First lets have a look at a blood pressure table, to see what’s normal blood pressure should be, according to your age & gender.
Now that we’ve seen what constitutes a normal blood pressure, lets dive right into the main causes why you may have, ‘abnormal blood pressure’ since Low BP can be as detrimental to your health as High BP.
- Vitamin D deficiency.
- Excessive consumption of Wheat and sugar, a diet high in refined carbs and sugar will raise your inulin spikes, inevitably leading to the metabolic syndrome including high BP.
- Table salt
Table salt is stripped from all minerals, increasing your sodium levels, and tipping the sodium/potassium ratio, causing high blood pressure
- Lack of Celtic/sea salt.
Natural sea salt comes with a host of minerals, these minerals help to deliver the adequate amounts & the right ratio of the sodium-potassium your cells need, without these minerals, you will have vasoconstriction, hence high blood pressure.
5. Dehydration. Every cell in your body requires adequate amounts of water, aim for 2 litres a day, specially in hot weather. without it, your blood will thicken causing high BP.
6. Inactivity. You need to move to strengthen your heart, swimming, fast pace walking, I use a mini trampoline to rebound & gradually jump higher and higher.
7. Low levels of HDL cholesterol, without the good High dense Lipoprotein, not only your body won’t absorb Vitamin D, but you’ll also have liver issues, contributing to elevated BP.
I promised you some natural blood thinners, that will help you lower your blood pressure, when consumed regularly, but please do not combine them with blood thinner medications, and always consult your MD before you come off any medications.
- Whole salt. gradually introduce some natural sea salt to your diet.
- Cayenne pepper.
- Omega 3, other than a good quality supplement, you can get your Omega 3 from wild seafood, walnuts, flaxseeds & chiaseeds.