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    War/Terrorism F*cking Sodium, How Does That Work?

    So, as I've mentioned recently several times, I realized, by chance, that my erectile dysfunction was caused by an extreme excess of sodium.

    I never understood the effect sodium has on blood pressure. Heart disease wasn't on my radar. I still don't, but I know enough to know it was fucking my junk up. The reason I couldn't get a boner wasn't mental (although the lack of confidence from it just not working physically eventually fucked with my head too), it wasn't permanent damage caused by drug abuse, it wasn't broken blood vessels or damaged arteries...it was just that my blood was as thick as syrup and my heart could barely pump it into my extremities, nevermind something as unnecessary to continued survival as an erection. My arms and legs would fall asleep at times, several times I had weird chest pains and once, I think I may have had a mild heart attack.

    So...fuck that shit. I've severely restricted my sodium intake. I try to keep it under 1500mg a day, which is hard to do on my budget. I can't eat pretty much anything that comes in a can/bag/box. There are a few exceptions, but that's the rule. Nothing preserved, nothing pre-made. Desserts are hard to come by unless I prepare them myself, and I've made a point of cutting back my sugar and fat intake as well, trying to get down in weight...which was actually how the whole thing started. I think I may also have been bordering on diabetic, although I never bothered checking cause I thought I was gonna die soon anyway and had a sort of fuck everything attitude.

    My worst regret is bacon...no more bacon. It actually makes me want to cry. I love bacon like a family member...only more so.

    So...I've changed the way I think about food, and begun to notice how much the people around me still over-consume sodium. I suppose the...4-5 years I spent eating a horrible, horrible diet of McD's, etc. Supersize Me was bullshit...but I did fuck myself up eventually.

    Thankfully (although very, very frustrating when I think of all the sex I missed and money I spent on viagra and cialis), I wasn't more than 2 weeks away from recovery at any point. I can get and sustain a boner now, and my...everything feels better, no limbs falling asleep, no chest pain, no bad symptoms. Bowel movements are better, hemorrhoids clearing up (greasy low-fibre shits...bad for your asshole, apparently), complexion is better, happier, cardio-vascular performance increased without exercising much...I just feel better than I have in years and I owe it to changing my diet in ways I didn't understand it needed changing.

    So...I was pretty retarded and feel lucky I seem to be returning to decent health. I hope my story of stupidity is inspiring in some small way...cause there's WAY too much sodium in ALL premade food. It's bullshit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICY
    My arms and legs would fall asleep at times, several times I had weird chest pains and once, I think I may have had a mild heart attack.
    You're an extremely lucky man. You could easily have killed yourself or suffered permanent damage taking roids and doing intense lifting and anaerobic training whilst in that condition.

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    Nobody likes a quitter

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    My carotid arteries are distended. I was showing it to my nurse buddy and he was like "AAAH! WHAT ARE YOU DOING, DON'T FUCKING FLEX YOUR NECK LIKE THAT! YOU COULD HAVE A STROKE!".

    LOL

    I'm not really worried anymore...but yeah...no more McDonald's for me.

    Oh, also, during my last cycle, I smoked 1-2 packs a day and did blow on the regular.
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    How much water do you drink a day?
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    Then? Um...water? What's that?

    Now? 3-6 litres~ depending what I'm doing/eating.
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    vasopressin/atrial natriuretic hormone


    there you go, might help you out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICY
    My carotid arteries are distended. I was showing it to my nurse buddy and he was like "AAAH! WHAT ARE YOU DOING, DON'T FUCKING FLEX YOUR NECK LIKE THAT! YOU COULD HAVE A STROKE!".

    LOL

    I'm not really worried anymore...but yeah...no more McDonald's for me.

    Oh, also, during my last cycle, I smoked 1-2 packs a day and did blow on the regular.
    Yuah, I'm sure the blow helped a lot. What shape are your kidneys in?

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    Aldosterone.

    Suppress it with shit.

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    how many pounds of salt were you eating.

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