The following program presents principles designed to promote good health and is not intended to take the place of personalized professional care. The opinions and ideas expressed are those of the speaker. Viewers are encouraged to draw their own conclusions about the information presented. Hello, I’m Emerson. I’m Medical Director at Eden Valley Lifestyle Center. And I wanted to.
Talk to you today about hypertension. this is actually part of the insulin resistance syndrome. It’s part of a package that we’ve been exploring in the series. Like to talk to you about a patient we had Guam. He was the president of the University of Guam and I was called to the emergency room to see him. He was a VIP and so I was little bit apprehensive about going up. But on the way up I reviewed.
His case as i was driving up to the . we’ve seen him a couple of weeks earlier in the urgent care in a and at that his blood pressure was over . I said to him you know, really with this blood pressure this high we usually like to admit you to and try to get it down with medications. And he said oh no, no don’t do that.
Anything, can’t you do anything to keep it down here in the . Oh, we gave him a couple of medications. His blood pressure did come down. He did respond. We gave him prescriptions and some medications and told him to follow up with us, because we would need to adjust his medications. Well, he then asked, do I have to take this the rest of my life? I said well that depends. Now if you don’t.
Make any changes probably so that would be advised. On the other hand, if you make some changes you maybe able to get off your medications. Well, one of his situations at that time he was overweight, had a stressful job, he had a high flesh food intake, he smoked, he drank caffeine, he drank alcohol and he got no exercise. And I said if you would want.
To get off your medicines, if you make some changes, you’ve a very good chance of getting off the medications. First thing to do would be to stop the flesh foods and get rid of the animal products. Go to a plant based product. This will lower you insulin resistance and start dropping your blood pressure. I told him to start walking. Walking program.
Will be very helpful. avoid the caffeine. stop the alcohol. And if you do these things, you’ll find that your mind will start clear and you might have a better experience at work which would decrease your stress level at work. Well when I got up to the , I got to hear the rest of the story. He had again done something.
Little bit unusual. he had actually done everything i asked him to do. he is very typea personality, very motivated. So he actually took a week off the work to make all of these changes. He’d gone on complete vegan diet. He had stopped smoking. He stopped the alcohol. He stopped the caffeine. He started walking. And something he noticed was that when he returned to work about a week later, his mind was clear.
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