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missread55 wrote:We have been on the McDougall 12 day diet since Monday, the 18th, in hope my husbands blood pressure would go down. He took it this morning and it was 168/106. He is a non-smoker and no alcohol but his temperament is Type A. He is 5ft 6.5 inches tall and 161lbs. and self-employed which has it's own stress level. He loves the food-Mrs McDougall's potato sandwiches are his favorite. Is there anything else he can do or does he stay on the diet and eventually he will see results regarding his blood pressure?? Thanks so much for your help in this matter.
slugmom wrote:missread55 ~ I am also working through this with my husband's BP. One thing he discovered is that regular caffeine seemed to be keeping his elevated, and it came down some when he quit caffeine.
I read a book that suggested a ratio of potassium to sodium of at least 2:1 but preferably 4 or 5 to 1. We have been trying to purchase products with more potassium and less sodium, although it is hard because I don't believe potassium is always listed on the labels.
anyway, hope that helps a little.
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