HEALING Polycystic kidney disease one bite at a time.

08 – Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally

Keeping your blood pressure low is essential. this one the docs got right. As you may know, a high percentage of the world population nowadays has high blood pressure, with all sorts of reasons related to lifestyle, not PKD. That said, what are the reasons for most of us, if it is not PKD?

There are lots of reasons, mostly metabolic syndrome caused by a bad diet- so rest assured, fixing your diet and going bulletproof is a huge step in the right direction. When you have your diet in check, you should get your minerals in check next. whats that? potassium, calcium, magnesium are the most important for blood pressure.

The RDA for magnesium is 400mg daily. And that is for healthy people to stay healthy, not for sick people to get better. On top of that, most of us are getting nowhere near that. The result? One of the results can be high blood pressure. Mineral testing in the blood is not reliable, because your body will pull everything out of your bones when it needs more. Needless to say, thats bad news for your bones. So what’s the best supplement regimen? It depends on you. Experiment with the dosage.

Start with 400mg of magnesium malate in the morning and evening.

also make sure you are getting adequate potassium to match. Three times that (2400mg in this example) potassium total from food and supplements (possible potassium-aspartate or potassium citrate) would be sensible. Check how much you are getting from foods in cronometer. Since potassium is added in industrial fertilizer, this is the one mineral we still get plenty of from food.

These values are for capsules. if you opt for the cheaper bulk powders, you have to take into account the percentage of mineral in the powder. Look at the box. For example 5 grams of potassium aspartate contain 860mg of potassium. Take potassium divided over the day so you dont overburden your stomach or kidneys. Powders dissolved in liquid are best. If you take capsules, take in the middle of meals.

So you got your minerals in check. Your blood pressure might already drop several points so keep an eye on the meds, if taking. Next one is Omega 3 fatty acids. You can get a blood test to see what is your omega 6 to omega 3 ratio from full blood, or if you cannot get it, from serum. Ideal would be 4:1 (with 4 parts O6) up to 1:1 But in general, if you don’t eat fatty, wild caught fish 3-4 times a week, you should supplement fish oil. Life extension is a pretty trustworthy brand, but do your own research. One website that lists independent lab tests of different brands is

Dosage varies for everyone of us. Look at the EPA and DHA content of your softgels. 900mg of EPA+DHA/day is recommended for coronary heart disease. I would go much higher even. I personally take 2000-3000mg of combined EPA+DHA per day. Check your bottle.

See how you feel. Experiment. Your blood pressure might come down even lower. and lastly… Remember POST#06 and Niacinamide? Well, it turns out that Niacinamide is not only good for inhibiting SIRT1, but it also may lower your blood pressure. Consider taking it if you are in a later stage of PKD.

If you dont want to take Niacinamide, use regular niacin. For the dosing, Niacin is extremely safe and while at the start you might flush like crazy, this is healthy and good for you. is a great start.

Did your doc tell you to limit salt because they thought it might raise your blood pressure? Well if it does, you might enjoy this short clip from Chris Masterjohn, explaining why some people are salt-sensitive. (Hint: Potassium deficiency!)

Well, if you do these things well, you might just have optimal blood pressure with no drugs. Let me know how it works out for you! Heal well!

UPDATE: There is a new kid on the block that you should try if these methods haven’t brought your blood pressure down enough. There might be a pathogen component to this, and you can kill that off with colloidal silver. We aren’t quite sure why it works, but some have seen incredible results with it. Read more