Who am I and what do I know about high blood pressure?
Well, I had high blood pressure but do not have high blood pressure anymore.
So, here I am going to show you why I no longer have high blood pressure and how you can get off your own blood pressure medications with diet and lifestyle changes.
Do you like taking bp meds? I could not stand taking any type of medications, so when my doctor told me that my blood pressure was 180/130 I almost flipped out.
Dizzy, Dumb And Lazy 50 Year Old Video Game Junkie
But it was no wonder, I was lazy, laying around playing video game and eating whatever the hell I wanted.
The doc started me on a low dose of medication to control my high blood pressure but every time I went back to her for a visit, it had hardly dropped at all.
That is because it was so high and very resistant. She then gave me a water pill to go with the bp meds. That helped a little more, but it was still high.
Next she doubled my dose and eventually my blood pressure got under control.
BUT the medication made me dizzy.
So, I just decide that I was not going to live this way.
I did a little self talk and it was then that I realized that I was an idiot. Why? because I used to devour health and fitness books when I was younger and I knew so much about diet and exercise that I could be a guru, but I was not practicing what I knew.
I already knew how to reduce high blood pressure naturally.
90 Year Old Woman Gets Off Blood Pressure Medications!
I used to work on the phones at one of my jobs and I remember a conversation that I had with a 90 year old lady.
She and a friend of hers both started drinking freshly juiced juice every single day for about six weeks and she told me that when both of them (yes both of them drank this juice for 6 weeks or so she said) went back to her doctor he took them off their blood pressure meds!
Now, this is a 90 year old woman folks! A 90 year old woman who found a way to reduce high blood pressure naturally. That’s amazing!
So, with this thought in my mind I went out and bought a juicer and started juicing carrot, beet and celery juice every day.
Of course, I went a little over board because I wanted off my medications so bad, but that was okay because it was good for me. I probably drank two glasses a day.
Then I decided it was high time I started a walking program.
I started gradudally and worked up to about half an hour a day, with a little jog in between here and there.
For example walk for 30 seconds then jog 30 seconds. Nothing overly strenuous. You don’t have to be Mr. or Ms. Olympia to reduce high blood pressure naturally.
Stop Being Little Miss Piggy All The Weigh Home
And on top of this I stopped eating like a pig! I also dropped 20 pounds eating a sensible health heart diet.
This is a must if you want to get off your meds too.
Don’t underestimate the fact that being overweight is part of the reason you have high blood pressure.
If you happen to be over weight then try this 1200 calorie diet plan or make up one for yourself out of a list of low fat low calorie foods.
I also bought a home blood pressure monitor to see what was going on with my blood pressure. Just to see if any of this effort was paying off.
And guess what?
The first time I took my blood pressure (after about six weeks doing what I was doing) it was something like 105/70 !!!!! And I’m no spring chicken either! That was a good reading.
If you know anything about blood pressure readings, this is pretty low. Actually it falls into the normal low range but if it went much lower it would be low blood pressure!
Wow! it went from 180/130 to this?
Just imagine me sitting their with my eyes popping out of my friggin head saying ” no way!” “really?” “no way!” At first I thought maybe something was wrong with my home blood pressure monitor.
Then I started to laugh out loud because all this time I had the knowledge in the palm of my hand and I was not using my knowledge.
I knew what I had to do, what I should have been doing all along, and that was be looking after my own health instead of sitting on my fat ass playing video games like a twelve year old.
I really hope you are still reading this if you yourself have high blood pressure because it might wake you up.
You can and should try to eat a heart healthy diet because they are usually low in fat and salt which will be good for your heart, but will they get you off blood pressure meds?
Here’s How To Reduce High Blood Pressure Naturally
If you are serious and want to reduce high blood pressure naturally, do the following every day.
1. Cut up 1-2 carrots, 1 beet, 1-2 celery stalks.. put through a juicer and drink every single day for as long as it takes.
2. If you are out of shape then work your way up to walking at least 30 minutes a day.
3. I also drank a glass of fresh fruit juice each day along with the vegetable juice….so two juices each day ( this can be any fruits you like, I drank oranges, strawberries, pineapple, apple, cantaloupe mainly.)
4. Follow a heart healthy diet plan. and lose weight if your are too heavy.
Does this seem to good to be true?
Absolutely, 100% not!
There it is monsier and madam visitor to this site. If you follow the advice I gave you and you stick to it for a while you should be able to reduce blood pressure naturally and in many cases, for many people, go off your blood pressure medication for good.
Resources to help you on your mission to reduce high blood pressure naturally.
List of heart healthy foods, these are all foods that are good for the heart.
Take a look at just how sick I was becoming before I changed my lifestyle. Read my whole story here.
This page is about my personal experience with high blood pressure. It shows what worked for me. It is for educational purposes only.
It is not intended to replace a doctors advice and you should always speak to your doctor before trying to reduce blood pressure naturally.