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Top 10 Ways To Lower Blood Pressure… Or So They Say (Hypertension Guidelines, Facts and Myths) 🩸

October 12, 2019

10 ways to lower blood pressure
naturally today I’m going to talk about some of the myths and misconceptions
around blood pressure so that you understand how it works that way you
don’t have to waste time and get lost in the details that are not going to help
you but instead you can focus your effort on the mechanisms that aren’t
gonna get you better coming right up hey I’m dr. Ekberg I’m a holistic doctor and
a former Olympic decathlete and if you want to truly master health by
understanding how the body really works make sure that you subscribe and hit
that notification bell so that you don’t miss anything the 10 ways I’m gonna talk
about are straight off of the Internet this is from the Mayo Clinic this was
their top ten ways to control blood pressure without medication so we’re
gonna discuss them some of them are really good but they’d never explain why
they work and some of them are not so good because they don’t understand how
it works I recently did a video on blood pressure where I laid out some more of
the foundation and today we’re going to dig into some more detail around that
first of all just to get back to the basics normal blood pressure is 120 to
180 that is optimal for most people but there are some natural variations so
anywhere from 120 to 140 could be normal for you but it’s still a good idea to
understand so that if your blood pressure is starting to go up that you
know it might indicate something we know that blood pressure over 180 is a crisis
you want to get help as soon as possible but and we’re going to put this in
perspective we also know that during exercise your blood pressure can get up
to 220 and that’s totally normal why does that happen how can the body
compensate and manage that number one on their list to lower blood pressure is to
lose weight and watch your belly fat so it’s again this advice that we hear over
and over and all vermin why is that why would that be
helpful and it’s not because the belly fat is causing anything it’s that the
belly fat is a result of something destructive namely insulin resistance so
if you reduce insulin resistance then you lose weight and your blood pressure
typically comes down the good way the right way of reducing insulin resistance
is low carb intermittent fasting and keto like we talked about on this
channel that way you reduce your cravings you reduce your hunger and your
satiety levels go up you eat less because your insulin resistance is going
down now you lose the weight your blood pressure comes down but it’s not the
weight that does is it’s the fact that you are d congesting your body number to
exercise regularly this is great advice but what’s the mechanism why does that
work well exercise is the number one stimulant for your brain your brain is
what ultimately manages your blood pressure like we said blood pressure is
a variable it is being regulated and controlled and managed every moment of
your life so if we can help the brain get into better balance it’s going to
help manage your blood pressure better and exercise is 90% of the signals of
the activation that keeps your brain alive so when you exercise it’s like you
turn up the dimmer switch all the way on your brain and when the brain’s dimmer
switch is all the way up when your frontal lobe is lit up bright now it has
all that power to inhibit stress stress is what raises blood sugar the frontal
lobe is what reduces stress and exercise is what drives the frontal lobe so
exercise is going to activate the frontal lobe the frontal lobe is going
to inhibit your sympathetic nervous system or your stress
that’s why exercise works right because during the exercise you’re gonna drive
your blood pressure higher and higher and higher because that’s appropriate
during those circumstances so it’s not the exercise that lowers it it’s the
exercise that stimulates the frontal lobe that helps the brain gets healthier
and now you have better control of your stress responses number three eat a
healthy diet great advice but what is a healthy diet okay that’s the big
conundrum and unfortunately this being off of the Mayo Clinic site a healthy
diet to them is something that promotes insulin resistance it’s going to be 60
65% carbohydrate up to 150 grams of sugar per day in the terms of added
sugar lactose and fructose so that’s why they believe that pre-diabetes always
leads to diabetes because with that diet it does so yes eat a healthy diet but
don’t follow the guidelines the high carbohydrate because that’s going to
increase your insulin resistance and that’s why they think all these things
are irreversible number four reduce sodium and here’s a big one this is
maybe the biggest misconception the biggest myth of all when it comes to
blood pressure you hear that all the time probably no one is unaware of that
advice that lower your sodium intake here’s how it actually works we’re gonna
look at a little bit bigger picture here so let’s assume that you start with
balanced blood pressure you start with balance in your body and then you eat a
bunch of salt salt is sodium also known as an atrium and some some languages so
you eat sodium sodium binds to water so now you the sodium is pulling water to
it it makes the blood increase in volume so it’s swell
you’re your total blood volume therefore the blood pressure goes up so far that
the reasoning makes sense that sodium causes high blood pressure but what they
don’t take into consideration is one of the most powerful principles in your
physiology it’s called pressure diuresis diuresis as in diuretic that’s the drug
they give you to drive fluids out of your body to force the body to go beyond
what it wants to do and get rid of fluids that’s called diuresis and that
will lower your blood pressure but the body already has a mechanism to do that
unless something else overrides it so we have all this sequence blood pressure
