Celery Juice Medical Medium

       A year ago last November I had a pulmonary embolism caused by an autoimmune disorder called APS (antiphosolipid syndrome)  It's an syndrome that causes my body to make blood clots, and as we all know blood clots can be deadly.  The good Lord saw fit for me to stay on this earth as it was the second episode that I had.  The first one was a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) or clot in my leg that broke off and traveled to my lungs.  I guess I'm the cat with nine lives!

     This last year has been rough.  I had to go on Xarelto which is a blood thinner for the rest of my life.  I know in one of my last articles, I said I hate taking medications, but no amount of being on a plant based diet will help this problem.  I was devastated to say the least.  For about 4 months I was depressed.  Then I just snapped out of it.  I realized it could have been much worse.  I could have died!  The blood clots could have gone to my heart and given me a heart attack, or gone to my brain and caused a stroke and cause me to be incapacitated the rest of my life. 

     Life continued on with no more issues.  Until....one morning on my way to work I had a hard time breathing.  I didn't think anything of it because after all I was on a blood thinner.  The day went on for 12 hours and by the end, I still didn't feel good.  The next day I went to the doctor and they ran some tests, and did an x-ray.  All the tests were negative and the x-ray was clear.  My blood pressure was up though.  It was 190/82.  The nurse and the doctor chalked it up to white coat syndrome of being at the doctors.  They wanted me back in the office in a couple of weeks but the blood pressure was still up.  I had headaches as well.  I would wake up every morning with a headache, and sometimes in the middle of the night.  Now, my doctor told me that if it continued he would put me on a blood pressure med.  Um no, I would find something that would help it go down.

     That's when I discovered the Medical Medium (Anthony Williams)  Anthony Williams is not an MD.  His story is strange, and hard to believe.  I won't write any spoilers, so you will just have to read his book.  He has written 4 books, and the first one explains his story.  If you are on instagram, you can find a bunch of his stuff.  I think that's where I saw this.  Drink 16 oz. of celery juice every morning on an empty stomach, and it will help a grundle of issues including blood pressure.  Because he isn't a doctor, I had to do some more research into this matter.  On google it states that that celery has a phytochemical in it called phthalides.  It works like a vasodilator and opens your vessels much like a high blood pressure medicine, but a lot safer to consumer!  Medications always have long lists of side effects, some which are not nice.
 https://health.clevelandclinic.org/celery-may-help-bring-your-high-blood-pressure-down/

     I decided, what have I got to loose.  I bought a juicer, and went and got me some celery.  Let me tell you that first morning was interesting.  The taste was horrible!  I like celery, but that is a lot of celery in one place.  After doing it for a week or so, I started to get used to the taste.  I also had stomach issues.  Lots of gurgling, and loose stools.  I know TMI.  Since then I have gotten used to it.  I have drunk it for over 2 months. 

     Last week, I went to the doctor for a check up.  My blood pressure 6 months ago was 190/80s.  Last week I came in at 120/70!  It is perfect!  I attribute it to the celery juice.  It is just a testimony to me that food is medicine.  It can either make you sick, or it can make you well.

     Give it a try!  What have you got to loose?  What have you got to gain?  Good health is a Godsend.  My goal in life is to live a long healthy life.  To play with my grandchildren, and not to be a burden to my children.  I have no desire to go into a nursing home.  I have worked in those placces all my life and they are just a place where people go to die. 



     

      

2 comments:

cheezhead Z said...

In your "about" you said you'd already been on HBP meds but in this article you sound as if your blood pressure was high for the first time and your dr was just then wanting to put you on blood pressure meds. Also, you don't say what your blood pressure was when you returned to dr (after the 190/80) just that is was still "up". Assuming it wasn't as high or you would have said that. I'm guessing you made some other changes to your diet as well. It just doesn't seem like the whole picture is being shown here. I am very skeptical of celery juice by itself being miraculous. As you've learned in all of your WFPB research we shouldn't focus on one food, but rather a varied WFPB diet. Stick to that.... that's the answer.

naomi3 said...

I was on HBP meds when I started this plan over 3 years ago. Then after eating a plant based diet I was able to get off of the medications. Then I had a pulmonary embolism, which increased my blood pressure to 190/80. I had a really had time getting it back to normal range, and decided to give celery juice a try. After 2 months on celery juice, my blood pressure was within normal range of 120/70. I'm also doing it to keep my kidney stones at bay. We all do things that will work for us. What works for one, may not work for another.

If you are skeptical, that's fine. All I can say is try it for yourself. It may work for you, it may not.