High Blood Pressure Treatment: Natural Cures!: Q&A
- RETURN TO MAIN SECTION
- Puffy, Tight Fingers in Morning
- TED'S BLOOD PRESSURE FORMULA
- Nitrites and Blood Pressure
- Blood Pressure Remedy Long Term Use
- Could H2O2 and Cayenne Pepper Cause High Blood Pressure?
- What Can Be Done for High Blood Pressure Other Than ACV?
- Blood Pressure Monitor Cuff Machine Giving Erratic Readings
- Dysautonomia: Controlling Fluctuating Blood Pressure
- QUESTIONS ABOUT TED'S BLOOD PRESSURE FORMULA
- PLEASE CLARIFY TED'S HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE FORMULA
- Any Remedies to Quickly Lower High Blood Pressure?
- Home Remedy That Will Treat Anxiety and Cure High Blood Pressure?
- High Blood Pressure and Diabetes
- ACV, LEMON, BAKING SODA, AND TINNITUS Q'S
- Why Did Pressure Shoot up Suddenly?
- Low-sodium Baking Soda
- Potassium Citrate Equivalency
- Prescription Drug Conflicts?
- Herbs and Remedies Not Working
- TED'S REMEDIES
- Checking Bp at Home
- High Pulse Rate
- ACV for Blood Pressure
- Regimen for ACV and Bs
- ACV Side Effects?
- Nothing Is Working!
- Fluctuations in Pressure
- Dosage for a Teenager?
- Co-q10 for Lowering Blood Pressure
Puffy, Tight Fingers in Morning
12/09/2012: Glenice from Kaitaia, New Zealand: "Hi there, I have puffy tight fingers for the past few years, often wake in the morning with them feeling tight. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me whats causing this. I have high blood pressure and reflux that I take meds for. Would love to get off them, but can't find anything else that works for me. I wonder if anyone can help me with any or all of these problems. I eat fruit, Veg, rice etc I eat healthy. Much appreciate any feed back - thanks."
12/10/2012: Wendy from Columbus, Oh/usa replies: "It sounds like edema, aka water retention, combined with some arthritis. I've had similar symptoms in the past. What's helped is completely removing all forms of sugar from my diet, no processed foods, no white rice, no pastries, no breads. You need to cleanse your system. Eat only fresh vegetables and a little bit of fruit, high-quality fish & meats and eggs. Go organic as much as possible, and definitely make sure the meats/fish are hormone-free, etc. Try juicing with fresh green veggies (search here on EC for recipes, etc.).
Also start taking the coconut milk (canned)/turmeric/cayenne combination @3 times per week. This will help reduce the inflammation in your system. The recipe:
Mix in a blender 1 can (14 ounces) coconut milk (preferably the full-fat), 2 teaspoons turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper. You may add a splash of sugar-free/organic apple juice to lessen the intensity of the pepper. Note that the pepper increases the benefits of the turmeric by 400%!
And, remember to drink LOTS of filtered water each and every day, I. E. , don't drink straight tap water. Make sure you use a filter on your tap, or purchase bottled/filtered/spring water."
TED'S BLOOD PRESSURE FORMULA
10/18/2012: M from Anon: "Dear Ted, This is the first time I have written. Thanks for all that you have taught. I'm sure you are overwhelmed at times. I'll try to keep this brief. I had mercury poisoning 6 years ago. Amalgam fillings. No traditional Dr. would listen, acknowledge or treat me. Some actually got angry that I might actually know something about my body.
It caused erratic BP spikes. going from normal to 220/150 in minutes, while at rest, reading, eating, shopping etc. Never from exertion. I had chest cramps off and on deep in the pec muscle, and around my left nipple. (still to this day). We believe in herbs and natural healing. So I chelated (naturally), detoxed, did flushes etc. AND had the fillings removed. When the last one was removed the spikes stopped. It took 4 years to eliminate the mercury to a safe level.
As a result I have been on Lisinopril for BP. Over the years I have been able to get down to 1 quarter the dose. Sometimes my BP is normal or below normal for a couple weeks, then it goes up to 140's or 150's/ over 90's-100s and stays for a week. Then the pattern repeats. I recently did a "juice feast" for 36 days. Detoxing with veggie juices I juiced (approx 4 liters per day). Felt great, got off all meds for 28 days. BP was always low. On day 32 my BP went to 150/100 and has stayed there. Like something went "click" in my body. The lisinopril pill, even full dose is suddenly not very effective anymore. NOTE: sometimes 2 or 3 beers at night will lower my BP to normal or below, but give me a rapid pulse. 95 bpm Vasodilation due to alcohol? I know, beer is not a good solution. :-)
I have tried ACV, potassium, electrolytes, mag chloride, some edta for arteries. coconut oil. Your nitric oxide BP formula works wonderfully. But I know it's not a long term solution. The "Revised" formula with Sodium Sulfide and potassium nitrate has not worked at all at 12 drops in water. Other symptoms that may help. Low energy, nipple and chest cramping. Left pec always sore. Sometimes a sharp pain in deep. Cholesterol is fair. not too high. DR. said I'm pre-diabetic. Sugar was 119 a year ago.
Ted, I've tried so much. I'm at a loss. I don't know why the hydrogen sulfide formula does nothing for me. I was hoping. I read and re-read your posts, absorbing what you say so I can learn. I want to lead a normal life. I'm 55 and look 40. My weight is 10lbs over but fat around my abdomen (I know, it's the bad fat area). Thanks for any advise. I'm hoping you'll respond but I'll understand if you cannot due to being overloaded. You are a genuinely kind person. the world needs more like you... and it is appreciated."
10/18/2012: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "The "Revised" formula with Sodium Sulfide and potassium nitrate has not worked at all at 12 drops in water.
It has not worked because I used sodium sulfide with potassium nitrite, not potassium nitrate solutions. And always it has to be taken with or in a potassium carbonate solutions. The body is too acidic for the nitrite to work effectively.
10/18/2012: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Hi Ted, Thanks for the quick response. I'm sorry. that was sloppy of me as I wrote it incorrectly. THIS is the one I took that did not work for me: 2.5 grams sodium nitrite and .5 grams of sodium sulfide 30 cc water. This one DID work. but I don't think you meant for it to be taken every 4 hrs every day:
- 6 grams of potassium carbonate.
- 3 grams of sodium nitrite
- Add water to 30 cc, and put in a 30 cc dropper bottle
Are you saying I need to take BOTH at the same time? Forgive me but I want to make sure I get this right. Thank you again Ted."
10/18/2012: M replies: "The major formula is nitrite in a strong alkaline solution such as potassium carbonate. Sodium sulfide forms chemical messenger hydrogen sulfide for people who don't respond to the first formula and maybe added. I can go into a lot of detail but in this limited time, you can replace sulfide with sodium thiosulfate as the chlorine in tap water is a common cause of high blood pressure too, besides sugar, acid blood, heavy metals, and excitotoxins.
Nitrites and Blood Pressure
09/23/2012: RG from Illinois: "Sodium nitrite can be toxic. In large doses it changes hemoglobin to methemoglobin. But methylene blue will change methemoglobin back to hemoglobin. So I was wondering if it is possible to add methylene blue to this formula to prevent the sodium nitrite from being toxic. Or would that interfere with the high blood pressure formula?"
09/23/2012: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "I did some tests and simply conclude that helping the body naturally produces nitric oxide is far better, or at least try to give citrulline d malate, for example instead of arginine which supports virus and cancer if given alone is also not good.
Much of the problem is not nitric oxide, but the body's destruction of nitric oxide as a result of acidosis as one of the problem. The sodium bicarbonate mixed with potassium carbonate, will result in the body being alkalized as to not be acidic so nitric oxide is not degraded quickly and goes more direct to the ones needing it the most.
The second problem is too much chlorides, use in our diets that makes us more acidic which destroys the acidity. The other is salt, snacks, cola, high fats are also the target. Sugar, chloride and fats destroy the nitric oxide. Sugar and chlorides are easy - you avoid them. To address chlorinated water, you always add sodium thiosulfate to water. Fats are easy and hard, such as avoiding cheese is most obvious as it contains tyramine, that causes high blood pressure. It's not the sodium, it's the chlorides which includes all kinds of compounds, not just salt. There are also sulfites in MMS (miracle mineral supplement, also causes high blood pressure.
The third problem is neurodegeneration, which is not considered a cause of high blood pressure, but it is. To help reverse that, I need pregnenolone 50 mg before sleep. It's effect is not immediate but gradual and accumulative. To decrease the visceral fat, it is always glycine and DHEA, 25 mg at least for men's dose, maybe 12.5 mg for women's dose as a beginning dose,
The fourth issue is heavy metal toxicity from cadmium, but also from lead and hydrocarbons. Cadmium is most well known, it is found in unleaded gasoline, by adding cadmium, but also found in cigarette paper. In fact the major source of cadmium in smoking is not tobacco, although it is one of them, it actually comes from cigarette paper, this is why you have low incidence in cancer from chewing tobacco and pipe smoking.
This is perhaps a more realistic way that I deal with blood pressure. In case of emergencies I use nitric oxide the same way as nitroglycerine, only as an emergency, so the formula is basically potassium carbonate mixed with sodium nitrite solution. As to methylene blue, it doesn't work that well in the solution for now.
Blood Pressure Remedy Long Term Use
08/17/2012: Mommabearto3 from Fairmont, West Virginia, United States: "Ted, I am a 40 year old woman I weight 237lbs. About 3 years ago I lost 52 lbs and my blood pressure returned to normal. I then got pregnant and toward the end of my pregnancy of course I gained all the weight back and my blood pressure reached dangerous territory. They had to take my baby at 37 weeks due to my high blood pressure. They put me on blood pressure meds but it really had NO effect on my blood pressure it consistently ran high 140's to 150's. I stopped taking them and began looking for an all natural way to lower and keep it down. That is when I found your site. I found the sodium nitrite and potassium carbonate and took it. I started with 10 drops and it did nothing. I then upped it to 20 drops and it worked ok but not a dramatic effect so I fill the dropper 3/4 full 3 times and add it to a glass of water and it will lower it significantly. I have only been doing this once a day as I am afriad of toxicity. Tonight I took my blood pressure from my left arm is 144/93 from my right arm is is 161/97 it consistently is different like this. Earlier my left arm was 138/78 and my right arm was 158/94. I am really concerned of the difference and am going to mix a new batch to use but I need to know if it is safe to take it for long periods of time and how often should I take it. I also know that I have high cholesterol from years ago having it tested and never did anything about it so I am going to use your orange oil method and letchin but I need to know the dose. You give the mixture but not how much to take 3 times a day is it a tsp or what. Thank you so much."
Could H2O2 and Cayenne Pepper Cause High Blood Pressure?
08/01/2012: Mawgee from Shelton, Wa USA: "I have been taking 6 drops 17.5% fg h202 and 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper for 3 days. Could either of these cause my bp to rise?"
01/10/2013: Emron from Lombard, Il replies: "I am not sure about H2O2. I started using the Cayenne Pepper for better urine flow and it really helped but after a little while noticed palpatations and looked it up. Cayenne Pepper is a blood thinner and can cause that. Reduced the use from regular to occassional and now it is fine. I hope it helps."
What Can Be Done for High Blood Pressure Other Than ACV?
03/25/2012: Shari from Cumberland, Va, Usa: "Hi I have high blood pressure.. I take 12.5 hctz in morning and 40mg of lisinopril at nite. I take 2T Apple Cider Vinegar -organic- 2-3 times a day. I have been doing this for over a week an my bp is still high 150s /high 90s .. Anything else I can try? I really don't want more meds and thats what the dr will do if I call him. Thanks for your help. I eat no salt an no sugar."
07/13/2012: Kimberly from Fairmont, Wv USA replies: "I just came home and my blood pressure was 170/95. I just received the chemicals from Teds antidote to HB.
6 grams of Food Grade potassium carbonate. This is a stabilizer
3 grams of sodium nitrite
add water to 30 cc, and put in a 30 cc dropper bottle.
Your weight place a role is how much to take. Start with 10 drops and test your blood pressure after 30 minutes. If you need 10 more drops then that is fine. Add your drops to water as I did not know to do this and dropped them directly into my mouth. It was horrible and acidic so it burned my throat.
My blood pressure after 30 minutes was 138/78. You will continue to take this every 4 hours. It works. Eventually from what I understand you won't need to take it that often as it has a healing property to it."
Blood Pressure Monitor Cuff Machine Giving Erratic Readings
03/07/2012: Samsprimo from Cypress, Texas, Us: "I have a good quality BP monitor cuff machine at home, but I get some wild readings that I don't understand..... Usually my first reading is at an average of 150/95 or something like that..... Then I take three more readings and it is down about 7 or 10 points lower on both scales to an average of about 142/87 or so..... So should I throw the first reading out, and take an average of the last three?"
