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2/24/16 12:31 A

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Thanks Hannah.
I have to say it is overwhelming. We just started yesterday. I have been searching on the web trying to find some info and my main ? is how much sodium each day? I have been tracking for two days and right now he is staying around 2000 a day. Is that too much? He has usually had two to three times that each day so I am hoping this helps.

Next ? is how long it took to make a difference?

We have more on our plate right now than usual, so this is not going to be easy.

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Welcome Carla! How are you finding the DASH diet? Let us know how we can support you and your DH. It's a solid program!

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2/21/16 3:48 P

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Glad you have joined us.
The DASH Plan is very positive.
I hope you and DH will find it works for you.



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2/21/16 12:48 A

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My name is Carla and the doctor put my husband on the DASH diet Thursday and I need it too.
I am trying to learn what I can because DH does not like change, but he is willing to try.

We have a lot going on right now so this is not going to be easy. Worse time ever to start something but here we go!

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Hi! My name is Michelle. I am married with no children, unless you count my two dogs. emoticon emoticon I love to read (I am a bookaholic!!) I also love dance (country western - I even teach a little) and ride motorcycles (I have two of my own.)

I have been a Spark member for years, but have not been tracking like I should. I need to get back to exercising on a consistent basis as well. I went to the doctor last week and had some tests which showed my blood pressure as a little high as well as my A1C. I don't want to be on medication so am going to try and lower both with food and exercise. My doctor told me about the DASH diet and encouraged me to try it. My mother is diabetic and has high blood pressure. She started giving herself insulin shots a couple years ago, and when I mentioned she could reverse that, she said she knew but would have to exercise and eat right, so she'd just give herself the shots. emoticon I don't want to end up like that and do ok eating, but need to do it better. So I'm hoping this group will have great ideas to help me. I've ordered a couple books on the DASH diet and am reading through them. I also am gluten intolerant, so am trying to work that in.

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I have heard of the dash diet before. i like that it did not use gimmicks, or extreme chnanges. it does not seem strict, but it was more of a lifesytle that can be used for weight loss and also to be healthy long term..


After talking to my new doctor, he suggested the DASH diet becasue my blood pressure was a lot higher then my last physical.

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I read the book awhile back but need to refresh myself with it.

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It is great that you enjoy the veggies. The Dash Plan works for many people.
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I understand the pain- my back hurts a lot also.
Have you read any of the articles about the DASH Diet?
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I'm Vicki, 59 years old, and over 100 lbs. too heavy.
I don't expect to ever get my weight back down to under
198 lbs., but for now I'm working to get down to 225 lbs.
I've struggled with trying to find a plan I can live with
long term and I feel low fat is my best course of action.
I'm not a huge meat eater and I do love veggies & fruits,
so it makes sense to me, to work with the foods I enjoy
the most. Time will tell if I'm on the right course.
I'm not very active due to back issues so I'm not
able to get in a lot of exercise other than walking, and
some days it's hard to do even that. But I keep trying.

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12/22/15 10:53 P

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Welcome!
So glad you have joined us! What are you cooking different this week?



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Hi, I'm Amy. My husband has high blood pressure, and his doctor has suggested he go on the DASH diet. I'm starting to learn more about it and figure out how I can help by preparing the right kinds of meals and keeping the right foods on hand. I'm glad to find a place where I can learn from others.

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Glad you have joined us.
There are articles about the DASH Plan under the articles & videos. I found good info about the DASH diet on WebMD website also.
Let me know if you need more info to find the info.
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Hello Team, my name is Ann and I was at a new doctors on Thursday, blood pressure was up and I am already on meds. He gave me a print out with the name of "Dash Diet" to follow. I had been with my old doctor for almost 27 years and for the last 10+ no change of medications. This new doc, wants me back in three weeks to do a recheck and check my blood work.

Been doing the " surf the net thing" and thought of Spark. I have been a member for some time now but not active for about the last year. So I am back and have my head in the game once again!

