Monday, June 27, 2011

Could it be the Green Smoothies??

Dennis went to see his Dr today for a routine blood pressure check. He has struggled with high blood pressure for years, and has been on medication for the past 8 years. 

So before he actually sees the Dr, the nurse weighs him in and takes his blood pressure and temp....all routine. 

The medical assistant then asks, "What are you here for today?" 

Den responds, "Blood pressure check."


The assistant looks at his BP reading, and then at Dennis, and asks him, "Is it too low, or too high?"

"Too high," he says.

What the assistant said next put a smile on my husband's face, "Wow! Your blood pressure is really great today....104 over 71. She reminded him that normal BP is 120 over 80. 


Good news. Especially considering he took it upon himself to cut his dose of blood pressure medicine in half nearly a week ago! Once the Dr came in, Den explained that to her, and she said to continue at this lower dose because he is doing so well. She also said if he continues doing so well he should consider stopping the blood pressure meds all together. Yah!!! 

The only thing that has really changed in his life are the Green Smoothies. He has been making one daily since our trip to Bakersfield 5 weeks ago. He even made them for me those 2 weeks I couldn't cook.

The Green Smoothie Girl warned us that this could happen. Apparently she is right. Time will tell.


Dennis' father died of diabetes/heart disease/high blood pressure problems at age 62...the same age Den is now.


15 comments:

Dad and Susan said...

Great News Dennis! Good job! Let's hear it for green smoothies! Love, Dad and Susan

Sue said...

That's it. I'm going to try these Green Smoothies!

=)

cristie said...

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. -- Hippocrates, father of medicine, 431 B.C.

i'm a believer. xox

Megan said...

Hi Grandma Honey. Thanks for your comment on my article over at Power of Moms. ;-)
We drink green smoothies too. In fact, we have the 12 Steps to Whole Foods and loved it (GSG is a little too vegan for us, and I've found that I like "healthifying" my own recipes better, but there is a lot of good information and some great recipes in there.). Congrats to your hubby...that is wonderful news!
How many children do you have? It looks like you have a darling family!

Karen Mortensen said...

Good for Dennis. Keep up the good work and go green!

Richard said...

Dad knows a guy who started drinking daily green smoothies when he was 43. He would have been 56 next week...

Rebecca said...

Great! I do believe in the Green Smoothies! We have been having one every single day for the past 3 weeks. I love the results here!!! I kind of want to go to another of her lectures now that I know more about it.

Scrapally said...

very interesting and a good news update! I am pretty sure I could not drink those every day...but kudos to those of you that can and the great results you are getting!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

What's in those green smoothies?

Grandma Honey said...

Kathy--- Dennis makes his differently than the way I do mine. I will try to take a video of him...so you can see just how he does his.

Scrapally_- That's what I use to think too! But once we got use to green smoothies we crave them.

Kris said...

Best news ever!!!!!!!!! Such a happy post to read!

Annette said...

did you get one of those high powered mixers? I'm not sure my mixer could mix all that stuff. Interesting... How do you do smaller quantities? And how much do you drink at one time?

grandmapeg said...

That's great news for Dennis! I'm sure he will live a lot longer than his dad because you take such good care of him!

Lisa said...

I am LOVING these green smoothies even though I've never had one! : ) LOVE the wonderful update! GOOD JOB you BBYBOOMERS!

Ry said...

I've heard Den also cut out a lot of sugar and refined carbs from his diet. There is a lot of evidence out now that links "diseases of civilization" like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, etc. to high levels of sugar and refined carbs.