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Initial post: Jan 3, 2012 9:00:30 AM PST
ghost writer says:
I have been reading alot about this and I am just beginning my journey to get off of meds for high blood pressure.....has anyone had success?

Posted on Jan 3, 2012 9:30:41 AM PST
Yes, A person DEFINITELY CAN! I would LOVE to send you a CD that fully explains it..FREE of charge. Please email me, I do not want to seem like I am here to advertise, because I am not. I simply want to share. We have been taught by a great doctor that Hypertension is a symptom. I will check back to see if you check this message. In the meantime I will check to see if I can leave you my contact information.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2012 9:41:54 AM PST
I did. I consulted my PCP because hypertension doesn't run in my family, and once I was placed on meds, my BP was always in a normal range. After I'd taken meds a few years, I asked him about it. He said I'd have to wean myself off the medication, and monitor my blood pressure.

Your doctor can't FORCE you to take medication. But I would not advise trying it without consulting your physician. After all, stopping the medication can cause serious, or fatal consequences.

What have you been reading? I'm just curious. I didn't read about any methods. I asked my doctor, and what he said to do worked.

Posted on Jan 3, 2012 9:47:20 AM PST
Savage says:
Yes, definitely. I lost over fifty pounds, and my blood pressure is now normal to low, without any medication.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2012 10:32:50 AM PST
Old Geezett says:
My experience is that losing just a little weight, even 10lbs can help. combine this with regular exercise. I swim about 60 laps a week, and that has worked for me. As soon as I start sitting around and gain weight, even a little, it goes back up. It seems to be simple and you don't need any elaborate diet or exercise program. Try the DASH diet, which is pretty much what I follow just for general health. I still eat McDonald's 3X a week for lunch (FF's and nuggets) after I swim and that's on a "diet". There is no magic. You can google DASH diet. Basically, fruit, vegs, nuts, whole grains; little red meat; fish. simple.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2012 5:37:38 AM PST
denbeigh says:
I did.

At first I was given blood pressure medicine to offset fine hand tremor. Even though I had low blood pressure. My hands shook from Lithium.

Evenutally, gaining weight from Lithium and a host of other RX, I GAINED a substantial amount of weight. my usually low blood pressure advanced to high blood pressure.

After a few years, every time I was at my doctor for an appointment, they'd take my blood pressure and declare it was normal.

So I decided within a year, to stop taking it. I still have a prescription for the RX that I can fill if I need it.

My doctor asks me every visit, "you stopped taking the blood pressure medicine?" I mean, every time! My answer is yes. If my bp is normal, and I own a BP cuff to measure whenever I choose to, why take it.

Best wishes, ghost writer!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2012 6:35:16 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 4, 2012 6:44:31 AM PST
R. C. Javier says:
to ms.a lady who cares ,can u please send me one,i love to see it.it would be a big help for me.many thanks.

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 7:12:06 AM PST
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Posted on Feb 2, 2012 6:25:26 AM PST
Livia says:
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Posted on Feb 3, 2012 10:24:36 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2012 2:54:20 AM PST
I had success. Hollywood flashback: I have a genetic predisposition to hypertension. My grandfather died after having a stroke and my father has resistant hypertension (difficult to treat). About three years ago I was diagnoised hypertension and put on medication. About a year ago (without me prompting), my doctor decided that I no longer needed to be on medication. A couple caveats though, I was only on a diaretic (hydroclorthizide 15mg) - I had mild hypertension, I monitored my diet and excercise regularly so I wasn't overweight. That having been said, I also have a predisposition to diabetes. I had another doctor tell me that sometimes it doesn't matter what you eat or how much excercise, if you're predisposed to a condition you might not be able to avoid getting it.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2012 6:39:53 AM PST
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This book reveals that the answer to your question is often "yes."
By age 70, more than 70% of Americans have high blood pressure.
Here are the steps to lower your blood pressure:

Low salt diet
Lose weight if you are overweight
Exercise daily
Buy a blood pressure cuff and check your blood pressure in the afternoon or evening in a quiet room. Get 2 readings each time.

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 7:17:50 AM PST
Primrose says:
Yeah, absolutely, I've seen a few articles about people lowering blood pressure through diet. Recall this write up about a paleo diet study and resulting lower hypertension levels.

"Rapid health improvements with a Paleolithic diet"

http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/saturated-fat/rapid-health-improvements-with-a-paleolithic-diet/

Snippet from Dr. Eades article.

