High sodium diet, no exercise, stress taking its toll.

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Re: High sodium diet, no exercise, stress taking its toll.

Postby Individual » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:37 pm

Annapurna wrote:Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Yes, I am.

I've improved my diet the past few days, cut down on my anxiety level, and the pain is much less, almost completely gone.

I appreciate all the thoughtful advice here.
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Re: High sodium diet, no exercise, stress taking its toll.

Postby alan » Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:33 am

Start exercising, then. I'll show you how to do it.
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Re: High sodium diet, no exercise, stress taking its toll.

Postby Annapurna » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:51 am

After a few days without pains.
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Re: High sodium diet, no exercise, stress taking its toll.

Postby m0rl0ck » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:23 pm

You might be interested in this http://www.hulu.com/chow-down its about diet and health generally, and gives details on how Cleveland Clinic doctors cured heart disease using only diet.
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Re: High sodium diet, no exercise, stress taking its toll.

Postby Shonin » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:55 pm

I'll just say that I really appreciate having the National Health Service.
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Re: High sodium diet, no exercise, stress taking its toll.

Postby alan » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:34 am

I can show you how to exercise. Just ask. I'm pretty good at it.
I also know about healthy eating. Use me! I'm here to help.
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Re: High sodium diet, no exercise, stress taking its toll.

Postby Individual » Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:58 pm

Annapurna wrote:After a few days without pains.

Not just no pain. I've felt pleasure in my chest too. :)

Reclining too much -- having a really horrible posture too much, always laying down -- seemed to have been a major cause.

Doing karate kicks in the morning gets the chi flowing.
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Re: High sodium diet, no exercise, stress taking its toll.

Postby alan » Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:56 am

No, it doesn't.
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Re: High sodium diet, no exercise, stress taking its toll.

Postby Individual » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:38 pm

alan wrote:No, it doesn't.

Yes it does :tantrum:
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Re: High sodium diet, no exercise, stress taking its toll.

Postby Luke » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:57 pm

Hi Individual,

You could also try meditating to relax and lower your blood pressure even more.

Simply sit with good posture and focus on relaxing each time you breath out. Breathe naturally through your nose only. Do absolutely nothing when you breath in. Enjoy the simplicity of doing almost nothing. Don't be afraid to enjoy it. It should feel like coming home.

Then think of something which makes you feel a lot of love and compassion and focus on that for a while. There is a definite correlation between emotions and health. The emotion called love is very good for your body.

Also eating tomatoes is fantastic for your body. They do so many good things to the body that scientists can barely document them all yet.
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I hope you get well soon.

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