Understanding that my hypertension is not an illness has been liberating for me. Yet my doctor is trying to “manage” my condition instead of helping me find its cause. That is why I have taken the high blood pressure pledge. I want to discover the real cause of my condition and find a natural remedy for it.
Why is My Doctor Just Managing My Hypertension?
There are a couple of reasons for this:
- The road to finding a natural remedy is paved with good intentions. Few people are really committed to making the significant change in their lifestyle that is required of them. For most people it is easier to “pop a pill” and unconsciously abdicate responsibility for treating their hypertension to their doctor.
- Having high blood pressure is a risk factor in heart disease, heart attack and strokes. It is a laudable aim to reduce the incidence of these life threatening conditions by reducing hypertension. Allopathic medicine is the prevailing norm in “Western” medical treatment, so it is no surprise that doctors turn to medication and drugs to treat the condition.
Take Back Responsibility for Your Hypertension
High blood pressure is a vital sign. It is an indicator that something is not right inside your body. The allopathic method has benefited a great many people, but will not “cure” your hypertension on its own.
It is your body for which you are solely responsible. If you are serious about lowering your high blood pressure to normal levels naturally, you must do something about it and take effective action. Start by taking…
The High Blood Pressure Pledge
The pledge is a powerful psychological tool. It is your public, written statement of your goals and holds you accountable to others for your successes and failures. This technique is used by Weight Watchers very successfully.
If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail
It might be trite, but in the case of reducing your hypertension it is true.
Your goals are:
- To improve your diet
- Become more physically active
- Lose weight
To achieve these goals, you need to plan:
- How much weight you want to lose and by when
- Your menus for the week ahead
- Your shopping list for the ingredients you will need for each meal to ensure that your body gets all the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that it needs
- To build at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise into your daily routine
- To get at least six to eight hours quality sleep each night
- To measure your blood pressure every day at the same time and under the same conditions
Keep a daily log for at least 30 days (Weight Watchers say it takes 38 days to change dietary habits) of:
- What you ate for each meal
- What you drank
- How much exercise you took
- Your blood pressure readings.
Weigh yourself at the start of your plan period and every seven days thereafter. Record the results on your daily log.
Share your log with your family and friends at weekly intervals. Engage their support and encouragement. It is important to forgive yourself if you occasionally eat the wrong food or have an extra glass of wine. Just reaffirm your commitment and get back on plan.
The road to failure is paved with good intentions. Make a genuine commitment to lower your high blood by taking the pledge. Make an action plan and stick to it. Hold yourself accountable to others for your successes and failures. By doing this you will reduce your hypertension naturally.
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