6 years ago
schwes13
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My doctor has just pronounced me "cured" from my hypertension, after a ten day fast on purified water, during which time, my blood pressure dropped from the 160 100 range to the 115 70 range, which has held after the fast. A friend recently recommended the book, Fasting and Eating for Health: A Medical Doctor`s Program for Conquering Disease, by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. I ordered it, read it, and was inspired. Until then, I`d thought my high blood pressure was something I`d just have to live with, eventually going on medication, until I eventually died of cardiovascular disease. I`d tried celery, potassium, and CoQ10, but with no real progress. I`m 65, and had otherwise pretty much ignored my high blood pressure, which I`d known about for at least ten years. But I had a physical scheduled for July 7th, and my doctor was going to prescribe medication. So I told him I`d just read this book, and would like to try a fast first. He said, "Great, I believe in fasting. Just keep a record of your blood pressure during and after the fast and bring it in to me later." I have a Marshall 80 digital blood pressure device, so that`s what I did. And it was a pretty darn easy cure. The atheroschlerotic plaque in my blood vessels was used for fuel during the fast, and I feel rejuvenated. I also lost about 12 pounds. Since the fast, I`ve been living on fruit, vegetables, grains, and nuts, soymilk, and occasional fish, and I feel great, a big worry lifted. Dr. Fuhrman says that type 2 diabetes, and various other diseases can also be cured by fasting and proper diet. It`s nature`s natural way of healing disease, gives the body a chance to get rid of toxins and waste built up over a lifetime of poor diet and overeating. I recommend this book to anyone who has high blood pressure or any other medical problems. The fasting was easy after the first couple of days. But he recommends that fasts of more than 3 days be monitored by a physician. I doubt if the pharmaceutical industry will appreciate this book. But I wish I`d known about it long ago, and that`s why I`m posting my experience here. I feel very lucky I discovered this cure before I had a stroke or heart attack.
Here`s my personal record of the fast: Date time bl.prs.pulse weight
7-8-03 7:50a 163 97 57 165 before 7:56a 148 90 54 fasting 9:41a 154 94 57 1:13p 172 103 54 1:15p 154 99 57 3:50p 161 102 57
7-9-03 9:01a 154 97 57 first 9:02a 145 95 57 day of 2:40p 151 91 57 fast 3:00p 158 102 58 6:00p 145 90 59 10pm 149 92 60
7-10-03 10:10a 164 98 62 164 day 2 10:12a 141 95 64 10:13a 139 92 61 12:35p 141 84 56 4:50p 147 90 65 6:45p 151 90 65
7-11-03 9:25a 134 78 78 162 day 3 9:30a 130 85 77 9:35a 142 79 72 11:45a 148 88 74 4pm 145 74 53 8:30p 147 86 51
7-12-03 9:55a 133 79 60 160 day 4 10am 131 81 57 2:55p 132 83 67 5:05p 127 78 67 6pm 129 73 59 10:20p 141 88 61
7-13-03 9:40a 132 84 54 159 day 5 1pm 128 82 64 2:20p 134 76 58 6pm 141 75 60 7:50p 115 59 58 8pm 109 62 59
7-14-03 11:05a 127 82 63 157 day 6 12:30p 130 85 67 2:45p 120 70 62 6:20p 134 84 64 6:30p 121 79 67 8:40p 128 74 58
7-15-03 10:15a 125 79 66 155 day 7 12:50 136 87 63 4pm 134 80 72 6pm 121 82 70 7:30p 133 87 63
7-16-03 9am 131 84 76 154 day 8 11:26a 118 67 61 11:27a 125 70 62 5:30p 130 78 61 8:30p 127 76 49
7-17-03 9:30a 127 85 62 153 day 9 1:30p 121 76 52 5:05p 122 71 50 8pm 124 77 53
7-18-03 10:50a 130 84 68 152 day 10 10:51a 117 82 73 Broke fast at 1:30pm with watermelon and orange juice 2pm 117 75 56 6:30p 126 82 59
7-19-03 10am 124 79 64 152 day 11 12noon 127 85 77 2pm 122 72 66 first bowel movement at 3pm. 6:30p 121 72 65
7-20-03 11am 121 73 73 152 day 12 4:25p 109 62 65 6:30p 122 77 65
7-21-03 11:15a 114 70 88* after some activity day 13 2:30p 115 70 60 5pm 107 69 60
7-22-03 9:45a 129 78 59 154 day 14 9:50a 122 75 57 12noon 112 67 59 2:30p 113 71 59
7-23-03 8:55a 120 88 66 day 15 11:30a 122 73 57 1:15a 106 69 56 6:25p 113 69 58
7-24-03 9:15a 118 84 68 155 day 16 10:45a 120 69 56 12:45 129 77 58 went to followup apptmt at 1:45 pm. declared "cured".
Since then, I`ve taken an occasional reading and it`s usually around 115 70.
If you are inspired by this book, and try fasting, I`d love to hear about your experience, and I hope it is as good as mine was. Best, Ralph Hyde Here`s a link to amazon.com reviews: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/change-style/tg/ detail/-/031218719X/

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6 years ago
Racetix
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cheaper than snake oil and about as useless for long term B/P control

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6 years ago
schwes13
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Why do you say "useless for long term B/P control?" Once the blood vessels are cleaned out, they should stay that way, unless your bad diet fills them up with plaque again. It all depends on you, and what you eat from then on. And if you clog them up again, you can fast again to clean them out. Dr. Fuhrman calls it a permanent cure, and I`m convinced that if I eat right, the pressure will stay down.

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