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    I've been actively paleo for a few months now and have enjoyed many of the benefits (lost 15 pounds, increased energy etc). I'm not perfect but I've made many substantial changes in diet and lifestyle. Anyway, I just checked my blood pressure at the grocery store for the heck of it and although the numbers are fairly normal 110/88 the diastolic is much higher than I've ever seen for me (even before I learned about paleo). I've never seen anything out of the 60s. I'm a bit freaked out. Any ideas on what's going on?

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    "The grocery store meter" is wildly inaccurate. Don't use it.
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    Thanks. Hoping its a fluke.

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    What loafingcactus said. I work in the medical field, and really wish they would get rid of those machines. I regularly see people freaked out about their BP because they had a high reading at the grocery store. It seems they are never accurate.

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    Ok thanks. Do you know of any way to check it short of an appointment with my MD?

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    I bought a wrist BP checker at CVS for about $50. It is supposed to be fairly accurate.

    I decided I have white coat syndrome, and if I check it at home I'm fine. I went through the freaked out phase, to the data collection phase, to the monthly random check. 120/80s when I sit down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanievebaker View Post
    I've been actively paleo for a few months now and have enjoyed many of the benefits (lost 15 pounds, increased energy etc). I'm not perfect but I've made many substantial changes in diet and lifestyle. Anyway, I just checked my blood pressure at the grocery store for the heck of it and although the numbers are fairly normal 110/88 the diastolic is much higher than I've ever seen for me (even before I learned about paleo). I've never seen anything out of the 60s. I'm a bit freaked out. Any ideas on what's going on?
    as you heal ... a lot of diagnostic indicators will go wonky.


    YOU must TRUST the process.

    how do you feel
    where is your weight

    how about your tape measure (you are using a tape for your chest, waist, and bum aren't you , hint hint)

    if you are doing it right.... your diagnostics will look like shit for about 6 months to 2 years depending on how far gone you were.
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    if you are doing it right.... your diagnostics will look like shit for about 6 months to 2 years depending on how far gone you were.
    Yes, it's important to realize you are rebuilding your body, upregulating new enzymes and laying down new tissue to replace poorly built older tissue. Your body has to recycle itself. That's messy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    Yes, it's important to realize you are rebuilding your body, upregulating new enzymes and laying down new tissue to replace poorly built older tissue. Your body has to recycle itself. That's messy!
    we only seek to improve quality of life.....
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    go into a pharmacy ,tell them you're thinking of buying a machine and ask them to show you how it works, free bp check- and consider getting one
    When I'd had enough of the grain and starched based 'diabetic eating for health' diet (eating for health, my ass!) my weight was 242.5 lbs. On starting primal- 18th April 2013 weight : 238.1.
    27th July 2013. weight after 100 days 136.9 weight lost 101.2lb ; that's 105.6lbs since I stopped the 'diabetic eating for health'
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