goes up then the pressure diuresis means that a relatively small increase in
blood pressure resulting from increased blood volume is going to result in a
relatively larger diuresis getting rid of water and sodium so you get back to
balance and then you eat more sodium your water goes up your blood pressure
goes up but even a tiny little bit of increase in blood pressure is going to
push that water out through the kidneys so the kidneys have a mechanism that
when the salt is higher then the body wants it then it has a powerful
mechanism to get rid of that sodium and if it doesn’t get rid of that sodium
according to pressure diuresis principle that it’s because something is
overriding it okay so sometimes it’s appropriate to maintain higher blood
pressure and then it kicks out it overrides that pressure diuresis so when
it’s appropriate to have high blood pressure is either if you’re in a real
stress or what’s more commonly in a perceived stress but either way there
is a perception that overrides this mechanism your body knows how to get rid
of the sodium when it wants to when it’s supposed to so let’s ask this question
if a slight increase in blood pressure is going to create diuresis meaning that
you create a lot of urine output then how come you can exercise and get your
blood pressure all the way up to 220 almost double your blood pressure and
not pee yourself every time you go running or exercising because if the
body didn’t have compensatory mechanisms then that would happen every time you
exercised okay you’d have to exercise with diapers there would be no way
around it but the point is the body has all these different systems to to
compensate to create the right amount of blood pressure depending on the
situation and when you’re exercising high blood pressure is appropriate so
it’s going to override the pressure diuresis you’re going to maintain that
blood volume even though the blood pressure is very high and again it’s the
brain that does this so at rest when the stress is over the frontal lobe is
supposed to inhibit your stress your sympathetic or your fight flight system
but during exercise the fight flight system is appropriate that’s what fuels
your body so now the frontal lobe is going to drive that sympathetic it’s
going to increase the fight flight response going to increase your heart
rate increase your blood pressure so you can produce all of that fuel delivery to
the muscles and now it sends a signal to the pituitary to make a hormone called
angiotensin 2 and that angiotensin 2 also produces stimulates a hormone
called antidiuretic hormone so these two hormones put together says during
exercise we need really high blood pressure but we don’t want any of that
water to leak out through the kidneys all
all the reason that you have high blood pressure is not because of the sodium
and because of all this advice then there are more people who are deficient
in sodium there are people who are have a too low a blood volume they can’t keep
their blood pressure up rather than the opposite
another thing about salt and kidneys that fascinate me when it’s being when
salt is being called evil at every turn is the fact that the kidneys actually
filter out about 250 liters of fluid every day but you only get rid of your
only void about one and a half liter so 97 98 percent of the fluid gets
reabsorbed and along with that fluid the body also reabsorbs the sodium because
sodium is such a precious nutrient it is our most important signaling mineral in
the body so it doesn’t seem to me like the body if it has the ability to get
rid of sodium at will and it absorbs reabsorbs 97 percent of the sodium why
would it do that if sodium was a bad thing alright doesn’t make sense now if
you have kidney failure if your if other parts of your system are so damaged that
they no longer have the ability to regulate this now salt can make your
blood pressure worse but we’re talking about a very very small percentage of
people and if you have kidney failure yes restrict your sodium if you don’t
then don’t worry about it number five way to lower blood pressure limit
alcohol so again that’s a great idea and then they go on to say that in small
doses such as one to two drinks a day alcohol actually helps lower blood
pressure but in larger doses with two or more drinks a day it
actually makes blood pressure worse so why is that well again one to two drinks
help you relax it helps you have less stress and stress is what brings up the
blood pressure it helps your brain relax it helps calm down your sympathetic
nervous system that’s that’s why it works but if you have a lot of drinks if
you start drinking multiple drinks every day now you’re moving toward fatty liver
and insulin resistance because alcohol also acts like a sugar even though it
doesn’t drive blood sugar per se it kind of acts like a sugar in the body I tell
people that less is always better that if you’re going to drink have one to two
drinks and give yourself at least two days a week without any drinking number
six quit smoking great advice but why does that work we touched on this in the
previous video because smokers block their oxygen carrying capacity when they
breathe in the carbon monoxide that blocks the red blood cell hemoglobin so
they don’t have the ability to carry oxygen as well as a nonsmoker so now the
body has to increase its effort at fuel delivery it has to increase heart rate
increase blood pressure to deliver more blood because each unit of blood has
less oxygen so if you quit smoking then you have more access to oxygen and blood
pressure goes down number seven reduce caffeine so caffeine is a form of
stress it has the same effect on the body as adrenaline it fits into the same
type of receptors as adrenaline which is a vasoconstrictor so yes in most cases
caffeine will have a direct effect on blood pressure but in a healthy person
that’s not a problem because it doesn’t create the circumstances behind blood
pressure it’s a temporary signal that while you have that caffeine your blood
