Link To Some Natural Cure Info For High BP . . .

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Jopa's Comment
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I'm not saying this is a cure all as I haven't tried it myself but I thought some of you out there with BP problems (that's me as well) might be interested in alternative info . . . I know most of us rely on medication from the pharmaceutical companies (and I do too) so it's not like I'm shilling for this, just putting it out there:

http://www.life-saving-naturalcures-and-naturalremedies.com/high-blood-pressure-natural-remedy.html

Let me know what you think . . .

Jopa

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Great Answer!
As long as we're putting it out there, I'm a major proponent of the so-called 'primal' or 'paleo' lifestyle

I didn't look into that website until just now and I agree 100%!

I live on 3 acres and I raise a few animals and have a big garden. I'm not like over the top, 100% tree-hugger, "don't you dare eat anything unnatural"

But I am a huge fan of living the way humans have lived for tens of thousands of years because our bodies and minds have adapted well to it. Like that website says, we've been doing certain types of movements, eating certain types of foods, and living with certain lifestyle patterns for so long that our bodies and minds need that now to be truly healthy.

Eat a large variety of plants and animals, carry heavy things around, run fast sometimes, and adapt your eating and sleeping patterns to your circumstances. These are basics the human body and mind are well suited for. That's the kind of stuff I like to revolve my nutrition and fitness around - mimicking natural lifestyle movements and practices.

I'm also a very big fan of putting your entire body through its full range of motion every day if possible. I use Yoga to do it, but there are plenty of ways. Stretching every muscle to the max and putting every joint through its full range of motion is critical to maintaining flexibility, putting your body in proper alignment, and preventing injuries. It also helps to flush out toxins and improve circulation. We don't lose our strength, balance, and flexibility over time because we're getting old. We lose it because we stop using it. There are 85 year old yoga instructors that have better flexibility and balance than most 25 year old professional athletes.

Studies have also been done that show men will not lose any muscle whatsoever from ages 30 through 60 if they maintain a modest strength training regiment or heavy lifting lifestyle. So the idea that "I'm getting old" at 45 or 50 is a proven fallacy and there are thousands of people out there that prove you can remain limber and strong throughout your lifetime.

You don't have to be "extreme" to be healthy. You have to be extreme to reach an elite level, but you only have to do a few simple things consistently to be very healthy and fit.

Silverbolt's Comment
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As long as we're putting it out there, I'm a major proponent of the so-called 'primal' or 'paleo' lifestyle.

Something else to consider for weight loss and reining in blood pressure, IMO, is something called 'intermittent fasting'. This is a lifestyle change which I imagine would actually go very well with truck driving. More recent info on intermittent fasting is here.

Jopa's Comment
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SilverBolt,

That's VERY interesting to me because I have been waiting until mid-day to "break-fast" for years, automatically. Don't get me wrong, I can have an omelet in the AM with the best of them but my natural inclination is to not eat until noon or later. I've always been informed I am skipping the most important meal of the day and that, since I am diabetic, breakfast is even MORE important. Hmmmm. I've seen lots of stuff from Dr. Mercola and he seems to have some really good information. Thanks for the links.

Jopa

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Silverbolt's Comment
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SilverBolt,

That's VERY interesting to me because I have been waiting until mid-day to "break-fast" for years, automatically. Don't get me wrong, I can have an omelet in the AM with the best of them but my natural inclination is to not eat until noon or later. I've always been informed I am skipping the most important meal of the day and that, since I am diabetic, breakfast is even MORE important. Hmmmm. I've seen lots of stuff from Dr. Mercola and he seems to have some really good information. Thanks for the links.

Jopa

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The dice are a bit loaded against me, as I absolutely LOVE breakfast. Both getting up and eating a big breakfast, and breakfast foods in general. I could eat a 3-egg farmer's omelet for every meal and enjoy it. So my best bet is probably to skip dinner.

I found Dr. Mercola years ago, and his advice and knowledge has always made far more sense to me than a lot of what might be called more mainstream doctors. I'm already wondering if I could fit a power plate into the sleeping berth of a rig (once I can even afford one!).

Jopa's Comment
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SilverBolt,

That's VERY interesting to me because I have been waiting until mid-day to "break-fast" for years, automatically. Don't get me wrong, I can have an omelet in the AM with the best of them but my natural inclination is to not eat until noon or later. I've always been informed I am skipping the most important meal of the day and that, since I am diabetic, breakfast is even MORE important. Hmmmm. I've seen lots of stuff from Dr. Mercola and he seems to have some really good information. Thanks for the links.

Jopa

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The dice are a bit loaded against me, as I absolutely LOVE breakfast. Both getting up and eating a big breakfast, and breakfast foods in general. I could eat a 3-egg farmer's omelet for every meal and enjoy it. So my best bet is probably to skip dinner.

I found Dr. Mercola years ago, and his advice and knowledge has always made far more sense to me than a lot of what might be called more mainstream doctors. I'm already wondering if I could fit a power plate into the sleeping berth of a rig (once I can even afford one!).

Hey SilverBolt,

I found this paragraph reading further in the link you provided:

You can then further boost your fat loss efforts by incorporating the principles of intermittent fasting, and by exercising in a fasted state. A simple way to get started with intermittent fasting is to simply omit breakfast, making lunch the first meal of your day. I usually recommend this kind of eating schedule, but if you want to eat breakfast and skip dinner instead, that’s okay too. The key is to limit your eating to a specific, narrow window of time each day (about 6-8 hours), rather than eating every two to three hours, all throughout the day.

. . . so skipping dinner instead of breakfast might be just as effective . . .

