SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

February 12, 2018

HBP, Lower it Naturally?

Would I waste your time, if it couldn’t?

Following is a fun packed video with Dr John Bergman on a very serious subject – –  ALL ABOUT BLOOD PRESSURE.  This man speaks a truth I know and is part of how I’ve lived.   

25 years ago Doctors had me on HBP meds as mandatory if I had any intention of helping to raise my 2 granddaughters. . . or I would for sure “Stroke Out.”  Terrifying thought, so  I acquiesced.  I had only gone to him as I was in a new state (to me) and was hoping to finally find a good doc to give me thyroid meds which I had been trying to accomplish since my early twenties (then in my early sixties).   I resisted as was my wont since Mother had been on 18 daily meds in her last decade.  .  .  and I privately thought all that medicine did her in. I took no meds of any kind. . .  maybe Advil with a headache.   

My diet was pretty clean other than my passion for chocolate and anything dairy.   Never got Thyroid meds from any doc as my ‘numbers’ had always been within normal limits;  every  doctor I had spoken to never ‘heard’ or responded to my list of complaints (which it turns out were fairly classic).  So forty years of neglect turned my underactive gland into overactive somehow. . and then toxic and needed to come out. . . (mid 60’s).  Refused removal,  accepted almost two years of radiation therapy – – hated it, but wasn’t willing to give up my body parts. .(praying and rooting for my precious gland the whole time).  Somehow, it wouldn’t die. . was very resilient – and I was pleased.  With the internet, found I could just buy my own iodine and my gland and I have been truckin’ along Okay.  As any fool can see,  I’m a terrible, opinionated patient – – wouldn’t wish me on any doctor.  Well, if I would have come across someone like Dr Bergman here, or any of a number of doctors who have been highlighted here at ‘smokinchoices”. . life could have been better. 

As to the blood pressure meds, Medicine could never ‘control’ my blood pressure and prescribed still an additional one which I refused and shortly thereafter quit seeing doctors completely.  Had been a cardio patient for a decade, so that meant I had to get serious and grow a bigger knowledge base if I were to survive.  Arthritis, Serious AFib,  HBP, COPD and there’s the Alzheimer’s thing along with the thyroid gland.    Heart and brain were my largest concerns.  I have learned what is good for one is also excellent for the other.   Both huge energy demands (hungry organs).  I would check my BP daily, became a juicer – not much I wasn’t willing to do.  . .  .  books, internet, lotta effort to try and get it right. My efforts led to a protocol which seemed to work for me.  I relaxed into it as I saw I was doing okay.  Months would go by and I checked BP less and less.  No longer worried.  Now, almost never do.  Glad to hear Dr. Bergman discuss that the way he did.   I loved this video so much, his demeanor, attitude. . brilliant logic of what is. . just hoping the beauty and truth of it gets thru to those of you with concerns over this issue.  Hearing and watching this is WORTH your time.  Jan 

 

 

 

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