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I’ve compiled a list of the most common root causes of HBP –
Your doctor and you probably know all this but it’s a good list to reference and eliminate the obvious and figure out where to focus attention. The calcium build up seems obvious but the stress factors and the ability we have to lower stress if we choose to and the balancing of blood chemistry with the addition of D3 and K2 can make a fast difference. If you have questions about lifestyle changes and / or supplements that can help give me a call. 877-572-3444. – Garey
Chronically Elevated Blood Pressure Checklist
- Insulin resistance that causes chronically elevated (even slightly elevated) blood sugar levels. Fasting blood sugar persistently above 90 mg/dl (the mid-point of the typical reference range) is likely indicative of some level of insulin resistance.
- Chronic dehydration. Hydration is critical for optimal electrolyte function in keeping osmotic balance in the body.
- Insufficient magnesium. Necessary for catalyzing many enzymes in the body which promote relaxation, including that for blood vessels. Magnesium is required to allow optimal amounts of potassium into cells. Without sufficient magnesium, higher intake of potassium is likely to simply be excreted in urine.
- Insufficient potassium e.g. low vegetable and fruit intake.
- High intake of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) from fried foods, especially high in potatoes e.g. French fries, potato chips and also other fried and overly cooked (browned) foods.
- Chronic stress, by promoting higher levels of stress hormones.
- Poor methylation which can cause an inflammatory build-up of homocysteine (HCY) and atherosclerosis (both of these are also acceptable).
- Chronic, simmering infection that causes high levels of circulating immune cells and inflammatory signaling molecules (e.g. mouth such as gingivitis, kidneys, intestines such as Candida, parasites, SIBO).
- Toxic load or Impaired detoxification. This may be due to ongoing exposure at clinically significant levels of single agents (acceptable answers include mold, BPA and other xenoestrogens, lead, arsenic, mercury), exponential load effect of multiple agents together, or impaired detoxification that is unable to handle the collective effect of even tiny exposures over time.
- Excessive intake of sodium chloride (NaCl) in some salt sensitive individuals.
- Kidney dysfunction which can overtly impair the body’s ability to naturally keep electrolyte balance or to excrete toxins.
- Calcification or hardening of arteries (or arteriosclerosis)
- Hormone imbalance, specifically high cortisol, high adrenaline, or high estrogen.
- Sedentary lifestyle. Insufficient movement / exercise.
Garey Simmons, CHC, AADP
Certified Holistic Health Coach
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