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07-20-2017 09:03 PM
BlueMts
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Originally Posted by amduc1 View Post
Thank you Blue, I will order some.
A
make sure you get chewable tablets otherwise it comes in capsules which might be vegan but most likely will be gelatine.

Mine are made by BioCeuticals but they are made here. You would think that the US would also have some chewable ones.
07-20-2017 08:01 PM
amduc1
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Can I suggest that he take coQ-10. Everyone with blood pressure problems should take coQ-10. So should anyone taking statins.

Doesn't mean you don't still go to the doctor or stop prescribed meds but it does help with a lot of heart problems and will help with high blood pressure
Thank you Blue, I will order some.
A
07-20-2017 07:54 PM
amduc1
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Originally Posted by silva View Post
http://planeat.tv/ann-esselstyn

You should see if there are any groups in your area doing whole food plant based or following Esselstyns plan- the No oil vegan plant based diet

Here's a nice summary--
http://www.happyhealthylonglife.com/...15-months.html
Thank you, I will look into it.
07-20-2017 06:55 PM
BlueMts Can I suggest that he take coQ-10. Everyone with blood pressure problems should take coQ-10. So should anyone taking statins.

Doesn't mean you don't still go to the doctor or stop prescribed meds but it does help with a lot of heart problems and will help with high blood pressure
07-20-2017 03:48 PM
silva http://planeat.tv/ann-esselstyn

You should see if there are any groups in your area doing whole food plant based or following Esselstyns plan- the No oil vegan plant based diet

Here's a nice summary--
http://www.happyhealthylonglife.com/...15-months.html
07-20-2017 02:27 PM
amduc1
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Hi amduc,


I think I may have come across badly. I really didn't mean to! I sometimes worry that people won't go to the doctor, even when they're not feeling well.


There are low-sodium Mexican salsas that go great with a bowl of mixed beans, corn, and vegetables. "Newman's Own" is pretty low in sodium: http://www.newmansown.com/foods/medium-salsa/
Oh that is ok! I have been a bit edgy lately and probably took it wrong. Please accept my apology as well. Thank you for the salsa idea. We have a nice garden so I have been mixing up some of my own. But I will check out their website for-sure!

PS... the nurse was able to get him an earlier appt and we will see the doc tomorrow morning.

Thank you again.
A
07-20-2017 02:23 PM
amduc1
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I also recommend using dried beans. You put the beans in a bowl and fill the bowl with water. The beans will get bigger, so use a large bowl and a lot of water. Soak the beans for at least six hours. You can soak them overnight. The longer you soak them, the less gassy they will be, but don't soak for more than 24 hours. Then, dump the water, rinse, and add more water. Bring to a boil, and simmer, partially covered, for an hour. You can then drain the beans and use them the same way you would use canned beans. When you cook beans this way, they're not only healthier, they stay a little firmer and taste better, too.
Thank you, I have some sitting now. I did not know that they will be less gassy! That is awesome!
07-20-2017 02:21 PM
amduc1
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Have you both read Dr Caldwell Esselstyns 'Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease" or (reverse and prevent maybe?)
I knew a man who totally transformed himself with that diet after a couple triple bypass surgeries, mulitiple stents, type 2 diabetes--all genetic and previously treated with the 'DASH diet" and meds
I have not but I will!! Thank you
07-20-2017 12:01 PM
David3
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we have already scheduled with the doctor. I was just looking for ideas for cooking before the appointment which is not for another week



Hi amduc,


I think I may have come across badly. I really didn't mean to! I sometimes worry that people won't go to the doctor, even when they're not feeling well.


There are low-sodium Mexican salsas that go great with a bowl of mixed beans, corn, and vegetables. "Newman's Own" is pretty low in sodium: http://www.newmansown.com/foods/medium-salsa/
07-20-2017 08:52 AM
Emma JC Having some low sodium beans everyday is a great idea and yet not essential when you first start so eat the foods that you love the most, are most filling and satisfying.

Also, try some of the beans that are less intense in their 'beanness' like navy beans, great northern beans, pinto beans, chick peas and lentils. They may be more easily digested and, other than chick peas, they cook from their dry form more easily than say kidney beans.

Maybe try including more sweet potatoes, winter squashes, carrots etc. until everything stablizes for him.

