Happy today. I introduced my sister to primal. She's jumped on board, and now her blood pressure is down into normal range after last year doctor threatened she was close to needed medication. Yay.
It has worked for me as well, though mine was not as high as hers it was still borderline.
Annie Ups the Ante
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Congratulations! My blood pressure dropped from 130/90 down to 105/75 within a couple of months. I've been Paleo/Primal for almost a year now and have never felt better.
Fascinating- I wonder what it is about Primal that lowers blood pressure?
High Weight: 225
Weight at start of Primal: 189
Current Weight: 174
Goal Weight: 130
Primal Start Date: 11/26/2012
I think it's the less sugar and grains, leading to less inflammation in the body.
Whatever it is, it works better than exercise alone. I started exercising before I started eating primally and it made no difference to blood pressure at ALL.
Annie Ups the Ante
Going Primal brought my Dad down from decades of scary high BP (e.g. 160-170 range) to measuring consistently at 115/65. And he did this in his 80s!
well done Annie - you are a Kiwi inspriation. I love reading about your meals - so yummy.
Send our congratulations to your sister
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Yeah, I went from 160/100 to 110/80 in a year. I think it's primarily going lower carb and lower salt meaning less water (even though I liberally salt all my food now and never did before).
Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.
Griff's cholesterol primer
5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
bloodorchid is always right
I was taking two medications for blood pressure last march and 240lbs at 5'11" with BP of 130/80. After three months I had lost 16lbs and the BP had dropped into the normal range. I contacted my doctor and asked which med I should stop. At six months I had lost about 35lbs and the BP was again in the normal range so I stopped the other BP med too. It's now steady at about 110/75. I also stopped taking statins. Lastly, I had late onset asthma and used a steroid inhaler twice a day. I decided to stop using the device in the new year and have not gone back to it.
It's obvious that the weight loss brought my blood pressure down. However, I put the asthma going away down to what I eat and how I exercise nowadays. I shall have a blood test this month to see how my cholesterol is doing after being Primal Lite for a year.
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