I want to share the approach (and protocol) I have followed along with my observations and tracking results:
02/22: Discontinued all nutrients,including Vitamin D, Multivitamins, COQ10, Tocopherols, etc. Did not take Armour Thyroid Extract; Eliminated Sugar, Bread; Consumed Vegetables and Protein
Red Earth Pressure Drops (Hawthorne, Butcher's Broom, Chaparral, Chickweed, Thyme, Garlic, Gingko, Hops, Parsley Seed, Cayenne Pepper, Distilled Water, Alcohol); Water Balance Factors, DilaVasic BP (Vitamin K2 as menaquionone/ MK-7; Grape Seed Extract; Wild Blueberry Fruit Extract); Olive Leaf (Full Spectrum: Planetary Herbals); Magnesium Citrate (1 cap - 150 mg twice / day); Calm Mag (1 pack at bedtime); Ashwaganda 35 gtts (drops) three times / day;
BP on rising: 148/88; Midday: 142/87; Evening: 143/100; AM Temp: 97.6
02/23: Resumed Armour Thyroid Extract
BP on rising: 139/83; pulse - 83
Midday BP & Pulse: 137/91
Evening BP: 149/87
AM temp; 97.7
Continued the items from 02/22; Did not add anything; Continued the dietary restrictions.
02/24: Same regime; increased water consumption to about 12 glasses of spring water per day
BP on rising: 127/81; P - 85
Midday BP: 116/74
02/25: Added blueberries (1 cup) to my AM meal; Added Life Extension Multi-Nutrient mix, COQ10, Mixed Tocopherols, Nystatin for Mild Candida;
BP & Pulse on rising: 122/81; p - 95
Midday BP: 114/94 (went up to 151/112 and I felt very warm prior to taking my BP); Re-took it after deep breathing and it came down to 114/94.
BP about 15 minutes after dinner: 131/90
BP @ 9:15PM - 119/75; P - 75
02/26: Added Curcumin, Continued with additions from previous days
BP & Pulse on rising: 110/78; p - 76
After Lunch: 141/81; p - 90; deep breathing returned my BP to: 112/81; p - 81
After Dinner: BP: 111/74; P - 93
02/27: Dilavasic BP not taken in about 3 days; ran out of the product
On Rising: 131/78; P- 65; I noticed that my skin was cold on rising; I was chilled. I rubbed my arms and put on a sweater before re-taking my BP.
Had Cream of Buckwheat for Breakfast; Took BP after ingesting Carbs: 114/78
Mid-day: 133/81; p - 95
Evening BP: 145/83; was cold again; after getting warm, retooked my BP: 121/79; p - 73
Will summarize the remaining days:
2/28: Highest BP noted after eating an apple in the evening; My body felt warm and my BP was taken and the results: 148/81
2/29: Highest BP 138/79;
3/01: BP Range: 118/75 - 123/ 79; p: 76 - 85 (Note: Had a soy-based, low-glycemic bar)
3/02: BP Range: 117/72 - 124/79; p: 76 - 84; Ate 1 Larabar and 1/2 metagenic, soy-based, low-glycemic bar)
3/03: BP Range: 112/69, 123/74, 141/79 (Note: Increased warmth, headache and BP elevation noted after eating field peas and a salad containing vinegar); pulse range: 72 - 89; Was able to get BP down to 115/73 after vitamin consumption and allowing the body to process the insulin surge.
3/04: Headache on rising; felt it was residual from the previous evening; BP - 134/77; P - 91
Midday BP: 125/79;
Evening BP: 116/73; P - 79
I am still gathering data; My blood pressure seems to be responding to the nutrients, but I still have these spikes that I continue to investigate and track.
I would appreciate any feedback that you might provide. Thanks in advance for the assistance from this forum.