gluten made me feel worse when I cheated so I cut that out completely. I'm looking to go full primal, but trying to make some transitions slowly.

    Anyway, on to my question. I have something called dysautonomia, where my blood pressure & heart rate have issues being regulated by my autonomic nervous system. I was instructed by my doctor to drink Gatorade and eat a lot of salt to raise my pressure to help keep from passing out. I know a lot of people use coconut water for hydration, but I feel as if it doesn't have enough sodium in it.

    Does anyone know of a recipe or maybe a drink out there that has quite a bit of sodium in it that can replace gatorade? Eating primal also means less sodium due to the natural unprocessed foods so I need to find ways to work it in and stay hydrated. Thanks!

  • #2
    I'd imagine you could sprinkle some salt into any kind of broth. I've never made bone broth (someday!!!) but what I like to do is boil some veggies, keep the water, and add salt, pepper, garlic, splash of olive oil and drink it. Seriously, kicked-up salty broccoli water is delicious.

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    • #3
      Drink the juice that comes from truly fermented veggies. Rich in sodium and has tons of good probiotics. But remember, a little goes a long way!
      "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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      • #4
        It might be worth it for you to look into getting a powdered electrolyte blend like athletes use...

        Then just stir a bit of that into any liquid you want...

        That and plenty of salt should easily keep you in good balance.
        “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
        ~Friedrich Nietzsche
        And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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        • #5
          It might be worth it for you to look into getting a powdered electrolyte blend like athletes use...
          Then just stir a bit of that into any liquid you want...
          Or a tablet like this... Amazon.com: Nutribiotic - Essential Electrolytes, 100 veggie caps: Health & Personal Care
          Then just pop one a couple of times a day, easy peasy.

          That and plenty of salt should easily keep you in good balance.

          I also have a medical issue and have to supplement electrolytes... but in my case it's NO salt, and lots of potassium and some mag.
          Last edited by cori93437; 02-16-2013, 01:10 PM.
          “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
          ~Friedrich Nietzsche
          And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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