I am 60 years old with spondylosis and osteoarthritis with muscle involvement. I wake up about 2:30 a.m. with pain on rt. side upon movement and have been applying heat. By 8 a.m. pain is resolved. My question is will taking the baking soda cause my BP to rise... I am hypertensive. Can you suggest any other alternative treatment besides the D3 and the magnesium supplements?
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Approval Ratings YEA (1) 100% Posted by Arsh (Jasper, Alabama) on 12/06/2011
[YEA] Blood Pressure is a bit high? EAT BANANAS!
I just have to share this because it has worked for me and I am utterly amazed. I started having trouble with my blood pressure a couple months ago and I needed to bring it down. I started taking a super dose of D3, 5-htp to combat the associated anxiety, and Aspirin daily to help thin the blood.
It *helped* but I was still feeling bad often.
I started doing some research and found that potassium had been shown to significantly decrease the blood pressure issues so I decided to grab a bunch of bananas and give it a try. I've been eating one banana a day for over a week and my blood pressure has been so much better! I had been feeling like the veins in my arms were on FIRE some of the times, my emotions were hard to control etc. After eating a banana a day for only a couple days, those feelings diminished until I can barely tell I have a problem anymore. It has REALLY helped how I feel.
So definitely eat some bananas and give it a try if you have problems with your blood pressure! If you hate bananas, any source of potassium will do. Raisins, some canned tomato products... Etc. Just Google "Good Sourse of Potassium" for more info on what to eat. Good luck!
Approval Ratings WARNING! (1) 100% Posted by Jackie (Grand Rapids, Minn) on 05/17/2009
[WARNING!] about a month ago i started an amino acid for low mood and anxiety , suntheanine. it made me feel so calm, just wonderful. i can find no side effects noted on any website, however i believe it made my blood pressure go up.hindsight, i think it's wise to monitor your bp before and after starting any new supplement.because everyone is different. i was taking 100mg of suntheanine in the am and 200mg with 500mg gaba at night to rest better. i started waking up with a dull headache and a sickish feeling which prompted me to check my bp. usually 110/60 it was 136/86.i thought it was going to be too low! i stopped the suntheanine and gaba but my pressure still stayed up. today i took 2 doses of acv (2 tbsp with the sediment in it in water) and i started feeling like my old self my bp was 123/69 so i know i'm on the right track. it was reported on the mayo site that often prescription antidepressants cause the bp to go up and the cause is unknown. i figure maybe its the same with natural supplements too, just depends on the person.since i quit the suntheanine and gaba i don't wake up with a hangover feeling. my bp went up a couple of years ago when i took rhodiola and i stopped it
Approval Ratings YEA (1) 100% Posted by Ritap1 (Woodbridge, Virginia, Usa) on 09/19/2011
[YEA] I have been having lots of problems with my blood pressure the last few month. I have been in the emergency room 9 times since July with redings as high as 245/139. I am on 4 different kinds of medication but the don't seem to work. My head is always hurting me and my stomach feel like I got poisoned. I all blame this on my teeth. In the first week of July I had 2 teeth extracted and 2 amalgam fillings removed and since then I never felt the same.
Yesterday I looked around on the net on what I can do to get some of my energy and my health back. I found the beet juice protocol and started it on the same day. I had 1 glass of beet juice with asparagus yesterday and one this morning, ate 2 apples and one carrot after the juice and I can't believe my bloodpressure today. Its been under 130 all day, I just measured again and it was 118/73. Yes I am still on meds but the meds never got my blood pressure down like that. I also had much more energy and actually got things done for a change.
Thank you Earthclinic!
Approval Ratings YEA (2) 100% Posted by Deborah (Chantilly, Va, Usa) on 11/28/2011
Has anyone had any experience with beet juice for high blood pressure? I've read that the nitrates in beet juice are just as effective as taking nitrate tablets.Posted by Robinchd (Vero Beach, Fl, Usa) on 09/03/2011
[YEA] I had high blood pressure and did a bit of research on the internet and heard that beet root juice could take blood pressure down within an hour or so and keep it lowered for 24 hours. I went to a health food store and bought two bottles at $9.00 a bottle. I drank 1/4 of a cup and waited a while and then checked my blood pressure. It works. The only thing is you have to drink it every day to keep your blood pressure lowered, but I would rather drink a bit of beet root juice each day than to take a medication each day.