09/01/2012: Jake from San Mateo, California replies: "I think your first reading is generally correct as you definitely had a reason to check your HBP. After your first reading you may be sitting and calmed down or not. When you use the Cuff several times it affects the blood flow and you might get a lower reading. If you notice in Doctor's office the nurse or assistant takes two readings knowing that the patient calms a litte at the Doctor's office and the second use of the cuff refuces your HBP somewhat so you hera the usual, "Oh, it's about normal now."
I don't scrimp on the price of monitors. I pay over a hundred and use two. One is to check the constant of the other.
on't get me wrong there are batteries to consider that is why mine is always plugged in an outlet. The wrist monitors are useless. Do not buy until they wise-up for our sake.
I am looking into a monitor that backlights at night so one is not constantly turning on the light and interrupting much needed sleep.
Please don't panic but pay attention to Blood Pressure over 140 and use the correct meds and nutrition to lower as it is trouble for all kinds of Maladies and open for Diabetes. God Bless"
Dysautonomia: Controlling Fluctuating Blood Pressure
07/18/2011: Anonymous from Anonymous: "Hello Ted, I want to thank you for your wonderful contributions to the EarthClinic site. So thorough and informative, you give me hope!
The remedies for hypertension are good, but my condition is that my blood pressure fluctuates wildly from high when I am lying down (often systolic in 180s and up) and after a couple of minutes standing up very low (often in 80s and 90s). At night I have to urinate frequently, so I use my BP cuff 5 or 6 times per night, which is how I know these readings. Doctor had me on minoxidil at night, but it gives me palpitations all day, which beta blockers no longer stop, and I cannot stand up or walk or think when I have them. I try sleeping upright, but the degenerative vertebrae and arthritis in my spine make it too painful to do all night.
I am using ACV + BS + molasses + hibiscus + cinnamon twice a day now. Love the flavor! I haven't seen any changes in the week since beginning this regimen, but I am hopeful. I am off minoxidil and beta blockers because I cannot tolerate the effects. I eat a balanced diet, mostly crispy-steamed or raw veggie, all organic of course, wild fish three times a week, very rarely any meat, no gluten, no refined sugar. I take fish oil and a multi-vitamin & multi-mineral powder.
Dysautonomia is now being recognized as a 'condition' by the AMA, but mostly they deal with orthostatic hypotension, which is what I have, but not in combination with supine hypertension, which I also have. I guess I need something that will improve the tone of my vascular system, to get it expanding and contracting as it should.
By the way, I am 81, but have lots of important things to do for the world before I move along, so I need relief! I'm not expecting you to come up with a miracle cure for an old lady, but I know how well you research the remedies you recommend, and wonder if you have any ideas."
07/30/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "I think the degenerative vertebrae is what makes your blood pressure unstable, on the autonomic/ parasympathic pathways as vertebrae puts pressure on those. The other reason could be, and I've seen a lot of those, is the insufficient blood pressure caused by inability or lacking in hydrogen sulfide from the cysteine, N acetyl cysteine, There was a case of a driver, who came to see me who reported that he had high blood pressure and low blood pressure that is erratic, similar to yours. but unfortunately he's only about 30 to 40 years, with family to feed, and he is partially blind. The hydrogen sulfide was prepared from sodium sulfide, 0.5 grams in 30 cc of water, and take five drops before going to sleep and five drops upon waking. (Your blood pressure tends to be highest around 3am to 12 pm because that is when you get your cerebral hemorrhage. Besides a lot of patients (in nursing home at least the one I tested) were having most trouble during those time, e.g. going to sleep and having temper tantrums. So that's how I timed the hydrogen sulfide dose.)
I think you need an optimum dose of 10 drops, but my dose is always half that, then I might optimize that. Anyway after two weeks, the driver told me his blood pressure did stabilize, and his partial glaucoma is gone! The reason is that hydrogen sulfide not only reduces blood pressure, it reduces intraocular pressure (eyeball pressure), the leading cause of preventable blindness of glaucoma. There is some research to support this observation, but the guy wants to sell latanoprost acid, which breaks down into the body hydrogen sulfide. But the thing that got me interested in this substance is not the cure of glaucoma, or the cure of blood pressure stability, That's a given. It is to lessen ischemia (lack of blood supply) to liver, kidney, heart, and brain especially. The hydrogen sulfide (in excess) caused suspended animation, but it preserves the organ, amongst other things sure, but when you have ischemia of kidneys especially with unstable blood pressure, it becomes a serious concern, especially the brain. So for unstable blood pressure, to prevent possible organ damage from ischemia I used sodium sulfide 0.5 grams per 30 cc, and used 5 drops in morning and 5 drops in evening. The solution may form small green algae if not refrigerated for a week, so I can use appropriate preservatives, is possible.
Now people may want other solutions to this (I do this to prove a point that hydrogen sulfide) plays an important role in stability of blood pressure, there may be other supplements you might try to stabilize it, N acetyl cysteine, L cysteine are foremost on my mind, but also methionine. The problem is methionine raises the issue that you need to do methylation, and that is with betaine, so that complicates things. Cystiene rich compounds are found especially in garlic and it has to be fresh, or chopped taken several times a day, might help some of that. As to the ultimate answer on bone degeneration the answer is mycobacterium, an issue i had, and there are many remedies that can reduce that, or remedies that completely kill it, without the use of antibiotics. The DMSO/Castor oil topically usually does the trick, and there is gallium nitrate solution about 120 mg per 2 liter as a drinking water reported by George Eby, but I used about 150 mg per 2 liter, or if its too much you can test water, such as use that formula as a dropper, and if you have no problems with that (say 10 drops x 3 times a day) for a couple of weeks, they you might consider upping it. It can also be used as topical application when mixed with DMSO, with a 150 mg per 2 liter too. I know that is a weak solution, that's why I do it, to get people used to it and with confidence they can up the concentration. Since the literature mentions 14 percent topically Gallium nitrate, that's why I would NOT do it, and the other reason is gallium nitrate is expensive.
That's the best I can do for blood pressure instability. I have a few people like that and that's how I control it.
11/11/2011: Herbalfairy from Indianapolis, In replies: "I have hypertension. I noticed that when I first woke up my blood pressure was very high. My doctor explained that this is called the resting rate and it is nothing to cause alarm. So don't constantly interrupt your sleep, which is very harmful, over a reading that sounds quite typical. Ask your doctor to explain it."
Thank you for your very quick response, and for correcting me on the sodium nitrite. The one last thing I need to know is should the Sodium nitrite and the Potassium Carbonate need to be food grade. I have ordered food grade Sodium nitrite, but soap grade Potassium Carbonate, should they both be food grade or does it matter? Thanks again."
12/18/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "It helps if both are food grade.
In my opinion, the use of blood pressure formula is to be used only when other meds not working and taken when blood pressure is high such as over 150/130 for example. The most important element is to keep blood sugar below 110 but preferably below 100. It also helps if potassium iodide or SSKI is taken. No blood pressure will help if blood sugar is high and the iodine levels are low. To keep low blood sugar corn syrup, fructose, and sugar is avoided. Table salt is also not helpful. I used this only if necessary. It helps to keep blood sugar avoiding oils including olive oil, vegetable oils and take regularly vitamin B3, B1, granulated lecithin, perhaps metformin twice a day. I have found high blood pressure is a thyroid issue or borderline in standard blood test for thyroid and helps if some potassium iodide are taken and blood pressure is taken now and then but not everyday. In few cases blood pressure can be cholesterol issue but same supplements as lecithin and avoiding fried foods and vefegable oils still applies.
Ted writes again: "One more critical element for both blood pressure and blood sugar is the importance of hydrogen sulfide. Good food sources are sulfur rich amino acid and egg yolk. Key chemical messenger for blood pressure control includes not just nitric oxide but also hydrogen sulfide. I haven't quite gotten around to doing hydrogen sulfide using sodium sulfide and get them stabilized due to time and cost limitations for a really complete way the body controls blood pressure but in the meantime I would just eat sulfur rich amino acid and egg yolks for now. It should be noted that high blood pressure for one reason is excess fats on your belly that leads to low hydrogen sulfide. And one indirect way is to attach the taking glycine supplements is one way of doing that."
06/02/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "I have modified sodium nitrite to include sodium sulfide, which degrade to H2S, or hydrogen sulfide. Two messengers, Nitric Oxide and Hydrogen Sulfide are needed to control blood pressure. The nitric oxide reduces blood pressure although unstable and quick. It was the hydrogen sulfide that make it longer lasting. There are three chemical messengers in total, the third one is carbon monoxide, which I think raises the blood pressure. The mixture I prepared is :
1. 2.5 grams sodium nitrite and .5 grams of sodium sulfide 30 cc water.
2. 1.5 grams sodium nitrite and .5 grams of sodium sulfide 30 cc water.
The difference is the first formula reduces blood pressure while the second one reduces much less and a formula to help sleep. Of course I needed glycine about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon to help sleep.
I have to give this update so you can do it correctly. The formula with Sodium sulfide help produce Hydrogen sulfide needed to sustain the blood pressure.
So now you know any formulas involving the use of Arginine (Nitric Oxide) is not good enough without the complementary increase in sulfure amino acid which produces hydrogen suflde, such as N Acetyl Cysteine, Cystiene and methionine.
The Sodium Sulfide is needed to sustain lower blood pressure for about 5 hours instead 2 hours using Nitric Oxide. The hydrogen sulfide is needed to help stabilize the blood pressure. So if a person has unstable blood pressure, even without this for whatever reason, they have low than normal Hydrogen sulfide. Low hydrogen sulfide is universal with diabetes and Parkinsons, Alzheimer, but also it is low in people with sleep problems and other disorders. In fact my cure for diabetes is to restore normal hydrogen sulfide, by amino acid N Acetyl Cysteine, or L Cysteine being the main ones. Now some people might say too much hydrogen sulfide could be dangerous I agree, but they claim Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis is too much hydrogen sulfide, Yes it might, but the exact cause is not Hydrogen sulfide, the cause is bacteria, Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP) where the most effective treatments is humic acid, aloe vera oil and Lugol's solution.
The starting dose for someone with blood pressure of 170-180 appears to be 5- 10 drops lasting about 5 hours and you will see a gradual reduction in blood pressure.
PLEASE CLARIFY TED'S HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE FORMULA
11/23/2010: Peter from Chicago, Il: "To Bill From Fernando, can you clarify for EC readers on Ted latest High Blood Pressure formula on which Sodium nitrate to use (NaN03 ? or NaN02 ?)
(Ted latest formula is)
6 grams of potassium carbonate. This is a stabilizer
3 grams of sodium nitrite
Add water to 30 cc, and put in a 30 cc dropper bottle. I saw this on google research. Sodium nitrate (NaNO3) and its close relative sodium nitrite (NaNO2) are preservatives that you find in lots of processed meats. Thanks"
12/14/2010: William from Morganton, North Carolina replies: "Ted below is a discription of the two substance in your blood pressure formula. Are these the right kind of potaissum carbonate and the sodium nitrate I need to buy? I read that these two compounds are poisonous, how safe is this formula?
Chemical Grade: Lab
Formula: NaNO3 sodium nitrite
Potassium Carbonate MSDS
Purity: 99% - 100%
State: Salt, fine white granules
12/21/2010: William from Morganton, North Carolina replies: "I have just received my Potassium Carbonate but its soap grade. Will this work with the Food grade Sodium Nitrite? I'm refering to the formula with 6 grams of potassium carbonate and 3 grams of sodium nitrite. Please let me know thank you."
12/29/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear William: The poison labels are legal protection so the people won't sue the company. I have seen labels of poison on sodium chloride which is salt. There might be food grade but for all practical purposes, it is safe since only drops are taken anyway. There is really no uniform standards for what is poison and what is not anyway. However one figure I used is always the LD50, for various chemicals.
The chemical names shown appears to be correct. But your email referring to sodium nitrate is incorrect, it is sodium nitrite. The preparation for the formula I used is 6 grams of potassium carbonate, plus 3 grams of sodium nitrite. Then I mixed in a 30 cc dropper bottle. The average drops to get a blood pressure from 190/110 for example, for a person who weighs 90 kg for example, would be approximately at least 25 drops in 1/4 glass of water. For most people the blood pressure for a high one is often 170/100 for example, the drops appears to be 20 drops to get to normal blood pressure. It takes about 20 to 25 minutes for the blood pressure to drop down and then we determine whether more should be taken. For some other people whose blood pressure is around 150/90 the drops may require about 15 drops on the average to reach the desired target blood pressure of 130/80. The sodium nitrites breaks down into nitric oxide which directly controls the blood pressure, where arginine's ability to lower blood pressure is not that quick. On the average the effect of lowering this blood pressure should last about 4 hours. Hence it is taken roughly every four hours.
