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Posted by Evaline on October 24, 2000 at 00:17:39:

In Reply to: Re: Foods that cause high blood pressure posted by Alan S. on October 23, 2000 at 21:31:13:

: : I would recommend that you get a copy of "Protein Power" for starters to gain an understanding of what causes high blood pressure and then follow the guidelines for reducing it. The book only costs about $6.00 at any bookstore or online at Amazon.com. You are on the right track by eliminating those sugary carbs. Carbohydrates cause you to retain fluid. Since the vascular system is a closed system, more volume = more pressure. Also, insulin, which is released when you eat those carbohydrates, has an effect of constricting the arteries which tends to drive the BP up. If you could cut your carbohydrate intake way down ( 180#). Alan S.

: Not sure what happend in that previous post, but some of my message got cut off. The last sentence should read: If you could cut your carbohydrate intake way down (<20 gm/day) for a week or two, then I bet that sweet tooth would go away - It did for me. Carbs are kinda addictive, and if you can get over the withdrawl period, you are home free. And I lost 40 lbs. in the process also (220# to 180#). Alan S.m

Would you mind listing the Carb withdrawl symptoms and length of time. I am working on the same attack with my blood pressure but I have been experiencing some depression. Thanks Evaline


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