Ep. 31: Mineral Balance and Energy are the Keys to Regulating Blood Pressure (Blood Pressure Part 1)

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Why low-sodium diets and drinking lots of water aren’t the solution for hypertension
  • How blood pressure medications work and why they don’t solve the underlying causes of high blood pressure
  • How much salt someone should be consuming if they have high blood pressure (it’s probably more than you think)
  • The relationships between the various electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium)
  • How salt opposes stress
  • Why the heart may not function as a pump and how energy can drive circulation and oxygenation

3:06 – the conventional view and treatment of hypertension

15:16 – high blood pressure as an adaptive response that comes at a cost

29:05 – sodium, electrolyte, and water recommendations for people with hypertension or who are at risk for heart disease

39:45 – how adapting to stress leads to degenerative health conditions like heart disease

47:11 – the idea that the heart is not a pump and the influence of energy in circulation

1:05:17 – the importance of carbon dioxide (CO2) for circulation and oxygenation

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