Charli Wilson wrote: I'm not really bothered (as in I have no symptoms of high blood pressure other than the measurements),
Anne Miller wrote:Like Trace said the "Silent Killer", I didn't know there were symptoms of high blood pressure. I have never had any though dear hubby says when his ears ring that means his blood pressure is high.
I have read that Hibiscus tea will really help.
Tommy Wilder wrote:Be your own doctor: buy a bloodpressure meter (not the wrist version, very often incorrect readings), the upper-arm version. They are quite cheap.
Measure your pressure (pref. in the morning when it's highest) and record this in a journal. Maybe in the 1st couple of weeks, measure several times/day.
It helped me a lot. Going into the 105-170 area, left the working-in-shift job, and now in the 80-120 region (now almost 60 yrs old).
most interesting discovery, for me, was to find out that after eating too much sweets (read; sugars,bread etc.) my bloodpressure would increase AFTER 24 HOURS.... so a kind of killer-delay.
So, write in your journal what you eat and soon you will find the offending food
Charli Wilson wrote:I've now got an upper-arm monitor- its what the doctors use so I figured it would then match! I figure I shall write a food diary for a week, as well as taking blood pressure readings morning and evening- see if I can find any correlations.
I don't think stress is an issue.. I'm pretty laid back. Having said that- I do a lot, I have something planned for every evening! Am I creating my own internal stress? I'm on holiday from work for the next week so this might help me tell!
Charli Wilson wrote:So the docs have decided I have high blood pressure- its been the same for the past decade but suddenly it is apparently a problem!
eat a reasonable diet
Chris Kott wrote:
Additionally, it has been proven in lab studies (though I have temporarily lost the link to the article) that the chemical compounds that make up the smell of forest floor decomposition, that we are normally exposed to when walking through a mostly closed-canopy forest environment, cause us to relax, right down to our blood pressure. So if possible, take detours through forests on your bike rides, and perhaps, if you take scheduled rest breaks during training, make sure one happens in or immediately downwind from, a forest.
jordan barton wrote:I don't really have an answer a side from suggesting this website.
Weston A Price Blood Pressure Search
Many articles on differing topics.
Hopefully this is helpful to you and good luck!
marcus thompson wrote:I too have high blood pressure and have looked deeply into this. I need to lose weight to really make a dent. But plant-wise here is what I found:
Radish (Raphanus sativus L.): dry dosage range = 13-55 grams.
1. Leaf: 2.5%/day of feed = ∆ 19/? in one study. Assuming 500 grams of carbohydrate feed = 13 grams, dry weight assumed.
2. Radish Leaf ethyl acetate extract: 7.5 grams/day, Leaf Weight/extract ratio = 56:1. About 420 grams leaf weight assumed = 55 grams leaf dried weight. NOTE: 4X THE DOSE OF OTHER STUDY!
Eclipta Alba leaf: dry dosage range = 3-17 grams, invasive 4”-40” high annual, 45-60 day delay for results.
1. Alcoholic extract was found safe up to 5000 mg/kg orally given to rats. ∆ 139/x to 112/x. A 25% reduction of blood pressure in rats! Human dose: 17 grams/day for 185Lb man of extract evaporated from 80% ethyl alcohol soxhlet. Dried plant leaf/extract weight ratio unknown.
2. 3 grams dried leaf/day human dose = ∆ 19/11. Less professional human subject Indian study.
Mukia Maderaspatana leaf: 4.5grams/day, after 45 days = ∆ 23/15 Raja 2007. Note: also called Melothria Maderaspatana. Vine grows to zone 5, eBay only seed source found (from Poland).
Stevia leaf: 11% stevioside. 11% at 750mg extract = 7 grams/day dried leaf.
2nd study claimed concentration 4.4%-9.9%. (17 grams/day worst case)
3rd study claimed concentration 6.5%-8.6%.
1. A 3 x 250mg/day of stevioside extract = 10% BP reduction.
2. 2nd study: 500mg/day of stevioside extract = 6.5% reduction.
3. Try say…11grams/day dry leaf + 500ml HOT water. (1:45 ratio).
Possibly dangerous stuff:
Hibiscus tea: 2.6 grams/day ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM = ∆ 7/3.
Testicular/sperm issues above max dose! Try 1.3 grams?
Beetroot Juice: 250ml = ∆ 8/5. Nitrate causes cancer? Also use of mouthwash kills bacteria in the mouth needed for nitrate-nitrite conversion.
Cardamom powder: 3 grams/day, after 90 days = ∆ 19/12.
Chlorogenic acid: after 90 days 140mg/day = ∆ 15/5. Maximum dose 300mg/day.
Olive Leaf extract: absolute minimum 1gram/day of 20% oleuropein extract decreased BP by ∆11.5/4.8. 20% x gram = 200mg. Oleuropein is generally the most prominent phenolic compound in olive cultivars and can reach concentrations of up to 140 mg/gram on a dry matter basis in young olives and 60–90 mg/gram of dry matter in the leaves. Which at 60mg/gram to get 200mg requires 3.33grams of dried leaf. 6mg/gram dried leaf 2nd source = 33 grams dried leaf/day.
Taurine: 1.6grams/day = ∆ 7/5. A 6 gram/day study found improvement in 1 week.
Magnesium Citrate: 600mg/day = ∆ 5.6/2.8
1 ounce 90% coca/day
1 gram fish oil/day
200mg CoQ10/day (expensive)