Certain observances in lowering blood pressure is the need to eat less fatty foods, especially fried foods and vegetable oils are the worse. Ideally take regularly granulated lecithin, which prevents fatty liver, which is common for people with high blood pressure. Sometimes blood pressure are diabetic ones. We can actually predict a pre-diabetes before it is too late (then blood pressure goes up). The secret is to measure the blood sugar exactly 1 hour after eating. The number should register normal blood sugar. For my purposes, 90 to 100 mg/dL is considered normal. I used a different standards. No 12 hour fasting is required as those predict if you have a somewhat irreversible diabetes and the body is already badly damaged. Granulated lecithin is taken 1 tablespoon a day a least. Keeping the body alkaline, helps reduce the blood pressure, although it requires about 1 week of taking them. In particular potassium is helpful. The simplest formula is 1 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate plus 1/4 teaspoon potassium carbonate taken after meals, in a cup of water, 30 minutes after meal, twice a day. This will generally stabilized blood pressure.
If a predisposition of diabetes, exceeding 100 mg/dL, no fasting, after 1 hour meal, then if there is an uncontrollable high blood pressure, it really helps to take 1000 mg of aspirin dissolved in a cup of water, should blood pressure becomes uncontrollable, taken together with perhaps, chromium polynicotinate. Avoid late meals after 5 pm, if a person has predisposition for diabetes or has generally a high blood pressure. IT reduces liver congestion by not eating late, which is one of the causes. Avoid processed foods, especially the common table salt. Salt and sugar taken together raises blood pressure far more then either one, but sugar and common table salt is what I will avoid the most.
The formula I used here has no side effects, but in high blood pressure situation, headaches may occur due to their pressures on the brain. Two major supplement I used to stop headaches in less then 5 minutes are 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of potassium citrate (depending on size and degree of headaches), and 1/2 teaspoon of taurine. Nearly 90% of all headaches is due to electrolyte imbalance, and hence why either both or individucally the potassium citrate (technical name tripotassium citrate) and taurine works. Taurine works by maintaining balance between sodium and potassium. In other words, keeping the potassium inside, and keeping the sodium outside the cells where they belong. It is often the case that in emergency situations that nearly all patients have low sodium and high potassium due to cellular damage and this is why emergency rooms have saline solution. The cells loose their sodium quickly and releases too much potassium in general, but what is overlooked in prevention from most major sickness to keep electrolytes in balance is the taurine and this two things may be required in people with high blood pressure.
Of course that's just based on my own personal observations and experience. There is one thing, I haven't have the time to explore. Chlorine and all halogens tend to raise blood pressure. Most people tend to die during the shower or after the bath as the body absorbs about 80% of the chlorine from water. To neutralize this chlorine, we can dechlorinate by taking one rice grain of sodium thiosulfate dissolved in a cup of water before taking a bath. This will prevent blood pressure spikes that occur during chlorine exposure in shower, bath and public swimming pools. Chlorine lowers the body's ORP to a more positive figure and tends to raise the body's blood pressure in response to that. The sodium thiosulfate will neutralize the chlorine into a harmless salt.
12/30/2010: William from Morganton, North Carolina replies: "Thank you for your very quick response, and for correcting me on the sodium nitrite. The one last thing I need to know is should the Sodium nitrite and the Potassium Carbonate need to be food grade. I have ordered food grade Sodium nitrite, but soap grade Potassium Carbonate, should they both be food grade or does it matter? Thanks again"
12/31/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "It helps if both are food grade."
12/31/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "In my opinion, the use of blood pressure formula is to be used only when other meds not working and taken when blood pressure is high such as over 150/130 for example. The most important element is to keep blood sugar below 110 but preferably below 100. It also helps if potassium iodide or SSKI is taken. No blood pressure will help if blood sugar is high and the iodine levels are low. To keep low blood sugar corn syrup, fructose, and sugar is avoided. Table salt is also not helpful. I used this only if necessary. It helps to keep blood sugar avoiding oils including olive oil, vegetable oils and take regularly vitamin B3, B1, granulated lecithin, perhaps metformin twice a day. I have found high blood pressure is a thyroid issue or borderline in standard blood test for thyroid and helps if some potassium iodide are taken and blood pressure is taken now and then but not everyday. In few cases blood pressure can be cholesterol issue but same supplements as lecithin and avoiding fried foods and vefegable oils still applies.
01/01/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "One more critical element for both blood pressure and blood sugar is the importance of hydrogen sulfide. Good food sources are sulfur rich amino acid and egg yolk. Key chemical messenger for blood pressure control includes not just nitric oxide but also hydrogen sulfide. I haven't quite gotten around to doing hydrogen sulfide using sodium sulfide and get them stabilized due to time and cost limitations for a really complete way the body controls blood pressure but in the meantime I would just eat sulfur rich amino acid and egg yolks for now. It should be noted that high blood pressure for one reason is excess fats on your belly that leads to low hydrogen sulfide. And one indirect way is to attach the taking glycine supplements is one way of doing that."
01/04/2011: William from Morganton, North Carolina replies: "Ted, per my email of 12/17/2010: "I have just received my Potassium Carbonate but its soap grade. Will this work with the Food grade Sodium Nitrite? I'm refering to the formula with 6 grams of potassium carbonate and 3 grams of sodium nitrite. I re-order some food grade potassium carbonate should I wait on it or just use the soap grade. Please let me know thank you."
01/05/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Soap grade is fine for temporary purposes since we take only drops but I prefer food grade for longer term use and getting the body alkalized. We also only take them when we need them such as once a day when necessary and take plenty of baking soda to maintain urine ph over 6.5. There are certain blood pressure that is good that are safe such as diuretics as in white tea and diuretic medicine that is just as effective with very few side effects that I will consider also and take as effects of nitric oxide blood pressure don't last long especially during sleep as we sleep 8 hours and its effect last longer during the day hours. There are other brands of blood pressure medicine as in Nelapine that has few side effects also. No matter what medicine they usually tend to lower your potassium level and hence I will take say 1/2 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/4 teaspoon potassium carbonate after meal 30 minute twice a day. The secret why some physician find potassium toxic is if some people has low sodium. However, the antidote is fast simple and effective: sea salt 1/4 teaspoon will stop but low sodium is rarely the case with high blood pressure people. A sodium retention levels remain high from high chlorides exposure as in chlorinated water.
This is why I need plenty of food grade potassium in other uses too.
07/04/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "The sodium nitrite makes your blood pressure go down quickly, also there is insulin resistance from such use. To prevent this, 0.5 grams of Sodium sulfide is needed to be added to the 1.5 grams of Sodium nitrite. The 0.5 grams of sodium sulfide is a chemical messenger needed to slow down the drop and prevent insulin resistance. I haven't experimented with sodium sulfide alone, but there is an agreement among researchers that Hydrogen sulfide is deficient in people who are diabetic, which leads to insulin resistance. The sodium sulfide in liquid solution becomes Hydrogen sulfide, they become both stable with sodium nitrite, a chemical precursor for Nitric Oxide. In presence of acidity in any part of the body, these break down to their Nitric oxide, which causes blood pressure to be lower. The alkaline potassium sulfide acts as preservative so they can't break down in the stomach acid.
Any Remedies to Quickly Lower High Blood Pressure?
11/08/2010: Tony : "Hi Ted, Things here are getting crazy and work pressure is very high. Recently I have been having serious migraines and headaches and my chiropractor measured my blood presure and said it was very high. After several visits he told me my blood pressure is still increasing.
Any suggestions you can quickly recommend to lower blood pressure?
I am taking Vit C. I have many things but I do not take them. have started taking magnesium chloride but then i am worried that magnesium chloride will increase blood pressure due to "chloride" so now am making magnesium citrate. also am mixing in potassium bi-carb but m worried because sometimes potassium bi-carb seems to making my heart beat faster??
I have been research Thomas M Riddick - something to do with zeta potential. i.e. measuring urine for specific conductance or EC. I am confused. I have an EC meter - is this the same as SC? How to measure and what results am i looking for to see if i have blood coajulation problems. have you ever heard of these? using EC measurements.
11/17/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "How am I? Things here in Bangkok are a bit crazy, there is a newer virus strain, even more stronger then the 2009 virus. This first appeared near the end of 2009, and went full blown just about during the month of July and August that is getting quite widespread. It's unusual that these viruses seems to pick up only after a major vaccination round in anticipation for November December viral outbreak, which we do do sometime during the July to August. The newer virus strain for the 2010 Virus remedy is as follows, but mind you I make my own supplements and the concentration is quite strong. For example, I used a bromelain 6500 GDU which is much stronger then that use commercially in most supplement. Anyway, the mixture of bromealin I used is a 10% bromelain with 90% glycine mixture. The remedy is as follows, just in case they ever broke out down underr. The following is an industrial strenght remedy should people DO NOT RESPOND to the original lysine remedy, and a person has no problem with the aspirin use. This 2010 virus might be recognized next year if authorities ever find them, but it is already widespread from my experience right now. They seem to be slow to respond for fear of effecting "tourism" here.
Bromelain 10% 6500 GDU 1/8 teaspoon
Lysine 1/2 teaspoon
Niacin B3 1/8 teaspoon
Aspirin 500 mg Powder
Vitamin C 500 mg
It is taken only hourly for only four hours. It is again taken on the second day. The third day is precautionary and a person should be cured of the 2010 virus. The 2010 virus is unique in causing severe respiratory and sinus congestion, hence my use of bromelain. In case you are wondering why bromelain, I couldn't obtain the OTHER digestive enzyme to do any sort of experiments here.
As far as high blood pressure, there is a high blood pressure supplement I prepare my self that is far more effective then even a nitroglycerin. It reduces both systolic and diastolic. The following is the preparation, in correct portions:
6 grams of potassium carbonate. This is a stabilizer
3 grams of sodium nitrite
add water to 30 cc, and put in a 30 cc dropper bottle.
Do not store in sun and hot weather. Keep in cool dark place. This directly creates nitric oxide in presence of acidity in the body to cause vasoldilation. It works very quickly. Had one case whose blood pressure went from 220/120 to something like 126/80 in a matter of 15 to 20 minutes. This one worked far better then used in emergency rooms and far faster also. The dose for very high blood pressure exceeding 200/100 for example requires about 20 drops for a standard 160 pound person. In blood pressure less severe such as 180/100 for example the drops require is between 8 to 15 drops, depending on size of person. Smaller requires the low end, and larger people is on the high end, such as a person whose weight is closer to 200 pound. This formula lasts 4 hours and has to be taken every four hours. It works best during day time. The formula takes advantage of nitric oxide gas as the signalling messenger molecule the body used to control blood pressure, usually from excessive fats and higher then normal blood sugar, plus low intracellular potassium and magnesium. The longer a person take this, the less he will need it as it seems to have some healing effect. Medicine today needs to catch up with hydrogen sulfide, another signalling molecule to control blood sugar and high blood pressure too, but I haven't had the time to prepare a stable solution for this, however I used sodium sulfide as a primarily mix and have to prepare a suitable medium to stabilize them so they don't convert themselves to sulfate, which renders hydrogen sulfide ineffective. However, an amino acid rich with sulfur, as in cysteine, maybe an alternative to reducing blood pressure by taking advantage of sulfur rich amino acid is a possibility.
If a person takes sufficient potassium citrate and sodium citrate, as in 1/4 teaspoon of each after meal dinner and before sleep, this helps a little, but a simpler mix, although somewhat less effective is to take 1 teaspoon of baking soda once after dinner 30 minutes and one more before sleep. This reduces the body going to extreme blood pressure swings, usually on the high side.
11/18/2010: Tony replies: "Thanks Ted
6 grams of potassium carbonate. This is a stabilizer
3 grams of sodium nitrite
add water to 30 cc, and put in a 30 cc dropper bottle.
I only have Potassium Bi-Carbonate and Sodium Bi-Carbonate
will this work as well as your formula?"
11/19/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "If potassium carbonate is not available and only potassium bicarbonate, then I might use 12 grams of potassium bicarbonate, plus 3 grams of sodium nitrite then add water to 30 cc. Don't know if they will all dissolve, but I believe they will dissolve as it is quite water soluble.
I believe the hydrogen sulfide is ideal for getting blood pressure down during sleep, but I don't have time to perform that experiment due to stability issues of sodium sulfide in event of storage to prevent it from becoming a sulfate. Haven't had the time to do that, besides most people seem happy with just the sodium nitrite formulas alone.
11/20/2010: Tony replies: "Hi Ted
Why do double Potassium Bi Carb to 12grams ??
atomic weight of Kcarb = 138
atomic weight of K-Bicarb = 100 <<< more potassium in bicarb than carb
i don't understand
6 grams of Kcarb will yield 1.7 grams of K
12 grams of K-bicarb will yield 4.7 grams of K
please explain because taking 12grams of K-bicarb is also taking 4x the amount of potassium
11/21/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Tony:
It has nothing to do with K. When you take this you take it in DROPS. The alkalinity of k bicarb is LESS and you need a lot more to protect nitrite against stomach acid pH and once it goes to bloodstream it will be converted to nitric oxide gas which controls blood pressure. If there is insufficient alkalinity to protect sodium nitrite then it breaks down in stomach first and doesn't reach the bloodstream. The potassium amount has no effect since level of consumption in drops which is only in milligrams while human potassium requirement is closer to thousands of milligram per day.
