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05-12-2008, 05:55 AM
Hi, I am on my fifth day of a juice fast. I took my blood pressure cause I was feeling kind of light headed and weak. It was 90 and 50 and my pulse was 49. Is this OK on a juice fast or is something wrong. My blood pressure has always been low and it has been that low before even when I wasn't fasting but my pulse was never that low. Thank you in advance for any replies.
05-12-2008, 06:42 AM
I have LBP all the time if I don't watch it, even when not fasting. The only thing that has helped me is SALT. I'm not talking a ton, but if you are juicing veggies, you might consider just adding a little salt to your juice occasionally. This helps me tremendously and with some sea salt in my diet, I rarely ever get lightheaded from my LBP anymore.
05-12-2008, 07:06 AM
Thank you for your reply. Yes, I too had to add salt because my blood pressure dropped to 90 over 40. Why didn't I remember that? Do you know if a pulse of 49 is OK while juicing?
05-13-2008, 03:06 PM
My normal resting heart rate is between 44 and 48. It has more to do with how healthy you are, especially how active. The blood of active people tends to carry more oxygen and therefore be more efficient. If you don't feel dizzy or like passing out, you're probably just fine.
Besides, your body is going into a mini-dormancy during the fast, right? Rest up a bit!
05-13-2008, 05:32 PM
when I fast, my blood pressure drops for several days then comes back up.
05-13-2008, 10:45 PM
Thank you for your replies. I feel better now!!
05-13-2008, 10:53 PM
okay i have to step in here and say NO TO SALT!!!
instead start juicing one entire head of celery per day! this is considered "organic sodium" because our bodies use it much more productively than normal salt.
so... add in your celery which, on any juice feast... you should be doing a head of celery and an entire cucumber every day (or half and half at the least)...
other than that... rest and take it easy... you are fasting after all. let your body use it's energy to heal!
(i'm juice feasting right now too...)
05-13-2008, 10:55 PM
thought i'd post my 'jungle juice' which i'm drinking daily:
one head of celery
a handful of fresh parsley
1 bunch of kale
a slice of fennel (not nec. but something i love to add to green juice)
lemon juice (so you absorb the iron from the greens)
that makes about 50 oz of juice! does it taste good? not especially... but it's not gross or anything LOL
05-14-2008, 12:10 PM
How about on a MC?
Is the SWF enough salt? Or won't that happen on the MC?
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