You mentioned you thought he might not be getting enough calories - have you used Cronometer or something similar to make sure that is not part of the problem? www.cronometer.com

Did you make other changes like cutting out coffee?

congrats on your decision to make this journey! Emma JC
07-20-2017 08:40 AM
poivron I also recommend using dried beans. You put the beans in a bowl and fill the bowl with water. The beans will get bigger, so use a large bowl and a lot of water. Soak the beans for at least six hours. You can soak them overnight. The longer you soak them, the less gassy they will be, but don't soak for more than 24 hours. Then, dump the water, rinse, and add more water. Bring to a boil, and simmer, partially covered, for an hour. You can then drain the beans and use them the same way you would use canned beans. When you cook beans this way, they're not only healthier, they stay a little firmer and taste better, too.
07-20-2017 08:08 AM
silva Have you both read Dr Caldwell Esselstyns 'Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease" or (reverse and prevent maybe?)
I knew a man who totally transformed himself with that diet after a couple triple bypass surgeries, mulitiple stents, type 2 diabetes--all genetic and previously treated with the 'DASH diet" and meds
07-20-2017 07:27 AM
amduc1
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Originally Posted by silva View Post
This article explains my concern with the DIFFERENCE betweens the numbers- the pulse pressure-
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-c...e/faq-20058189

I'm sure how much sodium is retained after rinsing. It really is easy to cook from dry though. Soak overnight or day, rinse, add about an inch water over beans, simmer for maybe an hour depending on beans. I use an electric pressure cooker and it's been the best kitchen thing I've ever had-next to my cast iron skillet
Yep the pulse pressure is a huge concern for me. I have recently went through heart failure with my dad and also work at the hospital so I understand the need to reduce salt intake.

I have some bags of beans but have not had a chance to make them. I will give that a try today since I am off of work. Thank you
07-20-2017 07:22 AM
amduc1
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Consult your physician regarding potentially dangerous systems like this.

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we have already scheduled with the doctor. I was just looking for ideas for cooking before the appointment which is not for another week
07-20-2017 07:16 AM
silva This article explains my concern with the DIFFERENCE betweens the numbers- the pulse pressure-
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-c...e/faq-20058189

I'm sure how much sodium is retained after rinsing. It really is easy to cook from dry though. Soak overnight or day, rinse, add about an inch water over beans, simmer for maybe an hour depending on beans. I use an electric pressure cooker and it's been the best kitchen thing I've ever had-next to my cast iron skillet
07-20-2017 07:07 AM
David3
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Hi all,

So today is 2 weeks of our vegan diet, and my husband has been very dizzy over the last few days. I at first thought he was not getting enough food or drinking enough water. However, when I checked his BP it was 148/108. Very high for him. It seems that most of the recipes I have been making include beans which of course I have been using canned. They have a ton of salt in them which is not good for heart issues. Does anyone have recipes that are low salt or salt-free that I could try? Thank you!



Consult your physician regarding potentially dangerous systems like this.


Almost all major supermarkets sell low-salt or no-salt canned beans.






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07-20-2017 07:02 AM
amduc1 so diastolic BP( bottom) is the pressure in your arteries between beats. And yes he is monitored d/t having a high systolic BP. His normal is 140/70. He takes a BP med so with going vegan we have been watching it more to make sure he does not drop too low. Neither of us expected for it to go higher.

I rinse everything before cooking it as I hate the preservatives. Do you think that most of the salt is washed off?
07-20-2017 06:41 AM
silva I forget how blood pressure works but the difference between the top number and bottom is significant.
Always rinse canned beans! I believe this also helps people who have digestive issues with beans.

What is his usual blood pressure? Is his blood pressure monitored? Has there been that big gap in numbers before?
I would call doctor- the numbers aren't horrible by themselves but the difference may be
07-20-2017 06:00 AM
amduc1
husband health and vegan diet

Hi all,

So today is 2 weeks of our vegan diet, and my husband has been very dizzy over the last few days. I at first thought he was not getting enough food or drinking enough water. However, when I checked his BP it was 148/108. Very high for him. It seems that most of the recipes I have been making include beans which of course I have been using canned. They have a ton of salt in them which is not good for heart issues. Does anyone have recipes that are low salt or salt-free that I could try? Thank you!

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