The formula to control blood pressure is really the sodium nitrite.
I know you get millions of e-mails, and may not be able to respond to this one. I have high blood pressure. I was diagnosed almost 15 year ago and the medications are no longer working. I am 44 years old. Recently I realized my blood pressure has to do with fear, stress and anxiety. If these things are cured, then my blood pressure is normal. To prove my theory, I took 0.5mg of Xanax and use a tiny potion (1/3) under my tongue, my blood pressure went down. I also chewed a beetroot and my blood pressure went down, but just for few days and its starting to creep up high again. I hate the Xanax, hence, I am asking if there is a home remedy that can treat my anxiety and cure my blood pressure. Thank you"
08/29/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear TT:
Actually using natural remedies to stress can be handled by a couple of things. You just have to try out which ones works best for you. One of my friends, who has panic attack from fear of flying and flies all the time, he takes B3 niacinamide usually 750 mg to reduce his anxiety. If taken over the day, as in the case of ADHD teenager, and no longer takes any Ritalin the B3 taken at 4 times a day at 250 mg handled that pretty well.
There are other ones that reduce them too, such as 12 to 25 mg of DHEA a day, or keto DHEA, depending on how individuals react to different kinds of DHEA. For a woman's dose I prefer 12.5 mg, for men's dose I prefer 25 mg.
Then there is another stress hormone reducer I have found quite by accident, which was 1/2 teaspoon of N Acetyl Cysteine, usually taken before sleep.
I had one women who was in constant anxiety, but also had a Morgellon's I think she was helped with just taking 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda after meals a day, and some B3 also.
There are something to be said about inflammatory liver conditions that seem to increase stress, fear and anxiety somewhat, so this can be reduced and now is one of my favorite remedies to reduce inflammatory liver, which is L Histidine 1000 mg taken together with 500 mg of L Carnosine. The component of L Histidine can be taken alone without the histidine if thee is budget issues aside.
Certain amino acid that has some activity against this are those that promote dopamine that has a milder subtle effect, not as immediate as B3, but its effects last somewhat longer, such as tryptophan 1000 mg, tyrosine 500-1000 mg, phenylalanine 500 to 1000 mg. The benzodiazepines are considered addictive.
One more thing, that is interesting, I find it kind a curiosity. I know this Irish salesman who sells real estate in Phuket and tried to kill himself on several occasions by slashing his wrist and arms and bleed himself to death. Just a couple of months he was admitted to the hospital because of the slashing thing. The funny thing is he was also addicted to xanax. Upon seeing him, I have found that he has nothing more then a simple amino deficiency, some B3, and perhaps a weekly dose of B50, vitamin B complex. Within three days he has made his first sales in years and he is now happy. He was also stopped cold turkey (I never really recommended that), and took the simple supplements mentioned here. The supplement was B3 250 mg taken three times a day, plus 2 or 3 before sleep. Take 1000 to 1500 mg of amino acid supplements, and just B50 vitamin B complex initially twice a week. The reason why I know he was low on Bs is simple: he had some acid reflux issues. He's a mad alcoholic because that was the only thing that stopped his acid reflux. Those nexium was useless for him, but the alcohol stopped it. This is traced to inflammed liver that drive his slashing wrist cutting tendencies, caused by an alcohol addiction that he needs to do to CURE HIS ACID REFLUX! The simple cure (yes he's cured from suicide and xanax addiction), so to stop his acid reflux, B50 was initially taken on first day for three times a day. Thereafter, it was taken on twice a week, and B3 was taken throughout the day, usually 3 times a day, plus an extra dose before he goes to sleep. Of course once he's cured, he will reduce the dose accordingly. The baking soda and potassium citrate was taken at 1/2 teaspoon after meal for baking soda by 30 minutes, plus the potassium citrate at 1/4 teaspoon, preferably after dinner and before sleep.
One thing that can caused a lot of psychological problems linked with some liver issue is the fruit juices, they tend to raise LDL, vLDL, while low HDL as well as triglycerides, and also uric acid. As a way to reduce this as being the cause of high blood pressure, at the very least the fruit juices and fruits as well as fructose sugar drinks (Coke, Pepsi) is avoided to get these figures down. To raise the HDL, which is linked with suicide from very low HDL, a simple way is liquid egg yolk once or twice a day, and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and no other vegetable cooking oil is used for at least a month. Thereafter people may decide what they do once the condition is under control.
09/01/2010: Paul from Chicago, Il replies: "The supplement was B3 250 mg taken three times a day, plus 2 or 3 before sleep. Ted,
What do you mean by (plus 2 or 3 before sleep. )"
09/14/2010: Denise from Milwaukee, Wi replies: "I have found success with both taking Reishi Mushroom capsules (1 G Daily)"
09/30/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Take about two or three tablets of 250 mg of B3 niacinamide. Sleep problem can be many. Sometimes even taking 2000 mg of pure lysine (no calcium please!) can help sleep. It helps sleep by raising the immune system. Glycine is the other one, about 2000 to 3000 mg. But these other work for some people, B3 seems to have better effect. There is one case where the sodium carbonate and potassium carbonate works for one professor in Romania who had astenia (chronic fatigue with sleeplessness). Then there is a woman restaurant owner who can sleep best with just 2 to 3 drops of lugols' solution. This seems to be a deficiency, while in another case, lysine which reflects some sort of immune system. A body gets stressed for various reasons and cannot sleep. This stressed can be immune system, disease, fever, virus, metabolic acidosis. For me the tricky part is finding the appropriate sleep supplements. Tryptophan and tyrosine may help in another case. High blood pressure or low blood pressures can also cause that too and so do really bad diets, such as french fries and fried food from mostly using of vegetable oils. I find sleep supplements most challenging due to unidentified stressed in the body. Perhaps muscle testing may help shorten that process, but haven't quite done that yet.
High Blood Pressure and Diabetes
04/02/2008: Jon : "My girlfriend's blood pressure is becoming higher and'uncontrollable. She has been on blood pressure meds for many years . The first # is approaching 200. When she gets upset it is really high. She is also type 2 diabetic and has switched to taking insulin for over 6 months now. Her joints are hurting her more and more now due to her worsening arthritis. She is only 55. Eight months ago I put her on a rebalancing program recomended from Kevin Treudeus book Natural Cures They don't want you to Know About. I sent them a picture of her and they send rebalancing frequencys to her through her picture. I thought it would help but everything seems to have gotten worse plus now the OBGYN is finding a growth in her vagina which we are waiting to get results for. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks"
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Frequency and vibrational therapy, usually works well, unfortunately it works best once all the biochemical imbalances are dealt with. I used to be an editor of frequency and energy healing long long time ago, and ended up NOT using it that often (only rarely) upon finding out that issue. The key biochemical imbalance' took awhile longer, and that turns out to be what aquarium shops has been doing for ages: pH issue or in human condition a much ignored problem, the metabolic acidosis.
It should be noted that the high blood pressure was initiated by high blood sugar. When blood sugar is high, metabolic acidosis exist. When metabolic acidosis and blood sugar are high, the immune systems is suppressed. When the immune system is suppressed, mycobacterium (source comes from vaccination, pneumonia and moldy houses), causes arthritis along the joints, but it is the ligaments that a staph like bacteria attacks, which causes the joints to fused, damaging the ligaments along the joints.
Staph like bacteria generally reverses itself if the body has sufficiently high levels of magnesium. The magnesium I used is magnesium chloride, because it is cheap, but magnesium gluconate, magnesium glycinate, might be acceptable. The dose for magnesium is about 500-1000 mg/day, but generally it works best at 1000 mg/day. However, I tend to spread out my doses something like 250/mg x 4 to keep the blood magnesium steadily high necessary to kill off the staph like bacteria. While the mycobacterium is generally harder, but I used 1/8 (womans dose) teaspoon of borax (usually I resort to 20 mule team borax) in one liter drinking water taken 4 or 5 days out of a week.
Most of the sickness in U.S. from high blood pressure are a conspiracy of disinformation, suppression, corruption and ignorance and it actually comes from chlorinated, fluoridated and aspartame products as being one of many the cause. For example about 70% of U.S. if fluoridated -actually it's 66%, but projections appear to be higher in the coming year due to consumer indifferences towards widespread fluoride use and many products are also fluoridated.
How this relates to high blood pressure is simple: halogens (fluorine, chlorine, bromine - in bread) basically displaces iodine. Iodine not only supports normal glandular process of the thyroid, but iodine is actually needed by most glandular process, including the immune system the thymus, and the adrenal glands which controls the blood pressure.
I can easily cause a person to go dangerously high blood pressure from chlorinated and fluoridated water too. But I can also easily raise a persons blood pressure from certain food additives such as sulfites and bisulfites (which neutralizes the key Nitric oxide chemical molecules responsible for blood pressure control). Bisulfites, and sulfites are found in many food preservative, even in wine and certain packaged foods.
So avoidance of chlorinated, fluoridated, sulfites, and aspartame products are necessary reverse normal glandular functions that control blood pressure. Now if I was a corrupted pharmaceuticals, I would exactly promote bromine, fluorine, chlorine, calcium and aspartame for the same reason that it causes people to be more sick.
But when you make some anti-inflammatory drugs, I can use create or tailor made any of these compounds that has anti-inflammatory drugs or psychoactive drugs (fluoridate, brominated, methyl esters - causing brain tumors) but at the same time causing a "planned side effects" of high blood pressure, sleeplessness, brain tumor and other conditions so people will buy more other drugs lines I got waiting for the consumer.
This planned side effects is a hugely profitable business racket, and as profitable than selling addicted drugs, only that it is legal and FDA approved. And to get them to approved, I merely do a study avoiding the certain planned side effects, by simply ignoring that and paying attention to the other 1001 things.
One thing aspartame was approved was that EVERYONE in research circles was ignoring the effects of higher blood formaldehyde and methanol after ingestion, while tumor growth can be manipulated. They also ignored the fact that aspartame can be used as a murder weapon, whenever you add plenty of creatine or simply Morton's salt, or an aluminum silicate compound in certain non-dairy creamer, causing the body's ability to rid of toxic chemicals to be stopped. When this happens, metabolic acidosis ensues, and bacteria and fungus grows after that initiating arthritis, and other interesting diseases necessary to get people hooked to drugs. Some people wonders why metabolic acidosis causes mycobacterium growth, but in a decaying dead organic matter, such as a simple leaf or a dead cat, the cells on a cat when they die accumulates carbonic acid and organic wastes, and the cells are now acid enough to fuel fungus and bacteria growth needed in the grand plan of mother nature of recycling. Unfortunately human activities with 90% of our foods being acid causing is causing people to be almost like the walking dead.
Therefore, it is best to avoid chlorinated, fluoridated, bisulfites, aspartame, and even white bread and white flour. As a food preservative and processing these white flour is high in bromine, alloxan needed to keep it white looking. I have found that eating white bread in general can raise, especially if someone with a diabetic high blood pressure to go precipitiously high within an hour or two after eating. Generally replacing rice instead of bread are generally safer, especially the brown rice.
The other thing I found is that there is a big differences between a common table salt and a sea salt. The primary differences is that a common table salt has aluminum compounds and other drying agents, which is the very reason why some common table salt has a pH of 5, instead of neutral 7. For sea salt, it does the opposite because its pH for an deep sea ocean sea salt, it averages 8, with ranges from 7.5 - 8.5. I remember one woman who complained to be that she was getting dangerously high blood pressure and obese, as well as becoming more hungrier after eating "healthy foods". The problem about this is that they overlooked the additives. The key problem of all nuts, is the salted nuts are made from common table salt nuts, whose pH, in that instance turns out to be a very acid pH 3.5! Both acid and common table salt causes precipitiously high blood pressure. Nearly all processed foods used common table salt. It is rare that anyone will process a food from sea salt.
Oily foods made from vegetable oils are a real problem. The reason why I find vegetable oils a big problem is that once ingested it goes IMMEDIATELY in the blood stream. These trans fatty, oxidized, free radical vegetable oils also sponge up free heavy metals from pots and pans during cooking. Once it goes into the blood stream it blocks hormonal signals. Some key hormonal signals are involved in blood pressure control and once they are blocked, the blood pressure are higher. Another big problem is there has been so much talk about fat soluble vitamins that accumulate in the body, but there is not mentioned at all that fat soluble vegetable oils accumulate in the body a lot more - you take it nearly everyday of nearly every meal. When this happens, it destroys the liver, causing fatty liver or cirrhosis. When liver is obstructed, blood pressure goes higher.
Finally people need to understand the researchers are light years ahead on blood pressure issue, but these people are reluctant to publish for fear of ostracism, which dries up their research funding as well as loosing their job. Luckily I have nothing to loose, so I can tell you some of the things I know how the body controls blood pressure.