Jopa

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OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Silverbolt's Comment
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The dice are a bit loaded against me, as I absolutely LOVE breakfast. Both getting up and eating a big breakfast, and breakfast foods in general. I could eat a 3-egg farmer's omelet for every meal and enjoy it. So my best bet is probably to skip dinner.

I found Dr. Mercola years ago, and his advice and knowledge has always made far more sense to me than a lot of what might be called more mainstream doctors. I'm already wondering if I could fit a power plate into the sleeping berth of a rig (once I can even afford one!).

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Hey SilverBolt,

I found this paragraph reading further in the link you provided:

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You can then further boost your fat loss efforts by incorporating the principles of intermittent fasting, and by exercising in a fasted state. A simple way to get started with intermittent fasting is to simply omit breakfast, making lunch the first meal of your day. I usually recommend this kind of eating schedule, but if you want to eat breakfast and skip dinner instead, that’s okay too. The key is to limit your eating to a specific, narrow window of time each day (about 6-8 hours), rather than eating every two to three hours, all throughout the day.

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. . . so skipping dinner instead of breakfast might be just as effective . . .

Jopa

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Yup. :) And thank you. I've already been pondering these things, trying to work out ahead of time what would be an optimal lifestyle as an OTR driver before I'm actually one yet. The more input, the better!

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

David's Comment
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There a program going on called rebooting.. It's a juice fast.. nothing but plant based food. Fresh fruit veggies seeds and nuts. You can eat em or toss em in a juicer and make fresh juice.. I did this last yr for 3 weeks and felt better and lost 6 lbs. Completely detoxed my system of bad food. Felt more energetic.

"Fat sick and nearly dead" is a documentary on it.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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One of the reasons you'll find ten nutritional concepts for every human being on the planet it seems is because people don't approach it scientifically enough.

You have to measure what you're eating to know what is truly working and what isn't.

I've been an athlete my whole life and for years I worked my *ss off with every fitness program imaginable. But once I hit my 20's and started trucking my weight fluctuated way too much and I never could stay down where I wanted to be consistently. The problem? I wasn't counting calories. I figured exercising hard would overcome the need to count calories, which I thought would be rather tedious. Turns out I was wrong on both counts. You do have to count calories, and it's no big deal at all.

You can eat too much and gain weight, but eating too little will cause a reaction with results that are just as poor. Eating too little will put your body in "starvation mode" where it slows the metabolism to conserve energy. Even worse, if you're really lacking in protein and nutrients your body will begin cannibalizing itself by breaking down its own muscle for food. So instead of putting on muscle and taking off fat, your body is taking off muscle and storing everything it can as fat if it gets the chance. Once you quit starving yourself and return to normal eating habits, your slow metabolism and the fact that your body is trying to store anything it can as fat will make your weight balloon up in a big way. Very frustrating!

So for a long time I was either over-eating or under-eating, and both produced terrible results.

If you want to control your weight and be in good health, tracking calories is one of the most important things you can do. If you don't know how many calories you're taking in you'll never control your weight consistently.

Track your calories and protein, and take great vitamins and minerals. That alone is simple, free, and an excellent start to really good health.

As far as the more radical approaches like incremental fasting and things of that nature - I think they all have their merits, but they all have things to look out for. Research heavily before trying anything, and then take it slow. In the end, if you can't figure out why something works or doesn't work then you need to keep trying to understand it. Health and fitness is infinitely complex, and yet it can be boiled down to a few simple, effective solutions. You don't have to go "extreme" to be in great health. You just have to do a few basic things consistently.

See Also: Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Guidelines & Advice

See Also: Lowering Your Blood Pressure For The DOT Physical

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Hypertension:

Abnormally high blood pressure.

Silverbolt's Comment
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One of the reasons you'll find ten nutritional concepts for every human being on the planet it seems is because people don't approach it scientifically enough.

You have to measure what you're eating to know what is truly working and what isn't.

I like your approach. :)

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Great Answer!
As long as we're putting it out there, I'm a major proponent of the so-called 'primal' or 'paleo' lifestyle

I didn't look into that website until just now and I agree 100%!

I live on 3 acres and I raise a few animals and have a big garden. I'm not like over the top, 100% tree-hugger, "don't you dare eat anything unnatural"

But I am a huge fan of living the way humans have lived for tens of thousands of years because our bodies and minds have adapted well to it. Like that website says, we've been doing certain types of movements, eating certain types of foods, and living with certain lifestyle patterns for so long that our bodies and minds need that now to be truly healthy.

Eat a large variety of plants and animals, carry heavy things around, run fast sometimes, and adapt your eating and sleeping patterns to your circumstances. These are basics the human body and mind are well suited for. That's the kind of stuff I like to revolve my nutrition and fitness around - mimicking natural lifestyle movements and practices.

I'm also a very big fan of putting your entire body through its full range of motion every day if possible. I use Yoga to do it, but there are plenty of ways. Stretching every muscle to the max and putting every joint through its full range of motion is critical to maintaining flexibility, putting your body in proper alignment, and preventing injuries. It also helps to flush out toxins and improve circulation. We don't lose our strength, balance, and flexibility over time because we're getting old. We lose it because we stop using it. There are 85 year old yoga instructors that have better flexibility and balance than most 25 year old professional athletes.

Studies have also been done that show men will not lose any muscle whatsoever from ages 30 through 60 if they maintain a modest strength training regiment or heavy lifting lifestyle. So the idea that "I'm getting old" at 45 or 50 is a proven fallacy and there are thousands of people out there that prove you can remain limber and strong throughout your lifetime.

You don't have to be "extreme" to be healthy. You have to be extreme to reach an elite level, but you only have to do a few simple things consistently to be very healthy and fit.

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