I am open to any advice and web sites to check out. At this time I can't get the books, library trip will happen next week to see if they have any of the Dash books.

Look forward to being in this team. Have a good weekend everyone!!


Watching salt intake also trying not to buy foods that have high fructose corn syrup, sugar, rice syrup, corn syrup, fructose, sucrose etc. in the first three ingredients.

No foods that have more than 3 ingredients that I can not pronounce.

If an item has more than 10 ingredients I put it on the Do Not Buy List as it is too processed.




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I am recovering from a broken hip. I passed out at a meeting, fell to the floor, broke my hip and hurt my knee. I had been hit by a car when walking to the school bus when I was 16 years old- broke hips and knee. I have arthritis in many joints and my back. I am doing very well; however, recovery takes time and a lot of focus. Now that the weather is warmer, I am in less pain.

I just keep moving forward- sometimes it is slow but I still move forward.



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I'd love to hear more about you!

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2/14/15 7:42 P

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Annie Simon how is it going on the Dash diet? I bought the basic The Dash Diet for Hypertension although I am hearing big praises for the weight loss version. It seems to be more for weight loss than lowering hypertension however. Maybe not...I am going to look into it since weight loss always helps your blood pressure. I am having trouble keeping up with all the food they recommend but it is mostly because I do not live a "normal" schedule. I have managed to eat a lot more vegetables/fruit but their website said to ease into that...thankfully! Are you doing well on the Dash diet so far?

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Hello Everyone! I am wanting to try the Dash diet since the doctor has put me on several medications to no avail. I am not having any trouble adding fruit and vegetables slowly to my diet but watching salt is not so easy! I am just hoping to find some support here so help keep me on track! Wish me luck!

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Hi. I'm Anne. I'm planning to start the DASH diet tomorrow-- after I go to the grocery store-- and would like to interact with other people following the diet.

My reason for starting is that I have high blood pressure, and also that the DASH diet seems to have a lot of daily menu examples on the Internet compared to similar diets. Can anyone tell me if there's a book that's as good as the information you can get on the internet?


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The dash diet just got recommend to me from my doctor today as I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. So I have joined this team

Unless You Puke, Faint or Die, Keep Going!"
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Hi:

Just came back from my cardiologist and he recommended this diet.

I'll willing to try it.

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I HOPE EVERYONE IS DOING WELL!
KEEP PUSHING FORWARD FRIENDS!
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Welcome Yvonne Sounds like you have an excellent medical team Good especially on diet and fitness consults...Yeah!!! Keep us posted on how you are doing and I hope we can become more active in helping and encouraging each other

I think this diet has a lot of positives ...is so much easier to follow than many other attempts...They do let you sneak in some artificial sweeteners etc that are a real encouragement especially at first but the purists will gradually be able to give them up too. Right now, the weight and sodium issues are biggest for me so I m willing to use a little pretend sweet.

I am strong woman of faith and will be praying for your health and positive experience here.

Linda F in WA state
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46 AND WORKING ON IMPROVING YOUR HEALTH!
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Hi! My name is Yvonne and I was just put on medication for hypertension. I'm 46 years old, full time employee, wife, mom & lead a stress-filled life at home and at work like most people. I'm awaiting a call-back for an appointment with a dietician & fitness trainer. Meantime, I've been researching the DASH diet. I also found out from my lab results that I am pre-diabetic (just barely over the acceptable limits) and I will be having a sleep study done soon for apnea. 46 & falling apart I told my husband, LOL!!!

I'm looking forward to being a part of this team and participating/learning here!

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Well, I don't have hypertension, but I have a bunch of diet-sensitive "issues" including high cholesterol. My significant other has diabetes, and this diet appears to address all of this stuff. PLUS, and this is the big draw at the moment, it's DOABLE!!! I keep trying these very restrictive diets and I just don't stick to them. So we'll give "healthy real life" a shot.
Glad this team is here ~
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BEACHOWL, welcome

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Hi! I get my Dash Diet cookbook tomorrow and can't wait.Ready to lose some pounds lower my blood pressure and my cholesterol

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JENNA54, Here is a free government website with info on the Dash Diet my drs ofc told me I should think about starting. I started this Monday.

