Originally posted by CoherentlyConfused
My husband swears by beet juice. He drinks three 8oz glasses a day. His doctor put him on blood pressure meds about a year ago and within six months, he lost 40 pounds and was taken off his medication.
He didn't do anything else besides watch his portion sizes of his meals. The claims are that a glass of it can temporarily reduce blood pressure for 24 hours, so he drinks it daily.
This is anecdotal evidence at best and only because my husband was completely against taking any medication. He also was able to get off his cholesterol meds. He stopped drinking it for a while and his blood pressure started reading high again, so he got back into drinking it daily.
I'll let the wife in on that. Thanks!
She is very physically fit, thin, and has HBP due to a hereditary thickening of the blood. Exercise and a different diet does nothing for this particular syndrome thats more common with indians. They had her on those baby asprins but it stayed too high and the doc gave her diovan ( sp?) twice a day and warfarin. . Did the trick but she doesnt like meds and wont take it. With her current job and her temper I know Im going to get a call she's had a stroke one day. Im off work this week and next so Im off to find beet juice tomorrow. Thanks again!