Understanding Blood Pressure

Understanding Blood Pressure

Loren Lockman comes here from the Tanglewood Wellness Center in Costa Rica and I’ve been asked this morning to talk a little bit about blood pressure and what what the numbers mean what we’re actually looking at we talk about blood pressure we always look at two numbers knowing systolic and diastolic numbers and what those numbers represent are the pressure and the artery when the heart is beating and the pump is pushing and the pressure in the arteries between these when the heart’s at rest as you can imagine when the heart is not beating there would be less pressure right so normal blood pressure is 120 over 80 and many people think that their blood pressure should be 120 over 80 because that’s normal and a lot of people I think strive deeply it’ll be normal something I would discourage you from doing normal means what an average normal just means average normal is not healthy not necessarily and unfortunately in most cases in the world we live in today normals almost never healthy right the norm where most people are what’s typical is not healthy in a world where 80 percent die of cancer heart disease or stroke you don’t want to be normal so normal blood pressure 120 over a knee you will still have heart attacks struck typically what you what you want is for your systolic pressure the pressure of the higher number to be somewhere between around 19 a hundred and ten in my opinion because below 110 there virtually no heart attacks or strokes I love that there are for every point above 120 it’s been said I’m not saying this is the fact this is what some people say that for every point above 120 you’ve got a 2% increased risk of heart attack or stroke so if your pressure were 150 over whatever 30 points between 120 and 150 there’d be a 60 percent increased risk of heart attack over people in your own segment of population in a world where a lot of people are going to get heart attacks that’s not really acceptable risk okay you don’t want to be 60% greater than average now while you’re fasting I don’t want you to worry about these numbers I mean I promise you I will tell you if I see something that concerns me but your numbers are going to be all over the place based on what your body is doing when your body is working harder your pressure will be higher over time your pressure will come down and in fact is I probably mentioned this group before most of you anyway there’s nothing that’s been shown to be more effective at reducing blood pressure than fasting 21 days or more which is why I said to you your pressure will be below 120 probably below 110 by the time you complete your processing you’re here for two and a half years seven weeks so it’s six weeks but you fast for 30 days or more we’ve so far never seen someone with coming with higher than normal blood pressure not leave with the low normal blood pressure which is nice out here thank you now medicine talks about something called pulse pressure which is the difference between systolic and diastolic redditor okay so that 120 over 80 pulse pressure is 40 I don’t call it pulse pressure because it’s not economical spread is one word to say – it’s one syllable instead of three it’s a lot anything to say and it makes more sense to me because it’s what it is we thought what spread we’re talking about what medicine called pulse pressure and says should be 40 points and never loved it I disagree with that at least while people are fasting my experience is that we’re gonna see it higher than that when pressure is higher I think it should always be Myer again I’ve seen people who are hypertensive unmedicated blood pressure over 225 240 they’re gonna you’re going to see an 80 90 even sometimes a 100 point as well and that’s perfectly fine medicine says and it’s about 50 it suggests there’s significant issues etc etc I mean what’s true is that if your tribe if your systolic pressures to 40 there are significant issues but you still want to see a spread that’s proportional to that pressure not 40 to 50 points okay so we do indeed have a built-in problem if our blood pressure is anywhere above 120 we already have an issue but if it’s above 120 the spread should be in my opinion should be higher than 50 points if your stock pressures above my point where medicine says it should never be it should also be lower than 40 points if your systolic pressure is less than about a hundred or so so as as your systolic pressure drops the spread will also drop once you get to a certain point about a hundred your systolic pressure is going to start dropping below 40 R spread is going to start dropping below 40 if the stock pressure below about 100 that’s perfectly fine there’s nothing wrong with that it’s not a problem that’s fine okay something is something to be aware of when we talk about what’s happening with your system what’s happening with your bloodline would work we’re looking at really we’re talking about water needs aren’t we how much water you need one of the things we’re looking at is what’s going on with these numbers because every single day your body is retiring hundreds of millions of blood cells well why would it do that does it need does it need those blood cells it does but everything wears out so the cells are always being replaced hundreds of millions of cells every single day throughout the body are being placed and let us know different blood cells are being in place but in order to make enough new blood cells to replace them what’s the number one thing with the body requires water blood plasma is 90 to 93 percent water so mostly we need to have enough water available to make blood and because most people are walking severely dehydrated although the body is intelligent enough to realize that blood as well as heart lungs or the kidneys organs or thyroid pancreas these bio organs need to have all the water they need they’re probably going to be impacted they’re probably gonna have enough to function but maybe not everything but they would like to have similarly your body’s going to ensure even if you’re twenty percent dehydrated that you have enough blood but maybe not a hundred percent so your blood volume is literally changing every single day depending on whether or not there’s enough water available to manufacture all the blood that you need to replace the blood cells that is being taken out of service as your blood volume changes your blood pressure changes now theoretically in an ideal situation this wouldn’t happen either without in an ideal situation you don’t be fully hydrated and you now pull blood volume and as if blood volume dropped with one blood volume occasionally dropped and your blood volume my truck because you injure yourself in the weed a lot right your body just design your blood vessels are elastic so you’re they can change diameter as necessary as blood volume drops they would become tighter as blood volume increases they would open up they would dilate what happens though when those blood vessels are coated with plaque what we call atherosclerosis is commonly called hardening of the arteries and as these elastic supposedly theoretically elastic vessels become hard with plaque they’re not able to change diameter the way they’re designed to so what happens well if blood volume drops and the blood vessels can’t get smaller pressure is going to drop theoretically the body would be able to maintain pressure but when the system is is assless chlorotic that when there’s hardened arteries which I mean is this common what do you think