In July 2017, I was desperate to lose weight. I had gotten to 166 pounds after my husband died (in 2012), but nothing seemed to work for me. I have no idea what gave me the idea, but I decided to give up meat and animal products. Going to youtube, I was amazed to find thousands of videos.
At this point I went to my doctors and told them I was going to stop taking my blood pressure med. They agreed that IF I LOST WEIGHT, I could probably do so.
Remembering Dr. Joel Fuhrman and his G-BOMBS, I started with watching some of his teaching videos. I began whole-food, plant-based eating instantly, giving up everything that wasn't a whole plant food. Weight loss in the first two weeks: 15 pounds. By the end of the month, 20 lbs. Only then did the weight loss slow down.
Slowly, my blood pressure started coming down. Now, Jan 2018, my readings are 124-73 or so. I know that the fatty deposits in my arteries are dissolving, reducing the pressure. As I continue to eat this way, it will probably reduce even lower.
I'm getting so many questions that I decided to create a doc to share online. See the page TOOLS AND TIPS.
NUTRITION BITS will share my personal practices, what I eat, etc., as well as significant research that I feel is critical to your health.
I will be sharing great recipes on the BLOG PAGE w/Q&A!
UPDATE March 2018: My weight is now 135 and BMI 22.5. What's not to love? My blood pressure with NO MEDICINE is now 127/68.