Hypertension Early Results

We left off yesterday with a brief introduction to my battle with hypertension and the promise of showing some results from after exercising.  I also have some very interesting results for day 2.

Blood Pressure after Exercise

Blood Pressure after Exercise

I was very happy that we were doing breaking in class last night as that is one of the things that is very hard on our bodies and we always have a very good warm-up before getting to the actual breaking.
After class, we traveled a short distance and the results were a bit amusing 153/86.  I find this amusing because this is not far from the measurement I took in the morning but my heart rate is still a tad elevated, which the morning test showed as being quite normal.

A Morning Surprise

Morning Blood Pressure Results no Hypertension

This morning after a good breakfast we went to Rite-Aid to take my blood pressure and I was delighted at the results.
125/82, which notice the machine still says is high, is a fantastic change from my norm.  This is pretty much right where I should be and I am looking forward to seeing if continued use of the mung bean tea will stabilize this and what will happen after a few weeks when I start taking this less and less.  I am guessing that once I have my blood pressure at a stable norm I will only require the tea once or twice a month if at all as the goal is to get my body to a point where it is safe and can start managing this on it’s own.

I Scoff at the High BP Indication

Let me preface this by stating that I am not a medical doctor and that I am not able to diagnose or prescribe anything.  What I am is someone, possibly much like you, that is tired of our medical industry cow towing to the pharmaceutical companies and I have no issues experimenting on myself.

If you perform a search for new blood pressure guidelines you will see a few links to the guidelines published in early 2018.  You will also see many more articles about how these guidelines are much more about selling medication than they are about healing our bodies.
There is also a lot of great information available about how Big Pharma makes most of their profits off of lifestyle “disease”.  A Lifestyle “disease” is one that is brought on typically by an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, and other environmental issues.  All of these are easily cured by making simple changes to our daily routines or even moving away from a toxic area.

Back to my scoffing.  In the last image, my BP is pretty much right where it should be but the reading still states that it is high.  This is because of the text and color indicators for these machines have been updated per the new guidelines and are, in my opinion, absolute rubbish.

Hypertension and Mung Beans

Mung Bean Tea

At some point in our lives, a doctor is most likely going to diagnose us with hypertension, pre-hypertension, or any other number of diagnoses that will result in the prescription of any number of drugs that make the pharmaceutical companies rich.
I know this because our latest doctor did just that earlier this year and so did our previous doctor.  This time I decided that I needed to know what the effects of their “medicine” felt like so I did take the prescribed drug for about a week.  The results were even worse than I had anticipated.

The effects of so-called “medicine”


The first thing I noticed was that my energy level was greatly diminished and I felt like I just wanted to stay asleep or lounge about all day.  This was not good, as I need to be alert and active on a daily basis, not an invalid.
Next was the coldness.  Both my fingers and toes became constantly cold to the point that they hurt from it.  The only other time I had experienced cold like this was when I went snow camping and my socks and gloves got wet.
Enough was enough so I stopped taking this awful “medication” before it had any lasting effects and would make me dependant on it for the rest of my life.

Acceptance and solutions

I know that I have slightly higher blood pressure than I should and I even know the varying causes of it.  I have spent the last 6 months testing various remedies to varying success.  Though I do have my blood pressure down it isn’t as far down as I would like to see it, and I’m pretty sure my doctor would like to see it lowered even further.
To reach this final goal I am trying out a remedy from one of my favorite authors, Michael Tierra, which uses Mung beans.  The process of making this tea is very simple and this morning I had my first cup.  The tea itself is very pleasant and refreshing, tonight I will know what the beans themselves are like to eat.
Throughout my use of this remedy, I will be taking my blood pressure once or twice a day to measure the effects and share this with you.  Currently, my systolic blood pressure has been about 150 and I would like to see this come down to around 130.