1 systolic – top number – is the contraction phase of the heart pump – controlled by calcium
2 diastolic – lower number – is the relaxation phase of the heart pump – controlled by magnesium
3 Pulse rate beats per minute 72 – controlled by potassium
HAIR ANALYSIS RELATIONSHIPS TO BLOOD PRESSURE
Na\K sodium to potassium ratio = stress ratio The Adreanals
SODIUM IS RELATED TO ALDOSTRONE, ESTROGEN, AND INFLAMATION
POTASSIUM IS REALTED TO CORTISOL, PROGESTERONE, ANTI INFLAMITORY CATABOLISM OR BREAKING DOWN
When you consume carbohydrates, your body converts them to glycogen, which is then stored in the muscles for energy. For every gram of glycogen stored, you gain approximately 2.7 grams of water. This water retention occurs because your kidneys hold on to sodium in response to carbohydrate consumption. Your body reacts to the higher sodium levels by storing more water to keep the sodium-blood concentration at a healthy level.
Going on a low carb, high fat diet will eliminate water weight.
STRESS – WHAT ARE THE RESULTS?
– stress up cortisol and aldostrone up
– cortisol narrows arteries – speeds up heart rate
– epinephrine also called adrenaline – increases heart rate
– aldosterone up heart rate down – like potassium- potassium up heart rate down
The heart is part of the circulatory system which includes the lungs. The heart is used to pump oxygen to the muscles through the arteries, under pressure, and return the oxygen depleted blood to the heart through the veins. The heart is used along with the bladder for ph control of the body.
The basic understanding of the heart and how it works when its affected by stress is, the adrenals put out cortisol and epinephrine. This causes the blood vessels to constrict and the heart to speed up. Raising blood pressure.
It can be also affected by inflammation. One cause of inflammation is eating sugar, which results in insulin spikes. These spikes damage the endothelial cells of the blood vessel lining.
High blood pressure can lead to stroke.
Minerals are measured in absolute and relative amounts. Absolute means, how much of a mineral you have in your body. Relative is the ratio of an amount of one mineral to another. For example the Na/k or the sodium to potassium ratio, represents your adrenal glands.
The what – what are the problems?
Stress is the result of a cortisol dump to a stimuli. Not only does it cause high diastolic pressure as the blood vessels constrict, it is similar to the way calcification of the blood vessels stiffens and results in the same high blood pressure.
Mineral imbalance is the enemy of the heart.
Arterial walls are the pressurized blood vessels, that are lined with muscle tissue. These blood vessels are on the discharge side of the heart, which is a the pump that moves blood through your body.
Weak, arterial walls are a problem.
The why – why are they problems
Inflammation is caused by alcohol sugar, and simple carbs that turn into sugar. Inflammation causes nicks in the blood vessel walls eventually causing a blowout.
Calcium and cholesterol are used by the body as a bandage to repair the holes. This raises blood pressure. Eventually they plug off the blood vessels. They are not the problem they are the solution to a hole in the blood vessel
Your body makes 2000mg of cholesterol a day. It’s important for hormone production, you brain is 80 % cholesterol.
Weak blood vessel walls rupture more easily.
Cells make up everything in the body. They have minerals inside and outside the cells.
The main electrolytes are potassium and sodium. Calcium and magnesium are also important minerals.
WHAT ARE THE SOLUTIONS