Most blood pressure control is regulated by three gaseous chemical messengers, which is hydrogen sulfide, nitric oxide, and carbon monoxide. During stress and during the day, or when the person is active, the nitric oxide is needed to control blood pressure in much larger amounts. While during sleep, nitric oxide plays a much more smaller roles, and hence hydrogen sulfide molecular signals plays a more important role in reducing blood pressure, by slowing down the cellular metabolism. The carbon monoxide is the third chemical messenger is used whenever the body needs higher blood pressure. Only a very tiny amount of these are needed. But interestingly the brain cells (glial cells) produces sodium nitrite, which degrades in low or constricted blood vessels where CO2 (carbonic acid) or organic acid are higher than average, to form Nitric oxide gas. When nitric oxide gas is released, the blood vessels expands immediately, causing lower blood pressure. But here is the deal: if the body is metabolic acidosis from taking aspartame, acid foods, acid forming foods the sodium nitrites DEGRADES BEFORE reaching the target area. When this happens the constricted vessels get constricted and the blood pressure remains high. This is why a baking soda works. It works by preserving the Sodium nitrite from degrading into nitric oxide BEFORE reaching the targeted areas. And therefore baking soda may lower blood pressure whenever metabolic acidosis exist. Actually a medicine has been develop that uses sodium nitrite or even nitroglycerine, which causes the body to have lower blood pressure and protects heart attack. Unfortunately no one is marketing it since you can't patent it. The other thing is sodium nitrite used alone, or even nitroglycerine tablets used alone won't work in lowering blood pressure during sleep, without a hydrogen sulfide producing chemicals only in very very small amounts such as parts per billion. Of course there is a way around this. Sulfur compounds, such as egg yolk, soy milk taken in the later part of the days causes the cells to relax, as is granulated lecithin.
Therefore to resolve high blood pressure:
1. Blood sugar should be lowered as the main issue. Aspartame raises blood sugar. Anytime a high blood pressure occurs from diabetic blood sugar, aspirin immediately reduces it, usually within 30 minutes to 1 hour, taking between 250 mg to 500 mg. To reduce ulcers effect, it is very simple: dissolve the aspirin in a glass of water, completely. The effects of dilution of aspirin cannot hurt the stomach lining. But it can reduce or kill off certain pathogens that is causing the arthritis. It does that by the effects of trace acetyl salicylic acid (aspirin) dissoving the pathogens. Pathogens get killed a lot easier with small amounts of aspirin than much like a tiny ice cube completely dissolves a lot faster than a giant ice cube (healthy cells). If aspirin is taken, other things must be taken to reduce other possible side effects, as well as synergism, such as vitamin C 500-1000 mg sodium ascorbate, and magnesium supplements. Aspirin if taken together with vanadium and chromium supplements increases the bioavailability, causing lower blood sugar, which results in lower blood pressure. The other thing that is important towards control of blood pressure is to reduce liver's obstruction, such as fat emulsifers, of granulated lecithin, taken on an empty stomach one tablespoon three times a day.
2. Alkalized. So that the baking soda will have more positive effects in reduction of blood pressure at the same time lowers sodium retention, another alkalizing variation is the sodium potassium alkalization as follows:
1/2 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate plus 1/8 teaspoon of potassium citrate (or potassium bicarbonate) in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day.
3. Timing. The timing of certain events in eating food can lower the blood pressure. The key issue is generally to eat an EARLY dinner, before 4.30 p.m. Thereafter, one cannot eat any more dinner except water, baking soda, lecithin, green tea, and others.
4. For the arthritis, alkalization of extremities generally work better along with anti-staph and anti-fungal remedies. The alkalization of extremities remedy is:
1/4 teaspoon of sodium carbonate plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda taken three times a day, in 1/2 glass of water
the anti-staph remedy requires 1000 mg of magnesium gluconate, or magnesium chloride a day, but usually the doses is divided up to 250 mg x 4 times a day to keep a blood magnesium high enough to effect a killing
the anti-fungal remedy is usually 1/8 teaspoon o borax in one liter of drinking water a day, plus some 10,000 i.u. vitamin D3 (at least) and mannose supplements or some xylitol to prevent the organism from attaching to healthy cells.
5. Vitamin F, or flavaonoids. A black unsweetened chocolate used for cooking is taken about 10 grams once every two weeks. I have found the hard way that vitamin F flavonoids found in chocolate reduces the bllod sguar
6. Vitamin B1, B3, and B6 at 100 mg each reduces blood sugar, taken once every two days, and B50 or B100 b complex is taken once a week. I could never get the exact scheduling to be perfect, but this is the best I can do so far. Vitamin B complex causes the brain cells to normalize from damages caused by hydrocarbons, benzene, and aspartame. When brain cells are damage, there is a possible problem of high blood pressure, since it is the brain cells that produces sodium nitrite from glial cells.
I may forget a couple of things here, such as soy milk is ok, at least for me if taken in the later part of the day. Soy milk raises hydrogen sulfide, during cell rest and during sleep.
There is one blood pressure that is not measurable by current medical practice, while it is easy to measure Diastolic and Systolic, there is another one which exists in the spinal fluid columns. It feels like your head is going to explode despite normal blood pressure. The spinal fluids "pressure" - the third form of pressure that can also cause hydrocephalus and other conditions are initiated whenever the brain is acidic. Most of these comes from peroxynitrites (found in bologna, cured meats, salami sandwiches since sodium nitrite in high cooking temperature become cancer causing peroxynitrites. The other damages comes from artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sweet n low, etc. which causes the brain to be acid. However the major culprit came from the white bread perhaps from the alloxan bleaching process, bromine bleaching processes, or even propionic acid used as preservative to prevent mold growth. When spinal fluids are raise, in some cases it raises the blood pressure LATER. The best remedy to reduce this spinal column fluid pressure, or brain fluid pressure, which under normal conditions, prevent hydrocephalus, is the baking soda. The remedy for that is usually 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/8 teaspoon of potassium bicarboante in 1/2 glass of water taken three times a day..
I could not possibly cover all the problems needed to control the diabetes, but I can say that there is a couple of ways I can easily be diabetics and avoiding these are most helpful:
2. steaks and overcooked steaks
3. Common table salt (contains aluminum and it is acid pH of 5)
4. Certain food additives, sulfites, chlorine.
5. Vegetable oils used in cooking (i replaced at my home using coconut oil completely!!) This one HELPS a lot with me.
6. Fried foods and any foods that use vegetable oils
7. Non essential Halogens such as bromine, fluorine and chlorine.
8. Sugar, maltodextrin, corn syrup, glucose. they also worsens arthritis.
The best remedy that lowers the blood sugar and stress for me is once a month unsweetened chocolate, eaten only small quantities, vanadium supplements, chromium supplements, once or three times a day granulated lecithin, and most of all, BAKING SODA, with sometimes added potassium citrate or potassium bicarbonate.
I am certain I forget many other things, but this I think should be more information at least to get started"
01/08/2011: Elizabeth from Brevard, Nc Usa replies: "Ted,
I am confused, my B/P is somewhere here or there around 180/100, how cn sodium bicarbonate-baking soda help LOWER MY B/P. The top number goes up and down during the day often, the bottom number I cannot get below 94 even with deep breathing in one nostril and out same nostril, does help though. So, how does Baking Soda lower B/P with all that sodium.Â Thanks for your help, like to get this down now, never been on any meds."
ACV, LEMON, BAKING SODA, AND TINNITUS Q'S
03/27/2008: Joy from Birmingham, AL: "Re: questions from PL, Naples, FL, and G. from Palo Alto, CA, where they both had high blood pressure. One was told by her doctor never to take baking soda with high blood pressure, and G. asked if ACV or lemon could be taken with high blood pressure. I did not see where Ted addressed the issue of taking baking soda with high blood pressure? I, too, have high blood pressure, and take a prescription tablet daily. Until I know for sure, I am hesitant to do anything that may cause a "nightmare" problem like PL, Naples, FL, had. Can you address this?
Also, can you comment on what causes ringing in the ears, and what can be done about it?"
"EC: Check out the tinnitus remedies page for ringing in the ears."
04/29/2012: G Shannon Smith from Eads, Tennessee replies: "Taking baking soda may be ok for an emergency; but likely a bad choice to deal with an ongoing problem.
First, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium (hence baking soda) are the electrolytes. These electrolytes are alkaline. Then we have hydrogen which causes acidity. The electrolyte elements if you please release ions in solution which control or determine acidity. What happens when baking soda is taken is that there may be a temporary balancing of electrolytes that may cause a temporary lowering of blood pressure. But the end result will be that the sodium is actually replacing calcium and magnesium, and it is either the improper ratio of calcium to magnesium that that may elevate blood pressure, or it is a deficiency of one or the other that elevates blood pressure.
Stay with me here. If calcium levels are extremely higher than magnesium levels this may also elevate blood pressure. Calcium, is essential not only for bones, but also for blood calcium levels; likewise it is calcium that enables the heart to contract properly. Calcium enables the heart muscle to contract whereas magnesium enables the heart to relax. Merely taking magnesium will not necessarily remedy the problem even if magnesium is a correlating problem to your symptoms. It is finding the right dosage, that is if magnesium is a problem.
Electrolyte balance is essential to good health. First, I would take a saliva ph test about 5 times a day for at least 3 days and see if 1) it is stable 2) acidic or alkaline. Begin here. Most biological functions and almost all nutritional deficiencies cannot be determined accurately without first knowing the ph. The same is true in plant physiology.
I hope my information is useful, and I think we need more data to assist you with your problems. If the sting has induced an infection internally it may very well help to use activated charcoal for about a week to rid yourself of possible poisons.
You many follow up the next week by taking Bentonite clay for about a week. This would help to rid of metal poisoning and also to assist in getting rid of some bacteriums. Never overdose with Bentonite since it will cause some swelling of the abdomen.
And remember when one electrolyte is deficient another electrolyte which is more abundant will take it's place; and it is best that this be potassium, calcium or magnesium; not sodium."
Why Did Pressure Shoot up Suddenly?
03/09/2008: Glenda : "I need your help. How can I lower my blood pressure, which is at an average of 141/85. Always been at 120/70, now it's risen..??? Per your suggestions, what can I take that will drop it consistently? Also, I have a quantity of disodium salt of EDTA. How much should I take per liter of water to quickly result in a roto-rooter cleaning of my arteries? i.e., a quick oral chelation? Best, Glenda"
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Glenda: In a disodium EDTA I used only 1/8 teaspoon plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda per liter of drinking water. The disodium EDTA and the baking soda acts like a soap in dissolving fats that clogs the capillaries.
It should be noted that some understanding of how the body controls the blood pressure is in order. The body controls the blood pressure by two chemical messenger signals called the nitric oxide and the hydrogen sulfide. These two causes lowering of blood pressure, while it is the third chemical messenger, the carbon monoxide, that I have observed causes the blood pressure to go up. There is an interplay between these three. One to raise using carbon monoxide, and one to reduce using the hydrogen sulfide and nitric oxide. The body carries the chemical messenger of nitric oxide in the form of sodium nitrite, as I remember them, to the target vessels where the lowered oxygen and hence higher acidity causes the breakdown of the sodium nitrite into nitric oxide. It's the nitric oxide that controls the blood pressure by causing the blood vessels and capillaries to expand, whenever we are in "active mode" or during our wake cycle, or daytime hours. Interestingly, the hydrogen sulfide is synergistic with it. A chemical analogue of the hydrogen sulfide that I have experimented is sodium sulfide, in small traces of parts per million in an alkaline medium is stable, but in and acid medium, the solution breaks down to parts per million hydrogen sulfide (H2S) which causes the cells to reduce metabolism and REDUCE oxygen consumption by protecting the cells from oxygen damage. So it is this H2S that reduces free radical damages in the extremities of the body. It is not suprising why diabetes have their legs cut off because the lack of H2S (which we can use a topical solution to stop that) can reduce cellular metabolism lowering the oxygen damage. Hence forth, H2S works best in lowering blood pressure during the human resting cycle or nightime circadium rhythm. It is this reason why nitric oxide don't work well during rest and it needs H2S during sleep. It's also this reason why blood pressure medicine simply don't work on systolic pressure, but only on diastolic.
Therefore once I understand the mechanism of blood pressure and the importance of alkaline, there is a minor technical feature that the extremities and low oxygen environment, under the influence of a high metabolic cells needs the hydrogen sulfide food, as well as the need to lower the carbon dioxide pressure. The two things that can do that the best is simply soy milk (where sulfur creates trace hydrogen sulfide) and to reduce CO2, either a sodium citrate (technically a correct word is TRISODIUM citrate) or sodium carbonate (a precursor of sodium bicarbonate) is also added.