pressure is going to be a few point higher but it doesn’t create a
problem in itself unless you have weak adrenals or if your stress level is such
that you kind of blow it out of proportion by adding just a little bit
of caffeine so watch how that works for you for most people it’s not a problem
because it’s a temporary effect that doesn’t affect any root causes it
doesn’t worsen any root causes unless you have adrenal problems number 8 way
to reduce blood pressure is to reduce stress so absolutely stress is the
perception that the body needs more resources and it’s going to increase
blood pressure and block out rate to deliver more fuel to the body to deal
with the stress so that’s a good thing however when they talk about reducing
stress they’re talking about avoiding stressful situations and that’s not what
reducing stress is about because the world is coming at us faster than it
ever has you’re not going to be able to change the world if you’re gonna live a
an active life then the world is going to come at you and it’s not what the
world does but it’s how you respond to it that matters the stress in that case
is is a perception and you can learn to change that perception and you can undo
what your responses to the stress do by doing some meditation and some
relaxation exercises so when you have this stress all day long it’s like you
build up a certain momentum of responses and if you never do anything about it
then that momentum that high momentum of responses of stress is going to stay
there but if you do even 5 or 10 minutes of meditation or breathing exercises or
relaxation training then you can reset that stress response to a low baseline
you can undo the majority of that physiological stress in just a few
minutes reducing stress is not about avoiding
things like most people because then you can’t have a life anymore what you can
do is you can change your responses to them and you can help your body reset
we’ve got several videos on that as well so 5 to 10 minutes once or twice a day
meditation breathing exercises will do wonders because it changes your brain
it’s not about changing the way the world is the things that you do number 9
monitor your blood pressure and see your doctor regularly so I don’t think it’s a
bad idea to monitor your blood pressure regularly especially if you know that
you have a tendency great way to do that is if you measure it and then you notice
it’s a little high you do your breathing exercises and you see it come down then
you know that you did it right if it doesn’t come down you need to do more
you need to get it more a habit you need to get better at it so it gains some
momentum in your body so it’s not a bad thing to monitor your blood pressure the
see your doctor part I want to caution you because that could be a good thing
if your doctor understands what we’re talking about here that has not been my
experience my experience is that they want to put you on a blood pressure pill
as soon as your blood pressure rises even a couple of points and then you’re
taking a chemical for something that may or may not even be an issue so see a
doctor if they can help you actually return to homeostasis if they can
educate you and give you some tools about finding balance and getting to the
root causes then absolutely number 10 they said that you should get a support
group so that you can interact with people in similar condition so you can
cope with your condition and I think this is very very unfortunate this is
based on our perception our the idea that all these conditions are permanent
chronic and incurable because they don’t address the root causes they believe all
these conditions are incurable so then the best thing you can do is to cope
with it and find groups where you can get some sympathy and know that you’re
not alone but if we understand that there are some simple mechanisms that
create all these problems then we can undo those mechanism and there’s no
reason to cope I bet you given the choice of restoring function in the body
or coping with the condition I bet you ninety-nine out of a hundred would want
to restore health and feel good and address handle the root cause that has
been my experience so if we look through these these ten things we see that we
get check mark on losing weight but only if you do it right through insulin
resistance that exercise is great it helps your brain that eating a healthy
diet is a good idea but not if you follow the regular dietary guidelines
because that’s gonna drive you toward insulin resistance you don’t want to
work on reducing your sodium unless you already have kidney failure or some sort
of severe damage that you can’t process water and salt properly you do want to
limit your alcohol you do want to quit smoking you may or may not want to
reduce your caffeine I like coffee a lot so I do part decaf and part CAF I do
about 70% decaf cuz I just like a lot of cups but I think too much caffeine is
going to drive that stress a little too much we do want to reduce stress by
doing it right work on the brain work on the ability of the body to deal with it
to respond to it appropriately not by avoiding things so when we look at all
these reasons we see that almost everything has to do with three things
its insulin resistance or it is an increased need due to things like
smoking anemia or stress there’s some good advice in here but we want to
understand that if you really want to get to the root cause it all comes down
– insulin resistance and if your body has an increased need to deliver fuel
that’s why the body raises the blood pressure it’s not an accident it’s not
stupid and this increased need could be real or imaginary so real would be if
you’re actually out exercising that’s a real physiological need if you are just
emotionally stressed then it’s an inappropriate need and then the stress
response is what you want to deal with if you enjoy this information then I bet
you’re gonna love that video thank you so much for watching and I’ll see you
next time