well according to one study the average fourteen-year-old in the u.s. about ten years ago as arteries were 40% blocked with plaque 40% occluded at the age of 14 okay so everyone in this room is a little bit older than 14 if not a lot older than 14 and that means probably has more than 40% now it could be a little bit different because most of you here don’t need an average standard diet but I doubt that anybody here is walking out from the plaque in the arteries okay you need to have spent a lot of time allowing your body to cleanse and heal and have been eating a close to optimal diet for a long time something very few people have done in those two situations in those conditions maybe but otherwise there’s going to be some plaque in your arteries and that means the arteries are not going to be able to respond the way that they were designed to or the way that they evolved to if you like and so we see fluctuations and pressure that are directly related to fluctuations in blood volume okay so when I tell you you need to drink more water what I’m usually seeing is blood pressure is low now blood pressure may not be lower today than it was yesterday I may still tell you there’s an issue that’s because the spread right the the pulse pressure medical terms has changed why would that change from one day to the next well there’s there various factors but the number one factor is simply blood volume if you imagine a closed loop plumbing system as the the pressure as the water volume in that system drop the difference between the amount of pressure when the pump was pushing and when it wasn’t pushed would begin to get smaller and smaller overall pressure would be dropping and the difference in pressure would also be dropping that’s what we’re seeing in the body okay it’s not so different in fact the the more a flow stress is someone has the more similar it becomes because those arteries those blood vessels become more like metal pipes that can’t change in diameter so it becomes more and more of an apt analogy the healthier the system is the less like this plumbing system it’s going to function unfortunately for most people that functions a lot like a new plumbing system so bloodline drops we see pressure dropping as a result of that and we see spread dropping so pressure may be the same as it was yesterday or higher than it was yesterday but if the spread has dropped what it means is that the pressure is lower than it would have been if the spreads were larger so if you’re if you’re at 120 over 90 right I mean I believe it ought to be 120 over 70 a 50 point spread if it’s 120 over 90 you’re thinking well 120 is okay that’s normal yeah but it wouldn’t be 120 there should be at least a 50 point spread there at that range and it means you’d be not 120 over 90 but maybe 144 over 90 a fifty-four point spray that’s what would happen with full hydration so that’s spread that low spread even at what looks like an okay blood pressure is telling us that your pressures artificially low because there’s not enough water to make all the blood your body wants and again there may be other factors involved I’m not suggesting this is gonna hold 100% of the time but how many of you have already seen when I said to you need to drink more water and you do spread increases right the pressure increases and your heart rate is able to come down we haven’t talked about this yet just now as that pressure is artificially lowered because of reduced blood volume your heart’s gonna have to be faster okay fairly simple logical you know without looking at all the the more complex factors involved most of which I don’t understand so I can’t talk about them right because I’m a layperson just trying to understand this stuff in the real world watch the lanes as pressure comes the amount of oxygen and nutrients delivered to your brain and other vital organs is going to be reduced unless your heart beats faster to make up for the reduced pressure so that’s the other component we’re looking for usually we’re gonna see a lower pulse now pulse will not always come down and these circumstances why not well you could be dumping something into your bloodstream which is increasing your your pulse so you know if you’ve had a caffeine cocaine nicotine have it pure speed habit for instance these are all the significant stimulants any of these stimulants dropped into your bloodstream going to increase your heart rate but there could be lots of things that go into your bloodstream that have the same impact because your body will purposely increase heart rate to get rid of something toxic in the bloodstream to filter it out of your system so things we don’t normally think of the stimulants can have the exact same impact some of you have probably heard or been told or read somewhere if you’re cold in the winter you can use ginger or hot peppers to feel warm they will have that impact for a little while what’s going on there why do these things make you warm your body increases heart rate because they’re toxic to the system so the body wants to get rid of the stuff as quickly as possible it increases your heart rate to filter them out of the system what do you think happens once your body is successfully filtered them out of the system heart rate goes back down slows back down and you feel colder and I mean do you really want to artificially increase your heart rate so you can cleanse your body so you can feel warmer why don’t you put on a sweater okay get a blanket move to the tropics okay you know ultimately we don’t want to treat symptoms we’re going to look at the cause of the problem so there many potential reasons why you’re feeling cold but it’s probably not for lack of ginger or a capsaicin in your system okay then agree to that mix hot peppers hot it’s probably not while you’re feeling cold because you’re not considered that stuff so consuming those things isn’t not addressing the cause of the problem there’s something deeper going on here but but there’s that relationship between pulse and pressure and so we will frequently see an increased pulse where we’re seeing these issues with lower pressure and spread not always because you might have just walked back from the bathroom you might be thinking about something which you know emotional for you which is having your heart rate increase there’s lots of reasons why this could be going on all right but it’s one more factor we can look at we also have to look at temperature because as I pointed out to you most of you seven times or so now each day when temperature goes up pulse tends to go up when temperature goes down pulse tends to go down there other factors but we’re going to typically see this relationship and so we need to understand where your body temperature is so we can try to correct for that when we’re looking at what’s going with your pulse okay so questions about blood pressure and what we’re looking at I would understand this yeah please speak up if you don’t just make sense to everybody okay so this is at least this is a little a person’s understanding but again you know we see these things holding true when I’ve actually looked at like a group of people over the course of the session it’s over 90 percent correlation every once while I’ll say to you for instance this you know this is a bit of an anomaly your pulse should be higher or lower well there are these factors that are other factors that can affect it but it holds true most the time anybody have any questions about that okay well thanks I hope that’s been helpful see you next time you

