These past few weeks I have spent with a family member who was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, which is triggered primarily by pregnancy. The signs of pre-eclampsia are many with raised blood pressure as a primary sign.
I felt helpless as she showed no outward signs of rising blood pressure – in fact, high blood pressure has been dubbed ‘the silent killer’ because there are no outward signs. The possible effects of prolonged or extreme high blood pressure are kidney failure, stroke, heart failure, or heart attack.
Recalling the many research projects reported in The China Study, I searched for nutritional assistance. Below are some links to a variety of different options – with a common ingredient of celery.
So I blended a few of these drinks and she good-heartedly drank some of it – without acquiring a taste for any of it. Because she tried the drinks, I knew she could tell the situation was serious.
I am happy to report that she and her baby are home, healthy, and healing. And I am still supporting nutritional options for medicine. Although as her blood pressure spiked, I was deeply grateful for the chemical compounds that immediately brought her blood pressure back to a normal range.
This link allowed me to bring LOTS of chocolate in:
Ah yes, I had lots of cherries for her:
She drank the most of this one:
This drink was too bitter, but she did taste it:
I didn’t try this one, but it was next on the list if she would have finished the other two drinks:
What have you tried for high blood pressure? What are your results?
Breakfast in a Jar! (serves 2)
We now know you can make salads in Mason Jars, but did you know you can also make the BEST breakfasts to “GO” in a Jar too?
You can do it RAW or do it cooked. This recipe we are giving you tastes delicious raw, but if you don’t like muesli, you can just use cooked organic oats.
This is a perfect recipe to make the night before, so your breakfast is WAITING for you….in the refrigerator, alive, raw, living and delicious. It will ‘give’ you ENERGY ~ rather than make you sleepy, as ALL cooked foods will do.
Magnificent Mango Breakfast!
1 large Mango, skined and cubed. ***
1 cup rolled oats (organic)
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup chopped Fuli Apple or (any tart apples)
1/4 cup raisins
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 3/4 cups homemade almond milk or COCONUT milk.
Place all ingredients *** except the mango and place in a bowl and soak overnight. Cover all ingredients with a paper towel and place the bowl on the counter. You can also put into the refrigerator but it needs 12 hours to assimilate together.
Now you’re ready….to place into Mason Jars, and tighten the lid and take with you to work or eat right at home. This breakfast will last for 4 hours without refrigeration, unless you live in a hot area. You can also make a few batches of it ahead of time and keep it refrigerated for 24 hours, but no more than that.