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  • Reply Dr. Sten Ekberg October 10, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Learn more about how to lower blood pressure

  • Reply Varun Purushothaman October 11, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    I don't need my General Medicine books or any professor lecture.
    I've got Dr ekberg playlist videos.

  • Reply Donit October 11, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    My blood pressure is rather too low, than too high… Any advice?

  • Reply Wagner Lopes October 11, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    10% weight loss makes miracle in your body! (Off course if you are over "normal" weight).

  • Reply Sidra Ibal October 11, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Great video Dr and you explain this in such a essy way that anyone can understand easly ,the way you speak slowly realy enjoy the video .thank you soo much .

  • Reply sathish Babu October 11, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    You are a great holistic doctor like our BM Hegde from India !!
    Keep up the good work
    Lots of ♥️

  • Reply Esther Chatz October 11, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you so much Dr.Ekberg so informative.👍I have iron deficiency could that be a reason for high blood pressure?

  • Reply debb ingle October 11, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Once again, you’ve hit it out of the park, thanks for explaining it so well a lay person can understand!

  • Reply J J October 11, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Thank you so much for this video Dr. Ekberg. You are so great. Your understanding of this topic and thorough explanation of it so that anyone can understand is amazing! Doctors should be teachers as well as healers not just drug pushers as conventional non holistic MDs are.

  • Reply sylvainster30 October 11, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Liked and shared before you say “coming right up!” ✌🏼😎👍🏼

  • Reply Mony Sol October 11, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Thank you Dr. Love you!!!

  • Reply Enemchukwu Nonso October 11, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Doctor. I can't thank you enough.
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  • Reply Indus River October 11, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Loved it with thanks.

  • Reply Nelson Kaburia October 11, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Great stuff

  • Reply Maxi Bake October 11, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Thankyou muchly for this important information, I've always wondered about this. Thanks for sharing, & take care of yourself to. ❤🙂🐶

  • Reply bgregg55 October 11, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    I simply switched to a low carb diet, lost 65 lbs…& my BP normalized. Now I'm off all my meds but one.

  • Reply Mmi Dreader October 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Do you have any tips on gut or stomach health and how to rise good bacteria?

  • Reply Hilda Strangwayes October 11, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Thank you for this awesome video.

  • Reply john voss October 11, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Just finished David Sinclair s latest book. In it he provides his regiment of diet,supplements, etc. Can you please share your regiment?

  • Reply Farmer Dude357 October 11, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    I got into keto because of high blood pressure. Keto did wonders for me. 54 and no meds. Feel and look great. However on this journey of keto I ran into trouble . I was not eating junk foods and such that was loaded with salt. I was not getting really any salt on keto. Fresh veggies and Whole Foods was great . But I was not used to using a salt shaker. I became very defiant. I was told not to for years. More bad advice from my doctor. So now I use salt again . This keto and fasting is great! It’s the best news I seen in all my life. Thanks for the truth … it’s very well received.

  • Reply Neil A October 11, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Thank you Dr. Ekberg for all you do to keep us healthy! Very useful information!

  • Reply Warren D October 11, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    LOL "work out with a diaper"

  • Reply Iron Mike October 11, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Hi Dr. Ekberg. Why do i urinate frequently after drinking coffee?

  • Reply Judit K. Juhasz October 11, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Awesome doctor!

  • Reply Sujoy Bhattacharyya October 11, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Sir, I am from India and watching your videos regularly. Not only that, I have changed my diet to reverse insulin resistance. You are doing a great job and changing lives of many people including myself who is living far away in the planet. Kudos!

  • Reply will2dmax October 11, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    I went an entire year with out any caffeine at all,guess what,for that year my BP was never higher,I mean through the roof high,so obviously,caffeine isn't the issue,at least not mine.

  • Reply Suburp212 October 11, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    I missed reduce fructose.

