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Thread: Low Blood Pressure & Primal Hydration

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    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!

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    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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    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!

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    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.
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    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 at 12:10 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.”
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    And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.


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