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/hea
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All my best to you always.

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Thanks so much for the Welcome, I am glad to find this Team!
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Hi, I am Janette. I am turning 54 yrs old. I joined SP last May at 170 lbs. I started to eat more whole foods, less processed and fast foods, and exercising a lot more. I have lost about 25 lbs now, I have just had my blood pressure medicine cut for the second time, so I am only on 1/4th a pill/5 mg since Monday. I also just started the Dash diet Monday per a suggestion from my drs ofc. I live in Escondido, CA.

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Hi,
I have been on SP for the last 3 years but haven't really taken it seriously enough. A visit to my GP last year didn't help, because all my test results were great, despite being obese. I thought I could "get away with" my lifestyle.... I made a personal commitment to losing weight and over the last wee while I have lost 10 kg, but need to lose another 25 kgs. I went for an annual check up the other day and to my horror my BP was 153/88. It has never been a problem before. Nothing like a wake up call - I am 55 years old, and I am really motivated now to deal with this. I see you all mentioning the DASH diet but have never heard of it. Any advice you can offer will be devoured -- I want to avoid medication, lose this excess weight and be the healthy person I know is inside me!!!

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Hi,
I am Donna from St. Louis, MO.

I just found out I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Dr. Said I can get my blood pressure down with just diet. My cholesterol is really high not sure yet what he will want me to do. Until I go back I will work on my diet more.

I downloaded a Dash Diet book for my Nook today.

Any help I can get would be great.

Donna



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Hello, I joined today mostly because I have tried to eat more healthily and have failed on my own. I have several health issues but am normal weight. I exercise regularly but only because I have a very active dog who takes me for long walks/jogs. emoticon

However, I don't eat enough fruit/vegetables and love sweets and cheese and crackers and on and on. Just want to do this finally and be as healthy as I can! Hopefully with some accountability I can get this done!

Thanks, Zippy

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Good Morning, I'm Michele Fro Killeen, Texas. I'm new to this group. I have read alot of things about this diet and me & my fiancee are getting started on it very soon. I need to drop my Blood pressure and i have a history of Heart issues in my Family

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Hi Pam, welcome and congrats on the terrific wt loss and Life style change.!

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Hi Team, My name is Pam. I live in southern California and began the Dash diet on January 15th.
I have lost 11 lbs. and that is with several slips and adjustments to fit my life. I am thrilled with this I had knee replacement on September 30, 2013 and hadn't been able to exercise much for several years before that. I am now getting back into diet and exercise. I have a moderately active job so that helps.
I checked my blood pressure (at CVS) last week and it hadn't gone down at all. I found Dash just by googling best diets. I love it because I'm not doing a whole lot of counting but I am making a whole lot of choices. This diet is working better for me than any other I have been on and I only hope it lasts me the rest of my life.
Just yesterday I had the aha moment about how important it is to watch sodium so I will now be watching that.


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Welcome Jolene! Are you aware there is a weight loss Dash diet? I have the book and it's really good.

The actual title is ......The DASH Diet Weight loss solution by Marla Heller, MS,RD.


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Hi My name is Jolene. I went to the Dr. last wk and found out I had very high blood pressure and I am overweight. He put me on bp medicine. I want to lower my blood pressure to normal without having to take medicines as well as loose weight. A week before seeing the dr. I started exercising on my gazelle for 30 min. I would like to get to at least 1hr. per day exercising as well.
I want to be on the Dash diet because I think it is the best one for me.

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Hi, my "real life" world knows me as Karen, and Auntie Karen. I have recently officially become a person with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and borderline "overweight". Well, really, I have eaten poorly, smoked, and avoided exercise most of my life, and now at age 69 I need to get with a healthier plan. I stopped drinking alcohol over 30 years ago, stopped smoking cigarettes over 15 years ago, and started trying to eat healthier about a year ago. I've lost about 20 pounds in 4 years and want to lose some more. And now, I want to lose the high blood pressure and the high cholesterol.