  • Reply Powerman80923 October 11, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    For me, too much caffeine leads to poor sleep, which probably increases stress on the body and brain. I like my coffee super strong, so I limit it to one Late' in the morning and that's it for the day. I make it with three double shots of espresso, which is around 240mg of caffeine. That's 60% of the recommended daily maximum. A second cup definitely messes with my sleep. I normal fall asleep very fast, so it's easy to notice how an extra Late' changes things. I stay away from decaffeinated coffee because of the possibility that they use chemicals in that process.

  • Reply Gheorghe Falcaru October 11, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    So superb explained! it's a joy to follow you! Enkelt och super trevligt!

  • Reply The Sparkster October 11, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    When I was Hypertensive Crisis 180/160, I took 500mg of Resveratrol, which is a concentrated form of the stuff in red wine, and my BP dropped immediately to 160/140. That took me out of crisis and helped keep it lower as I lost weight. I stayed using it while I started Keto and IF. The BP was dropping in concert with my weight and visceral fat percentage. I'm now using Resveratrol 250mg as a maintenance. Also, with high BP, the Insulin Resistance helps to damage the eye, as my ocular pressure was very high. Now it's normal and the floaters are all removed.

    Thank you for mentioning the sodium issue and the misperceptions. We only use Iodized salt when cooking and iodine is a critical element, much like potassium and is extremely important for pregnant women and young children for brain development. My daughters have POTS syndrome and they can get lightheaded and pass out because they don't have enough blood volume. They need to take salty foods and drink water. Fludrocortisone 0.1mg is prescribed for two of the three. Also, BP can be high if you are dehydrated. The key to taking effective blood pressure tests is to create a consistent test environment, where you are not over hydrated or under hydrated. It's best to drink a glass and a half of water 20 minutes before taking a BP test. Cuff BP meters are far more accurate than wrist ones.

  • Reply Deborah Morton October 11, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Love all your lectures SO much. Thanks, an keep 'em comin'!

  • Reply BrokenGlassShimmerLikeStarDust October 11, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    When I'm on vacation my blood pressure is normal. But the other times it runs a bit high. Easy to say try not to stress… I don't even know I'm stressed until I start having stressful dreams every night. Can't control that I have so much to do and I'm an anxious person.

  • Reply Lost Forever October 11, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Dr Ekberg sugar it's the only thing that causes and increases my BP, then stress. Isn't it amazing? I can have all the salt in the world.

  • Reply Lost Forever October 11, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    I don't exercise I do meditation instead 💁🏾

  • Reply judith weymark October 11, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Thanks for this clear and succinct explanation. You bring so much common sense to these issues! It allows ordinary people like me to regain the power over their own health by making informed decisions and restoring balance to their body, rather than handing resposibility to medical professionals.

  • Reply Moti Inbar October 11, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Didn't you mention blood presur that caused by the arterial stenosis And how to avoid it..

  • Reply Lost Forever October 11, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    "Exercise with nappies" did break my waters 🤣😹🤣

  • Reply protoword October 11, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    I notice something very interesting doctor! Whenever I drink coffee in large amounts 5-6 cups per day, my triglycerides goes up from 70-80 to 120-130…I just accidentally discovered it and I want for all your followers to know and to see if it works for them too…Reducing coffee is not good only for normal blood pressure as you pointed out, but it could help you with lowering your triglycerides also…Your previous video just talk about fats in our blood!

  • Reply Lost Forever October 11, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Don't worry about stress, stress it's our best friend it tell us it's time to let go, chill out, reset. Without stress as a mechanism human body parts would just blow up….

  • Reply Lost Forever October 11, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    I do decaf coffee with dark raw cocoa powder i sleep like a baby.

  • Reply Temperate or Tropical October 11, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Nothing to do with alcohol (or at least not wine), caffeine (at least not coffee) or sodium (at least not Unrefined salt). Has a LOT to do with industrially processed oils mislabeled "vegetable" oil. Cook in animal fats for better health.

  • Reply Moti Inbar October 11, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Can you lecture about uric acid ?

  • Reply Halfmoon Bay October 11, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    That was really superb video.
    Thank you

  • Reply tuan nguyen October 11, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Thank you Dr. for break it down . Back five years ago I was Measure with high blood pressure 123/84 . My doctor put me on medication , I was not educated it . after that I watched many YouTube dr I figured it out is was the sugar and insulin . I decided to cute it out completely now am off the drug my blood pressure is 110/69 . Thank for what you do I hope other have a chance to learn it .

  • Reply Ken Marcus October 11, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    I thought I was going to have to down-vote this at first glance; then I realized that you were not actually advocating a low salt diet! So, another thumbs up!

