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 Day 1

Yesterday I drank the mung bean tea, for hypertension, in the morning, afternoon, and evening then ate the mung beans before starting another batch of the tea.  The tea itself has a unique flavor that is not off-putting but will take some getting used to for those that don’t eat a lot of beans or are used to having a lot of seasoning with them.

Wait, what else are you doing?

Some may be asking why I am not mentioning any crazy dietary or physical activity changes as part of this experiment.  The reason is simple, we live a relatively healthy and active lifestyle which I don’t feel needs modification.  If you are at the high end of the blood pressure scale and have not reviewed your diet and physical activity then that should be your first course of action, right now; go ahead, we’ll wait.
So there is no question my daily supplements consist of: tincture of dong quai and red reishi mushroom, taken sublingual, and 100mg of Coenzyme Q10, and a glass of our Green Power Blend.  I do not take a multi-vitamin any longer as they really don’t accomplish anything and with a good diet, you will get the proper vitamins and minerals you need.
These supplements do play a role in a healthy heart and do help to reduce hypertension but I do not feel they will skew any results as I have been taking them for quite some time and stopping usage of them would most likely cause a larger skew.

Today’s results

Blood Pressure Results Day 1

This morning, after having a good breakfast and the first dose of mung bean tea I took my blood pressure at our local Rite-Aid.  The results are not spectacularly different from my current baseline but they are a little lower on both the systolic and diastolic, my heart rate has always been in the normal range.
There isn’t much to take away from this right now but this evening after our Taekwon-Do class I will take another reading to record one after exerting myself through structured physical activity.