"...Fasting insulin levels plummeted by more than two thirds in (11.5 to 3.6 µU/ml) and the total area under the insulin curve was lowered by almost half. What these figures tell us is that the diet made these subjects much, much more sensitive to their own insulin. In other words, they required substantially less insulin to keep their blood sugars in the normal range. Since they were producing less insulin, they had less circulating insulin, which meant less fat storage, less arterial stiffening and less of all the things that too much insulin causes.

Along with the improvements in lipids and insulin sensitivity, the subjects experienced a significant drop in diastolic blood pressure and a decrease in mean arterial pressure. These improvements likely occurred in part because these subjects had substantially increased brachial artery diameter, a measure of arterial distensibility. There arteries had become less stiff and more pliable over a mere 17 days of dietary change.

Urinary potassium loss increased, indicating an increased potassium intake by the subjects. And urinary calcium excretion decreased..."

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 9:32:36 AM PST
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Posted on Feb 4, 2012 10:57:08 AM PST
Just a warning to those who attempt to get of BP meds. If you do this, do it gradually. You body can have rebound BP. This is where the BP goes up over the point it originally was when you quit the meds. Slowly taper the dose under close observation of BP and your Dr's supervision.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2012 11:05:37 AM PST
I'm interested

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2012 11:12:38 AM PST
Iris R. Bell says:
Yes, there are a whole variety of strategies that can work. Weight loss really helps, but there are nutritional strategies, herbs, and biofeedback -- all of them drug free. Even acupuncture can help, along with hypnosis.How To Lower Blood Pressure: Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2012 11:14:29 AM PST
I've been hearing mined sea salt such as 'Real' brand salt has benefits. Your opinion? Also seeing comments/reviews on Hunza salt. I read a book on the hunza people written many many yr.s ago & their longevity was pretty amazing. Thanks !

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2012 5:30:41 PM PST
Wow. Good stuff! I watched Ben on Vimeo. I started taking action/steps already while pausing the video. Thanks for the info. I've heard some of the things Ben talked about but he put it together for me. Gave answer to questions my doctors could not answer. Thanks J Comer!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2012 8:11:37 PM PST
I have been reading some of these responses and want to put in a warning. When I was diagnosed with high blood pressure about 13 years ago, the doctor could not explain why--not diabetic, etc. I tried all of the usual ways--lost 30 pounds, went on a diet designed to lower blood pressure, and nothing changed.

10 years later I was diagnosed with lyme disease, bartonella henselae, and babesia. I'd had the bartonella [AKA cat scratch fever] for about 14 years. One of the problems with bartonella is that it causes the blood to thicken and it is rarely diagnosed, except in cases where you get very sick at the onset--I did not. The thickening of the blood is what caused my high blood pressure. I was treated for 2 1/2 years with various antibiotics for this disease. It is throughout my body so I now take an herbal antibiotic and a blood thinner to keep it under control. Usually, it kills you with a stroke, but fortunately it was diagnosed before it harmed me more.

My point is, be careful to determine what the cause of your high blood pressure is. It could be a chronic illness, undiagnosed like mine.

Posted on Feb 5, 2012 8:46:31 AM PST
Kate says:
Yes you can but you need to adjust your diet first. Go to good and vegan friendly nutritionists because they will guide you best.
Also where you live can elevate your blood pressure. I am not sure how it exactly works but it is true. People who live in Michigan by port Huron for example have lower blood pressure than the ones in NJ.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2012 9:08:16 AM PST
Iris R. Bell says:
Air pollution may play a role in high blood pressure and other health problems. There is even a study recently of black women living in Los Angeles that suggests air pollution exposures increase the risk of type 2 diabetes as well as possibly high blood pressure. It was published in the journal Circulation online January 4, 2012.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2012 9:49:06 AM PST
D. Baron says:
I would be interested in hearing more about this CD. I am on BP meds and my pressure is still high. I would love to lose the scripts.

Posted on Feb 5, 2012 12:49:21 PM PST
M. Hoffman says:
Answer: Moderate exercise, weight control and eating at least four times a week a large serving of Emeril's vegetarian chili. This stuff is better than any medicine you can buy, packed with unbelievable nutrition. Add a diced sweet potato to make it even better. I LOVE this stuff. After three weeks, my blood pressure is down 10 points and continues to head lower. As for the moderate exercise, try riding an exercise cycle 10 miles with a moderate program 3 to 4 times a week. Stop eating hamburgers, french fries and similar crap. Stop eating anything made out of white flour or which contains corn syrup. Drink 3 to 4 cups of dark coffee a day. Not only will this lower your blood pressure, it will lessen depression, reduce your weight, and increase your energy.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2012 2:59:33 PM PST
how can you shampoo your hair with oil and get it clean? thank you for your input, will ck this out ,been hearing a lot about it but not researched it yet.
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