In a previous blog entry several years ago, I reported several years ago that I had come back from Mexico to find that my blood pressure was elevated to 155/95, or thereabouts. (120/80 is normal) In consultation with my GP, I wanted to treat it naturally without resorting to conventional medication. By increasing my cardiovascular workout and taking supplements that included additional Vitamin C, Hawthorn berries in a tea, Magnesium, Coenzyme Q10, I effectively brought it under control - more or less, but enough to satisfy my doctor.
Since returning from my 800 kilometer pilgrimage walk through Spain this past month, I have dropped 15 pounds, and this was despite a daily inclusion in my diet of delicious bread and at least a half bottle of good cheap red wine. However, I notice that my blood pressure is now even lower at 115/65, so I am really happy about that.
I will try to keep off the weight. It’s remarkable what that can do to both one's physical body, as well as one's self-esteem. I continue to do meditation, which is also useful in controlling blood pressure as well as helping to change the acidity of the blood.
Other than that, life is good, I am enjoying the summer and I hope you are too. I am back at work having enjoyed my six weeks away in Europe.