Therefore a night time soy milk without sugar, plus baking soda and some sodium carbonate is needed to effectively reduce both the systolic and diastolic blood pressure - the natural way anyway. However, it must be noted that it is the eating of acid forming food that causes the quick decay of nitric oxide and hydrogen sulfide from reaching it's intended target.and it is why alkalizing is most important. Therefore, all acid forming foods should be avoided after 4.00 p.m. to the night since acid forming food would effectively prevent the body from properly alkalizing it. Thus only vegetarian, salads, and soy milk are drank after 4.00 p.m. and all oily foods are avoided at that time too. The reason why oily foods are avoided is simple: oily foods block hormonal control and B.P. problems is the greatest during the night time. A diabetic high blood pressure is dangerous during the night time and if that emergencies should happen, the best remedy in lowering blood pressure due to diabetic or high blood sugar has always been the aspirin. It saved some people lives so many times over I lost count.
In a disodium EDTA I used only 1/8 teaspoon plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/8 teaspoon sodium carbonate per liter of drinking water. The disodium EDTA and the baking soda acts like a soap in dissolving fats that clogs the capillaries. The granulated lecithin a tablespoon is taken three times a day to reduce oil's impact too. Disodium is always acidic and it is why a baking soda must be added.
It is extremely important that I must note that if I have a high blood pressure problem the major blood pressure is usually due to chemical additives found in bread, alloxan, bromine process, propionic acid, and trans fatty acids are one of the highest in the bread. I have also found active yeast to be present and molds in the bread too, which simply raise blood pressure hours after eating it. Replacing the food with other grains such as rice don't seem to cause that problem, but I have also found that many vegetable oils to cause raising of cholesterol levels since these are ubiquitous and now found in nearly every food. Replacement of these with coconut oils simply is quite effective in normalizing blood pressure and reduce cholesterol. However reducing cholesterol through statin drugs might be dangerous in that it reduces HDL and LDL. Therefore I would take egg yolk...the yellow portion, partially cooked where it is till liquid and avoid the white yolk. The HDL is needed to be raise while the source of LDL i found is from rancid vegetable oils. Many people may not smell rancid vegetable oils because they can't go rancid because they are trans fatty acid. When they get oxidized they become harmful to the body. Because of their low boiling point, the oil is harmful, while it sops up heavy metals from cooking pots and pans. Oils are always like that, and we acquire more heavy metals, causing free radicals which further cause more LDL.
Therefore avoiding white bread, white flour, pastries, sweets, trans fatty acid. But only for the dinner hours I think require avoiding all acid forming food, plus taking plenty of baking soda. Some people, especially in Western culture have a religion against soy, while the Asians have been drinking soy milk for the last thousands of year with no problem on certain claims that drinking soy milk causes large breast in men, due to estrogenic effect of soy. The problem is pubmed, the estrogenic portion of the soy acts as an adaptogens, it doesn't cause disequilibrium. The other argument is if a woman wants to have a larger breast, taking the pill or estrogen hormones won't work. It's always the progesterone that causes larger breast, not the estrogen. Estrogen causes people to be fat. This is why taking The Pill causes a woman to be fat and hence high blood pressure. Therefore, the real issue of the problem is the bisphenol A, that is found in nearly all canned foods with plastic lined in them that are highly estrogens and accumulative that causes one to be fat, and high blood pressure. Therefore avoiding canned food is one of them.
The other things that should be considered besides eating rice instead of bread is the problematic common table salt. These pH are always 5, and are acid, perhaps from the aluminum compounds used to keep the salt nice and dry looking. These raise high blood pressure, while on the other hand a sea salt doesn't have the same effect, because it's pH is about 8. Therefore a sea salt should be used some and completely replaced with common table salt. To replace the LACK of iodine in a sea salt, I always try to add 5 drops of lugol's solution, an iodine we used as a mouthwash every morning so that it gets absorbed in tiny amounts whenever I do the mouthwash. The lugol's solution can be added between 2 - 5 drops per liter of water to sterilized them in place of usng chlorinated water instead.
Finally some vitamin C sodium ascorbate 250-500 mg and lecithin further helps reduce plood pressure. The lecithin does that easily because it's a fat emulsifier. A vitamin C allows collagen to be produced causing the blood vessels to be more elastic instead of brittle which protects against the dangers of high blood pressure."
Low-sodium Baking Soda
01/01/2008: D : "Hi Ted, I have high blood pressure and worried about using bicarbonate of soda with ACV. I was looking on the web for a low sodium baking soda and found one that has calcium carbonate as its ingredient.' The directions say to use twice as much as regular baking soda. Do you think this is a decent substitute to alkalize the ACV? Thanks"
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear D: I would much prefer to buy a blood pressure meter (I have three in my home) and just try out baking soda and acv. In most of my observations, it won't have a effect on blood pressure and quite often it lowers it. The problem has a lot to do with the chlorine component in the salt rather than the baking soda as well as certain hydrocarbons from pollutants in the food, and other dietary preferences.
The biological system is fairly sensitive in its cellular fluids (see Ringer's Mammalian solution and has to be kept in a very delicate balance - most microbiologists are well aware of this but absolutely unknown by medical doctors) and has to have 20% more sodium than chlorine in a normal cellular fluids.
If the chlorine of the salts are high in the diet, the body attempts to alkalize by retaining more sodium. This also happens when one uses chlorinated water from shower and swimming pools, whereforth the use of sodium thiosulfate will reduce some free chlorine. I have seen blood pressure to rise in sulfites, chlorintes, and obesity from just using daily swimming pool too, leading to higher blood pressure.
However, in presence of sodium bicarbonate, the sodium chloride gets displaced by the body, lowering the blood pressure, of the chlorine in the sodium
It has to be noticed that I have high blood pressure and was helped greatly with baking soda. In another instance, most of the problematic high blood pressure came from the use of vegetable oils (they are low boiling point compared to coconut oil) in cooking plus the use of sugar and salt mixed together is the real problem.
Calcium carbonate is quite bad and it messes up the body's extracellular fluids as the calcium has to be kept low in relation to both sodium, bicarbonate and chloride in a normal body fluid systems.
To use calcium carbonate will create other problems, such as bladder and kidney problems as the diet create calcium oxalates, leading to kidney stones.' I won't use calcium carbonate in general as it causes me to not be able to urinate normally and raised higher blood pressure on several occasion from the edema as kidney stones are formed.
I would therefore do myself a favor and just buy a blood pressure to test whether the baking soda and acv does indeed raise it or not. A small amount of potassium citrate usually 1/16 or 1/8 can displace the sodium also, but must be added along with the sodium bicarbonate. A sodium can't be substituted, if potassium is used, since the body is quite sensitive to potassium, especially without the sodium. People can get heart problems (heart racing, fast beating), if potassium were used alone. Death row inmates are injected with potassium to cause heart attacks, calcium chloride added can cause clotting and faster death. In blood banks, they add sodium citrate (this is another form of baking soda where the body metabolizes citrate to bicarbonate) to prevent blood clots otherwise the blood recipients die as blood cells clot, by removing calcium from participating in precipitation and clotting, which leads to heart attack. Harvey Team (Team of doctors who tries to revive a person of a heart attack in I.C.U.), will inject a large syringe (quite large!) into the heart in an attempt to revive the heart, using baking soda.
In the use of baking soda, I have never seen it raised, but I can say that certain foods, does, which includes french fries, cheese, cakes, bakery product and many canned foods. Sugar and salt don't mixed, neither is cured meats. Heavy dinner were quite dangerous on the high blood pressure. If a suitable substitute does exist of non sodium than it has to be magnesium bicarbonate (but this is impossible to find) is used instead. I can't even use potassium, unless the sodium is added, otherwise an imbalance also exists, but magnesium is generally benign. Another suitable replacement will be the magnesium citrate. The body needs a magnesium: calcium ratio of 2: 1, but magnesium in general is missing from the diet. A lot of people I know who can't pee, when I investigated, turns out the calcium was added into the supplement (calcium carbonate), which lead to calcium buildup in the kidneys as well, leading to edema which resulted in death in one case.
Maybe I have some biasness because of my background as a former biochemist and microbiologist, so what I can say "officially" is to "follow to physicians as directed", just to avoid the politics of medicine"
Potassium Citrate Equivalency
12/13/2007: P from New York: "i am having a hard time finding potassium citrate or bicarbonate to use of the high blood pressure formula, the only thing i have been able to find is potassium citrate in a pill form. the mg is 256.3, not sure what the equivalent would be, you state only 1/8 of a teas. about how much is this? can you help? thanks"
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus the 256 mg potassium citrate (which is a little over 1/8 - close enough) in pill form should be sufficient and added together when alkalizing plus 1/2 glass of water. What it does in reduction of blood pressure is to prevent sodium nitrite produced by the body from degrading too quickly so that it can decompose in areas into nitric oxide at the intended target so the intented blood pressure reduction is seen. Besides alkalization, eat an early dinner is the best recommendation I have seen in avoiding the high blood pressure, plus one daily tablespoon of lecithin, mixed with food preferably and avoiding fructose (corn syrup) product, as it raises the blood's triglyercides. Lower cholesterol is seen whenever vegetable oils are avoided and used coconut oil for cooking since it is poorly absorbed. Extra virgin olive oil can also be added to cooking instead of general cooking oil and calcium supplements, no french fries or any fried foods"
Prescription Drug Conflicts?
11/28/2007: S from Houston, Texas, USA: "I was very happy when i find this site. I am diagnosed with GERD,high blood pressure and diabet 2 and I take med for them. Please can I use this remedy( 2 tab ACV+1/4tsp bak.soda) at the same time I take med for B.P and Diabets? Thank you for the great job You do for the people and for your time. Sincerely S___ ____, Houston,Texas,USA"
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Apple cider vinegar and baking soda is considered a food and used in cooking, and hence the remedy can be used together with anything. However, if the GERD is quite bad, a stronger remedy such as 2 tablespoon of ACV plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 (or 1 glass) of water is needed, taken twice a day.
It should be noted that one tablespoon of granulated lecithin helps some reduction with the blood sugar by reducing the free fatty acids. All heavy meals and fried food should be avoided, especially french fries, potato chips and meats."
Herbs and Remedies Not Working
10/16/2007: John from Clarksville, TN: "I sat here reading your post and Im happy for those who it did work for. However, I'm still trying herbs with no remedy and I'm worried that there isn't a real answer out there. I have tried 6000 mg of garlic, 3 Tbl spoons of acv, Hawethorn berry,virgin coconut oil, etc.. None of these worked for me. Does anyone know of something that really works? I need help desperately , my bp is out of control and of course I fall within 40 million of individuals who can't get insurance. Thanks if you can help."
10/20/2007: Jennifer from Windsor, CA replies: "Blood Pressure suggestions for John from TN-- You mentioned you've tried various herbs without success...have you tried organic cayenne pepper - not the stuff you buy at the grocery store as it's too weak and may have chemicals & pesticides. Staying well hydrated with pure/filtered water is very important in addition to walking 1/2 hour everyday. One site you may want to check out is herbdoc.com Best of luck to you!"
I take powdered B-complex 1/4 tsp ( 50 mg of each B-vitamin + 50 mcg of B12) once a day with Food. I also take Vitamin E off and on. And Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbate)
I just measured my heart rate. The reading was 76 BPM which is lot better than 100 BPM. So looks like the Vitamin B.,C and E are working. I also take some cod liver oil (vitamin A&D) couple of times a week. The B-complex makes my urine bright yellow. (due to B2). I am also taking 1 mg of extra folic acid. Thankyou."
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Both the B complex and the magnesium will reduce the pulse rate (BPM) however, vitamin E which is an antioxidant reduces the body's need for oxygen and the heart can beat at a more normal rate as the body's antioxidant levels are up. The same is also true for sodium ascorbate. Usually acidosis can also cause the pulse rate to be high as excess acidity reduces the blood's ability to retain oxygen too."
2) I have been on white vinegar and water for my hbp close to 4 weeks now, can I check my own pressure without necessarily viting the doctor as the fees are too high in Zimbabwe. I once read about using the left rist and right thumb but cannot remember the details. Please kindly assist. M."
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "A very simple way to check for high blood pressure is by lying down flat on the bed without any pillows. If the pressure on the head is high, then the blood pressure is high. Using the wrist method is not as accurate as lying down flat. People with low blood pressure naturally wants to sleep with no pillows or very low pillows, otherwise they have problems (usually 95/60). While people with high blood pressure problems may use as many as 3 or 4 pillows so that they can sleep (blood pressure here can easily go over 150/100).
Blood pressure for me can easily be reduced by avoiding oily foods and getting a diarrhea from taking laxative medicine, and using apple cider vinegar plus baking soda remedy twice a day. Potassium bicarbonate and baking soda (1/8 teaspoon of each) in 1/2 glass of water twice a day, I think would be more effective, but obtaining them is not as easy in some countries.
Once the liver is no longer congested, the blood pressure sometimes go down. I also reduce such liver congestion sometimes by taking a drop of clove oil mixed in one liter of water, and sometimes also taking 1 tablespoon of granulated lecithin a day. Sugar should best be avoided especially when sugar and common table salt is used for cooking. A sea salt for me is generally safer, at least its' pH is alkaline, while common table salt are more dangerous because they are acid."
