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Old 11-15-2018, 01:52 AM   #41
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I smoked for 21 years, I quit 17 years ago. Went in the hospital to have my arm operated on, was in there 3 days and wasn't allowed to smoke. Got out and stayed stopped. Haven't looked back. So you can say I accidentally quit, however I quit never the less.


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Old 11-15-2018, 02:03 AM   #42
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½teasp of baking soda:
That’s a lot of sodium
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good news I'm in the 150's now after about 5 days of Benicar and a low sodium low fat diet. I have lost some weight but I still have more to go....it's amazing how much better you can move by shedding a mere 10 pounds.

This medicine agrees with me unlike that cheap snake venom but it's expensive hope I don't have to stay on it....about $225 @ month
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I guess cigars don't count?


Actually I may have one every couple months. So for all intent and purposes no they don't.


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That’s a lot of sodium
Really
https://www.wellandgood.com/good-foo...-soda/slide/5/
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https://www.nutritionvalue.org/Leave...nal_value.html

1/2 tsp = 629 mg
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Salt is an essential mineral in our diet. I loose a lot of it here.
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Salt is an essential mineral in our diet. I loose a lot of it here.
You’re right. . If you’re not consuming tons of it in other foods the BS won’t hurt. But if someone already have a sodium intake problem, I’m guessing the dr would recommend against supplementing their diet with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda).
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You’re right. . If you’re not consuming tons of it in other foods the BS won’t hurt. But if someone already have a sodium intake problem, I’m guessing the dr would recommend against supplementing their diet with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda).
I never use salt out of a salt shaker at the table.. The salt I get is in possessed foods.
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134/80 last night....I was shocked....coming down. That was after 25 mg of "the other pill" though and a little dancing.

I hope it stays down. I don't want to have to take pills for the rest of my life plus it's difficult to get a willie with high BP
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Here's my theory. Sodium causes the body to retain fluid. If you're older with an enlarged prostate you don't eliminate all this fluid as efficiently and it stays in your bladder and kidneys promoting infection. Then there is the weight factor. I read for every 10 pounds of excess body weight you add significantly more blood vessels. I don't know whether that's true or not. If it is it's a good reason your has to work harder.

Now that I have lost some weight and gone low sodium I can literally taste the salt more readily in everything. My question is what's a regular intake and what's really a low intake and how do I adjust for seasons? I don't want to pass out in the summer because I've lost all my sodium....but I'm feeling great compared to last week
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Here's my theory. Sodium causes the body to retain fluid. If you're older with an enlarged prostate you don't eliminate all this fluid as efficiently and it stays in your bladder and kidneys promoting infection. Then there is the weight factor. I read for every 10 pounds of excess body weight you add significantly more blood vessels. I don't know whether that's true or not. If it is it's a good reason your has to work harder.

Now that I have lost some weight and gone low sodium I can literally taste the salt more readily in everything. My question is what's a regular intake and what's really a low intake and how do I adjust for seasons? I don't want to pass out in the summer because I've lost all my sodium....but I'm feeling great compared to last week
I was told shoot for 1800mg a day which seems impossible, but I read all labels now and try to do the best I can. I was shocked to see how much sodium is in many items. Some sandwiches have 2000mg all by themselves.
Get used to Snapple or water instead of soda especially diet soda, Gatorade is out as are most sports drinks.
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I was told shoot for 1800mg a day which seems impossible, but I read all labels now and try to do the best I can. I was shocked to see how much sodium is in many items. Some sandwiches have 2000mg all by themselves.

Get used to Snapple or water instead of soda especially diet soda, Gatorade is out as are most sports drinks.


Drinking a lot of water causes you to lose a lot sodium.


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I was told shoot for 1800mg a day which seems impossible, but I read all labels now and try to do the best I can. I was shocked to see how much sodium is in many items. Some sandwiches have 2000mg all by themselves.
Get used to Snapple or water instead of soda especially diet soda, Gatorade is out as are most sports drinks.
no. it's possible and you'll lose weight like crazy fast
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Every pound of fat has 7 miles of blood vessels is what I've heard. There's so much salt in so much processed food that if one is eating any processed food the chances are good you're getting enough or too much salt.

Read the labels on all the food you get or do a browser search and you'll get an idea of how much salt you're taking in. If you think you're salt deficient, feeling week and lethargic try eating something with salt like potato chips or just take it I guess and see how you feel in a little bit. I got really salt deprived out in the desert one time along with some friends and we didn't realize why we all felt so gassed out, someone broke out a bag of salty potato chips and in just a little bit of time all of us perked right up.

My belt was caked white with salt that day, the temperature was well over 100 degrees, it was windy and we'd been dousing ourselves with water, such a rush with the instant evaporative cooling but it was also sucking the salt out of us.

Cold water helps when trying to lose weight also. You'll burn more calories if you're drinking ice cold water than warmer water, not to mention it tastes so good. Use good water..............
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I was told shoot for 1800mg a day which seems impossible, but I read all labels now and try to do the best I can. I was shocked to see how much sodium is in many items. Some sandwiches have 2000mg all by themselves.
Get used to Snapple or water instead of soda especially diet soda, Gatorade is out as are most sports drinks.
i have 2 rtic insulated jugs.

one is a gallon jug the other a 1/2 gallon.

in the hot months i try to drink at least a gallon a day.

off months a 1/2 gallon.

fill with ice water in the morning with either the juice from a fresh lime, lemon or one of those little oranges....

tastes great & cuts the dry in your throat...
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A bit on lemons here
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In the summer I had no problem drinking enough water, now I have to remember to do it.

When reading labels check the serving size also, gatorade 32 oz size bottle is 2.5 servings at 160mg per serving. 480 for the bottle which is a ton of sodium

Potassium also helps with lowering BP

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