16 Replies to “Understanding Blood Pressure”

  1. I learned from Dr. Robert Morse that the systolic pressure relates to the adrenal glands, and anything below 120 is showing mild to severe adrenal fatigue depending on how low the number gets.  Hyper adrenals if it goes much above 120.  And the diastolic pressure relates to the kidneys and should be between 60-70. 

    Does that make sense to you?  Do you think he could be right? 

  2. I eat raw fruit and vegetables only and I have a blood pressure of 86/59, pulse 43 (these are this morning data). I don't know if it's normal but sometimes I feel tired and I can't concentrate, especially during summer. Could I fast with a pressure like this?

  3. you mentioned the top number should ideally be 90-110. I didn't hear you mention what the bottom number should be. Here are my readings…what do you think?
    Left arm = 98/59 Heart rate 79
    Right arm = 102/61 Heart rate 80
    Thanks for your help!

  4. For a layman yourself, you made by understanding much clearer. My eyes opened when you spoke about being cold n taking certain food that the body sees as toxins….that was like an epiphany for me. Thank you. Clearness now where once there had been fog.

  5. Hi Loren, I've really been liking your videos since I've been becoming more interested in health recently. My dad has low blood pressure and high cholesterol. I doubt he'd be willing to fast, but he is willing to change his diet. He tends to eat a lot of bread, oil, animal products, some fast food, and drinks a few cans of beer every night. Salt consumption is obviously higher than optimal due to his diet. I suspect he is dehydrated and possibly also has atherosclerosis and adrenal fatigue. He has already agreed to eat more fruit and I will also try to get him to eat more tender leafy greens and cut down on the alcohol. Is there anything else you can suggest to raise hydration without fasting first? Thanks.

  6. +LorenLockman could you please share your thoughts on blood giving. Is it healthy or we should avoid it and in which cases. There is a blood giving campaign in my town and I am confused, because me relatives say I shouldn't do it(it is not good for the body), but I really want to help somebody who might need. Can you share your opinion on that

  7. Hey Loren why can't you use a chalk board to show us what you mean, videos are so boring unless they have some content other than just yourself in them, not complaining just sayin'

  8. Followed most of the suggestions in this blood pressure solution “yumkum shocking guide” (G00GLE it) for 4 weeks and a half. I`m obese, diabetic with Stage II Diabetes, and also have hypertension. It was necessary to pass the exam for D.O.T. Physical. I lost Thirteen lbs, my BP went from average of 155 to 136. My daily blood sugars went from 160`s to 125 – 130.

  9. Still another LL video with noise. I love the information – wisdom actually – but this one sounds like someone is tap-dancing.

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