ACV for Blood Pressure
07/28/2007: CA : "Dear Ted I have begun to take the ACV with honey for my blood pressure and after 5 days am feeling confused. I went back into the site and realized that many who use the ACV for hypertension initially have a spike. My inquiring mind would love to understand why. Is there an answer for this? I am a paramedic and would be interested in the patho and am hoping that understanding will give me hope that it will eventually work. I am also taking cayenne and cinnamon. (Not at the same time of course) Yuck. But throughout the day I try to get a dose of each down me. Thank you for any insight."
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "The initial increase is due to the sugar spike coming from the honey. Those can be reduced by adding a glass or two of plain water. The sugar content of the honey can bring up the blood pressure by high osmotic pressure of the sugar, whether they be honey, fruit juice, etc. The worse of the sugar is the glucose, followed by fructose, and then sucrose. Actually ribose sugar are the worse as it accelerates glycation of the cells accelerating aging at the same time. Boron supplements from borax certainly slows that down the AGE (advanced glycation end products), which is why borax is added to the sugar in dried flower.
I would much prefer to alkalize myself using the two tablespoon of apple cider vinegar plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass water taken twice a day.
The body works this way, from the sugar point of view: apple cider vinegar does have some sugar (very small), but generally not enough IF the apple cider vinegar were sufficiently diluted with enough water. The urine sugar is about 2% so if it is higher than that figure, it will raise the blood pressure.
Basically the sodium transport systems pulls glucose and sugar into the body raising the blood pressure. So if honey were added to the apple cider vinegar that would eventually raise them despite cinnamon and others, since their mechanism of sugar control is different via insulin and other pathways. The best ways is simply to reduce the sugar input as much as possible.
In mice tested raise on "cafeteria diet" or typical western diet, which is generally high in BOTH sugar and fats (ham sandwich, turkey, meat loaf, pizza, etc.) causes the liver to be congested as the sugar and fats blocks liver's normal uptake of the amino acids and proteins by (my estimate) 3 times. The amino acid plays an important role in detoxification, and without sufficient normal detoxification due to improper diet, the liver becomes congested, resulting in the high blood pressure spikes.
If I am DETERMINED to take apple cider vinegar with honey. I would at least diluted it with sufficient amount of water so the sugar level falls below 2%, which is equal to the amount of sugar in urine or at least a blood sugar that is within normal biological parameters. I think 2% is still too high and for me it appears to be closer to 1% to 1.5% without disturbing the normal body's fluids. Foods we eat should be within close blood terrain both in pH, alkalinity, solubility and buffer capacity. Unfortunately this is never the case. Our foods is too oily (more oily than your own blood can be congesting to the liver), and too much sugar, and lack sufficient dilution and lacking in emulsifier content to deal with the foods we eat.
In general, blood pressure goes up under the following conditions - this list NOT complete, but provided as an example:
1. Sugar and COMMON table salt
2. Sugar from any source (this includes fruit juice, honey, table sugar, etc.)
3. Fatty and oily foods (french fries and potato chips).
4. Acid forming foods.
The body controls the blood pressure by hormonal actions and one thing scientist know for so long, but never out publicly is that free fatty acids, oily foods blocks normal hormone actions. Hormones, generally works best whenever the liver is not fatty, less oils. The body's osmotic pressure is high whenever sugar and COMMON table salt is high in a solution resulting in obviously high blood pressure.
An interesting effect occurs where sea salt is taken, as those contains alkalinity and has some generally lowering of blood pressure to its pH being typically between 7.5 to 8.5. The alkalinity and acidity issue does have an effect on osmotic pressure, but this issue has not been investigated that much. However, acid forming foods causes congestion and constipation. It is that the urinary pH becomes acid and constipation goes hand in hand.
Therefore ideally I would much prefer some foods that restore normal bowel movements, since humans typically eats three meals a day, ideally it should be closer to three bowel movements whenever the body's alkalinity is optimized where the urinary pH is about 7.0.
Therefore, to make things simple, I would prefer to remove the honey, just take the apple cider vinegar with baking soda and dilute it WITH PLENTY of water. If it does not work as well as EXPECTED, I would add a pinch or two of sea salt (NOT COMMON TABLE SALT), which amounts about 1/16 to 2/16 of a teaspoon. Those will initiate some bowel movements lowering the blood pressure. As a side note, I can decrease my blood pressure by diuretic actions (such as urea supplements and amino acid rich foods) or alkalizing actions of alkaline forming foods which stimulate bowel movements. As the wastes becomes less harden and more liquify the body's water retention is hereby reduce."
High Pulse Rate
07/28/2007: S : "Hi Ted: sorry I have bombarded you with emails. Hope you get some time to answer a question which is bothering me. I could not find this answer on internet or EarthClinic MY BP is low 100/70 but my pulse rate is around 100 bpm. What could be causing this high pulse rate. Please tell me how can this be fixed and what are the consequences of long term high pulse rate. I have been doing your alkalizing drink lemon+baking soda or ACV+baking soda for almost 2.5 months now. I have read, Magnesium can help with high pulse rate, but everytime I injest Magnesium, I get wierd bloating and very liquified bowels, not sure why. I have tried like a small pinch of Epsom Salt and Magnesium citrate powder with similar results. Even hydrogen peroxide ( only 1 drop of 35% H2O2 in a large glass of water) makes me bloat. What can I do to bring my heart rate down. Right now I am doing the following
1. Drink 1 liter of lukewarm water with 1/4 tsp of Sea-salt first thing in morning ( helps with constipation)
2. 1 TBSP of granulated lecithin each day
3. Lemon+Ascorbic Acid+BS+water at bedtime
4. Cod Liver Oil - 2 tsp a day
5. Oil Pulling with Sunflower Oil + 3 drops peppermint oil- 20 mins twice a day. ( to fight Keratosis Pilaris)
What else can I do to lower my heartbeat. I am looking for your valuable advice. Thanks Ted. I have seen and met lot of holistic healers and you are simply the best with the most complete knowledge."
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "The reason for the bloating are due to a couple of things, by no means this list is not exhaustive, but the ones I encountered the most is whenever the body is ALREADY badly deficient in magnesium, the bloating and diarrhea effect is stronger, as in your case.
The other case is the concentration of magnesium being too strong, where it is taken in capsules, or only a small amount of water. If it is sufficiently diluted with a lot of water such effect would be reduced greatly. For example 1/16 teaspoon of magnesium citrate in one full glass of water, and drank slowly over a 15 minute period. Or in an extreme case (very rare)the 1/16 teaspoon of magnesium citrate is mixed in 1 liter of water and drank throughout the day. The signs of bloating even on a small amount of magnesium is usually a sign the body lacks it based on my experience. And with sufficient taking of it for a month or two, the body quite often no longer becomes bloated.
As to the rapid heart beat I had one woman who is persistently low blood pressure at 90/60 whose bpm is about 100 (approximately!). The remedy was a simple one which consisted initially of 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt (NEVER COMMON TABLE SALT!) as the sea salt component and the BPM were disappeared entirely within an hour. Of course, everyone is different, but the components in sea salt has some magnesium, potassium, and bicarbonates being the main electrolyte components (more like electricity) that normalizes the heart beat.
Whenever electrolytic imbalances occur the heart beat becomes irregular or skipping. However, this is not the only cause, vitamin B complex is also helpful, as it regulates the nerves and is synergistic with the magnesium electrolytes (it's the vitamin b6 and magnesium in case you are wondering).
In case of that woman's condition it was initiated by sweating too much an the loss of valuable electrolytes such as magnesium, potassium and bicarbonates. Certain micromineral may be implicated as well as loss of water soluble vitamins, such as vitamin C and vitamin B complex. You loose a lot through the sweat, it is no surprise why athletes and tennis players have a heart attack. Part of the problem is the loss of these electrolytes, amazingly the marketers have sports drink that only have potassium and bicarbonates, but misses out completely on the magnesium and trace phosphates, which is also a required electrolytes. One particular micromineral that is loss that might remotely affect heart is the selenium.
Even with sea salt remedy taking the other electrolytes that, if I have it, I would consider taking taking some sports drink (they put too much sugar) or better is to find some potassium bicarbonate and magnesium citrate. Still, I prefer the magnesium citrate more so than the epsom salt because the citrate form of magnesium has an alkalizing effect on the body. It should not be forgotten that vitamin B complex (100 mg kind) I would also take it three times a week and found to be quite helpful for my own rapid heartbeat and may also be due to a vitamin B deficiency as well.
Taking some baking soda by alkalizing can also slow rapid heart rate since alkalinity helps slow down heart rate, while acid forming foods causes rapid heart rate also. This happens because whenever the body is low on oxygen (acid body is has lower oxygen as carbon dioxide accumulates) so the heart tries to compensate the low oxygen by rapid breathing and heart beat. The body can reduce oxygen requirement if vitamin E was also taken as antioxidants work that way.
As to your questions:
1. Drink 1 liter of lukewarm water with 1/4 tsp of Sea-salt first thing in morning ( helps with constipation) 2. 1 TBSP of granulated lecithin each day 3. Lemon+Ascorbic Acid+BS+water at bedtime 4. Cod Liver Oil - 2 tsp a day 5. Oil Pulling with Sunflower Oil + 3 drops peppermint oil- 20 mins twice a day. ( to fight Keratosis Pilaris) What else can I do to lower my heartbeat.
As mentioned before I would try the vitamin B complex three times a week, vitamin E twice a week, add some potassium as well as magnesium but it is to be diluted in water.
Those are the general remedies for rapid heart beat. Toxicity of the liver might remotely cause it and I would consider a couple of drops of 10% sodium thiosulfate, such as 3 -12 drops in one glass of water (it's those dechlorinator clearly labeled sodium thiosulfate found in aquarium fish shops. It detoxes the liver, however, they should be taken a couple of hours apart from the hydrogen peroxide drops as the thiosulfate opposes the detoxification actions of peroxide. Thiosulfate reduces toxicity by chemical neutralization of oxidative chemicals, while the hydrogen peroxide neutralizes them by actions of oxidation. The reason why the peroxide and the thiosulfate are at least a couple of hours apart is that the peroxide (in the usual low dose) stays in the blood for about an hour. So the peroxide is generally taken first as a result, since thiosulfate, in my opinion persists a while longer in detoxifying the liver. Thiosulfate reacts with oxidant toxins thus reducing the heart beat, if assuming the liver is full of toxic chemicals from consumer products that accumulate during the lifetime."
Regimen for ACV and Bs
05/25/2007: MH : "Ted, Question: To use the 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda mixture for lowering high blood pressure, is it best to take it before or after meals? Should it be taken continually every day or should there be a day of rest from it? Is taking it morning and evening normally sufficient?"
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "The minimum that is used is the 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. Those usually helps. The best times to take, is first thing in the morning and before bedtime. Other times, I have found to be problematic.
The only way to determine optimum dose is to get an electronic pH meter and measure the urine where the ideal urine pH is close to neutral, at about 7.
There are many supplements out there that has diuretic effect and have blood pressure lowering effect is alpha lipoic acid. Granulated powdered lecithin has an effect by lowering blood pressure by reducing fatty liver buildup through fat emulsification which reduces that problem, and since oils block hormonal function (they are the single most important element in the body's homeostasis and blood prssure), then the blood pressure reduces.
The best ways is to avoid fried foods, rich foods, in the dinner time. A real problem food I found were cheese, hamburger, sandwiches, white bread, white flour, pizza, ice cream and sundae. They are acid forming food, generally speaking"
ACV Side Effects?
01/09/2007: Ma. Teresa from Manila, Philippines: "Through a friend I've heard that apple cider vinegar plus honey cures high blood pressure it's their family secret for youthful look and BP maintenance. Her mother who's in her seventies will breezily pass as a 58 year old woman. She was the one who gave me the the ACV+honey recipe. I willingly gave it a try because of healthy appetite I find it hard to lose weight and I get anxiety attacks which causes my BP to shoot up 180/90. Without these anxiety attacks my BPs normal range is 110/70. I've been drinking this ACV plus honey for a week now and I feel sleepy. I always want to sleep, there's some weakness too and slight fever. Is it possible that I have hidden illnesses that are being treated first. I was diagnosed for Upper GI reflux before, mild depression and high blood pressure, are these illnesses being treated by my taking of ACV plus honey thus my yearning for rest and sleep before I bounce to good health. I will certainly appreciate comments from you. Thank you so much."
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Ma Teresa:
my taking of ACV plus honey thus my yearning for rest and sleep before I bounce to good health.
It is usually the honey, but the acv has an alkalizing effect. Basically the body needs plenty of sleep and rest during the recovery phase, often 1-2 weeks before things normalizes. The anti-aging effect comes from the calming effect and some people are used to being over active which is why they age quicker, the fuse simply burn out faster from too much burning.
The best gauge is the urinary pH, often 6.5-7.3. This will tell you whether you are in an optimum range or not. Most of anti-aging effect, actually comes from the bee pollen of the honey and the malate and acetate (as well as micro minerals) in the ACV. If you really want to get down with more anti aging, then royal jelly is another element, where the vitamin B5 pantothenic acid component, which controls the skin is helpful. I have recently found iodine painting also helps regenerate newer skin too.
