Response to Hans:
12/09/2008: Hans from Delft, Zuid Holland / The Netherlands writes: "Hi Ted, Thanks for all your alkalizing advice. I have been using the lemon + baking soda formula for over 6 months now. I have a lot of energy. My skin looks great. The pH of my urine is 7,5 or higher consistantly. I take one lemon plus about 1 teaspoon of baking soda. I add one liter of water. this is what i do twice a day. Now here comes my question. Some people noticed my change in energy and also the way i look. They started doing the same, but they experience a rise in bloodpressure. My own bloodpressure doesn't rise above 125 / 83 even when i add extra baking soda. Could you explain why my bloodpressure stays the same while my friend's bloodpressure rises? Several others didn't report anything but positive from this remedy. My aunt and brothers told me their Acid reflux was gone in a few days. They also experience significant weight loss. Thanks alot!
High blood pressure is often caused by chronic dehydration. The body needs a certain amount of sodium, but the body also needs to be constantly flushed by drinking enough water, which will help flush excess sodium from the system. When you feel thirst, you are already very dehydrated as this is one of the last symptoms of dehydration to manifest.
As a rule of thumb, take your body weight in pounds and divide by 2. This simple calculation gives you the number of ounces of water your body needs daily. Coffee, tea, juice, and colas don't count. Divide by 8 and this will tell you how many glasses of water you need each day.
Drinking this amount of water daily will naturally bring your blood pressure in line. A good friend of mine was able to discontinue his high blood pressure medication within 2 months of beginning this practice.
Keep in mind that strenuous physical activity and living in dry climates may increase your water requirements.
Ted mentioned to use either Erythritol or pure Xylitol to lower blood pressure. Erythritol is a substitute sweetner - do these products actually lower blood pressure significantly? Has anyone tried them and got good results? Thank you!
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
I have has High Blood Pressure for several years and have tried exercise and Several ayurvedic treatments without much success. I started a Yoga deep breathing exercise and within a week noticed that my blood pressure was better managed. You take a very deep breath through your nose for a count of 4 - hold breath for a count of 2 and breath out through the nose for a count of of 6. It is easy for anyone of any age to do and does not require any special equipment. Just drink at least 2 Ltrs of water everyday. You can sit o teh floor or use a chair if you can't sit on the floor
I do three sets of 10 breaths in the morning and at night before going to sleep. Allow 2 hrs after food.
There are several breathing exercises or Pranayama in Yoga that work very well. You can find free and detailed information about this and video instruction on www.anmolmehta.com or You Tube - search Swami Ramdev Yoga
Hope this helps and God Bless