Some of the things you think you know that just aint
Review from last tip. Eating Cholesterol does not increase
your cholesterol levels. Refined carbohydrates are a
major contributing factor to your cholesterol levels
being high. Quit eating refined carbs and your cholesterol
Salt does Not Cause High Blood Pressure.
Some things you need to know first to fully understand
blood pressure. As well as helping you understand about
many other things in your body.
The difference between average and normal. Average
is a mathematical statistic. Don't let that big M word
scare you. All average means is that you add up all
the totals you have and divide by the number of totals
you added. This gives you an average of the group of
numbers. Normal is what is right for an individual,
or what is common or appropriate for a particular person.
What the medical profession does is make the average
normal. They measure a bunch of people's blood pressure,
divide the added totals by the number of people they
measured, and come up with an average blood pressure.
And then they say this is the normal blood pressure
I will let you in on a little secret. If you had the
blood pressure I have at this exact moment, you would
probably pass out. If you had the same blood pressure
standing as you did sitting, you would probably pass
out. Your blood pressure changes all the time, all day
long. Your normal blood pressure needs to be different
than everyone else's. You need the right blood pressure
for you at the right time. If you had the average blood
pressure all the time, you probably would be dead by
So what do you do with this? Take all the numbers the
doctors give you with "a grain of salt." Just
because their charts show that you "should be"
in this range does not mean you actually should. You
are different than everyone else. Your normal might
be outside of the range of average they go by and still
be perfectly healthy for you.
So your "high blood pressure" might very
well be normal for you. If it is actually too high for
your normal, salt really has nothing to do with it.
Again the medical profession came up with a theory
and never really tested it before they released it as
"truth" on the world. Someone said that salt
attracts water, and blood has water in it. So if you
get rid of some of the salt in the blood, then there
will be less water in the blood as well. And if there
is less volume of blood, the pressure will have to be
less. That was their theory and they began telling people
to eat less salt thinking it would lower people's blood
pressure. No real tests, no real studies, and yet believed
to be true by many.
Here is the real proof it is garbage. Try and find
one person who's blood pressure decreased because they
quit eating salt. You will be very hard pressed to find
one person. Because eating less salt does not lower
your blood pressure. Just like Diuretic, medications
that cause you to release more water than your body
wants to from your blood through your kidneys, is often
prescribed to attempt to help lower blood pressure.
And again, I dare you to try and find people who this
You see, the body is so much smarter than we are. Many
internal factors go into what your blood pressure is
than how much water you have in your blood. Your Blood
pressure is a function of your blood vessels, the stuff
in your blood, the muscles in and around your blood
vessels, your heart, and so much more. If you force
water out of the body, your body will compensate in
other ways to keep your pressure at your unique normal.
Your body knows best where your blood pressure should
be. And until you change one or some of the internal
factors (and medications do not count) your body will
do everything in its power to keep things where they
Want something that is free and easy that decreases
the blood pressure significantly for many people who
do it? Drink Water. It often is as simple as that and
here is a perfect example of why. Imagine some really
thick ketchup and trying to suck it through a straw.
Versus if you put a bunch of water in the ketchup and
mix it up and suck the ketchup through the straw. Does
it take more or less pressure to suck the watered down
ketchup through a straw? It takes less pressure. Similar
with your blood. If your blood is thick and sludgy because
you are dehydrated, your body will increase your pressure
to force the blood through the little itty-bitty vessels
Actually, your blood pressure is more than this. And
drinking water does so much more than make your blood
thinner so it flows through the vessels easier. Whatever
the reasons, drinking water often lowers people's blood