My doctor suggested DASH and it is not very different from what I've been wanting to do. I know that eating primarily lean proteins, and fruits and vegetables is best for me. I do not like to get hungry and so I know the protein is important. I am interested in sorting between those fruits and vegetables which are better.

I am so glad there is some support here for this effort.



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Hi I'm sherry from Arizona. My hubby just had 3 stents put in his heart( clogged up artery) so now we are on a quest for better health for both of us.we are cooking the DASH way...hubby has lost 15 lbs in the that two weeks and me......not so good just about where I started. We ordered and have received the cook book but still awaiting the weight loss and the program book. Glad to know this team is here. Our b/ p are fine but the weight is waaaaayyyyyy up there. We have stopped the sodium and sodium laden foods and sauces, no animal fats, upped the plant based foods and lean meats. I need to track my foods for more accurate accountability. I'll feel better as soon as the other two DASH books arrive and I know better what to do. I was just winging it when hubby's Dr said ...sounds like your wife had you on the a DASH diet, great! We had to look up what the dash diet was! It's healthy that's what counts.

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Good morning!! I just found you and that's exciting!!! I'm Elaine, live in Boynton Beach, Florida for the past 4 years since moving from Boston, MA where I lived all my life. I've been "playing" on Spark for about a year and have managed to lose about 35 pounds so far...but have at least 60 more to go. At the rate I'm going, who knows if I ever will but that's not the idea....I'm just happy to be losing and feeling good for a gal of 79. I can't believe that I'm not 16 any more. emoticon

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Deb, welcome to the team. I'm a newbie, myself, and I'm here for support and resources.

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Deb- look at the Dash Plan for Hypertension Team Forums under "Helpful Resources" and "Introduce Yourself". There is information about the Dash Plan. You will find-"Why The Dash Diet" and other great forums to help. Please look at those forums and let me know what you think.
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Hi,
Yes I'm a newbie. My name is Deb, I'm 54 from Wisconsin.
I have had 2 major surgeries within 9months. Hysterectomy August of 2011, and bladder surgery May of 2012, which I am still recovering from, she said it would take 2 yrs.
Anyway, I just want to get and be healthier and heard the dash is the way to go.
Dr. Oz agrees with it also, and who doesn't listen to OZ! lol
What is the concept of the dash?
I'm looking for a healthier me, and if dash can do it, I will be lifetime committed.
I see this is an active group, and that's another reason I'm here.
Here I am, looking for help.
Thanks Deb

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Sandy- sorry to hear about all of the issues and illness you have been facing. I hope your mother is doing better now. Glad you found our team!
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Hi, all, I'm Sandy and I've had my blood pressure go nearly sky high this year. I was controlling it until this year. My mother had a stroke in January and she had been in the hospital and then rehab three times this year. Before the last admission, a home health physical therapist suggested that she might have Parkinson's Disease. We finally got her diagnosed and on the correct medication. My sister and I also found an Assisted Living Facility nearby that she likes and we did, too. The stress of trying to take care of her had taken it's toll on me.
Four weeks ago, I fractured my knee and tore the ACL and meniscus. Because it happened when I grabbed some merchandise a thief was stealing, I lost my job. A lot of stress actually lifted, but being unemployed and unable to walk isn't helping. Went to the clinic(Workman's Comp) this morning for a recheck and I'm doing well, but my blood pressure is WAY TOO HIGH! I have to do something. I haven't been eating right and I haven't been getting any exercise. I have to take control, so here I am.

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Our little world was turned upside down a couple of months ago when my oldest son, now 51, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. From smoking and it has metastasized to the brain.

And, my blood pressure went "off the chart" - so now am taking meds and am looking at the Dash diet. So glad i found this group - so may have lots of questions. I have found a number of good articles on the web - One article said to "drink your milk, eat your fruit and veggies, and go outside and play" - just like Mom used to tell us. So that is my goal. Eat more fruit and veggies and go outside and play in the dirt.

