There is a longer post coming tomorrow but I wanted to share with you a newfound cooking method - pressure cooking. I cooked a 6 lb. chicken in my new pressure cooker with seasonings, onions, and celery. In 45 minutes it was fall off of the bone tender. The pressure cooker left it moist and wonderful. I have the broth in the refrigerator now so that I can get the fat off the top and use that wonderful broth in another dish.
By the "weigh" I weighed 186 yesterday morning. I weighed 188.5 before my quilt retreat about a month ago. I am still battling my blood pressure. It was too high at my DOT physical for ATM Solutions where I work. The first reading was 148/104 - bummer. When I failed the first test my top number was 186 I believe - big bummer. The bottom number has been normal here at home and that bottom number reads normal now. I have taken my blood pressure machine in to my doctor so they could compare it to their readings and they said it was OK. This is war. I have had three different families of blood pressure medicine with terrible side effects so I stopped taking them. The beta blockers gave me a horrible cough, the calcium channel blockers made my feet and ankles swell, and the last ones caused my heart to beat so hard and fast it hurt. I also blacked out. ENOUGH. I looked on the internet and beet root juice was recommended so I am doing that. I make a "tonic" from honey/apple cider vinegar/garlic and have some of that twice a day. I take L-arginine and take an herbal blood pressure formula. I have lost over 40 lb. and exercise. I am drinking plenty of water.
Do any of you know of any natural ways to fight blood pressure?