  • Reply Anthony Clarke October 11, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    My brother was just diagnosed with bone and liver cancer, doctors told him because the lack of sodium in his body, he never took much salt and is alcoholic..

  • Reply Tommy Kopperud October 11, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    Very good info! My doc Dont understand a fraction of this. BTW When I do fasting I mix KCl and NaCl 50/50. A teaspoon each in a quart. ( 1 litre). Feels good. Sodium potassium pump in the cells are working on this. Sometimes I throw in MgCl and or a bit of borax. Excellent info you have. Have seen many of your videoes. 👍😊

  • Reply LandE 520 October 11, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Such good information. One time, my doctor said I had high cholesterol and then I pointed out that my HDL was high. I hike a lot. Needless to say, I don’t go to that doctor anymore. Many people just automatically go on medication.So glad that you are YouTube !! 💕

  • Reply CSI October 11, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    Can you do a video on leaky gut and how it affects the blood pressure? Thx.

  • Reply runneryg October 11, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Dr. Sten, you know what you are talking about I drink fizzy water and here that can raise your BP? cut down on my nuts I use to eat a lot that helps bring down my BP and I only have one coffee a day i use to have 3 tablespoons I exercise every day I don't eat all day but I overeat at nights I try and cut down on my carbs but always fell because also have not meditated for a long time but I use to do it every day before my day started as soon as I wake up is the best today my Bp is good 117sys I do run 7 days a week stimulates my mind its good for my ADHD. GREAT INFO AS ALWAYS. THANK YOU.

  • Reply davu cooked October 12, 2019 at 12:07 am

    So now we wait for reaction from the Mayo Clinic. I had to come to these conclusions over time, nibbling a little information here and there.
    I do drink pl;enty of coffee, before my morning run and immediately afterwards, along with a big low carb breakfast.
    Alcohol easy one. I f I drink ONE small beer in the evening, I get leg cramps, first night bad, second night not so bad, If I drink beer two nights in a row, then I am in agony (I get plenty of magnesium and potassium).

  • Reply Tina LoPresti October 12, 2019 at 12:23 am

    Last night my bp measures 134 over 75 . This morning 178 over 85 . What happen during sleep?
    It puzzled me

  • Reply Mette Harter October 12, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Thank you Dr Ekberg, great as always. I will share it with my family.

  • Reply Sachithanandam Karthikselvan October 12, 2019 at 1:20 am

    I like your way of explaining complex concepts. Thanks for your efforts.

  • Reply Dennis Bolanos October 12, 2019 at 1:23 am

    9:34 "You'd have to exercise with diapers."

    Not sure why I laughed so hard at this.

  • Reply Mercy Atakora October 12, 2019 at 3:10 am

    I’m having a lot of headaches. My bp was 139/92 and now 121/77 . I’m still having headaches doesn’t go away.

  • Reply Elena сд October 12, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Hi, can anybody tell me why my cholesterol level went up crazy high after a few month on keto and IF? It was a bit high to start with but now jumped even higher. .pls help , thank you.

  • Reply Naomi Tauvaki October 12, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Thank you Dr. great information. Greetings from Fiji

  • Reply BlackBeard Papa October 12, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Thank you doc. I sooo needed this!

  • Reply Борислав Лилов October 12, 2019 at 8:30 am

    You are talking about systolic blood pressure. What about increased diastolic blood pressure while systolic is normal or even low, for example 120/90 or 110/85?

  • Reply thomas victor moore October 12, 2019 at 8:52 am

    a big thank you dr sten , i've learned more from you and your videos than seeing not only my medical doctors but heart and vascular specialists , shame you don't live in uk you be my doctor of choice , have a fantastic day , tom , portsmouth uk

  • Reply its1me1cal October 12, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Excellent follow up to your previous blood pressure vid. When fasting for long periods I take a pinch of salt in my water helps me feel a lot better. I assume this stops my blood pressure dropping too low and feeling faint?

  • Reply Mike G October 12, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    I think we do consume way too much sodium, but I know it doesn't cause high bp. I ate a super low sodium, ( almost no sodium ) diet for 2 years and my bp never went down. Why is there so much nonsense on health issues ? Thanks for the help

  • Reply Somali-Fit October 12, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    What about water therapy to hypertension
    Does it reverse or slows down of hypertension?
    Is it too much Water risks to increase the hypertension and where the goal was to reduce blood fluid in order to reduce HTN?.

  • Reply Marina Valencia October 12, 2019 at 1:10 pm


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