Purchasing it from a health food store is expensive so I went out and bought a good juicer ( initially an expensive purchase, but well worth it). I then began juicing l/2 of an organic beet every day along with other vegetables of my choice, and my blood pressure has actually come down to being on the low/normal side. I swear by this and can't believe that everyone with high blood pressure doesn't know about it, and wish I could let everyone know. Hopefully, on this site, it will help as many people as possible.Replied by Jc
09/04/2011Posted by Lan (Atlanta, Ga) on 12/06/2009
[YEA] I am surprised that no one has posted about drinking beet juice to control high blood pressure. I have been reading the EarthClinic testimonials like reading short stories novel :). I have used ACV to bring down fever from flu instantly on 4 occasions, so I was spreading the words about this site to anyone I know in the hope of sparing someone the agony of being sick with the flu. And my good intention has paid off! On Friday I went grocery shopping with my Mom. We were done, and instead of heading to the cash registers, my Mom pushed the cart around the vegetable section one more time. We stopped to look at the beautiful golden beets, she never had it before, and we were debating about trying it or not. A lady came and asked us about the gold beets, we said we did not know its taste, and she turned to the next bin and told us that the red beets are very good for the blood pressure. I pressed on and she said her husband was 179/99 and refused to take any medicine. Her son went on the internet to research and found that beets cure high blood pressure. For two and a half years now, she and her husband take 3 slices of beet a day and maintain a normal range. She said it can be boiled, pickled or roasted like a potato. I thank her and gave her this website address. Had we gone to check out 1 minute earlier, we would have missed her. Talk about good karma, I believe in it.
Now I am telling you about my Mom's story, she is 80 years old and always has high blood pressure despite her vegan diet. She had two strokes 7 years ago, almost did not make it. But luckily she recovered, her speech is still not 100% like before, but she carries a normal life now. After taking the dr's medicine for some time, she refuses to take them anymore. She said she was like half dead. One drug did not work, then another one, and that caused water retention, and another the drug to take care of that, and the numbers of pills kept piling up because of the side effects. At her check up 2 years ago, her blood pressure was 200/120, her Dr was bewildered and told me if anything happens call 911, don't come to her office. We did not see the Dr since. Mom tries to take care of herself, she peruses all the herb medicine catalogs with a dictionary because of her limited English, she orders all kinds of supplements and she is proud of herself. But her blood pressure stays on 177/99 on average. I used 1/2 a medium size beet, 2 thin carrots, and 1/2 a large apple. Put all in the blender with 3 cups of water. Pureed and poured it through a strainer and gave her 1 cup of juice before dinner and 1 before bedtime. This morning her reading was 164/98. After only two cups! I made another batch this morning with only 2 cups of water. After 1 cup and 1 hour later her latest reading was 161/96. I am so happy and eager to spread the words about this remedy to anyone out there who needs it. If you need more information about the beets, just look up "beets and high blood pressure".
Wishing everyone happy happy holidays.Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
04/29/2011Posted by Laura Oliver (Birmingham, AL) on 02/19/2009
whole beets or just beet juice to lower blood pressure.
A recent study found that 16oz of beet juice daily lowers blood pressure as well as meds.
The problem is beet juice is expensive.
Starting today I am eating a can of beets (rinsed to reduce sodium) a day. Anyone have any experience in this?
Does anybody have an idea why the study used beet juice instead of beets? Why not whole beets? Why arent whole cooked beets just as good as the juice for lowering BP? What make the juice "work" and not the whole beet. If the whole beet works how many would I have to eat a day to equal 16oz juice?
Any juicers out thers.....If I have to juice them-- what ratio? can I just put some raw beets in a blender?
my BP is high, but I want to give myself a few months to bring it down naturally so I am thinking this "beet" thing looks promising.
LauraReplied by Dana
09/11/2013Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 09/05/2014
For me the BHT keeps my blood pressure in healthy zone. Just got back from visit to health care provider. Latest numbers are 130 over 80 whatever that means. Was told that is good numbers. Also told cholesterol numbers very good.
I am a 65 year old and have been smoking cigarettes for 52 of those years. Also: I ran out of BHT a few years back and had high blood pressure. Once I obtained and began using BHT again my blood pressure quickly returned to healthy numbers.
I weigh 190 pounds and take 350 mg of BHT per day with a gulp of water on an empty stomach. That is what works for me....OscarPosted by Gregg (Petoskey, Michigan, USA) on 02/27/2010
Would like to know if anyone knows (or can direct me to a website) any information on my blood pressure and the significance of the readings. My readings always show a top number that is considered high and the bottom number is normal or below. Typical readings will be as follows: 140/80, 130/68, 120/62 depending on time of day. Is this worse/better (or insignificant) than both readings being high. I just started using Apple Cider Vinager w/mother to try and bring top number down to normal. I am a 54 yr. old male with a resting heart rate of approx. 46 bpm and considered to be very athletic. (6'1", 195 Lbs. 34" waist/44" chest and eat a very healthy diet). Thanks in advance for your help!Replied by Scooter