The older skin just peels off by itself. The glandular systems should regenerate as well and hence the anti-aging effect. Most of these phenomenon is well known in research circles, but the language they are using just confuses a lot of people. Actually most people die young from immune system related disorder, cancer, pneumonia, heart disease, emphysema, AIDS, and other "disease" rather than looking younger."
09/01/2012: Jake from San Mateo, California replies: "ACV is fermented bacteria and does not mix well at all with heart medicines that can and will save your life. I love ACV and it is a great ph. But it is also a danger by interfering with meds if you take them.
If you do not have some life-threatening problems like HBP then enjoy vinagrettes, honey and vinegar etc. Most of us who love salads get all the vinegar we need and likely too much.
Careful of fermented foods containing the amino acid, Tyramine. Do not use Fermented foods or AVC with MAO'S, antidepressant meds, The list goes on and one must research rather than just blog. It's in processed meats, cheeses, Alcohol, pickled, smoked, dried and fermented.
I'm stating Before you use ACV check your med precautions.
And don't put all your eggs in one basket. If you are ill and just depend on ACV... re-Evaluate"
Nothing Is Working!
12/01/2006: Tina from Arcadia, KS: "I have a question. My husband has been dealing with high blood pressure for a while. we have tried everything we have read about, with just a small amount of positive. Weight loss, Hawthorn, garlic, ACV, polyfusia, niacin, vit c, diet changes, etc, etc. We got it down from 235/170 to about 170/100. Any more suggestions? He has been working hard at this for 6 months now. We really don't want to go to a medical Dr. Thanks"
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Tina: So you have tried to reduce blood pressure by :
Weight loss, Hawthorn, garlic, ACV, polyfusia, niacin, vit c, diet changes,
What I think is important which forms the basis of a lot of our health is controlling your urinary pH within acceptable parameters, which means between 6.5 - 7.5. This means adding some baking soda to the ACV would help. The usual dose is 2 tablespoon of ACV plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, which is taken 2-3 times per day on an empty stomach. It needs a couple of weeks use to kick in, however take it 4 days out of a week is the preferred solution that works best.
Vitamin C is only in the form of sodium ascorbate works the best. Avoiding bread and white flour along with obvious sugar and preprocessed foods seems to have a dramatic effect since they are acid forming food. Green vegetables and whole fresh fruits should make about 70%-80% of the diets, by weight and the rest is meats. No fruit juices, the blood sugar increases too rapidly.
The other one which I think is important for both sugar control and normalizing hormonal control is to take 1 tablespoon of granulated lecithin with every meal.
Finally, you can add a couple of drops of peppermint PLUS 1/4 teaspoon of Natural Sea Salt. Most sea salt these days do not follow the standard ratios of the natural sea salt, but generally, but i wouldn't worry about this at the moment. Generally, it will replenishes which every TRACE mineral deficiency you have. The peppermint is actually diuretic and should help reduce the blood pressure.
Whenever MY blood pressure is a problem I often add 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon (1/4 tends to be sour) of disodium EDTA per liter of water, but without the sea salt since I have detected the presence of heavy metals in the urine from old faucets, pipe fittings which will reduce a lot of free radical heavy metals.
In dire emergencies of an explosive high blood pressure, if they were of diabetic in nature, often taking an aspirin will work within an hour of normalizing the blood pressure. The other ones that I found quite good were clove oil, maybe 1 toothpick dipped into a glass of water, since they are so powerful for most people.
Other remedies for quickly reducing high blood pressure that I found useful personally is 200 mg of alpha lipoic acid plus biotin and taking a strong black coffee. Believe it or not, coffee is antioxidant, I have a Oxidation Reduction Potential meter which shows that coffee are in the negative values, which means it is food. Sounds strange, but you must recall that Edgar Cayce, the famous psychic who healed countless number of people made the same statement. However, I use them only when I need them, and this doesn't include, keeping me wide awake. I used them simply to control my blood pressure. This is of course if I want to reduce blood pressure quickly. It seems to cause diuretic throughout the day.
There are many other remedies in my head for further reducing high blood pressure, but those are the ones I used the most and had the best track record so far!"
Fluctuations in Pressure
11/17/2006: Amrit from India: "I am 35 year old male, living in India. Not always, but sometimes my blood pressure goes up to 150/110 and sometimes as low as 90/60. I am a vegetarian and read books a lot. I work on computer for long hours. I am living all alone and there is no one in my family. Please suggest your valuable remedies. Thank you very much."
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Amrit: Certain diets can cause high blood pressure and low pressure to fluctuate a great deal, you would be most help by taking protein supplements, lowering carbohydrate and high glycemic diets. One way to know your condition is to measure your urinary pH. This will at least give some indication whether your diets are acid or alkaline forming food. What I do know is certain diets in India where fruit intakes and eating of beans, legumes have high amounts of thiocyanates. Thiocyanates blocks normal function of the thyroid function and certain adrenal functions.
As such blood pressure that you mention is of no surprise. The best way is to take more seaweed and iodine rich foods, while lowering thiocyanate rich food and high bromine foods, such as flour, bread, pastries and the like, since bromine tends to replace the body's store for iodine. Iodine painting your feet 3 days a week, done every week should help restore the iodine problem.
Also you must be aware that certain parts of India, such as Bangladesh or nearby, the drinking water are high in arsenic, therefore drinking pure water is essential. It would really help if you test the heavy metal for mercury, cadmium, arsenic, as the water especially groundwater are contaminated."
ACV Side Effects?
10/11/2006: Bekey from Swieqi, Malta: "I took ACV for high blood pressure. After taking ACV regularly for 2months, 3 tumblers with 3 tablsp. acv and water, I had to stop because I was getting palpitations and could hear my heart beat pounding in my head. I also became very short fused and irritable. I stopped it for 2 days and the palpitations and pounding heartbeat has lessened. Could there be a problem with ACV in that it raises blood pressure in some instances?"
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Bekey:
I had to stop because I was getting palpitations and could hear my heart beat pounding in my head.
Some people have other deficiencies, and long-term taking of ACV is not recommended, since it can create the problems of buffer deficiencies, which is bicarbonates. In fact taking anything in too long is not wise either! Your body does need a rest, such as fasting once a week. When you work, you do need a vacation. When you stay awake long enough, you need to sleep.
So if you take the acid ACV, it will react with the body's bicarbonate to get you acetates. The body needs a certain amount of bicarbonates and plays a prominent role in maintaining your body's pH. And acetates is helpful to your body too, but bicarbonates plays more prominent role then acetates.
If you want to take something that is safer, you need to add baking soda to the ACV. Basically, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1-2 tablespoons of ACV, taken twice a day. You can add sodium ascorbate or ascorbic acid powder (Vitamin C) of 1/8 teaspoon. Should you add vitamin C, add a little more baking soda to neutralize the pH of the solution.
The other problem might be that your body does not agree to certain brands of ACV. Some people are allergic to organic vinegar, and yet some are allergic to the non-organic ones. There is no absolute. Just switch brands, but also add baking soda to prevent bicarbonate deficiency.
Could there be a problem with ACV in that it raises blood pressure in some instances?
Yes, when your body is allergic to a specific brand of ACV. You might have vitamin and mineral deficiencies, lacking bicarbonates in the system.
So to stop such problems, switching brands of ACV, taking vitamin and minerals now and then and adding baking soda should resolve most of the problems you have.
In some instances, I have seen people do not like ACV, but the body prefer just distilled vinegar. The one specific vitamin that I have seen to help is an alkaline form of vitamin C, sodium ascorbate since it balances out the acid of the apple cider vinegar. Also it seems vitamin B complex is a much unappreciated vitamins, but have an enormous effect on the body's energy level also."
Dosage for a Teenager?
09/26/2006: Vinnie : "Hi Ted, Just found out yesterday that my 18 year old son has high blood pressure, 160/100. The doctor wants to put him on some stuff called Toprol (I think that's how it's spelled). My wife and I are very concerned with side-effects and feel it would be better dealt with through diet and natural methods. I saw Earth Clinic and numerous testimonies for the effects of ACV and Bicarbonates to lower blood pressure. What would you recommend for a dosage for an 18 year old who's never had something like this??? Thank You so much for your time. Vinnie"
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Vinnie: You try to mix 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/4 ascorbic acid for you son in one half glass of water. He needs more vitamin C and his antioxidants status appear low and this causes water retention.
ACV will lower the blood pressure too but you need to add some baking soda. ACV is unique in dissolving fats and other things, while alkalizing is one way of reducing blood pressure. The reason is that in an acid body environment, the body tends to be oxidized and it must retain or build enough antioxidation in the liquid enough not to damage the cells, but at the same time, this causes high blood pressure. So if we can raise the antioxidation status, blood pressure will be reduce. Avoid chlorinated and fluoridate foods, they are oxidation process as well as fried foods and snacks. These are commonly high in heavy metals. In my opinion the first formula should work better, based on my recent findings.
For an 18 year old who has never tried this, you might get diarrhea. So the important thing is to start slowly with once in the morning and once in the evening on an empty stomach. Do not eat after taking this by at least 1 hour. So we can avoid diarrhea associated problems."
ACV Side Effects?
09/01/2006: Bekey from Swieqi, Malta: "After taking ACV regularly for 2months, 3 tumblers with 3 tablsp. acv and water, I had to stop because I was getting palpitations and could hear my heart beat pounding in my head. I also became very short fused and irritable. I stopped it for 2 days and the palpitations and pounding heartbeat has lessened. Could there be a problem with ACV in that it raises blood pressure in some instances?"
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Becky: If you intend to take ACV for long term use, you should now and then add baking soda to neutralize the acid. Long term use of apple cider vinegar might cause your body to be depleted of bicarbonates. While it is true that apple cider vinegar and vinegar helps reduce blood pressure, it is also important that your body also needs some bicarbonates as well. The body needs a fair amount of buffers including both acetates and bicarbonates and all this can be corrected by adding some sodium bicarbonate to the mix. Preferably 1/4 teaspoon twice per day of baking soda taken with ACV or taken mixed with some water should help.
The other issue of "irritability" is that your body needs some vitamin B complex.Most psychological problems such as irritations often arise from this deficiency and taking vitamin B complex should eliminate the issue of irritation or irritability as well. If it still does not work, just take one partially cooked boiled eggs where the yolk is still liquid and this should help relieve some irritability. The pounding headache should be gone within the next day by taking about 1000 milligram of sodium ascorbate, which is an alkaline form of vitamin C.
It should be stressed that the reason for ACV's and good old vinegar arise from the ability to reduce weight and blood pressure arise from its ability to dissolve in the blood stream or the digestive track of excess oils your body receives. A remarkably simple way is to try to avoid unnecessary eating of vegetable oils that you cooked or fried foods and take some more healthy oils of fish oils, evening primrose oil, or flaxseed oil, taken occasionally should help. ACV usually work better then plain vinegar by the virtue of malic acid content which is not found in regular vinegar. What malic acid does is it gives you more energy. But this does not mean vinegar doesn't do the job, it does the job quite well.
Recently I have a feedback from one person who claims of low blood pressure, upon inquiry, I found the woman was taking a lot of pickled foods, but yet do not consume any fresh fruits. As a result, to raise her blood pressure was simply a matter of just eating less of the pickled foods (vinegar) and eating more fruits. Of course if she was in a hurry, then taking some 1 teaspoon of sugar plus 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt would do the trick."
Co-q10 for Lowering Blood Pressure
MH : "Thank you so much for your reply. I am taking the AVC and baking soda in the morning and at night. I would like to ask you one more question. What is your opinion of Co-Q10 for lowing the blood pressure? It was recommended to me by a person at Vitamin World."
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "The effects of reduced blood pressure is not as dramatic as getting normal bowel movements (2-3 times per day), and normal avoidance of heavy meals during dinner and not eating after 5 p.m. Sweet foods and fried foods are the biggest culprit and fructose are notorious, especially if the foods added used common table salt. First thing I would do is replace common table salt with sea salt. The common table salt causes high blood pressure, due to its pH being 5, while sea salt actually does the opposite as its pH averages between 7.5 - 8.5, which is alkaline and reduces blood pressure. Part of the problem of blood pressure (besides hormones, which are expensive, with possible exception of DHEA) is actually the acid forming food. Ice cream and sundaes and fried foods are the worse ones. I control my blood pressure by taking plenty of baking soda to get urine pH of 7, and I also take alpha lipoic acid which also reduce blood pressure. The reason is alpha lipoic acid if drank with green tea (no fructose, no milk, no sugar) is a strong diuretic, and those at least for me were more than enough to get a reasonably good blood pressure. Sometimes DHEA helps in that it also increases bowel movement and those help reduce blood pressure as stools become more liquid. Other things that helped me reduce blood pressure is to avoid calcium rich foods. If people really bother to get hair mineral analysis, most people actually have too much calcium and low levels of magnesium."