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Thsnks for the Welcome Back.


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Use it the best you can by helping others less fortunate. Forgive and forget, life is too short.

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Marsh- I am glad you are back

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I am back, had to leave tof awhile, but need to get back on the Dash way of eating. Do we have a thread here just for support and chatting. I need a lot of support, meal ideals, etc. I have the book, got it out today, and going to go over it this evening.

Hope everyone has a great rest of day, and evening.

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It is great, and best of all FREE. :)

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Thank you for the welcome. I went to the Y this morning and had a good work out. I have to get back into my exercising. I belong to Silver Sneakers. Does anyone else:

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Just wanted to introduce myself. I live in Florida, widowed as of May, 2012. A different life for sure after being married almost 63 years. I will be 82 in August (not too far away), and have HBP. Hate taking pills. I am interested in this group and hoping to get some good information on how to reduce my blood pressure. I take 3 pills at night, and 3 pills in the morning. I know exercise is important, and I am going to the Silver Sneakers exercise class this morning. I used to go before DH got sick, and then I got away from it.

Have one wonderful, caring, loving Son and Daughter-in-Law, 2 Grandchildren, and 6 Great Grands.

Will check in later. Thanks for reading my newspaper. :)

Marsha
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Hello,

I have been an inconsistent Sparker for over 7 years. Today is my first day on the Dash Diet, so I decided to look for a team for support. I'm happy to have found you all!

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The Dash Diet Action Plan by Marla Heller is a good book to check out. It has 28-days worth of meals already planned out for you (i.e. Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, and Dinner) and provides you with adjustments based on how many calories you need. (i.e. 2000, 1600, 1200).

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Those balloons you just sent are going to motivate me this week.

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I was with my Bridge Group the other night and the conversation turned to diets.

One of the members of the Group just so happens to be retired from a local university. She was a professor of nutrition. She commented that you can't go wrong with the DASH diet.

Her comment was good enough for me and I'm anxious to learn more.

One of the leaders (gardensforlife) added me as her friend. No one has ever done that before. Thank you.

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Try the Spark Recipes (use the SEARCH box at the top of the page). Put Dash Diet Recipes in the search box. See if any of those recipes help you.
Please let me know how it works.
Hopefully others will give suggestions also.
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Hi, I just joined Spark today and am just about to start my Dash diet. I have been reading and finding all the information I can about how to follow the diet. It's pretty easy except in all the cookbooks I found so far, none of the recipes list the food groups in the nutrition. I am looking for some recipes where you don't have to figure it out. They all list the nutrition in carbs, proteins and fat instead of how many grain serving, veg servings, etc. Does anyone know of a good easy to make recipe book that lists them this way? I just want easy everyday menus, nothing fancy or elaborate to cook. I am looking for an easy way to do this that doesn't cost an arm and a leg to get the ingredients like some of the recipes I have seen. Or even a book that has daily menus to follow that are easy to prepare. I don't really like to cook as you can probably tell by now and I am in my 70's and prefer simple and quick meals to prepare. I am determined to follow this plan and so far am getting a little confused as to how to put menus and meals together. Any help from experienced Dashers will be much appreciated and I look forward to meeting all of you.

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Hi! I am new to the team but have been on Spark for over 2 years. My blood pressure is extremely high and I am trying to lower it. I am trying this diet to try and lower my bp and lose weight.

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Hi All,
My name is Donna and I am very happy to find this Team.
I've been at SP for almost 2 months and just found out my blood pressure is quite high. I was in shock about it for a few days, then I got some good feedback from Spark friends and realized I am already on the right track.

I had already looked at the DASH diet then saw all the positive stuff about it here. Luckily I have been eating close to it, just have to incorporate more grains and make sure I'm getting the potassium.

Glad to be here!

Today. Get it while its hot.


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I'm 56 years old from Utah. Just found out I'm borderline diabetic and was told to go on the dash diet. I'm still trying to figure out the dash diet.

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